August 24,2015

We are happy to report that the planning to address conservation, preservation and economic issues of the central Wasatch Mountain’s most critical recreation areas has begun. Gov. Herbert joined elected officials recently officially signing the Mountain Accord. The Mountain Accord is a 16 page document that represents a consensus of policymakers and community leaders.

This is a long-range plan to manage transportation and conservation interests in the central Wasatch Mountains, while at the same time balancing the protection of water and land resources.The governor said “this is a win-win approach to how we protect and preserve our central Wasatch and still allow for the ski industry and economic development to occur that would be appropriate.”

The accord represents the commitment of more than 20 organizations to ensure future generations can enjoy all of the activities Utahns enjoy today. The Salt Lake Chamber. We stand as the voice of business.

August 25, 2015

In 1887 when the Salt Lake Chamber began, the city was still in many ways a dusty frontier town. Much had happened since the pioneers first drove their wagons into the valley 40 years earlier, but Salt Lake needed a cohesive business community.

The Chamber helped pave the way as those early businesses joined forces to provide a dynamic and thriving community. They also fostered service opportunities to make life better for local residents.

Looking back on the history of Salt Lake, every major event and accomplishment has felt the influence of the Chamber. As we look ahead to the decades to come, the Salt Lake Chamber will be central to the business community continuing to be innovative, vibrant and thriving.

To find out how the Salt Lake Chamber can be a partner in your business success. Go to slchamber.com. The Salt Lake Chamber. We stand as the voice of business.

August 26, 2015

Do you have a great business idea? OR an entrepreneur ready to accelerate your business, but aren’t sure where to start?

Jump Start Training with the Women’s Business Center at the Salt Lake Chamber is the perfect place for you.

Jump Start Training sessions are held twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at the Chamber offices downtown. At this training you will learn the fundamental principles an aspiring entrepreneur needs to know.

Learn how to find a competitive edge, grab the attention of your target audience, set up a business for success, and meet your entrepreneurial goals. After each seminar, there are one-on-one business consultations with the excellent staff at the Women’s Business Center.

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays for Jump Start Training at the Chamber. Learn more at slchamber.com. The Salt Lake Chamber. We stand as the voice of business.

August 27, 2015

Utah is one the best states in the nation to start and grow a small business. With more than 86,000 small firms in Utah, employing more than 500,000 people, small business is the heart and soul of our state’s economy.

That’s at least 86,000 Utahns that must make a payroll each week, need to collect and pay taxes regularly, and have a sense of personal responsibility to their employees and the families well-being. More than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three jobs in the U.S. each year.

Running a small business takes passion, vision and inspiration to make it successful. We at the Chamber are proud of all the small businesses in Utah that make such a difference to our communities and the lives of small business employees. The Salt Lake Chamber. We stand as the voice of business.

August 28, 2015

We were saddened to learn of the passing of former Chamber President Fred Ball.

Fred Ball left a legacy of influence at the Salt Lake Chamber and throughout the state’s business community that has been felt for more than 30 years, and continues to this day. His tireless efforts as a promoter of Utah business sustained and enhanced the impact of our state on a local, regional and national level.

His enduring career defined him though, not only as a stalwart example of business leadership, but also as a man who cared deeply for the well-being and prosperity of his community and its members.

Truly, Fred’s kindness and influence will be missed, but like his legacy, will also be remembered for generations. The Salt Lake Chamber and Utah’s business community extend our heartfelt condolences and support to the Ball family at this time. We’ve lost a strong leader. He will be deeply missed.