Building Utah looks into topics and ideas that influence the Beehive state. We want to bring in the business perspective to what you really care about. From finance to football no topic is off-limits: you never know what you might hear.

For more information, contact: Marisa Bomis, mbomis@slchamber.com.

The Building Utah Team

About Our Host:

Matt Lusty is the Salt Lake Chamber’s Manager of Marketing and Communications. He directs the development and implementation of the marketing and communication strategies of Chamber initiatives on everything from events to public policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Utah.

About Our Producer:

Marisa Bomis is the communications coordinator for the Salt Lake Chamber. She supports the development and implementation of the marketing and communication strategies of the Chamber and its many partners. She holds a B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Utah, and has a professional background in public relations.

Podcast 02.02: Looking at the Legislative Session Through the Eyes of Pat Jones

The 2017 General Legislative Session is underway! In this episode we sit down with Pat Jones, a former state legislator and the current CEO of the Women's Leadership Institute, to discuss the 2017 [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 02.01: Utah’s Business Community Commits to Clean Air

Last week, the Chamber launched its “Inversion Mitigation Initiative” to show the collective impact Utah’s business community can have in keeping our air clean by committing to clean air strategies like teleworking, riding [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Podcast 01.23: 40 Years Inspiring Authentic Leadership

The 40th Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon is coming up next week and we spoke with conference committee chair Lacey Holmes about what the conference is about, what attendees [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.22: Utah Business Leaders go to Washington

In case you didn’t know last month the Salt Lake Chamber had their annual Washington D.C. Trip, and in the latest episode of Building Utah: “Utah Business Leaders go to Washington,” we spoke [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Podcast 01.21: Cybersecurity: Why it Matters for Businesses Large & Small

As the statewide voice for business, the Salt Lake Chamber is taking an active role in the discussion of cybersecurity this October by participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a month dedicated [...]

Podcast 01.20: Utah’s Urban Center: What is the State of Downtown?

What is the State of Downtown? Every year the Downtown Alliance looks at the overall economy and benchmarks what's happening in Downtown Salt Lake City, and from this they develop the State [...]

Podcast 01.19: Let’s Talk About the Downtown Farmers Market.

The Downtown Farmers Market is in it's 25th year. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with Carson Chambers, the program manager for the Market, to talk about the Market's roots, [...]

Podcast 01.18: The Legislature and Utah’s Quality of Life

Do legislators listen? What does it mean to be a legislator? And how can people get involved in the legislative process? These are some of the questions we examine in the latest Building [...]

Brexit: What to Expect as a Business Leader in Utah

In this episode of Building Utah, we discuss how Brexit will effect Utah and what business leaders should watch for in the future. Guests: Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy [...]

Podcast 01.16: Bringing the Community Together: The Utah Arts Festival

Podcast 01.16: "Bringing the Community Together: The Utah Arts Festival" Art lovers, collectors, spectators and creators alike will soon invade Downtown Salt Lake City for the 2016 Utah Arts Festival. Celebrating it's [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.15: Branding a “Bucket List Destination”

Podcast 01.15: Branding a "Bucket List Destination" Do you know much about Utah's "Life Elevated" brand and what makes the state a "Bucket List Destination?" In the latest episode of Building Utah, we [...]

Podcast 01.14: The Future of International Business in Utah

Podcast 01.14: The Future of International Business in Utah Between pending trade agreements and foreign policy discussions, international business has been a prevalent topic in the news. What does the future [...]

Podcast 01.13: The Landscape of International Banking in Utah

Podcast 01.13: The Landscape of International Banking in Utah May 15-21 is International Business Week. In honor of that, we spoke with Mark Garfield, SVP of International Banking at Zions Bank. We discuss [...]

Podcast 01.12: Small Business – A Look Into Joining the Backbone of the Economy

Podcast 01.12: Small Business - A Look Into Joining the Backbone of the Economy Since 1963, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on American culture and economy. The month [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.11: Collective Impact – Collaboration on Steroids

Podcast 01.11: Collective Impact - Collaboration on Steroids Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? In the latest episode we speak with Greg Summerhays, Principal Gifts Director of United Way of Salt [...]

Podcast 01.10: How to be a Giant – Go Beyond and Serve Your Community

Podcast 01.10: How to be a Giant - Go Beyond and Serve Your Community In the latest episode we speak with the very humble Ron Jibson, president and CEO of the Questar Corporation, [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.09: One Person Can Make a Difference

Podcast 01.09: One Person Can Make a Difference Because it’s Women’s History Month, we are highlighting women in the Utah business community. We’re looking at their personal stories to help explain how they [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.08: Breaking Down Barriers – Preparing Yourself for Success

Podcast 01.08: Breaking Down Barriers - Preparing Yourself for Success Because it's Women's History Month, we are highlighting women in the Utah business community. We're looking at their personal stories to help explain [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.07: The Only Woman in the Room – Bringing a Different Perspective

Podcast 01.07: The Only Woman in the Room - Bringing a Different Perspective Because it’s Women’s History Month, we are highlighting women in the Utah business community. We’re looking at their personal stories to help [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.06: Metro Meets Mountain – Branding a City

Podcast 01.06: Metro Meets Mountain - Branding a City  Have you ever wondered what it takes to brand a city? In this episode, Nick Como (who besides being the senior director of marketing and communications [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.05: Racing Utah’s Education to the Top Ten

Podcast 01.05: Racing Utah's Education to the Top Ten  Education funding is one of the biggest topics at this year’s legislative session. In this episode, we discuss the challenges faced by students and the [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.04: Utah Collaboration – Congress and the Business Community

Podcast 01.04: Utah Collaboration - Congress and the Business Community What has Congress done for the business community in the last year? What will Congress hope to accomplish in the upcoming year? And what [...]

Podcast 01.03: It Takes a Village – Utah’s Outdoor Industry

Podcast 01.03: It Takes a Village - Utah's Outdoor Industry What is the outdoor industry? How did it begin and develop new economic clusters? What are the benefits to our state? In this [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.02: The Utah Compact – Guiding Utah’s Immigration Discussion

Podcast 01.02: The Utah Compact - Guiding Utah's Immigration Discussion How do we deal with immigration as a state? How do we create a welcoming environment for immigrants and attract the top talent? [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcast 01.01: What Good Does A Lobbyist Actually Do?

Podcast 01.01: What Good Does A Lobbyist Actually Do? Many people don't think very highly of lobbyists, but do they really deserve the bad reputation? In this episode, we explore the ins and outs of [...]