August 13, 2018

As communities grow and evolve, so must the organizations that serve it. Part of the Salt Lake Chamber’s mission is championing community prosperity and while the Chamber cannot be all things to all people, we believe that learning to adapt and evolve with our local community will help bolster our state’s long-term success.

One way the Chamber plans to do this is by engaging business leaders on broad based community issues that have a business connection such as immigration, diversity and inclusion, the wage gap and air quality.

To tackle these social and community issues, the Chamber is developing a new 501(c)3 called Utah Community Builders. This will bring together problem solvers, issue experts and skilled professionals to identify challenges, evaluate solutions, inform policy and activate change in our state.

This new foundation will provide a conduit for our business community’s ever increasing sense of corporate responsibility and desire to impact social good, as well as allow the Chamber to more effectively engage in community and social topics that may not be considered traditional core business issues.

If you would like to get involved with the Utah Community Builders, visit and click on “Get Involved.”

August 14, 2018

The ninth season of the Tuesday Farmers Market at Pioneer Park has officially begun and continues through September.

This laid-back produce market will feature about twenty vendors, during the peak of the harvest season.

Shoppers will find a dynamic and diverse shopping experience featuring produce, along with meats, cheese, baked goods and other locally produced food.

The Tuesday Market offers farmers an additional opportunity to connect with local shoppers during a time of the year when farms are producing at their height.

Commuters, downtown residents and regular market shoppers will find the Tuesday evening markets a welcome addition to the popular Saturday markets.

Stop by the Tuesday Farmers Market at Pioneer Park now until the end of September every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to dusk.

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August 15, 2018

Salt Lake City recently ranked number 22 on CBRE’s annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report. This report analyzes 50 U.S. and Canadian markets based on their ability to attract and grow tech talent.

Salt Lake City has the seventh largest millennial population among the other 50 markets iwth 21 percent, as compared to the U.S. average of 13.9 percent.

This is one of our greatest assets; with many millennials comes a significant amount of tech talent. The report also found that the cost of tech talent is ever-increasing and has significant effects on commercial real estate.

Salt Lake City also ranked as the eighth least expensive market in which to start a tech business. When looking at only the U.S. markets, Salt Lake City had the fourth lowest estimated operating cost.

This is a significant advantage over other markets in competition with Utah in the formation and expansion of tech companies.

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August 16, 2018

The Salt Lake Chamber is celebrating 131 years of doing business in Utah.

Join us at our Annual Meeting on September 4, as we pay tribute to those who commit their abilities and time to help further the Chamber’s mission and bolster the business community.

This year we will recognize:

  • Goldman Sachs as Corporate Partner of the Year,
  • Intermountain Healthcare as Community Partner of the Year,
  • And, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless with the President’s Award for Excellence

Additionally, we will honor a few exemplary volunteers as this year’s Chamber Champions. They are:

  • Vance Checketts
  • Janet Healy of Catholic Community Services of Utah
  • Ray Pickup of WCF Insurance
  • Sally Steed of Utah Media Group
  • And, Brittany Westover of JP Morgan Chase

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August 17, 2018

This is Derek Miller of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Utah Business Report.

I’m excited to announce that the Salt Lake Chamber has created a new podcast called “CEO Success Stories.”

In every episode, I sit down with a top CEO from across the state to hear about their leadership philosophy, best practices and lessons learned.

I was pleased to be joined with the “CEO of the State” Governor Gary Herbert for our inaugural episode.

Governor Herbert has led Utah’s recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish.

The governor is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah’s economy: education, jobs, energy, and self-determination. As a result, Utah has become a premier destination for business, jobs and an unsurpassed quality of life.

Listen Here.

If you have any ideas or thoughts about whom we should interview for the next podcast, send us an email at or message us on social media to our handle: @saltlakechamber.