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EVENTS & PROGRAMS American Dream Awards The Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance recognize the incredible contributions immigrants make every day in Utah with the American Dream Award. This award helps remind us about the positive impact of immigrants and how they have helped shape Utah's history by recognizing pioneers who have contributed to our state.
Annual Meeting The Salt Lake Chamber was established April 23, 1887, before Utah even became a state. Each year members join together to celebrate the Chamber’s rich history, discuss goals for the coming year and recognize individuals and companies who have influenced the past year.
Business After Hours Any excuse to leave work a little early is a good excuse – especially when you’re taking advantage of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Business After Hours. Come unwind and make connections with other business professionals.
Business Essentials Trainings This bi-weekly series brings a variety of seminars, round table discussions, panel discussions and training sessions to the Salt Lake Chamber and surrounding businesses. The program is designed to help businesses and their employees enhance their professional and personal skill sets.
Business Women’s Forum The Business Women’s Forum, facilitated by the Salt Lake Chamber, provides local female managers, executives and entrepreneurs opportunities to enhance their career and personal development through monthly breakfasts, luncheons and special events.
Capitol Club Join other business leaders with a keen interest in policy issues that affect Utah’s business community. Capitol Club meets five to six times annually to engage with policy and business leaders regarding the most pressing policy issues of the day.
CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL TRIP
Chamber International Trip Travel with business leaders from Utah while you discover and explore beautiful new places with the Salt Lake Chamber. Some of the past trips include: China, Cuba, Iceland, Scotland and the Swiss Alps.
Chamber Launch Attend Chamber Launch to learn more about Salt Lake Chamber member benefits and its broad business network.
SALT L AKE CHAMBER
CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Classic Golf Tournament Tee up at the immaculate Salt Lake Country Club for our Annual Classic Golf Tournament. It’s a great way to take a break from “business as usual,” hit the links, make some great contacts and win some incredible prizes. Due to popular demand for this event, registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
Clean Air Champions Clean Air Champions are business leaders in our community that show dedication to our state's well-being and benefit from bottom line savings, enhanced employee health and morale, and recognition from business community peers by implementing clean air strategies.
Clear the Air Challenge The Clear the Air Challenge is a month long competition that gives you the chance to reduce your vehicle emissions by choosing alternative methods of transportation using TravelWise strategies. By driving less and driving smarter, you will ultimately help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy in Utah.
Cybersecurity Conference The Salt Lake Chamber Cybersecurity Conference brings together top experts, both locally and nationally, from government, law enforcement and the private sector to help business leaders develop, evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity programs.
Giant in our City The Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors established the Giant in our City award in 1969. However, the first award was not given out until 1970. The award was created to honor the lives of exceptional and distinguished public service and extraordinary professional achievement.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS BOOTCAMP
Government Affairs Bootcamp The Salt Lake Chamber Government Affairs Bootcamp is an intensive two-day bootcamp and is designed for new and experienced government affairs professionals, company executives and public policy advocates to learn how to improve their effectiveness and understanding of advocating in the state of Utah.
Holiday Open House Start the Holiday Season off right with the Salt Lake Chamber as we celebrate the past year with live entertainment and tasty food of caterers and restaurants from around the valley.
Leadership Utah The Salt Lake Chamber is committed to training and supporting this network of aware and knowledgeable business professionals who are ready to take on the challenges of an ever-changing society. This year-long program which begins in September and concludes in June of the following year.
Professional Development Signature Speaker Series The Salt Lake Chamber provides professional development opportunities to include a wide variety of specialized training and advanced professional education, all intended to help business professionals enhance their knowledge, competence, skill and effectiveness.
Small Business 9-Hole Golf Tournament Come see how fun networking on the green can be at our Annual Small Business 9-Hole Golf Tournament. You don't have to be a golf-pro to benefit from this event. After the tournament ends, join us for prize drawings and the awards luncheon.
Small Business Forum The Salt Lake Chamberâ€™s Small Business Forum (SBF) promotes and represents the interest of businesses with 100 or fewer employees. SBF members are given priority access to small business programs and initiatives of the Salt Lake Chamber.
Small Business Summit The Salt Lake Chamber presents the Ignite and Inspire Small Business Summit. This half-day conference will provide the opportunity for small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to come together to learn new tools, tactics and strategies, gain practical skills and make invaluable connections to help support the growth and success of small business in Utah.
