October 8, 2018

This is Derek Miller of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Utah Business Report.

Dr. Deneece Huftalin began her career at the Salt Lake Community College in 1992 as the director of academic and career advising. Two years later, she was selected to become the dean of students. Then, in 2014, she was named the eighth president of Salt Lake Community College.

I recently sat down with Dr. Huftalin for my podcast ‘CEO Success Stories,’ and I asked her about her path to the presidency, which some have called unconventional.

Now as she wraps up her third year as president, Huftalin is focusing on her institution’s role in helping the state grapple with its workforce issues. While SLCC is working to create innovative programs and skills training coursework, the business community and local industry also play a role in helping build the workforce of tomorrow.

To build a workforce from SLCC’s student population would mean training and retaining some of the most diverse students in the state. Aside from being racially and ethnically diverse, there are also a substantial number of veterans at SLCC and a high number of students with disabilities.

Ensuring each and every one of these students reach their full potential is not only the goal of Salt Lake Community college, but it’s also what drives Huftalin in her new role as president.

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October 9, 2018

If you’re a resident of Utah, you and your family have access to a free Prescription Drug Program — The Utah Drug Card.

The Utah Drug Card has partnered with companies that negotiate discounts with the pharmacies. Then these discounts are passed directly to cardholders.

Membership to the program has no requirements or restrictions, no forms, no exclusions and no waiting periods.

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

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

The program 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.

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October 10, 2018

Utah ranks number one in the US for job growth, enjoys consistently low unemployment rates and a strong workforce. What’s at the heart of this success? Small business.

The US Small Business Administration reports that Utah is home to over 270,000 small businesses that make up 99.3 percent of Utah companies and 57.3 percent of total employees in the state.

There are four areas that have been fundamental to Utah’s economic success.

  • A strong and educated workforce
  • Taxes and regulation
  • Incentives
  • And, International Trade

Utah’s pioneering heritage is alive and well across the state, from Grouse Creek to Montezuma Creek. Our state and local governments are partnering with the business community to support small business owners who work every day to keep the American Dream alive for themselves, their families and their employees.

October 11, 2018

One of our favorite events is coming up this fall, the Utah Global Forum.

This event facilitates the discussion on how businesses can expand beyond local borders and develop an import and export strategy to expand into the global marketplace.

This year’s theme is “Utah the Crossroads of the World,” and will bring together renowned speakers from around the globe.

The program offers an incredible breadth of content, bringing experts from across multiple industries, all with a single objective: move Utah businesses to the global business stage and meet the challenges of today’s business environment.

Save the Date: November 8th for the Utah Global Forum. You won’t want to miss this fantastic event!

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October 12, 2018

Join the Salt Lake Chamber 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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