The Gift Giver

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The Gift Giver

Written by Jacob Haslem & Nicholas Allen

The Gift Giver is a children’s story book about the origins of the man we have come to know as Santa Claus, written and developed by Jacob Haslem and Nicholas Allen. Jacob Haslem came up with the idea during the Christmas season in 2013 while trying to teach his 4-year old son about the true meaning of Christmas.

“I grew up believing in Santa Claus for a long time. I loved the wonder that surrounded a man with such a big heart whose singular purpose, it seemed, was to award children with gifts for being good people. That is a just cause. I don’t believe the two have to be at odds. In defining Santa Claus’ motives for giving gifts, and in telling his origin story, we completely redefine the way we think of him. In delving into who Saint Nick really was, we came to the conclusion that he must have been close to what we wanted to portray him to be in the book: selfless, humble, and ever-grateful for all that God had given him; never wanting praise or attention, but working, rather, to help people remember and celebrate the Savior.” Jacob Haslem
The Gift Giver is a book to help families teach their children the true meaning of Christmas without taking away from the “magic and wonder” of the holiday, and to do it in a fun and enticing way.

Jacob Haslem, book author and Active Pro Pest Control owner, is a Hurricane Valley resident and HVCC member.

Purchase ‘The Gift Giver’ at: Chez Debi Gifts & More, The Learning Express, Amazon, directly from Jacob Haslem at or on the web at

Walmart Distribution of Hurricane, Utah, honored as HVCC December 2017 Business Member of the Month

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Walmart Distribution Center, located in Hurricane, Utah, has been selected as the December 2017 Business Member of the Month.

Walmart Distribution Center, located at 150 N. Old Highway 91 in Hurricane, Utah, is a division of Walmart. Walmart Inc. operates Walmart Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Clubs in all 50 states and internationally. The Hurricane Walmart Distribution Center opened in December 1993 and employs on an average of 800+ Associates. The warehouse is approximately 1.2 million square-foot building. Walmart Distribution of Hurricane, Utah, supports the community through generous donations, contributions, and community grants. The business has made an enormous progressive economic impact on the region and has provided hundreds of employment opportunities to area residents.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor Walmart Distribution at the upcoming HVCC Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 21st. HVCC members and interested business people are invited to attend the luncheon, beginning with networking at 11:30 am at the Hurricane Recreation Center, 63 S. 100 W.,
Hurricane, Utah. Meal tickets are $10.00 each. RSVP required to: (435) 635-3402 or by Tuesday, Dec. 19th.