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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chamber President’s Message............................. 6 Executive Director’s Message............................... 8 Premier Chambers Members..............................10 2019 Chamber Board of Directors...................11 Chamber Sponsored Events................................12 2018 Chamber Award Winners.........................14 2019 Chamber List of Events.............................16 2018 Business of the Year   Mountain Country Foods..................................18 2018 Citizen of the Year   Kevin Dunn............................................................20 Food Truck Roundup............................................22 Chamber Office Has Moved................................23 Spanish Fork Mayor’s Message.........................24 Fiesta Days Celebration.........................................26 Fiesta Days Rodeo..................................................28 Fiesta Days Parade.................................................30 Xtreme Bull Riding..................................................31 Spanish Fork City Map..........................................32 Future Downtown Design.....................................34 New City Events Coordinator...............................36 New Hampton Inn...................................................38 New Hospital Update.............................................39 Smart Sprinklers.......................................................42 Spanish Fork Airport...............................................44 Halvorsen Aviation Education Center................45 Salem Mayor’s Message......................................46 Salem Days...............................................................48 New Sewage Treatment Plant.............................49 Salem Activity Center.............................................50 New Nebo District Schools..................................53 Salem City Map........................................................56 Recreation Listings..................................................58 Chamber Directory..................................................68 4 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

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Contact the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce: Office Location: 67 E. 100 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 Phone: 801-798-8352 Email: office@spanishforkchamber.com Website: www.spanishforkchamber.com

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Kuhni Orthodontic Studio is a new orthodontic office located in the heart of Spanish Fork. It is conveniently located in the Canyon Creek Professional Building south of Macey’s and Costco. Although this location is new to the area, Dr. Kuhni has been practicing for many years. As the Studio name implies, this is not a regular orthodontic practice. You and your family won’t feel like you are being run through a braces mill. This practice was designed with the comfort of a spa, more than a medical office, in mind. With the unique comfortable furniture pieces in the lobby, to the open, clean and modern feel you will find in the up-to-date clinic and technology, the comfort of their guests was of foremost importance when designing the feel of this office. We had a chance to sit down with Dr. Kuhni and see what his approach to treatment is like and why his practice is different than what you might find elsewhere. Dr. Kuhni is a South Utah Valley native. After practicing in Kentucky and Colorado he decided to return to his home area where he is able to serve those he grew up with and loves so much. We asked Dr. Kuhni: How does an Orthodontist’s education differ from a General Dentist’s education? Dr. Kuhni: “In order to become an Orthodontic Specialist, I had to complete over 3,600 specialized hours of orthodontic training beyond dental school. During this time, every one of these hours was focused on aligning the teeth and jaws to allow for the most beautiful smile and facial balance possible, in both children and adults.”

What sets you apart from other Orthodontists? Dr. Kuhni: “I really wanted to create a place where not only straight teeth happen, but beautiful transformations occur. The artistry of orthodontics begins with a vision. I love seeing the potential in every guest and their smile. I really enjoy the artistry of creating beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. I believe that treatment starts with my guest and their specific goals at the forefront. I believe good communication is key! Communication with my guests about their goals and expectations is why we are such a great fit. With communication, we get to know you as the people you are. We respect who you are and are able to communicate with you about what is best for you! I also believe in education, and with education, we are able to communicate well. I want you to be all in with your treatment and know why and how we are achieving your goals together.” What sets your Orthodontic Office apart? Dr. Kuhni: “When you walk into my office, I want our guests to feel like they’re family. Which, I believe, makes the experience so much more than moving teeth. My team and I love interacting with individuals and families during their treatment as they develop confidence with themselves and their smile. Sharing that joyful day when braces come off is bittersweet for us. We love to experience the amazing milestone, but we are sad that we won’t be able to see our friends on a regular basis because they have touched a special place in our hearts.” What can you expect when you come into your office for your first visit? Dr. Kuhni: “We have a fantastic team who will help our guests every step of the way. Your first visit to the office is one of the most important experiences. We want you to feel relaxed and taken care of beyond imaginable expectations!

The first visit is when our guests make important decisions that will guide their treatment and help determine the outcome. I believe our guests deserve my time to make sure they are educated and understand the options that are best for them. In order to make those decisions, it is imperative that you can see the end from the beginning. I see it as my responsibility to help our guests see the vision with me and then discuss the options of what we can do with you, for you!” Can you explain the up-to-date technology you use? Dr. Kuhni: “We use an array of different technological advances. We only use digital xrays, which allows for much clearer and diagnostic images. Plus, it has less than half the radiation! We also use a high tech bracketing system called The Damon System. I love Damon Braces because, in my experience, it results in faster treatment times with better results as compared to traditional braces. I have also had lots of guests who have had the experience of “traditional braces” and then been in treatment with Damon Braces and they attest to little to no pain. So much so, that they didn’t require any pain medication. The Damon System also works with the body’s biology and can eliminate the need for more burdensome appliances such as expanders/headgears and others. The last thing I love about the Damon Braces is that we don’t need the little colors that go on traditional braces. The research shows that these little color o-ties are like bacteria and plaque magnets. These o-ties make keeping the teeth clean and free of plaque much more difficult. Eliminating the o-tie leads to a much more healthy and pleasant outcome.” We loved our experience in Dr. Kuhni’s office! It is such a fun, yet relaxing place to be. Dr. Kuhni is very competent and all his “guests” love him and his team. Even though this office in newly opened, Dr. Kuhni has been practicing for many years, which was evident with the skill and kindness that he shows to his guests. We are grateful for the time given by Dr. Kuhni and his team for allowing us to learn a little more about what orthodontics should be. Guest centered care with comfort and great outcomes.

CHAMBER PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE We are fortunate to live in a beautiful, vibrant community — a community where city officials, business leaders and residents value the history of the past and the excitement of the future. The Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is here to promote a vibrant local economy, to produce collaborative business partners and to serve as the voice of business in enhancing our communities. Strong relationships and a commitment to help local business succeed are at the core of our shared values. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm to shop local. As a chamber, we are consistently inspired by our members’ innovation, passion and willingness to serve the great people of southern Utah County. At no time was this more evident than last fall. On Sept. 13, 2018, the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek Fires threatened the communities of Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills and Covered Bridge, and thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. In fact, it was the largest single evacuation for a natural disaster in Utah history. People were scared, homeless and uncertain about the future. I was one of those evacuees. In the midst of the terror, residents in Salem and Spanish Fork offered lodging for those in need. They provided pastures for large animals. And they prayed. At the same time, the business community, without hesitation, brought needed water, food and supplies to more than 100 emergency personnel, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies. Likewise, a donation center for evacuees was set up at the Nebo School District’s Advanced Learning Center in Salem. Many residents and business partners brought much-needed supplies to families in need. The outpouring of love and support was overwhelming. For nearly two weeks, these generous donations not only provided for physical relief, they also provided an emotional relief. We were not alone. Thank you does not even begin to express the gratitude felt toward the citizens of southern Utah County as well as the unselfish goodness of the business community. These are the people we live with, work with and shop with. I look forward to celebrating our businesses this year. We will highlight them with our Business of the Month recognition awards, we will 6 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

have ribbon cuttings for those who are new to the chamber, and we will partner with them for community events such as the Easter Egg Hunt, the Farmers Market and the Winter Lights Parade. Please join me in thanking them for their willingness to serve in so many ways. Kari Malkovich McKell, Thompson, and Wise President, Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Wow, what a year 2018 was for our community. We have seen amazing growth and heartbreaking tragedy impact our amazing cities. We have seen so many small business entrepreneurs taking up residence here in Spanish Fork and Salem. We have also seen so many larger corporations that chose Spanish Fork as their newest locations. I am thrilled to see our area thriving and growing in such amazing ways. I sometimes look back and can’t believe that this is the same place where I grew up. Last year, at the beginning of autumn, tragedy struck our amazing community in the shape of out-of-control wildfires. Thousands of residents were misplaced from their homes while firefighters from across the nation made their way to our little neck of the woods and struggled to control the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires that devastated our beloved mountains. My family was one of the many that were required to evacuate during the fire. I have never been prouder to belong to a community that came together as ours did to support not only the displaced families but also the firefighters who left their own families to come and help save our homes. What an exciting time to be part of such an amazing community, and I look forward to seeing many more great things to come. Heather Youd Executive Director Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce


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PREMIER CHAMBER MEMBERS Special thanks to all of the chamber’s Community Partner, Diamond, Presidential and Platinum members for going above and beyond the minimum investment into the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. These chamber members provided extra funds to help develop the chamber as well as promote the many events the chamber sponsors. We are so pleased to have such great business partners in the area.

