Dear Salt Lake Chamber Members,

This year the Salt Lake Chamber is celebrating its 130 year anniversary! As an organization older than the state of Utah, the Salt Lake Chamber has stood as the voice of business since 1887.

Since our inception, the Chamber has been a key driver in efforts to grow the economy and enhance the quality of life in all of Utah. We have shown what’s possible when the business community engages, collaborates, and invests in making Utah the best state to live, work, learn, and play.

The spirit of collaboration between the business community, the Governor and our Legislature is as strong as ever. By working hand-in-hand, we saw the successful passage of many of our 2017 key priorities, including regulation reform, education funding and efforts to improve Utah’s air quality. The Chamber also partnered with initiatives like Talent Ready Utah and the 25k Jobs Tour in an effort to develop Utah’s future workforce.

The Salt Lake Chamber continues to be a gathering place for business leaders and the community at large. Through our programs, and those of our partners, the Chamber has directly engaged more than 400,000 members and business professionals. The Chamber’s 130th Gala Celebration was a huge success with more than 1,500 people in attendance. During the event, past chairs of the Chamber Board of Governors honored Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie with the 38th Giant in Our City Award.

As a member of the Chamber you have an incredible opportunity to get involved, be part of the conversation, and help create the direction of Utah’s future. Through the Chamber you can engage, lead and help sustain Utah’s reputation as the best state for business.

We invite you to review our 2016-2017 Annual Report, which outlines our policy work, events, and accomplishments as well as highlights our successes in business and community leadership. We hope this inspires you to become more involved in the coming year.

We greatly appreciate your support as a member. If you are not yet a member, this is a great time for you to join us.

Sincerely,

Lane Beattie, president and CEO
Keith McMullin, 2016-2017 Board Chair
Wilford Clyde, 2016-2017 Board Vice Chair

Who We Are

We stand as the voice of business,
we support our members’ success and
we champion community prosperity.

“The Chamber gave me the opportunity to develop and grow, and to really become the business person that I am today.”

– Deborah Bayle, Fmr. CEO, United Way of Salt Lake

“We represent business, that’s our focus as a Chamber; but business represents economics, and economies represent families and families represent people.”

– Keith McMullin, CEO, Deseret Management Corporation

“The Chamber has really played a key role in the state of Utah in creating a stable business environment to enable us to succeed.”

- Nigel Steward, Managing Director, Rio Tinto Kennecott

Partnerships Around the World

Community Partners

American Fork Chamber Emery County Business Chamber Ogden-Weber Chamber St. George Chamber
Bear Lake Renezvouz Chamber Escalante & Boulder Chamber Park City Chamber/Bureau Tooele County Chamber
Box Elder Chamber Flaming Gorge Chamber Parowan Chamber Utah African American Chamber
Cache Valley Chamber Heber Valley Chamber Payson & Santaquin Area Chamber Utah Asian Chamber
Carbon County Chamber Holladay Chamber Pleasant Grove-Lindon Chamber Utah Gay and Lesbian Chamber
Cedar City Area Chamber Hurricane Valley Chamber Richfield Area Chamber Utah County Hispanic Chamber
ChamberWest Kanab Area Chamber Sandy Area Chamber Utah State Chamber
Davis Chamber Latin American Chamber South Jordan Chamber Utah Valley Chamber
Delta Area Chamber Lehi Area Chamber South Salt Lake Chamber Vernal Area Chamber
Draper Area Chamber Moab Chamber Southwest Valley Chamber Wayne County Chamber
Duchesne County Chamber Morgan Area Chamber Spanish Fork & Salem Chamber West Jordan Chamber
East Valley Chamber Murray Area Chamber Springville-Mapleton Chamber
BioUtah
Envision Utah
Economic Development Corporation of Utah
Natural Energy Foundation
Utah Clean Energy
Utah Foundation
Utah League of Cities and Towns
Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative
Utah Transit Authority
Utah Technology Council
Wasatch Front Regional Council
Brigham Young University
LDS Business College
Salt Lake Community College
Southern Utah University
University of Utah
Utah State University
Utah Valley University
Weber State University
Westminster College
Downtown Alliance
GREENbike SLC
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah
Women’s Leadership Institute
World Trade Center Utah
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Chambers for Innovation & Clean Energy
Partnership For A New American Economy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Entrepreneur Launchpad
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Miller Entrepreneur Center
National Association of Women Business Owners
P3 Utah
Salt Lake City Economic Development
SCORE
Utah Microenterprice Loan Fund
Utah’s Own
U.S. Small Business Administration
Vest Pocket Business Coalition
Department of Workforce Services
Governor’s Office
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Governor’s Office of Energy Development
Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
Governor’s Office of Veteran Affairs
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development
Salt Lake City Department of Sustainability Salt Lake County
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Utah Department of Transportation
Utah Division of Air Quality
Breathe Utah
Leaders for Clean Air
TravelWise Utah
Utah Clean Cities Coalition
Utah Clean Air Partnership
Junior Achievement of Utah
United Way of Salt Lake
Utah Nonprofits Associations

