Blog 2017-10-20T08:37:32+00:00

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Lori Williams: 4 Things my Grandmother Taught me that Women in the World need Today

In reviewing suggested topics from the Business Women’s Forum participants survey this year, one stood out to me: women we need in the world today. Recently, there’s been more trending in the news and media regarding equality, the wage gap and empowerment. In light of these things, I’ve been thinking about my late grandmother’s life. My grandmother graduated from [...]

June 18th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Mayor Julie Fullmer: How We’re Accommodating Vineyard’s Explosive Growth

Originally published by Julie Fullmer in Daily Herald on June 17, 2018 Gov. Gary Herbert came to tour Vineyard, which is Utah's fastest-growing city, located in the heart of Utah County. He came right after the state put out numbers showing Vineyard’s consistent growth rate and trajectory. With Utah growing twice as fast as the nation as a whole, Utah [...]

June 17th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Utah Legislative Races to Watch in 2018 Primary

Originally published by Katie McKellar in Deseret News on June 17, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Heading into the June 26 primary, 12 Utah House seats and five Senate seats have contenders vying to be the nominee for their political parties — and of those, Democrats, in particular, are having an interesting year. The vacancy being left by the Legislature's [...]

June 17th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Utah May See a Wave of Wealthy People Buying Million-Dollar Homes. And it Could Drive up Prices for Everyone.

Originally published by Tony Semerad in The Salt Lake Tribune on June 16, 2018 Wealthy out-of-staters drawn by Utah’s many charms have lifted sales of million-dollar homes along the Wasatch Front in recent years. Now, thanks to the latest federal tax reform, some economists are predicting that steady flow of rich homebuyers could turn into a flood, potentially pushing already-high [...]

June 16th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Immigration Task Force of the Salt Lake Chamber Statement on the Nomination of Ronald Mortensen to Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (June 15, 2018) – The Salt Lake Chamber Immigration Task Force issued the following statement on the nomination of Ronald Mortensen to Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration: “The Salt Lake Chamber has spent significant time developing a pragmatic and business-friendly approach to comprehensive immigration reform. That is one of the reasons we [...]

June 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

New Pilot Program Seeks to make Renovation a Tool in Addressing Affordable Housing Crisis

Originally published by Utah Business on June 15, 2018 Salt Lake City–Today, Salt Lake City announced a pilot renovation program aimed at preserving existing affordable housing stock throughout the City. Salt Lake City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Division (HAND) kicked-off the program with a $1 million Notice of Funding Availability to attract owners of multi-family housing to apply. The pilot [...]

June 15th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments