14 03, 2017

3 Ways Your Company Can Show a Year-Round Commitment to Clean Air

By | March 14th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Although this month marks the end of the Chamber’s Inversion Mitigation Initiative, it does not mean businesses and employees should stop working to integrate clean air strategies into their company culture. The truth is, air quality challenges don’t suddenly go away as winter fades into spring. In fact, Utah’s summertime air quality poses its own [...]

6 03, 2017

5 Best Practices for Implementing Clean Air Strategies at Work

By | March 6th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Our Clean Air Champions have found creative and simple ways to make clean air strategies part of their workplace culture. As we wind down our inversion mitigation initiative, highlighting the best practices of our Champions can help other businesses follow suit and learn what they can do to clean our air. Here are 5 examples [...]

21 02, 2017

Introducing the Skyline Challenge: a partnership with Salt Lake City

By | February 21st, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

When we think about Utah’s air quality challenges, we often focus on vehicle emissions, but don’t often consider the contribution our own homes and office buildings have to local air pollution. These contributors are called area sources. From 2008 to 2014, the Utah Division of Air Quality reported a 7% increase in area source contributions [...]

6 02, 2017

Rethinking Carpooling

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

The word ‘carpool’ may bring back memories of rides to school in your mom’s minivan, but it is much more than that--using a carpool for your daily commute to the office is becoming increasingly common in Utah. With episodes of winter inversion upon us, now is a great time to rethink your trip and consider [...]

24 01, 2017

Air Quality and the 2017 Legislative Session

By | January 24th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

This week marks the beginning of the 2017 General Legislative Session and as such, discussing important issues to look for and be aware of is critical for businesses to get involved and understand how these various issues affect our state’s economy. One of the most visible legislative issues on the Hill is Utah’s air quality. [...]

18 01, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities and Announces Effort to Guide State’s Future Economic Direction and Competitiveness

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 18, 2016) — Today the Salt Lake Chamber held its inaugural Policy Summit to preview the business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2017 General Legislative Session with the release of the 2017 Public Policy Guide. Additionally, the Chamber made two major announcements to develop a long-term vision for Utah’s economy [...]

17 01, 2017

Teleworking: Is It Worth It?

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|1 Comment

With a laptop, cell phone and a reliable internet connection, any place you go can be considered an office these days. Teleworking or telecommuting--working from a remote location outside of a traditional office setting--is becoming more prevalent with advances in technology and innovative business. In fact, approximately 20-25% of the U.S. workforce teleworks at some [...]

11 01, 2017

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

By | January 11th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Podcast, Policy|1 Comment

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 transit, carpooling or upgrading fleets and stopping idling. This initiative aims to remind businesses that although we can’t control when [...]

10 01, 2017

3 Reasons Why Businesses Should Care About Our Air

By | January 10th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

Talk of Utah’s air quality seems to increase during this time of the year, leaving many businesses wondering why air quality matters when it comes to their bottom-line. Here are 3 reasons why your business should care about Utah’s air and suggestions on how the business community can collectively impact Utah’s future by participating in [...]

5 01, 2017

Inversion Mitigation Initiative to Help Businesses Improve Utah’s Air Quality

By | January 5th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 5, 2017) --- Today, the Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) and TravelWise, launched an Inversion Mitigation Initiative encouraging business leaders to engage employees in simple, voluntary actions that decrease vehicle emissions during the winter inversion season. “Periods of inversion are inevitable this time [...]