February 12, 2018

The Downtown Alliance, Salt Lake City and Visit Salt Lake announce a new collaboration designed to bring a new service program to the downtown area.

The goal of the new “Downtown Ambassador Program,” is to create a welcoming and safe city center for residents and visitors, as well as provide additional outreach efforts for people experiencing homelessness.

The program will deploy as many as a dozen ambassadors in major pedestrian thoroughfares throughout the year. These ambassadors will be available to answer visitor questions, as well as support the homeless population in finding the services they need.

This is a first for Salt Lake City, but similar programs have been successful in other large metropolitan areas.

The Chicago Loop Alliance has a very similar program, and just last year, successfully helped 50 individuals get off of the street.

So, if you see the Downtown Ambassadors in their bright yellow shirts, make sure to stop and say hello.

February 13, 2018

It’s time once again to step out of the normal work environment to join colleagues, friends and other business professionals for networking and fun during this month’s Business After Hours.

Join us this Thursday at the Radisson Downtown Salt Lake City. Come see their recently renovated meeting space.

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day inspired menu and themed specialty drinks on the second floor of the Parleys Room while you network your evening away with wonderful company.

Don’t forget your business cards for a chance to win special giveaway items!

The Business After Hours takes place this Thursday, February 15th from 5pm to 7pm at the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown.

That’s 215 South Temple.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

February 14, 2018

Don’t miss the Salt Lake Chamber’s Cybersecurity Conference coming up on March 15th.

The half-day conference is not just for IT professionals, but rather it’s designed to lead CEOs, CFOs, HR professionals and others through the practical skills and foundational knowledge everyone should know to do their jobs well and keep information safe.

The Salt Lake Chamber encourages you to bring a representative from each of your departments to ensure that cybersecurity practices are ‘built in’ not ‘bolted on’.

The Cybersecurity Conference will include panel discussions on how cybersecurity impacts business; how to react to a cyber attack; how to take inventory, test and assess your businesses vulnerabilities; as well as where to start on cybersecurity such as vetting service providers, applying best practices and accessing resources.

The conference takes place March 15th, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

February 15, 2018

Six months ago, GREENbike and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art announced the UMOCA Bike, a two-year fundraising initiative for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

Each time a GREENbike rider chooses the UMOCA-designed blue bike, GREENbike and SelectHealth will donate $1 to UMOCA.

During the first six months of this partnership, the UMOCA bike was ridden 476 times, resulting in a payment of $476 to UMOCA.

According to UMOCA’s executive director, every dollar donated by riding the UMOCA bike goes to the museum’s one-of-a-kind exhibitions and programs.

The partnership will continue through December 31, 2018 when GREENbike chooses another community partner.

Until then the blue UMOCA bike can be found at one of GREENbike’s 33 downtown stations. Users can see station locations and bike availability in real-time by downloading the BCycle App or going to greenbikeslc.org.

February 16, 2018

Join the Salt Lake Chamber as we recognize the incredible contributions immigrants make every day in Utah at the “New Pioneers: American Dream Award Program.”

The program helps remind us about the positive impacts immigrants have in our local communities and how they have helped shape Utah’s history since the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley as refugees in 1847.  This shared cultural memory informs our beliefs and values today.

This award honors that legacy by recognizing new pioneers who contribute to our state.

We will be honoring: Aden Batar, Director of Immigration and Refugee Resettlement at Catholic Community Services; Senator Luz Escamilla; Valter Nassi, owner of Valter’s Osteria; and LDS Humanitarian Services for their work in helping shape a better Utah.

Don’t miss the “New Pioneers: American Dream Award Program” March 28th at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center from 7:30am to 9:30am.