October 12, 2015

As seasons change, many commercial building owners invest in maintenance for heating and cooling systems. Proactive maintenance has proven to be successful in increasing efficiency, reducing energy use and saving money.

A 2014 study found that systems receiving proactive restoration and maintenance use less energy and operate at peak efficiency when compared to the same systems performance a year prior. Benefits to proactive heating and cooling maintenance include: Longer equipment life, lower operating costs and fewer repairs.

For help with proactive HVAC maintenance, search for a wattsmart Business Vendor at Rocky Mountain Power’s website wattsmart.com.

Your business also may benefit from wattsmart Business incentives for energy-efficient upgrades to lighting, HVAC equipment, compressed air systems and more. Good maintenance is good business.

October 13, 2015

Do you want to learn how to make optimal decisions? Are you ready to increase your personal and professional productivity?

Come to the Business Women’s Forum Luncheon on Tuesday, October 20th and learn about “your empowerment toolbox.”

Vikki Carrel, the president and creator of The Empowerment Project, will provide the tools to necessary to effectively navigate change, overcome roadblocks, decrease stress, make better decisions and learn strategies to increase personal and professional productivity by transforming your life with the power of positivity.

Carrell is a master at motivating and empowering diverse audiences. She also previously worked in the fashion industry for fifteen years and holds a business administration and marketing degree.

Don’t miss out on your chance to learn about “your empowerment toolbox” at the Business Women’s Forum Luncheon on Tuesday, October 20th.

October 14, 2015

Salt Lake City was recently ranked in the Top 10 Best Cities for Career Opportunities by SmartAsset. Even more astounding is that three of the top four best cities are located in the Beehive State.

The study looked at jobs market data, considering metrics such as growth rate in the number of jobs, early-to-late career wage growth and the number of career and vocational counselors there are in each area.

Recent reports showed Salt Lake City added 29,000 jobs from June 2014 to June 2015, a growth rate of 4.4%. That’s the 11th highest rate of employment growth In the country, meaning new opportunities for residents and transplants.

The other Utah cities that ranked in the Top 10 were Provo and Logan. The researchers said these three cities made “the best region in the country for new career opportunities.”

Our economy and state is consistently ranked in the top ten of the nation and, not surprisingly, this has much to do with the leadership in our business community. To see the full report go to: smartasset.com.

October 15, 2015

Are you a member of the Salt Lake Chamber? Are you considering becoming a member?  If you are a member, do you fully understand the opportunities your membership offers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the Salt Lake Chamber Member Orientation on Wednesday, October 21st.

This is your opportunity to interact with our talented Chamber staff and to ensure that we are assisting in all your Chamber needs.

At orientation, you will learn how to maximize your Chamber membership in public policy, networking events, branding opportunities, sponsorships and more!

Feel free to bring a guest or two. Members and non-members are welcome.

Once again, don’t miss the Salt Lake Chamber member orientation on Wednesday, October 21st.

October 16, 2015

Do you have your Utah Drug Card yet?

The Utah Drug Card can save you as much as 75% on your prescription medications. That could go a long way to relieving the stress of your prescription drug costs.

Best of all, the Utah Drug Card is free to all Utah residents and everyone participating in the program is eligible to get pharmacy discounts.

The Utah Drug Card can be used to supplement most health insurance plans, including health savings accounts and high deductible plans. It can also be used as a Medicare Part D supplement.

This program includes discounts on brand and generic medications, so all medications are eligible for discounts.

The Utah Drug Card is pre-activated and accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies around the country. Learn more about how you can save starting today at utahdrugcard.com.