January 30, 2017

With increased accessibility to FrontRunner, TRAX and bus routes, it is now more convenient than ever to use transit in Utah.

Riding public transit is a great way to save money on gas, parking and car maintenance while reducing vehicle emissions and avoiding traffic congestion.

This step to change your daily commute can make a big difference for Utah’s air quality.

Did you know? If everyone along the Wasatch Front who currently drives to work would take transit just one day a week, UTA would triple its ridership, take 300,000 car trips off the road every day, and eliminate 10 million vehicle miles of driving every day.

Not only does riding transit help clean our air, it can actually increase your productivity at work and beyond. Here are a few ways to make the most out of your public transit commute:

  1. Read – Whether for work or for pleasure.
  2. Write and edit work documents.
  3. Schedule your day.
  4. Create a to-do list or set some goals for yourself.
  5. Listen to a podcast or audiobook.

Changing your commute to public transit may seem overwhelming, so start small!

To improve Utah’s air quality and mitigate the effects of winter inversion, commit your business to riding transit and other clean air strategies at cleanairchampion.com.

January 31, 2017

The key to any sustainable economy is a highly educated workforce.

Beginning in 2017, the Salt Lake Chamber – through Prosperity 2020 – will host quarterly forums to discuss the direction of education in Utah.

Please join us for our inaugural forum with Senator Ann Millner and Representative Lowry Snow, tomorrow, February 1, to discuss potential changes to education policy in Utah.

Hot topics this year include education funding, workforce development and early student learning.

You won’t want to miss this exciting discussion from two of Utah’s best lawmakers!

Remember to register for tomorrow’s Prosperity 2020: 2017 Education Preview on February 1.

February 1, 2017

This time of year is known for fresh beginnings – from committing to a fitness plan or vowing to save more money.

Resolutions and goal setting are a good idea for businesses as well.

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business energy efficiency program can help you get your business in shape.

The energy-saving program offers cash incentives for LED lighting upgrades, heating and cooling improvements, food service equipment and more.

Being more energy efficiency can reduce operating expenses which is good for your bottom line.

It can help to free up money to reinvest in your business. That’s good for Utah’s economy.

And, using less energy is good for the environment too.

To learn how wattsmart Business incentives and services can help you keep your resolutions, visit Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com.

February 2, 2017

Do you wish you were better networking?

Come to the Networking Without Limits seminar tomorrow, February 3rd, to learn how to build better business relationships from Jim Woodard of CCI Mechanical Services.

Jim is a master at networking.

With his help you will learn simple steps that make networking feel natural.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to practice creating those business connections.

The Networking Without Limits seminar will be held tomorrow, February 3rd, at 8:45 A.M. at the Salt Lake Chamber.

February 3, 2017

Do you have a great business idea? Are you an entrepreneur ready to accelerate your business, but aren’t sure where to start?

Jump Start Training with the Women’s Business Center at the Salt Lake Chamber is the perfect place for you.

The next Jump Start Training is in a few weeks on February 15th, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Chamber offices downtown.

At this training you will learn the fundamental principles an aspiring entrepreneur needs to know.

Learn how to find a competitive edge, grab the attention of your target audience, set up a business for success, and meet your entrepreneurial goals.

After each seminar, one-on-one business consultations are available with the excellent staff at the Women’s Business Center.

Join us Wednesday, February 15th, for Jump Start Training at the Chamber.