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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 [...]

7 12, 2018

UBR: December 3-7

By |2018-11-28T12:30:41-07:00December 7th, 2018|Blog|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, [...]

5 12, 2018

CEO Success Stories: Nathan Rafferty

By |2018-12-06T09:59:18-07:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, CEO Success Stories, Podcast, Policy|1 Comment

In the latest episode of the Salt Lake Chamber podcast "CEO Success Stories," Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, sits down with the CEO of Ski Utah, Nathan Rafferty, to hear about his leadership philosophy, best practices, the 2018-2019 ski season and more. If you have ideas or [...]

5 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber’s Statement on Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

By |2018-12-06T12:41:13-07:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Dec. 6, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal: “Utah’s economy is the envy of the nation and the result of fiscal discipline, smart management and forward-thinking decision-making. Throughout our history, [...]

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