The Hive The Hive is a new and targeted initiative on the next generation of leaders in our community, and will focus on building our community's bench of capable and impactful leaders.
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Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit The Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit is the state's premier economic forecasting and public policy event that is attended by over 700 business, policy and academic thought leaders from across the state. The summit presents an unrivaled opportunity for attendees to gain insights on the future of Utah's economy and policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
Utah Veteran Business Conference The Utah Veteran Owned Business Coalition shares what it takes to become a successful Veteran-Owned business, the local and national resources available, and the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners.
Washington, D.C. Trip The Salt Lake Chamber’s annual Washington, D.C. Trip is an extraordinary, high-level networking, educational and policy development opportunity bringing Utah’s business leaders together with members of our federal delegation and other policy and business groups headquartered in the nation’s capital.
Water Champion The Salt Lake Chamber's Water Champion program seeks to remove barriers to business water conservation and optimization efforts through education, outreach and recognition.
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SUMMER S O C I A L
Women in Business Summer Social The Women in Business Summer Social is a fundraising event for the Women's Business Center for Utah which brings together prominent women business owners and leaders in the community. The Women's Business Center of Utah's Woman Entrepreneur of the Year is also recognized.
Women & Business Conference This day-long event is filled with inspirational speakers and informative breakout sessions. It is combined with the ATHENA Awards luncheon.
Business Champion Awards Breakfast The Salt Lake Chamber Business Champions Breakfast honors legislators who support a pro-economy and pro-business agenda.The designation of a "Business Champion" is directly tied to a legislator's voting record on the Chamber's "Priority Votes."
CEO Events Salt Lake Chamber CEO events are exclusive executive team events for members who contribute at Gold level and above. Past events include Vivint Smart Home Arena Tour with Steve Starks and Dinner with Jon Huntsman at Valter's Osteria.
Circle of Influence Events Salt Lake Chamber Circle of Influence events are designed exclusively for our members who contribute at the circle levels of membership (bronze level and above). These events are complimentary for the senior team members in your business or organization and provide for high-level networking. The event themes are pulled from current business and policy topics.
G O V E R N O Râ€™ S MANSION RECEPTION
Governorâ€™s Mansion Reception Every year the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governor's hosts an exclusive reception at the Governor's Mansion. This is a circle of influence event.
Legislative Reception Network with Salt Lake Chamber leadership, legislators, policy committee members and circle level members during the Legislative Session. This is a circle of influence event. LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
Public Policy Forums The Salt Lake Chamber periodically hosts public policy related forums. Past topics include, but is not limited to: education, workforce development, water and infrastructure.
WTCU Diplomatic Luncheons The Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with World Trade Center Utah and the Governor's Office of Economic Development, host diplomatic luncheon periodically throughout the year.
PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY AREAS Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation We believe in keeping taxes low, reducing burdensome regulation, securing an educated and skilled workforce and championing Utah's exceptional quality of life. Smart policies related to these core business issues are key to our ongoing economic prosperity. Economic Development, Entrepreuneurship and Innovation The Salt Lake Chamber works to ensure we maintain our thriving economy and find ways to produce even greater results. This includes supporting innovation in lieu of regulation, advancing signature economic development opportunities, and supporting incentives that spur job growth and economic success. Education, Workforce and Health Care Workforce issues remain of the greatest importance to Utah's business community and as such the Salt Lake Chamber champions policy solutions that strengthen our state's education system in order for employers to attract and retain a talented labor force, and healthcare reforms that will help retain a skilled and healthy workforce. Infrastructure and Transportation Investment in multi-modal transportation is directly tied to economic development and quality of life. The Salt Lake Chamber has been at the forefront of efforts to secure adequate, long-term funding for our state's multi-modal transportation and infrastructure needs and will continue to advocate for policies that support developing and maintaining it. Natural Resources and Environment Utah's air quality, water supply, natural resources and outdoor recreation assets have lasting implications on Utah's ability to retain and attract new businesses and employees. The Salt Lake Chamber views these issues through the lens of economic development and promotes voluntary initiatives to promote efficiency, sustainability and stewardship to improve and preserve our spectacular natural environment. *Additional Areas of Focus
UTAH BUSINESS FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
Business Friendly Communities The Salt Lake Chamber has partnered with Governor Herbert and the Utah League of Cities and Towns to promote streamlined regulations at the local level and provide cities with a new framework to achieve that goal. Downtown Salt Lake CIty The Salt Lake Chamber works in partnership with the Downtown Alliance to keep Downtown Salt Lake City as Utah's center for innovation and prosperity. We work together to build a downtown that is the center of culture, commerce and entertainment. Gender Wage Gap The Salt Lake Chamber has partnered with the Womenâ€™s Leadership Institute to identify those companies who are doing a great job in gender diversity issues and compile best practices into a toolkit to share with organizations across the state. Prosperity 2020 Prosperity 2020 is the largest business-led movement ever assembled in Utah to advance educational investment and innovation. Rural Outreach The Salt Lake Chamber works in partnership with Governor's Office of Economic Development on the Rural Economic Development Incentive (REDI). The Utah Compact The Utah Compact was developed in 2010 by groups and individuals who were concerned about the tone of Utahâ€™s immigration discussion. The Compact is based on Utah values and we urge our leaders to use these guiding principles as they address the complex challenges associated with a broken national immigration system.