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Front row, from left: Matthew Harrison, Amilyn Gardner-Jones, Lance Wilson, Kari Malkovich, Jesse Cardon, Lana Hiskey and Aaron Stern. Back row, from left: Andrew Adams, Scott Rasband, Bryan Halverson, Mike VanDyke, Dawn Davis, Billy Dahle, Necole Hammond, Heathre Hone and Brenda Liddiard. Not pictured: Wendy Osborne.

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ANNUAL CHAMBER SUPPORTED EVENTS Scholarship Golf Tournament Each year, the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce joins with the Spanish Fork Rotary Club to sponsor a scholarship golf tournament at The Oaks at Spanish Fork golf course. Money raised through the tournament funds college scholarships in the amount of $1,500 per scholarship for students at local high schools. In 2018, the golf tournament raised enough money to provide 20 students with scholarships. This year’s golf tournament will be held on May 8. Students interested in applying to be considered for one of these scholarships should contact their school counselor.

Easter Egg Hunt Thousands of children line up at the Spanish Fork Sports Park each spring for their chance to find eggs filled with candy and prizes as part of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. The event, which is held each year on the Saturday before Easter at 9 a.m., has become an annual tradition in Spanish Fork with between 3,000 and 5,000 children ranging in age from infants to 10 years old participating each year. This year’s East Egg Hunt will be held on April 20.

Scarecrow Contest/ Main Street Trick or Treat Each October, the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Scarecrow Contest, a competition encouraging local businesses and individuals to design their most creative scarecrow and put it up for display in the community. Through the contest, 20 to 30 scarecrows are set up along Spanish Fork’s Main Street in the area between Center Street and 400 North, adding fun decorations to the historic downtown area during the Halloween season. The chamber also sponsors the annual Main Street Trick or Treat event in Spanish Fork. Local businesses are invited to participate through handing out candy to trick-or-treaters during the event. Salem City hosts a similar event called the Trunk or Treat, which is held in a parking lot of the activity center and candy is passed out from the trunks of cars.

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ANNUAL CHAMBER SUPPORTED EVENTS Harvest Moon Hurrah Each September, the Spanish Fork Arts Council sponsors the city’s Harvest Moon Hurrah, an event celebrating the harvest season and the arts. Held in Spanish Fork’s Library Park at Center and Main streets, the Harvest Moon Hurrah includes harvest-related games, crafts and activities as well as live music performances. The Chamber also provides over 500 pumpkins and faces to decorate them with.

Winter Lights Parade On the Friday evening after Thanksgiving each year, Main Street in Spanish Fork is lit up with festive floats and wagons as part of the Winter Lights Parade, an event sponsored by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Businesses, families and other groups participate in the parade each year, with the parade attracting entries such as hay wagons, city floats, horse riding clubs and marching bands. Musical groups also participate, including Christmas carolers, and the parade ends with a visit from Santa Claus who rides through the city on his sleigh. After the parade, there is a tree-lighting ceremony held at the city building and Santa is available to visit and take pictures with the children.


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Business of the Year: Mountain Country Foods Pictured are, from left: Chamber President Kari Malkovich and Mountain Country Foods owners Carol & Doug Ford.

Business Person of the Year: Scott Rasband Pictured accepting Rasband’s award from Chamber President Kari Malkovich (left) are Mr. & Mrs. Brett Lee (store manager).

Community Action Award: Kari Malkovich Pictured are award presenter Wendy Osborne (left) and Malkovich.

Total Citizen of the Year: Kevin Dunn Pictured are award presenter Colt Sampson, left, with Kevin & Janell Dunn.

Business Education Partnership Award: Doug and Carol Ford Pictured are award presenter Lana Hiskey with Carol and Doug Ford.

Salem City Mayor’s Award: Terry Ficklin Pictured are Ficklin (right) with Salem City Councilman Seth Sorensen.

Legislative Action Award: Woodland Hills Mayor Wendy Pray and Elk Ridge Mayor Ty Ellis Pictured are, from left: Utah State Rep. Mike McKell, Mayor Pray, Utah State Sen. Deidre Henderson and Mayor Ellis.

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Spanish Fork City Mayor’s Award: Susan Chapman Pictured are Mayor Steve Leifson, left, Susan Chapman and her husband.

Chamber President’s Award: Harold E. Jeffrey Pictured are award presenter Katrina Campbell (left) and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey.

Director’s Award: Peter Hansen Pictured are Chamber Executive Director Heather Youd (left) and Mr. and Mrs Pete Hansen.

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Saturday, March 16: Miss Spanish Fork Scholarship Pageant, Maple Mountain High School Wednesday, March 20: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers.


Friday, April 5: First Food Trucks on Main (continues each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. until September) Wednesday, April 10: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers. April 12 & 13: Home & Fun Expo, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds Saturday, April 20: Spanish Fork Easter Egg Hunt (ages 0-10), 9 a.m., Sports Park, West Fields


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Wednesday, May 8: Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber/Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament, The Oaks at Spanish Fork Golf Course May 7 & 8: American Legion “Patriot Walk” for local fifth-grade students. Wednesday, May 15: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers. Saturday, May 25: Miss Salem Scholarship Pageant, 7 p.m., Salem Hills High School


Friday, June 7: Spanish Fork Movies in the Park, Library Park at dark. Monday, June 10: Salem City Free Concert - TriChevy’s Tuesday, June 11: Spanish Fork Farmer’s Market vendor information meeting, 7:30 p.m., Spanish Fork City office building. Wednesday, June 19: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers.

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Friday, July 5: Spanish Fork Movies in the Park, Library Park at dark. Monday, July 8: Salem City Free Concert - Rock Daddy July 12-24: Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Wednesday, July 17: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers. July 20, 22 & 23: Fiesta Days Sidewalk Sales on Main Saturday, July 27: First Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main


In August: Chamber Summer Celebration. More information to be announced. Aug. 2-10: Salem Days Friday, Aug. 2: Spanish Fork Movies in the Park, Library Park at dark.

2019 CHAMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS Saturday, Aug. 3: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main Monday, Aug. 5: Salem City Free Concert - Fire at Will Saturday, Aug. 10: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main Saturday, Aug. 10: Salem City Library Auction Saturday, Aug. 17: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main Wednesday, Aug. 21: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers. Saturday, Aug. 24: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main Saturday, Aug. 24: Spanish Fork Municipal Airport’s Aeroplanes, Trains & Automobiles

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers. Saturday, Sept. 21: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers. Saturday, Sept. 21: Harvest Moon Hurrah, 3 to 9 p.m., Library Park Saturday, Sept. 28: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main


Tuesday, Oct. 1: Main Street Scarecrow Contest begins Saturday, Oct. 5: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main Saturday, Oct. 12: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main

Saturday, Oct. 26: Last Spanish Fork Farmers Market of the season, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main Saturday, Oct. 26: Spanish Fork Main Street Trick or Treat, Center Street to 400 North. Time: TBA Saturday, Oct. 26: Salem Goosebump Gala, 1 to 3 p.m., Salem Activity Center Thursday, Oct. 31: End of Main Street Scarecrow Contest


Monday, Nov. 4: Chamber board elections begin Wednesday, Nov. 20: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers. Thursday, Nov. 21: Spanish Fork City Festival of Lights begins at dusk in Canyon View Park.

Saturday, Sept. 7: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and nonmembers.

Friday, Nov. 22: Chamber Winter Lights Parade, Main St.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 S. Main

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2018 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Mountain Country Foods Mountain Country Foods, one of the largest pet treat manufacturers in the United States, has been named the 2018 Business of the Year by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. The Spanish Fork business was recognized during the chamber’s 2019 Installation and Awards Banquet on Jan. 24. Founded by Doug and Carol Ford, Mountain Country Foods has been a family owned and operated company for more than 44 years. In the early 1970s, Doug was managing his father’s food locker business, Ford’s Locker in Provo, when he decided he wanted to branch out into specialty meats such as beef jerky and smoked sausage. Doug and his wife Carol decided to create their own business. In 1974, they formed Smokey’s Smokehouse. Doug and Carol ran the part-time business themselves at first, with Carol keeping the books and delivering Doug’s products to grocery stores and gas stations in Utah County. The business grew, and they began hiring employees. When their first child was born, Carol quit to be a full-time mother. “Now we have over 500 employees and we work 24/7 around the clock and have done for years,” Carol said. Mountain Country Foods currently has two production facilities in Spanish Fork — one at 185 E. 1600 North, which also houses the busi-

Doug & Carol Ford ness’s corporate offices, and the other at 2102 N. Main. A third production facility is located in Okeene, Oklahoma. The business produces both soft treats and biscuits/baked foods for pets. Mountain Country Foods doesn’t produce the treats under its own label, however; rather, they produce the items for other pet food companies with their label. “If you walk in any store such as Walmart, Petco or Macey’s, a lot of the pet treats that you see on the shelves we manufacture in Spanish Fork,” Carol said. Over the years, Mountain Country Foods has gone out of its way to provide exceptional

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2018 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR benefits for its employees. The business has a private clinic available to employees and their families as well as an event center that employees can utilize free of charge. Carol said the business also takes its employees on a company-sponsored and paid-for trip every couple of years. Destinations have included Disneyland, Hawai’i and cruises. “Our employees are the most important asset we have,” Carol said. “My husband is very proud that some of his employees have stayed with him for over 40 years.” Outside of their business, Doug and Carol have contributed to the community both monetarily and through service. Doug has served on many community boards and Carol has volunteered in various capacities

for Nebo School District for 34 years. She currently volunteers at Spanish Fork High School. They have also contributed to Nebo School District to support methods to make schools safer. The couple was honored in October as the district’s 2018 Business Champion. Their children are active in the community as well. The Fords have four children; one has passed away. Two sons and one daughter play an active role in the business.

