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.
For the full recorded 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.
The Wasatch Choice for 2040 Consortium and Your Utah Your Future Workshops are scheduled for Thursday, October 23, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Salt Palace Convention Center and you are invited to attend.
The consortium brings together hundreds of local government leaders and staff, representatives from the planning, development, and business and community organizations, and the general public.
Attendees will hear directly from several local communities regarding how they have developed key areas and how the Wasatch Choice for 2040 tools have been instrumental in their success.
Attendees will also be part of a planning process regarding the future of our State and will provide input on the Your Utah Your Future initiative via an interactive workshop that focuses on topics such as water, air quality, education, economic development, transportation and more.
This is an event you won’t want to miss! For more information visit wfrc.org.
Natural History Museum of Utah scientists delve into the past to help people make informed decisions about the future. Sustainability is at the core of its Salt Lake City home, at the Rio Tinto Center.
The museum building was designed and built according to the standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED Gold Certification with energy efficiency playing a major role.
Working with Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program the museum implemented a range of energy-savings measures, including high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, lighting fixtures and day lighting.
The museum is saving approximately 314,000 kilowatt-hours in electricity and $22,000 in energy costs annually. They also received nearly $41,000 in Rocky Mountain Power incentives.
To see if wattsmart Business is right for your business, visit wattsmart.com.
The Utah Department of Transportation, the Utah Transit Authority, the Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Mountainland Association of Governments have been awarded a highly-competitive, national grant to study the I-15/FrontRunner corridor along the Wasatch Front between Utah County and Weber County.
The I-15/FrontRunner corridor along the Wasatch Front is among the most heavily congested areas in the state. With Utah’s population in this area expected to increase 60% by 2040, the study will provide a much-needed plan to look at all modes of transportation and the connectivity between them, including how roads, public transportation, biking and walking can provide choices for getting around.
The Pioneer Corridor Plan will provide a framework to enhance regional mobility and strengthen the economy through proactive planning that improves access to jobs and facilitates the movement of goods and services.
It is anticipated that the study will begin this fall and will take approximately one and a half years to complete.
Congratulations on receiving this grant!
The Buckner Company recently announced several leadership changes, reflecting the advancement of strong leaders throughout the company.
Terry H. Buckner, formerly the President and CEO, will now serve as Chairman and CEO of his family-owned, third-generation commercial insurance brokerage. Mark Oh-lig-sh-lay-ger has been promoted from Executive Vice President and COO to President and COO. In a new position for The Buckner Company, Christian Deputy has been named the Chief Sales Officer.
The Buckner Company also announced the opening of their new Denver, Colorado office. The Salt Lake City-based commercial insurance brokerage has been named one of Utah’s fastest-growing companies and has opened three other offices in the past three years.
The Buckner Company has been serving the insurance needs of the most successful businesses in the West with honesty, integrity, and superior service for more than 77 years. Visit www.buckner.com for more information.
The Utah Small Business Coalition is proud to host the 3rd Annual Small Business Summit. This conference is specifically geared to small business owners and managers and features informative keynote speakers and numerous breakout sessions aimed to help small businesses improve their bottom line and build stronger businesses.
The keynote presentations for this event include “Growing a Stronger Business” by Rudy Vidal, “Using Engagement Marketing to Fill Your Sales Funnel” by Zak Barron and “Utah Small Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities” by Jon Lieber. Some of the breakout sessions include “Financing Your Small Business,” “Building a Sustainable Business,” Deepening Customer Relations,” “The Power of Perception” and many others.
Don’t miss this opportunity! The Utah Small Business Summit takes place on Wednesday, October 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will take place at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
For more information and to register for the event, visit slchambeer.com.