April 2, 2018

After a three-month search process, Derek Miller has been announced as the new President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance.

Miller will replace Lane Beattie who will retire in May, after serving as president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance for the last 15 years.

Miller was most recently the president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff to Governor Gary Herbert, overseeing the governor’s office and state operations.

Wilford Clyde, chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors, and member of the Search Committee said, “Derek is a proven leader with experience in both the public and private sector. He has spent the majority of his career focused on Utah’s prosperity and growing our economy into one of the most competitive in the country. He knows this state and understands the needs of our business community. I feel confident he is the right person to lead us in to the future.”

Miller will take on the new role of President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance on April 30th.

April 3, 2018

The 2018 Legislative Session is behind us, but the positive impacts for our economy and business community will be felt for years to come.

During the 45 day session, the Salt Lake Chamber worked on many important pieces of legislation including the Our Schools Now Compromise, monumental transportation legislation and bills that addressed Utah’s workforce needs.

It’s no secret that building and retaining a talented workforce is of the greatest importance to Utah’s business community.

Utah’s tight labor market was recently reported as the top barrier to growth by business executives across the state. This, along with maintaining a robust education system, represents the most pressing challenges facing our state’s economy.

To address these challenges from a legislative standpoint, lawmakers worked to develop solutions that could bring greater accountability, investment and innovation in education, as well as focus on coordinating workforce development programs that help keep talent within the state.

To read more on the “5 Workforce Wins” that came out of this year’s Legislative Session, click here

April 4, 2018

While the month of March is now behind us, it doesn’t mean it’s time to forget the lessons learned during Women’s History Month.

Every March the United States celebrates Women’s History Month – an annual month declared worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

This year, the Salt Lake Chamber honored the extraordinary accomplishments, determination and tenacity of women by highlighting local female leaders who are making a difference in Utah business and the local community.

We sat down with Carine Clark, president and CEO of Banyan; Laura Bogusch, general manager of Boeing Salt Lake; Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, the first female Mayor of Provo; and Dr. Ruth Watkins, president-elect of the University of Utah; as well as others.

If you missed any of these interviews, you can find them all on our website, slchamber.com/WHM

April 5, 2108

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April 6, 2018

Block out Saturday, June 9th on your calendars and plan to join the Salt Lake Chamber as we honor Senator Orrin Hatch as the 39th Giant in our City.

The Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors established the Giant in our City award in 1970.

The award was created to honor those with exceptional and distinguished public service and extraordinary professional achievement, and is widely recognized as the most prestigious award and is given in Utah.

The 39th Giant in our City takes place June 9th, 2018 at the Grand America Hotel from 6pm to 9pm.

You can register for the event now or even decide to be a sponsor of this event.

You can be sure this will be one amazing night. For more information, please visit the event website at www.slchamber.com/giant