State Road 9 Public Hearing

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has completed a Draft State Environmental Study (SES) for proposed improvements to the State Route 9 (SR-9) in Washington County, Utah between I-15 and the future Southern Parkway connection (approximately 2800 West).

Based on travel demand for the current year and the year 2050, all existing intersections will fail during the weekday PM peak period, and four of the seven intersections will be near or at failing conditions during the AM peak period in 2050.

In addition, all intersections and driveways along SR-9 are at-grade, resulting in safety risks for the traveling public. The primary goals of the project include:
Accommodate 2050 travel demand for local traffic on SR-9;
Accommodate 2050 travel demand for through traffic on SR-9; and
Decrease safety risk at at-grade intersections on a high speed corridor.

Secondary goals of the project include:
Safely accommodate active transportation for both pedestrians and bicyclists;
Accommodate future transit; and
Minimize impacts and cost.

The hearing will include information on the project goals and objectives, alternatives considered, and the identification of the Preferred Alternative and associated impacts. The hearing is open to the public. Project team members will be present to answer questions.

SR-9 Public Hearing
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hurricane Community Center
Desert View Room
63 South 100 West
Hurricane, Utah

No formal presentation will be given. Please arrive anytime during the two-hour timeframe to view project materials and speak with a project team member. Doors will open promptly at 5:00 p.m.

The official public comment period will begin on the date of publication of the Draft SES, February 11, 2020 and will end at midnight MST on March 12, 2020. Comments made during the Draft SES public review period will be considered as UDOT prepares the Final SES.

All comments received will be documented in the project record. Comments may be submitted the following ways:
Written comments at the public hearing or through the project website www.udot.utah.gov/SR9improved or Postal Mail:
SR-9 Project Team
H.W. Lochner
3995 S. 700 W.
Suite 450
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Email: SR9improved@utah.gov

A court reporter will be available at the public hearing to transcribe verbal comments.

The SR-9 project team is also available to answer your questions relating to the environmental document or the Public Hearing via the project hotline, at 435-627-2076.

The meeting will be accessible according to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). In compliance with the ADA, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and language translation services) during this meeting should notify the project team at 435-627-2076, or SR9improved@utah.gov, at least three days in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the draft SES can be found at the following locations:
Hurricane City Hall, 147 N. 870 W, Hurricane, Utah
Washington City Hall, 111 N 100 E. Washington, Utah
Washington County Office, 197 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah
UDOT Region Four, 210 W. 800 S. Richfield, Utah
UDOT, 5340 W. 200 S., Hurricane, Utah
UDOT Headquarters, 4501 S. Constitution Blvd. Taylorsville, Utah
Lochner, 3995 S. 700 E., Suite 450, Salt Lake City, Utah
www/udot.utah.gov/SR9improved


WANTED: Articles for the 2021 HVCC Visitors’ Guide

Feature your articles in the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce 2021 Visitors’ Guide. Articles will be accepted until May 31, 2020.

Articles need to be informative and contain non-commercial, non self-promoting, non-partisan, non-sectarian points of view and specifically focused to Hurricane Valley, which includes Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville and Leeds, Utah.

Articles are intended to be informative and of value to the local community and Hurricane Valley visitors.

The editors of the Hurricane Valley Chamber Visitors’ Guide reserve the right to edit and/or shorten the articles as needed in order to accommodate the appropriate space in the Guide.

For examples of articles, please see the current Hurricane Valley Visitors’ Guide at https://Issuu.com/office-hvchamber/docs/hvcg book2019-upload.

The theme for the 2021 Guide is: Pathways and Gateways – Chosen because Hurricane Valley is considered the Gateway to the Parks and we have many kinds of trails!

Ideas for articles:
Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, ATV Trails, ADA Friendly Trails, Historical Trails, Pet Friendly Trails, RV Friendly Trails, Walking Trails. Trailblazers to Hurricane Valley (history), FDR work camp groups, who built the trails in Zion Park, camping and other trails. Health and wellness articles will also be considered.

Other ideas include but are limited to:
Golfing, Water Sports, Star Gazing, Museum Adventures and other activities and adventures available in Hurricane Valley.

Submit articles to:
Office@HVChamber.com with subject line: Article for Visitors’ Guide.

Complete your submission with your name, mailing address and phone number.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to enter their photo contest for photographs to be featured in their 2021 HVCC Visitor’s Guide, calendar and post cards.

Photos Wanted: Hurricane Valley event photos, action shots, seasonal shots, and/or photos depicting life in Hurricane Valley. Areas considered Hurricane Valley includes Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville and Leeds, Utah.

Photos must be high resolution. Guide to photos and photo resolution requirements for printing are available at: http://www.urban75.org/photos/print.html

For a list of contest rules and entry forms contact the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce office at: Office@HVChamber.com.

The HVCC looks forward with great expectation to an array of exciting photographs from all you photo buffs out there and are counting on your expertise to push the 2021 Visitors’ Guide over the top.

Keep on Clicking!

HELP WANTED

Rooster Run Café located in Hurricane, Utah is OPENING SOON and is now accepting applications for cooks and dishwashers. This is a fast paced diner style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Rooster Run Café is a family style restaurant with home-style cooking, amazing burgers, milkshakes, and awesome desserts. Rooster Run offers competitive pay, flexible work schedules, and a rewarding work environment. We look forward to meeting you!

Dishwashers $10 – $12 per hour
Cooks $10 – $15 per hour

Contact information: magoulas@sbcglobal.net or call (707) 495-3629

SKRE Extreme Mountain Hunting Gear Honored as HVCC February Business of the Month

Congratulations to SKRE Extreme Mountain Hunting Gear, recently nominated and voted to be recognized as the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce February Business of the Month. This recognition is awarded to HVCC business members who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley and Southern Utah region.

SKRE Extreme Mountain Hunting Gear offers a wide range of hunting apparel designed to excel in extreme hunting environments throughout the world. From base layers to outer-layers, rain gear, or accessories, SKRE has their customer covered.

Headquartered in Hurricane, Utah, SKRE is a nationally and internationally know company and recently opened a retail store at 268 West State Street in Hurricane.

SKRE will be honored at the upcoming HVCC luncheon meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20th at the Hurricane Community Center, located at 63 South 100 West in Hurricane, Utah. Guest speaker for the event is Dianne Newton Andersen, Philanthropy Outreach Coordinator for the Younique Foundation. HVCC members and interested business representatives are invited to attend. Registration is required by Tuesday, Feb. 18th. Access HVChamber.com to register.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Honors Community Award Recipients

The beautiful Sand Hollow Resort was the setting for the annual Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Installation & Community Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 2020.

DeWynn Nelson, HVCC 2018 and 2019 President and Mayor John Bramall presented community awards to 2019 Business of the Year, Buck’s Ace Hardware; 2019 Small Business of the Year, Lonny Boy’s BBQ; 2019 Business Person of the Year, Ashley Moser; 2019 Community Service Award, Bryce King; 2019 Educator of the Year, Michele Poast; 2019 Hurricane High School Student of the Year, Porter Dansie and DSU Hurricane Education Center 2019 Student of the Year, Kristen Poston.

Guest speaker for the event was Rand H. Packer, author, educator and lecturer. Mr. Packer’s book “A Lion and a Lamb” was the inspiration for the movie “The Fighting Preacher”. The audience was captivated by his remarks and clips of the film.

Also honored for their years of service were retiring HVCC Board Members, Connie Zdunich and April Chesley. Serving as President for 2020 is Nic Lauritzen, President Elect, Ike Turner, Past President, DeWynn Nelson, Treasurer, Sharon Shores and board members Damon Atkinson, Chris Gifford, Paul Zolman, Orion Parker, Kris Smedley, Kim Mensch, Bryce King, and new board members Andy Palmer and Suzanne Leonelli. All were installed and issued the Oath of Office by Mayor Bramall. Outgoing 2018 & 2019 HVCC President DeWynn Nelson presented the ceremonial gavel to 2020 President, Nic Lauritzen.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Platinum and Gold Sponsors of the gala event.

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Davis Farmers Market, ERA Real Estate, DSU Hurricane Education Center, Intermountain Healthcare, Hurricane City and Hurricane Recreation Dept., Prado Real Estate and Walmart Distribution.

GOLD SPONSORS: AGC of Utah, Ballard Storages, Color Country Automotive, Spilsbury Mortuary, State Bank of Southern Utah and TDS.

A special thanks is extended to:
The Clubhouse at Sand Hollow Resort – Adam Jasperson, Chef Dan Hardy and staff, and Carrie Bunker, Sand Hollow Resort Event Coordinator.
Hurricane High School String Ensemble – Debbie Thornton & Darin Thomas
Lonny Boy’s BBQ – Lon & Jean Allen (Gift Cards for string ensemble members)
Stage Coach Grille – Rich Tabish (Gift Cards for retiring HVCC Board Members)
Sand Hollow Resort – Golf Pass for outgoing HVCC president
Hurricane City Police Department Color Guard – Officers Ken Thompson, Omar Torres, Bill Phillips & Melvin Barlow
Andrea Stratton Photography
Bryce King & Riley Dutton – programs and outdoor lighting
Kim Mensch – HVCC Event Organizer & Coordinator
Connie Zdunich & April Chesley – Event Assistants
Annette Martin – HVCC Volunteer
Lana Hone – HVCC Office Manager

Volunteer Opportunity for BAM (Because Animals Matter)

Bam is accepting applications for Thrift Store Manager. This is a non-paid, part-time (20-30 hours per week) volunteer position.