Year in Review

AUGUST 2016: PARTICIPATED IN THE UNITED WAY OF SALT LAKE DAY OF CARING

August 31, 2016

AUGUST 2016: PARTICIPATED IN THE UNITED WAY OF SALT LAKE DAY OF CARING

Every year, the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance participate in the United Way of Salt Lake’s Day of Caring, the communities’ largest single-day volunteer event. Last year the Chamber’s volunteer site was Copperview Elementary School in Midvale. While our team was there they helped the school with several projects, such as cleaning up the…

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SEPTEMBER 2016: CHAMBER HONORED CITIES WITH BUSINESS FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AWARD

September 16, 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016: CHAMBER HONORED CITIES WITH BUSINESS FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AWARD

Governor Herbert, leadership of the Utah League of Cities and Towns and the Salt Lake Chamber partnered together to promote streamlined regulations at the local level and provide a new framework to achieve the Utah Governor’s Business Friendly Community in the “Utah Business Friendly Cities Regulation Review Starter Kit.” It gives local elected officials a starting…

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SEPTEMBER 2016: WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP

September 19, 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016: WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP

The Chamber’s annual Washington, D.C. Trip is an extraordinary, high-level networking, educational and policy development opportunity. It brings Utah’s business leaders together with members of our federal delegation and other policy business groups headquartered in the nation’s capital. In addition to Utah’s federal delegation, attendees met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan; Arthur Brooks,…

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SEPTEMBER 2016: 129TH ANNUAL MEETING

September 27, 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016: 129TH ANNUAL MEETING

Utah’s business leaders gathered on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek for the Salt Lake Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. The theme for the event was “Rewind Time,” allowing Chamber members to review the previous year and honor those in the community that have showed exemplary…

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OCTOBER 2016: CHAMBER CELEBRATED CYBERSECURITY MONTH

October 1, 2016

OCTOBER 2016: CHAMBER CELEBRATED CYBERSECURITY MONTH

October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and the Salt Lake Chamber is joined the Department of Homeland Security’s STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™  Campaign and its partners across the nation to highlight the importance of cybersecurity. As stated in our annual Public Policy Guide, the Salt Lake Chamber continues to support efforts that improve business awareness…

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October 2016: International Trip to Scotland

October 14, 2016

October 2016: International Trip to Scotland

The Salt Lake Chamber toured bonny Scotland in October 2016. This international trip visited the ancient and beautiful lands of Scotland, a country steeped in history and rich in culture. Attendees explored the capital city of Edinburgh, saw Glasgow and ventured north to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. A few trip attendees extended their stay in the United Kingdom with an extension to Northern…

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October 2016: WBC LAUNCHED ONLINE TRAININGS & VIRTUAL LOCATIONS

October 27, 2016

October 2016: WBC LAUNCHED ONLINE TRAININGS & VIRTUAL LOCATIONS

Utah’s Outreach Center of the Year helps more women access free and low cost training at “Brigham City Rock Business!” event The Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center (WBC) partnered with chambers of commerce and other organizations throughout the state to provide their services to women entrepreneurs and small business owners in both rural and…

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November 2016: RELEASED COST OF DOING BUSINESS REGULATION REPORT

