November 2010
"Moving the Past Fast Forward"

Business Spotlight

The Spanish Fork/Salem Area Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize these fine businesses for their committment to our Business Community and to Spanish Fork. Thanks for being a part of our Chamber of Commerce!

Best of Spanish Fork Advertising
Jessica Porter
778 East 640 South
Salem, UT 84660
Fax: N/A

S&S 66/Sag's
Sheldon Gordon
800 North 800 East
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Fax: 801-798-8862


Dr. Aaron Cloward DMD
Aaron Cloward
83 West 900 North
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Fax: 801-794-2045 


Showplace Exit Realty
Kaye Jones
324 East 8800 South
Salem, UT 84653
Fax: 801-794-3951 

Visit these fine businesses and let them know how much you appreciate their committment to our community!

New Members

Welcome our newest Members to the Spanish Fork/Salem  Area Chamber of Commerce

Fresh Market
Levinson, Mark

Servpro of Provo
Fawcett, Tyler

Success Education Center
Jensen, Ron

Travel Passport
Hahn, Joan

Walker Concrete LLC
Walker, Melanie or Kevin

Custom Security and Sound
Chipman, Randy

Majestic Works
Hardy, Mike

Discovering Trails
Ballard, Jared

5 Buck Pizza
Judd, David

R&B Custom UTV Tops LLC
Johnson, Ron
09/09/2010 These businesses are list in the directory at

Chamber Office Hours

Spanish Fork Salem Area
Chamber of Commerce

40 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


Email :

Office Open
Monday - Thursday
10am - 4pm

Cary Hanks Chamber Director

Jolyn Adams Office Assistant

2010 Board Members

Executive Board
Karen Frost - President
Mike Mendenhall - Vice President
Cary Hanks - Chamber Director

Board Members
Susan Taylor Susan's Hair Designs
Brenda Liddiard Circle V Meats
Tracy Woodbrey Mountain High CU
Dana Robinson Mr Media
Wyatt Anderson Zion's Bank
Creed Stephenson Title West
Susan Barber Western States Ins.
Stacy Beck Utah Valley Mag.
Steve Clegg Clegg's Auto
Becky McConnell Macey's
Cary Robarge Robarge Collison
Brad Tanner Triple T
Lance Wilson State Farm Ins.
Tim Shanto American Family Ins.
Rick Ainge Rick Ainge, CPA

Rod Dart Sp. Fork City
Lana Hiskey Nebo School Dist
Seth Sorensen Sp. Fork Rotary
Todd Gordon Salem City Rep.


Advertise with the Chamber of Commerce

Place your ad or coupon here in the Monthly Newsletter.  For $25.00 we will place your advertisement, coupon or logo in the Newsletter and on the Chamber Website. Call the Office at 801-798-8352 for more information!

Utah Valley Magazine Honors Local Businesses

Utah Valley Magazine's 10 Year Anniversary Issue honored some of our local Chamber Members as well as other local businesses from Spanish Fork. UV honored these businesses for what they call the "Long Haul" businesses who have been in business for decades serving our area.  Smith Auto Company 86 years, Triple T Heating and Cooling 36 years, Leland Mill 112 years, Far West Bank 35 years, and Trapnell Orthodontics 15 years. Congratulations to these fine businesses for being in business for 112 to 15 years. It is businesses like these that help to make our business community thrive.  If you haven't seen a copy of this magazine, come to the Chamber Office to obtain a copy or contact Stacy Beck 801-376-2497. 

2010 Scarecrow Contest Winners

Thanks to all the local participating businesses that helped make this years Main Street Trick or Treat a fun time for our children!  Games were played and candy given out as thousands of children walked Main Street to show off their costumes.  The Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank the Spanish Fork Police Department for helping get our children across Main Street safely at crossing without stop lights!

Winners of the Scarecrow Contest were

Cat in the Hat by Leavitt Group Insurance

Tin Man by Triple T Heating & Cooling

Dispicable Me by Wendy Coates

Wheelchair Annie by Kris Chapman

Daddies Hunting Buddies by the Lowe Children

Upside Down Bubba by the Froelich Family

Thanks to all the participants in the contest, there were some very good scarecrows this year!

