October 19,2015

Earlier this month, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports and the Salt Lake Mayor’s Office unveiled a re-design for the Salt Lake International Airport.

The business community couldn’t be more excited for the opportunities this will bring to our economy. As Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker said, this project is all about providing Utahns: “convenience, sustainability and inspiration.”

Construction for the $1.8 billion project has officially begun and is projected to be complete in the year 2020.  The new design will include moving walkways, art to showcase Utah’s natural beauty and a new parking garage with double the spaces. It will also feature more amenities like shops, restaurants, bars and seating areas.

This initiative demonstrates not only that our community is growing and expanding, but that our community is focused on fulfilling their needs. We can’t wait until this project is completed! Learn more at slcairport.com.

October 20,2015

The Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center will host the 39th Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon, on November 17th. 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 sit on the board of the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center Board. They are Jodi Holmgren, marketing strategist of Design Solutions Integrated Marketing, and Cathy Keen, senior private banker and vice president of Wells Fargo. We congratulate them and the other awardees on this great honor.

Once again, please join us as we celebrate exceptional leaders in Utah’s business community at the 39th Annual Women & Business Conference on November 17th.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Learn more about the event, our ATHENA Award winner and remaining Pathfinder recipients at: slchamber.com/athena.

October 21, 2015

As a business community, we recognize that transportation is the backbone of our economy. That is why we support Prop 1.

Prop 1 helps communities invest in infrastructure close to home, such as roads, trails, sidewalks, maintenance, increased bus service and safety features. As population in our state increases, Prop 1 will help solve transportation needs in local communities.

Specifically, Prop 1 gives cities, counties and transit providers a quarter-cent in sales tax. That’s one cent for every four dollars – an investment that is much cheaper than continuing to delay infrastructure problems.

This initiative can only be spent on transportation, not on salaries or overhead and since the local option will be collected and invested close to home, you’ll see the benefits at work in your own community.

Investing in transportation means a better quality of life. It means better streets and sidewalks, a prosperous local economy and improved air quality. To learn more on the local option, go to prop1utah.com.

October 22, 2015

This year, the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center will be co-hosting the InnovateHER Business Challenge and Summit with Cottonwood Heights City.

InnovateHER is a national prize competition aimed at unearthing products and services that have potential for commercialization, fill a need in the marketplace and, most importantly, impact and empower the lives of women and families.

If you think you have a product or service that fits these criteria, we invite you to compete in the 2016 InnovateHER competition. The Challenge is comprised of local business competitions that culminate with a live pitch Final Round.

During the InnovateHER Finals, up to 10 Finalists will compete for three cash prizes totaling $70,000, provided by Microsoft. The submission deadline is November 2nd, 2015. To learn more go to our website: slchamber.com.

October 23, 2015

Each year the Salt Lake Chamber, in conjunction with Utah Business and Utah Media Group, publishes Life in Utah, the premier lifestyle and relocation resident and visitor guide for our state.

Life in Utah is a comprehensive look at the Beehive State! Providing readers a compilation of the most relevant information that makes Utah a great place to live, work and play.

More than that, it demonstrates why Utah, according to Forbes Magazine is “the #1 State for Business.”

It is a guidebook, not only for the Wasatch Front but for all of Utah, and is used extensively by local residents, businesses, newcomers and frequent visitors.

Life in Utah is distributed over multiple channels, digitally and in print, equaling to almost half a million readers and a physical distribution of over 100,000.

Learn how to get your hands on the 2016 edition of Life in Utah or see last year’s edition at: slchamber.com.