2009-2010 A n n u A l R e p o R t
As Utah’s business leader, we
stand as the voice of business,
we support our members’
success and we champion
Dear Salt Lake Chamber Members,
The past year has been one we won’t soon forget. Utah continued to handle the effects of the “Great Recession”
better than most states and the challenges brought both a greater sense of community and a greater sense of
discipline to the way we all do business.
Utah continues to gain national attention for our way of doing business, for managing our governmental
affairs and for the way we live. Salt Lake City was named the fittest in America by Men’s Fitness Magazine,
which may be one reason we are the happiest state, according to a Gallup poll. We ranked tops in economic
competitiveness and as the state poised to rebound from the recession before any others. For visitors to our
great state, accessing all Utah has to offer, including the Greatest Snow on Earth, was easy thanks to Salt Lake
City International Airport, which was named best in the nation. And we dominated the attention of soccer fans
across the nation, first hosting the MLS All-Star game at Rio Tinto Stadium, a night on the pitch topped only
when Real Salt Lake claimed the MLS Cup.
Despite these and other impressive accomplishments, Utah businesses continued to feel the effects of the
sluggish economy. As the recession bottomed out and with growth on the horizon, Utah stood tall as it always
does. We maintained our very low unemployment rate. Construction continues downtown with an impressive
$1.6 million invested each day on projects including City Creek Center. The downtown skyline added a new
building of Class-A office space as 222 Main welcomed its first tenants.
Through the ups and downs, we remain a dynamic, rapidly growing state. There is so much that is right with
Utah. We’re a state on the move!
As a valued member of Utah’s largest and longest-serving business association, you play an integral role in
helping business succeed. Together, we provided a new and better brand of business leadership on a statewide
level. We have strengthened our position as the Capital City Chamber, taking an active role in crafting public
policy, galvanizing business leadership and building grassroots business advocacy.
Not alone in this quest, we embrace and advance the Downtown Alliance and World Trade Center Utah as
our strategic partners. Working with these partners, we further enhance downtown Salt Lake City as the
cosmopolitan center of the new American West and further develop our status as a “World City.” We have
also formalized partnerships with other business organizations throughout the state. Together we most
effectively speak out on issues that affect businesses in Utah.
This annual report presents our budget, outlines many of our accomplishments and highlights our leadership.
The past year has been one of unprecedented challenge and opportunity. If you are a member of the Salt Lake
Chamber, thank you for your support. If you are not a member, now is a great time to join.
Lane Beattie, President and CEO Jake Boyer, Chair
Salt Lake Chamber
S o u R C e S o f I n C o M e A l l o C At I o n o f f u n D S
$1,941,257 (39%) n Compensation
$1,881,945 (38%) n Overhead
Contracts & Grants n Program Expenses
$1,040,302 (21%) $771,853 (16%)
n Other Revenue n Reserve
$70,941 (2%) $105,764 (2%)
totAl $4,934,445 totAl $4,934,445
Businesses that have
75 29 36
been members for more event attendees
than 25 years
Businesses that have
50 or fewer employees
Web site hits
Web site referrals
events and seminars
25 400,000+ % 2
people travelled to China
Member referrals from Web site
Web site visits
Businesses that have 50
or more employees
States with members
The Chamber’s Energy The Chamber championed aggressive investment
Task Force developed a in transportation projects, resulting in nearly
comprehensive Energy $7 billion invested in Utah’s infrastructure. The
Policy Statement to guide investment came at a critical time and took
our business advocacy advantage of low construction and bonding costs.
as we work to realize
Utah’s potential to
become a world leader in
energy development and
The Chamber remains committed to improving
the Utah Health Exchange to lower health costs
for business. The exchange is scheduled to be
open widely by 2012.
Public Polic y
222 Main opened as the
first LEED Certified designed
office space in Salt Lake The Chamber’s state budget
City and signs of progress recommendation called for
adorned buildings and lamp full funding of public and
posts around the city. higher education.
