2 06, 2021

President’s Message: Bringing People Back Together for Community, Culture and Celebration

By |2021-06-02T20:38:38-07:00June 2nd, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

The past year was one of learning and change. Like you and your business, the Salt Lake Chamber never slowed down during the pandemic, and we want to keep up the pace as we transition back to “regular order.” This month represents a full-throttle push to bring people back together, share the downtown community, and [...]

16 11, 2020

President’s Message November: Utah’s COVID-19 Transmission Index & State of Emergency Declaration

By |2020-11-16T18:10:16-07:00November 16th, 2020|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

We are at another inflection point with the coronavirus in our state. Many of you have heard about the statewide “Stay Safe to Stay Open” program to encourage businesses to take a voluntary pledge to follow basic public health best practices provided by the Utah Department of Health. That remains a key priority of the [...]

10 09, 2020

2020 Salt Lake Chamber Message

By |2020-09-10T19:23:25-07:00September 10th, 2020|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Utah’s business and community leaders gathered for the Salt Lake Chamber’s 133rd Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast. Attendees helped recognize Chamber volunteers and community leaders that have shown exemplary support over the past year by committing their time and abilities to further the Chamber’s mission and bolster the business community. During the [...]

1 07, 2020

President’s Message July: Freedom and Our Responsibilities

By |2020-07-02T11:16:18-07:00July 1st, 2020|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

As we enter the summer months, it is natural for us to reflect on our freedoms and the beauty of this land we call home. Most people did not expect to spend 2020 confronting a pandemic, economic challenges, civic unrest, the restructuring of our social lives and a few earthquakes thrown in for good measure. [...]

1 06, 2020

President’s Message: Stay Safe to Stay Open

By |2020-06-01T07:15:55-07:00June 1st, 2020|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber’s “Stay Safe to Stay Open” initiative provides guidelines for businesses and consumers to move Utah’s economy from orange to yellow to green, offering best practices and access to resources that can be used by retail stores, restaurants, and others as we overcome effects of the coronavirus. In the beginning, the core [...]

1 04, 2020

President’s Message: Utah Leads Together – A Plan and Purpose

By |2020-04-01T13:51:37-07:00April 1st, 2020|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Pandemics and earthquakes remind us of what’s important in life — our health, families, jobs and a state we call home. During this era of social distancing, we can learn the power of “social persistence”, as we pass through what Thomas Paine would have called “times that try men’s souls.” But we need to remember [...]

1 02, 2020

President’s Message: Air Quality is Everyone’s Business

By |2020-02-03T12:06:44-07:00February 1st, 2020|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

While the majesty of Utah’s mountains are inspiring and full of recreational possibilities, they also create a natural barrier that can adversely affect our air quality during the winter months, especially along the Wasatch Front. An EDCUtah survey of Salt Lake City businesses ranks air quality as the factor in most need of improvement to [...]

2 01, 2020

President’s Message: The Future is Here

By |2020-01-02T08:31:18-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

For many years, state and community leaders have looked forward to the year 2020 as a future milestone for setting goals and developing policy. The future is here! And we can’t help but reflect on where Utah — and particularly its economy and community — stands in terms of where we were, where we are, [...]

2 12, 2019

President’s Message: Homeless Shelters Transition: We Must Provide Refuge and Assistance to Those in Need

By |2019-12-02T11:05:56-07:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

As Shelter the Homeless is following through on plans to build and staff new resource centers and has closed the Road Home shelter on Rio Grande Avenue, some are expressing concern that people in need will literally be left out in the cold. These concerns are borne out of empathy and compassion — great qualities [...]

31 10, 2019

President’s Message: Utahns are Forming the Future

By |2019-10-31T09:13:46-07:00October 31st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, President's Message|0 Comments

Opinion surveys can be invaluable when it comes to building a strategy and setting corporate objectives. They can also help us better understand priority areas as citizens. Toward this end, the Salt Lake Chamber provides the regular CEOutlook, as well as the new Utah Outlook, to gauge opinion from Utahns throughout the state. Polls are [...]

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