July 9, 2018
Recently, the Chamber signed onto the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
coalition letter urging senators to support Sen. Bob Corker’s tariff bill, S.
3013, which would require the president to submit to Congress any
proposal to raise tariffs in the interest of national security.
Sen. Mike Lee also supports Corker’s tariff bill and has been working
with Sen. Corker to get a vote on his bill this week.
Utah is a trade surplus state and one of the fastest growing export
economies in the country. This is a credit to the thousands of Utah
companies that are competing and winning in the global economy.
Tariffs and trade wars will have a negative impact on Utah’s economic
success. Congress should assert its authority under the constitution to
ensure that any tariffs imposed under the guise of national security are
weighed with the need to safeguard our nation’s economic security.
In total, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is joined by 51 trade groups
and 222 state and local chambers of commerce in signing the letter.
The bill is co-sponsored by seven Republican senators and four
July 10, 2018
This is Derek Miller of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Utah Business Report.
I want to take a moment to share my vision for the Salt Lake Chamber and my vision for the state, capital city and business community.
While the Chamber has foundational priorities, I have three near-term priorities where we can focus over the next several months.
The priorities include gender wage disparity, engaging young professionals and economic prosperity across the entire state.
For gender wage disparity, the Chamber will partner with the Women’s Leadership Institute to identify companies doing a great job in this area and compile best practices into a toolkit to share with organizations across the state.
For engaging young professionals, we are asking each Chamber member to send us their up-and-coming leaders so they can serve on a Chamber committee, task force or coalition.
For economic prosperity, the Chamber recognizes that while the state’s overall economic data is terrific, not all the state is benefitting the same way.
To combat this, we will partner with businesses and chambers from across the state to identify jobs that don’t need to be located in the urban core and provide those opportunities to people throughout the state.
July 11, 2018
Over the past year, Utah’s ballot initiatives have been immersed in gathering signatures. Now the cleared ballot initiatives will be decided by Utah’s public.
Join the Salt Lake Chamber for the ‘Inside Scoop on Utah’s Ballot Initiatives’ at the July 17 Capitol Club.
Hear from experts on what these ballot initiatives could mean for Utah.
Initiatives to be discussed include Utah Medical Expansion, Utah Direct Primary Elections for Party Nominations, Utah Medical Marijuana and Utah Independent Redistricting Commission.
Speakers include: Justin Lee, Director of Elections for the Lt. Governor’s Office; Connor Boyack, Advisor for Utah Patients Coaliton; Rylee Curtis, Campaign Manager Manager for Utah Decides Healthcare, Rich McKeown, Co-Chair of Count My Vote; and Mayor Ralph Becker and Blake Moore, Co-Chairs for Better Boundaries.
July 12, 2018
Join the Salt Lake Chamber for the upcoming Professional Development Series Seminar ‘Referral Magic: How to Keep Your Clients Coming Back Again & Again’ with Tony Rubleski.
Come learn proven ways to stand out, the five key characteristics of today’s customer, and the effective ways to stay in touch with current and past customers.
Tony is the president of the Mind Capture Group. His message is designed to help people ‘Capture’ more minds and profits. He is a professional speaker, strategic business coach, and global event promoter with over 20 years of experience in the personal development industry.
The Salt Lake Chamber professional development program is intended to help business professionals enhance their knowledge, competence, skill and effectiveness.
July 13, 2018
Zions Bank has helped Utah grow through innovation for more than 140 years.
In keeping with this tradition, the bank decided to install electric vehicle or EV charging stations for their employees.
To accomplish this, Zions turned to Rocky Mountain Power for expertise – from choosing the right EV charging models through installation, to learning they would receive an incentive of $1,300 dollars.
Zions also learned that by having EV chargers at work greatly improves the likelihood of EV adoption by employees, as well as helps to attract and retain talent by showing corporate commitment to sustainability.
If adding EV charging stations sounds like a good idea for your business, incentives to help pay for the project may be available from Rocky Mountain Power.