Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Announces Event Cancellations

A message from HVCC President, Nicholas Lauritzen:

I would like to make this message short and invite you to carry on with your lives today.

In light of Utah’s Governor Gary R. Herbert’s announcement regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease), the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors made the decision to suspend ALL Chamber events, including the upcoming luncheon and new member orientation scheduled for March 19th, beginning today, March 13, 2020 through March 31, 2020. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of our local health department, local stakeholders and the state’s Coronavirus Task Force to ensure we are supporting the state-wide efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

There will be an impact on Hurricane Valley in the next 6 – 8 months. Whether that impact is negative or positive is up to “US” as community leaders, retailers, and businesses. As the economy continues to feel the aftermath of this virus and as tourism slows, we advise you to be wise with your business transactions, minimize unnecessary business expenditures, keep your employees working, and keep using our local businesses. If we do these things, we will come out of this further ahead than those who panic and shut everything down.

Be creative in your marketing. Be kind. Be giving. Be meek. Be understanding. Show compassion and keep finding ways to keep our local businesses thriving.

We encourage businesses of all sizes to simply post and communicate vital information, updates, and reminders at work.

Thank you for your understanding. We love you. We pray for you. We want to see you succeed.

Nicholas Lauritzen
President
Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Younique Foundation Invites You to Get Involved

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In particular, here are some ways you can help:

Make an Introduction: Introduce the Younique Foundation to someone you know who wants to get involved. They are delighted to meet with everyone interested in becoming a part of their Foundation family.

Connect The Younique Foundation to Businesses: Recommend transactional companies (including web-based) that might be interested in participating in a “donate at check out” or round-up campaign. The Foundation will work hard to win their trust and create a partnership.

Share the Hope: Invite people you know to donate, volunteer, wear your support, and share educational resources with those in their circle. The dedicated people at The Younique Foundation are there to help however they can!

To Get Involved:
Contact Dianna Newton Andersen
Philanthropy Outreach Coordinator
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Office: (385) 205-6902
Mobile: (801) 318-7894
Dandersen@youniquefoundation.org

Main Street Café Honored as March 2020 Business of the Month

Congratulations to brothers Enrique and Miguel Tinoco, owners of Hurricane’s Main Street Café, for being voted as the HVCC March 2020 Business of the Month.

In an ongoing effort to recognize outstanding and exceptional member businesses, the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce invites it’s members to nominate and vote for fellow Chamber members who serve as an example of business excellence. Main Street Café was voted, overwhelming, to receive the March award.

When Enrique and Miguel Tinoco were 15 and 17 years old respectively, their plan was to move to California, work two years, save money, and return to their beloved Mexico. Back in Mexico, they planned to get a good education and follow their dreams. The brothers advanced from dishwashers and bus boys to cooks in great California restaurants. Believing their opportunities in the United States were far greater than in Mexico, they stayed, working in California restaurants – and a great immigrant success story began.

By the time he was 20 years old, Enrique had advanced to managing an Italian restaurant in Long Beach. The restaurant owner saw the talent in the young man and sent him to visit and learn from other notable Italian chefs. Eleven years cooking and learning from the best Italian chefs in California built Enrique’s confidence. His experience earned him a job offer he almost accepted as a chef at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. However, a Nevada friend convinced him that a chef with his talent should open and benefit from his own restaurant, so Enrique, Miguel and their families left California for an adventure in Las Vegas. Working side by side, they opened Tinoco Bistro in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1998. For 17 years their business grew, requiring them to relocate three times for larger spaces to accommodate their growing clientele.

Over the years they found the Las Vegas market to be consistently too busy. The brothers yearned for a calmer atmosphere where they could work and live and take an occasional day off. In February 2016 they found that place in Hurricane, Utah. Main Street Café was perfect, and again both families relocated to open up their new shop.

Jointly owned by the Tinoco brothers, they share cooking responsibilities, their specialty dishes being pasta and seafood, but their customer favorites are the outdoor-cooked mouth-watering barbequed burgers.

Main Street Café was honored as Small Business of the Year in 2017 so it’s no surprise that they were also voted as March 2020 Business of the Month.

If you haven’t tried the food at Main Street Café, you’re missing a real treat. The food is delicious, the servings are generous, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. It’s a fun atmosphere. The café is a favorite with the locals and visitor’s and tourists enjoy not only the food, but the quaint setting as well. Stop by at 138 North Main in Hurricane, Utah for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are closed on Sunday.

Main Street Café owners, Enrique and Miguel Tinoco, will be honored at the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce March luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 19th. The luncheon is held at the Hurricane Community Center, located at 63 South 100 West in Hurricane, Utah. The cost for lunch is $12.00 per person. Business owners and representatives are invited to attend, but an RSVP is required no later than Tuesday, March 17th. Visit HVChamber.com to register.