The Thrift Store Manager provides supervision, oversight and management of BAM’s Hurricane, Utah based thrift store, BAM’s Orphaned Objects.

The store generates revenue to support BAM’s programs and services. The manager oversees volunteers, sales, merchandise donations, promotion of the store in the community and internal fiscal controls.

Please text or phone Beth Lock at (435) 619-9444 or Becky Timmons at (435) 272-2990.

The Haven at Sky Mountain honored as December Business of the Month

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that The Haven at Sky Mountain Assisted Living and Memory Care has been recognized as the December 2019 Business of the Month.

This honor is awarded to Hurricane Valley businesses that have had a positive impact on the community by providing exception customer service, products, and extensive community support.

The Haven at Sky Mountain is an exquisitely appointed independent and assisted living and memory care campus nestled in the heart of beautiful southern Utah. As a locally owned and operated independent and assisted living facility providing 24-hour support in Utah, they pride themselves on the professionally trained staff focused on exceptional quality of life and hospitality to their resident “family” members.

The good people at The Haven know that life should be full of laughter, love and living well. That’s why they’re dedicated to providing independent seniors a supportive range of trusted services including social activities, engaging activities, exciting day trips, day-to-day personal care and hygiene assistance, flexible dining, physical therapy, innovative memory care and the personal attention they need to truly feel at home.

The Haven at Sky Mountain is a strong supporter of Hurricane Valley activities and events as well as the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce. The care they provide is second to none. Stop by and see this beautiful facility for yourself. CEO Andy Palmer or Admissions Director Nina Heck will guide you on a tour and answer all your questions.

The Haven at Sky Mountain is located at 2192 West 100 North in Hurricane, Utah. Call (435) 674-7883 for more information.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Honors American Veteran’s

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce honored 58 local American Veterans at their luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, held at The Haven at Sky Mountain.

The Haven at Sky Mountain generously provided the food and venue for the occasion. The Haven’s Chef Kay Syddall and his capable staff prepared and served a lunch comparable to that of a fine dining restaurant.

Posting the colors was Commander Jerry Curtis, with Steve Bird and Bob Wood of the Sterling Russell American Legion Post 100.

Hurricane’s Nielsen RV donated a beautifully hand carved wooden flag to be displayed in The Haven’s foyer. New HVCC members were introduced and America First Credit Union, Hurricane branch, was honored as the November Business of the Month.

Guest speaker was Vietnam Veteran and American patriot, Doug Hunt. Hunt spoke of his military experience and educated the audience about POW’s (Prisoners of War), the duties and responsibilities of the military, and the proper way to display and honor the American flag.

The luncheon concluded by thanking each Veteran for their service and sacrifice and presenting them with a commemorative coin donated by the Hurricane Rotary Club.

Located at 2192 West 100 North in Hurricane, Utah, The Haven at Sky Mountain is an exquisitely appointed independent and assisted living campus nestled in the heart of beautiful southern Utah. CEO Andy Palmer and Admissions and Marketing Director Nina Heck invites interested parties to call (435) 674-7883 to schedule a tour of the new facility. As one resident put it, “This place is better than home. The people here are wonderful, everything is clean and beautiful, the scenery is breath-taking and you can’t find a better meal anywhere!”

America First Credit Union – Hurricane Branch, Voted as November 2019 HVCC Business of the Month

For a second time, the Hurricane, Utah branch of the America First Credit Union has been voted as the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month. Nominated in May of 2018, America First was awarded the Business of the Month honor and again in November of 2019.

America First was established in 1952 as a credit union for grocery store workers. In the early 2000’s, they expanded their common bond charter and today offer banking solutions to individuals and small businesses in Southern California, Utah and Nevada. They have partnerships with over 100 companies to serve their employees and extended membership through other community groups. America First Credit Union is a full-service member-owned institution offering solutions for total financial wellness. Federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Opportunity Lender.

Congratulations to America First Credit Union Hurricane branch manager, Bree Johnson, along with her staff and area liaisons, Oscar Alba, Brad Buhanan and John Davis on receiving this prestigious award.

America First Credit Union will be honored at the upcoming HVCC luncheon meeting to be held at The Haven at Sky Mountain, 2192 West 100 North, Hurricane, Utah, beginning at 11:30 am. Guest speaker is Vietnam Veteran, Doug Hunt.

Seating in limited. RSVP REQUIRED by Nov. 18th. Call (435) 635-3402 or email: office@hvchamber.com to reserve your spot.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards & Installation Banquet

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Community Awards & Installation Banquet on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.

The night will feature guest speaker Rand H. Packer, author of “A Lion and a Lamb”, the book developed into the movie “The Fighting Preacher”.

Hurricane Valley businesses and business people will be honored for their exceptional contribution to the community and HVCC Board Members will be installed.

A plated prime rib meal will be served.

Those wishing to become a sponsor for the event should contact the HVCC office at (435) 635-3402 or email: office@hvchamber.com.

Reservations for the event and non-refundable payments are due by Dec. 31st, 2019. Visit HVChamber.com for more information and to register.

Dig Paddlesports Awarded Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce October Business of the Month

Congratulations to Dig Paddlesports on being awarded the HVCC October Business of the Month.

Dig Paddlesports is the exclusive provider of watersports equipment at Hurricane’s Quail Creek State Park with another location at Gunlock State Park.

Owner, Bill Ennis and Operations Manager, Michelle Ennis established their business in 2011, with the desire and intent of encouraging water sports and recreational activities amongst the red rock landscapes of Southern Utah. They offer rentals, lessons (including Paddle Board Yoga), sales and repairs for stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and other water sports equipment and are able to accommodate family reunions, corporate events, and other large groups.

Along with the demands of their growing business, Bill and Michelle support a number of non-profit organizations and are actively engaged in organizing and assisting with community events.

Some of the nominating statements included: “They are always looking for unique ways to keep our community active” and “This homegrown business has enhanced the quality of life in the community as well as being a great corporate citizen. Hat’s off to Bill and Michelle Ennis for their focus on water sports in the beauty of our own backyard.”

Dig Paddlesports will be honored at the HVCC luncheon to be held at the Sky Mountain Golf Course on Thursday, Oct. 17th at 11:00 am. Guest speaker is Bob Watkins, former FBI Special Agent, Missionary and Pro Golfer. Deadline to RSVP is October 10th. Reserve your spot at office@hvchamber.com or visit HVChamber.com to register.

For Dig Paddlesports rental information or to book an event visit: https://digpaddlesports.com/

80’s TRIBUTE BAND PARTY

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to the ROCK BOWL at SAND HOLLOW for a night of great music by the Breakfast Club!

This is an outdoor, family friendly event and you’re invited. Sponsored by Sand Hollow Resort you’ll dance and enjoy great music under the stars.

WHERE: The Rock Bowl at Sand Hollow Resort – 5562 W. Clubhouse Drive, Hurricane, Utah

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Tickets are $10.00 each. BOGO with code: BASHTIX
Purchase your tickets at EVENTBRITE.COM

Meet the Hurricane City Council Candidates

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Hurricane City Council Candidates Night” on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Hurricane High School, located at 345 Tiger Blvd., Hurricane, Utah.

Questions for the candidates must be emailed prior to the event or written down and submitted before the meeting begins.

Email your questions to: Office@HVChamber.com

Huntsman World Senior Games – Volunteers Needed

DID YOU KNOW that the LARGEST annual multi-sport event in the world for people 50 and over takes place right here – in St. George, Utah?

That’s right, we’re celebrating:
33rd Year
80 Countries
11,000 + Athletes
32 Sports
Over 3000 Volunteers Needed

Become one of the world-class volunteers by going to www.seniorgames.net/volunteer and sign-up. It will be fun AND rewarding!

Questions?? Call Jeff at (435) 674-0550

Neighborhood Connection – Donations Needed

Neighborhood Connection helps children who receive free or reduced-cost meals at school by providing them with food to take home over the weekend. The children receive two breakfasts, two snacks, and two lunches to help ensure they have adequate nutrition – because no child should go hungry.

100 % of all donations stay in Washington County Utah to cover the cost of providing children in need with food on the weekends.

Sponsor a child for a school year: $200
Sponsor a child for a month: $20

Donations Needed:
Sliding Zip Lock gallon size bags
Individual serving microwaveable meals such as 7-8 oz. Mac N’ Cheese, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken and Rice, etc.
Individual serving Applesauce, Fruit Cups, Pudding Cup, Juice Box or Pouch
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Individual size Peanut Butter Crackers or Cheese & Crackers
Granola Bars
Individual size Fruit Snacks
Cash donations are always appreciated.

Donations are being accepted at the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Office, located at 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am to 1pm.

Dixie State University Hurricane Education Center Honored as the September 2019 Business of the Month

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Dixie State University Hurricane Education Center has been nominated and voted by HVCC members to be honored as the September 2019 Business of the Month.

