23 05, 2019

Buy Local: It’s Good for Your Health and the Economy

By |2019-05-23T09:40:21-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Prosperity Project|0 Comments

This month marks the return of local summer farmers markets. This increasingly popular way of getting fresh, local food to the dinner table is not only good for your health, but it’s also good for the local economy and it’s driving the growth that we’re seeing in Utah’s agriculture industry. According to the 2017 Agriculture [...]

22 04, 2019

Water Conservation Should Remain a Priority For Us All

By |2019-04-22T08:42:35-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Prosperity Project|0 Comments

As the weather starts to warm and the snow starts to melt, Utah’s water sources are replenished and the threat of another drought emergency starts to dissipate. However, one good snow year doesn’t mean we’re in the clear. One good winter doesn’t mean Utah has made it out of its 19-year drought. Mother nature’s unpredictable [...]

26 03, 2019

We Must Not Forget the Principles of The Utah Compact

By |2019-03-26T08:22:10-07:00March 26th, 2019|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

In November 2010, the debate over immigration policy was at the forefront of the national conversation. Arizona had passed a bill that was soon to be considered in the Utah Legislature. Unfortunately, the debate quickly turned vitriolic. Concerned with the ramifications of adopting a controversial policy and the impact that course of action would have [...]

27 02, 2019

The State of Good: Introducing Utah Community Builders

By |2019-02-27T10:07:28-07:00February 27th, 2019|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

While it is true that Utah has the fastest growing economy in the country right now, we would be making a mistake if we patted ourselves on the back and said that it had mostly to do with things we had done. We all, collectively as a business community, certainly have had a role to [...]

28 01, 2019

Giving of Ourselves when the ‘Season of Giving’ is Over

By |2019-01-28T19:40:20-07:00January 28th, 2019|Prosperity Project|0 Comments

As February draws near, the holiday season is long in the rearview of our mind. The season of giving is gone, the New Year resolution has likely lost its luster and it's full steam ahead for 2019. Our hearts which grew a little larger, as we counted our blessings, reflected on what we were thankful [...]

20 12, 2018

The Olympics: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By |2018-12-20T11:30:25-07:00December 20th, 2018|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

Utah got its Christmas gift a little early this year. Last week, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced it had selected Salt Lake City to bid on a future Winter Games, putting the capital city into the international competition to host another Winter Olympics, likely in 2030. The announcement may not have come as [...]

30 11, 2018

The votes have been tallied, now the real work begins

By |2018-11-30T16:07:32-07:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

More than two weeks after the polls closed, a winner was announced in the race to represent the people of Utah’s 4th Congressional District.  Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, claimed victory over Representative Mia Love by less than 700 votes. And thus concludes what has been called one of the nastiest races Utah [...]

1 11, 2018

Building a Prosperous Business Starts with Building Up People

By |2018-11-01T12:21:28-07:00November 1st, 2018|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

On the heels of National Manufacturing Day, I had the opportunity to visit one of Utah’s largest medical device manufacturers—Merit Medical. As I walked through the halls of Merit’s expansive South Jordan campus I wasn’t just struck by its size, but more so the ability of the company’s Chairman, CEO and Founder, Fred Lampropoulos, to [...]

23 08, 2018

Don’t call it a redesign: Utah is getting an entirely new airport and with it unlimited opportunity

By |2018-08-23T12:50:40-07:00August 23rd, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

If you follow the winding white lines past Terminals 1 and 2, it’s hard to miss the new behemoth rising above Salt Lake City International Airport. While the new traffic pattern prevents you from stopping too long to take a look at what’s taking shape, you know it’s something big. So big, in fact, Bill [...]

19 07, 2018

Prosperity Project 2.0: A New Chapter Begins

By |2018-07-19T10:28:57-07:00July 19th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|1 Comment

I recently started a new position as the President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. While I have been involved with the Salt Lake Chamber for many years, taking on this new role has opened my eyes to the Chamber’s expansive reach. From programs to policy issues and collaborative efforts with other organizations, the [...]