This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.

This year we have a combined Economic and Energy Summit that will highlight the accomplishments of Governor Gary R. Herbert since the 2009 Great Recession. His leadership led the state through those deep waters and created over 100 thousand jobs. The Summit will be hosted by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Governor’s Office of Energy Development, World Trade Center Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber.

The Summit will feature guest speakers Richard Haas a veteran diplomat and foreign policy voice, Joel Peterson the author of Entrepreneurial Leadership; and Karen Duffin host of NPR’s Planet Money. There will be the traditional Plenary, Breakout, and Awards presentations covering economic and energy connections. Additionally this year will showcase a Startup Pitch competition for any Utah-based startup with a chance to win $10,000 dollars in seed funding.

The competition is provided in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Entrepreneurs will pitch judges their best ideas at a qualification round held at Lassonde with three final contestants presenting their plans to a panel of experts including Governor Herbert and summit audience members. The people’s choice award will come with bragging rights as the best idea for the 2020 Summit.

Please join us at the Summit on Monday, October 26th, at The Grand America Hotel.

I’m Derek Miller, with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is “Speaking on Business.”