UBR: January 1-5

January 1, 2018

This new year, let one of your resolutions be to help clean up Utah’s dirty air.

While we can’t do much about our geography, we can do something about the amount of emissions we’re putting into the air during our inversions.

During inversion conditions, as high pressure builds into the area, the mid atmosphere warms while the valleys stay cool. This warm air acts like a lid that traps pollution in the valleys.

To improve our air quality, we need to reduce the number of cars on the road.

If all drivers living along the Wasatch Front were to park their cars just one day per week, vehicle emissions would be reduced by 6,500 tons per year!

Do your part to Clear the Air, and take part in the Clear the Air Challenge.

Get your employees and co-workers involved and see how easy it is to reduce emissions and help Utah’s air.

The Clear the Air Challenge starts February 1st. To register visit cleartheairchallenge.org

January 2, 2018

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Small Business Summit is back. Save the date of February 2nd.

This half-day conference will provide the opportunity for small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to come together and learn new tools, tactics and strategies, gain practical skills and make invaluable connections to help support the growth and success of small businesses in Utah.

Our opening Keynote Speaker for the Salt Lake Chamber “Ignite and Inspire Small Business Summit” is Bryan Trussel, Co-founder and CEO of Glympse Inc. Our closing Keynote Speaker is Carine Clark, a three-time president and CEO of high-growth tech companies.

Topics of the breakout sessions include: digital connections, growing your business, marketing and sales for small business, leadership, HR and workforce development and more.

Tickets are now on sale. Price for admission is $79.

Again, the Small Business Summit takes place February 2nd from 8 to noon at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

January 3, 2018

Tickets are selling out fast for the 2018 Utah Economic Outlook and Public Policy Summit.

Governor Mitt Romney has been announced as the Keynote Speaker for this event.

The Utah Economic and Public Policy Summit is the state’s premier economic forecasting and public policy event that is attended by over 700 business, policy and academic thought leaders from across the state.

The summit offers an unrivaled opportunity for attendees to gain insights on the future of Utah’s economy.

The 2018 Utah Economic Outlook and Public Policy Summit takes place January 16th from 7:30 am to noon at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek.

Tickets are on sale now for $85, and some sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Don’t miss out.

January 4, 2018

Good news for Utah’s public schools, according to the Utah State Board of education – Utah’s public high school graduation rate has increased five years running.

The new high school graduation report showed 86 percent of students who entered traditional public high schools or public charter schools as freshmen four years ago graduated last spring, which represents a 5 percent increase since 2013.

Statewide, high school graduation rates are up 1 percent. Cypress high School was a standout with a graduation rate that climbed 11 percent between 2016 and 2017.

The study shows year-to-year gains across most ethnic, income and English learner groups statewide as well.

The data also shows five-year gains across all demographic subgroups, with American Indians and Latino students gaining the most ground over the past year with 4 percent and 3 percent graduation rate increases.

January 5, 2018

The new year is here and you shouldn’t be worrying about your prescription drug coverage.

If you’re a resident of Utah – you and your family have access to a free statewide Prescription Drug Program.

The Utah Drug Card can save you up to 75% on prescription medications.

The program is designed to help patients who do not have prescription drug coverage or have limitations to their current coverage.

The Utah Drug Card has partnered with companies that negotiate discounts directly with the pharmacies. Then these discounts are passed directly to cardholders.

There are no restrictions, no forms and no waiting periods!

Plus, there are no premiums or deductibles associated with this program.

Don’t miss out on incredible prescription savings.

Get yours today at UtahDrugCard.com

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