May 21, 2018
Independently-owned KÜHL Clothing is headquartered in Salt Lake City. KÜHL creates high performance clothing in casual relaxed styles.
The Utah company is always looking for new ways to preserve natural resources and reduce their environmental footprint, whether through product or business operations.
Taking a proactive role in reducing pollution and improving air quality, KÜHL has reduced their company’s carbon footprint through energy efficiency investments.
They worked with Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business program to install advanced rooftops controls to their existing cooling equipment.
The new controls allow them to lower energy usage, optimize efficiency, manage employee comfort, and reduce maintenance costs, while aligning with their commitment to the environment.
If Advanced Rooftop Controls sound like they may be a solution for your business, contact Rocky Mountain Power at wattsmart.com for expertise and incentives.
May 22, 2018
Deciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a tall order, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time.
But good news for our local graduates, Salt Lake City was recently ranked as the Number 1 ‘Best City to Start a Career’ by WalletHub.
To determine the top cities, WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities, examining things like the availability of entry-level jobs and the monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity.
Salt Lake City ranked exceptionally high in its unemployment rate, the number of entry-level jobs available and the annual job growth rate.
We know how important a talented workforce is to our business community and to the overall economy, and we hope that rankings like this continue to encourage our state’s best and brightest to pursue careers here after they graduate.
May 23, 2018
Thanks to the involvement and trust of our business community, the Salt Lake Chamber’s leadership in advancing pro-business policies was felt strongly on Capitol Hill this last legislative session. This is evident by the passage of nearly 90 percent of our priority legislation.
Rebalancing Utah’s tax structure to enhance education funding, transforming the governance and funding of our multi-modal transportation system, building a talented workforce and taking steps to address our state’s housing affordability challenge along with tackling many other issues, made this one of the most productive and successful legislative sessions in recent history.
We could not have done it without those pro-business legislators who stood for the interests of Utah businesses during the 2018 General Legislative Session.
In recognition of their efforts, the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors honored 79 lawmakers with the Business Champion Award for voting with the interests of the business community at least 80-percent of the time.
May 24, 2018
If you’re a resident of Utah – you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Drug Program.
It’s called the Utah Drug Card and there is no cost to participate.
Once you sign up the Utah Drug Card can save you up to 75% on prescription medications.
The program is designed to help patients who do not have prescription drug coverage or have limitations to their current coverage.
The Utah Drug Card has partnered with companies that negotiate discounts with the pharmacies. Then these discounts are passed directly to cardholders.
There are no restrictions, no forms and no waiting periods!
Plus, there are no premiums or deductibles associated with this program.
Don’t miss out on incredible prescription savings.
Get yours today at UtahDrugCard.com
May 25, 2018
Financial literacy has been linked to positive outcomes, such as wealth accumulation, stock market participation and effective retirement planning. A financially literate population can lead to more prosperous communities.
A great place to start is with our children. Many receive little, if any, personal finance training as part of their formal education. Yet our future success is dependent upon them.
In the recent Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy’s “National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools,” five states in the U.S. earned an A grade. However, there was only one state to receive an A+ and that state was Utah.
So what makes Utah different?
In 2014, a senate bill strengthened Utah’s approach to personal finance in high school by having the Utah State Board of Education set standards for educators. All teachers who now teach the course must be endorsed to teach personal finance.