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Learn about the latest, exciting news in the Heber Valley by scrolling through the stories below.  To view previous years' news stories, click here.

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UVU Wasatch named May Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 5/8/18 at 03:24 PM
At the north end of the Heber Valley sits the Utah Valley University Wasatch Camps. The building houses education course for students looking to begin college course work in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Many people may not realize is that despite a quiet façade, the Campus offers many different opportunities for traditional college students, as well as the community.

Gravity Coalition Ribbon Cutting

  • Posted On: 5/7/18 at 04:24 PM
Heber Valley has a new destination for outdoor gear, Gravity Coalition. Located on historic Midway Main Street, Gravity Coalition provides outdoor products such as Salomon, Klymit, Kelty, North Face, Jetboil, and more. Store owners, Jennie and Kody Hoover recently held the grand opening of their store on Monday, May 7 with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce. The store is located at 269 E Main Street in Midway. For more information about Gravity Coalition visit

Get to Know: Dirks Media Management

  • Posted On: 5/7/18 at 02:22 PM
Take a moment to get to know Seth Dirks with Dirks Media Management. Dirks Media Management is an internet marketing agency in Heber City, Utah. They use the power of social media and website design to give your business the attention it deserves. The business is currently run by Seth and his wife, Haylie, they are hoping to expand this year.

Doulaed, a new source for women's health needs

  • Posted On: 4/27/18 at 08:46 AM
The Heber Valley Chamber welcomed Michelle Holmes to the chamber on Friday, April 27 during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at her home, the site of her business Doulaed. Some of the services provided by Doulaed include childbirth and postpartum services, childbirth education, and doula training and mentoring.

Snake Creek Grill April Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 4/4/18 at 07:49 PM
There is an old saying that says "If you can stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen." The truth of the saying for professional chefs is if you can't stand the hours and don't have a passion for it, you won't be able to stand the heat. For Dean Hottle the heat, the hours and the creativity are part of the burning passion he has to cook.

Getting to Know: Electrolysis by Janene

  • Posted On: 4/3/18 at 02:25 PM
Take a moment to get to know Janene Zimmerman with Electrolysis by Janene. Janene moved to Heber Valley 14 months ago but has been in the hair removal business for 28 years. Janene specializes in electrolysis. Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. Regardless of the cause - heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions - electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair and reveal a glowing, more confident you. Electrolysis is very safe and, unlike depilatories or bleaches, no harsh chemicals are used. Janene enjoys helping her customers feel their best by becoming hair free. 

Mountain Refined March Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 3/7/18 at 02:17 PM
For the past 14 years, Nicole Ferguson of Mountain Refined, formally Mountain Lodge Furnishings, has been learning the ropes, or more appropriately, the fabrics and materials, of running a successful home furnishing store in the Heber Valley. She has learned much about color, design, flow, symmetry, art, and interior design all in the name of helping her clients transform a house into their dream home.

Get to Know: Amplified Minds

  • Posted On: 3/2/18 at 04:06 PM
Take a moment to get to know Amplified Minds. Here at Amplified Minds, our purpose is to be your X factor. We have designed our company, products and services to provide the missing link between you and the lifestyle you want to live. We’ve been through many of your challenges already, and have overcome those challenges to succeed in multiple areas with multiple businesses. Allow us to provide you with the information guaranteed to help you succeed with the right application and to help you go from A to Z with the least amount of resistance. Our desire is to support you, and your purpose, and guide you on your pathway to success in any industry.

People's Health Clinic Opens Wasatch Location

  • Posted On: 2/14/18 at 12:55 PM
On Monday, February 12, members from the medical community gathered together to celebrate the grand opening a new location of the People’s Health Clinic in Wasatch County at the Heber Valley Hospital. The new clinic will begin offering OB care, family planning, cancer screenings, and well woman health services with the hope to expand as demands and needs grow.

Midway Mercantile Opens for business

  • Posted On: 2/12/18 at 02:34 PM
There's a new name in town in the restaurant business and it's Midway Mercantile. After a much anticipated wait and extensive restoration and renovation they are finally open for business. John Platt and his wife Sandra are excited to offer new American Fair at their restaurant. Read more about their business.

UPS Store February Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 2/6/18 at 09:28 AM
16 years ago, the Heber Valley was quite different from what it is today. The population hadn’t exploded, new businesses where still hesitant to invest into the Wasatch back. So, for a store, such as the UPS Store, that relies on serving the business and general public’s shipping, printing, copying and a myriad of logistic needs, the Heber Valley could have been a risk. For Julie Giles owner and operator of the Heber Valley UPS store it has been the perfect recipe for success.

Get to Know: MeriAnn Boxall with Innovative Real Estate

  • Posted On: 2/5/18 at 08:00 AM
Take a moment to get to know MeriAnn Boxall a local realtor with Innovative Real Estate. MeriAnn is one of five realtors at Innovative Realty. She serves clients in Wasatch, Summit, Salt Lake, Provo, and Wayne Counties. MeriAnn exemplifies integrity and honesty in all of her daily dealings. A Utah native, she has a passion for our unique landscape and a commitment to the future of our communities. She loves being outdoors, boating, hiking, and trail running in the mountains. MeriAnn has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a commitment to her clients that will go beyond basic requirements of excellent customer representation.

