President's Message
    Tax reform is a continuing hot topic with legislators seeking input on expected impacts to business. Of interest are proposed taxes on services, revisiting the sales tax on food, and the effects on general fund revenues. As a reminder, per the state constitution, all income tax goes to fund education and all sales tax which would include the proposed tax on services goes to the general fund which fund all other general government services. There is currently an imbalance on the general fund side with changes in how people purchase goods and services. Sales tax revenues continue to decline which should be addressed before it become a crisis for state funding. Our ChamberWest Legislative Affairs Committee is tackling this issue and are requesting feedback and insight from members on the potential impact of changes to especially the tax on services. Please reach out to us with any comments or concerns as it relates to any potential tax changes. 
    With the success of past years, the ChamberWest Annual Golf Classic scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th at Stonebridge Golf Club is growing. If you are interested in reaching between 160 – 180 golfers, contact us today to explore how best to participate as a tournament sponsor or a hole sponsor. Registrations for twosomes and foursomes are available through the Member Information Center (MIC) or by calling Connie at 801-977-8755. 
    Make sure you check out all the upcoming events and communications and register today so you don’t miss out on great opportunities for personal and professional development, networking connections, and important information as you maximize your membership investment. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or if you have any recommendations for ChamberWest as we work to deliver on the mission of the chamber. 
    Barbara S. Riddle, CMP
    Newsletter Highlights
    • New and Renewing Members
    • Women in Business Silent Hero Breakfast - May 22
    • Multi Chamber Luncheon - May 23
    • Annual Golf Tournament - June 26
    • HR Executive Series - May 8
    • Business Connections - May 1 & 15
    • 2nd Friday Casual Lunch - May 10
    • New Member Orientation - May 10
    • Best Western Hotel Ribbon Cutting - May 13
    • Town Hall Presentation and Discussion with Mayor Jenny Wilson
    • Utah Cultural Celebration Center Events
    • Utah Olympic Oval Programs
    • Mountain View Corridor Construction Update
    • Zions Bank Resource Center - FREE Service
    Be sure to check out the newsletter for additional information including how to register for upcoming events.
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    Member News & Events
    Upcoming Events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center
    The Utah Cultural Celebration Center will host a series of art exhibitions recognizing and celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. A special opening reception for these exhibits, complete with live music, special guests, and refreshments, will be held May 10 from 6:00 - 9:00pm.
    New Exhibit Opening!
    "Celebrate Utah!" by Art at the Main Gallery Artists. This exhibit features the work of some of Utah's best local artists with the focus on celebrating the beautifully diverse state of Utah.
    Exhibit Open May 1- June 26
    Sport and Public Programs
    Learn to Skate Beginner Lessons are a fun, affordable way to get started on ice! Learn from our experienced Oval instructors and gain new confidence and skills. 
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    Learn to Curl classes are now open on Tuesdays May through August! Come try this unique sport and learn the fundamentals of curling with curling stones used in the 2002 Olympic Games! 
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    Learn to Speed Skate classes start again on May 9! Learn to become a speed skater or just try a new, fun way to get and stay fit. The Learn to Speed Skate Program is the perfect place for you.
    Learn More
    Mountain View Corridor - 4100 SOUTH to S.R. 201
    Upcoming Construction Activities
    S.R. 201
    Construction crews are now projected to start placing temporary barrier on S.R. 201 (west of 5600 West) on May 12. This work will require nightly lane closures for both east and westbound traffic. This work is projected to be completed by May 17.
    S.R. 201 North Frontage Road
    One way flagging operations will occur on the S.R. 201 North Frontage Road (near UtahTrack and Welding) for utility investigations. Flaggers are expected to be on the north frontage road on Monday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    3500 South
    Motorists can expect nightly lane closures on 3500 South near the intersection of 3500
    South/5600 West for utility investigations. Lane closures are expected to occur from May 8 through May 10 between the hours
    of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. 
    MVC: 4100 South to 3500 South
    Construction crews have begun heavy construction on the UDOT property between 4100 South and 3500 South. PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE while crews are working. Motorists and pedestrians traveling to Ascent Academy please use the school’s access off 5600 West.
    For a list of ongoing activities please visit our Salt Lake County Project website
    Work activities and schedules are subject to change, for updated information throughout the week please check our website.
    Are you an entrepreneur with a great product or service? Are you at a loss how to turn your idea into a successful and profitable business? Do you wish you knew someone who could guide you through the complicated process of business plans and loans?
    Fortunately, Zions Bank offers the business answers and guidance you seek as a FREE service through the Business Resource Center (BRC) located in downtown, Salt Lake City. Anyone and everyone are welcome, regardless of your current bank affiliation.
    Greg Cassat, Director of the BRC will be at ChamberWest on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 11:00am-1:30pm and would love to help turn your great business idea into a reality! If you would like Greg to visit your place of business, please contact him at utresources@zionsbank.com or 801-844-7903.
    For more information
    Local Activities
    Check activities going on locally and advertised through city/township websites as you look for things to do along the Wasatch Front. 
    West Valley City (www.wvc-ut.gov)
    City of Taylorsville (www.taylorsvilleut.gov)
    City of West Jordan (www.westjordan.utah.gov)
    Kearns Township (www.kearnsutah.org)
    Barbara S. Riddle, CMP | ChamberWest | 801.977.8755 
    chamber@chamberwest.org | www.chamberwest.org
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