June 12, 2017

Utah is known across the country as the best state for business.

Key to our success has been the quality of our workforce.

Now, more than ever, education is the surest path to economic success – not just for individuals, but also the community.

The Salt Lake Chamber, through Prosperity 2020, has advocated for innovation, accountability and investment in Utah’s education system to meet clear goals.

Joins the Salt Lake Chamber as we hear from education and community leaders on building a qualified workforce for Utah’s future.

The Prosperity 2020 Forum, taking place this Wednesday, will include a panel of experts from Dell EMC, Salt Lake Community College, Goldman Sachs and MSC Aerospace.

The discussion will be centered on strategies and objectives outlined in Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan.

Again the forum takes place this Wednesday, June 14th from 12:30 to 2pm here at the Salt Lake Chamber offices.

June 13, 2017

Businesses across Utah are embracing energy efficiency to help them save energy and money and improve their environmental footprint.

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program helps by providing technical expertise and cash incentives to qualifying commercial, industrial and agricultural customers for upgrading equipment and processes to increase energy efficiency.

The cash incentives available through the “wattsmart Business” program cover part of the cost of the improvements.

In most cases, ongoing cost savings from energy savings alone cover the full cost of the projects in one to eight years, and business customers benefit from lower operating costs year after year.

Your business can save energy and take advantage of wattsmart Business incentives, too.

To get started, visit wattsmart.com.

June 14, 2017

Do you have a business idea or need to get your business moving?

Jump Start training is the perfect place to start when you want to learn what it takes to make a business successful.

The seminar is intended for all entrepreneurs; those looking to go into business, early start up stage or those looking to improve an existing business.

The best part it’s free!

The training will review how to efficiently do market research, write a winning business plan and make plans to offer a product or service to people who can’t wait to get their hands on it.

The next Jump Start training takes place June 21st from 3 to 4pm here at the Salt Lake Chamber.

June 15, 2017

When it comes to Utah’s bad air – a majority of the air pollution comes from our exhaust pipes, but in the future that won’t be the case.

Our cars and fuels will get cleaner, but the population will continue to grow, and that means our biggest source of air pollution will likely come from area sources – meaning our homes, commercial buildings and businesses.

Salt Lake City has created an initiative designed to dramatically cut energy waste in buildings, while saving businesses and the community money.

The Skyline Challenge is a multi-year competition that encourages building owners across the State to proactively meet – and exceed – air quality and energy-saving targets by evaluating their building’s energy use, setting energy-saving goals and undertaking energy-saving projects.

If you’re a building manager, owner, tenant or business that has taken steps to increase your building’s energy efficiency – Salt Lake City wants to recognize you for your efforts.

Nominations for the Skyline Challenge award are due June 30th.

June 16, 2017

Are you looking for new ways to achieve your goals and grow your business? Well it’s time to think simple.

We’re going to be talking about how to use simplicity as a strategy at our upcoming Business Women’s Forum Luncheon.

On June 20th, Jane Ann Craig will be presenting on The Power of Simplicity – Small Steps to Big Dreams.

After unexpectedly finding herself a widow and sole provider for her toddler son, Jane Ann left her job of 16 years and created a stock offering, raising startup capital to launch her first business.

That one business grew into four companies!

Jane Ann teaches that simplicity is a powerful concept that can generate immediate results.

Come find out how implementing simplicity as a mindset, and a strategy, can help you achieve your goals and change your life.

The Business Women’s Forum Luncheon takes place June 20th at 50 West Club and Café from 11:30am to 1pm.