Western States Insurance November Business of the Month

November 2010 Western States Insurance

Congratulations to Matt and Rochelle Barber along with their staff for receiving the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month Award for November. Western States has been in busy in Spanish Fork for over 33 years, starting in 1977 with Matt's Dad, Doug Barber and wife Susan. This family business is an independent insurance agency that specializes in "protecting what matters most to you!" They have 8 insurance company's available enabling them to find the perfect coverage for personal or business insurance needs. Congratulate them at 87 E Center Street Spanish Fork, 801-798-7461.

Winter Lights Parade

The Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Winter Lights Parade November 26. This event is free to the public and free to local area businesses.  Lighted floats parade down Main Street and are the highlight of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Entries must be fully lighted and must appeal to children and adults alike.  Entry Forms will be available at the Chamber Office and online at  There is no entry fee so start planning now for this fun event!

B&B Rental of Spanish Fork has ideas for your float or entry. Call Blake today to see what they have to offer! 733 N Main Street Spanish Fork, 801-798-6652.

This event will be televised on Spanish Fork Community Network and covered in the Spanish Fork Press. Watch for more information in November.  Contact the Chamber Office for more information 801-798-8352

Utah Tops Forbes List of Best States for Business and Careers

PR or News Wire Friday October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010
The same publication that predicted Utah would lead the nation out of the Great Recession has placed our state atop the list of “The Best States for Business Careers.”

Forbes sites Utah’s growing economy (expanding 3.5% annually over the past five years), job growth (up 1.5% over the past five years), low corporate taxes (decreased from 7% to 5% in 2008), low energy costs and a highly educated workforce as reasons for the coveted top ranking.

“This is a true chamber of commerce kind of day,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association. “We are the best in the country because of our well-educated workforce and because we have cultivated a business friendly environment.”


Chamber Board Election Results 2011

Thanks to all of the candidates for stepping up and trying for a Board of Directors seat.  They were all great and we are proud of all of them. 

President Elect for 2011 is Cary Robarge. Cary owns and operates Robarge Collision with his wife Judi and son Garrett. Cary is the son of Gary and Louise Robarge of Spanish Fork. Cary has shown a great committment to our business community and is a Chamber Board Member. Thanks Cary for accepting this position and showing a desire to help our economy grow through promoting local business. We look forward to working with Cary for the next three years as a member of the Executive Board of Directors and President Elect for 2011.


November Events

11/02/10 Headache Seminar - High Five Chiropractic, Salem
There is no such thing as "a" headache. Come join us for a delightfully informative hour about the many types of headaches and what kind you or a loved one may have, and what you can do about it!

11/04/10 Free Sack Lunch Seminar - Public Invited!
 Bring your sandwich and we will provide a drink and chips to go with it. Watch live Healing Points Acupuncture and Travel Passport as they give you tips and how to's. Spanish Fork 17, Spanish Fork City, and Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to bring you Sack Lunch Lectures. The public is invited to participate and ask questions of our experts.
www.spanishforkchamber of commerce  Area Events

11/10/10 Noon Networking Luncheon
Details available at

11/18/10Sack Lunch Lectures - Public Invited!
 Bring your sandwich and we will provide a drink and chips to go with it. Watch live Heideman, McKay, Heugly and Olsen and Triple T Heating and Cooling bring you tips on CO2 safety, also Mountainland Technical College will have tips and how tos. Spanish Fork 17, Spanish Fork City, and Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to bring you Sack Lunch Lectures. The public is invited to participate and ask quesitons.
www.spanishforkchamber of commerce Area Events

11/19/10 Quarterly Member Event - Business Banking & SBA Loans
Come and enjoy lunch with Central Bank Business and SBA. Information on how to obtain funding for your business locally. Bring your questions about business banking and let these professionals explain the process. RSVP at

11/26/10 Winter Lights Parade
Lets kick off the Christmas Season with a lighted Parade! Entries must be fully lighted and animation is a plus! Come out and watch the parade with SFCN's Channel 17. more information available at

Major Sponsors

Thanks to our Major Sponsors!

Spanish Fork City

Spanish Fork 17

Spanish Fork Press


Mountain View Hospital

Ziplocal Directories

Rick Ainge CPA

B&B Rentals 

Chamber News - November 2010

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