16 06, 2016

Untangling the Red Tape

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 16th, 2016|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a new overtime regulation, raising the eligibility ceiling for overtime pay. The price tag for employers to comply with the new regulation equates to around $592.7 million. Sadly, the DOL’s regulation is just one of the pieces burdening business in a jungle of red tape. A National Association [...]

15 06, 2016

Improving the Best State for Business

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 15th, 2016|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

Regulatory costs are a major concern for business. And luckily Utah is home on one of the premier business climates in the nation. We as a business community reap the benefits of our elected officials streamlining our rules. In 2011 Governor Herbert tasked his administration to eliminate unnecessary business regulations and as a result the [...]

13 06, 2016

Smarter Regulations at the Local Level

By |2016-06-13T12:45:07-07:00June 13th, 2016|Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s entrepreneurial spirit often runs at odds with the complexity of local regulations. There is no question that a new economy and the business models that come with it are questioning the status quo, but it can be much simpler than that. For example, a local Utah family just recently closed their snow-shake business because [...]

13 06, 2016

Salt Lake Chamber Receives Five-Star Accreditation

By |2016-06-13T08:29:51-07:00June 13th, 2016|Blog, News & Press|0 Comments

U.S. Chamber of Commerce awards Salt Lake Chamber highest designation for chamber accreditation Salt Lake City, Utah (June 13, 2016) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 awarded accreditation to the Salt Lake Chamber for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact within in the [...]

10 06, 2016

UBR: June 6-10

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 10th, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

June 6, 2016 On August 25, the National Park Service will turn 100 years old! To celebrate their centennial birthday, they launched a “Find Your Park” movement, aimed to inspire Americans to get out and visit a national park. So what does this celebration mean for Utah’s national parks? Well, after experiencing record park visitation [...]

10 06, 2016

The Overtime Rule Will Cost Small Businesses Big Time

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Excerpt from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Above the Fold June 9, 2016. Author is Maxine Turner, president of Cuisine Unlimited and Salt Lake Chamber Board member. Read the original article here. To the 45th President of the United States From: Maxine Turner Dear 45, When you take office next January, please don’t forget small businesses [...]

10 06, 2016

2016 Elections: A Consequential Year for Business

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 10th, 2016|Policy|0 Comments

2016 is a landmark year for elections. Nearly every office on the federal, state and local levels will be on the ballot. At the federal level Utahns will vote in a Presidential election, one U.S. Senate election and four U.S. House elections. At the state level Utahns will have the opportunity to vote for their [...]

8 06, 2016

Podcast 01.15: Branding a “Bucket List Destination”

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 8th, 2016|Podcast|0 Comments

Podcast 01.15: Branding a "Bucket List Destination" Do you know much about Utah's "Life Elevated" brand and what makes the state a "Bucket List Destination?" In the latest episode of Building Utah, we spoke with Vicki Varela, Managing Director of Tourism, Film and Global Branding for the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, on [...]

8 06, 2016

2016 Elections: Support Your Local Business Community

By |2017-03-07T15:06:39-07:00June 8th, 2016|Policy|0 Comments

The Importance of Business A vibrant economy leads to the creation of jobs, revenue, higher wages and a better standard of living. The Salt Lake Chamber recognizes that in order to achieve benefits of such an economy the Utah business community must be effectively engaged in the world of policy-making to promote changes in areas [...]