Utah’s Outreach Center of the Year helps more women access free and low cost training at “Brigham City Rock Business!” event
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 27, 2016) – The Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center (the WBC) is partnering with chambers of commerce and other organizations throughout the state to provide their services to women entrepreneurs and small business owners in both rural and suburban areas.
“We believe any woman can start and run a successful business with the right skills, resources, and support,” said Ann Marie Wallace, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center. “Initially our services were tailored to those based in the Salt Lake Valley, but we are excited to expand and provide them statewide, and help Utah continue as the ‘Best State for Business.’”
Presently, the WBC has partnered with three chambers of commerce to provide Virtual Women’s Business Centers, they are: the Brigham Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cache Chamber of Commerce and Tooele County Chamber of Commerce.
At an event held in Brigham City today Ann Marie Wallace said, “As Utah continues to grow; we would like to provide our every community the resources to grow with it. This gives entrepreneurs and small businesses in the opportunity, training and skills necessary to start or enhance their own business. We look forward to the great things this will lead to.”
A New Website
In preparing for these virtual locations the WBC launched a new website at WBCUtah.com in July 2016. The website will help more women access free and low cost training on subjects like how to start, grow or expand businesses.
Expanding the WBC’s Mission
The WBC was established in November 1997 as a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA provides a federal grant to the WBC to assist women in Utah start and grow successful small businesses through training, resources and support. With the new Virtual Women’s Business Center locations the goal is that by the end of 2017, the WBC will extend these services to every county in Utah.
To learn more about the Women’s Business Center and its Virtual Locations visit: WBCUtah.com
About the Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest business association and Utah’s business leader. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents more than 8,000 businesses and 500,000 Utah jobs—nearly half the workforce of our state. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champions community prosperity.
About the Women’s Business Center
The Women’s Business Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization within the Salt Lake Chamber that assists local business owners. All contributions to the WBC are tax deductible, as permitted by law. The Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.