10/06/2022 - Meeting Minutes

The meeting opened at 12:05 as Nicole Zollinger welcomed Chamber Members. Thanks to Alpine Cleaning and Restoration for hosting us today. We send our best to Bill Petersen as he recovers from minor surgery!

Business Reviews

Alpine Cleaning and Restoration (Wayne Moore) - Do restoration jobs all over the valley, down to the Wasatch Front and up to southern Idaho. Please disconnect your outside water hoses so you don’t have a nasty surprise in the spring!

Cache Valley Bank (Darryl Simmons) - Thank you for letting us serve you! Interest rates are fluctuating which can create uncertainty but still working hard and happy to help you with all your banking needs.

Stone Fire Pizzeria (Kim Tippetts) - Have family size pastas (take and bake) and salads that serve different sizes of people.

Easy Breezy Ducts (Katie Veil) - As you turn on your furnace, be careful of things that have settled in your air ducts in the winter. If you need cleaning, give them a call!

Discovery Area Guides (Jack Johnson) - Working on the northern Cache Valley guide still - will cover Hyde Park to the Idaho state line. Will have online services as well as hard copy booklets.

Tom Gibbons Accounting (Tom Gibbons) - Call them for any tax or payroll questions.

Lee’s Marketplace (Kevin Humphries) - Getting ready for Halloween - will have trick or treating but no spook alley. Looking to start getting holiday foods, including turkeys.

Cache Curb Appeal and Green Check (Troy Teeples) - Working on a new company called Green Check during the winter. If you have a website and want more information about things like broken links, misspelling, certificate expirations, etc., let them know. Charge is $20 a month. Will offer a one-time review to every Chamber member to see how your website is performing. Check out their website www.greencheck.ai.

Farmers Insurance (Wayne Elwood and Austin Porter) - Loving the fall weather! Austin is a great employee and does a great job for them. Give them a call for any insurance needs. Seeing a lot of rate increases - many due to increased issues. Lots of distracted driving out there as well as high-speed rates (over 100 mph) and road rage. They can review every client and help you save money. They have a signal program to help you save money - some people save up to 15% on insurance rates. Hoping to see lower rates soon as things stabilize.

Family Place (Jayda Maws) - Thanks to everyone who came to the playground opening. Hyrum harvest is this weekend - a drive thru event with kids getting treats and games. Next weekend is the Marvelous Adventure - tickets are $10. At the Cache Valley Event Center by the fairgrounds.

Smithfield Recreation (Richard Varela) - Trick or Treat Street is moving this year to Forrester Acres. Friday, October 21st from 6-8 pm. In case of inclement weather we will move to the Rec Center. We will add an Electric Light Parade - decorate bikes, scooters, wagons, whatever with lights or glow sticks. We are always looking for more sponsors. If you participate - bring chairs! And candy for the kids to get. Doors are still available for a $50 one time fee. Have some new fun decorations, face painters, food trucks, photo ops. Also, the Turkey Trot is November 19th. If you want anything in race bags, let him know - usually serve 500-550 registered runners. Jr. Bobcat and Top of Utah Tournament coming up = involving 60+ teams so look for visitors in your businesses!

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. 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. Angel Trees will be going up on November 1st at Stonefire and the Rec Center - those donations go to the children and help stretch our money. We will have a new check in process to expedite the process and we will need your help! If you can help check people in and get them through the line more quickly please let us know. Smithfield Youth Council is helping us but we might need help with a driver to help move tables and chairs (need a truck that can pull a trailer). Hoping to sell out at 260 people this year! We have a few new ideas to make it fun and quick.
  3. Calendar Items for 2022:
    • December 3rd - Night of Giving

Next Meeting - November 3rd at noon. Place TBD.