UVU Students Primed to Take Communication Excursion



Orem, UT – October 22, 2014 – Students from Utah Valley University will be touring the communication departments of three innovative companies along the Wasatch Front on Friday, November 7th from 8:15 to 3 in the afternoon. Registration can be found at With only 30 seats available, early registration is a must.  


Vivint Inc. is one of the largest home automation companies in North America, offering home services ranging from security solutions to energy efficient solar panels. With its corporate headquarters located in Provo, UT, Vivint operates offices throughout the United States and Canada, servicing more than 800,000 customers.


In June 2012, Vivint reached the milestone of US$30 million in recurring monthly revenue, becoming one of only three companies in the industry to reach this financial marker. Then in September 2012, the Blackstone Group acquired Vivint for an excess of $2 billion, giving Vivint the resources to continue expanding and developing new services.


GroSocial, established by Zach Mangum, Chris Wright and Kevin Kirkland in 2009, is a social media marketing software company based in Lehi, Utah. The GroSocial platform makes it easy for businesses to have a professional social presence, generate leads through social promotions and contests and schedule posts and tweets all in one place.


Thanksgiving Point is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life and increasing educational opportunities in the community. Created in 1996 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point is the gathering place for the rapidly growing communities along the Wasatch Front and throughout the state. By offering transformative experiences that change lives through the promise of discovery, Thanksgiving Point offers education designed for every age group, from toddlers to adults. The location features a farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate family learning.





Taylor Williams

Vice President, Public Relations