The Chamber advocated for
a housing stimulus grant
program to help Utah’s hardest
hit industry, residential
construction. The grants cleared
excess inventory as the first
round of the Home Run Grant
Program utilized $10 million to
leverage $376 million in new
home sales in only 90 days.
Leadership Utah gave business
leaders an inside look at our
community including days based
on our local health system
as well as education, art and
culture, criminal justice and
The Chamber organized a
trip for business leaders to
meet with Utah’s federal
delegation in Washington,
D.C. The group discussed
issues affecting Utah
businesses including federal
health reform efforts and cap
and trade legislation.
chair of the Salt Lake
Chamber and only
the second female
chair of the Chamber
Board of Governors,
received the 2009
Athena award at the
Women & Business
Small Business The Chamber honored two
Awards were businessmen as Giants In Our City,
presented to Roger Boyer of The Boyer Company
four companies and Ellis Ivory of Ivory Homes.
the Year, the
In October, the Chamber led a group of 134 business leaders on
a ten-day tour of China. Nearly ten percent of Utah exports go to
China, totaling nearly $1.4 billion.
The Downtown Farmers
Market was ranked among
the top three in the nation
and expanded to include
the Harvest Market, offering
fresh, locally grown produce
The Downtown Alliance painted the town
red to enhance Salt Lake City’s image
as Home of the Utes.
First Night evolved into EVE, a
three-day festival at multiple
venues downtown. In its first
year EVE drew big crowds and
solidified downtown Salt Lake
City as the place to ring in
the New Year.
S t r at e g i c P a r t n e r s
Hosted over 200 ambassadors
and consuls general connecting
Utah businesses with profitable
global markets .
WTCU assisted over
1,000 local businesses
sell their products in
WTC Utah facilitated agreements between
the Salt Lake Chamber and both the London
Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Members Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP Lifetime Products International Brotherhood of Electrical
American Express Humana Inc. Macy’s Workers-Local Union 354
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day KeyBank of Utah Microsoft Corporation Jacobsen Construction Company, Inc.
Saints, The Little America Hotel and Towers Million Air Jones Waldo Holbrook &
Deseret Management Corporation Marriott Hotels Nordstrom, Inc. McDonough, P.C.
Intermountain Healthcare MediaOne Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. KSL Broadcast Group
Questar Corporation Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Schiff Nutrition International KSL-TV
Questar Gas Company Modern Display Service, Inc. Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc. KUTV / CBS
Rocky Mountain Power Monavie South Jordan City Redevelopment L-3 Communications
Salt Lake County Mountain America Credit Agency Layton Companies, The
Wells Fargo Union Corporate Southwest Airlines Logistic Specialties Inc. Shipley
Zions Bank Move Networks Sprint / Nextel Associates
Nicholas & Company, Inc. Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. Maverik, Inc.
PRESIDENTIAL O.C. Tanner Company Swire Coca-Cola, USA McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Bonneville International Corporation Okland Construction Company, Inc. US Bank Miller Motorsports Park
Boyer Company, The Onyx Construction Wadsworth Construction, Ralph L. Molina Healthcare of Utah, Inc.
Chase Parr Brown Gee & Loveless Western Hay Company Inc. Montego Bay
City of Salt Lake Parsons Behle & Latimer Morris Murdock Travel, LLC
EnergySolutions Pepsi Bottling Group, The BRONZE MPRI, an L-3 Communications
Ivory Homes RC Willey Home Furnishings AAA Utah Company
UPS Reagan Outdoor Advertising ABM Janitorial Services MRW Design & Associates, Inc.
Utah Jazz REAL Salt Lake / Rio Tinto Stadium Airport Hilton National Benefit Alliance
Utah Transit Authority Residence Inn at the Cottonwoods Altaview Concrete Neways International
America First Credit Union Residence Inn by Marriott- City Center Amer Sports Corporation Noah’s
APX Alarm Residence Inn by Marriott-Airport Aspen Press Northrop Grumman Elctro Systems
Fidelity Investments Richter7 Blue Healthcare Bank Novatek
Kennecott Utah Companies Salt Lake City Marriott - City Center Boeing Olive Garden
Qwest Communications Salt Lake City Marriott - Downtown Bonneville Radio Group / KSL PEG Development, LLC
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah Salt Lake City Marriott - University Park Newsradio 1160 AM/ KSFI FM 100 Petersen Medical
Sinclair Oil Corporation Salt Lake Tribune, The Callister, Nebeker & McCullough Phoenix Technologies, LLC
UBS Bank USA Sam’s Club Cardon Healthcare Network, Inc. Prescott Muir Architects
Workers Compensation Fund SelectHealth Ceramatec Inc. Professional Hospital Supply, Inc.
