March 6, 2017

Did you know March is Women’s History Month?

It is an annual month, celebrated all over the globe, which highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

Join the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center and World Trade Center Utah this Wednesday, March 8th, for the International Women’s Day Celebration – Exporting Your Ideas Abroad!

Learn how to take your products to international markets from a panel of seasoned professionals.

The panel will be moderated by Derek Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah.

You won’t want to miss out on this event.

Secure your spot today for the International Women’s Day Celebration with the Salt Lake Chamber and World Trade Center Utah on March 8TH at the Chamber.

March 7, 2017

Recently, 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 during the 2016 Legislative Session.

The study findings release key issues concerning non-compete agreements to better inform policymakers and business leaders

The study, conducted by Cicero, was over several months, and included 2,000 employees and 937 employers responding. Employees from a broad variety of private companies (both large, medium and small in size) were eligible.

Key developments from the study show:

  • Good information should drive good policy decisions.
  • All stakeholders have been very committed to the research first process. They have supported this unprecedented effort at collecting Utah specific information that will then drive their policy decisions.
  • The results of the study demonstrate that H.B. 251 in 2016 is working, addresses concerns from both sides of the issue, and creates a balance between protecting the interests of both employees and employers.

Due to this and our collaborative process, there has been agreement for no further legislation regarding non-compete agreements during this legislative session.

March 8, 2017

Utah’s employers can continue to lead the way in mitigating the negative health effects of Utah’s air quality.

How will they do this? By remaining aware and making simple changes to benefit their employees.

These choices will not only help keep the state’s workforce healthy, but it can also save businesses money and increase productivity. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Join the growing number of Utah businesses committed to clean air by becoming a Salt Lake Chamber Clean Air Champion and participating in this winter’s Inversion Mitigation Initiative. Visit com for more details.
  • Encourage employees to reduce unnecessary idling in their vehicles. This simple choice will decrease exposure to pollutants and improve the respiratory health of sensitive populations (children, adults with asthma or heart disease) and healthy individuals alike.
  • On bad air days, see if you can telework from home.
  • Lastly, assign an employee to receive air quality email alerts from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and forward the information other employees so they can limit driving, take transit, and carpool to work.

Try out one of these simple ways to make a difference in our air quality. Everything counts!

March 9, 2017

Join us for the March Business Women’s Forum Luncheon on the ‘Women’s Will to Lead’ on March 21st at the 50 West Club & Café.

Our presenter, Patricia Jones, CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, will be leading a discussion on women and policy.

The presentation will include the importance of women getting involved in public and civic office and the rippling affects women’s voices can have on those essential policy decisions.

Come learn how you can you can get involved in your community, as The League of Women Voters share leadership opportunities!

Don’t miss this important discussion with Patricia Jones on women and policy March 21st.

March 10, 2017

Are you a resident of Utah? Do you purchase medication? Do you wish there was a program to help you save on prescription prices?

There is – The Utah Drug Card Program. This service is absolutely free to all Utah residents. Plus, there are no premiums or deductibles associated with this program.

Membership to the Utah Drug Card program has no requirements. No income, age, pre-existing condition, deductible or waiting period restrictions.

The program is designed to help patients who do not have prescription drug coverage or have limitations to their current coverage.

The Utah Drug Card is partnered with companies that negotiate discounts directly with the pharmacies on over 20,000 name brand and generic drugs.

These discounts are passed directly to cardholders. This provides that the program has the lowest Rx Price Logic, guaranteeing you get the best pricing on your prescriptions.

You can save up to 75% on your medications, an average savings of around 30%.

Get yours today at: utahdrugcard.com