In case you missed one or more of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Business Reports on KSL NewsRadio, here is a recap of what we talked about this week.
When using your phone for data tasks, you want both a reliable and a fast experience: you want to do what you want, when you want, as quickly as possible, without interruption or failure. We use our phones for a variety of data tasks. RootMetrics aims to find out which providers offered the best tested data performance across the country.
I’d like to congratulate AT&T for ranking first in a RootMetrics study looking at the data performance at the top fifty busiest airports across the U.S. Other data providers ranked in the study include Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.
AT&T ranked first or tied for first at 36 of the fifty airports studied, including Utah’s own Salt Lake City International Airport.
Categories AT&T came out on top in data performance include: email reliability, email service, upload and download speeds, and web or app performance.
Verizon also ranked first in 19 of the airports involved in the RootMetrics study.
Clean air is a problem that everyone can address. Now there’s a little more help for small businesses to make a difference in Utah’s air quality.
The Department of Workforce Services, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Utah Clean Air Partnership have partnered to provide grants to small businesses to upgrade their current equipment to emission-reducing equipment. Doing this will improve our air quality.
Small businesses can be awarded grants between $500 and $15,000. This grant program is available for businesses with fewer than 100 employees that are located in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Duchesne, Salt Lake, Tooele, Uintah, Utah and Weber Counties.
Small businesses can apply for a grant and learn more information online at the UCAIR (you-care) website—which is ucair.org. There is no application deadline and no fees will be charged for the application.
Small businesses in Utah—take charge of your business practices and equipment with this grant to help improve our air quality. Every little bit helps.
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. This year the Girl Scouts of Utah will dedicate the theme of their International Women’s Day Gala to the Utah business community for their exceptional partnership in showing support for women’s issues. The theme for 2014 is “Girl Scouts Mean Business,” celebrating the business skills that girls learn when they are a part of Girl Scouting.
In correlation with this theme, Girl Scouts of Utah will be honoring Natalie Gochnour as their 2014 “Tough Cookie.” Natalie is the Salt Lake Chamber’s chief economist and associate dean of the University Of Utah David Eccles School Of Business. I can personally say that Natalie is an excellent choice for this award and represents the amazing things women accomplish every day in Utah.
As the Girl Scouts of Utah’s largest annual event, the International Women’s Day Gala has gained local media acclaim and guest attendance has increased by more than 30 percent each year for the past few years.
The gala will take place at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City tomorrow, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit gsutah.org.
Happy National Women’s History Month! And also happy International Women’s Day today. Since 1911, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month—an annual month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
This year’s theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment,” honors the extraordinary accomplishments, determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.
Throughout the month of March, the Salt Lake Chamber, Women’s Business Center and Downtown Alliance will highlight women making a difference in Utah business and the local community. These features will be located on the Chamber blog, which is located at slchamber.com.
The Chamber started this National Women’s History Month recognition program last year. The response was so tremendous that we decided to bring it back this year to recognize the great businesswomen of Utah.
Next month, the Salt Lake Chamber will recognize former Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt as A Giant In Our City. The award is recognized as the most prestigious business award given in Utah. Governor Leavitt will be the 35th person to receive the award in its 44-year history.
From his public service to his success in the private sector, he has had the vision and determination that has elevated the quality of life for all Utahns.
One of only two Utah governors to be elected three times, Leavitt served as Utah’s chief executive from 1993 to 2003. He was appointed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2003, then secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in 2005 by President George W. Bush.
During his tenure as governor, Utah had the longest sustained economic expansion in modern state history.
The Giant In Our City gala will take place at the Grand America Hotel on the evening of Thursday, April 10, 2014. Join us in recognizing this remarkable man. You can register for this event here.
For the full reports from this week and weeks past, visit KSL NewsRadio online. Remember to tune in between 12:30 and 1 p.m. to KSL NewsRadio every week day on 102.7 FM or 1160 AM. If your business is doing something great, let us know and we may feature it on the Utah Business Report.