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Getting to know: Your Heber Valley Hospital

  • Posted On: 3/29/17 at 03:18 PM
Take a moment to get know our April Chamber member spotlight: Your Heber Valley Hospital and Staff. Heber Valley Hosptial gives patients the best of two worlds: We’re a small, community hospital that treats patients like family, but we’re also part of Intermountain Healthcare, one of the most respected hospital systems in the nation.

CRC Signs and Graphix March Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 3/6/17 at 01:43 PM
Beginning in 1997, CRC has served the sign and graphic needs of the Heber Valley. Starting out as a little two-man shop in the old Daybell Garage on Center Street in Midway, they have grown into a full-service branding company with five employees.

Suss Cookie Co Grand Opening

  • Posted On: 3/6/17 at 12:02 PM
Jess Larsen, owner of Suss Cookie Co, celebrated the grand opening of her new store and kitchen in Midway with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, March 4. Suss Cookie Co, located at 275 S Center in Midway, is a gourmet cookie company specializing in a dozen of different types of cookies. Larsen said orders can be made on social media at @susscookieco and in the coming days she will offer cookie classes.

Getting to Know: Community Health and Wellness

  • Posted On: 3/5/17 at 04:34 PM
Take a moment to get know our March Chamber member spotlight: Dr. Dummar and his staff at Community Health and Wellness. He and his staff of ten specialize in nutrition, acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, facials, medical herbalism, functional medicine, and mind and body medicine.

Tourism Expert Secret Shops Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 2/24/17 at 04:03 PM
On Friday, February 17, tourism and branding expert Roger Brooks gave a blunt, yet thorough assessment of the valley to about a hundred of Heber Valley’s businesses owners, tourism operators, and civic leaders during a presentation at the Homestead Resort.

Timpanogos Foot and Ankle Ribbon Cutting

  • Posted On: 2/16/17 at 10:22 AM
On Wednesday, February 15, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dr. Spencer Mortensen to Heber City as the new owner of Timpanogos Foot and Ankle. Previously, Dr. Mortensen worked in Colorado and when the opportunity to come to Utah and the Heber Valley opened up he took it.

Lee's Marketplace Named Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 2/10/17 at 10:00 AM
Lee’s Marketplace runs a variety of community based events and fundraisers, and one of their guiding principles is to keep they funds they raise in the local community. For example, they have a “Lee’s Trees” program in which they plant trees in city parks or neighborhoods as an incentive for customers to use reusable shopping bags. Additionally, just this last fall Lee’s in Heber raised $12,000 for the food back to help locals.

The Olympic Spirit Returns to Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 1/28/17 at 01:54 PM
During the next several days, Heber Valley residents will notice an increase in visitors—most of whom will be decked out in winter attire. This year, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center is hosting the USANA 2017 FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Cross Country Ski Championships, and 750 athletes and their families from 40 nations will be our special guests.

Midway Ice Castle Named Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 1/5/17 at 05:36 PM
The Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce recognizes the Ryan Davis and his crew at the Ice Castles as the Business of the Month for January. Set at the foot of the mountains in Midway at the Homestead resort, the Ice Castle is an immersive winter wonderland experience that appeals the young and young at heart. This year’s castle is made from between 6 and 8 million gallons of water, weighing in at a whopping 22 million pound. The two-acre castle on the driving range of the golf course is one of the largest castles built to date and will welcome tens of thousands through its courtyards, slides, slot canyons, and dazzling colorful walls.

Everyone needs 'A Good Spa Day' once and a while

  • Posted On: 12/5/16 at 10:54 AM
When the light went on inside Angie Sulser’s mind to open a spa in Heber Valley, she didn’t realize how quick her life would go from idea to execution. In just a few short months Sulser finds herself surrounded by friends, family and coworkers cutting a ribbon celebrating the grand opening of her new business, A Good Spa Day. Sulser has been in the beauty industry for years as a licensed massage therapist, but had recently taken some time away from the field. Now was the right time for her to take these steps and move forward in doing something she enjoys.