DSU students become lifelong learners, committed to becoming influential individuals who contribute to the well-being of their community. DSU believes this starts with higher education. The campus in Hurricane, UT allows individuals in Southern Utah easier access to complete their higher education goals.

Offering certification programs such as Peace Officer Standards and Training, Certified Nursing Assistant, EMT, A-EMT and Paramedic, the center makes it possible for students to complete entire programs without leaving Hurricane Valley. DSU general education courses in fine arts, physical and life sciences, computer information systems, math, history, and political science are also available at the Hurricane Education Center.

Located walking distance from Hurricane High School, the center also offers concurrent enrollment options for high school students, helping students save time and money by offering courses that fulfill high school and college general requirements.

Under the dedicated leadership of DSU Hurricane Education Center Director, Chris Gifford, the center focuses on helping each and every student achieve their educational goals.

DSU is a generous contributor to countless events and activities in Hurricane Valley and Southern Utah as well as a strong supporter of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The DSU Hurricane Education Center will be honored at the HVCC luncheon meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. The luncheon begins at 11:30 with a cost of $12.00 per person. RSVP required by Tuesday, Sept. 17th. Call (435) 635-3402, email: Office@HVChamber.com, or visit www.HVChamber.com.

WOMEN in WILDFIRE BOOT CAMP

Help protect and preserve our nation’s public lands. Become a Wildland Firefighter!

The Kaibab National Forest is seeking a small group of career-focused women to be on-call wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer and can help pave the way for future employment and career advancement with the Forest Service.

Approximately 20 applicants will be selected. Their first assignment will be to attend the Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp in September, which provides comprehensive firefighter training and orientation. Those who successfully complete the training will be prepared for the Work Capacity Test, which is also known as the pack test. Program graduates may meet the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Red Card Qualification Standards and be qualified to apply as wildland firefighters.

The Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp will be held Sept. 6-9 and Sept. 13-15 at the Jacob Lake Administrative Site just outside of Fredonia, Ariz. Attendance both weekends is required, and pre-work is listed below. The deadline for applications is Aug. 10, and selections will be made and applicants notified by Aug. 22.

Although the training focuses on women in wildland fire, all interested parties are encouraged and invited to attend. No previous experience is required. Additional information and the application are available on the Forest Service Southwestern Region website at ww.fs.usda.gov/goto/wiwf. For additional information, contact Peter Goetzinger at (928) 643-8101 or peter.goetzinger@usda.gov.

Kaibab National Forest information is available through the following sources:

Kaibab National Forest Website: www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab
Twitter:

www.twitter.com/KaibabNF
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KaibabNF

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10, 2019
Apply at: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/wifi

Boot Camp: Sept 6th – 8th & Sept. 13th – 15th

Program Contact:
Peter Goetzinger
Kaibab NF
(928) 643-8101

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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 HVChamber.com 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 myplacehotels.com/franchising or contact Terry Kline at (605) 725-5685.

To book your stay at My Place, please call the toll-free reservation line at: (855) 200-5685, or visit myplacehotels.com. All guests are invited to Stay Rewarded, by enrolling at myplacestayrewarded.com.

Stage Coach Grille honored as June Business of the Month

The Stage Coach Grille located at 99 North Main Street in LaVerkin, Utah, has been voted HVCC June 2019 Business of the Month.

Owner Rich Tabish, purchased the Stage Coach Grille in the summer of 2018. The first time to walked in, he fell in love with the concept and woodwork. He said the service was great, the atmosphere comfortable and the food was awesome! The “Restaurant Guy” came alive in him.

As a long-time national restaurant operator for YUM Restaurants (30 plus years), retired, he decided to purchase the restaurant from its founders, George and Cindy Rodinos. “I think of them daily for the care and love they put into this place”.

The Stage Coach Grille serves the highest quality, made from scratch, menu items. Quality is never compromised. Rich is a strong believer in breaking away from the mundane, bean counting, portion control restaurants that have become the American standard. At the Stage Coach Grille, you’ll enjoy old fashioned, slowly cooked, fresh ingredients and you’ll never leave hungry!

The Stage Coach Grille serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Stop by, congratulate Rich, and try the food. You’ll be glad you did!

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce June Luncheon Meeting

HVCC members and interested business people are invited to attend the June Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Hurricane Community Center, located at 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Lunch will be provided by Lonny Boy’s BBQ.

Guest speaker is Kevin Lewis, Office of Sports and Outdoor Recreation Director. Kevin played the lead role in bringing several key events to Washington County.

Rich Tabish, owner of the Stage Coach Grille will be honored as June 2019 Business of the Month. The Stage Coach Grille is located on Main Street in LaVerkin, Utah. Open seven days a week from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll enjoy large portions, delicious made-from-scratch food, and friendly service in a beautifully adorned restaurant.

The luncheon meeting begins with networking at 11:30 am with lunch, announcements and speaker at 11:45 am. Cost is $12.00 per person. Prior registration is required by Tuesday, June 18th.

Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Steamroller Copies

Help celebrate the new building and location of Steamroller Copies at an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16th at 3:00 pm.

The beautiful newly completed building is located at 46 South 1350 West, Suite #2, in Hurricane, Utah.

Steamroller Copies is a proud member of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce and is pleased to serve businesses and residents of Southern Utah.

Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Dig Paddlesports LLC.

Dig Paddlesports LLC. is Southern Utah’s first stand-up paddleboard and kayak rental shop and the exclusive provider of water sports equipment at Quail Creek and Gunlock State Parks. Dig Paddlesports offers rentals, lessons, sales and repairs, and serves all group sizes – big or small.

Join the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Dig Paddlesports, located at 472 N. 5300 W. in Hurricane, Utah, on Thursday, May 23rd at 4:00 pm.

Meet the owners and instructions and learn about these fun, fast growing water sports.

Grief Shared is Grief Diminished

You’re not alone. We respond to loss and grief in different ways. Join us on the second Tuesday monthly at 6:00 pm to learn ways to cope with the loss of a loved one.

When: Tonight – Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Spilsbury Mortuary – 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah

https://www.spilsburymortuary.com/
Phone: 435-673-0911

Refreshments will be served.

Lonny Boy’s BBQ in Hurricane, Utah Honored as HVCC May 2019 Business of the Month

For the second time, Lonny Boy’s BBQ in Hurricane, Utah has been voted by HVCC members to be honored as the Business of the Month. This recognition is awarded to HVCC Business members who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley area and Southern Utah region.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce strives to recognize and honor those businesses who truly make a difference in Hurricane Valley.  Lonny Boy’s BBQ and their amazing staff have consistently served delicious barbeque to Southern Utah residents and the many tourists who visit Hurricane Valley.  Recently awarded 2019 BEST OF STATE TEXAS BARBEQUE, they have donated and/or provided countless meals at numerous Southern Utah events such as the Huntsman World Senior Games, Washington County Fair and Hurricane Peach Days to name a few.

A strong supporter and past president of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, owner Lon Allen has donated delicious meals at the annual HVCC Charity Golf Tournament for many years.  Lon and Jean Allen are actively involved in the community and Hurricane Valley.  Lon currently serves on the Hurricane Valley Tourism Coucil and is an active supporter of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Lonny Boy’s BBQ is located at 980 West State Street in Hurricane, Utah.  They will be honored at the upcoming HVCC luncheon meeting on Thursday, May 16th at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 W.  Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch, announcements and speaker at 11:45 am.  Guest speaker this month is Lura Kingsford, founder of Appreciation Mindset Training, a program designed to make supervisors’ jobs easier.

HVCC Members, business professionals and interested business people are invited to attend. Cost of lunch is $12.00 per person.  RSVP required by Tuesday, May 14th.  Register at HVChamber.com or call (435) 635-3402.

HELP WANTED

Spilsbury Hurricane Valley Mortuary – Part-Time Position

Spilsbury Mortuary is seeking to hire a self-motivated, reliable person to fill a part-time position at their Hurricane Valley Mortuary office. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The person will need to have wonderful customer service skills and be empathetic when they meet with clients. Please contact Aimee or Connie at (435) 673-2454 to set up an interview.

Color Country Automotive Honored as HVCC April Business of the Month

Congratulations to Color Country Automotive of Hurricane, Utah on being voted as the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce April 2019 Business of the Month. This recognition is awarded to HVCC business members who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley area and Southern Utah region.

Owned by Dwaine and Joe Holland, Color Country Automotive provides honest car repair and sales and is known for their friendly customer service. Two of the nominations read: “Color Country Automotive is involved in the community and sponsors or participates in many Hurricane Valley activities and events.” “They are the only one’s I trust my car with – you always know you’re getting a fair deal.”

Color Country Automotive will be honored at the HVCC luncheon on Thursday, April 18th at the Hurricane City Community Center, 63 S. 100 W., Hurricane, Utah, beginning with networking at 11:30 am. Cost for lunch is $12.00 per person. Luncheon speakers will be Hurricane Police Chief, Lynn L Excell, LaVerkin Police Chief, Ben Lee, and Washington County Undersheriff, James Standley. They will address crime and criminal activity happening in Hurricane Valley and suggest ways to protect yourself and your business.

HVCC members and business professionals are invited to attend. RSVP REQUIRED by Tuesday, April 16th. Register at https://www.hvchamber.com.