Simmons Media Group- CIGNA Healthcare Prosper Inc.
GOLD KZN, KXRK, KJQ, KEGA Clearlink Technologies LLC PSI
Airport Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Staker & Parson Companies / Jack B. Clyde, Snow & Sessions, P.C. R. Jorgenson Company
Ames Construction Parson Companies Coherex Medical Inc. Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City
ARUP Laboratories Stoel Rives LLP CR England, Inc. Downtown
Avalon Health Care, Inc. Sysco Intermountain, Inc. Cream O’Weber Dairy, Inc. RANLife, Inc.
Buckner Company, The Tanner LC Crexendo (Formerly iMergent) Ray Quinney & Nebeker
Cache Valley Electric Company ThomasArts Deseret Book Company Richards Brandt Miller Nelson
Cafe Rio Union Pacific Railroad Deseret Mutual Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
CB Richard Ellis University of Utah Diamond Lil’s Sanmina - SCI Corp.
Check City University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics DigiCert, Inc. Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Clyde Companies, Inc. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. SME Steel Industries
Comcast Cable Communications Utah State University Dunn Associates, Inc. Snell & Wilmer LLP
Courtyard by Marriott Verizon Wireless FlexPak Sorenson Companies, The
Courtyard by Marriott-Airport Vicki Varela Strategic Franklin Covey Company Spillman Technologies, Inc.
Cowboy Partners Communictions, Inc. Fusion - io Stampin’ Up!
Dale Barton Agency Wadman Corporation Fusion Imaging Stericycle, Inc.
DataMark Wadsworth Brothers Construction Futura Industries Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Dave Strong / Porsche Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Garbett Homes Strong & Hanni
David Eccles School of Business Waste Management of Utah Gastronomy, Inc. Sunstate Equipment Co.
Delta Air Lines Gold Cross Services, Inc. Thanksgiving Point
Deseret Morning News SILVER Gold’s Gym Executive Corporate Office TruBlu Logistics
Deseret Power Associated Food Stores, Inc. Harmon’s United Way of Salt Lake
Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C. at&t Harper Companies Varian Medical Systems Inc. -
eBay, Inc. Big-D Construction Corp. Health Equity X-Ray Products
Focus Services Inc. Carr Printing HealthCare Insight Visible Marketing and Queen of Wraps
Gardner Company, The Cephalon Inc. HeritageWest Credit Union Waterford School, The
GE Healthcare Surgery Chevron Products Company Hilton Salt Lake City Center Weber State University
Goldman Sachs Bank USA Cicero Group HK Systems, Inc. Weir Specialty Pumps
GPS Corporate Foreign Exchange Equitable Life & Casualty HNTB Corporation West Valley City
Grand America Hotel, The Insurance Company Holcim US Inc. Wheeler Machinery Co.
Granite Construction Company Infinite Scale Design Group Howrey LLP
Grant Thornton LLP Intel Corporation Hughes General Contractors, Inc.
