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Heber Valley Newsletter

The Heber Valley Newsletter highlights the many excited activities and events that take place in the area. It is also a way of showcasing some of the area's amazing dining and lodging options. Click below to review the current and previous newsletters for visitors and members of the Heber Valley Chamber.

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November: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 11/17/17 at 07:22 AM
November is an exciting month for the Chamber and our businesses. A few years ago, we established “Keep it Local” as one of the Chamber’s top priorities. Since that time, we’ve purchased street banners, promoted the concept on social media, and utilized the power of PR to further this initiative. To culminate our efforts this year, we are hosting the fifth-annual “Shop Local Saturday” on Saturday, November 25 at the Midway City town square.

Refreshing Fall Adventures in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 10/26/17 at 11:28 AM
Join the Bar J Wranglers for an emotional show as they pay tribute to fellow western musician, and one of the gatherings favorite performers, Rory Feek. After setting his guitar down at the 2015 Gathering, Feek will return to the stage for a cameo appearance for a heartfelt performance.

October: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 10/4/17 at 02:27 PM
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.

Local Secrets, Events, Lodging and Activity Discounts, and More

  • Posted On: 9/27/17 at 03:39 PM
Heber Valley is one of the most beautiful sections of Utah—and it’s filled with a variety of options for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Where do you get started? We went straight to the source, asking locals what they would recommend for first-time visitors to Heber Valley.

September: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 9/7/17 at 03:38 PM
As many of you may have heard, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development office welcomed Governor Herbert’s state-wide 25k jobs tour to the UVU Wasatch Campus. We had large crowds of business leaders who met with dozens of organizations from around the state. The meeting concluded with Lt. Governor Spencer Cox addressing the audience. He commended Wasatch County on the strength of our economy and committed to provide state resources wherever needed. While there was a lot of excitement and energy, we still have a lot to do to strengthen our economy.

Labor Day Events, Bucket-list Ideas, Travel Deals, and More

  • Posted On: 8/23/17 at 03:35 PM
If you think the Soldier Hollow Classic is simply for shepherds then you would be mistaken. The classic is more than this, actually a whole lot more. Hands down the main draw of the classic is to watch the handler and border collie become one as they masterfully guide the sheep through, over and around obstacles. It’s an amazing sight to behold to watch how all this is done with just the sound of whistles.

August: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 8/10/17 at 01:57 PM
The month of August is an exciting time for members of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce. Just two years ago, we created a committee to help assess the value of sponsoring an annual golf tournament. Up until that point, very few people attended our golf outings, and our purpose for playing was never clear. The committee helped set a vision for making the golf tournament the most fun gathering in town.

Summer Stories, Events, and Activities

  • Posted On: 7/27/17 at 09:30 AM
Check out Wasatch County Fair Days for a week full of fun and exciting events. From the Demolition Derby that kicks things off with a “bang” to the Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo that caps off a week a fun, the Wasatch County Fair Days is sure to have something fun for everyone to enjoy.

July: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 7/25/17 at 03:03 PM
As you may have noticed, things in the Heber Valley are busier than ever. Two weeks ago, Rocky Mountain Care broke ground to build a new, 51,000 square-foot facility on 1200 S. Last month, a new medical center broke ground—also on 1200 South. Just days ago, the Heber Valley Chamber staff toured the expansion of the Heber Valley hospital—an endeavor that will benefit the community for years to come.

Explore New Heights this Summer in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 6/29/17 at 03:38 PM
Within Utah's Wasatch Mountains and Heber Valley are endless recreation opportunities, beautiful scenery, and an abundance of wildlife. The region is frequented by outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, including those who love all-terrain adventures.

June: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 6/3/17 at 10:19 AM
If you were to summarize the state of our local economy, what words would you use? Many people, including the Chamber staff, would use the following terms: dynamic, growing, evolving, and robust. These terms are the result of many existing businesses expanding and other new businesses making their home in the Heber Valley.

Make it a Summer to Remember in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 5/24/17 at 03:02 PM
Celebrate the longest day of the year, June 21 with this great Heber Valley celebration! Includes many free activities throughout the day. Short, scenic 40-minute round trip train rides are just $5, and run throughout the day and evening.

May: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 5/10/17 at 09:29 AM
As you have probably seen, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce invested into multi-colored street banners with the following messages: Shop Local, Play Local, and Dine Local. While these banners have decorated our main streets for nearly a year, the programming behind each message continues to develop. Beginning early this summer, Wasatch County residents will be able to pick up a “Play Local” card from the Heber Valley Visitors Center.

When the BIG fish isn't the only prize you are after

  • Posted On: 4/26/17 at 09:25 AM
Wasatch Mountain State Park has teamed up with DWR to place 60 Tagged Fish disbursed between May 24th and August 19th in their pond! Come test out your fishing skills this summer at the Wasatch Mountain State Park Children's Fishing Pond. (Adults are required to have fishing licenses, and children are required to be accompanied by a licensed adult).

April: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 4/4/17 at 08:59 AM
Now that Spring has arrived, business expansion is in full swing. During the past couple of weeks, Chamber members Probst Electric and Rooftop Anchor have expanded into new facilities, while others like Mrs. Call’s Candy Co. and the Heber Valley hospital are in the process of expanding their existing facilities. Many other businesses continue expanding which is a positive reflection of the health of our economy.

Get your Grub on in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 3/22/17 at 09:05 AM
Did you know that Heber Valley has over 30 non-chain restaurants? How amazing is that? This March 27 - April 1 is your chance to get out and tantalize your tastebuds with great lunch and dinner specials. All you have to do is thumb through the special Dina-About menu, decide what sounds good for lunch and dinner then just head to the restaurant. No tickets or coupons necessary.

