01/06/2022 - Meeting Minutes

The meeting opened at 12:05 as Bill Petersen welcomed Chamber Members. Thanks to Smithfield Firehouse Pizzeria for hosting the January meeting.

Business Reviews

Summit Elementary (Aimee McNeil) - Having a great Back to School after the holidays. Thank you for Night of Giving - she is hearing stories of miracles occurring for families who participated and it is so appreciated.

Sky View High School (Mike Monson) - Thank you! Grateful for the help that was given to families in our community.

Cache Valley Bank (Darryl Simmons) - Grateful to be a part of the Chamber and to participate with Night of Giving. New branch opened in Preston (CVB now serving Preston to St George). Still looking to expand.

Smithfield City (Deon Hunsaker) - New mayor and council member sworn in this week. Will set a schedule for future meetings soon.

Lion’s Club (Deon Hunsaker) - Already prepping for the Blue Sox season - selling concessions. Always looking for new, younger members to help out!

Family Place (Maria Lopez and Jennifer Anderson) - Lots of activities coming up, including a multi-cultural event in Hyrum, Play with the Family Place at Greenville Elementary on Monday, January 10th and their Princess Party on February 26th at Castle Manor. Tickets are $20 per child (includes a caregiver admission as well) and can be bought on their website. Also, they were able to raise over $111,000 in December; their Donor Match program made the total contribution $211,000! Thanks to everyone who helped.

Firehouse Pizzeria (Kim Tippetts, Jim Tippetts) - Welcome June Brough, their new general manager!

Preston Watts Collision and Glass (Josh Watts) - Please be safe and keep up with weather in the canyons!

Stapley Accounting (Terri Stapley) - It’s tax time! If you need help with anything (including 1099’s) let her know.

Tom Gibbons Accounting (Tom Gibbons) - Be aware that the Advance Child Tax Credit could affect your taxes!

MEI Insurance (Mark Eldredge) - Independent insurance agency offering business, commercial and personal insurance.

Smithfield Recreation (Richard Varela) - Busy! Basketball is starting. Soccer sign ups begin next week. They have many camps and classes that are available! Come see them.

McDonalds (Bill Petersen) - Happy to be open and serving the community.

Jack Johnson gave a brief presentation

He is looking to start a Discover Area guide, a magazine style direct mail to the North Cache area (Smithfield and north). Material will be duplicated online. He has already established similar publications in Bear Lake, Lava Hot Springs, Preston, and other areas in Idaho. He also has one for Box Elder County. This publication would publish local business lists, history, points of interest and restaurants. It is advertising driven - prices are Double Page for $750, Full Page for $575 and Half Page for $375. If you are interested in participating, contact Jack at 435-512-3110 or jackjsales@gmail.com.

Last Night of Giving update

The YSA ward wrapped and delivered gifts to 9 families. We were able to donate over $1000 to help with utility bills. Thanks again for all the support! We will be back next year!

Calendar Items

Calendar Items for 2022 are as follows:

April 16th - Easter Egg Hunt

May 4th - Tri School Golf Tournament

December 3rd - Night of Giving

Once we see what dates are chosen for Health Days, we will make a decision on whether we want to continue with the Pancake Breakfast this year. There is interest in continuing and making it better, but if it is too close to the golf tournament we are concerned about our ability to manage it without overextending ourselves. We will discuss it next month.

Next Meeting - Thursday, February 3rd at noon at McDonalds in Smithfield.