HCA-Mountainstar Kiewit IM Flash Technologies, LLC
Holland & Hart, LLP LDS Hospital Integrated Title Insurance Services, LLC
SAlt lAke ChAMBeR StRAteGIC pARtneRS
exeCutIve StAff Michelle Higham, Office Manager & IT Coordinator DoWntoWn AllIAnCe
Lane Beattie, President & Chief Executive Officer Sally Jones, Administrative & Human Jason Mathis, Executive Director
Dan Brimhall, Chief Financial Officer Resources Manager Kristin Beck, Program Manager
Christina DeVore, Executive Assistant Bonnie Larson, Information Specialist Kim Angeli-Selin, Director of Special Events
Natalie Gochnour, Chief Operating Officer Carole MacLeod, Business Development Specialist Danica Farley, Manager of Public Relations &
Jason Mathis, Executive Director, Downtown Alliance Jared Morgan, Business Development Specialist Communications
Robin Riggs, General Counsel Dave Roberts, Vice President of Business Andrew Wallace, Director of Marketing &
Daniel Seelos, Business Development Specialist Carla Wiese, Director of Economic Development
Anna Badger, Programs & Events Coordinator
Jackie Sexton, Vice President of Programs Camille Winnie, Director of Community Development
Josh Brown, Business Development Coordinator
Marty Carpenter, Director of Communication & WoRlD tRADe CenteR utAh
Wesley Smith, Director of Public Policy
Marketing Lew Cramer, President & Chief Executive Officer
TJ Wight, Business Development Specialist
Ryan Evans, Vice President of Business & Elizabeth Goryunova, Executive Vice President &
Community Relations WoMen’S BuSIneSS CenteR StAff Chief Operating Officer
Arlene Goates, Program & Events Coordinator Lavanya Mahate, Program Director Sheila Steiner, Director of Special Projects
Elizabeth Goryunova, Director of Heather Fountaine, Training Specialist
International Relations Pam Okumura, Business Consultant
SAlt lAke ChAMBeR 2009-2010 BoARD of GoveRnoRS
exeCutIve CoMMIttee Mr. Keith Buswell, Wadman Corporation Sen. Dan Liljenquist, Focus Services Inc.
Mr. Jake Boyer, The Boyer Company, Chairman Mr. Sam Clark, Dale Barton Agency Mr. Daniel Lofgren, Cowboy Partners
Mr. Lane Beattie, Salt Lake Chamber Mr. Wilford Clyde, Clyde Companies, Inc. Mr. Brent Low, MediaOne
Mr. Bruce Bingham, Hamilton Partners, Inc. Mayor Peter M. Corroon, Salt Lake County Mr. Tom Lund, Tanner LC
Mr. Mark Bouchard, CB Richard Ellis Mr. Lew Cramer, World Trade Center Utah Mr. Steve Lundgren, Marriott Hotels
Mr. Spencer P. Eccles, Governor’s Office of Mr. John Dahlstrom, Wasatch Commercial Mr. Al Manbeian, GPS Corporate Foreign Exchange
Economic Development Management Mr. Bill Manning, REAL Salt Lake / Rio Tinto Stadium
Mr. Jerry Fenn, Qwest Communications Mr. Michael Dale, New Media Strategists Councilman JT Martin, Salt Lake City Council
Mr. Kent Gibson, Zions Securities Corp. Mr. Bob Dalley, Deseret Power Pres. Ann Millner, Weber State University
Mr. David Golden, Wells Fargo Mr. Raymond J. Dardano, UBS Bank USA Mr. Mike Moffit, Gold Cross Services, Inc.
Mr. Dennis Haslam, D.H. Consulting & Ms. Susan Davis, Head Shaker/Questar Mr. William Moreton, Fred A. Moreton & Company
Investments LLC Gas Company Mr. Richard R. Nelson, Utah Technology Council
Ms. Carol Hunter, Rocky Mountain Power Mr. Ingolf de Jong, General Communications, Inc. Mr. Sterling W. Nielsen, Mountain America
Mr. Clark D. Ivory, Ivory Homes Mr. Alex Dunn, APX Alarm Credit Union Corporate
Ms. Diana Kirk, Zions Bank Mr. Jeff Edwards, Economic Development Mr. Robert Nilsen, Cafe Rio
Ms. Andrea Moss, American Express Corporation of Utah Mr. Ray Pickup, WCF
Mr. Brett Okland, Okland Construction Company, Inc. Mr. John Edwards, Move Networks Mr. Kevin R. Pinegar, Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C.
