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Dairy Keen August Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 8/9/17 at 03:49 PM
If you have ever been to the Dairy Keen, and most of Utah has, you can tell by the crowd that it’s one of the most popular burger, fries and shakes destinations in Heber Valley. What it takes to serve that many people is nothing short of staggering. In a single day they can go through 20 gallons, yes that’s gallons, of fry sauce, 5 gallons of their homemade ranch, over a weekend they can go through 325 gallons of soft serve ice cream, and through the course of a year serve nearly 2 million people.

Get to know: GDA Engineers

  • Posted On: 8/8/17 at 03:29 PM
Take a moment to get know our August Chamber member spotlight: GDA Engineers is an engineering, surveying, planning, and GIS firm. They have 8 employees in Heber and 36 employees in their three offices combined.

Labrum Auto July Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 7/13/17 at 03:52 PM
For their continued service to the Heber Valley and commitment to the community, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Labrum Auto Group as the July Business of the Month.

Dairy Keen Spotlighted by Zions Bank

  • Posted On: 6/30/17 at 02:26 PM
When speaking about Utah destinations, it doesn’t get more iconic than Dairy Keen – Home of the Train in Heber City. This local favorite has been around for 70 years and is known for their famous shakes, Train Burgers with ham and French fries. 

Road to Understanding: The Price of Growth

  • Posted On: 6/15/17 at 04:04 PM
Each week KSL has been featuring a different community that faces challenges and opportunities. This week Alex Cabero visited Heber Valley and shares the story about the Price of Growth.

June Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 6/8/17 at 10:52 AM
The Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to honor Mountain Valley RV Resort as the June Business of the Month for their dedication to a high level of customer and quality service that is being recognized throughout the industry.

Get to know: A Good Spa Day

  • Posted On: 6/7/17 at 11:45 AM
Take a moment to get know our June Chamber member spotlight: A Good Spa Day is a great place to go when you need to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate. They offer an extensive array of services to meet all of your beauty and relaxation needs. Services include massage, skin care, nail care, body treatments, and nail packages.

Sparks Furniture Celebrates Grand Opening

  • Posted On: 6/2/17 at 03:52 PM
The Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Cameron Sparks and his team at Sparks Furniture, 84 South Main Street, to the Heber Valley. Sparks Furniture specializes in Ashley furniture products.

SleepWellness to Offer Healthier Sleep

  • Posted On: 5/26/17 at 02:55 PM
Heber Valley is now home to SleepWellness, a brand new sleep store committed to helping people who are serious about their health get the healthiest sleep they can. SleepWellness offers the highest quality mattresses, pillows, and bedding, as well as cutting-edge sleep technologies.

May Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 5/11/17 at 08:51 AM
The Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Wasatch Mountain State Park and Golf Course as the Business of the Month of May. This year the state park system will celebrate 60 years of serving Utah. Wasatch Mountain became a state park in 1961. Since then the park has grown to over 22,000 acres making it the third largest park in Utah.

Getting to Know: The Hiking Inn

  • Posted On: 5/9/17 at 12:00 PM
Take a moment to get know our April Chamber member spotlight: The Hiking Inn, located in the Swiss-inspired town of Midway, Utah in the beautiful Heber Valley. It promises extraordinary comfort and hospitality during your stay. With 5 beautifully-decorated guest suites offering luxury amenities, a delicious cheese platter at check-in, fresh cookies in the evening, healthy gourmet breakfasts and several options for hiking tours, The Hiking Inn is the perfect lodging choice for your mountain getaway!

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.