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THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FROM THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER WITH YOUR METRO BUSINESS REPORT.
In 1902, Governor Heber M. Wells invited 100 businessmen to meet at the Knutsford hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, to discuss the formation of the Salt Lake Commercial Club. A month later, on February 11th, 1902, 58 business leaders met in the office of Wells, Fargo & Co.’s Bank to incorporate the organization. Now, exactly one hundred years later, we can see a lot has changed in Utah. The Commercial Club is now called the Salt Lake Chamber. Business men AND women are active in the Chamber. The world has come to enjoy our great skiing and hospitality. An economy that was based on mining and agriculture has diversified to include high tech and biotech. Over the last century the Salt Lake Chamber has been a driving force behind change and progress. It will continue to do so. The original goals of the organization were to “advance … the commercial prosperity and growth of Salt Lake City and the state of Utah.” It was to support business, disseminate information, and “develop trade, commerce, the arts, manufatur[ing], [retail], finance, …” and more. A Century after its founding, the Salt Lake Chamber is still working to build everybody’s business. And so, thank you to all the Chamber’s members throughout its 100 years. Happy birthday Salt Lake Chamber!
Looking for the perfect place to launch your Games activities? Named after the Chamber’s 100th anniversary, The Century Club is the center of business excitement during the Games. For information call the Chamber at 328-5067 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.
THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.