02/01/2024 - Meeting Minutes

Agenda Notes

The meeting opened at 12:05 as Darrell Simmons welcomed Chamber Members. Thanks to Alpine Cleaning and Restoration for hosting the meeting and to Cache Valley Bank for providing lunch.

Business Reviews

Smithfield Lions Club (Deon Hunsaker)- They cleaned and tested eyeglasses in January and have a blood drive coming up on February 19th. April 27th they will be participating in Smithfield’s Day of Service; they will again partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds. Also Blue Sox concessions start in April. They are always looking for new members.

Alpine Cleaning and Restoration (Wayne Moore) - They do fire, water, wind or mold cleanup. They do free evaluations. It is now in fire season for them - inside fires (electrical, fireplaces, wood burning stoves, etc). Keep an eye on your neighbors and please review your insurance coverage.

Cache County School Board (Kathy Christiansen) - The bond did pass and thank you for everyone’s support. The two new middle schools are getting going - orders are being made so that the companies can get started. They are making a few tweaks to better accommodate local neighborhoods. If you ever have any questions or concerns please contact her.

Easy Breezy Pros (Matt Veil) - They are seeing an increase in cleaning for dust in the ductwork and carpets. Looking for more commercial or manufacturing customers as well.

Zions Bank (Teresa Gwilliam) - New to Smithfield. Getting to know businesses in Smithfield. If your businesses have any banking needs, let her know.

Cache Valley Bank (Danny Hansen, Zane Johnson) - Still offering their flagship services for anyone - personal or businesses. Check with your banks and make sure you are maximizing your account potential. Zane is the operations manager and is happy to help with any questions.

Smithfield City (Ted Stokes)- They have email notifications set up with a database of 2500 emails signed up. If you have a civic event that you want distributed information about, please let him know. Chamber members can send out information regarding their new businesses as well.

Whole Body Health Care (Zach Manwaring, Tyler Noell)- Lots of shoveling and ice incidents to take care of recently. Also seeing running injuries as the weather warms up. He also has an intern (welcome Tyler) who is finishing up his chiropractic training.

Farmers Insurance (Payden Knudsen) - Seeing a big turnaround for new products at the beginning of the year. Rates are changing and leveling off so if you are interested in a quote, give them a call.

USU Credit Union (Trevor Nunn) - Still offering their Gold Rewards share where members get a bit more back. They also have a 0% balance transfer with a 0% interest rate for 6 months.

Lee's Marketplace (Pete Krusi) - Next week is the Super Bowl and they are ready! They are doing a cookie challenge to pick the winner and doing food demos. They also are ready for Valentine’s Day - a dozen roses will be $19.99.

Stone Fire Pizzeria (Josh Nuckles, Andrew Hansen)- Gearing up for Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl take and bake pastas. They are also providing meals to families that are submitted to them. Also keep in mind that they have their party room for large groups.

Smithfield Recreation (Richard Varela) - Indoor triathlon is this Saturday - they are sold out; if you want to provide anything to participants please let Richard know by Friday. Halfway through winter basketball. Spring comp leagues, adult basketball and adult volleyball are registering now. Staying open later on Saturday has been popular and will continue through March for now.

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, specifically for food for the event. If you want to Pay It Forward, you can buy a ticket for someone who doesn’t have the means to afford it.

Host Huski (Andrew Davis) - $3 a month for business email. They are talking to USU to help with student access and be a resource for them.

Healthy Bite Brigade (Annalisa Davidson) - Operates healthy vending machines and healthy snack subscriptions. She hires people with autism and disabilities. Getting her prices finalized this week.

Stapley Advisory Services (Terri Stapley) - Start your year off right with advising for where you want to be for the coming year. Give her a call to make goals or get help with taxes.

Other Items

  1. Membership dues - We have window clings. Also if you need to give us an updated email let us know.
  2. We will do two newsletters this spring - one in March to advertise our Easter Egg Hunt and one in April to advertise the Golf Tournament and Pancake Breakfast. An ad is $100 and includes the ad on the flier and on social media. There is a list of who is not signed up for digital communications and we might be able to see who might prefer a paper notification but the cost is becoming prohibitive for not a huge increase in participation. We do offer posters for businesses, including digital copies. We can also do digital electric board ads on Alpine and Preston Watts. Look for posters for the Easter Egg Hunt the first week of March (at our next meeting).
  3. Easter Egg Hunt is March 30th. Let Nicole know how many eggs you would like to have stuffed. If you can’t remember how many you did last year, we have that information. We provide the eggs and the Smithfield Youth Council stuffs them. If you cannot be there to hand out the prize we can put coupons in the eggs.
  4. The Tri-School Golf Tournament is May 8th. The letter will be going out to the schools. If you are a Chamber Member and want to sponsor a hole there is no fee and we have a list of available holes if you would like to sponsor a hole. All our proceeds go towards the three elementary schools - they will use them for various projects. We also supplement our scholarship program.
  5. Pancake Breakfast - We need all the help we can get. It will be 8-9:30 and will not conflict with the race this year. Proceeds from this go towards our scholarship program.
  6. Kim and Jim Tippetts were at our meeting and announced that they are going to be leaving for Africa to serve an LDS mission in the Africa South Area; they leave May 6th. They will be covering 16 countries to help with education and technology needs for members in the areas. We wish them all the best and will miss their contributions to our community.

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 - March 7th, place TBD.