30 05, 2017

What Is the Chamber’s Water Champions Program?

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Water is a scarce resource in Utah. In fact, the Beehive State ranks as the second driest in the nation. While businesses understand this scarcity, it may not be top of mind when considering ways to improve a company’s environmental impact or make a difference for the economic prosperity of the state. More than just [...]

24 05, 2017

3 Takeaways from the Point of the Mountain Development Commission

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Infrastructure and Transportation|0 Comments

Rapid growth and technology are pulling our state together. Nowhere is this more visible than at the Point of the Mountain where the state's two largest economies are integrating with a nationally recognized technology hub. In the 2016 legislative session, the Utah Legislature created the Point of the Mountain Development Commission to head a process [...]

22 05, 2017

Experts Tell Business Leaders It’s Time to Build in Utah

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Friday, May 19th marked the end of National Infrastructure Week 2017. This year, Utah celebrated in a big way by hosting Time to Build Utah at the Salt Lake Chamber, and Speaker Greg Hughes participated on a panel at the national event in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Chamber. The Chamber proudly hosted business and community [...]

19 05, 2017

UBR: May 15-19

By | May 19th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

May 15, 2017 It’s Infrastructure Week. A national week elevating infrastructure investment as a critical issue that impacts all Americans. Infrastructure Matters - In big ways and in small, to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety and our communities. It matters to the goods we ship and the companies that make [...]

18 05, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Issues Statement on the Resignation of Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz

By | May 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 18, 2017) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz. “Congressman Chaffetz has been a champion of businesses for the State of Utah,” said Beattie. “He has championed many of the issues that have been [...]

18 05, 2017

Utah’s Business Community Honors Pro-Business Legislators

By | May 18th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake City – At the end of each legislative session, the Salt Lake Chamber honors those lawmakers who stood for the interests of business. During the 2017 General Legislative Session, an overwhelming 89% of Utah legislators voted with business on issues the Chamber’s Executive Board deemed a priority. On Wednesday, May 17th, the Salt [...]

17 05, 2017

EVENT RECAP — Utah: Water is Your Business Forum

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

The 2017 Utah: Water is Your Business Forum, held on Thursday May 11, was a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. The forum brought together over 70 participants from the private and public sector to discuss the challenges and barriers they face when it comes [...]

13 05, 2017

Brothers in arms; mentors in business: Help for veteran entrepreneurs

By | May 13th, 2017|Blog, Events, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Jason Lee, KSL.com, on May 13, 2017. SANDY — When veterans separate from the military, making the transition into civilian life may present challenges, particularly in some business circles. But for those who want to create their own path to business success, a local collaboration effort is helping to pave the way. [...]

12 05, 2017

Meeting Utah’s Long-term Water Needs

By | May 12th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

An essential element of our daily lives is facing deterioration. It lies hidden underground or perhaps tucked away in a mountain valley. It may not catch your eye, yet Utah’s water infrastructure underpins the very success of our communities. Each pipe, dam or integral structure that pumps, diverts, transports, stores, and treats our water matters [...]

12 05, 2017

UBR: May 8-12

By | May 12th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

May 8, 2017 A few weeks ago, the Utah Symphony announced its plan to embark on a 1,200-mile journey throughout Utah, providing free outdoor concerts and educational activities at state parks and national monuments. Due to a signature sponsorship from the George S. Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, members of the symphony will begin this “Great [...]