July 4, 2016

First, let me say: Happy 4th of July!

I hope that as we travel to barbeques, parades and baseball games, and that as we experience fireworks and celebrate with family that we remember that today is more than just food and fun.

It is the day we celebrate our nation’s independence.

Today reminds us of things like: freedom, sacrifice, democracy, and the wonderful place we live: the United States of America.

We are the “land of the free and home of the brave.”

Remember, every day people come here to begin their American Dream. At the same time, people leave this land every single day to protect our freedom.

I hope we never under appreciate the reality of this. Let’s come together today and celebrate what it really means to be an American.

Be smart, stay safe and have fun. Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

July 5, 2016

We have a special Lagoon discount pass for Chamber members.  Come twist, turn and fly on one of their 50 rides. Or Feel your heart race on X-Venture attractions.

Slip and slide through whitewater waves at Lagoon A Beach.

And don’t forget to take a trip back through the Wild West in Pioneer Village.

After your adventures you can sing along with some of the best entertainment in town.

From July 6th-10th Salt Lake Chamber members will be given a special discounted rate to Lagoon Park.

Salt Lake Chamber members using the promo code:SLCC2016”will receive tickets at $38.50 + tax, normally, $53.95 per ticket.

Take advantage of this member discount today by visiting: lagoonpark.com. The offer lasts July 6th to 10th.

July 6, 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 elections and session.

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

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

July 7, 2016

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the Salt Lake Chamber has received the 2016 Award for Communication Excellence from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

We are delighted to be awarded this distinction. In August, seven Grand Award winners will be recognized during the Award’s Show at the ACCE’s Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia.

The Salt Lake Chamber received recognition for the Clear the Air Challenge campaign, the annual month long competition that runs thru July.

The Challenge gives Utahns the chance to reduce vehicle emissions by choosing alternative methods of transportation using TravelWise strategies.

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

This award doesn’t belong to the Salt Lake Chamber. It belongs to everyone who is participating in or has participated in the Challenge. Thank you for everything you do and for helping make a difference in our community’s air quality.

July 8, 2016

Are you a member of the Chamber? Do you golf?

Join us on July 18th for the 2016 Salt Lake Chamber Small Business 9-Hole Golf Tournament at the Lakeside Golf Course.

Come see how fun networking can be while making new connections on the green.

Invite a business associate to go with you to this great event.

After the tournament, we invite you to join us for brunch at my home. I promise that it will be a real treat!

Due to the popularity of this event, registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

You won’t want to miss the 2016 Salt Lake Chamber Small Business Golf Tournament on July 18th.

To register or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit: slchamber.com