09/01/2022 - Meeting Minutes

The meeting opened at 12:05 as Nicole Zollinger welcomed Chamber Members. Thanks to Stonefire Pizzeria for hosting us today.

Business Reviews

Alpine Cleaning and Restoration (Bart Caley, Wayne Moore) - Specialize in carpeting, rug and tile cleaning. Also do restoration from water, sewer or fire damage. Start thinking about removing hoses and cleaning out gutters.

Cache Curb Appeal (Troy Teeples) - Had a great summer this year - worked on 197 homes to improve their curb appeal with concrete, decorative curbing. Elevate Pest Control and Cache Valley Light and Sound (Paul Jenkins) helped us with DJing at our Easter Egg Hunt. Also works on Suicide Prevention.

Smithfield City (Curtis Wall) - Smithfield has plenty of water but it won’t get any cheaper. Looking to do things to help with conservation in the future - city is looking to implement programs to help. Keep and eye out for 100th Anniversary Events at Smithfield Library and Fire Department.

Lions Club (Deon Hunsaker) - Had a great year this summer with the Blue Sox concessions. They appreciate everyone’s support. Their April Day of Service was successful as well - made 20 beds (thanks to Preston Watts for their support) and worked on quilts and eyeglasses to donate.

Stone Fire Pizzeria (Kim Tippetts, Jim Tippetts) - So good to have people back. They are fully staffed with amazing people. Not a lot of new things but things are doing great - hoping to have some new menu items soon!

Sunrise Elementary (Shellie Healy) - New principal at Sunrise this year. Thank you to the golf tournament money - were able to buy new security cameras.

Birch Creek Elementary (Trudy Wilson) - Thanks to the city for the new sewer line going in front of the school! Had a great start to the school year.

Stapley Accounting (Terri Stapley) - Be aware of regulations regarding hiring employees as independent contractors. Don’t run into trouble with the IRS!

Preston Watts Collision and Glass (Josh Watts) - please be careful! Super busy with collision repair. Also do windshield repair and offer a $100 waiver of deductible on after-market windshields. Thanks for all your business.

TNT Engraving (Hutch Daniels) - We do badges, plaques, trophies. Engraving water bottles. Any engraving needs that you have. Also, check out USU’s Water Check program - free to your lawn checked out for next year - will start up next spring.

Lee’s Marketplace (Kevin Humphries) - Case lot sale starts next week - prices are pretty good considering inflations. Sale runs for two weeks. Looking to open the Richmond store in the spring.

Smithfield Recreation (Richard Varela) - just finished fall soccer - starting flag football and basketball. Lots of dance, martial arts and other programs are starting up. Always looking for sponsorships.

Family Place (Jennifer Anderson, Tracy Boston, Jayda Maws) - Will be finishing their playground in September. It is their 40th Anniversary. Marvelous Adventure on October 14th at the Cache Event Center. Will have some sponsorship opportunities available for this event.

Tom Gibbons Accounting (Tom Gibbons) - do payroll or tax help. They can help with whatever you need.

Easy Breezy Ducts (Katie Veil) - super busy this summer. Watch for mice in any age of home. Also clean out ducts and dryer vents. Get these vents cleaned. Can help with allergies, pet dander, pests. Give them a call.

Also - Cache Valley Bank has an anniversary coming up. Drop by on Wednesday, September 7th from 6-8 pm. This is the same evening as the Sky View Homecoming Parade. BBQ provided.

Coming Up

  1. Newsletter - Our next deadline for the newsletter will be October 15th for a November publication date. Ad cost is $100 and includes promotion on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. See Nicole if you would like an ad. We will double check on the best way to distribute our newsletter.
  2. Trick or Treat Street - Friday, October 21st from 6-8 pm. Not sure what date yet - have some conflicts with a basketball tournament. Are interested in moving it to Forrester Acres and having it outside. Weather would be iffy - parking would be better. Looking to incorporate a Light Parade as well. Outside gives the option to grow the event and make it more of a carnival. Still has a few doors available to sponsor - let Richard know by October 3rd if you are interested.
  3. Night of Giving - The theme is Merry and Bright. Tickets will be $40 a person this year. Sponsorship packages are available if you would like to purchase an entire table and include raffle tickets and golden ticket vouchers. We are planning on having 800 candy bars this year! We will also have our online store option to make a donation ready by November 1st. Please check smithfieldchamber.org for the link. We will be using a Google Form for getting names and information about children. We will have an expedited check in process. Any thoughts - let us know!
  4. Calendar Items for 2022:
    • December 3rd - Night of Giving

Next Meeting - October 6th at noon. Place TBD.