business institute offers several academies to help companies gain the skills to grow their business


The Business Institute’s signature program is the KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy, powered by Interise’s award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’™  curriculum. This hands-on, 13-week program, provides the knowledge and know-how business owners & CEOs need to create (and manage) a customized, three-year strategic growth plan.  This program has helped more than 6,000 companies across the United States increase their annual revenues and create jobs. Alumni businesses reported average annual revenue growth of 47%, create jobs 11x the rate of the private sector, and secured new government, anchor, or corporate contracts with an average value of $135,000 per contract. This is your chance to create and execute on your dream of taking your business to the next level!


We are now accepting applications for cohort 4 beginning in January 2020. If you have questions contact Karla Rogers at All classes are held at Salt Mine Productive Workspace in Sandy.





Revolutionize your online presence in this three-week course taught by experts from Firetoss. This Business Institute academy will cover everything from SEO, pay per click advertising, GoogleAd words, programmatic display advertising, and how to maximize your web traffic.


Session 1  | Developing a Comprehensive Online Marketing Strategy

Session 2 |  SEO & Maximizing Web Traffic

Session 3 | Pay Per Click Advertising, Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, Programmatic Display Advertising


Each class will be held from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Your ticket includes all three classes. New class dates for spring 2020 coming soon.


Member: $75
Non-Member: $150



Looking to understand the financials of your business, but not sure where to begin? Join us for the South Valley Chamber Business Institute’s Finance Academy in partnership with NOW CFO. This three-week course will cover finance for non-finance managers, budgeting/forecasting, capital strategy, financial strategy, and P&L’s.


Session 1 | What are financial statements and how can I read them?
Session 2 | What is financial analysis and why should I care?
Session 3 | What I need to know about budgeting, but was afraid to ask.


Each class will be held from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Your ticket includes all three classes.


Member: $75
Non-Member: $150



The South Valley Chamber has teamed up with Impact Utah to offer a two-part series for an in depth sales training. This academy will focus on the Sales Funnel Mastery module from Impact Utah’s business Essentials Training. You will learn how to identify customers with the problems YOU can fix, how to speak to customers to stimulate action, how to create value so compelling that they become your followers.


SESSION 1 | Validate Your Audience, Clarify Your Message, Explode Your Revenue

SESSION 2 | Master Your Sales Funnel, Sustained Excellence Through Execution


Chamber Members: $25 for both classes
Non-Chamber Members: $50 for both classes

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This highly rated program through the Employers Council provides a broad-based overview of critical HR functions, updates on the latest HR trends and legal developments, and best practice tips. It is designed for professionals new to HR, who are looking for a refresher course or re-certification credits, or who perform HR duties as a secondary function.


We are currently in session for this program. Stay tuned for more upcoming dates.


Key Benefits

  • Emphasizes practical and real life application
  • Participants receive valuable tools, forms, policies, and reference materials
  • Half-day seminars held weekly to fit your busy schedule
  • 18.75 Re-certification Credits from HR Certification Institute and SHRM


Presentations made simple! Do you make presentations but know they could be better? Do you want to know how to grab and hold an audience’s attention?  This online course starts with insights about audiences, deconstructs how to make a point, and then workshops you through a scenario so you actually build an effective presentation while you take the course. Accessible on any device, this comprehensive self-paced course takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete and is highly interactive.


The South Valley Chamber has negotiated a generously discounted rate for this valuable course. Contact Erica Bohl, or 801.727.4502, for a discount coupon code only available to South Valley Chamber members.


This program is sponsored and taught by

Once you have the discount coupon code, click on the Enroll Now button to access this online course.


The South Valley Chamber Young Entrepreneur Academy is an interesting addition to the Business Institute. We have teamed up with DECA and FBLA to guide High School students through the process of brainstorming a business idea, writing a business plan, pitching your plan to investors, obtaining funding and launching a REAL business. Start as a student, and finish as the CEO of your own company!

To get your child involved, or to become involved as a mentor please reach out to Karla Rogers at