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February 21, 2020

 

This past luncheon we got to hear from three elected officials who shared with us many of the projects they are working on for their communities. During their presentations it was clear how important good leadership with a strong vision is for our growing community. Our valley is ever evolving. Without people willing to step up and get involved our future is like a ship with no captain, at the mercy of wherever the currents will take us. Our valley is fortunate to have leaders such as Mayor Potter, Mayor Johnson and County Council Representative Crittenden who are eager to set a course for the future. However, it’s not just up to them, we all have a role to play in helping chart where we want to go. It takes all of us to stand up, speak up, and participate to make our future bright. 

 

Dallin Koecher

 

 

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa

 

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Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa opened their doors 13 years ago in 2006. They have since been serving Midway by helping to create a thriving tourism economy, hundreds of jobs for residents of Heber Valley, and a great place for a staycation or family members and friends to stay while visiting. The resort is one of the largest private employers in Wasatch County and has created a thriving work environment, while also creating an amazing place to visit and recharge. Their contributions to community programs, Chamber efforts, and their contribution to the local economy has earned them recognition as the February Business of the Month. 

Read more at https://www.gohebervalley.com/ZermattBOMFeb2020

 

 

CHAMBER NEWS

 

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Heber Valley is very lucky to have great leadership in our public offices. On Tuesday, February 18, the chamber got to hear from Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter, Midway City Mayor Celeste Johnson, and County Council Representative Marilyn Crittenden as each gave us an update of what’s going on in their areas, to give us a “State of the Heber Valley” address. 

Mayor Potter emphasized how important it is for Heber City to be updating their master plan documents to prepare for and manage the growth that is coming to Heber. Additionally, she spoke on improving parks, beautifying Main Street, and creating the right conditions for economic success. Listen to a recap of her presentation here.

Mayor Johnson shared with the group Midway’s approach to preserving open space, creating more tourism to strengthen their economy, and even showed the chamber the city’s beginnings to a rebranding effort. One of the biggest successes for Midway was to retain upwards of $700,000 in local tourism dollars that they were at risk of losing from their budget. Listen to a recap of her presentation here. 

County Council Representative Marilyn Crittenden’s message was about the growth expected at Jordanelle, and said it was going to take diverse thought, cooperation and participation to solve some of the challenges our county will face. See a copy of her presentation here

Once again we are grateful for the ongoing support of UVU Wasatch Campus to host this group, and grateful for Janis Burnson with Innovative Realty for sponsoring the lunch, and the Old Goat for catering.

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March Chamber Luncheon

Raising the Bar for Customer Service

 

Join us and hear from experts in customer service and learn how to raise the bar for your business.

 

March 17, 2020

Lunch 12 - 1:30 pm

 

UVU Wasatch Campus

3111 College Way, Heber City

 

Lunch Sponsored & Catering provided by: Homestead Resort Homestead Sponsor Logo.jpg

Register Now

Please RSVP by Friday, March 13

 

 

 

RIBBON CUTTINGS

 

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Sherwin-Williams

On Thursday, February 20, members of the chamber advisory board gathered at the new Sherwin Williams location in Heber City to celebrate their new store with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Jeremy Wright, store manager, said Sherwin-Williams specialize in paint products that do more than just cover walls. Additionally, they offer in-home color consultations to help their customers pick out the perfect color for their homes. Their new store is located at 513 N Main in Heber City.  They will be holding a retail grand opening on Saturday, March 7 from 8 AM - 6 PM. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

IN THE NEWS

 

Heber City Council Approves Contract To Make Improvements On 600 South

Heber City Council approved a $1.5 million contract for improvements made to 600 South at the February 4th city council meeting.

Midway residents push back against ‘obscene’ transmission line

Midway residents are trying to persuade Rocky Mountain Power to bury a transmission line the utility wants to build through the scenic Heber Valley town. They are even willing to cover the cost, but the utility is challenging the town's requirement that the new line go underground.

Wasatch School District Focuses On $4.4 Million Shortfall Caused By Tax Error

The Wasatch School District is impacted to the tune of about $4.5 million due to an error made by the county assessor’s office valuing a home at $1 billion. Overcrowding and the failure of the capital school bond has the board of education considering next steps.

Wasatch County residents concerned with response time if volunteer firefighters lose stipend

The Wasatch County Fire District plans to change how volunteer firefighters and EMTs are paid during the overnight shift in Wallsburg and Heber.

 

Heber City Council Holding Final Public Hearings On General Plan Update And Sorenson Annexation

The Sorenson Property Annexation is the process of incorporating future development of land north of Heber City. The 8,000-acre, 5,700-unit development was approved by Wasatch County Council in the early 2000’s. The developers and Heber City have been working for months on the annexation which would bring the future development into Heber City boundaries.

 

 

EVENTS

 

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

Chocolate Lovers     Mardi Gras     Broadway Show Tunes    St. Paddy's Train

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.

Ventum Bike Trade Up - February 29 - 10 am - 12 pm

Ventum will be hosting a trade up event for the community to trade in their old bike for a NEW Ventum. Everyone will be receive a trade up quote for their current bike and a 20% discount on all of our bikes.  2775 S US 40, Heber.

KPCW Winter Pledge Drive - March 2-5

KPCW, your nonprofit, community public radio station needs your support!  Call in during our on-air Pledge Drive MARCH 2nd-5th and check out our amazing online auction items all week through FRIDAY, MARCH 6th.

Timp Archery Spring Fling - March 5-8

It's that time of year!! We think this is the best arena shoot of the season! Make sure to set your calendars and join us! The Timpanogos Archery Competition will be at the Wasatch County Events Center on March 5-8, 2020 for it's annual 3D Spring Fling. With traditional archery classes for adults, bowhunter classes and youth classes this is a great way to learn more about the fastest growing sport in America! 

Wasatch High School Alumni Association Adult Prom - March 31

IT'S A COUNTRY THING W/ THE CHARLEY JENKINS BAND
Wasatch High School Commons Area
8:00 PM - Line Dance/Swing Instruction, 9:00 PM Dancing - $50 per couple, 
All proceeds go to fund scholarships for deserving graduating WHS Seniors

 

 

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