Mr. Scott W. Parson , Staker & Parson Companies / Mr. Clinton W. Ensign, Sinclair Oil Corporation Mr. Gary B. Porter, The Church of Jesus Christ of
Jack B. Parson Companies Mr. David Entwistle, University of Utah Latter-day Saints,
Mr. Vasilios Priskos, InterNet Properties, Inc. Hospitals and Clinics Dr. Taylor Randal, David Eccles School of Business
Mr. Keith O. Rattie, Questar Corporation Mr. Raymond J. Etcheverry, Parsons Behle & Latimer Mr. John R.E. Redd, Edward Jones
Ms. Chris Redgrave, Utah Economy Can-Do Coalition Mr. Chris Gamvroulas, Ivory Homes Mr. Randy Rigby, Utah Jazz
Mr. Kelly Sanders, Kennecott Utah Copper Mr. Christian Gardner, The Gardner Company Mr. Clint Sanderson, iMergent
Corporation Ms. Lisa Gough, Sysco Intermountain Mr. Don Schulthies, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Ms. Vicki Varela, Vicki Varela Strategic Mr. Tom Guinney, Gastronomy, Inc. Mr. Randy Shumway, Cicero Group
Communications, Inc. Mr. Bill Haberstock, Million Air Ms. Jill Taylor, KeyBank of Utah
Mr. Albert R. Zimmerli, Intermountain Healthcare Mr. Jonathan Hafen, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless Mr. Paul Torres, Manuel’s Fine Foods
Mr. John Hanshaw, HCA-Mountainstar Mr. Steven E. Tyler, Holland & Hart, L.L.P.
BoARD MeMBeRS Mr. Dan Harbeke, Union Pacific Railroad Mr. Paul Van Slooten, The Pepsi Bottling Group
Mr. Don Adams, Bear River Mutual Mr. Eric Hauenstein, Citadel Broadcasting Company Mr. Glen Watkins, Jones Waldo Holbrook
Mr. John Adams, Ray Quinney & Nebeker Mr. Gordy Haycock, Grant Thornton LLP & McDonough, P.C.
Pres. Stan Albrecht, Utah State University Pres. Matthew S. Holland, Utah Valley University Mr. Grant Whitaker, Utah Housing Corporation
Mr. Carlos Alegre, Granite Construction Company Mr. Tom N. Hori, Redcon, Inc. Mr. W. Don Whyte, Kennecott Utah Companies
Mr. Jeff Alexander, Alexander’s Print Advantage Mr. Kirk Huffaker, Utah Heritage Foundation Mr. Nathan Wickizer, Cache Valley
Ms. Lisa Arnett, Prescott Muir Architects Mr. Scott Hymas, RC Willey Home Furnishings Electric Company
Ms. Deborah Bayle, United Way of Salt Lake Mr. D. Scott Ideson, Regence BlueCross Ms. Jody L. Williams, Holme Roberts & Owen, L.L.P.
Mr. Scott Beck, Salt Lake Convention & BlueShield of Utah Superintendent McKell Withers, Salt Lake
Visitors Bureau Mr. John M. Inglish, Utah Transit Authority City School District
Mayor Ralph Becker, City of Salt Lake Mr. David Jensen, Innovision Property Group Ms. Andrea P. Wolcott, Community Advocate
Ms. Janet Bingham, Huntsman Cancer Foundation Mr. Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com Mr. Todd Wolfenbarger, The Summit Group
Pres. Cynthia Bioteau, Salt Lake Community College Senator Pat Jones, Dan Jones & Associates Mr. Rick Woodbury, Woodbury Corporation
Mr. Terry H. Buckner, The Buckner Company Mr. John S. Kirkham, Stoel Rives LLP Ms. Anne-Marie Wright, Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Mr. Lonnie Bullard, Jacobsen Construction Mr. Joel Kolb, UPS Pres. Michael K. Young, University of Utah
Company, Inc. Ms. Debbie Kotter Barkley, Nordstrom, Inc.
Bishop H. David Burton, The Church of Jesus Ms. Peggy Lander, Richter7
Christ of Latter-day Saints Mr. Charlie Lansche, Fidelity Investments
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