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Wasatch Welcomes the Governor

Posted On
Apr 10, 2014
Local Business News

Recently, Governor Gary Herbert took a day to visit Wasatch County with the goal of becoming more familiar with local businesses and to visit a couple of schools.  His day-long visit was packed full of great meetings with local business and civic leaders.  This blog post will recap the day and showcase what the Governor learned about our community.

Wasatch High School.  The only thing better than this state-of-the-art facility are the AP government students that attend the school.  The Governor met with Mr. Duane Wheatley’s class and discussed the role of government and what Utah is doing to help its citizens.  Shortly after, Governor Herbert joined Representative Kraig Powell and a couple of dozen students to sign into law a new bill that enables 16-year olds to be election poll workers.

Rooftop Anchor.  We then headed to Rooftop Anchor/Miro Industries.  These two sister business design, engineer, assemble, and distribute components used to build industrial buildings throughout the United States.  The Governor met with the approximately 50 employees and applauded this great Heber Valley business.

ChamTech’s Field Innovation Team.  We then headed to the Lodge at Still Water where we met with a business called ChamTech.  This business is linked to another business called the Field Innovation Team which is a group of some of the nation’s brightest thinkers who have come together to explore innovative ways to respond to natural disasters.  This gathering was interactive and the Governor was able to explain why Utah is the country’s best place to do business and even put in a plug for Wasatch County

Heber Valley Elementary.  The Governor then visited Heber Valley Elementary and was delighted to hear various Spanish presentations from the many students who are enrolled in the dual-immersion language program.  The Governor then met with the third and fourth graders in a large assembly and challenged each child to be a good citizen.  We then headed to the Activa Plaza where the Governor toured—a successful company that has grown by 50 employees over the past dozen months.  Rocky Fisher—the President and CEO of showcased the company’s business model and helped the Governor understand the secrets to their success.

Mrs. Calls Candy Co. We concluded the day by having a reception with local officials and an expanding business called Mrs. Calls Candy Co. that just build a new manufacturing facility that will accommodate their ever-growing business.  In addition to the sweet treats that were provided, all who attended were excited to be gathered in this business which represents the growth that is taking place in the Heber Valley business community.  The Governor was pleased with his visits and left feeling very impressed by the caliber and quality of Wasatch County’s business leaders.  For him and for us, the future appears very sweet.