The Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for 40 business professionals for its 13th annual Leadership Utah program that exposes them to a variety of agencies and issues affecting the community.

Once a month from September to June, the 40 people listen to speakers and visit sites dealing with arts and culture, education, environment, health care, law enforcement and crime, local government/infrastructure, tourism/economic development and Utah government/taxation.Candidates are evaluated on their education, work history, current position, community service and aspirations to serve in community leadership roles. The cost is $900 for chamber members and $1,200 for non-members.

The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 3. For applications, call Doreen Johnson at 528-5061.