01/04/2024 - Meeting Minutes


The meeting opened at 12:10 as Aimee McNeil welcomed Chamber Members. Thanks to StoneFire Pizzeria for hosting the meeting.

Business Reviews

Birch Creek Golf Course (Eric Kleven) - They are closed! Recarpeting the building during the break. Building is coming up on 20 years old!

Sunrise Elementary (Shellie Healy) - So grateful for the Chamber for all the money raised to benefit families in her school. Thank you!

Summit Elementary (Aimee McNeil) - Excited to have a real lunch today! So appreciative of Night of Giving and the difference it makes in the lives of their students.

Smithfield Lions Club (Deon Hunsaker)-Blood drive will be coming in February. Please take a flier if you want to help publicize. Always looking for new members; they do a lot of community service. Looking forward to April and Blue Sox games concessions (which is their big fundraiser for the year).

Cache Valley Light and Sounds (Paul Jenkins)- Happy to be involved with Chamber members and support their events. Also does weddings, dances and other community events.

Smithfield City (Ted Stokes)- New assignment from City Council. Owns and operates Stokes Law; does a lot of work with debt settlement and bankruptcy.

Whole Body Health Care (Zach Manwaring)- Just purchased the practice and looking forward to growing his business.

Always in Bloom (Merriett Falor) - Valentine's Day is coming up so you can preorder now! They will be ready and have flowers on order.

Preston Watts (Josh Watts) - Be safe out there! There are alot of insurance companies that are pushing people to their shops; Preston Watts guarantees all their work and they will deal with insurance companies for you.

Farmers Insurance (Payten Knudsen) - Offering auto/home/life insurance - looking to focus on life insurance this year. If you are getting married or having children or have other changes, give them a call.

USU Credit Union (Trevor Nunn) - All members are available for the Gold Share - a savings share earning a 6% interest rate - as a reward program. There are limits to what can be deposited so check for what options you have to make deposits and earn more money.

Stone Fire Pizzeria (Josh Nuckles)- Looking forward to getting involved and seeing the business grow.

Smithfield Recreation (Richard Varela) - Rec Center is very busy - now through April is the busiest time for indoor sports, including adult and youth basketball, dance, tumbling, martial arts. Offering membership specials to start the year. They will be staying open to 9 pm on Saturday nights January - March. Indoor triathlon is in March so sign up for that if you are interested. Spring soccer registration begins January 8th.

Family Place (Zoe Erickson) - February 10th (10-12,1-3) is the Princess and Prince Party at Castle Manor. They sell out every year so get your tickets. Always looking for sponsors (swag bags, coupons or other donations) to help.

Host Huski (Andrew Davis) - Let them help you register domain names or with your hosting services. Goal to grow business and make more connections in the valley so give them a call. They can help you save money on hosting and improving your website performance.

Stapley Advisory Services (Terri Stapley) - Changing their name to Stapley Advisory Services to better reflect their current focus on advising businesses.

Schreiber Food (Scott Nelson) - Eat more cheeseburgers! They are always hiring - college grads, college students. Also - mark your calendars for July 12th - 20th Anniversary of the Family Place Golf Tournament.

Sky View High School (Amani Crosbie) - Happy to be here - first exposure to the Chamber was our most recent Night of Giving and grateful for the good work that is done to support families in the community.

McDonalds (Toni Woods) - It’s McTeacher’s Night season so look for ways to support schools. Open and busy!

Other Notes

  • Night of Giving - Please turn in receipts to Nicole. The YSA ward wrapped gifts and delivered them to 6 families! So thanks to them. $2500 from our Night of Giving proceeds went towards helping families with utilities. Thank you for everything you did to help make it a big success. We were able to help around 240 children this year - so the need was great!
  • Membership dues - please send Nicole an email or text when you send in your dues and she will deliver your window sticker.

Calendar Items for 2024

  • March 30th - Easter Egg Hunt
  • May 8th - Tri School Golf Tournament
  • May 11th - Health Days Pancake Breakfast
  • December 7th - Night of Giving

Next Meeting - February 1st, place TBD.