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.
As a witness to history, Dan Rather will be answering questions asked by Doug Fabrizio at the 2014 EDCUtah Annual Meeting. At the meeting, “Rather Intriguing: A Q&A with a witness to history,” Dan Rather will share his experience as an award winning journalist, as well as answer questions sent in by the audience. EDCUtah’s meeting is tomorrow, October 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel. You can send your questions to AskRather@edcutah.org or use the hashtag “AskRather” on Facebook or Twitter.
For more than 40 years, former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather has been the embodiment of the intrepid broadcast journalist. From the Kennedy assassination, where he was the first to break the news that the president had been killed, to the Indian Ocean tsunami, he has covered every major story of our time, with distinction and a fierce dedication to hard news.
Don’t miss this great event. Sponsorships, tables and individual tickets are still available! Visit edcutah.org for more information.
BHB Engineers, a structural consulting firm located in Salt Lake City, is hosting its bi-annual seminar for architects studying for the structural portion of the Architect Registration Examination. The event will be held October 15-16. Multiple engineers from BHB will present at this two-day seminar. There will be no charge to the attendees. E-mail Amber Craighill for more details and to make a reservation. Amber’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
BHB provides unmatched structural engineering services, to which its clients will testify. At BHB they engineer results by focusing on responsiveness, coordination and creativity. BHB is the first firm called for structural consultation. Its office environment encourages great engineers and drafters to produce quality work in a supportive team environment.
BHB engineers results by providing highly innovative engineering services, unsurpassed customer service and coordination and opportunities for employment and growth.
Three and half years ago when the economy was looking grim, Salt Lake Chamber established The Utah Jobs Agenda to stimulate Utah’s economic recovery during the recession. You remember that Utah’s economy had lost 100,000 jobs to this point during the downturn. At the time, business leaders came together to set an ambitious goal of creating 150,000 jobs in as little as five years – an unthinkable task. At every meeting Lane Beattie would ask business leaders to go back to the office and hire one more person – and business leaders responded.
As it turns out, the business community stepped up and hired more people and they did it ahead of schedule. Friday, September 19th, the Utah Jobs Report was released and indicated that the Utah Jobs Agenda not only met, but exceeded the goal of creating 150,000 jobs since January 2011.
The Utah Jobs Agenda is a great example of a very purposeful, engaged and active business community setting a course and moving Utah forward positively. The completion of the private sector’s plan shows Utah’s economy is leading the nation. For more information visit slchamber.com.
Recently the Utah Foundation published an article titled, “Flowing Toward 2050: Utah’s Water Outlook.”
As we all know Utah’s population is projected to grow by 2.5 million people in the next 35 years. The implications of this projected growth are far reaching not only for state and local leaders and for policy makers but also for our State’s water managers. Two different viewpoints on Utah’s water future exist – that the state currently has enough water for future demands or the state needs to develop multiple projects to ensure continued water sustainability.
Water is an essential element for sustaining life and is especially valuable in Utah with discussions on water policy are not going away. This report presents six recommendations for policy strategies or further study in the fields of rate structure, local response, and planning.
For more information on the future of Utah’s water, see the Utah Foundation’s website at utahfoundation.org.
Things are quickly changing outside with shorter days and cooler temperatures. These tips will help you keep your business warm and bright – while saving energy and money.
-Set your thermostat to 68 degrees during work hours, and lower the setting at night when the space is unoccupied.
-If your heating system is more than 15 years old consider upgrading to an energy-efficient system. The savings in energy and maintenance can lead to a quick payback.
-With less daylight, you may want to adjust or upgrade your indoor and outdoor lighting, which can account for as much as 20 percent of your electricity bill.
Rocky Mountain Power offers incentives for qualifying heating equipment and lighting upgrades, including high-efficiency fluorescent, LEDs and controls. Contact Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com to learn more.