October 15, 2018

If you’ve upgraded lighting equipment in your business with new LEDs, congratulations! You’re saving money on your electric bill.

But do you know you can save even more money from lighting?

How? By installing Advanced Lighting Controls. You can add occupancy and daylight sensors to deliver just the right amount of light — nothing more or less — and only when rooms are occupied.

The key is combining multiple control strategies rather than just one to deliver the most valuable cost savings. These controls can be managed with a phone, tablet or computer.

There is a cost for Advanced Lighting Controls, but Rocky Mountain Power’s incentives reduce the expense and improve your return on investment.

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October 16, 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 17, 2018

Join us next week for the October Business After Hours extravaganza presented by Neighborhood House and Merrill Lynch.

Come enjoy a couple of beverages along with an assortment of delicious food while mingling with business professionals.

Neighborhood House has a 124-year legacy of nurturing and educating children and helping families with aging and disabled adults.

Since 1894, they’ve been committed to helping hard-working, low-income families maintain stable employment and achieve self-sufficiency by having access to quality, affordable care for their loved ones.

Come mingle and see what Neighborhood House has been doing for the community for 124 years!

Don’t forget to bring your business cards for opportunity drawings.

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October 18, 2018

Members of the Salt Lake Chamber recently returned from our annual Washington, D.C. Trip, which connects local business and community leaders with Utah’s federal delegation.

We look forward to this trip every year as it serves as an important function in the Chamber’s public policy efforts.

Each year, we have the opportunity to share the business community’s key federal priorities with our elected representatives and express how their action on these priorities will have a direct, positive impact on Utah’s small businesses, labor force and competitive economy.

Here are the Chamber’s 2018 Federal Priorities:

  • Immigration
  • Trade
  • Health & Entitlement Reform
  • Regulation
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • And, Medical Cannabis

While challenges exist and important work is still to be done, Utahns have proven that an industrious spirit coupled with collaboration and compromise lead to extraordinary results.

Now is the time to act and we, as representatives of Utah’s business community, stand ready to assist our Federal Delegation in their efforts.

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October 19, 2018

When we think of cyber attacks, we imagine the big stories. But did you know that America’s small and midsize businesses are actually more at risk to cybercrime than larger companies?

It’s better to be safe than sorry, and this is particularly true when dealing with cybersecurity. Here are some tips that businesses of all sizes can implement to ensure their cybersecurity.

Passwords should be complex and never reused on different platforms and systems. It’s difficult to come up with new passwords every few months, but this ensures your account’s security against cyber criminals.

People should be as knowledgeable and vigilant as possible. Teach your employees the potential attacks against them, run through scenarios with them and test their knowledge by running simulated attacks.

Patching, or updating computer programs and applications to fix known vulnerabilities, is crucial. Maintain a list of all the systems you have and double check the accuracy.

You can learn more about cybersecurity at one of our upcoming Cyber Lunch & Learn events.

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