22 04, 2019

Water Conservation Should Remain a Priority For Us All

By |2019-04-22T08:42:35-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Prosperity Project|0 Comments

As the weather starts to warm and the snow starts to melt, Utah’s water sources are replenished and the threat of another drought emergency starts to dissipate. However, one good snow year doesn’t mean we’re in the clear. One good winter doesn’t mean Utah has made it out of its 19-year drought. Mother nature’s unpredictable [...]

26 03, 2019

We Must Not Forget the Principles of The Utah Compact

By |2019-03-26T08:22:10-07:00March 26th, 2019|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

In November 2010, the debate over immigration policy was at the forefront of the national conversation. Arizona had passed a bill that was soon to be considered in the Utah Legislature. Unfortunately, the debate quickly turned vitriolic. Concerned with the ramifications of adopting a controversial policy and the impact that course of action would have [...]

27 02, 2019

The State of Good: Introducing Utah Community Builders

By |2019-02-27T10:07:28-07:00February 27th, 2019|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

While it is true that Utah has the fastest growing economy in the country right now, we would be making a mistake if we patted ourselves on the back and said that it had mostly to do with things we had done. We all, collectively as a business community, certainly have had a role to [...]

28 01, 2019

Giving of Ourselves when the ‘Season of Giving’ is Over

By |2019-01-28T19:40:20-07:00January 28th, 2019|Prosperity Project|0 Comments

As February draws near, the holiday season is long in the rearview of our mind. The season of giving is gone, the New Year resolution has likely lost its luster and it's full steam ahead for 2019. Our hearts which grew a little larger, as we counted our blessings, reflected on what we were thankful [...]

1 11, 2018

Building a Prosperous Business Starts with Building Up People

By |2018-11-01T12:21:28-07:00November 1st, 2018|Blog, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

On the heels of National Manufacturing Day, I had the opportunity to visit one of Utah’s largest medical device manufacturers—Merit Medical. As I walked through the halls of Merit’s expansive South Jordan campus I wasn’t just struck by its size, but more so the ability of the company’s Chairman, CEO and Founder, Fred Lampropoulos, to [...]

23 08, 2018

Don’t call it a redesign: Utah is getting an entirely new airport and with it unlimited opportunity

By |2018-08-23T12:50:40-07:00August 23rd, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

If you follow the winding white lines past Terminals 1 and 2, it’s hard to miss the new behemoth rising above Salt Lake City International Airport. While the new traffic pattern prevents you from stopping too long to take a look at what’s taking shape, you know it’s something big. So big, in fact, Bill [...]

19 07, 2018

Prosperity Project 2.0: A New Chapter Begins

By |2018-07-19T10:28:57-07:00July 19th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|1 Comment

I recently started a new position as the President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. While I have been involved with the Salt Lake Chamber for many years, taking on this new role has opened my eyes to the Chamber’s expansive reach. From programs to policy issues and collaborative efforts with other organizations, the [...]

21 05, 2018

Utah Prepares to Transform Population Challenges Into Opportunities

By |2018-07-18T12:45:56-07:00May 21st, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

Over the years, I’ve learned that you can start some amazing conversations with the phrase, “Here’s a question for you…” I used that phrase recently to start a conversation with Kristen Cox, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. It’s safe to say her office is the confluence for all state budget [...]

26 04, 2018

Making Utah a Better Place for Women by Exploring the Legacy of our Past

By |2018-07-18T12:43:48-07:00April 26th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

When we talk about economic prosperity, a portion of the conversation typically involves the importance of improving our workforce diversity in the state, including the need to enhance leadership opportunities for women. Popularizing Utah Women’s History Recently, I came across Better Days 2020, a Utah non-profit focused on women’s advocacy. It’s CEO, Neylan McBaine, pointed [...]