October 5, 2015

The fall has arrived which means school is back in full-swing.

The recent survey by Envision Utah showed that nearly 80 percent of Utahns favored an education scenario that would elevate Utah to rank in the Top Ten states for education.

Becoming a top 10 state requires that we invest in education. In fact, the same survey said Utahns agreed that with increased funding, spent wisely, would more than pay for itself in increased economic strength.

The Salt Lake Chamber could not agree more, which is why we support and operate Prosperity 2020, a five-year statewide plan for major gains in education.

Prosperity 2020 is the largest business-led movement ever assembled in Utah to advance education investment and innovation. The plan of investment covers a multitude of areas, such as educational tools, assessment technologies, teacher compensation and professional development, affordable tuition for higher education and so much more.

To succeed, we need all levels of state leadership to move ahead on this plan. To find out more information go to: slchamber.com/prosperity2020.

October 6, 2015

The Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center will host the 39th Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon, on November 17th at the Little America Hotel & Tower from 7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.

In addition to the ATHENA Award, Pathfinder Awards will be given out to five community leaders who create new paths and promote the development and recognition of women in business.

Two of this year’s Pathfinder recipients are: Rebecca Dutson, executive vice president and COO of United Way of Salt Lake, and Jodi Holmgren, marketing strategist for Design Solutions Integrated Marketing.

We are proud to honor these extraordinary leaders for women in business!

Join us as we celebrate these women and the other honorees from Utah’s business community at the 39th Annual Women & Business Conference on November 17th.

For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities visit: slchamber.com/Athena.

October 7, 2015

According to a new research report by CBRE the Salt Lake Market ranks 10th in terms of tech job growth. We really are living up to our new nickname “Silicon Slopes.”

The report analyzes the top 30 tech cities across the U.S and Canada, and highlights Salt Lake City as a growth leader with expanding market reach.

In terms of commercial real estate, this means we are a market in which vacancy is declining, rents are rising at a faster-than-average pace and new supply additions are underway or on the horizon.

“The high-tech industry is directly supported by consumer demand and a growing number of high-tech integrated businesses, which should keep the industry strong in the years ahead and further support for office markets in the Tech-Thirty,” said Colin YA-SUE-CO-CHI, director of research and analysis for CBRE.

As our community continues to grow we are excited for the new businesses that will join us and help our city continue to be a top tech market in the future.

October 8, 2015

Every month the Salt Lake Chamber sponsors a Business after Hours, giving members of the Chamber an opportunity to come together for great food and networking. Business after Hours is a great place to connect and have fun.

Join us for a night to remember at the next Business After Hours hosted by Intermountain Airstream Thursday, October 22 from 5PM to 7PM. Located at 2652 S 600 W.

Intermountain Airstream is Utah’s only exclusive full-line Authorized Airstream Dealer and they can’t wait to welcome Business After Hours attendees.

Come enjoy great food, a wonderful networking opportunity, and the best excuse to leave work a little early.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards! We hope to see you there! Register at slchamber.com.

October 9, 2015

At the Chamber, we stand as the voice of business, support our members’ success and champion community prosperity.

The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest business association and Utah’s business leader. We have members in all 29 Utah counties and represent more than 8,000 businesses, which employ nearly half the workforce of our state.

We would not exist however, without the dedication and support of our community and business leaders. While working as a team along with our strategic partners, the Downtown Alliance and World Trade Center Utah, we have built one of the strongest economies in the nation.

Together, we know an engaged business community is capable of accomplishing great things and we work to promote an exceptional business climate.

We would love to have you contact us to find out how we can help your business thrive in the future and how we can benefit from your expertise.

To find out how the Salt Lake Chamber can be a partner in your business success, go to slchamber.com.