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Karl Malone Auto September Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 9/2/19 at 03:18 PM
Most people who grew up in Utah in the 1990s Karl Malone is a household name. He and John Stockton were two basketball legends that led the Utah Jazz to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998. Today, Karl is known in the Heber Valley not only for his hard work on the court, but his hard work and compassion in the community.

Bank of Utah August Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 7/31/19 at 05:47 PM
Financial products have a lot of intricacies. Many different factors are taken into account to make quality decisions. Communities are in some ways just as intricate and nuanced as any financial product. For local banks, like Bank of Utah, they make it their priority to know the complexities of both, because more often than not they are tied together.

Mountainland Auto Sales July Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 7/2/19 at 03:37 PM
Sometimes things just get in your blood and are passed down from generation to generation. Most of the time it’s a trait such as hair color, or a smile, or even a quirky laugh. Sometimes the thing that gets passed down is passion, integrity, and doing good for others. Though they aren’t physical traits they can nevertheless be passed down and taught from one generation to another. Shane Clegg, owner of Mountainland Auto Sales in Heber City, has inherited many traits from his family, but the one that drives him today is his passion for cars.

Sorensen Insurance June Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 6/7/19 at 10:28 AM
Rob Sorensen, of Sorensen Insurance, has been in the Heber Valley offering Bear River Mutual Insurance since 2003. Always wanting to be in the financial industry in some degree, he was encouraged by his father to start a Bear River branch in the Heber Valley. The idea was simple enough, provide a quality product with good pricing to the community. The opportunity sounded interesting to him, because as someone who gets “antsy” for a change, starting his own business offered plenty variety.

2nd Annual Economic Summit builds off of first year's success

  • Posted On: 6/5/19 at 02:09 PM
The second annual Wasatch Back Economic Summit held on Thursday, May 30 at the Dejoria Center in Kamas attracted a sell out crowd with well over 350 attendees gathered to hear about growth, development, challenges and opportunities in Summit and Wasatch counties.

Midway Mercantile May Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 5/3/19 at 04:16 PM
Long before John Platt, executive chef at Midway Mercantile, ever put on an apron, or concocted his first recipe, he was an English literature teacher. As he taught the classics from writers like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson their words began to stir inside him and he began to ask himself what is his passion.

America First April Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 4/5/19 at 02:41 PM
The Golden rule: treat everyone as you would want to be treated. Seems simple enough. At the Heber City branch of America First Credit Union they live by this motto, and they take it to the next level with a “people helping people” philosophy.

Get to Know: Abe Neerings Plumbing

  • Posted On: 4/2/19 at 02:39 PM
Take a moment to get to know the Neerings family at Abe Neerings and Son Heating and Plumbing. They have been serving Wasatch and Summit Counties since 1960 from their offices in Midway. They are locally owned and operated and work with both home owners and commercial customers. They are experts with plumbing and HVAC solutions.

Quench It! March Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 3/11/19 at 03:58 PM
Happiness. It comes in many different forms and from many different sources. For Erika Stover, who owns and operates a local drive through drink stop called Quench It!, she serves happiness in the form of a mixed soda and deliciously sweet treats. She must be on to something, because given the quick rise to and sustained popularity Stover and her team really must be serving up happiness.

Mountainland One Stop February Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 2/7/19 at 11:26 AM
If you don’t know the business Mountainland One Stop on the corner of Main Street and 1200 South by name you know where it is because you know the dinosaur in town with the funny outfits. As fun and friendly as dinosaur on the street is, the owner behind the dinosaur is just as fun and friendly.

Get to Know: Tips and Piggies

  • Posted On: 2/5/19 at 11:38 AM
Take a moment to get to know Vanessa and Racquel Horrocks of Tips N Piggies. These young entrepreneurs are our youngest businesses owners in the Chamber. Finding that nail technician positions were hard to come by they took matters into their own hands to start a business.

A year in review: 2018 Annual Report

  • Posted On: 1/21/19 at 10:56 AM
From January through December of 2018, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce supported 22 ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and ground breakings. In addition to continuing to be one of the fastest growing counties in the United States, Wasatch County has also seen significant levels of business investment and expansion—much of which is highlighted in the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Annual Report.

Grand Valley Bank Named January Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 1/10/19 at 12:48 PM
In today’s day and age there is so much you can do online from purchasing clothes to buying groceries, but there is one thing that may be still important to do in person: banking. The internet has even made banking so much easier for all of us with mobile deposits, paying back friends, and even enjoying a street market without cash. Banking, however, the actual transactions of loans, savings, investing, and planning, still has tremendous value in person to person transactions.

Get To Know: Feng Shui Sherry

  • Posted On: 12/5/18 at 12:00 PM
Take a moment to get to know Sherry Sorenson of Feng Shui Sherry. Sherry says that feng shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is related to the placement of objects & things in your spaces & places. For example, the placement of furniture, pictures, objects, clutter, storage, decorations, and supplies. These items interact with your own personal energy to create harm or harmony. These can affect your mood, energy, health, relationships & finances.

Heber Appliance named December 2018 Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 12/4/18 at 12:30 PM
In this day and age, it can be rare to see a family owned and operated business. It seems like the recipe for success is to move to a corporate model in which local stores have little to no say how they interact with the community. That’s not the case for brothers, Derrick and Kyle Hendrickson of Heber Park City Appliance. They have found success in just the opposite: connecting to the community, getting to know their clients, and treating each other with respect.

