23 03, 2017

U.S. Chamber, Salt Lake Chamber Bring Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign to Salt Lake City

By | March 23rd, 2017|Blog, Cybersecurity Month, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Salt Lake Chamber, hosted a cybersecurity conference today aimed at helping small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs. “One of the biggest threats to Utah business that often goes unmentioned: cyber attacks,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO [...]

22 03, 2017

Utah’s Congressional Delegation Recognized for Pro-Business Votes

By | March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its How They Voted scorecard honoring all six members of Utah’s congressional delegation for their support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 114th Congress. “Once again, Utah’s federal delegation has been true ambassadors of the best state for [...]

10 03, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Updates Week 7

By | March 10th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

After 45 days, we're excited to share that Utah's 2017 General Legislative session is in the books. This session has been tremendous for Utah's business community. While there is still work to be done, we cannot help but applaud the Legislature. We also sincerely appreciate all of your efforts this session as business leaders. Without [...]

9 03, 2017

Utah County’s Economy Continues to Thrive

By | March 9th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Utah is no stranger when it comes to accolades and honors, most recently the Provo-Orem metropolitan area came out on top as the fastest growing area in the nation by the Brookings Institution. The comprehensive study examined metropolitan area growth from 2010-2015, overall prosperity and inclusion to gain insight into key areas of the economy. [...]

8 03, 2017

2017 Cybersecurity Conference: Protecting our National and Economic Security

By | March 8th, 2017|Blog, Policy|1 Comment

Cybersecurity is becoming a fiercely debated issue following attacks in the political realm to breaking news on information leaks in the private sector. As the world becomes more interconnected government, business, and individuals are becoming more vulnerable to cyber threats. Every day, new tools and techniques are developed to resolve challenges in our security, but [...]

7 03, 2017

Inside the Beltway: Guest Blog by Utah’s Senator Lee

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

What happened last month Since President Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, the Senate has focused a large part of its floor time to confirming the President’s nominees. As of the end of February, the Senate with the support of Senator Lee has confirmed General Mattis as Secretary of Defense, General Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security, [...]

3 03, 2017

38-15-1 Legislative Updates Week 6

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

We're closing in on the final few days of the 2017 General Legislative Session, and well, it can't come soon enough! The major issues are all coming to a head. As such, we've decided to give you a brief summary of the outstanding pieces of the session. Budget: Legislators finalized aspects of the budget this week, including [...]

3 03, 2017

Tax Reform 101

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

The elephant in the room, at this point in Utah’s general legislative session, is the long-awaited comprehensive tax reform package. As you may recall, our President and CEO, Lane Beattie urged for tax reform to be the central focus of the session in early February and it appears this is coming to fruition. As a [...]

1 03, 2017

Deregulation: The Protection and Advancement of Small Business

By | March 1st, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

President Trump recently signed an executive order requiring that federal agencies cut two sets of regulations for every new regulation implemented. This is good news for the business community, who can often be bogged down by federal regulation. The reasoning behind the order is to protect small businesses from damaging regulations that hurt their potential [...]

25 02, 2017

Utah Non-compete Study Results Now Available | No Further Legislative Action in 2017

By | February 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

No Further Legislative Action to be taken in 2017 Utah General Legislative Session SALT LAKE CITY (February 25, 2017) – Yesterday, the Salt Lake Chamber in collaboration with a working group of legislators and members of the business community, released the findings from a study conducted in response to the passage of H.B. 251, post-employment [...]