Neighborhood Connection Honored as HVCC July Business of the Month

Neighborhood Connection, a program organized by Santa Clara, Utah resident, Donna Grace MacBean, has been nominated and voted to receive the HVCC July 2019 Business of the Month Award.

Neighborhood Connection consists of a small group of volunteers with big goals! A non-profit organization, their mission is to provide qualifying Washington County elementary school children with food to take home over the weekend.

During the 2018-2019 school year, a Washington County elementary school reported 72% of their students qualified for free or reduced rate school lunch, with approximately 50 listed as homeless. Totally dependent upon monetary and food donations, Neighborhood Connection provided those students with two breakfast meals, two snacks, and two lunches following school on Friday – enough to get them through the weekend. Their goal is to be able to provide weekend meals for all Washington County children in need.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize member businesses who work to make a difference in the Hurricane Valley. Recognizing the basic human need for food and shelter, Neighborhood Connection volunteers are working tirelessly to be able to provide a weekend meal for disadvantaged Washington County elementary school children. Neighborhood Connection is truly making a difference.

YOU CAN HELP! Neighborhood Connection accepts food and monetary donations.

Sponsor a child for a year: $200.00
Sponsor a child for a month: $20.00

Items Needed:
Sliding zip lock gallon size bags
Individual serving microwaveable meals. 7-8 oz. Mac N’ Cheese, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken & Rice, etc.
Individual serving applesauce, fruit cups, squeeze fruit pouches
Pudding Cups (shelf stable)
Individual Peanut Butter Crackers/Cheese & Crackers
Granola Bars
Individual size Fruit Snacks
Please contact Donna MacBean at (435) 313-4725 to donate or volunteer.
Donations will also be accepted at the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce office: 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah.

Neighborhood Connection will be honored at the HVCC luncheon meeting on Thursday, July 18th at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 W. Hurricane, Utah. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. The guest speaker is martial arts instructor, John Goff. He will address personal safety and demonstrate simple self-defense techniques.

HVCC members, business professionals and representatives are invited to attend. Cost of lunch is $12.00 per person. RSVP required by Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Call (435) 635-3402 or visit to register for the event.

Now Open! My Place Hotel in Hurricane, Utah

My Place Hotels is thrilled to announce the opening of the brand’s newest location in Hurricane, marking the fourth location to open in the Beehive State! Located at 1167 West 80th Street, the three-story, 46-unit hotel marks America’s 49th My Place location across 22 states.

My Place Hotel-Hurricane, UT is located with close access to Quail Creek State Park and Gould Wash, offering guests access to the serene landscape of Utah. In addition to its close proximity to a plethora of stunning geographic landmarks such as Zion National Park less than 45 minutes away, the new location offers immediate access to a wide variety of retail and dining options to fit the changing needs of guests.

Hurricane’s newest hotel is locally owned and developed by Stepping Stones Development, who broke ground less than 10 months ago.

My Place EVP of Franchise Development Terry Kline finds it hard to believe that the brand is already celebrating the opening of Utah’s newest My Place hotel, offering a great deal of gratitude to the hard work of the brand’s dedicated partners and friends.

“It feels like we were just in Utah celebrating the groundbreaking of My Place Hurricane as a part of our Summer 2018 cross-country tour. The excitement hasn’t stopped since then,” said Kline. “It’s times like these where we have the opportunity to recognize just how substantial the hard work and dedication of our partners and friends have been in helping us continue to expand the My Place product across the country. Congratulations My Place Hurricane!”

About My Place Hotels
All My Place Hotels locations offer modern amenities at an affordable price including nightly, weekly and monthly rate options. Each guest room features a My Kitchen, complete with a cook-top, a microwave and a full refrigerator. My Place Hotels offer pet friendly accommodations, including on-site laundry facilities, complimentary high-speed internet service and a 24-hour My Store, located in the hotel lobby and stocked with an array of supplies for the guests’ convenience.

My Place Hotels of America is a franchise company that focuses on providing a clean and comfortable facility, with modern amenities, and great customer service, all at an affordable price. The company is based out of Aberdeen, S.D., and offers franchisees a new construction brand, designed to ensure quality, consistency and the highest of standards for delivering marketplace value. The brand currently has 49 hotels open across 22 states with over 120 hotels in the pipeline. For more information on franchising with My Place Hotels, please visit or contact Terry Kline at (605) 725-5685.

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