October 1, 2018

The Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon is coming up this November.

The ATHENA Leadership Award is a prestigious national award presented to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates creativity and initiative in business, devotes time and energy to improve the quality of life in the community, and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential.

This year’s ATHENA Leadership Award recipient is Cindy Crane, CEO of Rocky Mountain Power.

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

This year’s Pathfinder Award recipients are:

  • Kristen Cox of the Governor’s Office of Management & Budget
  • Katie Holland of Illuminate
  • Dr. Donna Milavetz of OnSite Care
  • Hollie Pettersson of the Cicero Group
  • Amanda Smith of Holland & Hart
  • And Emily Wright of doTERRA International

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October 2, 2018

August was a good month for job growth in Utah. In fact, our job growth rate is at 3.7 percent whereas the U.S. is only at 1.7 percent.

According to a report released by the Department of Workforce Services, the state’s nonfarm employment grew by an estimated 3.7 percent, adding 54,700 jobs to the economy since August 2017.

The report also states that Utah’s private sector employment grew by 3.9 percent year-over with the addition of 47,600 positions. The largest increases in the private sector were:

  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities
  • Education and Health Services
  • And Leisure and Hospitality

The fastest employment growth was found in:

  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • And Manufacturing

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October 3, 2018

The 2018 general elections are right around the corner and now, more than ever, it is essential that Utah business rise to the occasion and prepare to vote.

Utah residents know that a healthy and vibrant economy leads to the creation of jobs, increased revenue, higher wages and a better standard of living.

Although this is the common goal, many have differing views as to how this goal is best achieved. It is imperative that the business community look at each candidate and issue on the ballot and determine which best promotes a growing and thriving Utah.

Voter turnout will be essential in determining the outcome of this election. Learning more about what each candidate stands for and how each proposition will be implemented will help Utah business leaders vote appropriately and take the future of the state into their hands. Your vote does matter.

Are you mailing in your ballot, researching the candidates or holding a company-wide voter registration drive? Share it with us! Use the hashtag #UtahBizVotes this election season to be featured.

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October 4, 2018

It’s nearly impossible to miss the colossal construction project taking place at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Not only is the new development exciting for travel, it has created a large impact on the local economy.

The construction of the airport costs $2.9 billion dollars and will boost the economy $5.5 billion dollars, as well as create an average of 3,319 jobs a year with $165 million dollars in wages and income.

For the whole 13 year span of the project, the construction will create over 43,000 full-time jobs and $2.1 billion dollars in wages and income. This is only the impact on the local economy. This project is also boosting the economy of other states since many of the contractors and workers are from out of state.

When complete, the new airport will replace 50-year-old facilities designed to accommodate approximately 10 million passengers a year, while currently handling around 26 million passengers annually.

The new airport will also feature two new concourses, central terminal, parking garage, car-rental facility, an elevated roadway with separate levels for passenger pick up and drop off, and an economy parking lot.

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October 5, 2018

Have you ever thought about who you want to influence and how to do it better? Maybe it’s your clients, your boss or your team.

Join the Business Women’s Forum on October 30th for the ‘Creating Influence by Design – The Power of Mentoring’ luncheon and learn how to develop your own personal influence strategy.

Come learn how to properly identify your audience, strategize the message and communicate goals.

You will discover new ways to sharpen your mentoring skills and how to positively influence your team and organization.

The keynote speaker is Sydne Jacques, an engineer turned CEO and professional speaker with an award-winning consulting company with clients around the world. She has trained over 10,000 individuals and has facilitated team-building for more than 300 different teams.

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