05/04/2023 - Meeting Minutes

The meeting opened at 12:12 pm as Bill Petersen welcomed Chamber Members. Thanks to Alpine Cleaning and Restoration for hosting the meeting and to Cache Valley Bank for providing lunch!

Business Reviews:

Alpine Cleaning and Restoration (Wayne Moore) - Keeping aware of the flooding situation that is going on - have been over in Bear Lake all winter. If you know anyone who has a cabin in Bear Lake, Alpine will do a free evaluation on any water damage that they might have.

Cache Valley Bank (Darrell Simmons) - They have a “flood” of money to loan. Banking is in good shape and safe - all deposits are insured. Thank you for your business!

Berryhill Physical Therapy (John Berryhill) - Happy to be here and get more involved. Doing outpatient physical therapy for 15 years. Take all insurances. Call them with any questions! They do dry needling and aquatherapy, and have a personal trainer on staff.

Smithfield City (Deon Hunsaker) - The Tree Committee will be announcing the winner of the Tree Poster contest soon.

Whole Body Health (Zach Manwaring) - Works with Dr. Morgan Carlsen, who has been in the valley for over 30 years. Dr. Manwaring is buying out the practice - doing chiropractic, ozone therapy, and can help with other needs as well. Excited to get involved with the chamber.

Stone Fire Pizzeria (Kim Tippetts, Jim Tippetts) - Not much new - still working on new menu items and the patio is open!

Sky View High School (Shane Jones) - Just got through with a new cording ceremony for kids who are excelling in CTE certifications - dental assisting, CNA’s, auto repair. Graduation is May 23rd.

Stapley Accounting (Terri Stapley) - now that tax season is over, now is a good time to review all business services to see what might help your business with best practices and tax strategies.

Schreiber Foods (Scott Nelson) - Still hiring - adding a new line to make cream cheese in October. Good wage with great benefits.

USU Credit Union (Trevor Larsen) - Banking world is doing great. Credit Union is backed up by NCUA for insurance. They have some great short term and flexible options to earn more for your money.

Family Place (Dal Sellars, Jennifer Anderson) - May 20th is their next big event to celebrate moms. They will have music and free food so come and visit them at the Logan location. They also have a great playground at the Smithfield location so bring your kids! 19th Annual Charity Golf Classic is July 14th - for $250 they are looking for hole sponsors.

Cache Curb Appeal and Green Check (Troy Teeples) - Getting the season going with curbing. Give him a call if you need curbing.

Farmers Insurance (Wayne Elwood, Austin ) - Big thanks to Alpine Restoration for helping a client with a sump pump failure - their quick response saved thousands of dollars. Lots of rate changes right now and noticing that many people have underinsured homes. Please check your coverage.

Smithfield Recreation (Richard Varela) - Health Days is next week! The Family Bike Ride and Kids Bike Race will be at Forrester Acres this year. All the events are amazing! Will have a Car Show at Forester Acres this year and some fun fitness activities. If you want to add anything to the race bags, let Richard know. Be aware that they will be very strict on safety rules during the parade this year.

Preston Watts Collision and Glass (Josh Watts) - Please be safe out there. They are still waiving the $100 deductible on windshield replacement. Also, they are sponsoring a new event - Cache K9’s Cares - to raise money for New Vision Intake and Shelter. Lots of activities for the dogs! Come visit their vendors and see what your dogs can do!

Adams Wealth Advisors (Jace Cox) - Lots of new restaurants opening in their area. Come give them a visit.

Birch Creek Elementary - (Trudy Wilson) - Just had their Bulldog Run on Forester Acres. Tomorrow is their Leadership and Learning Day so everyone is invited.

Summit Elementary (Aimee McNeil)- 16 ½ days until school is out. Busy and stressful time with prep for next year and testing. Come see Aimee kiss a pig on May 26th!

Sunrise Elementary (Shellie Healy) - Kids are excited to finish the school year. Looking forward to their End of Year carnival and the Golf Tournament - looking to get new signage for the school.

Easy Breezy Pros (Katie Veil, Matt Veil) - Air duct, dryer vent and carpet cleaning. Please be careful if you have pets - pet hair can get into your furnace so clean your air ducts.

HostHuski (Andrew Davis) - Can help with all aspects of your website. Can offer a business email for $3 a month. Are working with the North Logan Library to teach you how to make a business website; call NL Library for information.

Smithfield Lions (Deon Hunsaker)- They recently helped the first Reach program to help kids diagnosed with diabetes. If you know any kids who would be interested please contact Deon. Also they partnered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace on the Day of Service and constructed over 20 beds. They also tested and got glasses ready for humanitarian service distribution. Smithfield Blue Sox start playing next week - come see them at the concession stand.

Catalina Lovy Foundation, Inc (Jorge Manan-Moren0) - Non profit that helps with autism therapy. They are serving 17 children from Smithfield; 58 in the valley. They provide ABA therapy. Looking for donations! They will be having a fundraiser on June 17th at Logan High.

McDonalds (Bill Petersen, Toni Wood) - Has concerns about the Trash Collection for businesses. Econowaste will be the vendor and each business will be responsible for negotiating their own deal. They won’t be allowing any changes for six months. Businesses are noticing that prices are going up to 3x the previous rates. Would like to have a meeting with the Mayor and City Council to discuss the issue.

Also, Cache Valley Light and Sound, along with the Suicide Coalition, is hosting a Daddy/Daughter dance at Four Seasons on June 17th. A flyer will be sent out. Also if you want any audio ads at the Pancake Breakfast, contact Paul at 208-339-1045.

Other Items

  1. Thank you for all your participation in the Easter Egg Hunt.
  2. Scholarship applications are now closed. Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 19th. Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will fund our scholarships.
  3. Pancake Breakfast will be May 13th. 8:00 - 9:30 am. We will need 10-12 people at all times to make sure it goes smoothly. Please let Nicole know if you can help.
  4. The Tri School Golf Tournament is May 17th. We have one hole sponsorship open and we only need two more teams to be full. Hole sponsors should be set up by 8:40. Check in and breakfast for golfers is at 8 am.

Look for emails from us about Scholarship Recipients, Pancake Breakfast and Golf Tournament results.

Calendar Items for 2023:

  • May 13th - Health Days Pancake Breakfast
  • May 17th - Tri School Golf Tournament
  • December 2nd - Night of Giving

Next Meeting - Thursday, September 7th at Noon.

Have a great summer!