7 03, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber Announces Support for Compromise on Education Funding

By | 2018-03-07T16:30:48+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 7, 2018)— Today, the Salt Lake Chamber Executive Board voted to support a comprehensive package designed to increase investment in education funding by roughly $600 million by 2023. “The Salt Lake Chamber has been an ardent supporter of greater investment in Utah’s education system, modernizing our tax code and ensuring [...]

2 03, 2018

WTC Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber Statements on President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

By | 2018-03-02T16:44:28+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake City – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) President and CEO Derek B. Miller and Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie released the following statements about President Trump’s announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum: “The news of President Trump's steel and aluminum tariff is [...]

19 01, 2018

UBR: January 15-19

By | 2018-01-11T12:04:15+00:00 January 19th, 2018|UBR|0 Comments

January 15, 2018 It’s time once again to step out of the normal work environment to join colleagues, friends and other business professionals for networking and fun during this month’s Business After Hours. Join us on Thursday, January 25th as we kick off the new year in style at Lake Effect. Come see their newly [...]

2 01, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber Statement on Announced Retirement of Senator Orrin Hatch

By | 2018-01-04T09:08:47+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 2, 2018) - Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the announcement from Senator Orrin Hatch that he will be retiring at the end of his current term. “In the history of the State of Utah no other individual legislator has had [...]

28 11, 2017

Lane Beattie Announces His Retirement

By | 2017-11-28T15:10:34+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|1 Comment

Today, Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and the Downtown Alliance, announced his planned retirement. Beattie’s announcement comes after nearly 15 years at the helm of Utah’s largest and longest-serving business organization. “I cannot express how grateful I am to have been able to lead this great organization for the last [...]

27 11, 2017

The Salt Lake Chamber Takes a Stand on Tax Modernization

By | 2017-11-28T15:22:51+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

On November 27, 2017 Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, testified at the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee to share the business community’s perspective on efforts to modernize Utah’s tax code. Generally speaking, the Chamber has always supported tax policies that strengthen Utah’s economy and properly balances tax simplicity, efficiency, fairness, [...]

2 10, 2017

President’s Message: We All Have a Part to Play in Securing Our Economy

By | 2017-10-02T08:48:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Blog, Cybersecurity Month, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Oftentimes when speaking with our business community I find the topic of cybersecurity commonly shrouded in myth and misapprehension. I hear, “Cybersecurity is only for IT staff to worry about,” “I’m not a target,” “I can’t afford it,” or “I’m not sure what to do.” In an effort to extinguish these cybersecurity falsehoods, reinforce awareness [...]

1 09, 2017

President’s Message: Guiding the Transformation of Utah’s Future Economy

By | 2017-09-01T09:34:46+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that another summer is soon coming to a close. The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and before long the leaves will start to change reminding us all that a new season is upon us. If you pay attention to the natural environment, which cycles through phases [...]

1 08, 2017

President’s Message: To Solve Workforce Challenges, Simply Get Involved

By | 2017-08-02T08:52:53+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press|0 Comments

I always enjoy meeting with business leaders from across the state to discuss their company’s successes and challenges. Whether visiting with members of the technology or manufacturing industry, small business owners or large bankers, I’ve noticed a universally held concern about the future of business growth in the state of Utah ­­– the need for [...]

26 06, 2017

Health Secretary Tom Price pitches health care reform bill in Utah visit

By | 2017-07-14T09:19:33+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Originally published by Ben Lockhart in the Deseret News on June 26, 2017. SANDY — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price made his pitch for the health care reform bill currently pending in the Senate Monday during a stop in Utah. Price also took questions from multiple business leaders about health care [...]