04/01/2021 - Meeting Minutes


Nicole Zollinger, Rhonda Wright, Derek Beer (Sunrise Elementary), Bill Petersen (McDonalds), Deon Hunsaker (Smithfield Lions Club and Smithfield City), Wayne Moore (Alpine Cleaning and Restoration),Trudy Wilson (Birch Creek Elementary), Hyrum Elwood (Farmers Insurance), Grace Williams (Farmers Insurance), Richard Varela (Smithfield Rec Center), Darrell Simmons (Cache Valley Bank), Judy Larsen (Larsens Mercantile and Pantry), Hutch Daniels (TNT Engraving), Becky Daniels (TNT Engraving), Jennifer Anderson (Family Place), Terri Stapley (Stapley Accounting)

Business Introductions and Reviews

Alpine Cleaning and Restoration - Be careful of pipe damage over winter; when you turn your hose on do a quick test to see if you have a leak.

TNT Engraving - Have been doing lots of awards for schools (sports, region awards, retirement plaques). Can help with awards, name badges or any engraving needs.

Birch Creek Elementary - Spring Break is next week. Looking forward to the Golf Tournament. Thanks for your support.

Family Place - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2019 there were over 10,000 substantiated cases of child abuse in Utah. During April, Family Place is having their Blue Ribbon Benefit called “Be a Part of The Story”. Contact Jennifer for information and ways you can help. Thanks to Chamber Members for their support.

Smithfield Recreation - Busy with youth sports (soccer, baseball, softball, track), Pickleball, Group Fitness and Memberships. Gearing up for their races and Health Days in June.

Farmers Insurance - Watch for rates going up - statistics show 11% increase in traffic deaths in 2020. There is also an increase in high speed tickets. Be careful and check your coverage.

Sunrise Elementary - Ditto to everything from Birch Creek. Also, remember that although the public mask mandate ends on April 10th, it remains in place for schools through the end of the year.

Larson's Mercantile and Ruby’s Pantry - opened in November 2020. Located at 100 E 800 S, just east of Lee’s. New products include furniture, clothing, bakery items, vendor items, spices. From the bakery, bread (including a new wheat/quinoa bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies, Take and Bake meals and more.

Stapley Accounting - New tax changes will help people who collected unemployment and who receive ACA premiums. New tax deadline is May 17th.

Lions Club - Spaghetti Dinner in April has been cancelled, but they are still planning on Blue Sox Concessions beginning in May. Looking for new members.

Smithfield City - 2021 is an election year. 2 Council Seats and Mayor are up for election. Filing for these positions is in June,

Cache Valley Bank - PPP loans are still available - the deadline is in May.

McDonald’s - Still working on supply chain issues. Offering incentives to encourage employees to get vaccinated. Waiting for McDonalds corporate to give the OK to open lobbies. Always looking for new employees.

Chamber Update

After discussion with Chamber members and some research, the Chamber is going to take over the Health Days Pancake Breakfast this year, with the possibility that it will become an annual event. We need at least 15 Chamber members to commit to helping the day of the event. We plan to use the money raised to fund our scholarship program and to donate to a community organization. We will send out final details and sign ups in May.

The Easter Egg Hunt is on for this Saturday. If you have a booth, please be there and set up by 8:30. Start time is 9:00 am sharp. Masks are required.

Our scholarship application is on the website. Deadline is April 30th.

Golf Tournament is on May 5th. We still have room for teams and hole sponsors. Hole sponsorships are free for Chamber Members. 7:30 breakfast and check in - breakfast will be Grab and Go. 8:30 shotgun start. Lunch on the go. Raffle drawings after all golfers are done.

Dates to Remember in 2021

  • Easter Egg Hunt - April 3rd
  • Tri School Golf Tournament - May 5th
  • Night of Giving - December 4th

Next Meeting: May 13th (note the date change) at Larsen’s Mercantile. Look for a lunch order form about a week out.