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2018 TOTAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Kevin Dunn As a prominent business owner in Spanish Fork for about 20 years, Kevin Dunn has always seen his business as a way to help others. “There’s just really so many opportunities out there if people will open their eyes and realize that there’s many needs around us,” said Dunn, who until last fall owned the Big O Tires store on Spanish Fork’s Main Street. The Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has named Kevin Dunn as the recipient of its 2018 Total Citizen of the Year Award. He was recognized during the chamber’s 2019 Installation and Awards Banquet on Jan. 24. Dunn grew up in Provo and attended Brigham Young University where he met his wife Janell, a graduate of Spanish Fork High School. At college, Dunn specialized in advertising, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in communications. After their marriage, the couple lived Lake Shore few a few years before a job opportunity drew them to California. Eventually, however, Dunn received a call from RC Willey offering him a job as the company’s advertising director. He accepted and the Dunns moved to Clearfield. After eight years, Dunn left RC Willey to start his own ad agency. One of his accounts was a group of Goodyear Tire stores, all of which participated in the advertising efforts except the Provo and Orem stores. For some reason, Dunn said, the owner of those stores would never advertise with the group. Dunn decided to drive down and have a personal chat with the owner. During their talk, the Goodyear owner said he was never going to advertise and was unhappy in his situation, adding that he would be pleased to sell the businesses and move out of the area. “When he said he wanted to get rid of the stores, I made the fateful statement, ‘That can be arranged,’” Dunn said. With some partners, Dunn purchased the Goodyear stores, which brought him and his family back to Utah County and placed him on a new course in life: the tire business. After eight years with Goodyear, Dunn wanted 20 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

Kevin Dunn to go out on his own, so he sold his interest to his partners and bought the Big O Tires store in Spanish Fork in 1998. “It was kind of a swerve in the road,” he said. “I just always wanted to be my own boss, I guess, and I am kind of entrepreneurial and I thought it would be a good move. People need tires and service on their cars, so it seemed pretty logical.” Dunn eventually purchased the Big O Tires stores in American Fork and Nephi and built another Big O store from the ground up in Payson. He has greatly enjoyed the ability to help people through his business. Customers would come in with problems he and his employees could fix. “The thing that has always intrigued me since I left the advertising world is it gives you a real chance to help other people, and I just feel like the more you can help other people, help them accomplish their goals or service their cars or whatever they’re trying to accomplish, it comes back to you,” Dunn said. He has looked at running his business as a “win-win-win” situation where everyone — the employees, the customers and himself — benefits. “Ultimately, it comes down to making people happy, serving others. That’s how I look at it,”

2018 TOTAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Dunn said. “I wasn’t necessarily measuring success by whether I could afford a boat or not. It was by whether I was making people happy.” His desire to serve has driven him to contribute in ways outside of his business as well. For example, he served for four years on the board of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. “In my four-year involvement with the chamber, I have seen tremendous improvement in my business at Big O Tires because it seems like people in the community respond to those who serve, and as you get to know more and more people in the business community through events like networking lunches and ribbon cuttings and other events that the chamber holds … it’s really a benefit not only to your business but to the community as a whole,” Dunn said. Dunn has made many contributions to high school sports programs over the years and has also supported organizations like Tabitha’s Way, the Food and Care Coalition and the Utah Food

Bank through monetary and food donations. His business has also supported the Utah County Fair and Fiesta Days as a sponsor. Each year, he participates in an effort by a group of local businesses to find a used car, fix it up, fill it with gifts and donate it to a needy family identified by Nebo School District. “It’s so neat to see the surprise and the tears of joy on the family’s face,” he said. Dunn has sold all his Big O Tires stores except the one in Payson and hopes to be fully retired within the next six months. He and his wife have five children and 12 grandchildren, and over the years, all five children have worked in the tire business with Dunn. When asked about his future plans, he said they will likely include service of one type or another. “I’ll probably just keep trying to find ways to help other people,” he said. “That’s what turns me on in life. I don’t think that that’s something that anyone should ever retire from.”

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FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP Weekly food truck roundup planned again this summer After a successful summer in 2018, the weekly food truck roundup in downtown Spanish Fork will continue this summer under the direction of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. The food trucks will be at City Park, 49 S. Main, every Friday evening starting the first week of April and continuing through around Sept. 1. The trucks will arrive at about 6 p.m. and park around the edge of the park, remaining until about 9 p.m. The food truck event came about as part of the chamber’s efforts to host movies in the park and attract people into the downtown area. Food trucks were informally invited to attend. Eventually, the city took over the movies and the chamber took over organization of the food trucks. The events were also moved from Monday to Friday nights. “From there, it just grew exponentially,” said Heather Youd, the chamber’s executive director.

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The chamber is working with the Utah Food Truck League to bring a variety of trucks to Spanish Fork. Each week, the league will send a list to the chamber of which trucks are coming that week, and the chamber will post the list on both the chamber and the city Facebook pages. The food truck league also has an app that shows the food truck schedule or residents can visit https://thefoodtruckleague.com. “It’s been really positive,” Youd said. “We’ve definitely had a lot of people comment that they love it.”

CHAMBER OFFICE HAS MOVED Chamber office moves to Spanish Fork’s downtown The office of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has moved from its former location in the basement of the Spanish Fork City office building to a new location at 67 E. 100 North, Spanish Fork. The city had a need for the space in its building, said Heather Youd, the chamber’s executive director, and the chamber is now leasing its new location. The new office is larger than the former location with room for meetings and storage. Other benefits include being located in the historic downtown area and having signage outside that can attract attention. Youd said the chamber is looking at transitioning the office into a visitor’s center where people could stop and obtain information about the community. This would likely require more staffing, but the chamber is examining grant opportunities that could pay for such a transition. The public is invited to stop by and see the new office. It is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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SPANISH FORK MAYOR’S MESSAGE Spanish Fork has always been a great place to live. We strive to maintain a high quality of life by providing an outstanding environment for working, shopping, recreating and enjoying life. Spanish Fork City was built on volunteerism, and volunteerism continues to permeate throughout our community today. Many of the city’s programs, including Fiesta Days, the Harvest Moon Hoorah, the Easter Egg Hunt and the Light Parade, and our various recreation and arts programs would not be possible without our countless community volunteers. Thank you to all those who serve in one way or another our community. I encourage everyone to take time and volunteer in whatever way

you think you could make a difference. Your efforts really do make a difference. One of the great contributors to our community is the wonderful chamber of commerce. I have had the pleasure of watching this organization grow to become one of the best in the state. Not only have we had outstanding individuals who have led this group over the past few years, but the chamber members have contributed so much to the community. Many of our local businesses willingly give back to the community in time, money and resources. Their contributions, which help make our city an even better place to live, are to be commended. It is very exciting to see all the businesses that have come



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FIESTA DAYS CELEBRATION Fiesta Days 2019 The 2019 Spanish Fork Fiesta Days celebration will offer a wide variety of events ranging from parades and sports contests to a craft fair, a carnival, concerts and the 77th annual Fiesta Days Rodeo. The celebration will kick off on Friday, July 12, with the PyroMusical, which over the years has become one of the biggest events of the entire celebration. This evening of entertainment will include food trucks, a concert and a fireworks show set to music. Events will continue on Saturday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 16, with softball, pickleball and kickball tournaments. On the night of July 16, the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony and Military Tribute event will be held in the arena at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. A wide variety of events will continue through the weekend and into the next week including a baby contest, a golf tournament, a street dance and the Brown’s Amusements Carnival, which will be open from July 19 to July 24 (excluding Sun-

day). Spanish Fork Community Theater will open its musical production, “Beauty and the Beast,” on Thursday, July 18, with performances continuing through July 27. Also on July 18, riding clubs, FFA clubs, rodeo royalties, 4-H clubs, handcarts, mountain men and more will participate in the Western Heritage Parade on Main Street. The Fiesta Days Rodeo


