2018 Summer Conference


2018 Utah State Chamber Conference
August 9-10, 2018 | Provo, UT

Parking Details

Book your hotel room for the Utah State Chamber Summer Conference for $99.00

Purpose of Conference:

  • Learn new professional tools
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Connect with other chambers

The Utah State Chamber Awards will be decided upon during the Summer Conference. View the full list of awards and criteria: HERE

register here


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Utah Valley University | Fulton Library | Timpanogos Room | 800 West University Pkwy | Orem, UT 84058

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

Rona Rahlf, President of the Utah Valley Chamber and Utah State Chamber Board Chair

10:15 a.m. City Welcome

Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, Provo City

10:30 a.m. Creating productive working relationships with your city.

Mayor Richard Brunst, Orem City – Invited

10:45 a.m. Defining Chamber Public Policy Priorities

Abby Osborne, VP Government Affairs and Public Policy, Salt Lake Chamber

11:30 p.m. Working Lunch | Roots of Knowledge Gallery

Keynote Address:  Inland Port/Statewide Issues

Derek Miller, President of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, and former President of the World Trade Center

12:30 p.mTravel to Evermore Park – https://www.evermore.com

382 South Evermore Lane, Pleasant Grove, UT 84042

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tour Evermore

Introductions: Josh Walker, America Fork Chamber

3:00 p.m. Check-in to hotels

Optional Event: Oklahoma!

Enjoy Oklahoma! at the Sundance Summer Theatre and BBQ Dinner. Only 40 tickets available!

The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Seats are in the Prime Bench area of the theater. Bench seats have back rests attached to them. The Summer Theatre BBQ Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m and is included with your ticket.

Tickets are first come first served; book early by coordinating with Maria Loftis mloftis@slchamber.com.

5:00 p.m. Carpool to Sundance Theatre*

5:30 p.m. Park and walk to Sundance Summer Theatre*

6:00 p.m. BBQ Dinner*

8:00 p.m. O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A!!*

10:00 p.m. Carpool to hotels

Friday, August 10, 2018

Utah Valley University | Fulton Library | Timpanogos Room | 800 West University Pkwy | Orem, UT 84058

8:00 a.m. Welcome & Presentations

Rona Rahlf, President, Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

8:15 a.m. Health and Wellness

8:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber Report

Jennings Imel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

8:45 a.m. Breakfast Sponsor Presentation: “Women Rock Business: 21st Century Entrepreneurship”

Ann Marie Wallace, Executive Director,Women’s Business Center of Utah

9:45 a.m. Break

9:50 a.m. Non-Dues Fundraising Ideas/Tips on Grant Writing       

Jen Parsons-Soran, President, Non-Profit Development Partners, Inc.

10:50 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Utah Lake Restoration Project Overview

Jon Benson, Lake Restoration Solutions


11:45 a.m. Break   

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch | Roots of Knowledge Gallery

Is Your Chamber Ready to Live the New Brand?

Dave Kilby, President, Western Association of Chamber Executives

Do you have the courage to make the choices and cause the change that’s needed to be a 3C Chamber- a catalyst, convener and champion-that, frankly is wanted, expected and needed.

1:15 p.m. Chamber Awards

View the full list of awards and criteria: HERE

1:30 p.m. Small Group Discussions

  • How to grow your membership?
  • Finding speakers that fill the room
  • Creative approach to sponsors            

2:45 p.m. Closing Comments

3:00 p.m. Conference Concludes


Special Thanks to: 

  • Rona Rahlf, President, Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Angie Osguthorpe
  • Josh Walker