March 26, 2018

Join us for the 4th Annual Foodtrepreneur Festival – the celebration of business that makes Utah more delicious!

The Foodtrepreneur Festival brings the community together through food.

Food lovers have the change to taste amazing food by Utah-based companies who have been successful in producing, selling and distributing food products in our state, nationally and even internationally.

Event-goers will enjoy behind the scenes stories and learn how to start their own ventures from a standout panel of locally-based food entrepreneurs.

Come enjoy live music, a cash bar and amazing food.

The best part about this event – it’s free. All you need to do is register.

The 4th annual Foodtrepreneur Festival takes place this Thursday, March 29th at the Grand Hall Union Pacific Depot at the Gateway from 5pm to 8pm.

March 27, 2018

You have the change to add your voice to the conversation.

Columbus Community Center is partnering with the University of Utah, Sorenson Impact Center and Cicero group to better understand employer perspectives on hiring individuals with disabilities.

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are currently underutilized in the workforce and have the potential to make contributions in a variety of positions in the community.

The new survey, that you can find on the Salt Lake Chamber’s website, seeks to understand community employer perspectives on employing individuals with ASD and the degree to which employers are willing to support individual needs commonly associated with ASD.

The survey just takes about 20 minutes to complete and participants will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. There are 12 chances to win.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.

March 28, 2018

There’s still time to register and join us for the 4th Annual Foodtrepreneur Festival – the celebration of business that makes Utah more delicious!

The Foodtrepreneur Festival brings the community together through food.

Food lovers have the change to taste amazing food by Utah-based companies who have been successful in producing, selling and distributing food products in our state, nationally and even internationally.

Event-goers will enjoy behind the scenes stories and learn how to start their own ventures from a standout panel of locally-based food entrepreneurs.

Come enjoy live music, a cash bar and amazing food.

The best part about this event – it’s free. All you need to do is register.

The 4th annual Foodtrepreneur Festival takes place tomorrow, March 29th at the Grand Hall Union Pacific Depot at the Gateway from 5pm to 8pm.

To register visit wbcutah.com

March 29, 2018

Housing prices are on the rise in Utah and a new study by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute confirms Utah is seeing a housing shortage.

The study shows Utah experienced the forth-highest housing price appreciation since 1991, outpacing every state but Colorado, Oregon and Montana.

Researchers also found that incomes are failing to keep pace. Utah households with income below the median for all households experience the greatest affordability challenge.

One of the researchers of the study explained that while housing prices in Utah will continue to increase at rates well above the national average due to economic growth and high rates of population, the real threat to affordability will be due to increasing interest rates which could significantly reduce homeownership opportunities for a large share of Utah households.

The Salt lake Chamber contracted with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to conduct this research.

March 30, 2018

The Salt Lake Chamber recently released the first quarter results of the 2018 CEOutlook survey and results show Utah executives are increasing optimistic about the future economy.

According to the survey, 55% of executives believe Utah’s economy is somewhat or significantly better than just six months ago.

The study also shows Utah executives have a positive outlook about Utah’s future economy.

52% feel that economic conditions in Utah will be somewhat better in the next six months—a 7% jump from last quarter.

And for the first time since the CEOutlook survey was conducted, a majority of executives are more optimistic about their own industry growth than that of Utah’s future economy with 55% reporting that their industry will perform somewhat better six months from now.