June 6, 2016

On August 25, the National Park Service will turn 100 years old!

To celebrate their centennial birthday, they launched a “Find Your Park” movement, aimed to inspire Americans to get out and visit a national park.

So what does this celebration mean for Utah’s national parks?

Well, after experiencing record park visitation in 2014 with 7.2 million and 2015 with 8.4 million; there’s a good chance this record will be broken again.

Analysts at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute noted that park visitation for the first quarter of 2016 was already up 10 percent compared to the first quarter of last year.

This translates into greater visitor spending in Utah’s gateway communities, along with more travel and tourism sector jobs and wages.

According to the National Park Service’s latest figures, in 2015 non-local visitation to Utah’s five national parks generated over $615 million in spending and supported over 9,000 Utah jobs.

We are thrilled to share the wonders that can be found in Utah and look forward to the growth this will bring to our community.

June 7, 2016

Keeping healthcare affordable is key to ensuring it stays accessible to everyone.

That’s why Intermountain Healthcare works to avoid waste and use all resources – including energy – effectively.

Intermountain Healthcare operates 21 hospitals and 185 clinics in Utah. To achieve its energy-savings goals, the not-for-profit, health system has worked closely with Rocky Mountain Power’s energy efficiency programs since 2008.

In fact, last year Intermountain Healthcare completed 12 projects through the Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program, to save 2.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and more than $140,000 in annual energy costs.

Intermountain Healthcare also earned $354,000 in Rocky Mountain Power incentives for the efficiency projects.

To find out if the wattsmart Business program can help your business save, visit Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com.

June 8, 2016

Do you love the outdoors? Do you like to hike? Have you visited Utah’s National Parks?

If you answered yes, to any of those questions, you won’t want to miss the latest episode of Building Utah with Vicki Varela, Managing Director of Tourism, Film and Global Branding for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

During the podcast we discuss with Vicki “The Mighty 5” campaign and how well it has been received since its release.

We also look at Utah tourism and how it affects the state and our economy.

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

Every episode brings a business perspective to what you really care about and no topic is off limits!

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

June 9, 2016

Not sure what to do this weekend?

Check out the Salt Lake Chamber magazine, Life in Utah. This magazine is the premier lifestyle, relocation, resident and visitor guide for the Beehive State.

Whether you live here, or are just in town for a quick visit, you probably realize that our state is unlike any other. But sometimes even locals have a problem knowing what to do and where to go. Look to this magazine for some fun ideas.

The magazine highlights a few of best places in our state, and also features information on Utah’s thriving economy and business climate.

It also explains why education is the foundation for Utah’s future.

It’s really the best magazine to learn why Utah is the best place to live, work, learn and play.

But, if you’re just looking for that next hike or adventure, Life in Utah will provide you with some of the best places to go.

View the latest edition at: slchamber.com

June 10, 2016

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

Join us on June 20th for the 2016 Salt Lake Chamber Classic Golf Tournament at the Salt Lake Country Club, one of the oldest clubs in the western United States.

This year’s event will include a 4-person scramble followed by a prime rib buffet and awards luncheon.

Each player will also receive a $75 gift certificate to the onsite VIP Nike store and be entered for a chance to win door prizes.

We encourage members to include community leaders, business colleagues and other guests into their foursomes.

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 Classic Golf Tournament on June 20th.

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