Ground Breaking Ceremony scheduled for Hurricane Heights Affordable Residential Development

Forte’ Development, LLC is proud to announce the Ground Breaking for one of their projects, Hurricane Heights Affordable Residential Project on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon. The development is located between 600-400 North and 700-500 West streets in Hurricane, Utah.

The project is comprised of 149 Town Home Units and 49 Single Family Residences and is intended to provide affordable housing for the residents of Hurricane, Utah. Both City Council and Planning Commission members stated a large gap in affordable housing exists for Hurricane area residents. They stated a need for affordable first-time buying opportunities for teachers, police officers and other professions in the area.

The location provides access to all of Hurricane including access within 1 block to three (3) schools and 3 blocks from Main Street. It also provides beautiful views of the mountains of Zion National Park and Sky Mountain. It will provide family-oriented amenities such as a full playground and Pickle Ball courts.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Haven at Sky Mountain Independent and Assisted Living Facility

The Haven at Sky Mountain is proudly locally owned and operated and is comprised of amazing individuals committed to providing extraordinary care and services. They understand the importance of giving back to the senior community for their hard work and sacrifice of making the nation great and are dedicated to returning the favor by providing a lifestyle that is incomparable by treating each resident and family member with kindness, dignity and respect. Their motto, “When you’re here, you’re home!”

Join the owners and staff of The Haven at Sky Mountain along with the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce and Hurricane City Council for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, April 18th at 4:00 pm.

Root for Kids Honored as Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

Root for Kids, formerly known as The Learning Center for Families, is a non-profit organization that provides family support services through a number of different programs. Root for Kids was nominated by HVCC members and voted to receive the March 2019 Business of the Month Award. This recognition is awarded to HVCC businesses and business people who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley area and Southern Utah region.

Under the capable leadership of CEO Suzanne Leonelli, Root for Kids continues to grow and has provided over 15,000 families in Washington County and the Arizona strip with the extra support they need. With the investment from the community and generous donors, Root for Kids was able to expand its services and help more families than ever before. They strive to ensure that every child in the community has the skills they need to excel in school and in life.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor Root for Kids at the upcoming HVCC luncheon meeting. Guest speakers at the luncheon will be Hurricane City Mayor John Bramall, LaVerkin City Mayor Richard Hirschi, and Toquerville City Mayor Lynn Chamberlain.

HVCC Members and interested business representatives are invited to attend the luncheon on Thursday, March 21st at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch and speakers at 12:00 noon. Cost is $12.00 per person.

RSVP required by Tuesday, March 19th. Call 435-635-3402 or email office@HVChamber.com to reserve your spot.

Alexis Martin, Hurricane High School Student of the Year, Accepted at West Point

It’s not easy being accepted at West Point, United States Military Academy. Only 10% of applicants are accepted, with 22% being female. Yet, a beautiful, intelligent, athletic girl, from the small town of Hurricane, Utah, has accomplished that lofty goal.

Alexis Martin, a 2019 graduate of Hurricane High School, will attend Reception Day (R-Day) at West Point on July 1, 2019.

Part of her acceptance letter reads: On behalf of the President and the Secretary of the Army, I send you congratulations on your appointment to the United States Military Academy.
Your appointment to the Class of 2023 is an outstanding accomplishment. In gaining admission, you have demonstrated exceptional potential for future service to the US Army and the nation. West Point’s education and training programs will give you the opportunity to fully develop that potential.
The letter is signed by Darryl A. Williams, Lieutenant General, US Army
Superintendent.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce proudly awarded Alexis with the Student of the Year award along with a scholarship to aid in her education. HVCC Scholarships are awarded annually to Hurricane High School and Dixie State University outstanding students.

On behalf of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, we congratulate Alexis on this major accomplishment and wish her much success and safe keeping as she accepts this coveted appointment.

HVCC Honors FX Industries as February 2019 Business of the Month.

HVCC Members are invited to submit and vote for Hurricane Valley businesses who they feel provide exceptional customer service, as well as extraordinary products and who are supportive of the community and Hurricane Valley Chamber. A company who does all that and more is
FX Industries, the February 2019 Business of the Month.

After 30 years of providing lighting designers with custom fabricated color filters, Special FX Lighting branched out to add a variety of related custom fabricated products to their offerings; powder coating, metal fabrication, and media blasting. They have rebranded their business as FX Industries with each division able to stand alone or to work in conjunction with the others to manufacture custom metal products.

Their light and custom metal products are manufactured to the highest standards. Their products are created in-house and they are constantly improving their own processes. FX Industries provides manufacturers, distributors, and designers with what is required for award-winning installations; expert quality, affordability, on-time product delivery, and outstanding customer service.

Special FX Lighting was founded in 1984 by the creative vision of Robin DuCrest, along with selected others who assisted with sales (Bill Lewis), coating development (Tia Sarsozo), business advice (Leon Lewis), marketing (Dann Hall), and Beth Lock, who did everything else. Beth has worked in the business after all of these years and currently runs the company today. Their second-generation management includes General Manager Wil DuCrest, who grew up with the company and officially went to full-time employment in 2007, and James Lee, who has been with Special FX for 18 years in various capacities and now holds the title of coatings manager and lead designer. It is with this new vision and leadership that they are proud to continue their specialty manufacturing traditions with FX Industries.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize FX Industries as the February 2019 Business of the Month.  They were honored at the HVCC luncheon meeting on Thursday, February 21st.

2020 Government Census Jobs

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Census Positions Include:
clerks
Recruiting assistants
office operations supervisors
census field supervisors
census takers

The positions will be located nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends.

For more information go to: 2020census.gov/jobs

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Honors Nic Lauritzen and Easy Shop Insurance

December 2018 Business of the Month

Nic Lauritzen entrepreneur, community facilitator, and owner of Easy Shop Insurance has been nominated and voted to receive the honor of the December 2018 HVCC Business of the Month! This recognition is awarded to HVCC businesses and business people who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley area and Southern Utah region.

Lauritzen has proven himself to be a motivated, enthusiastic and successful businessman as well as an unwavering champion for the less fortunate and tormented children in our community. The Make Kindness Easy project he incorporated has stirred the conscience of many school aged children and adults alike. He sets an example of true charity and demonstrates, daily, genuine kindness and affection for all those he encounters. As a strong supporter of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce and Hurricane Valley Community, Nic is revered by his peers for the way he conducts himself and operates his business. His friendly personality and honest contributions are refreshing.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber will pay tribute to Nic and Easy Shop Insurance at the annual HVCC Christmas luncheon on Thursday, December 20th, 2018. The luncheon begins with networking at 11:30 am and recognitions and lunch will begin at 12:00 noon. The luncheon is held in the Bryce Canyon Room at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 W., Hurricane, Utah. HVCC Members and interested business representatives are invited to attend. Cost of lunch is $10.00 per person. RSVP required by Tuesday, December 18th. Call (435) 635-3402 or email: Office@hvchamber.com.

Stevens Henager College is hosting a food drive to benefit the Utah Food Bank. We will gladly accept donated non-perishable food items at the luncheon. All donations will be distributed to Southern Utah families.

HOST A FOOD DRIVE!

1 in 6 Southern Utah children are unsure where their next meal is coming from. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Host a Food Drive.

Your business, school, church or neighborhood can host a food drive to help Southern Utahns facing hunger. All food collected stays in the county it is collected in.

Most Needed Food Items:

Peanut Butter
Canned Tuna
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Boxed Meals
Pasta

While all donations are appreciated, the Food Bank prefers nutritious items that are low in sugar or sodium.

Visit utahfoodbank.org/give-food or call (435) 656-9122 to register a food drive!

Volunteer
Call (435) 656-9122 to sign up.

For more information: UtahFoodBank.org

Huntsman World Senior Games Honored as November 2018 Business of the Month

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is please to honor the Huntsman World Senior Games as Hurricane Valley’s November 2018 Business of the Month.This recognition is awarded to HVCC businesses who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley area and Southern Utah region.

The Huntsman World Senior Games is the largest annual event in Southern Utah, generating millions of dollars in revenue and giving a growing number of seniors the opportunity to compete in sporting events on a world stage. The Hurricane Valley Chamber and its members are grateful to the entire Senior Games staff for the work they do to provide a life changing experience not only to world participants and visitors, but to the hundreds of volunteers who look forward year after year to introducing Senior Games guests to this beautiful area and Southern Utah hospitality.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber will pay tribute to The Huntsman World Senior Games at the upcoming HVCC luncheon meeting on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Guest speakers for the luncheon will be Bryce King, Hurricane Recreation Dept. Director and Darin Larson, Hurricane City Councilman and Vice Pres., State Bank of Southern Utah, Hurricane Branch. They will update the group on exciting new things coming to Hurricane Valley.

Business owners, representatives, and interested business people are invited to attend the luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch, recognitions, and speakers at 12:00 noon. RSVP required by Monday, Nov. 12th. Please call (435) 635-3402 or email: office@hvchamber.com.

Playing Now at Brigham’s Playhouse

Agatha Christie’s “MURDER ON THE NILE”

Playing October 11th thru November 17th, 2018.

