20 12, 2018

The Olympics: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By |2018-12-20T11:30:25-07:00December 20th, 2018|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

Utah got its Christmas gift a little early this year. Last week, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced it had selected Salt Lake City to bid on a future Winter Games, putting the capital city into the international competition to host another Winter Olympics, likely in 2030. The announcement may not have come as [...]

20 12, 2018

CBRE Forecasts Online Returns Could Total as Much as $37 Billion this Holiday Season

By |2018-12-20T09:55:36-07:00December 20th, 2018|Member News|0 Comments

Analysis By CBRE And Optoro Outlines Warehouse Space Required to Handle Returns, Rate of Value Loss For Returned Items Salt Lake City—Dec. 20, 2018—The voracious growth of e-commerce brings with it a costly byproduct—online returns—that CBRE calculates in a new report could total as much as $37 billion for this holiday season. Online returns often draw additional attention in [...]

19 12, 2018

Building Utah: Solutions to Utah’s Looming Housing Crisis

By |2018-12-20T12:10:35-07:00December 19th, 2018|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

For the first time in 40 years, Utah has more families looking for housing than we have housing units. Supply is not keeping up with demand, so much so that we currently have a 54,000 unit shortage. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with Clint Betts, executive director of Silicon Slopes and [...]

18 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber & Utah Transportation Coalition applaud Utah County for voting in favor of local transportation funding

By |2018-12-19T15:11:24-07:00December 18th, 2018|Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (December 18, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, and Wade Sherman, co-chair of the Utah Transportation Coalition issued the following statement on Utah County’s passage of .25% sales tax for transportation funding: “We applaud the Utah County Commission’s vote today in favor of the fourth-quarter cent [...]

14 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber Statement on Salt Lake City being chosen as USOC’s Winter Olympics bid city

By |2018-12-14T16:50:04-07:00December 14th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

“The Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, along with the business community across the state, are thrilled the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has chosen Salt Lake City to bid for a future Olympic Winter Games,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance and member of Utah’s Olympic [...]

13 12, 2018

Cidne Christensen: Brave and Bold – Helping Uplift Young Women Leaders

By |2018-12-13T10:49:52-07:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

This midterm election cycle Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected the youngest woman ever to the U.S. House of Representatives. In comparison, since 1950 there have been 27 men who were 30 or younger when elected. Before even taking her oath of office there have been reports of Ocasio-Cortez being confused for an intern or spouse, as [...]

13 12, 2018

Building Utah: How WGU is helping to address Utah’s workforce needs

By |2018-12-13T10:22:48-07:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Here at the Salt Lake Chamber one of our major priorities has always been education because we know the number one way to create and sustain a qualified workforce is through education. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with the new president of Western Governors University, Scott Pulsipher. Pulsipher discusses how WGU [...]

10 12, 2018

Dell Loy Hansen Named as the Utah CCIM 2019 Excellence Awards Hall of Fame Recipient

By |2018-12-11T10:05:43-07:00December 10th, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Salt Lake City, UT–December 10, 2018–The Utah Chapter of CCIM today announced that Dell Loy Hansen has been named the 2019 Excellence Awards Hall of Fame recipient. Held annually, the Excellence Awards honors professionals within Utah’s commercial real estate industry who exemplify the highest degree of business excellence. The event recognizes individuals spanning more than 14 specialties within [...]

7 12, 2018

UBR: December 3-7

By |2018-11-28T12:30:41-07:00December 7th, 2018|Blog, UBR|0 Comments

December 3, 2018 'Tis the season for donating to the food bank, volunteering at the homeless shelter, and buying presents for Sub for Santa. But did you know that Utahns do volunteering better than any other state? According to a report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Utah holds the number one [...]

7 12, 2018

New Program to Help Businesses Promote Quitting Tobacco

By |2018-12-07T09:23:52-07:00December 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is launching a new effort, Way to Quit Certified, with the help of the Salt Lake Chamber to educate business owners about the tobacco cessation tools available to their employees. Employees that smoke have about twice the lost production time per week than non-smokers, [...]