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FIESTA DAYS will begin on Friday, July 19, and continue on July 20, 22, 23 and 24. Activities are scheduled all day long on Saturday, July 20, starting with a car show and children’s parade at 9 a.m. and continuing with children’s day activities, the Fish Rodeo, sidewalk sales along Main Street and other events. Dyer Highway, a musical group made up of four siblings, will provide fun and inspiring music during the Sunday Night in the Park event on Sunday, July 21. The fun continues into the next week with a craft fair opening on the lawn of the city office building (continuing through July 24) and the popular Hypno Hick offering a performance on Monday, July 22, as part of Family Night in the Park. Activities on Tuesday, July 23, will include the eighth annual Spanish Fork’s Got Talent Competition, a popular event where anyone age 5 and older is invited to display a talent for the community. The celebration will culminate on Wednesday, July 24, with the Speedy Spaniard Road Race at 6:30 a.m. and Mile Run at 7:30 a.m., the annual Grand Parade at 9 a.m. on Center and Main streets, entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. on the Library Stage in City Park and the Adopt-a-Duck Race at 2 p.m. that raises money for local firefighters. Fiesta Days fun will wrap up the night of July 24 at the Sports Park with a country music concert featuring Charley Jenkins. At approximately 10:30 p.m. following the concert, the Fireworks Spectacular will begin, providing a brilliant finale to Spanish Fork’s 2019 summer celebration. For more information and a complete list of events, visit www.spanishfork.org.

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FIESTA DAYS CELEBRATION Fiesta Days Rodeo The 77th annual Fiesta Days Rodeo will be presented on July 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24 at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 475 S. Main. Pre-show activities will begin each evening at 7 p.m. with rodeo action beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for this worldclass event, which is a Gold Member on the Million Dollar Tour of Professional Rodeo. World champions compete using a backPhoto by Isaac Hale - Daily Herald to-back format. The 12 best contestants during each morning slack will move to the evening’s performance, allowing audiences to see event champions every night. This makes each night exciting and different, so bring the whole family and join in on the western fun all week long. Those attending won’t believe their eyes as they watch the ferocious, one-ton bucking bulls, wild bucking horses and the brave cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in these classic rodeo events: Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Women’s Barrel Racing and, of course, Bull Riding. Be sure to arrive early and start the evening off right with the famous Mutton Bustin’ event and pre-show entertainment. This rodeo has sold out for nearly 50 consecutive years, so get your tickets now. Tickets can be purchased at www.sfcitytix. com or at the Spanish Fork City Office, 40 S. Main. Photo by Isaac Hale - Daily Herald

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parade is limited to approximately 100 entries and the deadline for entry is May 31. Parade entry fees are as follows: Commercial, $125; Political, $100; Non-Commercial/Other, $0. Upon acceptance, the payment is due on or before June 14. Payments and late applications received after the due date will be charged a $50 late fee. Entry forms may be obtained by going to www.spanishfork.org and clicking on “Residents,” then “Events & News,” then “Fiesta Days.” Volunteers are needed in many areas throughout the parade. All volunteers will be provided with a Fiesta Days shirt. For more information, contact Parade Chairs Steve and Lorraine Tanner at grandparade@ spanishfork.org or Emily Gillingwater, Spanish Fork City special events supervisor, at egillingwater@spanishfork.org or 801-8044607.


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FUTURE DOWNTOWN DESIGN Plan to guide future design, improvements on Main Street Spanish Fork city planners are finalizing a long-term plan that will guide future development and improvements along the city’s Main Street. A study of the Main Street corridor has been completed, and its final recommendations were used to create the plan. The study specifically focused on the character and visual elements of Main Street and the circulation of its pedestrians and motorists. Dave Anderson, Spanish Fork City’s community and economic development director, said adopting the plan doesn’t mean residents will see immediate changes. Instead, as construction and development — such as major utility work or road improvements — take place on Main Street, the plan will be consulted to see if that work provides an opportunity to make the changes described in the plan. “This plan will be consulted and really be used as the basis of any of those projects as they go forward,” Anderson said. The study recommended actions such as adjusting the width of sidewalks, adding landscaping strips in the middle of the road, adding bike lanes and creating new signage. “The intent of the study and the following guidelines is to create a more business- and pedestrian-friendly downtown that entices business owners to stay and redevelop the downtown area,” states the study’s executive summary. “The guidelines provide design concepts and the tools needed for the stakeholders to implement the vision for the future development of Spanish Fork Main Street.” Four possible scenarios were set forth in the study. These were narrowed down to one, and fine-tuning is now being done on that option before it is taken to the Spanish Fork City Council and UDOT for their approval. Anderson said about a year ago, Spanish Fork partnered with the Utah Department of Transportation and Mountainland Association of Governments to study the city’s Main Street. As a state road, Main Street is maintained by UDOT, and 34 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

MAG is a regional transportation planning group. “In terms of what the future might hold, we really started with fundamental questions about what the road needs to do for UDOT in terms of how much traffic it needs to carry, and what things we as the city would like to see in terms of maybe some aesthetic elements to help beautify Main Street, and things that might be done to maybe reduce the travel speed or to provide better facilities for pedestrians — things that would help people want to be downtown,” Anderson said. Project Engineering Consultants, a firm that conducted a similar study on American Fork’s Main Street, was hired to conduct the study. PEC staff took the various governmental agencies’ priorities into account and collected public input through an open house meeting, an online survey and talking with downtown business owners. “Parking probably will change, but one of the things we really don’t want to change dramatically is on-street parking. Everybody said to keep that,” Anderson said. Two of the most dramatic changes people will eventually see is the widening of sidewalks and the creation of a median down the middle of Main Street with shade trees and other landscaping. Spanish Fork’s Main Street is very wide and completely dedicated to automobiles, which encourages drivers to speed, Anderson said. The good news is that there is room to widen sidewalks and create medians. The plan also describes altering landscaping in some areas and adding new signage and deco-

FUTURE DOWNTOWN DESIGN rative streetlights. “The plan will call for some uniform improvements all along our Main Street corridor that will give it kind of its own sense of place and unique look, which is something that we’re really excited about,” Anderson said. The Spanish Fork Main Street Study is the direct result of another study that looked at ways to improve the downtown area. In 2014, Spanish Fork was chosen to be part of the Community Planning Assistance Teams program offered by the American Planning Association. Through the program, community planning industry professionals spent months conducting surveys, examining comparable downtown areas, conducting phone interviews and reviewing planning documents. This work culminated with a visit to Spanish Fork on May 10-14, 2015, with the planners spending the week working with hundreds of community residents and organizations, merchants, property owners and city officials to determine their vision for the future of the historic downtown area.

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NEW CITY EVENTS COORDINATOR SF is the perfect location for new city events supervisor Emily Gillingwater has spent her entire career organizing and promoting community events. Now, however, she has landed the perfect position, and it all came down to location. A resident of Spanish Fork since 2006, Gillingwater became Spanish Fork City’s new special events supervisor last October with responsibility over events such as Fiesta Days, the Festival of Lights and Movies in the Park. After doing similar work for other Utah cities for years, she said it is great to come home. “It has always been my dream job to work in the community where I live,” Gillingwater said. “It was a very smooth transition for me as a new employee. I felt like I was coming home, and I felt like I already knew my coworkers because I already knew so many people in the community.” Gillingwater grew up on her family’s vineyard in northern California. After high school, she earned an associate’s degree in radio broadcasting at a local community college. Part of her education was learning about doing promotions, and she

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ship doing game day promotions for the Sacramento River Cats baseball team. One of her responsibilities was coming up with games that baseball fans could participate in between innings. This helped her learn to be creative in event planning. After working in California for a few years, Gillingwater moved to Spanish Fork to be closer to her sister’s family in Benjamin. She took a job as Highland City’s events coordinator, a position she held for 10 years. As part of that job, she oversaw the Highland Fling Days celebration as well as organizations such as the youth council, the arts council, the historical committee and the beautification committee. She also helped recruit volunteers and organize many different events ranging from art classes to Arbor Day activities. “Then I went on to Herriman City to do events, and it was a much larger city than Highland,” Gillingwater said. “We had four full-time event coordinators and one secretary for our office.” Her responsibilities at Herriman City included sponsorships, vendor coordination and bringing in new events. One event she began was one she had seen in Spanish Fork: the Children’s Market on Main, a craft and goods market through which children learn about entrepreneurism. Then the special events supervisor position opened up in Spanish Fork. “The day that I saw it open, I actually had maybe half a dozen text messages and emails from other people that I know in the community letting me know, hey, this is perfect for you,” Gillingwater said. While her paid work has taken her elsewhere, Gillingwater has worked as a volunteer for various Spanish Fork organizations for years. “Even though I’ve worked in other cities, I’m always involved in Spanish Fork activities, committees and volunteering wherever I can,” she said, adding that her belief is that in order to ask people to volunteer, one has to give volunteer service in return. In 2007, Gillingwater volunteered to help with the Utah County Fair. She served for nine years on the fair board, including one year when the fair director fell ill shortly a month prior to the event and Gillingwater and another volunteer stepped up to run the fair. Gillingwater said community events provide all sorts of benefits from allowing people to be socially and physically active to improving their quality of life. “It brings a sense of community and pride where people are proud to say, ‘I’m from Spanish Fork,” she said.

