Utah Ranks No. 1 in Paycheck Program Protection Loan Amounts

According to a recent report released by the Utah Bankers Association, Utah ranks No. 1 in the country in paycheck protection loan amounts as a percentage of eligible payroll. The emergency Small Business Administration program will cover a higher percentage of eligible payroll in Utah than anywhere else in the country. “This is an amazing team effort that will bode very well …

Utah Leads Together Webinar: Communicating Confidence to Your Team, Customers and Partners

The communications landscape has changed. From virtual conference calls and client meetings to social media campaigns and digital newsletters, everything has been adjusted to accommodate this new work environment we are in. How do you create confidence in your employees, customers and partners using your communication strategy? PANELISTS Amanda Covington, Chief Communications & Government Relations Officer, Larry H. Miller Group …

Task Force Ten: Ray Pickup, WCF Insurance

In this edition of Task Force Ten with Derek Miller, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Chair of the Utah Economic Response Task Force, Ray Pickup, president and CEO of WCF Insurance, shares the steps that company is taking to mitigate effects of the coronavirus. Task Force Ten is a new video broadcast produced by the Salt Lake …

Utah Economic Response Task Force Town Hall: Implementing Moderate-Risk Guidelines in Your Business

The Utah Economic Task Force hosted a virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST to discuss how to implement moderate-risk guidelines in your business as laid out in Utah Leads Together 2.0, as well as provide a glimpse at next steps for Utah’s tourism industry. AGENDA Welcome – Governor Gary Herbert Utah Legislative COVID-19 Commission Update – President Stuart Adams Implementation of Utah …

Utah Leads Together Webinar: Supply Chain & Logistics

Could COVID-19 be the black swan event that forces many industries and companies in Utah, nationally and globally to rethink and transform their global supply chain models? What is already understood is that COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of many organizations, especially those who have a high dependence on China to fulfill their need for raw materials or finished products. …

Governor Suspends Statute Requiring Certain Retail Licensees Serving Alcoholic Beverages to Notify the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Before Closing

May 8, 2020 – Gov. Gary R. Herbert suspended a portion of statute today that requires certain retail licensees that serve alcoholic beverages to notify and receive approval from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) prior to closing or ceasing operation.  This temporary suspension is intended to make sudden closures due to restrictions related to COVID-19 less burdensome on …

Task Force Ten: Jim Swayze, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

In this edition of Task Force Ten with Derek Miller, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Chair of the Utah Economic Response Task Force, Jim Swayze, of Regence BlueCross Blue Shield of Utah offers innovative steps that company is taking to mitigate effects of the coronavirus. Task Force Ten is a new video broadcast produced by the Salt …

COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program

Utah small businesses that rent commercial property may receive pandemic relief from the Legislature. Following a legislative special session and appropriation, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program. As part of S.B. 3006, the COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program includes $40 million in commercial property rental assistance. GOED will …

Utah Economic Response Task Force Town Hall: I Have My Federal Money, Now What?

The Utah Economic Task Force hosted a virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST to discuss how businesses can use their Paycheck Protection Program Loan, specifically how to spend, account for and ultimately have the loan forgiven. AGENDA Welcome – Derek Miller, chair, Utah Economic Task Force and president and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber Update from Washington, D.C. …