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1 08, 2022

President’s Message: Salt Lake’s “Field of Dreams”

By |2022-07-29T05:00:55-07:00August 1st, 2022|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

“If you build it, they will come” – The iconic line from the famous baseball film Field of Dreams captured the imagination of a generation. As a community of innovators, creators and entrepreneurs, this rings true. Over the past several decades, our state and capital city have seen significant development, and with it, an influx [...]

1 07, 2022

President’s Message: Clean Air is All Our Business

By |2022-07-05T08:06:28-07:00July 1st, 2022|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

The summer months welcome warm weather and turn our majestic mountains green with new growth. Unfortunately, that same mountainous view can also worsen the air quality, hindering our ability to enjoy Utah’s great outdoors.  Luckily, we are not powerless when it comes to our air. While the quality of Utah’s air is exacerbated by geography [...]

1 06, 2022

President’s Message: The City as Cultural Experience Capital

By |2022-06-02T09:43:19-07:00June 1st, 2022|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

As warmer weather brings more people out of homes and into our vibrant Capital City, I am reminded that the soul of any community is rooted in its culture — the steady hum of entertainment, restaurants and events that bring a place to life. We are fortunate to have all of those things and more [...]

18 04, 2022

Utah Ranked #1 for COVID-19 Response

By |2022-04-18T12:07:23-07:00April 18th, 2022|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

As we pass the two-year mark of the coronavirus pandemic, the challenges and outcomes are continuous yet measurable. Recently, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ranked Utah #1 for response to COVID-19. The impacts of the pandemic are not finished and some of the deepest damage still feels fresh, nevertheless, we should all feel [...]

4 04, 2022

President’s Message: Prioritizing Your Cyber Risk Management

By |2022-04-07T07:54:07-07:00April 4th, 2022|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Cyberattacks against government targets and business infrastructure garnered major headlines last year. From ransomware and spyware to zero-days and phishing, the number of targets and capabilities of bad actors continues to grow. Any actions taking place online deserve our highest consideration for protection and defense. Cyber attacks cannot only cripple key infrastructure and business functions, [...]

2 03, 2022

President’s Message: Tough Minds and Tender Hearts

By |2022-04-01T12:08:07-07:00March 2nd, 2022|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr. gave the sermon titled “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart” in Montgomery, Alabama at the end of August, 1959. His advice from more than a half-century ago has broad and timely applicability for today’s many divisions. Legendary Mike Singletary recently said “if you are an American, you belong to me,” [...]

5 01, 2022

President’s Message: Priorities Matter for Business and Policy

By |2022-01-05T09:38:44-07:00January 5th, 2022|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

2021 was a year of growth and expansion for Utah’s economy in the face of inflation, supply chain disruptions and proliferating coronavirus variants. Our collective pulling together during the pandemic continues to impress leaders and commentators nationally. At the start of every new year, leaders begin to pursue new goals or priorities within their organization. [...]

3 11, 2021

President’s Message: Give Back & Give Thanks

By |2021-11-17T21:24:38-07:00November 3rd, 2021|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

The holiday season is upon us, and despite persistent challenges in our businesses and lives, it is imperative to reflect on our blessings and look for opportunities to serve others. Among the many things that merit our thanksgiving, Salt Lake City and Utah are moving forward, committed to growth, prosperity, and opportunity for all. This [...]

1 10, 2021

President’s Message: When it Comes to the Spirit of America the Past is Prologue

By |2021-10-07T08:47:51-07:00October 1st, 2021|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber took a delegation of business leaders to Washington D.C. last month to deliver our federal priorities, as well as reflect on the importance of sustaining the Spirit of America during a time of growing rancour and division. Business is the lifeblood of our economy, providing jobs to families -- allowing them [...]

12 08, 2021

President’s Message: The Most Dangerous Words in Business

By |2021-08-12T13:03:19-07:00August 12th, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

The launch last month of our new initiative entitled the Wasatch Innovation Network caused my reflection on the meaning of innovating and changing for the better. Creative engagement is the hallmark of a growing business -- dynamic, customer focused, and ready to adapt in an ever-changing market environment.  Most businesses are engaged in two competitive [...]

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