COMMITTEES Cybersecurity Leadership Council The Cybersecurity Leadership Council is comprised of business leaders, experts, and stakeholders that include public sector advisors, legal entities, insurance providers, technology companies and cybersecurity consulting firms, with the goal of educating the business community on the shared responsibility of cybersecurity.
Event/Program Planning Committees Many of the Salt Lake Chamber's annual events and programs have planning committees attached to them, some included are: Business Women's Forum, Annual Meeting, Small Business Summit and the Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon.
Health Systems Reform The mission of the Health Systems Reform Committee is to create affordable, accessible and quality health care in Utah through advancing future-minded policy solutions, and by providing a yearly event that fosters dialogue, connection and professional education.
Housing GAP Coalition The Housing GAP Coalition is poised to address the challenges associated with housing affordability to ensure that the American Dream is kept alive for all Utahns by providing access to a variety of housing types for all income groups. This Salt Lake Chamber initiative is bringing the state’s brightest minds from business academia and government together to tackle this very real threat to our long-term economic prosperity.
International Committee The International Committee is for business and community leaders interested in international business issues.
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NATURAL RESOURCES BUSINESS COUNCIL
Military Affairs Committee The Salt Lake Chamber Military Affairs Committee focuses on building relationships between military installation units and businesses by increasing awareness through monthly briefings and tours.
Natural Resources Business Council The Natural Resources Business Council (NRBC) is a group of business and community leaders who meet to discuss cross cutting issues related to our state’s natural resources and environment such as energy, minerals, air quality, water, outdoor recreation, etc.
Small Business Committee The Small Business Committee is comprised of small business owners that meet monthly and help oversee small business events coordinated by the Salt Lake Chamber.
Utah Community Builders Utah Community Builders provides a forum to target and tackle community challenges with a business connection. This initiative is a conduit for our business community’s ever increasing sense of corporate responsibility and desire to impact social good.
Utah Transportation Coalition The Utah Transportation Coalition is a group of business and civic leaders working together to protect Utah’s environment, improve the economy and preserve our quality of life through strategic transportation investments. The Coalition is an established, long-term organization advocating specifically for responsible transportation investment to keep Utah’s economy moving.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & NETWORK Downtown Alliance The Downtown Alliance focuses on strengthening business in the Central Business District of our capital city. This organization is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment.
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is invaluable to our community. They share economic, demographic and public policy data and research that helps community leaders make informed decisions. Utah State Chamber Association The Utah State Chamber of Commerce serves as a coordinating entity for chambers of commerce throughout Utah. It connects Utah’s family of chambers into a “chamber of chambers” that promotes Utah’s business climate by sharing information and collaborating on business events, training and advocacy. Women’s Business Center of Utah The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) is a nonprofit organization that helps Utah women build confidence, create opportunities, and experience success in business ownership.
Women’s Leadership Institute The Women’s Leadership Institute elevates the stature of women’s leadership in Utah by improving society’s understanding of the value of diversity in leadership roles, training women in leadership skills, and conveying the positive impact female leaders have on economic development, vitality, and overall health of the state.
World Trade Center Utah World Trade Center Utah, the international arm of the Salt Lake Chamber, whose mission is to help companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah guides Utah companies into profitable global markets, in turn solidifying Utah’s strong presence on the international stage.
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