April 17, 2017

Join the Salt Lake Chamber and United Way of Salt Lake as we recognize the incredible contributions immigrants make every day in Utah at the “New Pioneers: American Dream Awards Luncheon.”

For their hard work, innovation, integrity and dedication to the people of Utah, we are recognizing the contributions of these four amazing immigrants: Pamela Atkinson, Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy, Jorge Fierro, and Dinesh Patel.

Our keynote speaker for the event is Ali Noorani – Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum – one of the nation’s premiere immigration advocacy organizations.

Noorani will discuss Utah’s unique role in shaping a constructive and compassionate path forward for immigration reform.

Don’t miss the “New Pioneers: American Dream Award Luncheon” this Wednesday, April 19th at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center from noon to 1:30.

April 18, 2017

Are you a resident of Utah? Do you purchase medication? Do you wish there was a program to help you save on prescription prices?

There is – The Utah Drug Card Program.

This service is absolutely free to all Utah residents.

There are no premiums or deductibles associated with this program, and membership to the Utah Drug Card program has no requirements or restrictions.

The program is designed to help patients who do not have prescription drug coverage or have limitations to their current coverage.

The Utah Drug Card has partnered with companies that negotiate discounts directly with the pharmacies. Then these discounts are passed directly to cardholders.

You can save up to 75% on your medications, an average savings of around 30%.

Get yours today at: utahdrugcard.com

April 19, 2017

Utah is the best state for business, and the best state for business is still generating a lot of new jobs.

The most recent job report showed Utah’s employment rate for February grew 3.3 percent, adding 45-thousand-700 jobs to the economy over the past year. That’s nearly twice the nation’s pace in job creation.

Unemployment in Utah held steady at 3.1 percent.

Companies in the utilities, trade and transportation industries added the most jobs – more than 11-thousand over the past 12 months.

The professional and business sector was next in line – adding 82-hundred new jobs in the waste management and remediation industry.

Another group of Utahns that’s benefiting from the current employment picture – is the state’s veterans.

New data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics show the 2016 jobless rate for Utah military veterans was 2.3 percent – that puts the Beehive State as one of the top five sates for veteran employment in the country.

April 20, 2017

Taking a look into the deepest parts of the brain to better understand the mechanisms that control behavior, emotion and memories.

That’s the goal of a group of researchers at the University of Utah.

They’re working on technology that allows them to take photographs of cells, and cell activity, using an inexpensive, micro-thin surgical glass needle, a laser light and a standard camera.

The images, which are captured as recordings of scattered light waves, are processed into an algorithm that the researchers then use to create 2-D pictures.

Currently, the group is studying this new technology on mice, because – believe it or not – mice and human brains have a high level of similarity.

But the team at the University of Utah believes one day the first pictures of human brain cells will become a viable tool for researchers.

April 21, 2017

This year the Salt Lake Chamber is celebrating 130 years of standing as the voice of business.

Believe it or not, the Chamber is older than the state itself, having been established in 1887, before Utah was even granted statehood.

Much has been done in the last 130 years. The Chamber has been influential in the development of new highways, building the airport, securing the Utah Jazz, bringing the 2002 Winter Olympic Games to Utah and helping grow one of the top economies in the country.

But a great capital city doesn’t just materialize overnight. It is born out of the wisdom, vision and courage of hundreds of men and women.

Thanks to the business community the state’s economy is thriving, our business climate is top-notch and our quality of life is unparalleled.

Here’s to another 130 years!