October 2, 2017

The Salt Lake Chamber is making significant strides in its goal of building bridges with Utah’s Tech Sector. In August, the Chamber signed an agreement with Silicon Slopes.

By partnering with the tech nonprofit, the Chamber looks to build upon our current and fruitful partnership with the Utah Technology Council, and engage with this next generation of emerging business leaders to apply their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to solve some of our most pressing community challenges.

Building on this new partnership, the Salt Lake Chamber led a small delegation to visit another western technology hub – Austin, Texas – to learn some of the best practices in supporting and engaging with technology companies.

Some things we learned on the trip: Utah is headed in the right direction on tech engagement, but we need to focus more attention on our start-up economy. And we need to get ahead of education, transportation and housing affordability if we want a leg up on the competition.

To learn more about our trip and our efforts to engage with our state’s burgeoning tech sector, visit slchamber.com/blog.

October 3, 2017

Adding sensors or controls to lighting systems makes saving energy easy and consistent — so you don’t have to think about it.

For example, when used in refrigerated cases, controls illuminate the products in the case as the customer approaches, then turn off or dim when no one is near.

This technology can be employed outdoors too.

LED fixtures with advanced dimming, or occupancy controls, allow lights to dim when activity is low.

When sensors detect motion, the exterior lighting brightens instantly. This trigger alerts occupants or security cameras of nearby activity.

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business program provides incentives for lighting controls.

Since pre-approval is required for lighting projects, contact Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com, before you start your project.

October 4, 2017

The new Salt Lake City International Airport is still a few years away from opening its doors, but an orientation process geared towards concessions and doing business at the new airport is about to begin.

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports, in collaboration with the Women’s Business Center, is offering a training to help businesses understand what is required to operate a concession within the Terminal and Concourses at the airport.

Operating a business at the Airport is unique in that it is a city-owned facility that is largely regulated by the federal government in a highly-secure environment.

In addition, there are limited opportunities for concessionaires to enter the airport due to limited space, low turnover and long lease terms.

You’ll learn all you’ll need to know at the Business Essentials: Doing Business with the New Salt Lake City Airport on October 11th from 3pm to 5pm at the Salt Lake Chamber.

Admission is $10.

September 5, 2017

If you’re a resident of Utah – you and your family have access to a FREE statewide Prescription Drug Program.

The Utah Drug Card can save you up to 75% on prescription medications.

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 has partnered with companies that negotiate discounts directly with the pharmacies. Then these discounts are passed directly to cardholders.

There are no restrictions, no forms and no waiting periods!

Plus, there are no premiums or deductibles associated with this program.

And the best part – the Utah Drug card is FREE to all residents.

Don’t miss out on incredible prescription savings.

Get yours today at UtahDrugCard.com

September 6, 2017

Utah’s tourism industry is making moves to become more environmentally friendly.

Last month, the Salt Palace Convention Center, South Towne Expo Center, Visit Salt Lake, Utah Food Services and PSAV were all awarded Level 1 Sustainability Certification.

The certification is part of a larger effort to get international sustainability certification in order to promote Utah’s tourism industry – especially the convention sector.

For the Salt Palace Convention Center – being sustainable means more than just offering recycling to its convention participants.

When doTerra’s global convention wrapped up last month – there were custom stages to breakdown, specially installed carpet to tear out and 1,600 leftover meals. All of that could have gone into the garbage.

Instead, the stages were given to public schools; the carpet was donated to Habitat for Humanity, and the meals were taken to Catholic Community Services to feed the hungry.

We want to thank all of these groups for doing their part to ensure Utah remains the best place to live, work, learn and play.