July 18, 2016

Clear the Air Challenge is well underway!

This month long challenge stared July 1st and gives you the chance to reduce your vehicle emissions by choosing alternative methods of transportation using TravelWise strategies.

By driving less and driving smarter, you can help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy in Utah.

Not only that, by participating in the Challenge you will also be eligible for weekly and grand prize drawings by meeting, straightforward, achievable travel goals.

Last Year’s Challenge Eliminated more than 141,000 trips, saved over 2,460,000 miles and reduced 646.2 tons of emissions

Our goal this year is to eliminate 300,000 single-occupant trips to save 2 million miles.

As a community we can work together and make a difference. Get your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to join you for this year’s Challenge. It’s not too late!

Sign up today at cleartheairchallenge.org

July 19, 2016

To grow your business, you can increase sales. But increased sales often include added expenses like – extra staff, new equipment and marketing.  Another way to boost your bottom line is to reduce energy expenses.

For businesses that operate on a 3 percent average net profit margin, it’s necessary to sell $33 in new revenue for every dollar in energy cost savings. Upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment can put more profit into your business without increasing sales dramatically.

Of course, developing new products and attracting new customers, is good too. But, finding ways to better manage your energy resources can be an easy way to grow.

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program can help with expertise and incentives to help you save.To learn more, visit Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com.

July 20, 2016

As Utah’s business leader, the Salt Lake Chamber believes we should help lead the business community’s vision on key public policy issues through strong principles, positions and priorities.

In the latest episode of Building Utah we spoke with the Chamber’s Legislator of the Year, Senator J. Stuart Adams.

We discuss what it means to be legislator, surprises from the last general session and what he considers to be its major accomplishments.

We also look at how having a politically active community benefits the state, why people should get involved and the major issues to be looked at in the upcoming session.

The official Salt Lake Chamber podcast, Building Utah, looks into the topics, ideas and people that influence the Beehive state.

Follow Salt Lake Chamber social media or find us on iTunes to hear each episode.

July 21, 2016

Come celebrate the arrival of the first pioneer settlers to the Salt Lake Valley with the Days of ’47!

The community will remember Utah’s early and current pioneers with a variety of events.

Beginning with nominations for Pioneers of Progress awards and culminating with an all-day extravaganza that includes a Sunrise Service and Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on July 25th, 2016.

Afterwards the Days of ’47 Rodeo will be held at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Bring your family and friends to the 2016 festivities. Best thing about it? Most activities are free!

The example of past and present pioneers creates the ultimate vision for a future that everyone can look forward. So come recognize Pioneers – Pushing toward the future.

We love our community and hope you do too. Learn more about the Days of ’47 parade, rodeo and so much more at: daysof47.com

July 22, 2016

Did you know as a resident of Utah, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program?

The Utah Drug Card will provide you with Rx medication savings of up to 75% at more than 68,000 pharmacies across the country.

The Utah Drug Card program also includes discounts on brand and generic medications, so that all medications are eligible for discounts.

Most importantly, the Utah Drug Card is FREE to all residents and everybody in Utah is eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program.

There are no restrictions. No forms, no waiting periods, nothing.

Don’t miss out on this pre-activated card and start using it immediately!

Learn more about how you can save starting today at utahdrugcard.com.