February 5, 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 6, 2018

Travel to Peru with the Salt Lake Chamber!

This international trip visits the Inca nation, known for its stunning natural beauty and ancient civilization.

Stay in Lima, Peru’s capital, known as the City of Kings. Travel by train to Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, where you will spend time at the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas, home to the mountainous citadel of Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes, Huaca Huallamarca and the village of Maras are yours to enjoy as we explore Peru.

The trip takes place October 11th – 19th. The 9-day trip includes:

  • Round trip scheduled airfare from Salt Lake City to Lima
  • 8 nights hotel in Peru
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers while overseas and fuel surcharges

And the cost is only $3,400. Price is per person, based on double-occupancy. Must register by March 30th.

February 7, 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 next Thursday, February 15th 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 next 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 8, 2018

As the 2018 General Legislative Session begins, it is critical that the voice of business be heard as lawmakers consider the passage of legislation impacting our economy and quality of life.

In Utah, at least 38 votes in the House, 15 votes in the Senate and 1 signature from the Governor are required for legislation to be passed.

Because the support of our membership is crucial to advancing the Chamber’s policy priorities, we send out weekly “38-15-1” updates to our membership that features highlights from the 2018 Legislative Session, Chamber Priority Votes, bills worth watching and ways to take action.

February 9, 2018

A new report shows the housing market in Salt Lake County saw a huge boom last year.

The 2018 Salt Lake Housing Forecast showed that 2017 was the third best year for single-family home sales and the biggest every for multifamily sales.

For the first time in Salt Lake County, sales of multifamily housing units topped $1 billion.

Sales of condominiums, town homes and duplexes rose 8 percent for the year, with 4,500 units sold. The median sales price jumped 11 percent to $225,000.

Salt Lake City, West Jordan and Sandy topped the list of cities with the most home sales for the year.

The report, put out by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, shows the demand for housing will likely continue through 2018 – but affordability will remain a potential issue for many prospective homebuyers.