Heber's New Gastro pub

  • Posted On: 11/30/16 at 03:33 PM
Vanessa Kibble and her staff at Main Street Social held a ribbon cutting event with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, November 29 to celebrate Heber City’s newest restaurant. After months of renovations the 1880’s home at 98 South Main, guests are greeted to a menu and experience inspired from gastro pubs from across London and France, bringing a little international flare to the valley. From the menu of new aged American cuisine to the decor, is designed to give guests a social experience.

The Deer Valley Difference

  • Posted On: 11/1/16 at 12:14 PM
Since 1998, Deer Valley has been ranked as one of the top three ski resorts in North American by Ski Magazine, and many of those years as number one. An impressive accolade to be sure. Just as impressive as their ranking, is the effort and attention to detail staff at the resort go through to make sure each day spent on the mountain is a day worth remembering.

Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Best in the West

  • Posted On: 10/21/16 at 11:09 AM
Dozens of performers, musicians and poets from all over the country will converge on Heber Valley for the 22nd annual Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering, October 26 – 30 to croon, laugh and share folktales as they “celebrate the western way of life.”

Family first attitude creates lasting success at Miro Industries and Rooftop Anchor

  • Posted On: 9/9/16 at 02:39 PM
Family first. That’s the attitude or guiding principle most of the employees at Miro Industries and Rooftop Anchor will say is the secret to the company’s lasting success. Success that comes in the form of constant, consistent growth, even during down turns in the national economy. Success that leads to working with some of the nation’s top large-scale companies such as, John Deer, Lockheed Martin, Georgia Pacific, and many others. And success that sees the creation of new products, with patents and trademarks that transform the industry.

Best Western Plus hotel Breaks ground in Heber City

  • Posted On: 9/7/16 at 11:30 AM
On Tuesday, September 6, business and city leaders gathered near 1200 South and Highway 40 for a ground breaking ceremony for a new Best Western Plus hotel. Owner, Stephen Henderson and his group, began working on this project to bring another branded hotel to the area over a year ago. This will be the first new hotel in Heber in 17 years. The hotel will have 82 rooms, with family suites, indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. Henderson is excited for the new opportunity and expects construction to be completed May 2017.

Lower Scores and higher funds raised at Chamber Golf tournament

  • Posted On: 8/24/16 at 11:02 AM
Nearly a hundred golfers from local businesses and chamber members gathered at Solider Hollow Golf Course raising over $8,000 for community-based projects for the valley. As the “funnest golf tournament in the valley,” the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce uses this annual tournament to help raise funds for local projects and to give the players a good time.

Grand Valley Bank holds ribbon cutting celebration at new location

  • Posted On: 8/1/16 at 11:35 AM
On Thursday, July 28, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated with Midway City officials, bank staff, members of the community and bank CEO Paul Briardy the grand opening of Grand Valley Bank on Midway Main Street. Ryan Starks, executive director of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce said the growth of Grand Valley Bank in Heber Valley means good things for the local economy.

Stuart Ashe to head Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

  • Posted On: 7/28/16 at 02:12 PM
Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation taps industry veterans for two key leadership positions. Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF) announces the hiring of Lisa Bennion Rasmussen as Vice President of Marketing & Development and Stuart Ashe as the new General Manager of Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. Rasmussen and Ashe will start in their respective roles on July 18th.

Construction Update July 2016

  • Posted On: 7/26/16 at 01:43 PM
Over the past two years Heber Valley has seen a quite a bit of growth. So much so that Wasatch County is in the top ten fastest growing counties in the nation. Much of that growth has been residential homes bringing new families and people to the area, which has create economic opportunity and necessitated school expansions. Read more about some of the major projects underway in the Valley.

EDC Utah Investor Spotlight: Wasatch County

  • Posted On: 6/4/16 at 09:56 AM
The Economic Development Corporation of Utah, edcUtah, recently spotlighted Wasatch County as one of their business investors. In the spotlight EdcUtah mentions our fast growing population, our Olympic legacy, and our dedication to finding and retaining high paying jobs for our community.