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NEW HAMPTON INN New Spanish Fork hotel expected to open by end of year Spanish Fork’s first brandname hotel is now under construction, and it’s expected to be hosting guests by the end of the year. A new 65,277-square-foot Hampton Inn & Suites is being built at 462 E. Commerce Way, Spanish Fork, in the Canyon Creek commercial area. Located west of the Cinemark Spanish Fork & XD, the four-story hotel will have a total of 102 rooms including 32 suites with a wet bar and sofa bed. The hotel will also house a 1,000-square-foot meeting room and other guest amenities such as a fitness center, indoor heated pool and guest laundry. “We’re extremely proud to be the first branded hotel in

Spanish Fork but especially pleased to be bringing a Hampton Inn & Suites, a name that traveler’s recognize and love all across the country,” said Hiral Patel, president of Sagemont Hotels and one of the owners of the new Spanish Fork hotel. “It’s a brand that truly embodies guest service — we call it Hamptonality — and we very much believe guests want to experience that in Spanish Fork.” M-13 Construction, the general contractor on the project, began work on the hotel in October of 2018. The building will



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SMART SPRINKLERS SF City installing thousands of smart sprinkler controllers The Spanish Fork City Public Works Department is installing smart sprinkler controllers at thousands of Spanish Fork homes — free of charge. However, only 3,000 of the sprinkler controllers are available and it’s first come, first served to get one, so interested residents are encouraged to sign up soon. The sprinkler controllers are being made available for free through the city’s Water Conversation Project, a program put in place to improve resident water conservation, reduce daily peak demands and more accurately measure water usage. As part of the project, the city obtained a $300,000 grant from the state and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District that paid for 3,000 Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controllers. The controllers use Wi-Fi and computer technology to determine the best times and amounts for yard watering. “We basically are taking those controllers and for the first 3,000 people that sign up, we are professionally installing them for free,” said Chris Thompson, Spanish Fork’s director of public works. The smart sprinkler controllers are expected to greatly affect water usage in the city as well as potentially save the city millions of dollars as it manages its pressurized irrigation system. To receive a smart sprinkler controller, residents simply need to go to www.spanishfork.org and sign up. An installer will then come to the home and install it for free. Thompson said the installer will input into the device what kind of plants are being watered in each sprinkler zone, the types of sprinkler heads in each zone, how much shade is present, the slope of the ground and what kind of soil is being watered. Because the controllers are connected to the home’s Wi-FI, they also have access to data about the weather during the past 10 days as well as the forecast for the upcoming 10 days. Utilizing all this information, the controller determines when and how much to water.

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“If it’s windy or if its raining, it will turn off the sprinklers automatically,” Thompson said. This kind of high-tech management can be especially helpful to Spanish Fork, where half the city lives in a “wind belt,” Thompson said. Nearly all residents water their lawns around 10 p.m., which means a lot of homes are watering when the wind is blowing. Because wind evaporates water six times faster than the sun, residents in the wind belt would use less water by running their sprinklers during the day. Knowing when and how much to water isn’t the only benefit of the smart controllers, however. The smart sprinkler controllers can also automatically schedule watering throughout the city, meaning residents won’t all be watering at the same time. This reduces infrastructure cost and keeps sprinkler system pressures higher. With residents watering smarter and at different times, the smart sprinkler controllers will help reduce demand peak water usage, Thompson said. Water systems are built to accommodate peak use, not average use, but if water usage in Spanish Fork was evened out, the city’s reservoir could support that average. In fact, it could then support a larger population, an important consideration as Spanish Fork’s population grows. “All of a sudden, that reservoir goes from supporting 90,000 people to supporting 130,000 people,” Thompson said. A new reservoir can cost $25 million to build. Thompson’s department began installing the

SMART SPRINKLERS Spanish Fork’s Water Conservation Project Residents who want a smart sprinkler controller installed at their home must meet the following conditions: • They must currently have an automatic sprinkler system with a controller. • They must have a smartphone. • They must have wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in their home. Project participants will receive: • A free smart sprinkler controller. • Free professional installation. • A free sprinkler system app. • Free training on using the app. To sign up to have a smart sprinkler controller installed: • Go to www.spanishfork.org and search for “Water Conservation Project.”

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controllers last summer, and about 1,350 residents have signed up to receive one so far. About 1,000 of those were installed during the summer of 2018 and another 1,000 will be installed this summer. The remaining 1,000 will be installed during the summer of 2020. Residents can access their smart controllers through an app on their phones and override the system at any time. When the controllers are installed, residents will receive free instruction regarding how to use the app. Thompson said Spanish Fork City modeled its Water Conservation Program after those in a few California cities, adding that Spanish Fork is one of the first cities in Utah to put a program like this in place. “I think the way we’re doing it is really unique,” he said. Brigham Young University is doing a year-long study of the Spanish Fork program to gather data on the potential water and financial savings to the city.


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SPANISH FORK AIRPORT New tech makes airport accessible in poor weather As Spanish Fork City prepares to become the sole owner and operator of the Spanish Fork Municipal Airport, the airport is bringing new technology online and serving as a training location for the pilots of tomorrow. “It’s another doorway to the city,” said Cris Child, manager of the airport. “It’s a doorway you can get to three times as fast as driving.” Based on its number of operations — or takeoffs and landings — Spanish Fork Municipal Airport is the sixth-largest airport in the state of Utah. It’s host to about 100 operations per day, which add up to about 3,000 per month. Child said 182 aircraft are based at the airport, which has 100 hangars. The airport hosts many different types and sizes of aircraft and experiences a lot of corporate jet traffic as local businesses fly their aircraft in and out. A 6,500-feet-long runway with approach lighting allows aircraft to land from either direction. Fire-fighting helicopters are not an uncommon sight at the airport, but during area fires last summer, the airport had 17 helicopters using it as their base of operations. “Typically, in a year we use about 140,000 gallons of fuel at this airport,” Child said, “and during that fire they burned almost as much as we burn in a year, just those helicopters fighting that fire.” Formerly known as the Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, the airport was owned and managed by both cities for more than 70 years. When it was built around 1940, the airport was located halfway between the cities, and it was a good partnership for both municipalities, Child said. Over time, however, Spanish Fork grew toward the airport faster than Springville did, eventually surrounding the entire facility. It became more efficient for one city to take over management of the airport, Child said. “Spanish Fork was willing to step up and take that over since they had annexed all the way around the airport,” Child said. It’s been about a year-long process to make the change, but the Federal Aviation Administration is currently reviewing the final documents and as soon as those are approved, the airport will formally belong to Spanish Fork. That ap44 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

proval is expected within the next couple of months. In the meantime, the airport has been working to bring a system known as an instrument approach online. This GPS-based system allows pilots to take off and land even when low cloud cover exists in the area. An automated weather station has also been installed as part of this effort to get weather information to pilots. It’s taken five years of work, including a survey of the area by the FAA to determine different approach options and locate potential hazards, but the instrument approach came online earlier this year. “It makes it so that it’s an all-weather airport, so in almost any weather condition you can get in and out of there,” Child said, adding that it was common in the past for aircraft coming into Spanish Fork to be diverted to another airport due to weather. Residents may not be aware that the airport is home to several different private flight schools. There’s a helicopter school, a fixed wing school and a gyrocopter school. “There’s a huge demand for pilots right now,” Child said. “The airlines are even offering to pay for schooling to get pilots.” There are also major businesses that call the airport home, and Child said he hopes more will locate there. There are currently about 60 acres of land available for business use at the airport.