November 28, 2016

November 2016: RELEASED COST OF DOING BUSINESS REGULATION REPORT

T Salt Lake Chamber released a new report which outlines suggestions on how the state can improve Utah’s premier business climate through regulation reform. The report, titled: “The Cost of Doing Business: Improving Utah’s Regulatory System” details limitations within Utah’s existing administrative rules process and important areas where the state has room for improvement. “Regulation…

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JANUARY 2017: LAUNCHED INVERSION MITIGATION INITIATIVE

January 5, 2017

JANUARY 2017: LAUNCHED INVERSION MITIGATION INITIATIVE

The Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) and TravelWise, launched an Inversion Mitigation Initiative encouraging business leaders to engage employees in simple, voluntary actions that decrease vehicle emissions during the winter inversion season. “Periods of inversion are inevitable this time of year. And while we can’t change when they…

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JANUARY 2017: WILFORD CLYDE NAMED VICE CHAIR OF BOG

January 10, 2017

The Salt Lake Chamber named Wilford Clyde, president of Clyde Companies, as vice chair of iTS Board of Governors. He will serve alongside current chair, Keith McMullin, president and CEO of Deseret Management, Inc. “We are fortunate to have Wilford step forward in this position for our organization. His successful career inspires great confidence in…

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JANUARY 2017: UTAH ECONOMIC REVIEW & POLICY SUMMIT

January 18, 2017

JANUARY 2017: UTAH ECONOMIC REVIEW & POLICY SUMMIT

The Salt Lake Chamber held its inaugural Policy Summit to preview the business community’s priorities for the 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 and a new an authoritative business survey that will measure…

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JANUARY 2017: CHAMBER GRASSROOTS ALLIANCE CREATED

January 26, 2017

JANUARY 2017: CHAMBER GRASSROOTS ALLIANCE CREATED

Chambers in Utah span a full range of sizes, services and specialties. Embracing our differences, their  overarching vision is the same: advocating for Utah’s business community. Recognizing the importance of a unified voice, the Salt Lake Chamber has established the Chamber Grassroots Alliance with a goal to unify and amplify the voice of business statewide….

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FEBRUARY 2017: CHAMBER DAY ON THE HILL

February 9, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017: CHAMBER DAY ON THE HILL

During Chamber Day on the Hill, Governor Gary Herbert signed an executive order related to the establishment of effective overnight in state agency rulemaking. This executive order established a review process for new administrative rules within the Governor’s Office and created a uniform fiscal analysis tool for use by agencies as they perform the statutorily…

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FEBRUARY 2017: PARTNERED WITH SLC SUSTAINABILITY ON SKYLINE CHALLENGE

February 21, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017: PARTNERED WITH SLC SUSTAINABILITY ON SKYLINE CHALLENGE

The Chamber has partnered with Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Division to help business owners and building managers understand and implement energy efficient business practices through the Skyline Challenge initiative. Helping businesses become more energy efficient not only reduces area source emissions, but also reduces costs and boosts a company’s reputation as a green business. We recognize…

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MARCH 2017: CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE WITH U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

March 23, 2017

MARCH 2017: CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE WITH U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Salt Lake Chamber, hosted a cybersecurity conference aimed at helping small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs. “One of the biggest threats to Utah business that often goes unmentioned: cyber attacks,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber….

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APRIL 2017: NEW PIONEERS: AMERICAN DREAM AWARD LUNCHEON

April 19, 2017

APRIL 2017: NEW PIONEERS: AMERICAN DREAM AWARD LUNCHEON

The Salt Lake Chamber and United Way of Salt Lake recognized the incredible contributions immigrants make every day in Utah at the New Pioneers: American Dream Awards Luncheon. This new award program helps remind us about the positive impact of immigrants and how they have helped shape Utah’s history since the Mormon Pioneers entered the…

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APRIL 2017: RELEASED CHAMBER HISTORY BOOK “THE NEXT 30 YEARS OF COMMON GROUND”

April 27, 2017

APRIL 2017: RELEASED CHAMBER HISTORY BOOK “THE NEXT 30 YEARS OF COMMON GROUND”

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APRIL 2017: UNEARTHED 1909 CHAMBER TIME CAPSULE

