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Chamber Newsletter Headline 2017
 October 4, 2017
DIRECTOR'S LETTER

What to do about Main Street?  These words echoed through the conference room early in 2017 when Roger Brooks, a community branding expert, shared his assessment of Heber City to an audience of more than 100 community leaders.  As part of a program aimed at enhancing tourism economies, the Utah Office of Tourism and the Heber Valley Tourism and Economic Development Agency invited Roger Brooks to spend a week in the Heber Valley and to provide a direct and honest assessment of his perception of the community.

Like a bag of trail mix, Roger’s assessment focused on the tasteful and distasteful parts of the community and what can be done to solve some of our issues.  The first area he addressed was Heber City’s Main Street and the challenges it presents.

Since the time of the 2002 Olympics, the greater Heber Valley area has become a well-known destination where people want to live and play.  In the year 2000, the population of Wasatch County was merely 15,215.  Now, less than 20 years later, the population has doubled as more than 30,000 residents have made their home in Heber Valley.  Just recently, the U.S. Census Bureau listed Wasatch County as the 7th fastest growing county in the United States with a 4.8 percent growth rate.  By the year 2040, the population of Wasatch County is projected to reach 60,000.

So, what does this historical and projected population growth mean to Main Street in Heber City?  For starters, it is important to point out that Main Street is part of State Highway 40 and is governed by the Utah Department of Transportation—not Heber City or Wasatch County.  This means stoplights, road maintenance, and traffic signage falls under UDOT’s jurisdiction.  According to recent UDOT data, approximately 28,000 vehicle trips occur on Main Street every day—a number that is considered the breaking point for what the road is designed to handle. Read more

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
IMG_3612Like milk and cookies, Jessica Larson, founder and owner of Suss Cookie Company, has the perfect combination of business know how and love of baking that has launched her company into the shining success it is today.

Suss Cookie (pronounced like the famed Dr. Suess) operates out of a small shop on Center Street in Midway, but don’t let the size of the building fool you. From this shop Larson and her team of 10 can crank out a staggering number of cookies each day, around 1,500. Ask her what makes her cookies so special and she’ll tell you it takes quality ingredients, and a whole lot of “love.” Read more

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

AM Bank
Take a moment to get know our September Chamber member spotlight: AMBank specializes in banking; commercial and consumer loans, deposit products, online and traditional transactions, and savings products for individual and businesses. AMBank currently has 4 employees at their Heber location. Their employees are dedicated, knowledgeable professionals who have a reputation for integrity, fair dealing, and civic involvement. We are community oriented and regularly show that commitment by our involvement in organizations, such as, local schools and universities, Kids on the Move, Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Utah Valley Home Builders Association and others. Read more...

NEW MEMBERS
 

The Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following businesses who joined the organization or renewed their membership in September:

Cocoa Productions, www.cocoaproductions.com

CRC Designs, www.crcsigns.com

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, www.hebervalleyartisancheese.com

Ace Rescue Computer Solutions, www.acerescue.net

Strawberry Bay Marina, www.strawberrybay.com

Three Lakes Development, www.3lakesdevelopment.com

Cameron Boyd with EXP Realty, www.cameronboyd.com

Mountain View Fellowship, www.mvfchurch.com

Spin Cafe, www.gohebervalley.com/The-Spin-Cafe

Zermatt Resort, www.zermattresort.com

Labrum Chevy, Ford, Buick, www.Labrumchevrolet.comwww.LabrumFord.com

Deer Creek Childrens Dentistry, www.deercreekchildrensdentistry.com

Rising Sun Renewals, www.risingsunrenewal.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 2-30, 2017
Kohler Creamery Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Our hay maze and pumpkin patch offer a local option for those looking to enjoy the sights and sounds of real working dairy farm– complete with large hay bales and a few scattered cow pies. 

October 4-7, 2017
Holes by Louis Sachar
Timpanogos Valley Theatre proudly presents Holes by Louis Sachar a screenplay adaptation. Enjoy this show during the evenings through October 7.

October 4-14, 2017
Mary Poppins
Wasatch High School Performing Arts presents Mary Poppins, a musical based upon the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Box Office open at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets can also be purchased online at https://whsheberut.booktix.com.