Box Office Hours:

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday

Call (435) 251-8000 or Email: boxoffice@brighamsplayhouse.com

Brigham’s Playhouse is located at:
25 N. 300 W. (Telegraph St)
Washington, Utah

Phone:
435-251-8000

RATTLIN’ D PLAYHOUSE Presents Butch Cassidy and the Sunburnt Kid

Playing in December 2018 another hilarious original comedy, Butch Cassidy and the Sunburnt Kid.

Enjoy an evening of hysterical comedy with or without a mouth watering meal.

This is the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for friend or relative. They’ll love you for it – guaranteed!

Tickets sell out fast so call now to reserve yours at (435) 705-8598 or go to https://www.rattlindplayhouse.com.

Theater located at:
Diamond Ranch Academy
433 Diamond Ranch Parkway
Hurricane, Utah

Hurricane Family Pharmacy Offering Drive-Thru Flu Shots

HURRICANE FAMILY PHARMACY OFFERING
DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOTS!
Cliff Holt, Pharmacist at Hurricane Family Pharmacy is offering Drive-Thru Flu Shots! Stop by the drive-up prescription window, complete the paperwork, and a friendly member of the Family Pharmacy staff will come to your car and give you your flu shot. It’s just that easy!
Please bring insurance cards. No appointment necessary.

5 Important Things to Know About the
2018 Flu Season
1. 80,000 people in our country died last year from the flu.
2. Multiple strains of flu are circulating – and one is particularly virulent.
3. The Flu Season is not over yet.
4. It’s not too late to get your flu shot.
5. Flu can live for at least a day in a handkerchief.

Hurricane Family Pharmacy is located at:
25 North 2000 West (on the hill)
Hurricane, Utah
Pharmacy Hours:
Monday thru Saturday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn Meeting

HVCC Members and business owners/representative are invited to attend the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 beginning with networking at 11:30 am. Lunch, announcements and recognition’s will start at 12:00 noon. The luncheon meeting is held at the Hurricane Community Center, Bryce Canyon Room, located at 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Cost of lunch is $10.00 per person. Please RSVP today, Oct.l7th, by calling (435) 635-3402 or email: office@hvchamber.com.

The guest speaker is Paulette Valentine, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Division of Southwest Utah Public Health.

Paulette believes one key to preparedness is having the knowledge to respond in a calm organized manner, doing what will help our families, neighbors, business, agency, community and other fellowmen in our world family. She often says, “If we are not willing to help and share with others in an emergency, we will not survive as a nation.” Her department has been sharing how public and private organizations operate together, creating key values and shared vision and using these principles to guide actions, promoting team and organizational learning. She will also include information and make available to you the agreement for how SWUPHD will support your business and staff in the event of a biological emergency incident.

Cherry Creek Media – October 2018 Business of the Month

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Cherry Creek Media as the October 2018 Business of the Month.

This honor is awarded to nominated Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce business members who have provided the highest level customer service, contributed extensively to area revenue, and who are supportive of Hurricane Valley organizations, charities, events, and the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Cherry Creek Media, a huge economic contributor in Southern Utah, is the country’s premier small market radio, events and digital marketing company. Their 53 radio stations serve their local markets in the Rocky Mountain Region, Upper Midwest, Northwest and Southwest. Each year they promote incredible events that allow attendees to connect directly with businesses. Cherry Creek Media websites and digital teams provide cutting edge, targeted, turn-key digital programs for their advertising partners. Above all, they are focused on serving the needs of their markets’ listeners, advertisers and team members.

Cherry Creek Media will be honored at the upcoming HVCC luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018 at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch, recognitions and speakers at 12:00 noon.

Introduced at the luncheon will be new HVCC members: Seven Oaks Fine Jewelers and The Lemmon Team/Keller Williams Realty.

Guest speaker is Paulette Valentine, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Division of Southwest Utah Public Health Department. Valentine has been instrumental in helping the local health department and the communities become better prepared. She believes one key to preparedness is having the knowledge to respond in a calm organized manner, doing what will help our family, neighbors, business, agency, community and other fellowmen in our world family. She will address emergency preparedness as it pertains to Southern Utah residents and include information about the agreement for how SWUPHD will support local business and staff in the event of a biological emergency incident.

HVCC members and interested business owners/representatives are invited to attend the HVCC luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018 at 11:30 am. Space is limited. RSVP required by Tuesday, Oct. 16th. Call (435) 635-3402 or email office@hvchamber.com to reserve your spot.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes The Lemmon Team/KW Realty

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome The Lemmon Team as their first October 2018 member.

The Lemmon Team has been serving Hurricane Valley’s real estate needs since 1985. The Team currently consists of Ryan and Rand Lemmon, Nancy Cram, Celeste Lovell and Lisa Bringhurst. Between them, they have nearly 50 years of combined real estate experience to offer their clients. In addition, the Team has received numerous awards for their real estate success including being named Realtors of the year by the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce and consistently being ranked as one of the top listing and selling teams at local, state and national levels.

Perhaps more important than the national recognition, the Lemmon Team is appreciative of the support they have received from the local communities. In return, members of the Team have strived to give back to the community by serving on various school boards, Habitat for Humanity, Foundation for Students of Washington County, Kiwanis, Boy Scouts of America, volunteering with the Hurricane Valley fire department and ambulance service, and in other civic & church capacities. The Lemmon Team has also frequently contributed towards local beautification projects, high school scholarship funds, Muscular Dystrophy drives, many local youth activities and recreation, as well as many other local causes.

Contact a member of the Lemmon Team today to find out how they can serve your real estate needs!

The Lemmon Team will be introduced at the monthly HVCC luncheon meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18th, with networking beginning at 11:30 am and lunch, announcements and speaker at 12:00 noon. Business representatives and interested business people are invited to attend. RSVP required by Oct. 16th. Email: office@hvchamber.com or call 435-635-3402. The luncheon is held at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah.

NEON NIGHT RUN & TRICK R TREATING + COSTUME CONTEST

Don’t miss the NEON NIGHT RUN & TRICK R TREATING EVENT! The entire family is invited to join us at the Sky Mountain Golf Course for a night of fun and Trick R Treating!

When: Friday, October 26th, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sky Mountain Golf Course
1030 N. 2600 W.
Hurricane, Utah
Why: For Fun!

5K 1 Mile
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK night race through Sky Mountain Golf Course

Adults: $30
Child: $20
Family Pack: $75 Includes registration for up to 6 runners with 6 swag bags and 4 T-Shirts

TRUNK R TREATING on the driving range at Sky Mountain Golf Course, sponsored by local businesses and the Hurricane Community Center. FREE ENTRANCE!

COSTUME CONTEST too!

Sponsored by: Hurricane Dental Group, Sky Mountain Golf Course, Muddy Bee’s Bakery, Hurricane Pediatric Dentistry, Hurricane Recreation Dept., Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce

www.hurricanerecreation.com or call 435-635-2609

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Novatio

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Novatio, a business pioneering Full-Circle Orthopaedics, as a new HVCC member.

Most people may not know that orthopaedic surgeons can provide more than surgical treatment options. Some patients aren’t good candidates for surgery or may not be ready for it. The good people at Novatio will help you first understand your orthopedic diagnosis so you can have access to all of your treatment options.

Now there is a complete solution for your orthopaedic pain. Novatio, Latin for renew or rejuvenate, is the pioneer of Full-Circle OrthopaedicsTM. Full-Circle means they personalize your care plan based on your individual needs whether they be surgical or non-surgical. They address the whole person including body, mind, and nutrition. The Novatio team goes the extra mile to assure you fully understand your options for the best possible outcome.

MY PLACE HOTEL Ground Breaking Ceremony

The public is invited to attend the soon-to-be MY PLACE HOTEL at a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at 11:00 am. Located behind Walgreen’s at 1150 West 80 South in Hurricane, Utah, the My Place Hotel will offer a comfortable home away from home at an affordable price. Please join the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce in welcoming them to the Hurricane Valley community.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Primerica

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome new member Patti Mann, District Manager of Priamerica.

Primerica (NYSE: PRI) is the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America, serving middle-income households in the U.S., Canada and the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam. Its International Headquarters is located in Duluth, GA. The distribution model uniquely positions Primerica to reach under served middle-income consumers in a cost-effective manner and has proven itself in both favorable and challenging economic environments. As of 2017, it reported 126,121 life insurance licensed independent representatives, including over 24,000 additionally-licensed securities representatives.

Primerica District Manager Patti Mann, helps clients become properly protected, debt free and financially independent. She also offers a part-time opportunity.
Patti has worked in business related companies for over 50 years, spending 30 years with Gallo Winery managing the data analysis department.

Let Patti give you peace of mind. She can be reached at (209) 602-9247.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Xtreme Sponge

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome new member Xtreme Sponge to the organization.

Xtreme Sponge, LLC manufactures the finest melamine cleaning products of the new millennia, miraculously removes stains from practically anything. As a value-added manufacturer, they use extensive media resources to create and market innovative cleaning products to the residential, corporate, hospitality, and jan/san markets in North America.

Xtreme Sponge is truly the easiest way to clean hard surfaces with potentially permanent marks. Simply wet the sponge and effortlessly rub it across set-in dirt and grime. Watch the sponge magically erase stains and tough dirt from surfaces using only water. It is free of harmful chemicals, environmentally friendly, and safe for your hands and skin.

