• Funding Continues - Important Information for Leadership

    Funding Continues - Important Information for Leadership

    There is much excitement taking place in Washington DC as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues to work with members of Congress on the next Coronavirus legislative relief package.  One of the remaining debates is over lawsuit protections.  They are inviting us and our members an opportunity to reach out to our officials to tell them of the importance of including these provisions in the next package.  You can learn more at:  https://action.uschamber.com/nzZ7QKj?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=SFMC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=. 
    Funds are still available for the Salt Lake County Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) – Round 2.  This grant program will close on November 1st or when funding runs out.  You can learn more about the grant program and the eligibility criteria at: https://slco.org/covid-19/economy/grants/?ref=frontSlider
    If you are still unsure if you qualify, at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/aec6ae565e1a4222b1c3d298a4fe88bb.
    The COVID-19 Business Manual was updated on August 6th and is available at:  https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/business/COVID-19_Business_Packet_8_6_2020.pdf.  This is a very helpful document that I strongly recommend you review as it will be beneficial to your organization. 
    Information and materials for all three current Utah GOED ongoing grant programs are online:

    1. ComRent – Still available
    2. Safe In Utah – Still available
    3. Shop In Utah – Currently on hold as it has run out of money – possible the Legislature will provide additional funding.  
    For more and continued information, please visit: https://business.utah.gov/coronavirus/
    Don’t miss the following Events:
    8/13:  ‘The Pit Crew Challenge’ – 12:00 – 5:00 pm with lunch provided.  Hosted in partnership with iMpact Utah and the Utah Trucking Association.  If you are exhausted with COVID and are looking for a safe and engaging “out of the box” program, this program focuses on. Leadership Development and Operational Improvement in Building High Performing Teams.  This engaging program replaces textbooks with hands-on training as teams work together in the role of pit crew with an actual NASCAR.  Safety precautions will be respected.  Limit of 2 people per company.  Space is limited so register now at:  https://chamberwest.com/events/details/the-pit-crew-challenge-1315
    8/13:  ‘Education Forum: Back to School Primer for Employers’ – 2:00 – 300 pm.  Hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber.    Learn from state education leaders about what you and your organization need to know about how school will look this year and school demands will look like for your employees.   Registration is available at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o5QiUkcVTKeK1O03FlkUDg
    8/18:  ‘Utah Leads Together Webinar:  What’s on the Horizon for Utah’s Economy?’ – 2:00 – 300 pm.  Natalie Gochnour, executive director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and chief economist of the Salt Lake Chamber, will provide an in-depth look at Utah's economy.  Registration is available at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WRPDShzcQuiExR8eoHEOfg
    8/20:  Annual ChamberWest Golf Classic - Stonebridge Golf Club.  This event is open to members only with registration available at: https://chamberwest.com/events/details/annual-chamberwest-golf-classic-1151?calendarMonth=2020-08-01This will be a tee time tournament this year which will make it a ChamberWest one of a kind EVER event!  We have a couple of hole sponsorships remaining and have sold out our available foursomes.  We are looking for raffle items if you have something valued at $25 or higher that you would like to contribute.   Please reach out to Connie at 801-977-8755 or at connie@chamberwest.org.   
    8/27:  ‘An Update From Washington D.C. with Representative Ben McAdams’ – Zoom – 12:00 noon.  Event is being offered on a complimentary basis but registration is required.  Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkce2tpjwvHtRmFdjhQNxhjsXtYnFerVoX.
    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if we can be of service. Be positive, find and embrace the good, and stay safe.  I hope you have a very successful week!  Thanks much!
    Barbara S. Riddle, CMP

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