September 21, 2015

The University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute, David Eccles School of Business and the Salt Lake Chamber are thrilled to present the 2015 Sam Rich Lecture, “A Conversation with Michael Lewis,” on September 24th.

Lewis’ acclaimed New York Times bestsellers include Moneyball, The Blind Side, Flash Boys and Liar’s Poker – to name a few.

He graduated from Princeton and the London School of Economics, and worked the bond desk at Salomon Brothers. After leaving the financial world to become a journalist he frequently contributed to the New Republic, Slate, Vanity Fair and Bloomberg.

On September 24th, there will be a VIP dinner at the Marriott City Creek that will feature an intimate Q&A with Lewis prior to the main event will at Abravanel Hall.

As Malcolm Gladwell says this is “what a genius looks like” and Fortune magazine dubs “journalism of a higher order.” You won’t want to miss an opportunity like this.

September 22, 2015

Twitter. Facebook. Linkedin. Instagram. There are so many social tools nowadays how do you know which platform is right for your business? Or do you start to wonder if you’re doing it right and if social media is even worth your time? Well, you’re not alone.

Tomorrow the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center in collaboration with the LDS Business College will host a special Business Essentials Training from 3PM to 5PM.

You will get the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a social media expert who will tailor their advice and experience to your business. Who doesn’t want that? For more information go to: slchamber.com.

September 23, 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.

The ATHENA Award is a prestigious national award presented to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business. As well as devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and assisting women in reaching their full potential.

This year’s ATHENA Award winner is Karen Gunn, associate provost of Economic Development and Business Partnerships at Salt Lake Community College and executive director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

I cannot think of a more deserving recipient. Karen has over thirty years experience as an educator, corporate manager and entrepreneur. We couldn’t be more excited to honor her as the newest ATHENA.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Join us as we celebrate exceptional leaders in Utah’s business community at the 39th Annual Women & Business Conference on November 17th.

September 24, 2015

Rocky Mountain Power named Iron County School District in Cedar City as a 2015 wattsmart Business Partner of the Year for its efforts to conserve electricity.

The southern Utah school district worked with the utility’s wattsmart Business program on five energy efficiency projects in the past year alone. Those improvements are saving more than 230,000 kilowatt-hours annually, enough electricity to power 29 typical Utah homes.

Recent projects include replacing inadequate cooling equipment with high-efficiency air conditioning units, installing “cool roof” material and switching to energy-efficient lighting.

For these energy efficiency projects the school district received nearly $62,500 in incentives from the wattsmart Business program. The district also is saving $20,700 annually on its electricity bill.

To learn how to access Rocky Mountain Power’s incentives for energy-efficient upgrades, visit wattsmart.com.

September 25, 2015

Earlier this month, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the Utah Aerospace Pathways program. This unique program will provide Utah students the opportunity to graduate high school with a certificate in aerospace manufacturing and begin an aerospace manufacturing career.

The first semester will take place in high schools in Granite and Davis school districts, while the second semester will add Davis Applied Technology College and Salt Lake Community College. Upon completion of the UAP program, along with passing pre-employment requirements, students will be certified to begin work with one of the aerospace partners in Utah.

Many of the industry partners have even agreed to provide tuition reimbursements after a minimum of one year working for the company. What a thrilling hands-on experiential learning opportunity for our Utah students. This program will benefit generations to come.