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 [...]

14 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber Statement on Salt Lake City being chosen as USOC’s Winter Olympics bid city

By |2018-12-14T16:50:04-07:00December 14th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

“The Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, along with the business community across the state, are thrilled the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has chosen Salt Lake City to bid for a future Olympic Winter Games,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance and member of Utah’s Olympic [...]

24 04, 2017

4 accomplishments that put Utah on the map

By |2017-07-14T10:38:27-07:00April 24th, 2017|Blog, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published April 24, 2017 on KSL.com. The Beehive State stands as an example for the nation when it comes to a premier business climate, innovative policies and economic growth. Utah's success is no accident. In fact, the state’s culture of collaboration has been vital in addressing the challenges of an increasingly competitive global economy. Utah is [...]

24 02, 2017

UBR: February 20-24

By |2017-03-07T15:06:30-07:00February 24th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

February 20, 2017 Utah’s air quality has an impact on an employer’s most valuable resource--their employees. There is a correlation between employee health issues and the air quality outside, and many Utah businesses are stepping up to mitigate the health effects of our air. Utah’s employers can continue to lead the way by remaining aware [...]

14 01, 2015

The First Olympic Bid

By |2017-03-07T15:06:58-07:00January 14th, 2015|Blog, Chamber History, Max Rich Years|0 Comments

The early seeds for the “superb” Salt Lake Winter Games in 2002 were planted, in part, by a Chamber of Commerce effort in the 1960s. Calvin Rampton was governor when Utah first tossed its hat into the Olympic ring. He was barely into the first year of his first term when he got together with [...]

13 01, 2015

Thrown Down in Judo

By |2017-03-07T15:06:58-07:00January 13th, 2015|Chamber History, Max Rich Years|0 Comments

As officers of the Olympics for Utah Inc. came back from Rome in 1966, having lost their first try to host the Winter Olympics, Maxwell Rich was convinced of one thing. Salt Lake City had to establish itself as a serious player in international sports events if it wanted to be taken seriously. Thus did [...]

4 01, 2015

Snaring the Olympics

By |2017-03-07T15:06:59-07:00January 4th, 2015|Chamber History, Modern Era|0 Comments

It was to be a special international event to draw the world’s attention during the U.S. Bicentennial. The United States Olympic Committee promoted Denver to host the 1976 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee liked the idea and gave the Rocky Mountain city the bid. Mike Young, Tom Welch, and Fred Ball start the [...]