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January 24, 2020

New Chamber Leadership and Goals for 2020

You know that saying, “hindsight is always 20/20”, meaning that things become clearer when we realize we could have acted, said, or done something different in the past? Why does the past always have to be clearer? Why can’t we have a clear and focused future? In the optometry world 20/20 vision refers to the clarity or sharpness of your vision. This year as we celebrate a new decade and enter into 2020 let’s create a clear future for Heber Valley. We can create a clear and sharp vision for the chamber, our community, and even in our personal lives. To create a clear future, it’s helpful to know where we’ve been, where we want to go, and what’s on the horizon. To that end, in February we’re looking to host a panel discussion at our next chamber luncheon with some of our civic leaders to learn what growth and development is coming to Heber Valley. With a little preparation, we can face what’s coming with clarity and confidence so that future is 20/20 and not just our past.

--Dallin Koecher


BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

 

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When a lot of places around the Heber Valley quiet down during the winter season, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center comes alive! Each winter the foothills around the resort are transformed into world-class cross-country ski trails, and one of the most popular tubing experiences in the state of Utah. According to Jennifer McColloch, senior manager over guest experiences, the 2019 Christmas season has been the busiest season on record with over 1,500 people visiting the venue per day.

To learn more about our January Business of the Month, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, click here


CHAMBER NEWS

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It’s in the books! The first chamber lunch of 2020 has come and gone, and what a great start to the year. On Tuesday, Jan 21 over 80 attended the Annual Meeting where we went over the successes of 2019 and outlined our goals for tourism, economic development, and the chamber. To lighten things up a bit and to get to know the chamber staff, we played “Two Truths and a Lie.” 

In 2019 the Heber Valley experienced tremendous success with increased transient room tax, a chamber that is strong and growing, and new businesses continuing to come to the valley. 2020 looks to be trending in the same way. The chamber set goals to strengthen retention, evaluate member benefits, and increase chamber advisory board business visits to name a few. We are excited for what’s to come in 2020! 

Once again we are grateful for the ongoing support of UVU Wasatch Campus to host this group, and grateful for Andrea Cox of 1st Rate Mortgage for sponsoring the lunch. 

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February Chamber Luncheon

2020 Looking Forward 

Join us for a panel discussion with civic and business leaders about what’s coming to Heber Valley. Learn valuable things you can do in your business to prepare for future growth, save money, and be involved.

February 18, 2020

Lunch 12 - 1:30 pm

 

UVU Wasatch Campus
3111 College Way, Heber City

 

Lunch Sponsored by: Janis Burnson, Innovative Real Estate

 

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Please RSVP by Friday, February 14, 2020

Register Now


RIBBON CUTTINGS

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Things in Heber City got a whole lot sweeter with the grand opening of Crumbl Cookies on Wednesday, December 18th. Surrounded by friends and family, and the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, owners Eric Hall and Chris Warner are excited to open their new location. Crumbl Cookies has many unique features from new flavors of cookies each week to at home delivery service, to later hours. Crumbl Cookies is located 75 W 1000 S in Heber City. For more information about Crumbl Cookies visit crumblcookies.com/

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On Thursday, December 5 the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ventum to the Heber Valley. Ventum is a high end specialty cycling company that specializes in performance bicycles for triathletes. The bikes have a unique design and integrated hydration system to help the athletes perform their best. Diaa Nour, owner and founder of Ventum, moved his company from Miami Beach Florida to the Heber Valley because the area offered the terrain and amenities he wanted for his company. For more information about Ventum visit their website at  https://ventumracing.com/


IN THE NEWS

Take a staycation to Utah’s Winter Wonderland

It's Utah's Winter Wonderland, and has something to offer for everyone whether you want to cozy up by the fire, eat a delicious meal, take a sleigh ride, go ice skating or soak in a crater!

Heber Wrapping Up Envision Heber 2050 And Moving Forward With Plan For Managing New Growth

“In the past we had a small town and there was always a lot of need for incentives to get people to come here, and to grow, and now we're saying whoa! A lot of people are saying slow down,” Potter explained. “We want to make sure we maintain what we love about this city as we have more people coming and more development. Those are some of the feelings that came through in those meetings.”

Most Generous Counties - 2019 Edition Utah

Wasatch County listed as the 4th most generous county in Utah in 2019

Need a break from the winter doldrums? Ice Castles offer outdoor wonder for kids and adults alike

The concept for Ice Castles was created when founder and Utah resident Brent Christensen attempted to build an ice cave for his daughter in the yard of his home in Alpine, Utah. The project turned into a winter hit drawing crowds of locals to visit and tour his creation. Ice Castles has since turned into an internationally renowned tourist attraction with six locations across North America and growing.

40% Increase In Population In Wasatch County This Past Decade

Utah is growing and a recently published study shows Summit and Wasatch counties are near the top of that growth curve. 

Midway Approves Power Companies Transmission Permit With Conditions

Midway’s City Council unanimously voted to approve the joint conditional use permit or CUP submitted by Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light & Power to construct new transmission lines to carry power coming through the southern portion of Midway. The approval was conditional on a few items, the key one being that the lines be buried.


EVENTS

Fireside S'mores Nights - Saturday Nights through February - 3pm - 5:45 pm

TimberKnives & Northland Professional - 340-350 S Main St, Heber- Bring the family & friends and help us bring the community together. S'mores, cookies, and hot chocolate will be provided. Donations will be accepted to benefit Wasatch Trails Foundation.

Skijoring Utah - February 21 - 22

Soldier Hollow Utah skijoring is an action packed competition where a horse and rider pull a skier at a fast pace through a course that includes gates, jumps, and rings. Ski Joring combines Utah's signature ski heritage with its cowboy roots creating a wild, fast paced, spectacular event.

Specialty Trains - Heber Valley Railroad

Chinese New Year     Rock-n-Roll     Pirate & Princess     Broadway Show Tunes    ValentinesSpecial     Chocolate Lovers     Mardi Gras

Midway Fest - Saturday January 25 & Saturday February 1

Midway Multicultural Music Film Festival will be accepting low-budget independent films which focuses on emerging artists and also encompass a diverse expression of Multicultural Films, Music and Fashion. Live entertainment includes performances by musical legends, including Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene, formerly of The Supremes with Joyce Vincent; Sheldon Reynolds, formerly of Earth, Wind and Fire.

Ongoing:     Meet the Cows Dairy Tour - Kohler Creamery


NEW & RENEWING BUSINESSES

WHITNEY
Fish Heads Fly Shop
Dickman Legacy Ranch
Don Pedros
Aspire Surgical
Wasatch County School District
Labrum Chevy & Ford
5 Minute Clinic
Lee's Marketplace
Heber City Computer Repair
Ice Castles
InForm Architecture
Midway Wool
Trailtalk Heber Valley
UPS Store
Kammra Montgomery with Zions Bank
Northwestern Mutual
Strawberry Bay Marina
Heber Valley Guide
All West Communications
New Focus Academy
Purple Sky Counseling
Signarama
Lola's Street Kitchen
Zermatt Resort

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