April 27, 2017

APRIL 2017: UNEARTHED 1909 CHAMBER TIME CAPSULE

In preparation for the 130th Gala Celebration, the Salt Lake Chamber unearthed a time capsule that was placed behind the cornerstone of the Commercial Club Building on Exchange Place on July 5th, 1909. The time capsule was made out of a copper alloy box, so when it was opened, the Chamber found everything was intact. The Salt…

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APRIL 2017: 130TH GALA CELEBRATION

April 28, 2017

APRIL 2017: 130TH GALA CELEBRATION

Utah’s business and community leaders gathered at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater to celebrate the Salt Lake Chamber’s 130th Anniversary. Attendees traveled through time visiting several different “Decade Parties” around the theater’s lobbies, from the roaring 20s, the nifty 50s, to the soulful 70s and many more. Then attendees were treated to…

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APRIL 2017: LANE BEATTIE ANNOUNCED AS 38TH GIANT IN OUR CITY

April 28, 2017

APRIL 2017: LANE BEATTIE ANNOUNCED AS 38TH GIANT IN OUR CITY

Utah’s business and community leaders gathered at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater to celebrate the Salt Lake Chamber’s 130th Anniversary. What many will be surprised to learn is that during the event, past Chairs of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors awarded Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie with the 38th…

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MAY 2017: LAUNCHED WATER PROGRAMS AT UTAH | WATER IS YOUR BUSINESS FORUM

May 11, 2017

MAY 2017: LAUNCHED WATER PROGRAMS AT UTAH | WATER IS YOUR BUSINESS FORUM

In conjunction with Utah’s Water Week, the Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, hosted the third annual “Utah: Water is Your Business” Forum. The forum was an opportunity for business leaders to learn from local and national water experts about best practices and discuss how businesses can get involved…

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MAY 2017: PRO-BUSINESS LEGISLATORS RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS CHAMPIONS

May 17, 2017

MAY 2017: PRO-BUSINESS LEGISLATORS RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS CHAMPIONS

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 Lake Chamber Executive Board…

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MAY 2017: INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK – #TIMETOBUILDUTAH

May 22, 2017

MAY 2017: INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK – #TIMETOBUILDUTAH

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…

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JUNE 2017: BURIAL OF CHAMBER TIME CAPSULE

June 13, 2017

JUNE 2017: BURIAL OF CHAMBER TIME CAPSULE

The Salt Lake Chamber placed a time capsule into the original cornerstone of the Commercial Club Building. The new time capsule replaces the 108-year-old time capsule Commercial Club members hid away on July 5th, 1909. “What a historic day,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “When the first time capsule…

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JUNE 2017: CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

June 19, 2017

JUNE 2017: CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

JULY 2017: SMALL BUSINESS 9-HOLE GOLF TOURNAMENT

July 31, 2017

JULY 2017: SMALL BUSINESS 9-HOLE GOLF TOURNAMENT

MAY 2017: INTERNATIONAL TRIP TO CUBA

September 5, 2017

MAY 2017: INTERNATIONAL TRIP TO CUBA

The Salt Lake Chamber and World Trade Center Utah traveled to Utah with local business and civic leaders. Attendees explored Cuba’s history learning about the challenges and opportunities with doing business in Cuba. On the trip, they visited the Plaza de la Revolucion (pictured), the center of Cuban political life and Havana’s largest plaza.

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By The Numbers

Membership

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Circle Level Members
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Counties with Members
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States with Members
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International Chamber Agreements
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Strategic Partnerships
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Businesses Represented
0
Employees Represented

Events & Programs

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Events & Seminars
0
Community Members Engaged
0
Leadership Utah Graduates

Communication & Marketing

0
Published Op-eds
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Published Blogs
0
Website Pageviews

Women’s Business Center

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Businesses Created
0
Jobs Created
0
Virtual WBC Locations
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Clients Total Revenue
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Increase in Profit
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Capital Accessed

Public Policy

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Bills Tracked
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Bills Supported
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Bills Defeated
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19 Priority Votes (16 Support | 3 Oppose)
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Priority Vote Success Rate
0%
Bills Tracked
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Utah Legislature Earned Business Champion Award
0
Freshman Recipients of Business Champion Award
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