Monday, June 5, 2017

Wells Fargo launches a new program designed to get veterans trained and ready to work in high-demand careers.

The “ApprenticeshipUSA” program, established through the U.S. Labor Department, is an on-the-job training program designed to provide veterans the opportunity to earn a salary while learning the tools needed to succeed in civilian careers.

ApprenticeshipUSA allows eligible veterans to use their GI Bill education benefits to receive a tax-free monthly payment. In addition to the wages earned as an apprentice, the veterans receive a payment for every month of their apprenticeship paid for by the government. After six months, they payment is gradually reduced and is offset by progressive wage increases.

Through this program, and other programs Wells Fargo currently has in place, the company looks to hire 20-thousand veterans by 2020.

Interested veterans can visit for more information.

Tuesday, June 6

The Salt Lake Valley is changing, and in order to keep up with the change, policymakers need to find smart ways to handle growth, create jobs and ensure economic development.

The Salt Lake Chamber is proud to support Mayor Ben McAdams’ Metro Solutions event taking place this Thursday.

At the economic development event, Salt Lake County will be launching its Global Trade and Investment Plan.

You’ll want to attend to hear the discussion on the strategy for our growing regional economy.

Speakers include Derek Miller, President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah; Natalie Gochnour, Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute; and House Speaker Greg Hughes.

Come learn about the plan for regional growth, prosperity and inclusion, at Mayor McAdams’ “Metro Solutions” this Thursday, June 8th at the South Towne Expo Center.

The event takes place from 9am to 12pm. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, June 7

Food is life! We not only nourish our bodies with it, but we also celebrate, entertain and show our love with it. That’s why we think it’s important to have the freshest, healthiest, best-tasting food – and buying local is the best way to ensure you’re getting the best.

For the highest-quality local food look no further than the Downtown Farmers Market. The Downtown Farmers Market will open for it’s 26th year this Saturday!

Shopping at the Downtown Farmers Market not only means you’re getting the freshest fruits and vegetables – as well as grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy, and honey – but it also helps the local economy. Buying local means more local money. Every dollar spent generates twice as much income for our local economy.

Not to mention, when we buy local foods, we create a more intimate relationship with the people who grow our food – because they’re our neighbors.

So come down and buy fresh, seasonal, healthy food right here in your backyard. The Downtown Farmer’s Market opens Saturday June 10th from 8am to 2pm at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City.

Thursday, June 8

It’s time to think simple. Not effortless, just 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.

Upon 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.

Friday, June 9

Water is a scarce resource in Utah. The Beehive State is the second driest in the nation.

More than just a limited resource, water also has a major impact on our economy and is an essential part of many business processes.

While businesses understand this scarcity, it may not be top of mind when considering ways to improve a company’s environmental or economic impact.

The Salt Lake Chamber believes that when businesses understand the issues and challenges surrounding water in our state, they will take steps to conserve and optimize their water use.

The Chamber’s Water Champions Program recognizes those businesses that implement water optimization and conservation. The program is also designed to assist businesses in their efforts to become more water wise.

As a Water Champion, the Chamber will share and highlight your company’s story to help business community peers learn more about best practices and ideas for making a difference.

Becoming a Water Champion is not difficult.