Women In Business Luncheon

  • Posted On: 11/27/18 at 12:05 PM
Last week, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Women in Business” forum in which four prominent women from a variety of backgrounds shared their experiences in hopes to help out and inspire others. We wanted to share some of their insights with you.

Special Event Cooperative Grant Program

  • Posted On: 11/15/18 at 04:32 PM
We are excited to announce the application period for the 2019 cooperative marketing program grant has officially opened. This year you will have until January 1, 2019 to submit your application. Each year, Wasatch County generously provides grant monies to increase tourism awareness and overnight stays in the Heber Valley. Through an appointed advisory board, grant monies are allocated to event organizers based on merit, need, and the potential of attracting a significant number of overnight visitors to the area.

Get To Know: Park City Television

  • Posted On: 11/13/18 at 02:32 PM
Take a moment to get to know Danielle Turner at Park City Television. Park City Television is High Altitude Entertainment. Their daily live shows are a glimpse into the lives of those who call the Wasatch Back home. Their directory-based shows help inform visitors where to stop and dine during their stay. Tune in and see what all the excitement is about.

Hospital named November Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 11/13/18 at 09:21 AM
As the population grows so does the demand on the health care system at all levels, from bumps and bruises, to strokes and heart failure. Preparing for and anticipating these types of changes has been at the core of the mission of the Heber Valley Hospital over the past several years.

Wasatch County Open Space Bond

  • Posted On: 10/15/18 at 03:27 PM
This November Citizens of Wasatch County have an opportunity to vote on a bond to preserve open space. This bond has many different aspects to consider. Take a few moments to get familiar with what is being purposed.

Get to Know: New York Life Insurance

  • Posted On: 10/3/18 at 11:04 AM
Take a moment to get to know Melissa Chauvin of New York Life Insurance Company. New Your Life offers a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies.

Slim & Knobby's October Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 10/3/18 at 09:43 AM
For the folks at Slim and Knobby’s in Heber it’s their life passion to take all the high-tech gadgets and myriad bike options and boil it down to something simple that anyone can understand, and to help their customers feel comfortable riding down a mountain or cruising along the road.

Zengers Recognized as September Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 9/12/18 at 11:24 AM
Eclectic: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. If you have been inside All that Stuff in the Barn in Midway, you’d could definitely say they meet this definition of eclectic. Customers are treated to a wide array of styles, home décor items, furniture, yard art, holiday inspiration, craft ideas, and even some man-cave items like vintage metal signs and more, giving the whole experience that eclectic charm that Jerry and Deb Zenger, store owners, intend.

Get to Know: Timpanogos Tavern

  • Posted On: 9/12/18 at 06:00 AM
Take a moment to get to know the owners of Timpanogos Tavern. The Tavern is Heber City's ONLY public bar & grill. Amenities include pool table, horseshoe pit, corn-hole games, six big screen TVs for all your sports watching needs & the NFL Sunday Ticket!

Heber City Theaters, August Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 8/8/18 at 09:09 AM
When it comes to our local, independent theaters it really boils down to a passion for the industry, a love of community, and a commitment to being local.As residents of the valley the Lanes and Stalcup are committed to seeing the theater succeed and that takes time and reinvestment. For their commitment to their industry, recent renovations and reinvestment in to the buildings, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Heber City Theaters as the August Business of the Month.

Get to Know: Fairway Independent Mortgage

  • Posted On: 8/7/18 at 06:00 PM
Take a moment to get to know Jason Drobeck with Fairway Independent Mortgage. At Fairway, they help their clients with home mortgages and make the home loan process as simple as possible by guiding them through every step.

KTMP The Peak, July Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 7/11/18 at 04:13 PM
In the world of mass communication like television, radio, or newspapers most people think to be successful you’d have to have, well mass, like in a major metropolitan area such as the Wasatch Front. However, for Doug Barton and his son-in-law Beau Lund, owners of Heber Valley’s radio station – KTMP The Peak – have made a career of serving smaller markets, giving them the flexibility to focus on local needs, and it’s paid off.

Get to Know: Midway Bakery on Main

  • Posted On: 7/10/18 at 06:55 PM
Take a moment to get to know Debbie Small and the Midway Bakery on Main. Midway Bakery on Main is a lovely corner bakery on Midway Main Street. The bakery includes fresh artisan breads, sweet rolls, pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Debbie Small, owner and head baker has spent many years perfecting her craft of baking delicious treats. Most days you can expect to be greeted by one of Debbie’s charming daughters at the counter while she is in the back spreading love through her baking.

New Businesses in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: 6/13/18 at 10:35 AM
Each year Heber Valley continues to attract new businesses and new investment to the community. Here are the list of new businesses to come to the valley this summer.

Get to Know: ReBOOK

  • Posted On: 6/5/18 at 03:51 PM
Take a moment to get to know Judith Griffin with Rebook book recycling. ReBOOK is currently operating as a book recycling facility. They used to operate as a book store and a book recycling facility. If you have gently used books you no longer need, you can drop them off on the ReBOOK’s front porch and they will be re-purposed.