29 04, 2016

UBR: April 25-29

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April 25, 2016 I’ve got good news our state’s travelers. Alaska Air announced recently that it would acquire Virgin America. Once approved by shareholders in June, the deal will create the fifth-largest U.S. airline by traffic. Joining forces will create an even stronger and more competitive airline with a larger network and expanded flying options [...]

29 04, 2016

Innovating the Beehive State

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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recently released their 2016 Innovation Scorecard and Utah is one of twelve states listed as an “Innovative Champion.” The CTA’s annual report card accounts for ten factors: a strong right to work state, welcoming business models, tax friendliness, entrepreneurial activity, fast internet, tech workforce, attracts investment, grants STEM degrees, innovation-friendly [...]

27 04, 2016

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Releases the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

By | April 27th, 2016|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released the $9 billion Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The bipartisan bill would authorize 25 new Army Corps projects, while creating policy changes like requiring the corps to update its reservoir operations, and establishing new programs such as grants for innovative water technologies. The Committee plans to [...]

27 04, 2016

Podcast 01.11: Collective Impact – Collaboration on Steroids

By | April 27th, 2016|Blog, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Podcast 01.11: Collective Impact - Collaboration on Steroids Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? In the latest episode we speak with Greg Summerhays, Principal Gifts Director of United Way of Salt Lake. We discuss what “collective impact” means, the work of United Way Salt Lake, and the focus they put on education. [...]

25 04, 2016

Lawmakers Should Make Laws, Not Regulatos

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Article originally published by the U.S Chamber of Commerce on April 25, 2016. "Many Americans are angry with a Congress and administration that seem out of touch with the people, are unaccountable,and act in their own self-interest. Nothing better exemplifies these sentiments than an issue happening largely under the radar. Federal regulators—the Environmental Protection Agency, the National [...]

22 04, 2016

UBR: April 18-22

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April 18, 2016 “We Declare: An Exhibit About Human Rights,” is the newest exhibit at The Leonardo and seeks to raise awareness on human rights issues and inspire visitors to help refugees in their community. The exhibit gives visitors ideas on how to help and shares information about organizations that need volunteers, such as Catholic [...]

18 04, 2016

Small Business’ Untapped Export Potential

By | April 18th, 2016|Policy|0 Comments

Increased profitability, a broader market base and mitigated risk in business are goals that every company should strive to achieve. Small businesses are now turning to exporting to reach these goals. 98 percent of U.S. exporters are medium-small businesses, but they only account for 1/3 of the value of all U.S. exports. The following are [...]

15 04, 2016

UBR: April 11-15

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April 11, 2016 Rocky Mountain Power encourages customers to be “wattsmart” by saving energy and money. The energy-savings results for 2015 have just been released and they are impressive. Utahns achieved a peak load reduction of 115 megawatts and also saved more than 313,000 megawatt-hours of electricity – this is equivalent to the energy it [...]

13 04, 2016

Podcast 01.10: How to be a Giant – Go Beyond and Serve Your Community

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Podcast 01.10: How to be a Giant - Go Beyond and Serve Your Community In the latest episode we speak with the very humble Ron Jibson, president and CEO of the Questar Corporation, who was recently honored as the 37th Giant in our City. We ask the question everyone wants to know: “What does [...]

13 04, 2016

Ron Jibson Honored as 37th Giant in our City

By | April 13th, 2016|Blog, Events, News & Press|0 Comments

Community Gathers to Celebrate Accomplishments, Contributions of Leading Business Leader SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (April 12, 2016) – Utah’s business and community leaders gathered on Tuesday evening at the Grand America Hotel to celebrate Ron Jibson, president and CEO of Questar, for his professional accomplishments and community contributions as he received the Giant in our [...]