During the the 2014 General Session, the Salt Lake Chamber Vote website monitored the course of 298 bills that had an impact on business. Through this website, upwards of 9,800 emails were sent to state representatives, asking them to act on policy decisions.
Staker & Parson Companies was responsible for sending a majority of those emails because of the engagement of their president and CEO, Scott Parson. The Salt Lake Chamber was so impressed by the company’s participation that we brought Scott in for a brief conversation about how he was able to engage employees and have his employees take action in the political process. He shares his insights on why business leaders should support employees’ involvement in the political process and how they can become a great asset for important issues. See the interview here.
To see how Utah’s business community’s policy priorities did on Capitol Hill this year, see the Chamber’s 2014 Legislative Scorecard.