September 25, 2017

Take some time away from the office and enjoy a networking lunch that’s designed to improve your management skills and enhance your knowledge of the business world.

The Lunch and Learn Series is a collaboration between the Women’s Business Center and the Professional Education Department at the University of Utah – bringing a taste of higher education to the small business owners in our community.

The next Lunch and Learn event takes place tomorrow September 26th and focuses on Participative Management.

The event will focus on developing skills that can help you be a better leader, manager and communicator in the workplace.

We will learn how to better develop a collaborative workplace, set clear expectations, as well as how to give feedback to others and live to tell about it.

Again, the Lunch and Learn: Participative Management takes place at the Salt Lake Chamber at 175 East 400 South from noon to 1:30. Tickets are $40 and include lunch.

September 26, 2017

This is Heidi Walker of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Utah Business Report.

As a statewide chamber of commerce, representing nearly 8,000 businesses, the Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s “voice of business.”

We like to say that we are Capital city by name, Statewide by mission. We don’t serve just one industry, but all of Utah’s businesses, and not only in Utah but also on a national level.

That’s why every year, the Chamber makes a trip to Washington, D.C. to continue our legislative advocacy efforts at the federal level.

During our trip to D.C. this week, we’re bringing dozens of representatives from Utah’s business and civic community to meet with key members of Congress, White House officials, cabinet members, military leaders and other thought leaders.

We’ll be meeting with Congressman Chris Stewart, Congresswoman Mia Love, Congressman Rob Bishop, Senator Mike Lee, and Senator Orrin Hatch. We’ll also be visiting the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

You can follow along with us on our trip through social media, on facebook, twitter and instagram – as well as the blog on our website

September 27, 2017

Make new friends while learning a few new cooking tricks at this month’s Business After Hours.

Join us on Thursday, September 28, at a fun new venue in Downtown Salt Lake City.

Park City Culinary Institute’s brand new campus will host an evening of savoring small bites with big flavors.

Sip on beverages and mingle with others while watching award-winning chefs prepare delicious treats.

Step out of the normal work environment and join colleagues, business professionals, and friends from around the Greater Salt Lake area to unwind while making lasting connections.

Don’t forget your business cards for a chance to win special giveaway items!

The Business After Hours takes place tomorrow, September 28th at Park City Culinary Institute’s Salt Lake City Campus from 5pm to 7pm.

September 28, 2017

One of our favorite events is coming up next month, the Utah Global Forum!

This event facilitates the discussion on how businesses can expand beyond local borders and develop an import and export strategy to expand into the global marketplace.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Ana Navarro, political contributor to CNN, ABC News and Telemundo.

Navarro will address this year’s theme “Prosperity through Diversity,” along with other renowned speakers, including Governor Gary Herbert and National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez.

The program offers an incredible breadth of content, bringing experts from across multiple industries, all with a single objective: move Utah businesses to the global business stage and meet the challenges of today’s business environment.

Save the Date: October 17 for the Utah Global Forum. You won’t want to miss this fantastic event!

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September 29, 2017

The largest street mural in Utah is being completed in downtown Salt Lake City.

Utah based “3 Irons” commissioned street artist Vexta to create a five-story tall, 150-foot long mural in the heart of downtown.

Adding to the vibrant arts corridor that spans from Gallivan Center to Eccles Theater, the mural is located on the south face of the building that’s home to Hub and Richter7 at 150 South State Street.

Vexta, a native Australian, is a renowned street and gallery artist with art on public display worldwide from Sweden to Mexico.

She began her work on the State Street Mural on September 6th and anticipates it should be completed by the end of the month.

The project is being financed completely by private donors, which is rare for such a large and prominent piece of public art.

The primary supporter of this project is art lover and real estate developer Andy Renfro, who owns the building being painted.

In addition to the mural, filmographer Brent Rowland is making a short documentary that will be screened this fall. Downtown Alliance is a sponsoring partner for the film.