The Xtreme Sponge effortlessly breaks up stubborn stains and dirt leaving surfaces looking like new. It works at the source, lifting trapped dirt from grooves and surfaces.

Xtreme Sponge is located at 39 South Main, Hurricane, Utah. For more information please them at 435-635-2670.

PROFESSOR OF ROCK LIVE with Kenny Loggins

ON SALE NOW!

Professor of Rock LIVE with Kenny Loggins is an intimate interview and concert featuring Kenny Loggins.

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Sand Hollow Resort

Golf, Room, and VIP packages available!

Go to SandHollowResort.com for more information.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce membership is growing rapidly, and recently welcome several new businesses.

Hurricane local, Jeff Hunt of J Hunt CPA, PLLC., recently opened a full service certified public accounting business, specializing in payroll, tax preparation and consulting. Jeff can be reached at 435-632-6709.

The Haven at Sky Mountain Assisted Living Facility is scheduled to open its’ doors in January 2019. The Haven at Sky Mountain offers beautiful, helpful, living arrangements for the elderly or those in need of an assisted living arrangement. Located at 2192 West 100 North in Hurricane, Utah, The Haven at Sky Mountain is surrounded by beautiful red rock mountains. Reservations are now being accepted. Call Brad Oliverson at 435-215-9509 for more information.

Central Payment provides services to business owners so that credit cards can be accepted for products or services. They offer a lifetime low price guarantee and will meet or beat competitors rate for the life of your business. Call Paul Zolman, National Sales Executive, at 435-467-8074 for more information.

Purium: 100 years ago, all food was organic. It grew in clean, mineral-rich soil and clean, mineral-rich water – no chemicals, herbicides or pesticides.
Today, real food has been replaced by corporate-produced fast, cheap, addictive, processed food-like stuff.
Purium goes back to the original purity standards. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, binders, fillers, hormones, pesticides, irradiated or genetically-modified ingredients. Just real food. Super food. For super results.
Purium offers a solution that benefits our bodies, as well as the Earth. Contact Cril Cochran at 801-232-0991 for more information.

Peak Alarm is the leader in security, fire and automation solutions for your residence and commercial locations throughout the Midwest. Peak Alarm will help ensure that burglary attempts or other devastating incidences are reduced by offering you the best affordable alarm systems, access control systems, fire systems, monitoring systems, dispatch systems, home security systems, home automation systems, and smoke detectors available – for your business or residence.
For more information, or to schedule a security analysis, please contact your local consultant, Alan Lawson at (435) 862-3142 or via email at alan.lawson@peakalarm.com.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization formed to give business people a vehicle through which they can work to improve the livability of their community and the activity of their market. Its concerns are for the total community, but it is primarily responsible to the business and professional community for whom it serves as a spokesperson and advocate. The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce recognizes the need to direct attention and concern to all factors of community makeup, social as well as economical. The rapid transformation affecting our social, political and economic existence emphasizes the need for coordination of natural and human resources in a viable community organization.

The HVCC invites business owners and representatives to learn more about the Chamber and how it can help promote your business. Join us at a monthly luncheon held the third Thursday of each month with networking beginning at 11:30 am. The luncheon is held at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Cost for the luncheon is $10.00 per person. RSVP required two days prior to the luncheon. Call 435-635-3402 or email office@hvchamber.com to reserve your spot.

Volunteers Needed – Huntsman World Senior Games

Volunteer and Make a Difference
Volunteers are the life-blood of the Huntsman World Senior Games. For the past thirty-two years they have been an integral part of the athlete experience.
“Each October a volunteer workforce of 2,500+ men and women is needed to accomplish the lofty goal of providing a memorable experience for over 11,000 participants who come to compete,” said Jeff Harding, Huntsman World Senior Games director of operations. “The athletes are quick to express their appreciation to volunteers and many long-lasting friendships have been forged throughout the years.”
Volunteer assignments range from delivering fruit to greeting athletes as they arrive to check in. We need volunteers to work in the gift shop, transport athletes to and from their competition venues, answer questions at the information desk, usher the opening ceremonies, and provide medical support at venues. We also need people to check athletes in at sporting venues, assemble athlete welcome bags, run each sport’s social and much, much more.
If you would like to be part of the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for people 50 and over, then go to www.seniorgames.net/volunteer and sign-up.
Send an email to volunteer@seniorgames.net or call the Games’ office at 435-674-0550 with any questions.

HELP WANTED

We are looking for high energy individuals to join our team:
– We are a retail sales environment.
– We refill and re-manufacture Ink & Toner Cartridges for Inkjet and Laser printers. We will train you.
– We interact with customers face to face, over the phone and through email. We are seeking friendly customer-oriented individuals.
– We troubleshoot and solve issues with printers and cartridges.
– We are looking for full time and part time. Must be available on Saturdays.
– We are looking to establish a part time outside sales position.
– All Jobs are for work in St. George Utah.

If you are interested please stop by and pick-up an application, 42 South River Road #4 St. George, Utah. We are located in the shopping center with TJMAXX, Planet Fitness, and Golden Coral.
E-mail resume to info@stgeorgeink.com.

Back 2 School Party/Business Expo

Join us for the Hurricane City Back 2 School Party/Business Expo on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hurricane Pioneer Park, 63 S 100 W, Hurricane, Utah.

Free Food, Activities, Prizes, Business Booths, Movie in the Park!

Business People are invited to reserve a booth for the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Free to HVCC Members – $25.00 for non-members.
Call 435-635-3402 or email office@hvchamber.com to reserve your spot!

Brigham’s Playhouse Announces “Theatre Academy”

Brigham’s Playhouse Announces Addition of “Theatre Academy” Beginning This Fall

Brigham’s Playhouse, a Southern Utah leader in live theatre, is excited to announce a new expansion to include instructional classes beginning this Fall. The Brigham’s Playhouse “Theatre Academy” will begin its inaugural semester August 21 and will run through December 14, 2018. Classes will be held at their indoor theatre in Washington.

At Brigham’s Playhouse, they believe strongly in the power of the arts to change lives and to uplift others. Getting involved in the arts can have a positive impact in shaping who you become and the perspective within your life. Because they want to continue having opportunities for the community to grow and expand with the arts, the Theatre Academy classes will have various focuses and will be available for ages 3 and up.

Some of the performing arts that will be included are singing, acting, musical theatre, creative musical dramatics, showchoirs, and acting troupes. If you would like to be a part of the Brigham’s Playhouse family and assist in the mission to help others “Feel the Difference” go to www.brighamsplayhouse.com to learn more. All class information, signups, and information can be found under the “Theatre Academy” tab on their website. For any questions or to speak more about the Theatre Academy, call 435.251.8000.

About Brigham’s Playhouse:
Brigham’s Playhouse believes in the power of live theatre and its ability to provide audiences and performing artists with life-changing experiences. They are located at CottonTown Village in Washington, Utah (just across from Star Nursery on Telegraph Rd., next to Red Barn). This is the fifth season for the Playhouse, which was founded in 2014 by the Young and Knapp families.

WARNING – Computer Page Scam

A new computer scam has recently surfaced in the Hurricane Valley area. If you receive a voice and informational message that your computer has a pornographic image illegally installed and that you must contact WORD immediately, TURN YOUR COMPUTER OFF. It goes on to say that your computer will be hacked and credit card information, financial information, pictures, etc., will be stolen. This is a scam. DO NOT CLICK on the page for assistance. Turn the computer off.

Help Wanted – Part Time Office Assistant

Spilsbury Mortuary Job Opening
Immediate opening for part-time general office duties.
Spilsbury Mortuary is a family owned business. You will enjoy a pleasant, professional working environment with warm and inviting atmosphere.
Job description:
Must be a people person who is professional, patient, courteous, detail oriented, self-motivated, dependable and proactive.
Have a working knowledge of Micro Soft Word and Excel. Graphic Design knowledge is desirable.
Answering phones, maintaining client files, light Inventory, enacting with vendors, ordering supplies and receiving payments from Clients. Other duties include working closely with families and helping them with information as requested.
Please submit resume’s to Spilsbury Mortuary at office@spilsburymortuary.com. or at office location, 110 So Bluff Street, STG, UT. 84770 from 8am to 4pm.

Hurricane’s Lin’s Market Honored as Business of the Month

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce Hurricane Lin’s Marketplace as the July 2018 Business of the Month.

This honor is awarded to nominated Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce business members who have provided exceptional customer service, contributed to area revenue, provided top quality products, and supported the Hurricane Valley business community, organizations, charities and Chamber of Commerce.

Hurricane Valley residents have expressed their appreciation to Lin’s Market for the superior quality and selection of products available at their store, for the cleanliness of the building and well-kept parking lot, the friendly, helpful, customer service and for their support of local school and community events. The Hurricane Valley Chamber recognizes Lin’s Market for the positive example they set for other area businesses, as well as the many employment opportunities they offer.

The Hurricane Lin’s Market will be honored at the HVCC luncheon on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch, recognitions and speakers at 12:00 noon. Guest speakers are Linda Trujillo of the Utah Food Bank and Rosie Sevier of The Learning Center for Families. They will address the importance of non-profits and the part they play in the community. HVCC members and interested business owners/representatives are invited to attend.

