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Monday, December 17, 2018

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Farm Bureau chief: 'We could be a lot bigger'
By Brice Wallace Most CEOs of associations would be delighted to have best-ever balance sheets and best-ever membership numbers in their organizations. But Dale Newton isn't satisfied. Despite having those achievements at the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Newton believes the ...

No slump here: Utah's mining industry up 7% from '16 to '17
Utah's mineral mining industry is bucking a national trend, showing a 7 percent increase in the value of production in 2017, according to a new report released earlier this month by the Utah Geological Survey (UGS). The total value of the minerals taken out of Utah ground to...

Forbes ranks Utah 2nd behind North Carolina
Utah has fallen to second place in the nation as the best state in which to do business. Forbes magazine has rated the business climates of the 50 states annually since 2006, and Utah has finished on top half of the previous years. But the past two years, North Carolina took over...

The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations:HealthEquityHealthEquity, based in Draper, reported net income of $15.7 million, or 25 cents per share, for the quarter ended Oct. 31. That compares with $10.5 million, or 17 cents per share, for t...

That's a lot of cement! Developer of Geneva Steel site in Utah Co. is stuck with removal & disposal of 1.5M tons of concrete
When land developer Anderson Geneva purchased the site of the former Geneva Steel plant west of Orem in Utah County, it knew one of its biggest challenges would be what to do with 750,000 cubic yards - nearly 1.5 million tons - of concrete it had to remove from the redevelopment ...

AutoSource tabs new CEO
AutoSource, a Woods Cross-based branded title auto dealership, has named Bradley J. Walsh its new CEO. He replaces founder Luke Kjar, who remains on the board of the company. Walsh was previously senior vice president of asset remarketing for Santander Consumer, a subprime automo...

Business Tech: Marriott breach is good example of why you need to ramp up your business' cybersecurity
By David Black Every business, no matter the size, is at risk of having its data exposed. With Marriott International's recent security breach, over half a billion guests had their data stolen. The unfortunate reality is that this could have - and should have -  been prevent...

Salt Lake City businesses pay least in nation to run their office space
You may own or lease your business' office space, but once you cover that cost, you have to operate the facility. And if your office is in Salt Lake City, you likely pay less to operate it than anywhere else in the country.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}Those are the finding of a new r...

Women In Business

Women In Business

Women in Business Focus
The Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon is presented annually by the Salt Lake Chamber. This year's event was held Nov. 16 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The event features the presentation of prestigious awards to women of merit in our commu...

2018 Salt Lake Chamber ATHENA Award Winner
Cindy Crane CEO, Rocky Mountain Power Cindy Crane is chief executive officer of Rocky Mountain Power in Salt Lake City. She is responsible for the company's transmission and distribution operations, customer service and regulatory and legislative affairs in Idaho, Utah ...

2018 Salt Lake Chamber Pathfinder Award Winners
Kristen CoxGovernor's Office of Management & Budget Kristen Cox is the executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB). Appointed to the position by Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012, she has worked diligently to integrate operational excellence with ...

Networking: It's not who you know, but who knows you
By Stacy Johansen When I started my business 19 years ago, I was new to Utah. I was in my early 20s and had no idea what I was doing.  I started working on gaining clients the hard way - one at a time through the phone book. After meeting a few business owners, I was gu...

Calendar Highlights

Calendar listings are provided as a free service to our readers. Information about upcoming events may be sent to brice@slenterprise.com. The submission deadline is one week before publication. See the full calendar.

State of the Economy for 2019 - January 9
A Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) event. Speaker is Carrie Mayne, chief economist and director of workforce research and analysis at DWS. Location is the DWS South County Employment Center, 5735 S. Redwood Road, Room 114, Taylorsville. Free. RSVPs can be completed by emailing Jenny Jones at jenjones@utah.gov.

Year In Review: Top Media Stories of 2018 - January 11
A Salt Lake Chamber event featuring a panel of journalists discussing the year's top stories and their impact on Utah communities. Location is 50 West Club & Caf, 50 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City. Cost is $20. Details are at http://www.slchamber.com.

Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit 2019 - January 18
Presented by the Salt Lake Chamber and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. Keynote speaker is Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines. Other activities include a 2019 economic outlook from economists, release of the Salt Lake Chamber CEOutlook Confidence Index, presentation of the 2019 Economic Report to the Governor, Gov. Gary Herbert's economic vision for 2019, a 2019 legislative session preview from legislative leadership, and release of the Salt Lake Chamber's 2019 legislative agenda. Location is Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Cost is $85 ($65 for chamber members before Dec. 15). Details are at http://www.slchamber.com.

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