09/07/2023 - Meeting Minutes

The meeting opened at 12:10 pm as Nicole Zollinger welcomed Chamber Members. Thanks to Stonefire Pizzeria for hosting the meeting!

Business Reviews:

Alpine Cleaning and Restoration (Wayne Moore) - Seeing a lot of groundwater flooding lately. Be sure to winterize your homes, especially remove hoses before winter. Always looking for employees.

Discovery Area Guides (Jack Johnson) - Discovery Area Guides is in 8 different communities. Spiral bound books go in businesses and government offices and smaller direct mail books go to residents. As businesses come into the area they are finding value in being in the book. They have over 1600 businesses involved. Also looking for fun stories to include in their books, including a story about the impact of LDS temples on local communities. Give him a call with story ideas or to be involved.

Always in Bloom (Merrett Falor) - Formerly Every Blooming Thing. Open M-F 10-5; Saturday 10-2. See them for all your floral needs.

Zions Bank (Becky Morgan, Desi Garcia) - Took over from Lynn Goddridge as branch manager. They are celebrating 150 years in the community and having a lot of fun promotions. They want to be involved with the community and offer valuable services to their customers. They are offering 5.07% on CD’s.

Cache Valley Bank (Darrell Simmons) - Celebrating their 4th Anniversary. Come see them from 6-8 pm; get some free barbeque and enjoy their facilities. Open to help with all your banking needs.

Tom Gibbons Accounting (Tom Gibbons) - Business taxes due the 15th of this month. See them with any tax needs.

Smithfield Recreation (Richard Varela) - Fall soccer has started. Basketball is open for registration. Outdoor pickleball is almost over - will be moving indoors for the winter. Also gearing up for Trick or Treat Street. More information on the event is included below.

Whole Body Health (Zach Manwaring) - Seeing a lot of athletes this time of year. Can help with ozone injections, acupuncture, adjustments to help anyone with any problems.

Sky View High School (Brady Fonnesbeck) - School year off to a good start. Homecoming is next week - parade is Wednesday along 100 East starting at 6 pm. Starting a new Instagram account sv.bobcats to highlight positive things in the school.

Farmers Insurance (Payden Knudsen) - Focusing on life insurance for kids. Can use the money as adults for school or housing. See Farmers for more information.

Family Place (Jennifer Anderson) - Back again to serve and protect children. Next event is the Marvelous Superhero event. They are looking for sponsorships and donations. There are many ways for Smithfield Chamber members to participate. Contact them for more information.

Preston Watts Collision and Glass (Josh Watts) - Busy! They are a month out in body work. Be careful!

Birch Creek Elementary - (Trudy Wilson) - School has started and things are rolling along. Lots of kids and lots of new houses being built.

Summit Elementary (Aimee McNeil)- Back to school routine is getting going and excited for the school year.

Easy Breezy Pros (Katie Veil) - Air duct, dryer vent and carpet cleaning in the valley. They are looking to get more involved in commercial jobs - they have done dental offices and the fish hatchery in Logan and also Bear River Head Start buildings. They can also help diagnose any issues that you might be having. Give them a call for any cleaning needs that you might have or with any commercial contacts that you might have.

Atlas Internet Marketing (Matt Veil)- Promote local clients with online marketing and help them grow their marketing and business. One idea is to help cross-promote blogs with other blogs and perhaps involve the Chamber as a partner in this. If you are interested in this, talk to Matt or Nicole.

HostHuski (Andrew Davis) - They do everything for your online business - email, website design, troubleshooting, website hosting. They have a deal now where you can get hosting for life for a one-time fee. Also working with North Logan Library to offer courses on making your own website for your business.

Also, Deon Hunsaker was unable to attend today but wanted to announce that the District Convention of the north chapters of Lions Club will be in Smithfield October 20-21. If anyone is able to donate raffle prizes, auction items or items to put in swag bags for attendees, please let Deon know. They are anticipating 150-175 Lions in attendance. Look for more information from Lions Club later.

Other Items

  1. Thanks to everyone who participated in our May events. Special thanks to Shamrock Foods for donating food for the Pancake Breakfast!
  2. Newsletter - our next newsletter will be in November. The deadline for an ad is October 15th. Cost is $100.
  3. Trick or Treat Street is scheduled for Friday, October 20th from 6-8 pm.This is a free outdoor event. Kids go door-to-door learning trick-or-treat etiquette in a safe environment. More help is needed to support this growing event - last year they served 1000 kids. There are booths, food trucks, photo ops, and an electric bike parade. There are only a few doors left - you “buy” a door for $50 and it is your door going forward - you provide the candy every year and someone to man the door. They are also looking for musicians, face painters, and other volunteers. Contact Richard Varela at Smithfield Recreation or Jamilee Holmstead at jamileelords@gmail.com for more information.
  4. Night of Giving is December 2nd. This year’s theme is Christmas Wishes. We will charge $40 a ticket and have 600 golden tickets available to purchase at the event. If you are interested in a sponsorship let us know. We will send more information out in the near-future.

Calendar Items for 2023:

  • October 20th - Trick or Treat Street
  • December 2nd - Night of Giving

Next Meeting - Thursday, October 5th at Noon. Place TBD.