February 19, 2018

Join the Utah Foundation for a policy discussion on solutions to Utah’s air quality issues.

A group of panelists will discuss the steps taken so far that have made an impact on Utah’s urban air quality, what we can look forward to in the next few years and what challenges still lie ahead.

Speakers include Dr. Kerry Kelly, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah and chair of Utah’s Air Quality Board; Bryce Bird, executive director of the Utah Division of Air Quality; Jessica Reimer of HEAL Utah and Lee Peacock from the Utah Petroleum Association.

The event takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 20th in the Founders Room on the 18th floor of the Zions Bank building. That’s 1 South Main Street in Salt Lake City.

There’s no charge to attend and a continental breakfast is included.

February 20,2018

Comcast Business has announced the launch of Connection Pro, the first automatic 4G wireless backup internet connection offered by a broadband provider.

Comcast Business Connection Pro is designed to give business owners complete reliability by keeping businesses running in the case of a power outage or network disruption.

The Business Internet add-on uses automatic 4G LTE cellular backup network to help keep essential business functions online.

In the event of an internet or network disruption, Connection Pro automatically connects to the stronger of two redundant wireless networks, allowing small businesses to power their essential business functions – such as point of sale systems, back office connections, email and cloud-based applications – for up to 8 hours.

Eliminate down time from your business operations with the network reliability you and your customers deserve.

February 21, 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.

February 22, 2018

The Salt Lake Chamber has released the Fourth Quarter of the 2017 CEOutlook report.

This statewide economic survey of Utah’s foremost business executives provides a forward-looking view of the Utah economy.

This new quarterly economic survey, while only in its pre-test phase in 2017, is designed to gauge business performance and general confidence levels from Utah’s business executives that represent the state’s diverse economy.

The first year of reporting shows some interesting trends. Overall Utah economy continues to deliver and Utah CEO’s have reflected this optimism in their CEOutlook survey responses.

80 to 90 percent of those surveyed believe the economy is positive in terms of current and future conditions, but many showed some concerns about labor shortages, rising costs, air quality and rising interest rates.

To read more of this report, or past CEOutlook reports, visit slchamber.com/ceoutlook.

February 23, 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.