January 16, 2017

Did you know teleworking or telecommuting–working from a remote location outside of a traditional office setting–is becoming more prevalent with advances in technology and innovative business.

Even with these advances in technology and flexibility in the business world, is teleworking really worth it for employers and employees? Yes! It is worth it.

First, there are environmental reasons which make telecommuting worth it for businesses. Teleworking offers an easy and effective way to address federal clean air requirements and reduce a company’s carbon footprint.

Second, teleworking can also improve employee productivity and satisfaction while saving employers money. It is one of the top non-financial benefits desired by employees.

Right now, especially as we seek to improve our air quality, teleworking is a great idea! Even small changes made by businesses and their employees add up to making a big difference for Utah’s air.

To commit your business to teleworking or other clean air strategies, visit cleanairchampion.com.

January 17, 2017

The Salt Lake Chamber has named Wilford Clyde, president of Clyde Companies, as the vice chair of its Board of Governors.

He will serve alongside current chair, Keith McMullin, who is president and CEO of Deseret Management, Inc.

I know Wilford well and we are fortunate to have him step forward in this position for our organization!

A successful businessman, Wilford began his career in the construction business, working for Geneva Rock.

He became president of that organization before moving to lead its parent company, which also oversees Sunroc Building Materials, Sunroc Corporation, Beehive Insurance and W.W. Clyde & Co.

His successful career inspires great confidence in the direction he will provide the Chamber.

Most importantly, he has dedicated himself to community and family. And I’m sure his insight will elevate the Chamber.

The Salt Lake Chamber has named Wilford Clyde, president of Clyde Companies, as the vice chair of its Board of Governors.

He will serve alongside current chair, Keith McMullin, who is president and CEO of Deseret Management, Inc.

I know Wilford well and we are fortunate to have him step forward in this position for our organization!

A successful businessman, Wilford began his career in the construction business, working for Geneva Rock.

He became president of that organization before moving to lead its parent company, which also oversees Sunroc Building Materials, Sunroc Corporation, Beehive Insurance and W.W. Clyde & Co.

His successful career inspires great confidence in the direction he will provide the Chamber.

Most importantly, he has dedicated himself to community and family. And I’m sure his insight will elevate the Chamber.

January 18, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, Theresa Foxley was recently named the new president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah.

I am ecstatic that Theresa Foxley has been selected to lead this great organization.

EDCUtah does important work for our state and they need a strong leader – and Ms. Theresa is just that.

Having known her for many years, I cannot think of a more qualified or deserving person. And this appointment demonstrates that EDCUtah takes seriously its desire to build on the strong work it has done for so many years.

As president of the Chamber, I offer my full support to Ms. Foxley, wishing her nothing but success in the coming years as we work together on important economic issues for our state.

January 19, 2017

Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? Is one of them to meet new people?

If so, join us next week on Thursday, January 26th for the Salt Lake Chamber’s Business After Hours, hosted by Valley Fair Mall at the Larry H. Miller MegaPlex.

Look forward to an evening of entertainment and networking.

Great company and conversation, while enjoying tasty food and sipping on refreshing drinks await you.

There’s really no excuse for you not to go, especially if you want to make connections that will last.

Don’t forget – next Thursday, January 26th for Business After Hours hosted by Valley Fair Mall at the Larry H. Miller MegaPlex.

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January 20, 2017

Utah businesses and other organizations are saving more than 186 million kilowatt-hours of electricity because of energy-efficient upgrades they made in 2016 with the help of Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program.

More than 110 Utah businesses made improvements to use less energy in 2016, and these businesses are seeing the benefits in lower energy bills and in some cases reduced maintenance costs.

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business program offers technical expertise and cash incentives for improving energy efficiency. Incentives are available to qualifying commercial, industrial and agricultural customers for new construction and retrofit projects.

To learn how wattsmart Business incentives and services can help your business save, visit Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com.