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10 04, 2017

Representative Schultz Presents to Utah Transportation Coalition

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

This past month, Rep. Mike Schultz, House Committee Transportation Chair, gave an exclusive recap of the top transportation bills of the 2017 legislative session to the Salt Lake Chamber's Utah Transportation Coalition. Rep. Schultz discussed how the Utah Transportation Coalition played a central role in these issues and gave a behind the scenes look into [...]

9 04, 2017

Clean Air Champions: Envision Utah and Provo City

By | April 9th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Air quality is certainly not just a Salt Lake City issue; it affects quality of life and economic development throughout the state of Utah. So when it came to finding ways to make a difference for our air, Provo City leaders decided to take matters into their own hands. With the help of Envision Utah, [...]

9 04, 2017

1921: Buy Some Copper

By | April 9th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

In an effort to boost the flagging copper market, a large player in Utah’s economy, the Salt Lake Commercial Club urged Utahns to “Buy Something Made of Copper.” Club members voted to print 5,000 labels, bearing this slogan, to attach to outgoing mail. Club members who operated local movie theaters also promised to display pre-show [...]

9 04, 2017

Championing Utah’s Air Quality

By | April 9th, 2017|Chamber History, Chamber Public Policy|0 Comments

Championing community prosperity has always been a central focus of the Chamber. This charge has led the Chamber to engage on initiatives that some would think are not core business issues. While many help make Utah a better place to not only work but also live, the Chamber has played an outsize role in elevating [...]

8 04, 2017

1918: Suburban Shopper Sales’ Day Causes Controversy

By | April 8th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

In an attempt to draw suburban shoppers to downtown businesses in 1918, the Salt Lake Commercial Club’s Retail and Wholesale Trades Department designated Wednesdays as "Sale Days." Calling on the patriotism for World War I, an advertisement read, “You want to save every dollar you can, especially at this time, when careful shopping is just as [...]

8 04, 2017

A Principled Stand on Immigration

By | April 8th, 2017|Chamber History, Chamber Public Policy|0 Comments

As immigration dominated the national debate and led some states (including Arizona) to enact strict anti-immigrant laws, Utah's Legislature, citizens, and business community were divided. It was a problem looking for a unifying voice. The Chamber provided one. "We looked at what was actually taking place in immigration. We really felt that there’s a Utah [...]

7 04, 2017

1915: Buy it Now

By | April 7th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

In May 1915, the Salt Lake Commercial Club supported a movement to “Buy it Now” to help get more money into the economy. May 3 was designated as “Buy it Now Day,” and people were asked to speed up their shopping for significant purchases.

7 04, 2017

Moving the Needle on Education

By | April 7th, 2017|Chamber History, Chamber Public Policy|0 Comments

The business community, as the ultimate consumer of Utah's workforce, saw an opportunity to become more engaged in advancing educational excellence and helping solve a challenge that was central to the state's future. In 2009, Utah business leaders got a sobering report on Utah education from a trusted educational advisor. They learned about the lack [...]

7 04, 2017

U.S. Chamber Applauds Committee Passage of MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act

By | April 7th, 2017|Blog, Cybersecurity Month, Policy|0 Comments

Originally published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on April 5, 2017.  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of National Security & Emergency Preparedness Ann M. Beauchesne today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act through the Senate Commerce Committee: “We applaud the Senate Commerce Committee for passing [...]

7 04, 2017

UBR: April 3-7

By | April 7th, 2017|Policy|0 Comments

April 3, 2017 This year the Salt Lake Chamber is celebrating 130 years as Utah’s “voice of business” The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest business association, representing more than 8,000 businesses and over 500,000 jobs throughout the State of Utah. With a history that dates back to 1887, our presence has never been larger [...]