February 8, 2016

Do you own your own business?  Is your marketing not delivering the results you want?

Join us for the next Business Essentials Training on February 10th at 3:00PM at the Salt Lake Chamber Offices to learn the skills necessary to market your business.

You will learn to properly promote your business, the “marketing sunflower,” and the 6Ms of marketing.

Our presenter, Peter Brooks has been helping clients make more money since 1984. He has been giving marketing and advertising workshops around the country since 2002.

Brooks is an enthusiastic and high-energy teacher of marketing, advertising, customer service, and pretty much any subject that deals with finding and keeping customers for life. You won’t want to miss it.

Join us on Wednesday, February 10th at 3:00PM for Business Essentials Training and learn how to properly market your business.

To register, visit: slchamber.com.

February 9, 2016

Utah has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as one of the top 10 states in the country with LEED-certified green building space.

This is the first time Utah has been put among the front runners. We achieved this by having 31 projects in 2015 encompassing nearly 4.5 million square feet of real estate incorporating sustainable features using less energy and water. This also reduced carbon emissions.

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chairman of the US Green Building Council had this to say: “Utah is a nationwide leader in green building and LEED certification. LEED creates jobs increases opportunities for Utah’s workers and businesses while contributing billions of dollars to the state’s economy.”

LEED has become an essential standard for the transformation of building design and construction. LEED certified buildings drive economic growth, create jobs and makes communities healthier.

In addition to building smarter, more energy efficient buildings to help address pollution problems we are excited for the overall effect this will have on our state.

February 10, 2016

The Salt Lake Chamber has announced Ron Jibson as the 37th Giant in our City. This award honors those with exceptional and distinguished service and extraordinary professional achievement. This award is also widely recognized as the most prestigious business award given in Utah.

Currently, Ron serves as president and CEO of Questar Corporation, a natural gas and energy company. He was appointed as Questar’s chairman of the board in 2012. He also serves on numerous other boards and is extensively involved throughout the community.

I’ve known Ron for a number or years, and I can’t think of a more deserving recipient. His contributions to the business community are surpassed only by his dedication to the important issues of our great state.

Not only that, he has also been the recipient of many other awards and recognitions, including an Honorary Doctorate at Salt Lake Community College; Westminster College Alumnus of the Year, and the United Way Compassionate Leader Award – just to name a few.

Join us in honoring Ron Jibson as the 37th Giant in our City, April 12th at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. For more information visit: slchamber.com/giant.

February 11, 2016

We are proud to announce that Salt Lake City ranked as the 13th Best Metro for STEM professionals by WalletHub.

From math performance and STEM employment growth – to the quality of engineering universities – there were a multitude of factors that went into these rankings.

As home to Silicon Slopes, we are not remotely surprised that Salt Lake City was recently recognized as one of the best markets for STEM Professionals.

Science, technology, engineering and math professions are in fierce demand and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expect these occupations to expand 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations between 2010 and 2020.

STEM careers are some of the most lucrative employment, with higher salaries and far fewer threats of unemployment compared to non-STEM jobs.

Silicon Slopes is here to stay and we couldn’t be happier.

February 12, 2016

Improving energy efficiency is a great way to reduce operating expenses and enhance your profitability.

Get started with a walk-through energy audit that includes an inspection of your facility and mechanical equipment, as well as an analysis of your utility bills.

Key things to evaluate include lighting systems and controls, the age and efficiency of heating and cooling systems, and the level of insulation.

The goal of the energy audit is to look at your facility as a whole and identify the best energy-saving opportunities.

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business program can help you determine the energy efficiency opportunities at your facility and provide details on cash incentives for upgrades to improve energy efficiency.

To learn more about the wattsmart Business program, visit Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com.