UBR: August 6-10

August 6, 2018

The Salt Lake Chamber is now accepting registrations for its annual Government Affairs Bootcamp.

This intensive two-day bootcamp is designed for new and experienced government affairs professionals, company executives and public policy advocates.

Attend the bootcamp to learn how to improve your effectiveness and understanding of advocating in the state of Utah.

A maximum of 20 people will be admitted to the program.

Attendees will graduate with a Certificate of Government Affairs from the Salt Lake Chamber and will be able to pass the state’s lobbying exam and gain an understanding of federal lobbying regulations.

The first day of Government Affairs Bootcamp will be October 26 in the State Capital Board Room.

Learn More.

August 7, 2018

If you’re a resident of Utah, you and your family have access to a free Prescription Drug Program — The Utah Drug Card.

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

Membership to the program has no requirements or restrictions, no forms, no exclusions, and no waiting periods.

The Utah Drug Card is pre-activated and accepted at over 68 thousand pharmacies around the country.

This program also has the Lowest Rx Price Logic to guarantee you get the best pricing on prescriptions, meaning card holders pay a discounted price based off average wholesale price.

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

Don’t miss out on incredible prescription savings.

Learn More. 

August 8, 2018

Join us August 23rd for the Business After Hours food extravaganza, presented by Salt Lake City’s Square Kitchen, Culinary Incubator Kitchen.

Enjoy delicious beverages along with an assortment of tasty food provided by vendors of Square Kitchen.

Some of the vendors include, Argentina’s Best Empanadas, Aolani’s Aloha Brew, Buzzed Coffee Truck, Hello! Bulk Markets, and Spice Avenue.

Square Kitchen was created to provide affordable commercial cooking space and foster food business opportunities for all food entrepreneurs.

Square Kitchen is not just a kitchen, it is an incubator, where food entrepreneurs are able to create, innovate and thrive in the food business world.

Come support some of Utah’s local small food businesses, as you mingle with business professionals at this brand new Incubator Kitchen.

Business After Hours will be held on August 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Learn More. 

August 9, 2018

Utah recently received $4 million from the federal government in order to purchase new voting equipment ahead of the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections.

The money was awarded from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to improve election security.

The last time Utah bought new voting machines was in 2005. About 20 of Utah’s 29 counties are expected to invest in new voting equipment this year. The new equipment will have extra security features, including good old paper ballots.

This funding is to be allocated to counties based on the number of active voters and total votes cast in the 2016 election.

The leftover money will go toward upgrading Utah’s voter registration systems and expanded security for election systems.

August 10, 2018

Not all superheroes wear capes.

The easiest way for you to become a superhero is by donating your blood.

Did you know? Just one blood donation can potentially save up to three lives.

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Currently, the Red Cross is low on blood; both nationally and locally.

They have issued a call for blood and platelet donors of all blood types.

The number of donations has dwindled this summer. However, it’s worse in Utah due to the holidays.

Donations may fluctuate, but the need for blood doesn’t.

Hospitals need blood for accident victims, as well as for surgeries and cancer patients who desperately need blood transfusions to survive.

Learn More. 

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