October 24, 2016

The Eccles Theater officially opened last week and it was a sight to be seen!

The building, the music, the people and everything else was outstanding!

If you didn’t make it don’t worry, you still have a chance to attend!

Join the Salt Lake Chamber this Thursday, October 27th, for an exciting look at the new Eccles Theater during this month’s Business After Hours, hosted by Cuisine Unlimited.

Come enjoy beverages and hors d’evours while networking in the gorgeous grand lobby.

Online registration is now open, but don’t delay! This event is limited to 300 guests.

Get on the list early to secure entry, as this is one Business After Hours you won’t want to miss!

Remember: October 27th from 5-7 p.m., for Business After Hours at Eccles Theater – hosted by Cuisine Unlimited.

Register at: slchamber.com

October 25, 2016

Recently the Executive MBA program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business was ranked one of the best in the world, according to a new survey by the Financial Times.

The program ranked No. 21 nationally and No. 79 globally, moving up one and four spots respectively.

The Eccles School’s program also ranked fourth in the West and is the only Utah school ranked in the top 100 this year.

The survey evaluated 16 criteria in three areas, including alumni career progression, school diversity and international focus, and idea generation and research productivity of the faculty.

Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business said, that this “international recognition affirms that the Utah Eccles Executive MBA is preparing innovative leaders who are making a global impact,”

We are so glad to have such a wonderful program in our state, helping to develop leaders to do great things.

Learn more about the David Eccles School of Business MBA at: emba.utah.edu

October 26, 2016

In case you didn’t know last month the Salt Lake Chamber had their annual Washington D.C. Trip, and in the latest episode of Building Utah: “Utah Business Leaders go to Washington,” we spoke with Charles Pugh from Worker’s Compensation Fund.

The trip is an extraordinary, high-level networking, opportunity bringing Utah’s business leaders together with members of our federal delegation, and other policy and business groups headquartered in the nation’s capital.

In this episode we discuss the political aspects and highlights of the Washington D.C. Trip.

The official Salt Lake Chamber podcast, 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: slchamber.com/buildingutah to hear each episode.

October 27, 2016

The Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center will host the 40th Annual American Express Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo ATHENA Awards Luncheon, on November 15th.

In addition to the ATHENA Award, five women will receive Pathfinder Awards at the conference.

The Pathfinder Awards are presented annually to community leaders who create new paths promoting the development and recognition of women in business.

Two of this year’s Pathfinder recipients are Laura Kaiser, Executive Vice President and COO, Intermountain Healthcare, and Maura Carabello, President, The Exoro Group.

We congratulate them and the other awardees on this great honor.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate exceptional leaders in Utah’s business community at the 40th Annual American Express Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo ATHENA Awards Luncheon on November 15th.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Learn more about the event, the ATHENA Award winner and remaining Pathfinder recipients at: slchamber.com/athena.

October 28, 2016

Did you know some electronic devices continue to use electricity even when powered off?

This is known as “phantom” or “vampire” power.

Electronics such as printers, copiers, computers and cell-phone chargers are common culprits.

You can control these energy thieves by replacing conventional power strips with smart plug strips.

Smart plug strips detect when electronics turn off or go into standby mode and reduce the amount of power being delivered to that device.

Simple to install and operate, smart plug strips are an easy solution to help you control your business’ energy use and costs.

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart® Business program offers cash incentives for qualifying smart plug strips as well as other energy-efficient equipment for your business.

Visit wattsmart.com to learn more.