April 18, 2016

“We Declare: An Exhibit About Human Rights,” is the newest exhibit at The Leonardo and seeks to raise awareness on human rights issues and inspire visitors to help refugees in their community.

The exhibit gives visitors ideas on how to help and shares information about organizations that need volunteers, such as Catholic Community Services, the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, and the Refugee and Immigrant Center.

The Leonardo hopes this exhibit will touch people, letting them know that this problem isn’t only felt abroad, but that there are local refugees that need our help.

They also want the space to give visitors, especially children, an opportunity to express their perceptions of freedom and equality, as a way to help those in need.

One person can only do so much, but together we can do a lot more. It is important we support those less fortunate in our community.

The exhibit will be open until June. Learn more at theleonardo.org

April 19, 2016

Recently, travelers gave Salt Lake City International Airport the second-highest satisfaction rating among the nation’s large hub airports.

Phoenix Marketing International used its AirportXP platform to ask travelers with smart phones at the nation’s 250 busiest airports to rate in real time their experiences on a scale of one to seven.

In 81 percent of responses, passengers gave Salt Lake’s airport an overall ranking of a six or seven between November and February.

Salt Lake City ranked especially high in three areas – arriving at the terminal, its check-in process and baggage delivery.

Scott Ludwigsen, executive vice president of Phoenix International said he would call Salt Lake City “best in class with getting to the terminal and check-in experience.”

We are proud to have such a wonderful airport for our city and believe regardless of the redevelopment that traveler satisfaction will continue.

April 20, 2016

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. That’s why state officials are urging Utahns to “Be Ready.”

For 10 years, the Be Ready Utah campaign has urged Utahns to be prepared when disaster strikes.

The greatest risk for widespread damage in Utah is an earthquake, but wildfires, floods, winter storms and even terrorist attacks should be a part of your disaster planning.

To be ready for a disaster, organizations and families need to come up with a plan that includes emergency contacts, places to stay, escape routes and meeting places; in addition to preparing a 72-hour kit and knowing what actions to take during certain disasters.

The Great Utah Shakeout, the state’s earthquake preparedness drill, is set for tomorrow, April 21. At 10:15 a.m., Utahns are encouraged to drop, cover and hold on.

We encourage you, your family and your business to participate in the Great Utah Shakeout tomorrow and be prepared.

Learn more at: Utah.gov/beready

April 21, 2016

The wintertime air pollution season is over in the Wasatch Front and state air-quality regulators believe new regulations, more fuel-efficient cars and collective public actions are making a notable difference.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality said “The amount of pollution being emitted is going down, our cars are cleaner and generally emitting less.”

However, the Wasatch Front did have a few temperature inversions this year, eclipsing the federal Clean Air standard nine times.

While the winter months might be over and the inversion might lessen, that doesn’t mean you should stop trying to do your part to help clean the air.

You can take actions to improve our air quality now and in the future by implement strategies, such as employing alternative work schedules, carpooling, using public transportation more and refraining from wood burning.

Little changes in routine can make a significant difference to our air. We encourage you to do your part.

April 22, 2016

Join the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center and the Downtown Farmer’s Market, next Wednesday, April 27th, for the Foodtrepreneur Festival at The Leonardo.

This unique foodie entrepreneur event will celebrate local food entrepreneurship and how this is helping to make Utah more delicious.

Get a behind the scenes look at Utah’s food scene from a panel of local business owners who have successfully started a food-oriented business in Utah.

Afterwards, enjoy sampling one of the more than thirty vendors offering products as you network with other foodies and listen to some great music from Hot House West.

The Foodtrepreneur Festival is all about the business behind the food, you’ll meet owners and founders of local businesses who will share their experiences, challenges and successes.

You won’t want to miss this event! Wednesday April 27th from 4:30-7:00 at The Leonardo.

To RSVP or learn more about the event visit: foodtrepreneurfestival.splashthat.com.