28 11, 2017

Lane Beattie Announces His Retirement

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

5 06, 2017

Records reflect UTA-Salt Lake City stalemate over $68.5M airport TRAX extension funding

By | June 5th, 2017|Blog, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Matthew Piper, The Salt Lake Tribune, on June 5, 2017. The debt-mired Utah Transit Authority says it has dug through its seat cushions and come up $58 million short of the $68.5 million cost of relocating the Salt Lake City International Airport TRAX station. Without some blend of financial assistance from Salt [...]

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 [...]

7 05, 2017

Op-ed: Business leadership key to solving Utah’s water challenges

By | May 7th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Lane Beattie and Jennifer M. Gerholdt in the Deseret News on May 7, 2017. Last year’s particularly wet winter coupled with reports that Utah’s drought is “over” may provide a false pretense that Utahns no longer need to worry about water conservation. The truth is, water remains a critical and complex issue [...]

29 04, 2017

Lane Beattie Honored as 38th Giant in Our City

By | April 29th, 2017|Policy|0 Comments

Past Chairs honor Lane Beattie for his contributions to the Business Community SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (April 28, 2017) – Utah’s business and community leaders gathered Friday evening at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater to celebrate the Salt Lake Chamber’s 130th Anniversary. What many will be surprised to learn is that during [...]