May 16, 2016

At the Salt Lake Chamber we always want our members to have a great experience. That’s why we started an event called Chamber Launch.

With Chamber Launch we have One Goal: to Launch You or Your Business to the Next Level of Success

Come meet with other aspiring entrepreneurs and established business professionals at this bi-monthly networking event and connect with fellow leaders and innovators in our community.

Our next Chamber Launch is May 25th at 8AM at the Salt Lake Chamber. Best of all: It’s free.

We’ll bring the breakfast food; you bring the business cards and innovation.

Not a member of the Chamber?

This is the perfect opportunity to come learn more about the many advantages of joining the Chamber’s broad business network.

This session is sponsored by Financially Fit and catered by Even Stevens.

Don’t miss out. Join us for Chamber Launch May 25th at 8AM.

Register today at:

May 17, 2016

This week is Infrastructure Week. It is a national week elevating infrastructure investment as a critical issue that impacts all Americans.

Infrastructure Matters – In big ways and in small, to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety and our communities.

It matters to the goods we ship and the companies that make and sell them; it matters to our daily commutes and our summer vacations, it determines if we have drinking water from our faucets, light in our homes, and ultimately plays a role in almost every aspect of our daily lives.

In honor of Infrastructure Week, the Utah Transportation Coalition and the Salt Lake Chamber are hosting Utah’s Infrastructure Game with ITS Solutions on Wednesday, May 18th at the Salt Lake Chamber, sponsored by Penna Powers.

Guest speakers include: Blaine D. Leonard, of the Utah Department of Transportation and Mark Pitmann, Founder and CEO of Blyncsy.

You won’t want to miss out on this discussion regarding why infrastructure matters to you and the Utah community.

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May 18, 2016

Since 1963, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on American culture and economy. The month of May aims to honor our nation’s 28 million small businesses and the amazing people who run them.

In the latest episode of Building Utah, the official Salt Lake Chamber podcast, we speak with Ann Marie Wallace, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center.

We spoke with her about the Backbone of the Economy: Small Business

We discuss things such as why small businesses are so important, how the Women’s Business Center helps new entrepreneurs and what it’s like to start a small business.

We also talk about the characteristics that help new entrepreneurs to be successful.

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 Salt Lake Chamber social media and visit: to hear each episode.

May 19, 2016

Finding a job can be difficult, especially for young professionals fresh out of college.

But good news for local grads, in a recent study by WalletHub, Salt Lake City was ranked the ‘Best City to Start a Career’ in 2016.

To identify the best cities to launch a career, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across two key dimensions, namely “Professional Opportunities” and “Quality of Life.”

17 relevant metrics were identified and weighted such as, availability of entry-level jobs, median starting salary, workforce diversity, median annual income, and housing affordability to name a few.

Not surprisingly, Salt Lake City was number one.

The other cities that ranked in the top spots were: Denver, Co; Austin, TX; Sioux Falls, SD; and Minneapolis, MN.

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May 20, 2016

Nominations for the 40th American Express Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo ATHENA Awards Luncheon are now being accepted.

The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented annually by chambers of commerce, women’s organizations and universities.

Recipients are individuals who:

  • Have achieved the highest level of professional excellence
  • Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community
  • And, actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.

In addition to the ATHENA Award, four other women will receive the Pathfinder Award, which is given to community leaders who “create new paths” and promote the development and recognition of women in business.

Can you think of someone who fits these characteristics?

Nominate them today.

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