March 19, 2018

Celebrate the first day of spring by joining us for the Salt Lake Chamber’s Business Women’s Forum Luncheon tomorrow – Tuesday, March 20th.

We’ll be hearing from Pamela Okumura, Executive Director of People Helping People – an organization dedicated to reducing the number of children living in poverty by teaching low-income women, primarily single mothers, how to earn an adequate income through stable employment.

At the event, daffodils will be sold to help raise money for this worthy cause and to celebrate the first day of spring.

You won’t want to miss out on the great discussions we’ll be having. Okumura, who was once the director of the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center, will lead round table discussions on how women can support each other in the workplace.

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

March 20, 2018

Join us for the March Business After Hours hosted by the Chakra Lounge.

Chakra Lounge, owned by Himalayan Kitchen, is a new bar and event space located in Downtown Salt Lake City.

Enjoy tasty food and specialty drinks in this new, hip location while mingling with other business professionals.

Make new acquaintances while relaxing and unwinding in the chill ambiance this location provides.

The Business After Hours takes place Thursday, March 22nd at the Chakra Lounge at 364 South State Street from 5pm to 7pm.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

Be sure to bring your business cards to enter the opportunity drawing for a chance to win exciting gifts!

March 21, 2018

Utah comes in 9th in the latest Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being survey.

The Well-Being Index includes more than 2.5 million surveys and measures how people feel about five elements of well-being, including:

  • Purpose – liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
  • Social – having supportive relationships and love in your life
  • Financial – managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
  • Community – liking where you live, feeling safe, and having pride in your community
  • Physical – having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

Utah remains in the top ten for each of these categories!

With a happy, healthy population, Utah continues to be an ideal place to live, work, learn and play.

March 22, 2018

It’s time to stand up and be recognized. The Downtown Alliance is calling for nominations for their upcoming Downtown Achievement Awards.

Awards will be presented to a group, company or individual who has made a significant contribution to downtown, helping to build a more dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment.

The contribution must be for accomplishments located within Salt Lake City’s Central Business District – located within the boundaries of 400 South, 700 West, North Temple Street and 300 East.

Award winners may include commercial, residential and retail developers, small businesses, business associations and districts, downtown-based companies and nonprofit organizations, government organizations and officials, downtown residents, visitors, commuters and other supporters.

Awards will be presented during the State of Downtown annual meeting scheduled for the last week in June.

Nominations can be made at downtownslc.org. The deadline is April 30th.

March 23, 2018

Just because a building is historic, doesn’t mean it can’t be energy efficient. Just take a look at The Boston Building.

Owner Unico Properties and property manager Hamilton Partners wisely invested in energy efficiency improvements and now they’re reaping the benefits.

The Boston Building team enrolled in CRE Connect, a wattsmart program offered by Rocky Mountain Power, to engage Utah’s multi-tenant Commercial Real Estate market in energy efficiency.

Through CRE Connect, a simple project was identified at The Boston Building to achieve significant energy savings.

By examining tenant occupancy and re-programming equipment schedules to match, The Boston Building is saving nearly $3,300 in annual energy costs.

CRE Connect provides a simplified way for the commercial real estate market to access Rocky Mountain Power’s technical expertise and cash incentives.

To learn more, visit wattsmart.com.