January 9, 2017
Talk of Utah’s air quality seems to increase during this time of the year, leaving many businesses wondering why air quality matters when it comes to their bottom line.
Here are 3 reasons why your business should care about Utah’s air and suggestions on how the business community can collectively impact Utah’s future by participating in voluntary actions to reduce emissions and clear our air.
Number 1: Company and Employee Recruitment
Number 2: Employee Health and Well-being
Number 3: Community and Economic Prosperity
Now that you understand the reasons to care about Utah’s air quality from a business perspective, get involved in making a difference.
Join the Salt Lake Chamber, TravelWise Utah, and Utah Clean Air Partnership in the Inversion Mitigation Initiative, which encourages businesses to engage their employees in reducing vehicle emissions and help keep our air clean.
Learn more or commit your business at cleanairchampion.com
January 10, 2017
A New Year brings New Year’s resolutions.
While they’re really is easy to make, they aren’t always easy to keep.
BUT good news for Utahns!
Salt Lake City was ranked the best city to keep your New Year’s resolution by a recent WalletHub study.
The study compared 150 of the United States’ largest cities across 48 key indicators, which included adult obesity to income growth to employment outlook.
Overall, Salt Lake ranked high second for job opportunities and low smoking rate, 5th for gyms per capita, 6th for restaurants per capita and 7th for weight-loss centers per capita and unemployment rate.
Even though Salt Lake City ranked number one, the runner ups were not too far behind. San Francisco, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; and Seattle, WA were very close behind.
View the study findings on: wallethub.com
January 11, 2017
A few weeks ago, the Chamber launched its Inversion Mitigation Initiative to show the collective impact Utah’s business community can have in keeping our air clean.
The initiative aims to remind businesses that although we can’t control when the inversions come and go, we can make decisions that reduce their negative effects on Utahns health and environment.
The latest episode of the Salt Lake Chamber podcast, ‘Building Utah’ highlights the great strides taken by businesses all over Utah to implement clean air strategies and effectively help keep our air clean, save their company money, and improve our state’s economic development.
We spoke with Steve Sands from Rio Tinto Kennecott to share what Rio Tinto has done to help improve Utah’s air quality and give us some tips on how businesses can get involved in making a difference for our air.
The episode can be found on the Chamber website: slchamber.com or iTunes.
January 12, 2017
Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? Is one of them to meet new people?
If so, join us in two weeks on Thursday, January 26th for the Salt Lake Chamber’s next 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 – Two weeks from now – Thursday, January 26th for the next Business After Hours hosted by Valley Fair Mall at the Larry H. Miller MegaPlex.
January 13, 2017
Join us January 18th to discuss the performance of the Utah economy and what business and policy leaders are doing to secure a prosperous future.
The Utah Economic Review and inaugural Utah Business and Policy Summit will bring thought leaders from business, policy and academic sectors together.
This is an unrivaled opportunity for attendees to hear insights on issues at the forefront of Utah’s economic and policy priorities.
At this year’s Utah Economic Review, receive a copy of the 2017 Economic Report to the Governor, as well as a copy of Utah Informed 2017, a visual depiction of facts, figures and visualizations you need to know to make informed decisions in the coming year.
Then at the inaugural Utah Business and Policy Summit, receive a copy of the 2017 Public Policy Guide, which contains the business community’s top legislative priorities and unveiling of a business led movement to build on Utah’s current economic success.
Join us next Wednesday, January 18, 2017.