salt lake chamber http://kuer.org en Clear the Air Challenge Begins Tuesday http://kuer.org/post/clear-air-challenge-begins-tuesday <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sixth annual </span><a href="http://cleartheairchallenge.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Clear the Air Challenge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> begins on Tuesday.&nbsp; The idea is to help people learn what they can do to help protect the air from pollution.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:55:45 +0000 Judy Fahys 48484 at http://kuer.org Clear the Air Challenge Begins Tuesday Quarter for Clean Air Bill Heads to Senate http://kuer.org/post/quarter-clean-air-bill-heads-senate <p></p><p>The Utah House passed a bill Friday to allow communities to raise local sales tax rates to pay for transit projects. Supporters say it would help clean up Utah’s air.</p><p>Utah’s clean air advocates like the Quarter for Clean Air bill. So do local communities that would like revenue to put more buses on the road and expand service hours. Justin Jones is communications director for the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. He says Utah’s business sees it as an important keep Utah growing wisely.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:15 +0000 Judy Fahys 43078 at http://kuer.org Quarter for Clean Air Bill Heads to Senate The Business Case for Clean Air http://kuer.org/post/business-case-clean-air <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bad air is bad for business – that’s the message from a roundtable discussion at the <a href="http://www.slchamber.com/page/list/view/events_calendar?event=4281">Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce</a> on Thursday.</p><p>Air quality on the Wasatch Front can be a problem for agencies trying to persuade businesses to come here.&nbsp; That was among the the points discussed at Thursday’s meeting.&nbsp; Mike O’Malley with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development says companies looking to relocate take air quality into consideration.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:53:18 +0000 Dan Bammes 39148 at http://kuer.org The Business Case for Clean Air Utah Philanthropist and Arts Education Advocate Beverley Sorenson Dies at 89 http://kuer.org/post/utah-philanthropist-and-arts-education-advocate-beverley-sorenson-dies-89 <p></p><p>Utah philanthropist and arts education advocate Beverley Taylor Sorenson has died at the age of 89. Beverley and her late husband James LeVoy Sorenson devoted millions of dollars to cultural, educational, and scientific projects in the state.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 23:14:05 +0000 Andrea Smardon 30002 at http://kuer.org Utah Philanthropist and Arts Education Advocate Beverley Sorenson Dies at 89 Help for Utah Employers on Controlling Health Care Costs http://kuer.org/post/help-utah-employers-controlling-health-care-costs <p>The Salt Lake Chamber is trying to help Utah businesses rein in their healthcare costs.&nbsp; They released their online guide Thursday&nbsp;called an Employer’s Tool Box.</p><p>Rich McKeown is chair of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Health Reform task force.&nbsp;&nbsp; He told KUER the Employer’s Tool Box helps businesses exercise some degree of control over healthcare costs.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:06:03 +0000 Andrea Smardon 21712 at http://kuer.org Help for Utah Employers on Controlling Health Care Costs Salt Lake Chamber Makes Business Case for Clean Air http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-chamber-makes-business-case-clean-air <p></p><p></p><p>Utah business leaders are making a case for why clean air is integral to a strong economy. At the Salt Lake Chamber’s 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Clean Air Conference this morning<strong>&nbsp;</strong>panelists from the <a href="http://www.airquality.utah.gov/">Utah division of Air Quality</a>, Wasatch Front Regional Council and <a href="http://www.overstock.com">Overstock.com</a> discussed how environmental responsibility can benefit bottom lines and improve quality of life for everyone.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:41:25 +0000 Whittney Evans 21703 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake Chamber Makes Business Case for Clean Air