31 01, 2017

Workplace Implications of the President’s Immigration Executive Order

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Originally posted on Linkedin by Roger Tsai, Corporate Immigration Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP. View the post here. On Friday afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” immediately suspending the entry of citizens from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, and Sudan, [...]

30 01, 2017

Talent Ready Utah: Connecting Business with Education

By | January 30th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a “major collaboration called Talent Ready Utah” to “expand career opportunities statewide by increasing the number of business and education partnerships.” The push is aimed at connecting business with education to better prepare Utah’s workforce for the nation’s [...]

30 01, 2017

11 Ways to Make the Most Out of your Public Transit Commute

By | January 30th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

With increased accessibility to FrontRunner, TRAX and bus routes, it is now more convenient than ever to use transit in Utah. Riding public transit is a great way to save money on gas, parking and car maintenance while reducing vehicle emissions and avoiding traffic congestion. The step to change your daily commute can make a [...]

27 01, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Update: Week 1

By | January 27th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

As the 2017 General Legislative session begins, it is critical that the voice of business be heard as lawmakers consider the passage of critical legislation impacting our economy and quality of life. In Utah, at least 38 votes in the House, 15 votes in the Senate, and 1 signature from the Governor is required for legislation to be passed. Because the support of our membership is crucial [...]

27 01, 2017

UBR: January 23-27

By | January 27th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

January 23, 2017 This week marks the beginning of the 2017 General Legislative Session, and as such, discussing important issues to look for and be aware of is critical for businesses to get involved and understand how these various issues affect our state’s economy. One of the most visible legislative issues on the Hill is [...]

26 01, 2017

Join the Chamber Grassroots Alliance

By | January 26th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Once again, Utah has been recognized as the Best State for Business in the nation. This achievement was made possible by our strong economy, friendly regulatory environment, favorable quality of life and devoted business leaders. For years, chambers of commerce across Utah have provided a voice for business and assisted our elected officials in determining [...]

25 01, 2017

Podcast 02.02: Looking at the Legislative Session Through the Eyes of Pat Jones

By | January 25th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|0 Comments

The 2017 General Legislative Session is underway! In this episode we sit down with Pat Jones, a former state legislator and the current CEO of the Women's Leadership Institute, to discuss the 2017 Legislative Session, how she is helping to get more women involved in politics, and how her vision has changed since [...]

24 01, 2017

Air Quality and the 2017 Legislative Session

By | January 24th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

This week marks the beginning of the 2017 General Legislative Session and as such, discussing important issues to look for and be aware of is critical for businesses to get involved and understand how these various issues affect our state’s economy. One of the most visible legislative issues on the Hill is Utah’s air quality. [...]

20 01, 2017

UBR: January 16-20

By | January 20th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

January 16, 2017 Did you know teleworking or telecommuting--working from a remote location outside of a traditional office setting--is becoming more prevalent with advances in technology and innovative business. Even with these advances in technology and flexibility in the business world, is teleworking really worth it for employers and employees? Yes! It is worth it. [...]

18 01, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities and Announces Effort to Guide State’s Future Economic Direction and Competitiveness

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 18, 2016) — Today the Salt Lake Chamber held its inaugural Policy Summit to preview the business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2017 General Legislative Session with the release of the 2017 Public Policy Guide. Additionally, the Chamber made two major announcements to develop a long-term vision for Utah’s economy [...]