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.
Are you looking to save a little money at the pharmacy?
In just two years Utahns have saved $12,311,092 on prescription drug refills by using the Utah Drug Card. The card is available through the Salt Lake Chamber, offering savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs.
The cost of health care has risen dramatically in recent years and it’s having a very real impact on businesses, families and individuals. We continue to work on our efforts to drive down health insurance costs for business in our state but this allows us to provide intermediate relief as a statewide business organization and as a good community partner.
The card can be used at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country. The Utah Drug Card provides Utah residents with a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees, and some have membership restrictions such as age and income requirements.
Take a moment to check out this great community benefit. For more information visit slchamber.com or Utah drug card.com.
President Barack Obama has appointed Holland & Hart Partner Jody Williams as Commissioner of the Bear River Commission. For more than 30 years, Williams has focused her practice on water law and helped clients navigate the complexities of doing business in the Mountain West. Throughout her career she has been involved in the complex water issues in the Bear River Basin.
With a national reputation for water law, she understands the complex, competing demands for water across the West and the political, economic and social contexts in which disputes arise.
As a long-time problem solver and Chamber member, Williams has negotiated resolution of these conflicts with agencies, diverse stakeholders and public interest groups. She is recognized throughout the industry for her knowledge of water rights, natural resources, commercial real estate transactions and energy law.
She has been an essential voice for getting the Salt Lake Chamber engaged in the water conversations. Congratulations, Jody! For more information visit hollandhart.com.
We need your help in shaping the future of the Central Wasatch Mountains with the Mountain Accord initiative!
Mountain Accord is a multi-phase initiative that seeks to make critical decisions regarding the future of the central Wasatch Mountains. It will holistically evaluate and address issues and goals centered on four topic areas: environment, recreation, transportation and economy.
Mountain Accord is a collaboration between public and private interests, including state and local governments, federal agencies and business and grassroots organizations. Public involvement is an important component of this effort, and input received from the public will be used to inform and guide the process.
Few places in the world have a natural asset as valuable as the Central Wasatch Mountains are to the communities surrounding them. The mountains provide us with water, easy access to superb recreational opportunities, landscape-scale habitat protection and they serve as the place-maker for our region.
Visit mountainaccord.com today to be part of this great effort.
While it may not jump immediately to mind, superior wastewater handling ranks among the necessities that contribute to our high quality of life.
The South Valley Sewer District provides service to an area of approximately 108 square miles in southern Salt Lake County and northern Utah County with nearly 58,000 connections.
South Valley Sewer District completed energy efficiency improvements at its Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility in Riverton with help from Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business program.
The improvements reduced annual electricity use by 2 million kilowatt-hours and provide cost savings of more than $122,000 per year. They also received technical expertise and cash incentives from Rocky Mountain Power totaling more than $252,000.
To find out if Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business program is right for your energy efficiency project, visit wattsmart.com.
Kimberly Angeli-Selin, Senior Director of programming and events of Downtown Alliance, was recently recognized with a Slow Food Utah “Snail Award.” During the non-profit culinary organization’s annual “Feast of Five Senses” Dinner and Fundraiser, Kim was recognized as a Community Leader in Utah’s Food world, due in part to her dedicated work with the Downtown Farmer’s Market at Pioneer Park. Her support and passion for our community’s farmers, growers, food purveyors and her love for our community is evidenced in this work and in the thriving market that happens for 20 weeks out of every year.
Slow Food Utah’s Snail Awards were launched in 2012 as a way of recognizing those people who are ardent supporters and believers in the Slow Food mission; which is to provide good, clean and fair food for everyone. Slow Food people are connoisseurs of taste, protectors of food heritage and champions of local producers.
For more information visit slchamber.com