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 [...]

2 10, 2019

President’s Message: The Chamber’s Power is in its Members

By |2019-10-08T10:56:06-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

What a year it has been! As I think about the past twelve months, I’m reminded that the power of the Salt Lake Chamber is in its actively engaged members. Thanks to dedicated business leaders like you, the Chamber has stood as the voice of business, supported our members’ success and championed community prosperity for [...]

4 09, 2019

President’s Message: Securing Utah’s Future Through Rural Development

By |2019-09-04T20:51:41-07:00September 4th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Many companies along the Wasatch Front are struggling to find the personnel required to thrive, and yet many rural areas are struggling for employment opportunities. Through a geographical shift, and perhaps a shift in mindset as well, the workforce demands of the Wasatch Front and the employment needs of rural Utah can connect to ease [...]

1 08, 2019

President’s Message: Empowering Our Members Through Information

By |2019-08-01T10:24:08-07:00August 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

As Utah’s business leader, providing the business community key information on Utah’s economy is central to our mission. As such, we are excited to share with you a new benefit of membership—the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Outlook. Given the success of the Chamber's CEOutlook, we are pleased to announce that the concept has now expanded [...]

1 07, 2019

President’s Message: The State of Utah Business

By |2019-07-01T07:09:04-07:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet with chamber leaders from across the country. Our conversations focused around the following themes: growing opposition to business, economic growth and free enterprise. Our state stands in stark contrast to what is happening in many places around the country. Increasingly business is viewed as a [...]