137 years ago today — on April 23rd, 1887 — leaders in a community not yet known as Utah came together with a common goal: to create foundations for future economic development and success. 

Today, the Salt Lake Chamber stands as a testament to that same vision, embodying a legacy of progress, collaboration and advocacy that continues to shape Utah’s business landscape. Our mission is of the utmost importance: “We stand as the voice of business, support our members’ success and champion community prosperity.” We achieve these goals through what we call the “ABCs” of the Chamber: Advocate Policy, Build Business and Connect Community.

Advocate Policy: A Voice for Prosperity

The Salt Lake Chamber’s advocacy efforts extend across federal, state and local levels, addressing key policy issues affecting businesses in Utah. Through active engagement year-round with business leaders and policymakers, the Chamber drives initiatives that promote economic growth, foster innovation and create a conducive business environment. Our members play a vital part in this process by participating in various committees and task forces, ensuring that Utah’s business community is well-represented in policy discussions.

During Utah’s general legislative session, the Chamber collaborates with government entities to shape policy that supports businesses of all sizes and industries. We publish a yearly public policy guide, which serves as a roadmap for advocating key issues to lawmakers. Additionally, our policy team works tirelessly to advocate for economic development incentives, infrastructure improvements, workforce development programs and initiatives to enhance Utah’s competitiveness on a national and global scale.

Build Business: Empowering Growth and Development

By providing opportunities for networking, knowledge-sharing and skill development, the Salt Lake Chamber empowers businesses to navigate challenges and seize opportunities in today’s dynamic market. From bimonthly luncheons designed specifically for women in business to a business accelerator cohort for diverse entrepreneurs, each program aims to help businesses thrive. 

Through events, webinars, town halls and professional development opportunities, members of the Chamber stay informed on critical issues and access resources beneficial to their businesses. These programs not only help individual companies grow but also contribute to strengthening Utah’s economy as a whole.

Connect Community: Collaboration and Celebration

Central to the Salt Lake Chamber’s mission is connecting and celebrating Utah’s premier business community. Gatherings like the Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon, Giant in Our City and the Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit provide platforms for engagement, collaboration and the exchange of ideas, fostering a sense of unity and common purpose among member businesses.

Additionally, the Chamber supports community initiatives and partnerships that promote economic inclusivity, diversity and responsibility among businesses. By fostering a culture of collaboration and celebration, the Chamber strengthens relationships within the business community and enhances Utah’s reputation as a vibrant and supportive ecosystem for businesses of all types and sizes.

Get Involved With Us!

As we celebrate our 137th anniversary, we invite you to join us in our mission. Whether you are a business leader looking to advocate for policy changes, seeking resources to grow your company or simply wanting to connect with like-minded professionals, the Salt Lake Chamber offers avenues for involvement and impact.

If you’d like to get involved with the Salt Lake Chamber, visit our website to explore membership benefits, upcoming events and opportunities to engage with Utah’s premier business community. Together, we can continue to build on our legacy of success and prosperity for the next 137 years and beyond.