Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Announces New Partnerships and New Name
Sandy, UT – August 13, 2019 – The Sandy Area Chamber announced today new partnerships with Draper City and Riverton City. They are also changing their name to South Valley Chamber to better reflect their regional presence. For the past several years the Chamber has operated more as a regional chamber with 40% of their membership located outside Sandy City limits. This name change will open the door for more businesses located throughout the south end of the valley to participate in the programs offered by the Chamber. The new partnerships with Sandy, Draper, and Riverton will also create economic development opportunities that will greatly benefit the region. The South Valley Chamber is actively working to create additional partnerships with surrounding cities. The new Chamber offices will be located at the Mountain America Center in the Cairns District in Sandy.
“Our business landscape has changed, so as a chamber of commerce we need to adapt as well,” said Greg Summerhays, President and CEO of the South Valley Chamber. “We believe that a vital role of a chamber of commerce is to provide necessary resources to help companies grow, increase annual revenues, create jobs, and get more customers. Networking alone cannot achieve these goals which is why in 2018 we introduced The Business Institute. Businesses all across Salt Lake County, and even beyond, have taken advantage of these services and we are excited to bring these programs to even more businesses through these new partnerships.”
The Business Institute has several academies including: a mini-MBA program, sales academy, digital marketing academy and a finance academy. The signature program – the KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy – takes business owners through a 13-session course that builds a customized three-year growth plan by taking a hard look at the company’s finances, marketing, sales, and management style. We utilize an award-winning curriculum that has proven tangible growth outcomes for small businesses.
Statement from Mayor Kurt Bradburn | Sandy City
“We see this name change and regional focus as a benefit to Sandy City. As the south end of the valley continues to grow, we need an institution that can help drive economic development for the region by strengthening our small to medium sized business community. We have valued our partnership with the Chamber and are excited about the opportunities this will bring to not only Sandy businesses but businesses throughout the region.”
Statement from Mayor Troy Walker | Draper City
“We are thrilled with this new partnership because it will give more businesses in our city the opportunity to benefit from the programs that are already being offered at the South Valley Chamber. We have a great relationship with our surrounding cities and believe this partnership with the South Valley Chamber will help accelerate regional economic development.”
Statement from Mayor Trent Staggs | Riverton City
“With Riverton’s strong economic trajectory, a partnership with the new South Valley Chamber will help businesses in our city continue to prosper in the years ahead. This move aligns directly with Riverton City’s goal of promoting a thriving business climate that supports the needs of our residents. The regional economy in the south end of Salt Lake County will benefit from the support of a strong regional chamber of commerce.”
Statement from Nathan Anderson
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer | Mountain America Credit Union
Board Chair | South Valley Chamber
“As a board of directors we have discussed in length how to better align resources and create greater impact for our business community. We believe that a regional chamber of commerce that focuses on fostering small business growth, increasing networking opportunities, and advocating for the unique needs of the region will accomplish these objectives. We are confident that the South Valley Chamber and the new partnerships announced today will yield outstanding benefits for our business community.”