24 05, 2018

Downtown Achievement Award Winners Announced

By | 2018-05-24T14:47:16+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Blog, Member News, News & Press|0 Comments

Award winners to be honored at annual “State of Downtown” event in June Salt Lake City (May 24, 2018) – Exceptional contributions to Salt Lake City’s downtown will be recognized as part of the annual State of Downtown, presented by the Downtown Alliance. Awards will be presented during the Alliance’s annual meeting on June 27, [...]

16 05, 2018

Utah’s Business Community Honors 2018 Business Champions

By | 2018-05-16T08:44:04+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber presents awards to pro-business Legislators SALT LAKE CITY, UT (May 16, 2018) – Today the business community presented the Business Champion Awards to pro-business legislators who stood for the interests of Utah businesses during the 2018 General Legislative Session. The Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors recognized the efforts of these [...]

2 05, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan Announced as Keynote Speaker for Salt Lake Chamber’s 39th Giant in our City

By | 2018-05-02T13:29:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Blog, Events, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (MAY 2, 2018) – The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, announces Speaker Paul Ryan as the keynote speaker at the 39th Giant in our City. The event, which will be held at the Grand America Hotel on June 9, 2018, will honor Senator Orrin Hatch with the [...]

1 05, 2018

President’s Message: Leading the Chamber into the Future

By | 2018-05-01T13:43:18+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The corner office has been cleared out, the keys handed over and today there is a new person at the helm of this 131-year-old organization. Today, Derek Miller takes over as president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. Many of you know Derek very well. He has not only been a [...]

1 05, 2018

Utah Business Leaders Unify to Protect Housing Affordability

By | 2018-05-01T14:42:29+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Housing Gap Coalition aims to keep Utah home prices affordable for the next generation SALT LAKE CITY, UT (May 1, 2018) — Today, the Salt Lake Chamber and Utah business leaders officially launched the Housing Gap Coalition. This business-led group is the first of its kind in the nation and aims to address Utah’s looming [...]

25 04, 2018

Building Utah: Lane Beattie says Goodbye

By | 2018-04-26T08:41:33+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|1 Comment

In November, Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and the Downtown Alliance, announced his planned retirement. His last day at the organization is April 30, 2018. But before he heads off to spend more time with his family, he sat down with us to reflect on his last 15 years with [...]

9 04, 2018

Downtown Mourns a Great Loss

By | 2018-04-09T14:57:15+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

The Downtown Alliance and Salt Lake Chamber issued the following statement today on the passing of Robert Farrington who led the Downtown Alliance from its inception in 1991 until 2009. The founder of the Downtown Alliance, Farmers Market, Live Green, Lights On! and Salt Lake City’s First Night, Bob Farrington’s contributions trace their origins to [...]

9 04, 2018

Women’s Business Center of Utah Awarded SBA Grant to Open New Center in Cedar City

By | 2018-04-25T10:33:12+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (April 9, 2018)  – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the addition of nine new Women’s Business Centers, including one in Cedar City, Utah. The opening of these new centers will provide assistance and resources to entrepreneurs in new and expanded markets around the nation. The Women’s Business Center of Utah identified [...]

3 04, 2018

President’s Message: A Time to Say Goodbye

By | 2018-04-03T08:44:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|3 Comments

In times of change, such as in farewells, it can be hard to find the right words to express the emotions one feels about the past, with its hundreds of memories, and the future, with all of its unknowns and new beginnings. I can tell you, I’m flooded with emotions—yes, with the sadness that comes [...]

31 03, 2018

William England Lived a Life of Gratitude, for His Family and the Utah-Based Trucking Company He Helped Build

By | 2018-05-25T11:17:49+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

William “Bill” England got his start in the trucking business, hauling goods between northern Utah and Idaho, when he was barely a teenager. England’s dad, Chester, strapped blocks to the brake and accelerator so his son could reach the pedals to drive, so the story goes, according to Sandra Okland, England’s daughter. Over the years, [...]