Salt Lake Chamber to honor outstanding community leaders

Utah’s business and community leaders will gather for the Salt Lake Chamber’s 134th Annual Meeting on August 31, 2021. Attendees will recognize Chamber volunteers and community leaders who have shown exemplary support over the past year by committing their time and abilities to advance the Chamber’s mission and bolster the business community.

The event theme is “Future in Focus,” as the past year was one that no one could have seen coming, and the Chamber is taking stock and looking forward to discussing the future focal points for the organization and our community. The awards ceremony will honor Chamber partners who have helped to support and lend their expertise to the organization.

Honorees for the event included the following organizations and individuals:

  • Outgoing Board Chair: Craig Wagstaff, Senior Vice President and General Manager–Western Division, Gas Distribution, Dominion Energy
  • President’s Award for Excellence: Utah Black Chamber
  • Corporate Partners of the Year: Ivory Homes and WCF Insurance
  • Community Partners of the Year: Rich Saunders and Utah Department of Health
  • Board Chair’s Initiative Award: AT&T
  • Small Business of the Year: Saffron Valley Restaurants & Catering
  • Chamber Champions:
    • James Hadlock, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, Blunovus
    • Barb Johnson, Commercial Real Estate Advisor, CBRE
    • Ben Kolendar, Director, Department Economic Development, Salt Lake City Corp.
    • Nate McDonald, Utah Department of Workforce Services
    • Jeff Tiede, Founder and CEO, American Packaging Group, Inc.
    • Miles Romney, Senior Benefits Advisor, Diversified Insurance
    • Sherry Weaver, Associate Director of Sales, Park City Resort

This year’s premier sponsors are Dominion Energy, Intermountain Healthcare and Wells Fargo. Event sponsors include The Boyer Company, Rio Tinto Kennecott, Rocky Mountain Power WCF Insurance, and supporting sponsor is CBRE.


Little America Hotel

500 S. Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Doors: 11:30 AM

Program: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Learn more on the Salt Lake Chamber website.