10/01/2020 - Meeting Minutes


Nicole Zollinger, Rhonda Wright, Jennifer Anderson (The Family Place), Derek Beer (Sunrise Elementary), Bill Petersen (McDonalds), Kevin Humphreys (Lee’s Marketplace), Josh Watts (Preston Watts Collision and Glass). Scott Nelson (Schreiber’s Foods), Kim Tippetts (Firehouse Pizzeria), Deon Hunsaker (Smithfield Lions Club and Smithfield City), Tom Gibbons (Gibbons Accounting), Richard Varela (Smithfield Recreation)

Business Reviews

Firehouse Pizzeria - Business is going well; they appreciate everyone’s support. Their deal in the newsletter is a great deal - save about $20 and feed your family!

Preston Watts Collision and Glass - Super busy right now. Offering $20 Rock Chip Repairs - in and out fast with no appointment necessary. This is a good time of year to get things fixed before the cold weather causes cracks to worsen.

Schreiber - Still hiring and still expanding their yogurt and cream cheese production. Good jobs with great pay and benefits and a good deal on cheese!

Smithfield Lions Club - Received a big donation of stuffed animals that will go on their tree for Night of Giving. They sponsor a Cub Scout group that helped them out with a service project to clean in the lodge. Their blood drive this week resulted in 30 donors being accepted and the Red Cross was very happy. They are always looking for new members. They still collect eyeglasses and have also donated to LIttle Lambs.

Lee’s Marketplace - Recently remodelled north of the store to build a breakroom and conference room and expand their Lee’s online area. No Trick or Treat or Holiday Food Show but look for weekend price deals on holiday foods. Had a very successful case lot sale.

Sunrise Elementary - Everything is going well. Kids are great and adapting well to new rules. Some of the changes that were made are so successful that they might continue post-COVID.

Gibbons Accounting - Now is the time to look for PPP loan forgiveness. It was a good program and allowed several local businesses to stay open during the pandemic.

Smithfield Recreation - Doing well - sports programs and events are starting to fill back up. Looking forward to a few tournaments and the Turkey Trot.

McDonald’s - New pumpkin creme pie (thanks for the samples, Bill!). Hoping to have samples of baked goods next time. Travis Scott meal was popular - they had supply issues with Sprite and BBQ sauce corporate wide. Spicy McNuggets are still available. Will open lobbies when McDonald’s corporate makes the decision.

Family Place - Had a great event last month - the Marvellous Super Hero outing at Fisher Home Furnishing. Thanks to McDonald’s, who was their named sponsor, and Preston Watts and Firehouse for sponsoring individual superheroes. They had over 70 volunteers, 16 superheroes and 300 participants, including 23 who received scholarships to attend. The next big event is free - the Hyrum Harvest Carnival. It will be on October 28th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at their Hyrum location. The theme is Halloweentown. If anyone wants to add anything to their goody-bags let Jennifer know.

Chamber Updates

Trick or Treat Street has been cancelled. The Rec Center will be in touch if they are able to reschedule with accommodations.

Night of Giving is still on! Tickets are $30 each and each ticket includes a $25 gift card to Firehouse Pizzeria (thanks for the help with that, Kim and Jim!). The auction portion will be online; attendees can walk through and see the auction items in person or they will be available to see online. We will have raffle tickets and golden ticket candy bars available at the event, as well as a hot chocolate bar and some fun giveaways. Please help us by getting the word out about the event.

Dates to Remember in 2020

Night of Giving - December 5th

Next Meeting: November 5th - Place TBD.