March: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 3/8/17 at 10:52 AM
Last month, the Heber Valley welcomed Roger Brooks—a renowned branding expert who has consulted with thousands of towns and cities throughout the world. Roger’s purpose in visiting our valley was to secret shop our community. During his week-long stay, Roger identified many things our community is doing well. On the other hand, he also discovered many areas where we can improve.

Historic and High Adventure Awaits in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 2/22/17 at 09:12 AM
Passion can be its own force of nature. It drives us to become better, to do better, to try harder, and to follow our dreams. It takes passion to dedicate your life in honing your craft. The mechanics, machinists, and steel workers at the Heber Valley Railroad exhibit their passion for rail car and steam engine each day they go to work.

February: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 2/6/17 at 04:13 PM
The strength of our local business community also consists of hard work, determination, and a winning mentality. During the past five years, all economic indicators have shown major increases as our businesses have innovated, adapted, and never given up. We have witnessed unprecedented business growth and expansion. With that in mind, the purpose of this month’s newsletter is to honor the hard work and determination of our many great businesses and Chamber members. For us, you are our winning champions for whom we cheer.

Make it a Weekend to Remember in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 1/25/17 at 09:22 AM
Western 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. Join us on February 17 - 18, 2017 at Soldier Hollow for this fast action sport! Register your team now at http://www.skijoringutah.com/! Skijoring is an egalitarian event open to any and everyone who has a passion for horses or skiing, or both. And if your love for these two also includes fast speeds and friendly competition, then skijoring may just be your calling.

Winter is Magical In Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 1/4/17 at 10:27 AM
An unforgettable winter experience will return to Midway, Utah this season, bringing millions of tourism dollars with it. Utah-based Ice Castles has already started construction on their Midway winter wonderland and opened December 27. The Utah-based company creates magical winter experiences unlike any other. Artisans spend 4,000 hours combined dripping and shaping icicles while embedding them with color-changing LED lights to create life-size fairy tale playgrounds.

January: Heber Valley Insider

  • Posted On: 1/3/17 at 11:14 AM
The new year is officially here, and 2017 looks brighter than ever. We concluded the annual Chamber Christmas lunch with great entertainment and by honoring Brent and Mary Kelly as the citizens of the year—an award given by the Heber Valley Rotary Club. Looking to this year, we anticipate continued success in our membership, in our monthly lunches, and within the programs we support to benefit our local businesses.

Heber Valley Insider December 2016

  • Posted On: 12/9/16 at 01:14 AM
The past 12 months have been as busy and productive as ever. This year, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce added 40 new members, participated in more than 20 ribbon cuttings, and raised more funds to promote our businesses than any previous year. Additionally, the economic state of our community is stable, and all indicators point to continued business growth in Wasatch County.

Heber Valley Insider November 2016

  • Posted On: 11/1/16
As Thanksgiving approaches, we can look back on the year with much gratitude for the many great things happening in Heber Valley. To date, we have 175 chamber members who are active in promoting their businesses. To help remind our residents to support our Wasatch County businesses, we are gearing up for another exciting “Keep it Local” campaign which will coincide with the national Shop Local Saturday and will begin later in November.

Cowboy Round-up in Heber Valley this Week

  • Posted On: 10/23/16 at 10:18 AM
It's time again for Heber Valley's annual Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering. This event takes place the last weekend in October each year featuring a talented lineup of western musicians and cowboy poets from around the country. This year they are bringing back some of the cowboy favorites including: Bar J Wranglers, Michael Martin Murphey, Suzy Bogguss, and New West. We are also looking forward to The Highwaymen Live - a tribute to Waylon, Willie, and Cash - new this year.

Exciting Things are Happening in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 9/8/16 at 11:12 AM
A lot of exciting things are happening in the Heber Valley. Just a few weeks ago, the Heber Valley Chamber completed its annual golf tournament and raised just over $8,000 – doubling last year’s proceeds. These funds will be used to further the Chamber and its efforts to strengthen our community. Our valley also just concluded two major events: Swiss Days and the Sheepdog Championships at Soldier Hollow. Both events are unique to the area and provide great exposure to our valley.

Colors are Changing, Prices are Falling, and Fun is Happening in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 8/23/16 at 03:12 PM
Labor Day weekend is surely the busiest time of year in Heber Valley’s picturesque town of Midway. This is thanks in part to the popularity of the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship, a homegrown festival that has gained world renown. Now in its 14th year, the Soldier Hollow Classic is recognized as being one of the sport’s toughest competitions.

Heber Valley Insider August 2016

  • Posted On: 8/1/16 at 11:18 AM
County fairs, demolition derbies, and memorable rodeos are the highlights of family fun in Heber Valley. These, and other local events, generate a lot of excitement for residents and visitors alike. Tourism spending in Wasatch County continues to increase each year as more people want to enjoy the many icons our valley offers. With the transient room tax that is collected, our office is able to invest back into the community to support local businesses, recreation facilities, and economic development.

Off the Beaten Track: Making the Most of August

  • Posted On: 7/25/16 at 09:42 AM
Check out Wasatch County Fair Days for a week full of fun and exciting events. From the Demolition Derby that kicks things off with a “bang” to the Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo that caps off a week a fun, the Wasatch County Fair is full of tradition and memories, capture yours. Other notable events fair days events include: Party in the Park, Carnival, Country Market, Main Street Parade, 4-H Exhibit, Livestock Exhibit, an Outdoor Movie, and Battle of the Bands.

Off The Beaten Track: Beat the Heat

  • Posted On: 6/22/16 at 10:33 AM
The temperature is rising. Time to cool off in the Heber Valley! Find out 6 alternate forms of transportation in the valley that can add a lot of fun to your outdoor experience. Find out more about the new Aqua X Zone at Jordanelle State Park, and see what else is new in the Heber Valley.