June 20, 2016

It is my pleasure to announce that the Salt Lake Chamber has received a Five-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This is the highest designation for chamber accreditation.

We have been recognized for our sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact within the state of Utah.

There are approximately 7,000 chambers of commerce throughout the country. Of these, only 204 carry an accredited designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Not only that, the Salt Lake Chamber is the only chamber of commerce in the state of Utah that is accredited.

To be accredited with five-stars provides national recognition for the outstanding work that is carried out within our business community.

It really underscores the effectiveness of our staff, board, volunteers and the Chamber family.

This designation also speaks volumes about the business community within the state. Nowhere in the country will you find a stronger business climate.

Learn more how the accreditation process at slchamber.com

June 21, 2016

In the coming weeks and months, voters will decide who is best to lead our state in the years to come.

At this moment, we are fortunate to have business leaders and state elected officials who have helped spur innovation and investment. Their efforts validate America’s free- enterprise system, as the best way to grow the economy, stimulate innovation and create jobs.

Our economy leads the nation and enjoys low taxes; effective regulation; top-notch infrastructure; a talented workforce; well-managed, limited government; and elections reform.

As a business community we are proud of these achievements.

Utah voters ultimately deserve credit for our current prosperity and bear the responsibility for deciding its future. Out state would not have the political and economic leadership needed to be successful without their foresight.

Learn more on how you can get involved in the 2016 elections at slchamber.com

June 22, 2016

The Utah Arts Festival, which turns 40 this year, starts tomorrow, and we are excited!

This award-winning festival promotes appreciation for fine art, while encouraging innovation in the field by supporting non-traditional, contemporary works.

In the latest episode of Building Utah we spoke with Susan Koles, Marketing Director of the Utah Arts Festival.

We discuss the festival’s history, what makes this year’s event special, and why you should attend.

We also look at what the art community is like in Utah, its economic impact and the state of the arts in Utah.

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

Don’t miss the Utah Arts Festival, starting this Thursday, June 23rd and running until Sunday, June 26th. You won’t want to miss it.

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

June 23, 2016

Are you a golfer? Are you a member of the Chamber?

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 and make new connections while on the green.

Invite a business associate to go with you for 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, registrations are 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

June 24, 2016

Have you been thinking about a way to get some or all of your business’ electricity from the sun?

Rocky Mountain Power’s new Subscriber Solar program makes it easy.

It gives you a choice to use solar power even if you cannot afford rooftop solar panels or do not want them on your business.

Rocky Mountain Power has purchased the output of a 20-megawatt solar plant for 20 years.

The solar plant is currently under construction in Millard County, Utah. Commercial business customers can sign up in blocks of 200-kilowatt-hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Their block purchase will offset their usage on their bills beginning in 2017.

To learn more about Rocky Mountain Power’s Subscriber Solar program in Utah, visit rockymountainpower.net/subscribersolar.