Tourism Expert Shares Immutable Rules of Successful Tourism

  • Posted On: 5/20/16 at 04:01 PM
Tourism and Economic Development go hand in hand. Very often one influences the other. Tourism and branding expert Roger Brooks has been helping communities throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond reach their tourism and economic goals for the past 30 years. Recently he spoke to business, civic, and tourism leaders during the monthly chamber lunch about how Heber Valley can strengthen its brand identity, increase valuable partnerships, and many other ideas.

Highway 40 Update

  • Posted On: 5/16/16 at 01:56 PM
UDOT has begun a bridge maintenance project on Highway 40. The following information comes from UDOT. Additional information about the project will be posted throughout it's duration as it becomes available from UDOT. The U.S. 40 bridge maintenance project is underway from MP 3-9. Thank you for your cooperation and help to inform the public about this project! Beginning May 16, the eastbound direction will be restricted to one lane permanently while they finish the crossover configuration. The traffic crossover to eastbound lanes is scheduled to occur on May 21, at night. UDOT will let you know when it does happen.

Heber Valley Hosts Golf Media Event

  • Posted On: 5/11/16 at 04:19 PM
After months of preparation, the 26th annual spring conference for the International Network of Golf (ING) has finally arrived to the Heber Valley to experience the best of Utah golf. Some 100 plus conference goers will attend this year’s spring conference, representing many sectors of the golf industry from manufacturers to tournament planners to media writers and executives. During the conference participates will network, work on industry trends, and of course play golf.

Heber City Dental Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Posted On: 4/25/16 at 05:00 PM
On Friday, April 22, Mark and Jill Dorrough held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new business, Heber City Dental at 1232 South 345 East in Heber near Tractor Supply. Dr. Mark Dorrough has been practicing general dentistry in Oregon for the past 20 years, until recently when he sold his business to start a new practice in Heber. Before selling his practice in Oregon, Mark and his wife looked at a variety of economic factors to help them decide on where to go. They looked at growth trends of the valley, family size, average home price, education level and more to determine that Heber Valley was the best fit for them.

Made in Heber Valley: A blog that changes lives

  • Posted On: 4/8/16 at 01:10 PM
From inside a small white house on Heber City’s Main Street the lives of millions of people worldwide are changed by what comes from within those walls. It’s not a knickknack that you can buy, or a service that will come to your house, but rather its words. Ideas. Inspiration. A blog. Sharing one good thing each day to help make life better.The next time you drive down Main Street in Heber and pass by the little white house remember that people in this valley helping to shape this world and that is definitely one of many good things.

"Marketing Through Video" with Jeff Kohler

  • Posted On: 3/4/16 at 10:00 AM
On February 16, Jeff Kohler with Cocoa Productions spoke at the Chamber Luncheon at UVU about adding video production into the marketing mix for small businesses. If you weren't able to make it to his presentation here is a record version.

Heber Valley Railroad seeks public's help in securing premium coach

  • Posted On: 2/29/16 at 10:12 AM
Friends and patrons of the historic Heber Valley Railroad are being called upon to help support the mission of the railroad through donations to purchase a premium coach. Aquiring the additional coach would provide riders a greater experience with "First Class" choice.

Heber Valley To Host Prestigious Golf Media Conference

  • Posted On: 2/25/16 at 02:53 PM
Over 100 of the top golf broadcasters, writers, and editors from media outlets across the nation will converge on Heber Valley this spring for the 2016 International Network of Golf Spring Conference. Already hosting this conference has created a stir in the media for golf in the Heber Valley. Read the latest from the folks at ING about the upcoming conference.

Heber Valley Visitor Center Upgrades

  • Posted On: 2/5/16 at 02:00 PM
Heber Valley Visitor Center has been undergoing some changes over the past few years, from redoing the banister out front, clearing out the inside, to reroofing the building. That's just what's happened so far. There is more to come. If you haven't been in the Visitor Center in awhile it's time to swing by again.

Redmond Named to Forbes Best Small Companies in America

  • Posted On: 2/3/16 at 01:46 PM
Making any one of Forbes lists is kind of a big deal. But when they name your company as one of the Best Small Companies in America, that's especially noteworthy. Redmond, based right here in the Heber Valley, is one of those noteworthy companies, and the only one in Utah to make the list.