13 09, 2023

Smart Staffing: Utah’s Small Business Answer to Workforce Challenges

By |2023-09-13T12:23:41-07:00September 13th, 2023|Blog, Small Business Highlight|0 Comments

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses. What’s more, Utah has been credited as the most pro-small business state in America, thanks to our state’s pro-business initiatives and support systems. Each month, the Salt Lake Chamber will highlight a small business in Utah to emphasize its [...]

27 07, 2023

Free Employer Forum to Help Utah Businesses Tap into Second Chance Workforce

By |2023-07-27T13:47:43-07:00July 27th, 2023|Member News|0 Comments

In the midst of a labor shortage and supply chain challenges, Utah businesses are grappling with a pressing issue: an abundance of job openings but a lack of qualified applicants. Luckily, there are ways to address this issue. One is by tapping into a valuable and often overlooked resource: the second chance workforce.  “I [...]

13 07, 2023

State of Good Podcast – Ep. 7: Impact of Utah’s Child Care Challenge

By |2023-07-17T11:59:14-07:00July 13th, 2023|Blog, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

When it comes to child care, affordability, quality and accessibility are big concerns for Utah parents. What’s more, child care issues impact businesses and our economy as well as just families, resulting in an estimated $1.36 billion loss annually for Utah’s economy. What does this mean for the business community, and what can be [...]

24 05, 2023

How Child Care Affects Communities

By |2023-05-24T09:25:03-07:00May 24th, 2023|Blog, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

In an effort to help the private sector adapt their workplaces to be more family-friendly, the Salt Lake Chamber’s nonprofit foundation, Utah Community Builders, has partnered with Voices for Utah Children and United Way of Salt Lake to create a guide entitled “Family-Friendly Workplaces: A Guide for Utah Business Leaders.” This guide answers many pressing [...]

4 05, 2023

Business Community Releases New Family-Friendly Workplace Guide for Employers to Build Stronger Workforce

By |2023-06-28T14:34:15-07:00May 4th, 2023|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Utah Community Builders|1 Comment

New guide outline steps for Utah business leaders to create family-friendly workplace policies SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (May 4, 2023) – Utah Community Builders, in partnership with the Salt Lake Chamber, United Way of Salt Lake, and Voices for Utah Children, debuted a new resource for the business community entitled Family-Friendly Workplaces: A Guide [...]

3 05, 2023

President’s Message: Developing Our Workforce Ensures Our Future

By |2023-05-03T15:05:09-07:00May 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 [...]

8 03, 2023

2023 Legislative Session Wrap Up

By |2023-03-08T14:32:32-07:00March 8th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature recently wrapped up the 2023 session with the unofficial theme of "Preparing Utah for Growth." Over 45 days, the Legislature tackled the difficult job of prioritizing a budget and passing bills focused on issues related to Utah’s growing population. The Chamber policy team worked tirelessly to advocate for policies promoting [...]

14 10, 2022

When Considering Supportive Family Policies, Demographics Matter

By |2023-06-28T14:47:42-07:00October 14th, 2022|Blog, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

A majority of Utah parents with children under the age of 12 work full-time and believe there are a number of policies employers could offer that would support them in getting closer to their ideal balance between paid work and childcare. For employers wanting to support their employees, this article derived from a report from [...]

19 05, 2022

State of Good Podcast: Turning the Tide on Mental Health Stigma

By |2023-06-28T14:06:37-07:00May 19th, 2022|Blog, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

For every one death on a construction site, there are six suicides among construction workers. This staggering statistic, plus a growing body of evidence, has prompted the construction industry, and all businesses, to do something about workforce mental health. Learn more from employees and leaders in one of Utah's most prominent construction businesses.

19 05, 2022

Resilience in Hospitality: Strengthening Mental Fitness in the Hospitality Industry

By |2023-06-28T14:59:07-07:00May 19th, 2022|Blog, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber’s social impact foundation, Utah Community Builders, has partnered with the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Utah Restaurant Association to create a wellness guide for the hospitality industry. The guide, titled “Resilience in Hospitality: A Guide to Employee Mental Fitness for the Hospitality Industry,” is designed to strengthen the culture of [...]

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