31 03, 2017

1902: The Big Fight the Commercial Club Lost – The Lucin Cutoff

By | March 31st, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

In an era when railroads were considered to be the guiding center of any future economy, the Salt Lake Commercial Club fought mightily to have the Union Pacific Railroad build the Lucin cutoff across the northern end of the Great Salt Lake to Salt Lake City, instead of through Ogden. In the end, despite Salt [...]

31 03, 2017

UBR: March 27-31

By | March 31st, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

March 27, 2017 Just because winter has turned into spring doesn’t mean we can forget about ways to improve Utah’s air quality. While we believe the most significant improvements come from the personal decisions of Utah residents and businesses, this past legislative session Utah lawmakers passed two bills that have the potential to greatly improve [...]

30 03, 2017

1902: More About the Commercial Club’s First Year

By | March 30th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

Many newspapers gave detailed accounts of the Salt Lake Commercial Club founding in 1902. The organization was overseen by the state’s Gov. Heber M. Wells, former Gov. Arthur Thomas, C.A. Strevell and George T. Odell. The official incorporation papers were filed on Feb. 11, 1902. The next day, the 15 member board of governors was [...]

30 03, 2017

Businesses Share Pros and Cons of Being in SLC

By | March 30th, 2017|Blog, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Rick Aaron for Good4Utah on March 30, 2017. Recently,the SLC Business Survey results were released. Peter Makowski, the Economic Development Manager with SLC Corp. joined Good Morning Utah to talk about what is next. SLCDED partnered with EDCUtah, Downtown Alliance, and Salt Lake Chamber to survey every commercial business within the City's [...]

29 03, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Announces Changes in Leadership & Additions to Staff

By | March 29th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake City, UT - Today, the Salt Lake Chamber announced key staff changes aimed at continuing the organizations exemplary policy and communication work. Elevating Chamber’s Public Policy Team   Building off of one of the most successful legislative session in organizational history, Abby Osborne has been promoted to Vice President of Government Relations [...]

29 03, 2017

1898-1902: Trying a “Lazarus Act”

By | March 29th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

There were several efforts, between the end of the early Chamber and the creation of the Salt Lake Commercial Club, to revive some sort of business group. In June 1898, some businessmen sought to organize a statewide Board of Trade. The Tribune lauded the effort of the men to “repeat the Lazarus act on the [...]

27 03, 2017

More Early Chamber History Uncovered

By | March 27th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

When authors Don C. Woodward and Joel Campbell first wrote Common Ground: 100 Years of the Salt Lake Chamber, many digitized resources were not available. With the help of then-Chamber employee Michael De Groote, Woodward and Campbell searched static archives at the Utah State Historical Society, Brigham Young University L. Tom Perry Special Collections, LDS Church [...]

27 03, 2017

Women’s History Month 2017 Feature: Jennifer Napier-Pearce

By | March 27th, 2017|Blog, Women's History Month|0 Comments

Since 1911, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month – an annual month declared worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. This year the Salt Lake Chamber is honoring the extraordinary accomplishments, determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have [...]

24 03, 2017

2017 Cybersecurity Conference Recap

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog, Cybersecurity Month|0 Comments

The 2017 Salt Lake City Cybersecurity Conference was a fantastic opportunity to engage small and medium sized businesses, as well as officials from state and federal government in a collaborative discussion about the role of cybersecurity in today’s online world. The event, hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, stressed [...]