October 29, 2018

Recently, a delegation of nearly 30 Salt Lake Chamber members and business leaders traveled to Peru to visit the South American country known for its stunning natural beauty and ancient civilization.

The group visited the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Lima to get a better understanding of Peru’s economy and business climate as well as the country’s trade with Utah.

Utah is one of Peru’s top trade partners. In fact, Peru is ranked fourth, behind Canada, China and Mexico for imports to Utah.

This trip allowed our members to not only visit a beautiful country, but also get a better understanding of how free trade agreements benefit our economy and create jobs both here in this country and back at home.

Aside from trade, there is a strong connection between Utah and Peru in the number of Peruvians living in the Beehive State. Peruvians constitute the second largest immigrant group in Utah after Mexicans, with an estimated 40,000 Peruvians living in our state.

During their visit to Peru, members of the Salt Lake Chamber delegation also visited Cusco, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Huaca Huallamarca and Maras.

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October 30, 2018

Recently the Salt Lake Chamber held its 2018 Candidate Forum.

Members of the Chamber’s Board of Governors, and other invited guests, had an opportunity to hear from Governor Mitt Romney, Mayor Ben McAdams, Councilwoman Jenny Wilson, and Congresswoman Mia Love about issues important to Utah’s business community.

Unlike a traditional debate, the forum allowed business leaders to hear from the candidates one-on-one, with each candidate getting 25 minutes to discuss the Chamber’s key federal priorities.

The Salt Lake Chamber is pleased to have been able to provide our members the opportunity to hear from these candidates and learn about where they stand on key federal priorities that will have a direct impact on Utah’s small businesses, labor force and competitive economy.

We want to thank the candidates for taking part in our forum and for their willingness to serve the people of Utah. We encourage all Utahns to educate themselves on the issues and get out and vote on November 6.

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October 31, 2018

Risk management is a constant balancing act between productivity and security, and yet, savvy business owners understand that resilience strategies inevitably lead to a stronger, more competitive organization.

With significant risks on the table such as loss of customer trust, loss of critical information and network capabilities, financial damages, and an abundant amount of inconvenience, Utahns simply cannot afford to ignore cyber risks.

The Salt Lake Chamber Cybersecurity Leadership Council highly encourages every business, of every size, from every industry to implement cybersecurity precautions into their business model and consider the following tips:

  1. Create an organizational culture to support cybersecurity.
  2. Take an inventory of your data and identify your most valuable assets.
  3. Understand the threats that exist as cyber crime is continuously evolving.
  4. Take advantage of the resources available, like the Chamber’s Cybersecurity Toolkit
  5. Lastly, implement basic controls, such as setting strong passwords, locking devices not in use, and backing up important data.

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November 1, 2018

The Salt Lake Chamber’s CEOutlook is a statewide economic survey of Utah business executives.

As an authoritative business survey on economic sentiment in Utah, this quarterly survey seeks to provide a forward-looking view of the Utah economy that can offer business and community leaders information to help them make informed decisions about likely future economic conditions.

This quarter, the Salt Lake Chamber’s CEOutlook Confidence Index declined from 62.32 in the last quarter to 60.89, primarily because only 34% of executives, the fewest number in the survey’s short history, are anticipating improving economic conditions in the next six months.

So what’s behind this shift? Business leaders are concerned about our ability to find qualified talent, reasonably priced housing for their employees and the disruptions to global trade and the risk these issues are to our state’s economy.

Overall executives have a strong, but declining sentiment on Utah’s economic future. 41% of executives believe Utah’s economy is somewhat better than just six months ago.

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November 2, 2018

As a resident of Utah, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program – the Utah Drug Card.

All residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program may be used to provide savings on prescriptions not covered by your health insurance or Medicare Part D.

There are no requirements, restrictions, forms, exclusions or waiting periods to participate in the program.

The Utah Drug Card is pre-activated and accepted at over 68 thousand pharmacies around the country.

This program also has the Lowest Prescription Price Logic to guarantee you get the best pricing on prescriptions, meaning card holders pay a discount price based off average wholesale price.

The Utah Drug Card is designed to help patients who do not have prescription drug coverage or have limitations to their current coverage.

Don’t miss out on incredible prescription savings. Get your card today.

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