09/05/2019 - Meeting Minutes


Nicole Zollinger, Rhonda Wright, Scott Nelson (Schreiber’s), Eric Kleven (Birch Creek Golf Course), Deon Hunsaker (Smithfield Lions Club and Smithfield City), Curt Hanks (Sky View High School), Wendi Coombs (Family Place), Jennifer Anderson (Family Place), Josh Watts (Preston Watts Collision and Glass), Kim Tippetts (Firehouse Pizzeria), Bill Petersen (McDonald’s), Senator Lyle Hillyard, Aimee McNeil (Summit Elementary), Pete Krusi (Lee’s Marketplace), Derek Beers (Sunrise Elementary), Matt Veil (Atlas Marketing), Wayne Moore (Alpine Cleaning and Restoration), Terri Stapley (Stapley Accounting), Tom Gibbons (Tom Gibbons Accounting), Lynn Godderidge (Zion’s Bank), Darrell Simmons (Cache Valley Bank), Curtis Wall (Smithfield City), Dale Cox (Cox Data Systems), Christie Scott (Discount Tire), Shawn Didericksen (Discount Tire), Trudy Wilson (Birch Creek Elementary), Elese Elwood (Farmer’s Insurance)

Pledge of Allegiance - Billie Buttars (Smithfield Lion’s Club)

Business Reviews

Senator Lyle Hillyard - He is co-chair of the Sales Tax Reform committee and went through sales tax in Utah and the challenges of the reform process. All income tax goes to public education while sales tax is funneled to the general fund. Only 34% of sales are taxable because we do not tax services. The dilemma is that sales tax needs to be fixed or we will have budget imbalances over the next few years. The trick is to expand the tax base while lowering rates. Some possibilities are to tax professional services, increase rates with an exemption for lower income families, changing exemptions or changing the allocation through a constitutional amendment. Watch and see the process over the next few months leading to the legislative session.

Aimee McNeil (Summit Elementary) - Having a great start to the new year!

Bill Petersen (McDonald’s) - Things are going great!

Pete Krusi (Lee’s Marketplace) - Case lot sales are going on. Come in for some great deals!

Derek Beers (Sunrise Elementary) - Lots of new students. Thanks for all your support of their upcoming PTA fundraiser, Tri School Trot.

Kim Tippetts (Firehouse Pizzeria) - Delivery now available!

Matt Veil (Atlas Marketing) - Local marketing firm available to help with marketing leads.

Wayne Moore (Alpine Cleaning and Restoration) - Here to help with fire, water, wind and mold damage. Be careful with holiday gatherings coming up.

Josh Watts (Preston Watts Collision and Glass) - Around for over 50 years. Offer help with collision damage and guarantee work on windshield replacements.

Wendi Coombs (Family Place) - Served 20,000 community members this year. Jennifer Anderson is new and works on advancement. Their next big event is coming up on Marvelous Adventure on September 28th at the Jump Zone. They are looking to raise $95,000 to install a fence and a play area outside their Smithfield location. Also, don’t forget the Senior Citizens Ball is coming up on September 14th.

Terri Stapley (Stapley Accounting) - Has hired two new accountants and looking to take new clients.

Tom Gibbons (Tom Gibbons Accounting) - Watch your withholdings if you are worried about the amount of your refund.

Scott Nelson (Schreiber’s) - Expanding in Logan and hiring - start $13-$15 an hour in production and offers tuition reimbursement. Also, eat more cheese!

Deon Hunsaker (Smithfield Lion’s Club) - Blood Drive is coming up on 9/27. They are also planning a night to introduce people to the Lion’s Club and what they do - will be preparing eyeglasses to send to other countries. Also hosting a Diaper Drive to help the LIttle Lambs Foundation. Also they have their tree ready for Night of Giving!

Lynn Godderidge (Zions Bank) - Back to School campaign - open an account and be entered in a drawing. Also, students with accounts receive $1 for every A are entered in a quarterly drawing.

Darrell Simmons (Cache Valley Bank) - Open since July in the old Wells Fargo Building. They have 17 offices in Utah and are anxious to get involved.

Curtis Wall (Smithfield City) - Roolee is moving in and will be running their operation from Smithfield. Their groundbreaking is September 9th and they expect to be open in fall 2020. Pickleball courts are under construction at Forrester Acres. A sidewalk was added close to Birch Creek by a UDOT grant. Arby’s will be moving in south of Lees. Hoping to have a new traffic light on Main Street and 10th South to help with traffic flow.

Dale Cox (Cox Data Systems) - Works with home PC’s and business computers and networks. Give him a call.

Christie Scott (Discount Tire) - Have been in Cache Valley since 1976 and excited to be in Smithfield. Hoping to have a Grand Opening event in September.

Shawn Didericksen (Discount Tire) - Come on in if you need help with tires and brakes.

Trudy Wilson (Birch Creek Elementary) - So glad to be back in Smithfield.

Curt Hanks (Sky View High School) - Love Smithfield. Keep sending your kids to SV!

Eric Kleven (Birch Creek Golf Course) - Go SV Golf!

Newsletter Deadlines for Fall

Deadline Sept 15th for October; Nov 15th for December. $100 for ad. We will be advertising Trick or Treat Street and Night of Giving.

Night of Giving

Working on a theme. Chamber will be more prominently featured on the posters so people are aware that we sponsor the event.

Dates to Remember

Night of Giving - December 7th

Next Meeting: October 3rd - Place TBD

Thanks to the Lion’s Lodge for hosting us and for lunch!