Guild Mortgage January Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 1/10/18 at 11:01 AM
Some might think there isn’t a lot to get passionate about in the home mortgage industry. There’s paperwork, hours of it in fact. There’s fact checking and rechecking. There’s booms and busts in the market. So maybe these are the least glamorous parts of the mortgage industry, but for Tom Stone, and his team at Guild Mortgage in Heber, it’s really about helping families realize their dreams.

Get to know: Scott James Jewelry

  • Posted On: 1/8/18 at 11:45 AM
Take a moment to get to know Scott James Jewelry, our January Chamber member spotlight. After taking a shop class at Wasatch High School, Scott decided to pursue his passion of working with metals and open up his own jewelry and engraving store. Scott James Jewelry manufactures fine custom jewelry and also offers jewelry repair and engraving services. Scott James Jewelry has been in business in Heber Valley for 10 years and employs 5 residents.

Chamber Christmas Gala a huge success

  • Posted On: 12/11/17 at 11:55 AM
Last week, on December 7, nearly 200 guests came out to support the first annual Christmas Gala at Soldier Hollow Grill hosted by the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce. This event was created to be a fun and formal evening to celebrate the season with food, entertainment and a lot of laughs. We hope for those that attended we were able to deliver on these promises.

Wright Ortho December Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 12/5/17 at 12:03 PM
It’s been said the quickest route between to points is a straight line. For some of us getting where we want to end up takes a few twists, a couple of curves, or maybe a route recalculation. For Dr. Todd Wright of Wright Orthodontics, a Heber native, knew he wanted to end up back in his home town, but the route getting here changed along the way.

Get to know: Rob Bolick (attorney at Durham Jones & Pinegar)

  • Posted On: 12/4/17 at 12:31 PM
Take a moment to get know our December Chamber member spotlight: Rob Bolick (attorney at Durham Jones and Pinegar). While Mr. Bolick has been practicing law for over 30 years, he has recently expanded his practice to Heber Valley offering the best asset protection in the state.

BW Plus Heber Valley Hotel Open for Business

  • Posted On: 11/17/17 at 10:49 AM
Heber Valley welcomed a new hotel to the area on Friday, November 17 as the Best Western Plus Heber Valley Hotel hosted an open house and ribbon cutting for the community.

Uinta Rec. November Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 11/16/17 at 04:26 PM
When you grow up loving being outside and enjoying adventures in the great outdoors, it’s only natural to want to share that love with others. Adam Pulley, owner and operator of Uinta Recreation in Heber City, has found that just as much as he loves being in the outdoors, he loves helping others experience nature, especially when it’s at full throttle.

Get to know: Wasatch Travel

  • Posted On: 11/8/17 at 06:23 AM
Take a moment to get to know Wasatch Travel, our November Chamber member spotlight: Wasatch Travel is a local travel agency who specializes in family travel including, but not limited to: Hawaii, Disney, cruises and Europe. The owner Krista loves Hawaii or any beach and is excited to create smooth travel plans for you.

Natural Grocers offers chance to win free groceries

  • Posted On: 10/19/17 at 09:53 AM
Natural Grocers will open a new store in Heber City, Utah, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, providing the community with organic produce, naturally-raised meats, free-range eggs, pasture-based dairy, and GMO-free prepackaged bulk products. On opening day, Natural Grocers will host a Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes1, in which nine customers will win Natural Grocers gift cards ranging in value from $10 to $100 per week for six months.

Chamber of Commerce Hosts Heber City Candidates

  • Posted On: 10/17/17 at 04:53 PM
On Tuesday, October 17, candidates vying for Heber City Council and Mayor positions met with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce for a “meet the candidate” event at UVU Wasatch campus.

Rising Sun Renewal brings health options to valley

  • Posted On: 10/13/17 at 12:52 PM
Heber Valley has a new destination for natural holistic health options with the grand opening of Rising Sun Renewal.

Signarama holds grand opening in Midway

  • Posted On: 10/6/17 at 02:36 PM
Formerly CRC Design, Signarama is still run by the same friendly and professional staff from CRC, but with the change comes new products, and opportunity for the Colemans.

Suss Cookie Co, October Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 10/3/17 at 04:23 PM
Like 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.

Directors Letter: What to do about Main Street

  • Posted On: 10/3/17 at 01:04 PM
So, what do we do about Main Street?  Traffic congestion doesn’t seem to be improving anytime soon.  What we can do, though, is invest into the necessary infrastructure on Main Street to provide people an experience they’ll enjoy—not just endure.

Get to Know: AMBank

  • Posted On: 10/3/17 at 11:00 AM
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.

Making Feedback a Habit

  • Posted On: 9/18/17 at 04:17 PM
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!

Les Schwab September Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 9/10/17 at 03:23 PM
You’ve heard it a hundred times on the radio, tv, and even read it in their advertising, but for Les Schwab of Heber City, doing the right thing is more than a tagline, it’s really how they do business.

Get to Know: Lee Insurance Agency

  • Posted On: 9/6/17 at 02:10 PM
Take a moment to get know our September Chamber member spotlight: Lee Insurance Agency. Lee Insurance specializes in Medicare, health, property, and casualty insurance.