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24 01, 2022

Speaking on Business: Salt Lake Chamber Legislative Initiatives

By |2022-01-26T15:45:35-07:00January 24th, 2022|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Salt Lake Chamber Legislative Initiatives This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.  The Utah legislature is in session, and the Salt Lake Chamber is working hard with elected officials to address the needs and concerns of our members and the citizens they employ.  This is the second [...]

19 01, 2022

Kimberly Flores: It’s Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself

By |2022-01-20T09:33:35-07:00January 19th, 2022|Blog, BWF, Opinion, Policy|0 Comments

A movie or television trailer is supposed to catch your attention, but this time it felt like Netflix punched me in the gut. This particular trailer wasn’t flashy or over-dramatized, it was just real and raw and it certainly poured over the insecurities I had inherited in 2020 which had overflowed into 2021.  “Switching careers…in [...]

15 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Small Business

By |2022-02-01T14:58:41-07:00January 15th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The economic landscape of Utah shifted dramatically during the pandemic as small business owners faced unprecedented challenges with safety concerns and customer traffic. As a state, small businesses make up nearly 90% of all businesses and include many women and minority entrepreneurs. The Salt Lake Chamber houses the Women’s Business Center of Utah and [...]

20 12, 2021

Company Culture is What Drives Success — Air & Sea Int’l

By |2021-12-20T15:20:22-07:00December 20th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

“My father started Air & Sea International because he wanted a company that was all built on communication to our customers,” said Jason Fowler, president and COO of Air & Sea International / Freightlink. “He wanted everyone to be proactive and let the customer know if something wasn’t going to be delivered, instead of the [...]

10 11, 2021

7 Questions with 2021 Pathfinder Beth Colosimo

By |2021-11-17T21:44:55-07:00November 10th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Beth Colosimo is the Executive Director of The Mill and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB). The Mill is an entrepreneurship center at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) that offers numerous programs and assistance for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Mill includes the Small Business Development Center, the co-working and incubator space, the Everyday [...]

23 09, 2021

Salt Lake Chamber Member Alphagraphics – Ogden Supports Local Businesses

By |2021-09-23T12:40:25-07:00September 23rd, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

For Natalie Knight, owner of AlphaGraphics - Ogden, the best thing about being an entrepreneur is collaborating with clients to create creative solutions. AlphaGraphics is a one-stop shop for anything marketing-related – from signage, wall wraps and board graphics to apparel, mugs and pens. Whereas printing is it’s bread-and-butter, the business also provides digital marketing [...]

25 08, 2021

Jan-Pro of Utah Gives Back to the Community Through Elevate 1 Life Program

By |2021-08-25T08:34:59-07:00August 25th, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Jan-Pro of Utah is more than just a cleaning business. Last year, President and CEO Tom Richter started a nonprofit called Elevate 1 Life. “We started our pay-it-forward franchise opportunity which entails giving away several entry-level franchises a year to someone who is under or unemployed or underserved (including veterans),” said Richter. “We give them [...]

2 06, 2021

SBA Launches 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Debuts SBIR Catalyst to Award over $5 Million in Prizes

By |2021-06-21T14:46:25-07:00June 2nd, 2021|Member News|0 Comments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced its 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) with the addition of a new component aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy at scale. The 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst programs will recognize the nation’s most [...]

13 01, 2021

Comcast RISE: Marketing and Technology Resources for Your Small Business

By |2021-01-13T21:34:26-07:00January 13th, 2021|Member News|0 Comments

Comcast RISE is a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to BIPOC-owned small businesses. Comcast recently announced their first round of Comcast RISE recipients that included five Utah small businesses. Learn more about the recipients here.   Comcast is accepting applications for the next phase of RISE now. If your business qualifies, you’ll [...]

8 01, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program and Stimulus Programs Update

By |2021-01-11T08:23:59-07:00January 8th, 2021|Blog, Member News, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Economic Aid Act The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act is a $325 billion aid package providing additional assistance to the hardest-hit small businesses, nonprofits, and venues struggling to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The act provides funding for a second round of forgivable loans through the [...]

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