16 01, 2015

The Rich Years

By |2017-03-07T15:06:58-07:00January 16th, 2015|Chamber History, Max Rich Years|0 Comments

When Maxwell E. Rich was named executive vice president and secretary of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce on August 1, 1964, he confided to reporters that “Two jobs in the service of our state have always appealed to me as the most desirable–the job I am leaving and the one I am taking.” [...]

14 01, 2015

The First Olympic Bid

By |2017-03-07T15:06:58-07:00January 14th, 2015|Blog, Chamber History, Max Rich Years|0 Comments

The early seeds for the “superb” Salt Lake Winter Games in 2002 were planted, in part, by a Chamber of Commerce effort in the 1960s. Calvin Rampton was governor when Utah first tossed its hat into the Olympic ring. He was barely into the first year of his first term when he got together with [...]

13 01, 2015

Thrown Down in Judo

By |2017-03-07T15:06:58-07:00January 13th, 2015|Chamber History, Max Rich Years|0 Comments

As officers of the Olympics for Utah Inc. came back from Rome in 1966, having lost their first try to host the Winter Olympics, Maxwell Rich was convinced of one thing. Salt Lake City had to establish itself as a serious player in international sports events if it wanted to be taken seriously. Thus did [...]

11 01, 2015

The Port of Salt Lake City

By |2016-11-16T15:35:32-07:00January 11th, 2015|Blog, Chamber History, Max Rich Years|0 Comments

It was just a truckload of machine ball bearings, but it made history in 1969 by becoming the first shipment of Utah-made products processed by the new U.S. Customs office at the Salt Lake Municipal Airport. More than that, it signaled a break away from a hold that Denver held over Utah businesses. Before this [...]