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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.

Wave Publishing named June Business of the Month

  • Posted On: 6/5/18 at 10:58 AM
There is only one business in the Heber Valley that can say they’ve been around long enough to report on Heber City being incorporated, and that business is the Wasatch Wave and Wave Publishing. Beginning in March of 1889, when the county’s population was just under 3600, the Wasatch Wave began producing a local newspaper to share local news.

Heber Valley Economic Update

  • Posted On: 5/31/18 at 02:20 PM
During the past several months, many remarkable things have happened in our community. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief update on some of the economic happenings in Wasatch County.

Wasatch Back Economic Summit Wrap Up

  • Posted On: 5/17/18 at 11:26 AM
Economic Summit Report - The first ever Wasatch Back Economic Summit took place May 15 at the Zermatt UT Resort. The Summit featured a great line up of speakers from many different industries that showed the amazing growth, economic development and future potential of Summit and Wasatch Counties.

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.