30 07, 2015

Abby Albrecht Joins Public Policy Team of the Salt Lake Chamber

By | July 30th, 2015|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (July 29, 2015) The Salt Lake Chamber has announced Abby Albrecht as a Public Policy Area Director and Director of the Utah Transportation Coalition. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Abby join our public policy team,” said Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO. “As the largest business association in the [...]

21 07, 2015

College Readiness Starts Before Kindergarten

By | July 21st, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature and State Board of Education are moving forward in creating the 10-year plan required by HB 360, which was passed during the 2015 General Session. In preparation, the Utah State Legislature’s Education Interim Committee spent much of their July meeting discussing the topic of early grade reading and math proficiency. Early [...]

17 07, 2015

Prosperity Through Education Breakfast Forum

By | July 17th, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

Please join us on Tuesday, June 23rd. Our chair, philanthropist and venture capitalist Alan Hall has applied the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that fuels his business success to his work as chair of Prosperity 2020. Join him and other leaders of Prosperity 2020 and Education First as we showcase accomplishments and discuss the course the [...]

15 07, 2015

Dream Weber-A Model for Improving College Access and Completion

By | July 15th, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

The rising cost of education is killing college dreams for many Americans. Colleges across the country have increased tuition and fees due to sharp reductions in state funding and subsidies since the Great Recession. Spending cuts in state budgets hit higher education especially hard, in some cases doubling the student’s share of tuition. This trend [...]

14 07, 2015

Roy Cone Successes

By | July 14th, 2015|Prosperity 2020|0 Comments

In January of 2014, Roy Cone Administrators presented a plan to their community partners. A plan to prepare a multitude of diverse students for success in a world in which many of the jobs they will be holding haven’t yet been created. Standing up for their kids and community, they boldly asserted: we are one [...]

14 07, 2015

Salt Lake Chamber Announces 2015 Business Champions

By | July 14th, 2015|News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Honors Legislators Who Demonstrated Economic Leadership SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (July 14, 2015) – Today, the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association announced the 2015 “Business Champion” awards. The award is the business community’s highest honor given to Legislators who stand for pro-Utah, pro-business and pro-economy legislation. “We deeply appreciate the tireless [...]

8 07, 2015

Lesson Learned: Boost Educational Achievement to Ensure A Competitive Advantage

By | July 8th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

It’s no secret that Utah is among the best states for business. Again and again, Utah has been recognized because of our thriving economy, strong job growth and excellent fiscal management. Last week, in fact, CNBC ranked Utah as the #3 state for business. (See Governor Herbert’s blog post for CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business.) The [...]

7 07, 2015

“When the chamber speaks, the government and our community should listen.” – Gov. Gary Herbert

By | July 7th, 2015|Events, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

On Tuesday, June 30th, the Salt Lake Chamber held its Annual Governor’s Mansion Reception with the Salt Lake Chamber Board. Attendees for the event included Circle–Level Members of the Salt Lake Chamber, Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, and Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Following a brief reception, both Lane Beattie and [...]

7 07, 2015

Salt Lake Chamber Hosts its First Regulation Roundtable

By | July 7th, 2015|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Events, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

By Shuktika Maheshwari, Matt Lusty, and Marisa Bomis An article published by Entrepreneur.com in January 2014 shares that, “Between 2008 and 2013, regulation went from being small business's fourth most important problem -- after sales, taxes and the cost/availability of insurance -- to being its biggest difficulty.” To address the issue of regulation in Utah, [...]

1 07, 2015

Rising Tuition Costs and the Need for a Talented Workforce

By | July 1st, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

By Shuktika Maheshwari, Matt Lusty, & Marisa Bomis Tuition is Rising Over the past few years, tuition cost has become a matter of concern for the nation. Economics reporter John W. Schoen of CNBC.com says  “since 1971, tuition has risen six percent more than inflation, forcing more and more students to take higher amount of [...]