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 Women’s Business Center, a non-profit organization within the Salt Lake Chamber, has had an amazing year! From 2013 through 2014 the Women’s Business Center has added 187 new clients, 15 percent of which were men. They have also trained 3,363 people in 118 trainings and provided 369 consultations with budding entrepreneurs, adding up to 557.5 hours of consultation time.
The Women’s Business Center provides entrepreneurs, young professionals and small business owners the critical skills, knowledge tools and support necessary to increase their success and strengthen the economy. In the past fiscal year they 33 new businesses were created and along with it many new jobs. They also have helped 52 businesses with their marketing plans.
As you can tell, the Women’s Business Center is a great resource. They have definitely hit above the mark.
To learn more about the Women’s Business Center and what they have accomplished, please visit slchamber.com and click on our blog.
The X-ray products produced by Varian Medical Systems give medical professionals powerful tools to help their patients. It also takes a lot of power to manufacture the high-quality X-ray tubes and digital detectors the medical field relies on.
With help from Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program, Varian has reduced energy use throughout its Salt Lake City facility. Since 2001, they have received more than $258,000 in Rocky Mountain Power incentives for lighting, compressed air and other upgrades.
These efficiency projects are saving Varian nearly 4.7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and more than $358,000 in energy costs annually.
Energy efficiency also supports Varian’s environmental efforts, which include water efficiency, waste reduction, greening its supply chain and purchasing renewable energy.
To see if wattsmart Business is right for you, visit wattsmart.com.
Security Service Federal Credit Union has released a new banking app designed for tablets. This app is compatible with both iPad and Android. With the introduction of myBranch Tablet Banking, members can now use both smartphones and tablets to check account balances, make mobile deposits, get transaction details, pay bills and transfer funds. The app also includes a GPS-based locator that provides details on the nearest branch or ATM.
More than 110,000 members have signed up for the “myBranch Mobile” app for smartphones since it launched just over a year ago. Security Service Federal Credit Union is committed to developing relevant mobile functionality to keep pace with the on-the-go digital lifestyles of its members.
There are several safety features built into the new app including the ability to send an alert when a charge to a credit card or ATM withdrawal exceeds a certain amount or when an account balance gets low.
Security Service Federal Credit Union’s “myBranch Mobile” is available now for download for iPad and Android tablets in iTunes or Google Play.
At the beginning of August, Architectural Nexus announced Kenner Kingston as its new president. Kenner most recently served as the managing partner in the Salt Lake City office. He also served as Architectural Nexus’ first Director of Sustainability.
Kenner succeeds Don Finlayson who was the first president of the combined firms that created Architectural Nexus. Finlayson will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and in his role as a firm principal and medical planner.
Architectural Nexus is a leading architectural design firm in the Intermountain West and Central California regions. Architectural Nexus is known for technical excellence and exemplary design. Their collaborative spirit begins within their open environment offices and the philosophy that “the best idea wins no matter who brings it.” It continues with an open and communicative relationship with the client and other stakeholders.
For more information visit www.archnexus.com.