ADP – A Business Owner’s Solution

Are you spending too much time running payrolls for your employees? Are you spending too much time making sure that all of your payroll taxes got paid and to the right place? Are you looking to grow but don’t have the time to go through the process of posting the job and going through the many resumes that you have in front of you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we should get together and discuss what ADP can do for you.

During the month of July, ADP is offering 3 months of free payroll processing. You read that right “free”! It doesn’t matter if you have 0 employees and you are taking a paycheck as the owner or if you have 40 employees, ADP has a solution for you. Let me know if you have any questions or,if you are interested, feel free to send me a text at (801-708-3036) or email me at bert.page@adp.com. Let’s discuss lightening your load.

Bert Page
District Manager

Direct 801.708.3036
Fax 855.878.0868

ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, announced that it was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2017, and ranked #1 on the Financial Data Services industry list.

HELP WANTED

Davis Market in LaVerkin, Utah is under re-model and will soon be opening a True Value Hardware Store as part of your shopping experience. They are currently accepting applications for employment. Inquire at the Customer Service Desk at Davis Market. The address is: 495 North State Street in LaVerkin, Utah.

WillowWind RV Park – June 2018 HVCC Business of the Month

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce WillowWind RV Park as the June 2018 Business of the Month.
This honor is awarded to nominated Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce business members who have provided exceptional customer service, contributed to area revenue and supplied quality products in Hurricane Valley and who are supportive of the Hurricane Valley business community, organizations, charities and Hurricane Valley Chamber.
WillowWind RV Park is the gold standard of RV parks, providing RV camping guests with a quiet, comfortable place to stay with unrivaled hospitality in a perfect location year-round. Their friendly staff welcomes snowbirds as monthly guests during the winter months and spring, summer and fall guests during the busy tourist season. Visitor’s from all over the United States and beyond find the amenities at WindWind top notch and return year after year.
The WillowWind RV Park is located in the center of Hurricane, Utah, surrounded by the beautiful red rocks of Southern Utah and only a short drive to scenic Sand Hollow Reservoir and breathtaking Zion National Park. A bit farther, but still within a day-trip’s time, are the incomparable Grand Canyon, Duck Creek, and Brianhead Mountain Ski Resort.

Trip Advisor visitor’s comments:

“This park is probably the cleanest, best-kept park I have traveled to”.

“It was a perfect location for visiting all the great sights in the area such as Zion, Bryce, Kolob Canyon, the list goes on. The park was in excellent shape and very well maintained. The laundry facility was nice and clean. Staff was very friendly”.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber congratulates WillowWind RV Park owner, Gary Black and his staff, and will honor them at the upcoming HVCC luncheon on Thursday, June 21st, 2018.

Seeking Executive Director – Mesquite, Nevada Chamber of Commerce

MESQUITE NV. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Mesquite NV Chamber of Commerce is looking for a dynamic, creative, and energetic individual to fill our Executive Director position in beautiful Mesquite, Nevada. The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce has been described as the heartbeat of our community. If you’re looking for a vibrant, small-town environment with 300 days of sunshine a year to call home, or you already have ties to Mesquite, please contact us.

Summary of Position
The Executive Director is responsible for all leadership and management of Chamber programs, affiliates, staff, budget,operation, and facilities. Key responsibilities also include membership recruitment and retention, community relations, marketing, event planning, and managing office staff (including interviews and hiring). The Executive Director also is the chief spokesperson for the Chamber and must be able to represent and speak for the organization at chamber events and in a manner that develops and enhances the Chamber’s credibility as a center of influence and leadership within the business community. The Executive Director reports regularly to the Board of Directors and must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. He or she must be an effective motivator and consensus builder, and should be energetic, self- motivated, organized, and detail oriented. This is a full time position that may require travel and some work on evenings or weekends. Salary is dependent on experience.

Ideal Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have connections to Mesquite and experience managing a chamber of commerce or another nonprofit organization, but these qualifications are not requirements. Other qualifications include proficiency in core accounting principles, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and experience using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter,and LinkedIn. Experience using Chamber Nation and managing and updating an organization’s website is also a plus.

Application
To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to Chamber Board Member Adam Anderson at
aanderson@barney-mckenna.com. Paper applications can also be mailed to Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, 11 W
Pioneer Blvd, Suite C, Mesquite NV, 89027.

America First Credit Union, Hurricane, Utah Branch, Honored as HVCC May 2018 Business of the Month

America First Credit Union, Hurricane Branch, has been selected as the May 2018 Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Member of the Month. This recognition is awarded to Hurricane Valley businesses who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the community and Southern Utah region. The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire community, acknowledges the generous contributions and strong support America First provides to Hurricane Valley and Southern Utah organizations, charities and events. Additionally, America First offers valuable financial services and assistance to their patrons as well as employment opportunities.

The America First Credit Union, Hurricane Branch, will be honored at the HVCC luncheon on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The guest speaker for the event is Ronald Thompson, Washington County Water Conservancy District. Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch, recognition’s and speakers at 12:00 noon. The luncheon is held in the Bryce Canyon Room at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 W., Hurricane, Utah. Cost for lunch is $10.00 per person. HVCC members and interested business owners/representatives are invited to attend. RSVP required by Tuesday, May 15th at (435) 635-3402 or office@hvchamber.com.

Help Wanted

Lin’s Market in Hurricane, Utah is currently hiring for all positions. Please visit the customer service desk for an application.
Lin’s Market is located at 1120 West State Street in Hurricane, Utah.

Copper Rock Golf Course Coming Soon to Hurricane, Utah

Copper Rock Golf Course is working diligently to be open in the fall of 2018. The course will quickly become a popular tourist destination, attracting golfers from all walks of life. Copper Rock is located in Hurricane, Utah, not far from Zion National Park as well as Sand Hollow State Park. Nestled in the beautiful Hurricane Valley copper mountains, with an abundance of blue skies and the zest of natural sand dunes, Copper Rock Golf Course is sure to become one of the premiere courses in Utah.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce and welcome six new members to the organization.

AGC of Utah:
AGC of Utah is the Utah Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and serves as the construction association of choice for the local commercial construction industry. No matter the shape, size or position, the AGC is able to provide members a competitive edge with valuable services such as market information, government relations, and educational programs. Additionally, AGC offers safety services, networking opportunities, and participates in worthwhile community service projects. Go to www
.agc-utah.org for more information.

ATOMIC4MEDIA:
The team at ATOMIC4MEDIA has over 20 years of experience in designing websites and creating a web presence that is unique to your company. They are excited to offer a budget friendly service to small businesses. Personal support is their top priority; you will never deal with a huge call center, but rather have a dedicated person available to assist you. Call 435-261-3368 for an appointment.

Certified Fire & Security:
Certified Fire & Security is a trusted source of top quality fire protection and security products offered at fair prices. When they opened their doors in 2002, they made it their mission to protect the communities they serve by providing a complete range of fire protection and safety solutions. Located at 102 N. Old Highway 91, Suite 2, in Hurricane, Utah, their team is factory trained and licensed in five states. They make sure that the work they do meets all manufacturer and system specifications, as well as the guidelines set by the National Fire Protection Association. Stop by and meet Rick Shewell, Branch Manger or contact Randy Perry, Sales Manager, at 435-210-1455 or email rperry@certfire.com.

Desert Garden Inn by Wyndham (formerly Crystal Inn):
Desert Garden Inn by Wyndham is a beautiful hotel in St George, conveniently located at 1450 South Hilton Drive. Desert Garden Inn offers a free full hot breakfast, room service, pool side service, as well as full catering. Visit Magelby’s Restuarant for an unforgettable dining experience, located at the hotel.

Eleanor’s Escapes:
Eleanor’s Escapes is a full service travel agency established in Utah in 2012. Eleanor’s mission is to make memories that will last a lifetime. From family vacations to honeymoons to business travel, airfare to full travel packages, cruises or guided tours, exotic destinations or trips to Grandma’s house, Eleanor has the experience and connections to create a trip custom made to your wishes. Call 801-336-6613 and let Eleanor take the hassle out of your vacation planning at little or no cost to you.

TDM – Tyler Digital Media:
TDM provides computer services, setup, configuration, training, hard drive and power supply replacement, memory upgrades, as well as virus, spyware, ransomware and scareware identification and removal. Their services include website and digital signage systems, creative content design, implementation and maintenance, CD, DVD and on-line catalogs, brochures training and promotional programs as well as more than 20 years experience in advertising, production of award winning films, videos and television commercials. They are committed and promise to always under promise and over deliver, stay within budget and deliver on time. Contact them at 435-319-0201 for an appointment.

FREE Estate Planning Presentation by Joseph T. Prete, ESQ

Joseph T. Prete and the legal team of Barney McKenna & Olmstead primarily focus on business and estate planning/administration matters. Don’t leave important decisions regarding your estate distributions up to the courts. You are invited to a FREE informational presentation on April 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Hurricane office, 52 South 850 West, Suite 103. Please RSVP to jprete@barney-mckenna.com as seating is limited.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Chez Debi Gifts & More

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony honoring Chez Debi Gifts & More on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Chez Debi Gifts & More is located at 415 North State Street in Hurricane, Utah (across the street from Hurricane Rehab).

