10 06, 2015

Lori Chillingworth Named Chair of Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors, Keith McMullin Named Vice Chair

By |2017-03-07T15:06:53-07:00June 10th, 2015|Blog, News & Press|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2015) The Salt Lake Chamber has named Lori Chillingworth, executive vice president of Zions Bank, as the 107th person to serve as chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors. Chillingworth will begin her one-year term as chair starting on July 1, 2015. “We are fortunate to have Lori [...]

4 06, 2015

Non-Discrimination and Religious Freedom Act is Good for Business, Must be Thoughtfully Carried Out by Employers

By |2017-03-07T15:06:53-07:00June 4th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari The Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Act, which went into effect on May 12, prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It also protects employees who want to express their religious or moral beliefs in the workplace “in a reasonable, non-disruptive, and non-harassing way.” The [...]

4 06, 2015

Deadline Extension for HTF – A Welcome Move?

By |2017-03-07T15:06:53-07:00June 4th, 2015|Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari Pressure is building on Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress to find a permanent solution for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The May 31 deadline to extend highway and transit funding has now been extended by two months to July 31, 2015.  On May 23 the U.S. Senate [...]

2 06, 2015

Utah Economist Weighs in on Minimum Wage Debate

By |2015-10-21T15:30:21-07:00June 2nd, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Article by Spencer Ricks originally published by KSL.com on Friday, May 29, 2015. "But raising the minimum wage in Utah will not be without consequences, said Natalie Gochnour, chief economist for the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Gochnour said an increase in Utah’s minimum wage is unlikely to happen before the federal minimum wage is [...]