October 5-30, 2017
Pumpkin Train
Bring your kids to the annual Pumpkin Train at the Heber Valley Railroad. You will be entertained by costumed characters while enjoying a pumpkin cookie aboard a 40 minute train ride. Back at the depot you can tour the haunted train car and take home a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  

October 6-31, 2017
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides
Haunted Wagon Rides are intended to be appropriate and entertaining for all age groups, including families with younger children. However, please be aware that the later it gets in the evening the experience naturally becomes more scary because of the darkness.

October 7-31, 2017
Homestead Resort Scarecrow Festival
Take a walk through the Homestead Resort and admire the dozens of scarecrows set up by local businesses. Ask for a ballot from the front desk and vote for your favorite one. The Scarecrow Walk is open 7 days a week and is free.

October 13-31, 2017
Nightwalk
Nightwalk is a local family friendly haunted house raising money for Make-a-Wish Foundation. Nightwalk has three passes to make the experience enjoyable for all ages/scare levels.  

October 14, 2017
Zermatt Zombie Run
The Zermatt Zombie Run is a fun 5K run that starts at 9pm at the hotel with hauntings from the Headless Horseman. Lace up your shoes and join us for the first ever Zermatt Zombie Run on Saturday, October 14th at 9 pm! 

October 23, 2017
Pumpkin Patch at House and Home
Stop by House and Home Boutique in Midway for a free pumpkin, pumpkin painting, treats, sales and holiday photo op. - Pumpkins are for children 12 and under please. 

October 25-29, 2017
Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Cowboy Poets tell tales of the Western life through rhythm and rhyme, they will make you laugh and make you cry, and in the end you'll be forever grateful for the old cowboy tales.Heber Valley’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair includes western booths with arts, crafts and cowboy gear, mountain man camp, cowboy church and nonstop cowboy poetry and entertainment. Learn more at www.hebervalleycowboypoetry.com

October 28, 2017
Halloween and Day of the Dead Costume Party
Wear your best, funniest or scariest costume! $300 1st prize, $150 2nd prize, $75 3rd prize (Tarahumara Food Tab). Contest and party are limites to adults 21+ years old. Cantina only.

MEMBER SHOWCASE

UMELF NewsWe are excited to offer this new program to our members. The Member Showcase is a monthly program where Chamber members come to discuss their business to each individual department at the Heber Valley Chamber. A representative from the communications, marketing, visitor services, digital content, and social media teams will be present. 

This Chamber of Commerce program is used all over the country to learn more about members and help promote. 

We will have our next member showcase Friday,October 20 at 10:30 am. We will showcase eight businesses each month. Each presentation will be timed so that we stay within an hour timeframe for the meeting. To register for the next meeting please email Jessica@gohebervalley.com.

 

IN THE NEWS
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Making Feedback a Habit
Have you ever wondered what you could do to make your business better? Or what would make your employees or customers happier? Or even wondered what your business does exceptionally well? According to Jack Zenger, found and CEO of Zenger Folkman a leadership training firm, the answer is simple – Just ask!

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Utah Man Sets Sights on State's Pumpkin Record

CHAMBER LUNCHEON
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Heber Valley Chamber Luncheon
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meet the Candidates
Learn about their positions on supporting local businesses

UVU Wasatch Campus
3111 College Drive

This luncheon is sponsored by:
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RSVP Today

Wasatch Back Grill will be catering the event. Please RSVP by Friday, October 13 at 4:00 pm.

 
MEMBER NEWS
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The Heber Valley Chamber is excited to announce the opportunity to promote your business by participating in Member to Member discounts and notices.

Chamber members are invited to offer special deals to other Chamber members. These deals will be exclusive to members of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce and their employees. The deals will be sent to Chamber members on the 20th of each month by email.

Our goal by adding this exclusive benefit is to encourage the use of local businesses and to support our Chamber members. To participate fill out the form on our website.

If you would like more information please contact Jessica@gohebervalley.com


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Sleepy Hollow Wagon Rides

Heber Valley Chamber Members receive a 50% discount for this weekend, October 6 & 7. Book online with dicount code SHKickOff .
BOOK NOW


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