In case you missed one or more of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Business Reports on KSL News Radio, here is a recap of what we talked about this week.
Thanks to a bill passed during the recently concluded legislative session, workplace safety will have an entire week dedicated to its awareness in June.
SCR 9, the Concurrent Resolution Designating a Week to Recognize Workplace Safety, designates June 23 through 29, as Workplace Safety Week in the State of Utah.
During Workplace Safety Week, safety campaigns, media events and outreach programs are being planned to inform the public and raise awareness.
Workplace safety is a crucial piece of keeping our communities and economy healthy and strong. The cost of an accident, whether it’s financial, emotional or physical, affects us all and can have long-term effects.
The slogan and goal for Workplace Safety Week is to have No Workplace Accidents June 23 to 29.
Working together to make a safe environment is the ultimate goal so let’s embrace the Culture of Safety and see if we can make that goal a possibility.
For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have created a strong foundation of leadership, service and community for millions of America’s young people.
Thanks to the support of more than 94,000 adult volunteers in Utah, the Boy Scouts of America provide educational programs for young people across the state in building character, developing leadership capabilities, training in the responsibilities of active citizenship and developing personal fitness.
In 2012, more than 1.5 million service hours were donated by Boy Scouts participants. According to the Utah Scouting in 2012 report, those service hours saved the State of Utah $22.5 million. Utah Boy Scouts also collected more than 1.7 million pounds of food to help those less fortunate.
190,000 young people were registered in the Boy Scouts membership in Utah this past year, while adults made up nearly 95,000. More than 220,000 merit badges were earned by Boy Scouts, and more than 6,000 Boy Scouts were honored as Eagle Scouts.
More than 80,000 scouts attended summer camp in 2012, as well.
The Scouting report also indicated that more than $7 million were donated by Friends of Scouting. Contributors to the Friends of Scouting totaled more than 235,000 people.
For 2013, Utah’s Golf Marathon will benefit the Utah Valley University men’s basketball team, which made large strides as the season ended in March.
Unfortunately, more funds are needed to allow the UVU men’s basketball team to focus on academics in their off-season. If players can’t afford to study during off-season, they are forced to juggle all of their course work on top of their athletic training and season.
Alexander’s and Utah’s Golf Marathon aim to provide needed help for UVU’s men basketball team players to continue forwarding their academic and athletic performance. This year, they hope to raise $20,000 for the UVU Wolverines.
The Golf Marathon will take place on Wednesday, June 19. There will be 54 holes of golf, prizes, contests and food provided.
To register and to help UVU’s men’s basketball team, visit UtahGolfMarathon.com.
Utah’s heritage and pioneer legacy has been celebrated since 1849 – just two years after the first pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. For nearly 100 years, a rodeo has been part of the celebration.
Miller Sports Properties’ chief operating officer Steve Miller says holding one of the country’s top-ranked rodeos in EnergySolutions further solidifies the company’s commitment to the city and proves the importance of sport as quality entertainment in our community.
Kem Gardner, chairman of The Days of ’47 Rodeo, says this will make the rodeo one of the “must stop” locations on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit and a must-see event for Utah residents who want avenue suitable for everyone.
The Days of ’47 Rodeo will be at EnergySolutions on July 19, 20, 22 to the 24 at 6:30 p.m. each night.
We live in an ever-changing world and the concept of the traditional 9-to-5 work day is changing, as well.
Studies show flexible workplaces have a higher rate of employee loyalty thanks to a better work/life balance. Many businesses see workplace flexibility as an essential piece of creating a productive environment, proving that it’s good for business and good for employee morale.
And that’s where the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility comes in. The Alfred P. Sloan award is a national award for businesses that exemplify the best flexibility practices.
In partnership with the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center will present the national Sloan Awards in Utah for 2013–and now is the time to apply. The applications are due on Friday, May 10.
The application process is a simple, there are just two-steps including an Employer Application followed by an employee survey if your business is selected to move onto the next round. You can learn more about applying here.
For the full reports from this week and weeks past, visit KSL Radio 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 just feature it on the Utah Business Report.