September 11, 2017

The deadline is quickly approaching for small businesses in Utah to apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

The 10,000 Small Businesses program is described as an “investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services.”

Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing and employee management that they can put to use in their business right away.

Entrepreneurs in the program will have the opportunity to learn from business professionals, get one-on-one business advising and have help in developing a strategic and customized business growth plan designed to take their company to the next level.

Through the program, small business owners will also have access to capital. The 10,000 Small Businesses program works with local, regional and national Community Development Financial Institutions to expand access to capital for local small businesses.

Deadline to apply for the 2018 class is September 13th.

For more information visit 10ksbapply.com

September 12, 2017

A new initiative has been announced that’s designed to create more high-tech, high-wage jobs in rural Utah.

The Utah STEM Action Center announced the “Utah K-16 Computing Initiative” during the 25k Jobs Tour stop last week in Juab County.

The K-16 Computing Initiative is designed to support schools and school districts in building computing programs.

It will focus on K-8 industry-vetted course content, work-based learning opportunities, and college readiness.

Currently there are more than 8,000 tech jobs open in Utah and not enough talent to fill those jobs. Industry leaders who have signed on to help with the initiative say it will provide Utah students with the computing skills necessary to create Utah’s future tech workforce.

And because many jobs in the tech industry can be done remotely, this is a great fit for rural Utah.

The initiative was created in partnership with the Utah State Board of Education, Talent Ready Utah and the Utah STEM Action Center.

September 13, 2017

It’s time to step away and recharge.

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Women’s Business Center is hosting the Business Owner’s half day retreat at Camp Kostopulos in the beautiful Emigration Canyon this Friday.

It’s the perfect opportunity to get away from your desk to recharge, learn, be inspired and feel empowered.

Your day will start with a brief guided yoga session and will continue with a series of workshops, a nature walk and lunch.

Workshop topics will include: Bringing Back Passion and Purpose Into Your Business, Getting to Your Pot of Gold: Is Your Marketing Leading You There, and Looking Ahead: Brainstorming Profitable Ideas.

Come experience full wellness, inside and out.

The Business Owner’s ½ Day Retreat takes place this Friday, September 15th from 7:30 to 1pm at Camp K in Emigration Canyon.

Cost is $45 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.

September 14, 2017

Today the United Way of Salt Lake’s Day of Caring celebrates 25 years.

Day of Caring is the community’s largest single-day volunteer event.

Today thousands of volunteers will take part in dozens of volunteer projects in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties, completing tens of thousands of volunteer hours and saving our community almost half a million dollars.

The Chamber is a proud supporter of United Way’s Day of Caring.

Every year, the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance take part in the volunteer event.

Last year the Chamber was at Copperview Elementary School in Midvale where we helped with several projects including cleaning up the schools grounds, packing emergency kits and helping students read in their classrooms.

This year we’ll be at Oquirrh Hills Elementary School in Kearns – working in the garden and helping students in their classrooms.

If your group or organization didn’t take part this year, you can find more information on how to sign up next year at uw.org

September 15, 2017

Westminster College recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Social Impact Incubator.

The mission of Westminster’s Social Impact Incubator is to provide entrepreneurs the resources to take their ideas and turn them into viable, scalable and sustainable ventures that will have a positive impact locally, nationally or globally.

The incubator is open to applicants from current students, staff, faculty, alumni and community businesses that have the goal of making a positive social impact.

The Westminster Social Impact Incubator is located two blocks from campus on 1200 east and offers co-working and conference space for up to 15 businesses.

Not only will its clients have access to the professional working space, Westminster Social Impact Incubator will also provide business and industry mentors, education and networking opportunities, as well as access to potential impact investors and seed money.

For more information visit westminstercollege.edu