September 19, 2016

Are you ready for the debut season of the George S. Dolores Dore Eccles Theater on November 2nd?

Tickets went on-sale last Friday for the line-up of some very impressive acts: Jay Leno, Morrisey, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, just to name a few.

Now, after years of construction, the $129 million Broadway-style Theater is poised for its first season.

City officials expected about 10,000 season ticket holders by the start of the season, but more than 13,000 have already purchased tickets.

Of the Theater, Justin Belliveau, interim director of the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency said: “This project has always been about bringing more people to downtown Salt Lake City to experience the arts, discover something that resonates with them. We’re confident that with the completion of this beautiful facility, we’re poised to do just that.”

The Salt Lake Chamber couldn’t’ agree more, and looks forward to what great things this theater will bring to our local community.

To learn more about “Live at the Eccles” performances visit: artsaltlake.org

September 20, 2016

One of the best times of the year has officially begun! What time you ask? Why Downtown Dine O’Round.

From now until September 25th you have the opportunity to sample the top 45 downtown Salt Lake City restaurants.

Dine O’ Round is a fun way for restaurant-goers to “dig in” to new dining locations or return to their favorites.

Participating restaurants offer $5 or $10 dollar two-item lunches, as well as $15 or $30 dollar three-course dinners, in addition to their existing menus.

How often have you said, “Let’s try something new for lunch or dinner today?” This is a great opportunity to discover new dining options in the downtown area.

There is no need to sign up for anything or print coupons to participate, simply ask for the Dine O’ Round menu wherever you choose to dine.

For a map of restaurants and menus just go to dineoround.com.

Downtown Dine O’Round runs until September 25th.

September 21, 2016

Next Tuesday is the Salt Lake Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.

Each year our members come together to celebrate the Chamber’s rich history and to recognize those who have significantly influenced Utah business.

Our honorees are:

  • Office Depot as Corporate Partner of the Year
  • OnSite Care Clinics as Small Business of the Year
  • Utah League of Cities and Towns as Community Partner of the Year
  • The President’s Award for Excellence is going to:
    • Bryan Benard of Holland & Hart, LLP
    • Vance Checketts of EMC Corporation
    • Jeffrey Nelson of Nelson Labs
    • Randy Shumway of Cicero Group
  • And this year’s Chamber Champions are:
    • Chris Gamvroulas of Ivory Development
    • Molly Mazzolini of Infinite Scale
    • Mayor Ben McAdams of Salt Lake County
    • Donnielle Schroeder of Melange

Help us celebrate this year’s honorees at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek on September 27th. Registration closes Friday, September 23.

September 22, 2016

Did you know as a resident of Utah, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program called the Utah Drug Card?

This will provide you with Rx medication savings of up to 75% at more than 68,000 pharmacies across the country, such as Albertsons, Smith’s Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

The Utah Drug Card program also includes discounts on brand and generic medications, so that all medications are eligible for discounts.

Most importantly, the Utah Drug Card is FREE to all residents and everybody in Utah is eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program.

There are no restrictions. No forms, no waiting periods, nothing.

Don’t miss out on this pre-activated card and start using it immediately!

Learn more about how you can save starting today at utahdrugcard.com.

September 23, 2016

Can money truly buy happiness? Most people might say no, but some researchers beg to differ, suggesting that money can indeed contribute to happiness –but only up to a certain dollar amount.

Recently WalletHub conducted a study on which states are the happiest.

And, good news! Utah tops the 2016 list of Happiest States in America, followed by Minnesota, North Dakota, Hawaii and Colorado.

The study looked at 28 key metrics, ranging from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates.

Utah ranked in the following areas:

  • First in ‘Lowest Number of Work Hours’
  • Fifth in ‘Lowest Obesity Rate’
  • Third in ‘Highest Sports Participation Rate’
  • First in ‘Lowest Divorce Rate’
  • And, First in ‘Highest Volunteerism Rate’

Overall happy people live longer and well-being contributes to health and longevity. We are delighted to announce Utah as the ‘2016 Happiest State in America.’