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Chamber Newsletter Headline 2017
May 3, 2019

The need for collaborative planning has never been greater along the Wasatch Back.  Last year, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Park City Chamber and Summit County to sponsor the first-ever Wasatch Back Economic Summit.  This historic gathering of community leaders from Wasatch and Summit counties produced insightful discussions, meaningful partnership, and a lot of good information.

This year, we are excited to sponsor the Wasatch Back Economic Summit on May 30.  Among the many important discussions is the Mayflower development near Jordanelle State Park.  As the space for this event is nearing capacity, we encourage you to register soon to learn more about the challenges and opportunities we all face in one of Utah’s most desirable locations.  We appreciate your support.

Best Regards,


Ryan Starks 


May Business of the Month: Midway Mercantile 

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Long before John Platt, executive chef at Midway Mercantile, ever put on an apron, or concocted his first recipe, he was an English literature teacher. As he taught the classics from writers like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson their words began to stir inside him and he began to ask himself what is his passion.

In one of Emerson’s writings he said, “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great…”

Teaching these ideas of following your passions and being your best inspired John.

“I thought to myself, wow walk the talk. This is the thing I want to do, so go do it,” said John. “It was exactly what my soul was suited for.”

John took a leap, he switched careers, gained valuable experience in the restaurant industry, found a business partner in friend and colleague Pablo Butler and eventually opened a restaurant of his own. After running a successful restaurant in Seattle for over 17 years, John and his wife Sandra Perala-Platt found and fell in love with Midway.

Read more of Midway Mercantile's story at at


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Timber Knives 

The Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Timber Knives, a new business to open its doors on Thursday, April 18. Timber Knives features a variety of knife, axe and cooking knives to help people find the right tool for the right job. Jim Roach, owner and Midway resident, opened the knife store to help outdoor enthusiast gear up. In addition to knives, they carry water bottles, backpacks and other quality gear. Timber Knives is located at 350 South Main in Heber City. 

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Phone Doc

On Thursday, May 2 the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce Celebrated the grand opening of the new location for Phone Doc with owner Thor Brown, and his brother and partner Racelin. Phone Doc specializes in phone repair for all brands of smart phones and tablets. They also carry a variety of electronic goods such as head phones, iPads, and gaming systems. Their new location in the Smith’s shopping center gives their customers more parking and better access to the store. 



May 10, 2019
Golden Spike Celebration HVRR
Join the fun as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in America! Our celebration begins at 5:30 and ends with a band with fire works at dark. 

May 17 and 18, 2019
Heber Valley Horse Sale
Join us for the Heber Valley Horse Sale at the Wasatch County Event Complex. Brent Kelly and family have spent the entire year searching for the best of the best horses for this event. Horses and horse enthusiasts come from around the country to take a look at the best 120 horses to choose from.

May 18, 2019
First Shots
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is partnering with the Heber Valley Gun Club to offer area residents an introduction to the safe, recreational use of shotguns for clay shooting sports. Through a program called FIRST SHOTS, first time shooters can attend 2 hour sessions composed of classroom and live range time experience with trained instructors.

May 31, 2019
Heber Valley Bucket List Bash
Join the Heber Valley Tourism office as we kick off summer with a bash! Stop by and pick up a Summer Bucket List and participate in our summer giveaway!  Food trucks, a bounce house, games, and so much more!

May 2019
Special Events at Heber Valley Railroad
The Heber Valley Railroad has special events all month long. Events include a Star Wars Train Experience, Wild West Days Train, a Broadway Show Tunes Train, and always runs a scenic daytime train and the Monday night Family Train. 

June 3 -8, 2019
Commemorative Air Force Museum Events
Honor America's Air Force History with the Utah Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum's summer events. Starting the first week of June take part in their D-Day Commemoration and finish the week with the always popular Hanger Dance.


SLC Chamber.jpgIn partnership with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, you are invited to have your voice heard in creating positive change in how taxes effect local businesses.

Over the course of the next few days of May you can participate in one or all of the following discussion groups: 


  • Information Technology May 6,  1:00-3:00 pm
  • Small Business May 7,  9:00-11:00 am
  • Legal May 8, 9:00-11:00 am
  • Health Care May 8, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Education May 9, 9:00-11:00 am​​​​​

Meetings will be held at the Salt Lake Chamber Offices at 175 East 400 South in Salt Lake City. For further information please contact the SLC Chamber at 801-364-3631.



Wasatch Back Economic Summit 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

DeJoria Center 
970 N State Rd 32
Kamas, UT 84036

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s second annual Wasatch Back Economic Summit. Learn about the key economic topics facing Summit and Wasatch Counties at this can’t-miss event featuring keynote speakers, informational presentations, breakout sessions, updates from industry leaders and great networking opportunities with Wasatch Back businesses and officials.

Please Register by Thursday, May3, 2019

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Heber City Council Hears Results Of Heber Downtown Study
In conjunction with the Heber Valley Bypass Study, a Downtown Study was also completed over recent months by Downtown Redevelopment Services. The study looked at an area from 200 North to 200 South and from 100 East to 100 West. The study included two online surveys with over 1,800 respondents for both. The study consultant Ben Levenger said that number was accurate as they were able to catch multiples including someone who copied and pasted the same answers 40 times in one survey. 

Homestead Resort: Activities for all ages

Heber Valley Parkway Environmental Document Funded By UDOT

The best weekend getaways for outdoor recreation in Utah

HVRR Plans Own 150th Golden Spike Anniversary Celebration

Wasatch Open Space Board May Share County Bond Funds With Municipalities

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Road Changes at Heber Valley Hospital 

Beginning Wednesday, May 8, access to the hospital from 1500 South and Highway 40, which is the South West entrance will be closed. All patients and visitors need to access the hospital, clinics, ER and InstaCare from the entrance off of 1200 South 500 East.

With the construction at Heber Valley Hospital, we are creating a road that will connect to future parking by the South West and Northern entrances.  This road will also be accessed from either 1500 South or 1200 South. For the new road to be completed before Fall 2019, we need to close the existing road this spring. We will be relocating, and installing utilities, building the new road and building additional parking.

More about Road Closure Here

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New and Renewing Businesses in April 

Abbington Senior Living Community
Balance Wellness Center
Bridge Street Property Management
Burton Lumber
Davis Coleman Realty
Commemorative Air Force Museum
Delta Stone
Edward Jones Investment
Heber Valley Hospital
Hendricks and Owens, PLLC
High Valley Martial Arts
Horrocks Engineers
Ignition Creative
Jordanelle State Park
LA Dresdens
Mountain Elite Massage
Mountain Valley RV Resort
My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe
Nancy Seraphin with Keller Williams
OK 3 Air
Promo Ink
Security National Mortgage - Wasatch
Sorensen Insurance Agency
Tracy Taylor with Keller Williams
Utah Valley University
Wasatch Mountain State Park


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