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://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.

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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.