GAIL HALVORSEN - CANDY BOMBER Education center to teach science, avation Seventy years ago, Gail S. Halvorsen decided to bring a little joy into the lives of German children wrapped up in an international crisis. Now his legacy — both for that humanitarian act and his later scientific contributions to space flight — is set to be memorialized through a new educational center at the Spanish Fork Municipal Airport. Funds are being raised to construct the Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Center within the boundary of the airport at 2050 N. 300 West, Spanish Fork. The facility, which will house 16,000 square feet of space when complete, will include museum areas, interactive exhibits for children, a hangar area for aircraft and a home for the Civil Air Patrol’s Phantom Squadron. “This center really has an opportunity of being a gem for Spanish Fork and for the south county,” said James Stewart, executive director of the Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation. Halvorsen, a former pilot with the U.S. Army Air Forces, is best known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber.” During the Berlin airlift of 1948 and ’49, while helping fly food and supplies to the people of Berlin, Halvorsen gave two sticks of gum to children lined up along the fence at a Berlin airport and promised to drop more treats from his plane the next day. That candy drop was followed by more drops. The airlift’s commander supported the efforts, and soon news of Halvorsen’s candy drops reached the United States. Eventually, candy was being sent from all over the nation and Halvorsen became one of many pilots performing candy drops for Berlin’s children. Stewart said there will be an exhibit area at the Spanish Fork education center telling the story of the Berlin Candy Bomber. In addition, there will be an exhibit about Halvorsen’s later work for missile and space programs for in the U.S. Air Force, including work on a reusable space vehicle that the Air Force was considering as a weapons platform. That project was eventually canceled, but Halvorsen’s work was later utilized by NASA to design the space shuttle. “We want to tell the ‘Gail the Candy Bomber’ story because that’s a story about the goodness of the United States, the goodness of our culture,” Stewart said. The story about Halvorsen’s science achieve-

ments, however, support the education center’s mission to encourage youth to learn more about STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and consider them as options for their careers. The center will house interactive exhibits focusing on STEM fields in an aviation-themed environment, Stewart said. These will be educational experiences primarily for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. “This will be among the first of its kind of educational enhancement experiences for school children in the south county,” Stewart said. Halvorsen was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Through this organization, citizen volunteers provide help in search and rescue operations and community disaster response as well as promote aviation and related fields through aerospace education and the CAP’s cadet program. The new center will provide an operational center for Phantom Squadron, the local squadron of the CAP, including hangar space for aircraft. The squadron, which currently meets for training at the ROTC building at Brigham Young University, will have room to conduct meetings and events for its cadet program at the center. Stewart said the foundation is planning to break ground for the new center in October in conjunction with Halvorsen’s 99th birthday. The facility may be built in phases depending on how fundraising goes this spring and summer. Those wishing to donate to the Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Center can do so by visiting www.thecandybomber.org. For more information, send an email to Stewart at docstew@thecandybomber.org. Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 • 45

SALEM CITY MAYOR’S MESSAGE As mayor of Salem, I would like to thank the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce for giving me the opportunity to introduce you to our beautiful community and share some of the highlights we enjoy as Salem citizens. Salem City was again in the top 10 safest cities in Utah in 2018. In fact, Home Snacks lists Salem as the second-safest city in Utah with a population over 5,000 people. Salem is rapidly growing and becoming home to a fabulous community of people. Over the last several years, we have seen tremendous growth in the population of Salem. We now have three elementary schools, a junior high, our own high school and a middle school under construction. If you have never visited the community of Salem, you should plan a trip with your family to enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities found at our beloved Salem Pond. It is a hot spot for the people of our community and our neighbors. Any day of the week you will find families fishing, swimming, feeding the ducks, picnicking, kayaking, floating on small boats or simply resting in the shade of the trees enjoying the breathtaking view of the mountains. Christmastime is a special treat at Salem Pond as residents and visitors come from all over to view the spectacular display of Pond Town Christmas. Pond Town Christmas is made up of floating Christmas trees and lights of every color that blanket the park and surrounding homes. In the summer, as part of our Salem Days celebration, families flock to the pond and enjoy the

fireworks display as they cascade over the water. It is an event that community members have come to love. Salem is an active community and the citizens love the recreational opportunities available to all residents on a number of levels: soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, dance, volleyball, fishing, tennis, football, horse riding and more. People also love to spend time hiking, biking, jogging, camping and hunting in our beautiful mountains. Salem residents also enjoy our library where they can explore the world through books and participate in other activities the library has to offer throughout the year. Although Salem has primarily been a residential community, we have seen consistent growth in our business and commerce opportunities. We have welcomed new restaurants and businesses into our community. The magnificent mountains, the friendly people and the tight-knit community bring a hometown feel that speaks peace to your soul. I’m grateful for the opportunity that is mine to serve the wonderful people of my community and invite you to come visit Salem - The City of Peace. Salem Mayor Kurt L. Christensen

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bustin’. A unique event held during Salem Days is the Cardboard Duct Tape Regatta, which has contestants building boats out of cardboard and duct tape and trying to sail them across Salem Pond. This year’s Family Fireside on Sunday, Aug. 4, will feature Anthony Sweat, an assistant professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, an author and a frequent speaker at events and conferences. The Monday Night Concert on Aug. 5 will feature Fire at Will, a classic rock and dance band. The celebration will culminate on Saturday, Aug. 10, with the Fun Run, the Breakfast in the Park, the Grand Parade, the Fair in the Square, the Quilt Show, a BBQ dinner, the Library Auction and talent show finals followed by a fireworks display. For more information about the 2019 Salem Days celebration, visit www.salemcity.org.

NEW SEWAGE PLANT Salem constructing new sewage treatment plant Construction is underway on a new sewage treatment plant in Salem that will allow the city to meet new regulations put in place by state and federal government agencies. Discharge limits on ammonia have been lowered by the Environmental Protection Agency, and the city is required to meet these limits by August of 2022. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has adopted a lower discharge limit on phosphorous that the city must meet by August of 2022. It is anticipated that discharge limits for other substances such as nitrogen will also be lowered in the near future. “Salem’s current lagoons are not be able to meet these limits,” said Salem City Engineering Director Bruce Ward. “Constructing this new sewer plant will put in place the processes needed to meet the new requirements.” Consequences of violating the new limits include potentially being fined by the EPA up to $16,000 per day per violation. Construction of the new plant will move the city from a lagoon treatment system to a biological nutrient removal – oxidation ditch system. Total cost of the new plant is estimated at $21 million, with $1 million of the cost com-

ing from the city and the remaining $20 million through a loan from the Utah Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The loan will have an interest rate of 1.15 percent and a term up to 30 years. Funding payments on the loan is requiring the city to increase residents’ sewer rates. The new tiered-rate structure has a base rate of $45 per month, which does not include any water usage. The usage charge will be based on drinking water use with the rate ranging from $1.50 to $2.25 per 1,000 gallons depending on which tier a customer’s use is in. The average user will pay approximately $54 per month. Salem City began planning work for meeting these new requirements in 2015 and have explored many alternatives before determining this to be the best approach including upgrading the existing lagoons, replacing the lagoons with a new mechanical treatment plant, sending the city’s wastewater to neighboring cities for treatment, and forming a new regional treatment system. New emerging technologies, such as treatment systems using algae, were also reviewed. Construction is scheduled to be completed in December 2020.

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NEW ACTIVITY CENTER Activity center enhances recreational opportunities Salem’s continual population growth brought with it the need for more space, more programs and more staff. This in turn created a need for indoor recreation space that could house these programs and staff. The result was the Salem Activity Center, an 8,800-square-foot building located at 60 N. 100 East that was completed in July of 2017. This facility now serves as a gathering place for local senior citizens and a venue for after-school programming and a variety of classes for children and adults. Discussion about building the center began during city budget planning in 2015. Design concepts followed that year, with approval for the building coming in the early part of 2016. The building was designed by KMA Architects and built by Westland Construction. The price tag for the completed facility was $1.3 million dollars, with $1.1 million paid for with recreation impact fees. The remaining $200,000 was budgeted and spent out of the Salem City Capital Improvements Budget. Prior to the activity center’s construction, the Salem Recreation Department staff of three fulltime employees and two part-time employees was working out of a small 596-square-foot building with a single bathroom. That facility was located in the same spot as the new center; in fact, the front office of the new building sits on the same foundation as the old office. Construction began in October of 2016. The recreation staff worked out of a portable office in 50 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

the parking lot through the winter and moved in upon the building’s partial completion in April of 2017. The activity center, which is surrounded by Veterans Memorial Sports Park, has a large covered pavilion on its south side with picnic tables that connect to an open patio with access to a new Snack Shack. The new Snack Shack was a welcome addition to the area as the old shack was in poor condition and had not been run for several years. Outside improvements also included new rest-

NEW ACTIVITY CENTER room facilities. This year, lights are being installed in the center’s parking lot; they will be operational by spring. Inside the front door of the center, visitors walk into a waiting area and are greeted by a receptionist. There is also meeting lounge and office section for Program Coordinator Chase Castleberry. Down the hall are separate men’s and women’s restrooms. Toward the back are two additional offices for Matt Marziale, Salem’s director or water, sewer, roads and recreation, and Jen Wright, city recreation manager. On the north side of the building there is a small gym. The building’s upstairs area was originally

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NEW ACTIVITY CENTER second half to make it usable space. This has turned out to be a great decision as the room has given staff space to organize uniforms and equipment and hold events such as umpire trainings, employee meetings, hunter safety classes and Lego Camp. The upstairs room also provides additional space for the Youth Always Matter, or YAM, program. Through YAM, junior high students are able to go to the activity center after school Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m. and shoot hoops in the gym, set up the pickleball nets or play other games like foosball or magnetic darts. The center hosts local senior citizens on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon with lunch followed by Bingo, games, musical entertainment or other activities. Other times are scheduled for seniors to participate in a crochet group, paint or learn about nutrition. The building is open for seniors to walk from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The local theater organization has been able to use the activity center as well. Organized in 2017, Salem Community Theater put on a production of

“Bye Bye Birdie” its first year, which was followed by “Hello, Dolly” in 2018. The group has held its rehearsals in the center from May until July when they move to the high school auditorium for final show preparation. Gymnastics has been added as a new program and runs on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preschool and kindergarten students. On Friday mornings, the center offers Bizzy Buddies, a class where preschool children run obstacle courses, dance and sing to music while they make friends. On Saturday mornings during the winter months, children from preschool to second grade play indoor soccer at the center. The dance program at the center was moved from an elementary school gym, making more room for basketball teams to practice. The popular city cheer program uses the activity center to practice for close to five months out of the year as well. The building is available for residents to rent for events such as birthdays, reunions, missionary or wedding luncheons and Christmas parties.

