28 06, 2017

June 2017 Interim Recap

By | June 28th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. This month a number of key items we discussed: Transportation Governance and Funding Task [...]

16 06, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber receives Communications Excellence Award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

By | June 16th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) recently announced the winners of its Communications Excellence awards program. The Salt Lake Chamber is proud to report our "2017 Salt Lake Chamber Public Policy Guide" was selected as an Awards of Excellence winner. Our Public Policy Guide serves as the Chamber’s guiding document on public policy. [...]

15 06, 2017

P2020 Forum: Higher Education & Workforce Development Recap

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

This year’s second Prosperity 2020 Forum focused around higher education and workforce development, a main facet of Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan. The panel was moderated by Sean Slatter, president and CEO of Logistic Strategies, Inc. and included Vance Checketts, vice president of Dell EMC, Pres. Deneece Huftalin of Salt Lake Community College, Megen [...]

14 06, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber and World Trade Center Utah submit comments to federal register regarding NAFTA

By | June 14th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Following up on their February 2017 open letter to Utah’s congressional leaders, the Salt Lake Chamber and World Trade Center Utah recently submitted comments to the federal register regarding forthcoming North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The letter was addressed to the chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee and reiterated the essential role [...]

13 06, 2017

Burying History: Salt Lake Chamber Replaces 108-year-old Time Capsule

By | June 13th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (June 13, 2017) – Today the Salt Lake Chamber placed a time capsule into the original cornerstone of the Commercial Club Building. The new time capsule replaces the 108-year-old time capsule Commercial Club members hid away on July 5th, 1909. “What a historic day,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the [...]

5 06, 2017

State’s New Regulatory Website Eases Business Participation in Rulemaking Process

By | June 5th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Last fall, the Salt Lake Chamber released a new report which outlines suggestions on how the State can improve Utah’s premier business climate through regulation reform. The Cost of Doing Business: Improving Utah’s Regulatory System report details limitations within Utah’s existing administrative rules process and important areas where the State has room for improvement. A critical [...]

2 06, 2017

38-15-1: Federal Update June 2, 2017

By | June 2nd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber policy team wanted to provide you an update on what to expect from Congress before the summer recess. The Timeline: Congress will be in session for seven weeks before we hit August recess, and only an additional 3-4 weeks in September before the current federal government funding ends on September 30. The Salt Lake [...]

1 06, 2017

President’s Message: A Pro-Business Legislature Empowers Utah’s Free Enterprise Economy

By | June 1st, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

It’s no secret that Utah is doing something right. It’s splashed all over the headlines of CNBC, Forbes, Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report that Utah is the best place to live, work, learn and play. The secret to our success, however, appears to be a little more elusive. What makes Utah so [...]

22 05, 2017

Experts Tell Business Leaders It’s Time to Build in Utah

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Friday, May 19th marked the end of National Infrastructure Week 2017. This year, Utah celebrated in a big way by hosting Time to Build Utah at the Salt Lake Chamber, and Speaker Greg Hughes participated on a panel at the national event in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Chamber. The Chamber proudly hosted business and community [...]