Chez Debi Gifts & More offers unique gifts and souvenirs, along with consignment opportunities, healthy shakes, an in-house massage therapist, yoga classes and a conference room.

Davis Farmers Market Honored as the HVCC March 2018 Business Member of the Month

Davis Farmers Market, located in the quaint town of LaVerkin, Utah, has been selected as the March 2018 HVCC Business Member of the Month. This recognition is awarded to Hurricane Valley businesses who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the community, is a member of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, and whose presence is an asset to the Hurricane Valley area.

The Chamber recognized Davis Farmers Market for the positive impact the business has played in the community. The great people at Davis Farmers Market provide an enjoyable shopping experience with competent, friendly customer service and has earned a reputation as a business who not only provides great products, but strives to offer local and organic products as well. Additionally, the Chamber acknowledges the many employment opportunities the business provides for local families and appreciates the continued support and generous contributions Davis Farmers Market has made to the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce and numerous other community organizations, events, and charities.

Davis Farmers Market will be honored at the upcoming March 15, 2018 HVCC luncheon meeting, held at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah, beginning at 11:30 am. HVCC members and interested business people are invited to attend. The March guest speaker will be Matt Loo, of the St. George city manager’s office. RSVP required by Tuesday, March 13th at office@hvchamber.com or call (435) 635-3402. Event cost is $10.00 per person.

Diamond Ranch Academy Honored as Hurricane Valley 2017 Business of the Year

Diamond Ranch Academy, incorporated in 1999 and owned by Rob Dias, is a premier licensed Residential Treatment Center/Therapeutic Boarding School for youth ages 12 to 18. Six treatment programs are located on the 55-acre campus which provides specific, customized care for individualized student programs while still offering choice facilities to the entire campus.

The Academy’s manta is “Healing Families One Youth at a Time” and is dedicated to creating life-long positive change in the lives of students and their families. The accredited academic program is designed to equip youth with self-worth and an understanding of how to navigate the struggles faced in today’s society, where all students work with licensed Doctoral or Masters level therapists, creative in developing individual treatment plans. Diamond Ranch offers individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Equine Therapy, AA/NA groups and parenting seminars to equip parents with improved parenting skills.

Diamond Ranch Academy was honored as the Hurricane Valley 2017 Business of the Year at the HVCC Installation and Awards Banquet held Jan. 17, 2018 at the beautiful Sand Hollow Resort.

Jody Rich, Hurricane High School Principal, Honored as Hurricane Valley 2017 Educator of the Year

Jody Rich has a life motto: “It’s not about you”. A humble man, Jody shys away from attention and prefers to serve silently, without fanfare. Jody loves people and loves to serve them any way he can. Loved and admired by staff, students and parents alike, Jody believes every student has the potential to be successful. Many struggling students were able to graduate High School due to the positive influence and encouragement Jody Rich provided.

Jody was honored as the Hurricane Valley 2017 Educator of the Year at the HVCC Installation and Awards banquet held on Jan. 17, 2018 at the beautiful Sand Hollow Resort.

Rich & Brittany Klein Honored as Hurricane Valley 2017 Business Persons of the Year

Rich & Brittany Klein started Trail Hero in Hurricane, Utah in 2015. Trail Hero is a 4 day ride for stock 4X4 vehicles all the way up to full tube buggies built to raise awareness about motorized access for Veterans and people with special needs. Together with the support of the local and 4 wheel drive communities, Trail Hero’s starting years has hosted drivers from 45 states, 12 countries, and over 2600 vehicles. Trail Hero has an estimated impact of $3.5 million over that span and can be found in over 200 different media outlets including the Trail Hero Documentary currently playing on Amazon, along with TV shows featured on networks like ABC, ESPN, CBS, Discovery Channel, and History Channel.

In 1998, Rich began in Off-Road where he helped establish 3 Peaks Park in Cedar City, while a Cedar High School student and member of a local 4 wheeler club. Rich moved back in 2001 to his hometown of Placerville, CA where he started a family business hosting rock crawling events. The local annual event grew into an international sanctioning body hosting over 80 Rock Crawling sporting events annually in 13 countries. Rich became acting CEO of W.E. ROCK (world Extreme Rock Crawling Championship Series). In 2011 Rich sold W.E. ROCK to his father and moved to Alaska where he married Brittany. In 2015 Rich, Brittany, and their two children Austin and Payten moved to LaVerkin, Utah to enjoy the great family atmosphere, outdoor lifestyle, and amazing people of Southern Utah. In year three of Trail Hero, Rich Klein has brought some of the largest names and media in motor-sports to Hurricane. Their effort helps aid keeping Sand Mountain OHV available to the off-road community, free of development and open for those that need motorized access to experience the land.

Rich & Brittany were honored at the annual Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Banquet held Jan. 17, 2018 at the beautiful Sand Hollow Resort.

Dixie State University Education Center 2017 Student of the Year – Karson DeMille

Karson R. DeMille was honored as the 2017 DSU Education Center Student of the Year at the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Banquet held Jan. 17, 2018 at the beautiful Sand Hollow Resort.

Karson, a Hurricane, Utah resident is a sophomore attending Dixie State University. He is majoring in Computer Information Technology planning an emphasis in Software Development.

Karson is a single father of two boys, Treason Karson DeMille and Ryker Zaine DeMille. Between working full-time, going to school, being a single father, and volunteering at his sons’ elementary school, Karson enjoys all outdoor activities with his boys.

Much of Karson’s success and ability to remain in school, he contributes to Dixie State University Hurricane Education Center. Karson would like to give a special thanks to Chris Gifford, Michele Poast, Sarah Strickley, and Abbie Buell for their efforts, and willingness to assist in his success at Dixie State University.

Karson says, “I couldn’t be where I am today, scholastically, without the professors, advisor’s, and secretaries at the Hurricane Education Center”.

2017 Hurricane High School Student of the Year – Alma Burgos-Munoz

Alma Burgos-Munoz was born in the city of Puebla, Mexico and lived her first fourteen years there. She immigrated to the United States in 2013, starting her U.S. schooling that year in 9th grade. Even though the language differences have been a barrier, she has kept a 4.0 GPA since 9th grade.

Alma has been involved in several extracurricular activities and school clubs such as Leadership Academy, National Honors Society, Upward Bound, lacrosse, and tennis. In Upward Bound, she has been taking AP classes and concurrent enrollment classes since sophomore year (even in the summers). She loves learning languages, traveling and science.

Alma plans on attending DSU next fall and then transferring to Utah State University, where she plans on majoring in Human Nutrition and Pre-Med. Her future career goal is to become a physician!

DeWynn Nelson Honored as Hurricane Valley 2017 Community Service Award Recipient

DeWynn Nelson
DeWynn was born while his family was living in a small town in Idaho, Georgetown. When he was 5 his Dad purchased a farm outside the metropolis of Grace Idaho, population a little over 1,000, now just over 900. He grew up on the farm and learned to work at an early age. He attended all 12 years of school there in Grace. In 1977, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Jewett and the next year they purchased part of the farm from his Dad. They remained on the farm until 1988 when they moved to Brea California, talk about a culture shock!! DeWynn eventually started working for a uniform rental company and moved to Hesperia, where the family stayed for about five years. The company he was working for at the time decided to start operating in the Las Vegas area. DeWynn accepted the offer to move to Las Vegas (another culture shock!!) and help the business get started there. This is where they spent over 25 years, and went through a couple of acquisitions, as the companies he was working for were acquired by other companies. A little over 3 years ago DeWynn started working at Servpro of St George doing sales and marketing and was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager in the fall of 2016. On his birthday in 2016 they signed the paperwork to purchase a house in La Verkin and plan on never leaving there! DeWynn and Kathy have 4 sons and 12 adorable grandchildren.

Main Street Cafe Honored as Hurricane Valley 2017 Small Business of the Year

Main Street Cafe
Small Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by Davis Farmers Market

When brothers Enrique and Miguel Tinoco were 15 and 17 years old respectively, their plan was to move to California, work two years, save money, and then return to their beloved Mexico. Once back in Mexico they could then get the good education they desired and follow their dreams. In their two working years, the brothers advanced from dishwashers and bus boys up to cooks in great restaurants. They believed their opportunities in the United States were far greater, so they stayed in California restaurants.

Enrique had advanced to managing an Italian restaurant in Long Beach by the time he was 20. The restaurant owner saw the talent in Enrique and sent him to visit and learn from other chefs in notable Italian restaurants. 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 took as a chef at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. However, a Nevada friend convinced Enrique that a chef with his talent should open and benefit from his own restaurant, so Enrique, Miguel and families left California for an adventure in Las Vegas. Working side by side, they opened Tinoco Bistro in Las Vegas in 1998. For 17 years their business grew, relocating three times for larger spaces to accommodate their growing clientele.

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

Main Street Café is jointly owned by the Tinoco brothers, who also share the cooking responsibilities. Their specialty dishes are pasta and seafood, but their customer favorites are their outside-cooked barbeque grilled burgers.
The Tinoco’s are happy in Hurricane and appreciate the way people of the community have embraced and supported them. Their staff and regular customers (both locals and returning tourists) have become “like family” to them. The Tinoco’s are grateful this venture has turned out so well and are honored to be the Small Business of the Year for 2017.