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NEW NEBO SCHOOLS New schools underway in Nebo School District Construction on the first new school funded through a $298 million bond issue approved by Nebo School District voters in 2018 has just begun in Salem. In addition, the district has announced that Spanish Fork High School will be the first of the district’s three aging high schools to be replaced using bond issue funds. A total of six major construction projects are scheduled to be completed in the district within the next eight years using bond issue funds with an additional $47 million in saved capital funds. Valley View Middle School, to be located at 340 S. Woodland Hills Drive in Salem, is now underway and is anticipated to open in the fall of 2020. Two additional new middle schools — Maple Grove in the Spanish Fork-Mapleton area and Spring Canyon in the Springville area — will also be built along with complete replacements for Spanish Fork, Payson and Springville high schools. Nebo School District Community Relations Administrator Lana Hiskey said growth in the district created the need for new schools. “We are experiencing about 500 new students per year, which is almost an elementary school per year,” Hiskey said. “Cities have communicated with us that there’s a lot more building to come. Payson High, Spanish Fork High and Springville High will all be over 55 years old when they are rebuilt. They are currently in constant need of costly repair. The new schools will be adaptable and ready for technology-based learning while also having increased security measures and modern security systems. New schools are also built to current seismic standards, reducing risk to anyone that enters the buildings. It is important to our students’ future to address the academic and safety needs of students and staff.” The construction of the three new middle schools, along with the planned conversion of Diamond Fork Junior High School in Spanish Fork and Mt. Nebo Junior High School in Payson to middle schools, will allow the district to return to its former middle school model. This model had students attending a middle school following elementary school instead of going directly to junior high. In 2016, Nebo School District conducted a

survey on grade reconfiguration models. The survey was available to every patron in Nebo School District; the results showed the majority preferred the middle school model. Currently, students in the district attend kindergarten through sixth grade in elementary school, seventh through ninth grade in junior high and 10th through 12th grade in high school. The middle school model will have kindergarten through fifth grade in elementary school, sixth and seventh grade in middle school, eighth and ninth grade in junior high and 10th through 12th grade in high school. The district eliminated middle schools in 2006 when the district didn’t have the funding to build more middle schools and junior high schools to accompany its two new high schools (Salem Hills and Maple Mountain), so elementary schools and junior high schools were built over time to address population growth. The resulting school boundary changes with new high schools meant students would no longer go from middle school through high school with the same group of students from within the same geographical boundary. For example, Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 • 53

NEW NEBO SCHOOLS Diamond Fork Junior High students currently split up after ninth grade with some going to Maple Mountain High School and others going to Spanish Fork High School. Adding the new middle schools back into the system will allow the district to again have a group of students attending sixth through 12th grade together. This “straight alignment pattern” means that all students in a middle school will go to the same junior high school and then to the same high school. In other words, the middle school and junior high boundaries are the same as the high school boundary. The 2016 survey showed the straight alignment system was preferred by parents. Placing sixth and seventh grade in middle school will relieve overcrowding in the elementary and junior high schools, Hiskey said. The district was not considering rebuilding the three older high schools in this bond until the 2016 survey had many residents asking why the district wasn’t addressing that issue. Hiskey said after a year of study, it was determined that if a bond issue was passed now but construction on the high schools didn’t start until 2022, a tax

increase would not be needed, which was an important consideration for the district. Spanish Fork High School will be rebuilt first, with construction beginning in 2022. The plan for all three high schools is to build the new school next to the existing school and then tear down the old school after the new one opens. “The biggest reason (SFHS was selected to be built first) is that it is the oldest building and, more importantly, will be the easiest to build on the current site,” Hiskey said. “There’s more green space on that property and the elevation is relatively flat.” Payson High will be next, with construction beginning in 2023, and Springville High will follow in 2024. Springville High’s site has Hobble Creek running along on one side and limited space surrounding the school, so it will be the most difficult logistically to deal with. “We still need a facility where we can educate high school students while we are building these three new high schools and hope the community has patience with the parking during construction since the parking and green space will be where the new buildings will be built,” Hiskey said.

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School Construction Timeline

• Valley View Middle School, Salem: Construction underway, opens in fall of 2020. • Maple Grove Middle School, Spanish Fork-Mapleton area: Construction begins in 2020, opens in 2021. • Spring Canyon Middle School, Springville area: Construction begins in 2020, opens in 2021. • New Spanish Fork High School: Construction begins in 2022, opens in 2024. • New Payson High School: Construction begins in 2023, opens in 2025. • New Springville High School: Construction begins in 2024, opens in 2026.

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Two Franciscan friars named Silvestre Valez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio de Dominguez were some of the first explorers to pass through the Spanish Fork area. These priests set out from Santa Fe, New Mexico, with the intent of finding an alternative route to other Spanish missions in California. After traveling down Spanish Fork Canyon, they camped somewhere near the present day city limits of Spanish Fork on Sept. 23, 1776. A bronze sculpture, sculpted by Avard Fairbanks and located in Spanish Fork City Park at 49 S. Main, depicts the friars and their guide.

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The Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, located at 475 S. Main, is the venue for many different events throughout the year ranging from professional rodeo events to craft fairs, concerts and horse shows. The Utah Jr. Livestock Show, Utah County Fair, Utah High School Rodeo and Utah 4-H Horse Show are all held at the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds’ main attraction is the 8,400seat Main Outdoor Arena, which is home to the annual Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo. This arena is one of the very finest outdoor arenas

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The Spanish Fork Family History Center, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the Spanish Fork area. The center is open to the public and its resources are available for use free of charge. Trained volunteers are available during center hours and by appointment to help visitors. A variety of classes are held at the center each month centering on various aspects of genealogy work including familiarizing patrons with internet tools. Groups can make appointments to receive instruction at the center. The center is located at 420 S. Main, Spanish Fork.

RECREATION LISTING is regularly stocked with fish. Picnic areas, including pavilions, are nearby as are play areas for children, a walking path and restrooms. The reservoir is perched on a hill above Spanish Fork at 2931 S. Spanish Oaks Drive, giving visitors a spectacular view of Utah County.

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Open from early spring through late fall, the Spanish Oaks Reservoir and its surrounding park area offers swimming, fishing and camping opportunities as well as playground equipment, providing plenty of opportunities for all ages to have fun in the outdoors. The concrete reservoir has a sandy beach and swimmers are welcome. It’s also a destination for anglers as the reservoir

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RECREATION LISTING pro shop. The course is a Mountain/Traditional style with Pencross Greens, Bent Grass Rough and Bent Grass Fairways. The layout of the golf course was designed by two-time U.S. Open and Masters Champion Billy Casper. The course clubhouse recently underwent a major renovation that added 7,200 square feet of space to the facility. The clubhouse now houses an events center where the course can host gatherings such as golf tournament luncheons, weddings and corporate events. Located at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon at 2300 E. Powerhouse Road, the golf course provides golfers with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The Oaks at Spanish Fork is operated by Spanish Fork City.

Spanish Oaks Campground

This campground is open for use daily throughout the year and for overnight camping from April 1 through Oct. 31. Located at 2939 S. Spanish Oaks Drive, the area has a pavilion, restrooms and picnic tables. Nearby is the Spanish Oaks Reservoir and a variety of trails.

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Canyon View RV Park

This park provides 24 RV stalls with water and power hookups; a disposal station is also on site as are picnic tables. The nearby Canyon View Park offers a playground, pavilions, restrooms and athletic fields. The RV park is locatred at 3300 E. Powerhouse Road.

