8 02, 2024

President’s Message: Nurturing Small Businesses is Vital to Utah’s Economic Prosperity

By |2024-02-07T14:27:02-07:00February 8th, 2024|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

In 1969 Khosrow Semnani arrived in Salt Lake City as a student with less than $50 in his pocket. He had dreams of attending a U.S. university, aspirations to become a successful business owner, and goals to give back to his community. He worked jobs as a janitor, painted houses, mowed lawns and found other [...]

7 12, 2023

President’s Message: Embrace the Spirit of Giving Through Mentorship

By |2023-12-12T09:09:02-07:00December 7th, 2023|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

‘Tis the season of giving back and serving our community. Traditionally, this time of year prompts discussions about supporting charities and local organizations, and extending a helping hand to those in need. While these acts of generosity are vital and impactful, I would like to propose a method of giving back that is a [...]

6 11, 2023

President’s Message: Small Businesses Empowering Utah

By |2023-11-06T08:19:44-07:00November 6th, 2023|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses. Utah has been credited as the most pro-small business state in America, thanks to our state’s pro-business initiatives and support systems. At the Salt Lake Chamber, we celebrate and highlight small businesses each month to demonstrate the vital role [...]

4 10, 2023

President’s Message: The Path to Prosperity Through Financial Wellness

By |2023-10-04T15:39:45-06:00October 4th, 2023|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

The Beatles famously sang “Can’t buy me love” and while money isn’t the ultimate source of happiness, it undeniably plays a pivotal role in shaping our present and future. To create a secure and prosperous life, it is critical that we develop the cornerstones of financial readiness and well-being. Life is unpredictable. Financial education [...]

7 09, 2023

President’s Message: The State of Downtown

By |2023-09-07T11:30:50-06:00September 7th, 2023|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

Our capital city is not only the namesake of the Salt Lake Chamber, but also the gateway to Utah as the cultural, commercial, entertainment and economic capital of the Mountain West. To say that Salt Lake City punches above its weight would be an understatement. In numerous categories, including GDP growth, economic outlook, health [...]

2 08, 2023

President’s Message: Commitment and Engagement Creates Shared Success

By |2023-08-02T12:51:57-06:00August 2nd, 2023|Blog, News & Press, President's Message|0 Comments

In our fast-paced and dynamic business landscape, leaders must recognize the profound impact they can have not only within their organization but also in the broader community. The success and prosperity of a business are inherently tied to the commitment and engagement of its leaders. A dedicated leader who actively participates in community initiatives [...]

3 05, 2023

President’s Message: Developing Our Workforce Ensures Our Future

By |2023-05-03T15:05:09-06:00May 3rd, 2023|Blog, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

Nothing is guaranteed. Life is a balance of risk/reward or sometimes a sense of luck vs. lack. However, when we contribute our full effort and hone our skills, we are creating our own good luck. Application of this principle works in our personal lives, in business, and when the state supports individuals to create [...]

3 04, 2023

President’s Message: Go Far by Going Together

By |2023-06-28T10:40:49-06:00April 3rd, 2023|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

During the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty abounded. Families, individuals and businesses were entering uncharted waters and everyone was searching for reliable information. Looking back, what sticks out in my mind is how Utah business, community and government leaders ultimately came together to design a plan to move forward. As one of [...]

8 12, 2022

President’s Message: Stand Tall by Standing Together

By |2023-06-28T14:42:30-06:00December 8th, 2022|Blog, President's Message|0 Comments

As the year comes to a close and we begin to look inward, one thing becomes clear – Utah’s business community stood tall by standing together and through some of the most difficult challenges in generations. We figured out how to safely remain open during the pandemic, face supply chain breakdowns and rampant inflation, [...]

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