RECREATION LISTING and individual picnicking pavilions on a first come, first served basis. Children can enjoy the playground and all can explore area trails and even fish in the Spanish Fork River. Potable water is available as are restroom facilities.

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Lovers of sports can find a wide variety of opportunities to play at the Spanish Fork Sports Park. This large park includes seven softball fields, a baseball field, batting cages, seven soccer fields, tennis courts, two pavilions, a walking path and a playground. The park annually hosts The Big Slam, the largest accelerated girls softball tournament in Utah, as well as state high school softball championships and baseball playoffs. The park is located at 295 W. Volunteer Drive, Spanish Fork.

Spanish Fork has an 18-hole disc golf course at 1251 S. 3450 East. The park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk and has both amateur and pro tees.

Spanish Fork Skate Park

Located at 491 S. 600 East, the Spanish Fork Skate Park provides skateboard enthusiasts with a place to hone their skills and have a great time. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The use of protective equipment (including helmets, wrist guards and and knee and elbow pads) is

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Spanish Fork Water Park

The Spanish Fork Water Park features an outdoor pool, a 150-foot water slide, a splash pad, three sand volleyball courts, a small basketball court, horse shoe pits, a concessions stand and a pavilion for picnics and parties. Located at 199 N. 300 West, it opens each year on Memorial Day weekend and closes on Labor Day.

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RECREATION LISTING ibility of its targets, people come to the Spanish Fork Gun Club from all over the United States to shoot great scores. Membership is $20 per year and provides discounts on practice rounds and reloading supplies.

Spanish Fork Gun Club

The Spanish Fork Gun Club was organized in 1972 by a small group of volunteers, Through their efforts and the continued time, effort and dedication of more volunteers along the way, the gun club has grown to be one of the finest shooting facilities in the country. The gun club is located near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon overlooking beautiful Utah Valley. Because of its unique setting and the high vis-

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Located at 600 E. Salem Canal Road in Salem, this large recreational facility boasts multiple baseball fields and a soccer field.


Salem Pond has long been central to the city of Salem; the area was known to early settlers as Pond Town. Located at 200 W. 300 South, the large pond is surrounded by a park where visitors can enjoy activities such as birdwatching and picnicking. There is a playground and a sandy beach as well as a walking path and a beautiful arched bridge that provides a picturesque view of the area. Salem Pond is considered one of Utah’s urban fisheries with likely catches including rainbow trout, channel catfish and largemouth bass. Various city activities occur at the pond including the Cardboard Duct Tape Regatta held during the annual Salem Days celebration. This event has teams constructing boats out of cardboard and duct tape and then competing with each other to sail across the pond. The Salem Days Fireworks are also held at the pond. At Christmastime, Salem presents Pond Town Christmas at the pond, with Christmas trees ablaze with lights floating on the water.


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Aria Salon on Main 162 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-471-9554 Ashford Assisted Living and Memory Care 333 S. 950 W. Springville, UT 84663 801-830-1049 www.ashfordutah.com Athlete Development Center 132 W. Volunteer Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 419-602-4491 www.athletedevcenter.com Axcess Accident Center 757 E. 800 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-980-0432 www.axcessac.com Back on Track Family Chiropractic 800 N. 100 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-504-6125 www.bontchiro.com Bank of American Fork 625 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3500 www.bankaf.com Banner Bank 135 E. 200 N. Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1456 www.bannerbank.com BCR Political, LLC 455 N. University Ave., Suite 204 Provo, UT 84601 801-871-9025 www.bcrpolitical.com

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Beehive Homes of Spanish Fork, Salem & Payson 858 E. 100 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-360-4118 www.beehivehomes.com Berkshire Hathaway Elite Real Estate 240 S. Main Salem, UT 84653 801-735-5583 www.amilyngardnerjones. utahproperties.com Best of Spanish Fork Advertising Salem, UT 84660 801-851-0174 Big Bratt Boutique 325 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-735-8357 Blaine Evans Trucking 2987 N. 350 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9041 Blaine Hone Excavating, Inc. 5182 W. 6300 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0210 www.bhonex.com Bobby Lawrence Karate 832 E. Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3000 www.karatespanishfork.com Boswell & Elder Construction, Inc. 566 S. 500 W. Provo, UT 84601 801-377-5776 boswellelderconstruction.com

Brenda Simmons - Realtor 1515 Mountain View Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 385-685-8283 brendas.utahproperties.com Building Beginnings 286 S. 600 E., Suite A Provo, UT 84606 801-375-2195 bbrecovery.net C-A-L Ranch Stores 950 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-2810 www.calranch.com Canyon Dental Clinic PC 665 E. 300 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8496 drwilliamcdvis.com Canyon Foot & Ankle 478 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-609-4743 www.utahcountyfootdoctor. com Canyon Self-Storage 3663 E. Hwy 6 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 385-448-0308 canyonselfstorage.or Capital Community Bank 549 N. State Rd. 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-794-7200 www.capitalcombank.com Cascade Concrete, LLC 846 N. 1200 E. Mapleton, UT 84664 801-420-1810

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Cassie’s Cookies 78 E. State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 407-340-3071 cassiescookies.com

Clegg Auto Repair 1447 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-1822 www.cleggauto.com

Central Bank 1 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7481 www.centralbankutah.com

Clegg Auto Sales 1485 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-1810 www.cleggautosales.com

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Child’s Health and Dancewear 125 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7119 Chillon Reception Center 710 E. Center Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3006 www.chillon.com Chubby’s 576 N. Mill Rd. #102 Vineyard, UT 84042 801-471-6351 Cinemark Spanish Fork and XD 595 E. Commerce Way Spanish Fork, UT 84660 Circle V Meats 609 W. Arrowhead Trail Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3081 www.circlevmeat.com Clarion Event Center 463 E. 100 N. Payson, UT 84651 801-465-0380 www.clarioneventcenter.com 70 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

Cole’s House of Trophies 257 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3015 Colt Sampson - State Farm Insurance 474 N. State Rd. 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-798-0300 www.coltsampson.com Confetti Antiques & Books 273 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 Cookie Twins 3002 E. Somerset Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84119 801-953-3316 www.cookietwins.com Copper Creek Event Center 688 W. 400 S. #202 Springville, UT 84663 801-900-3082 www.CopperCreekEventCenter.com

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Costco Wholesale 273 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 www.costco.com Cowboy Donuts 1306 E. Center Street Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-416-0800 www.cowboydonuts.com/ Creative Signs and Graphics 175 E. 800 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9892 www.creativesignsutah.com Crumbl of Spanish Fork 330 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-717-6505 www.crumblcookies.com Cutters Lawn Care P.O. Box 970021 Orem, UT 84097 801-722-8004 Daily Herald 86 N. University Ave. Suite 300 Provo, UT 84601 801-344-2954 www.heraldextra.com Daniel W. McKay & Associates, PLLC 952 N. 200 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8000 dmckaylaw.com Deep Half Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 28 E. 100 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 Denny’s 592 E. Kirby Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7019

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Dickerson Automotive 34 W. 1900 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-9385 www.dickersonauto.com Doug Smith Spanish Fork 1341 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7431 Dr. Aaron Cloward DMD 83 W. 900 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-1834 Dream Woods Inc. 5457 Varenna St. Herriman, UT 84096 801-735-6162 mike@dreamwoods.com Dry Cleaning & Beyond 3583 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7136 www.drycleaningandbeyond. com Duane Hales & Sons Inc. 53 E. 1600 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-372-1150 DUP Museum, South Center Company P.O. Box 432 390 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-360-0117 www.southcenterdup.com Elibrium Fitness 2140 W. 700 S. Suite #1 Springville, UT 84663 801-358-5087

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Employer Benefits Service 204 E. 400 N., #B Salem, UT 84653 801-794-1103 Endurance Athletics 735 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-310-6669 www.enduranceathleticsutah. com Eric’s Plumbing and Drain Cleaning P.O. Box 1284 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-852-5651 www.ericsplumbinganddrain. com Esplin Eye Center 59 S. 400 W. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3937 visionsource-esplineyes.com Express Mobile Phone Repair 137 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-717-5459 www.expressphonerepair. com Fast Gas #1 84 East SR 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1255 Fast Gas #2 833 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2277 Fast Gas #3 45 W. State Rd. 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1255

Grants Sportsman dba Black Jacks 65 W. 100 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-368-4957 Grifols Biomat USA 450 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7451 www.grifols.com GroFire 212 S. Main Street, Suite 3 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-0020 www.grofire.com Growify Accounting 1168 N. Deer Run Loop Elk Ridge, UT 84651 801-885-4785 www.growifycpa.com Gunnerson Dental 33 W. 300 S. Payson, UT 84651 801-465-3233 H&R Block 405 E. 1000 N. Canyon Creek Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3342 www.hrblock.com H2 Hobble Creek LLC 430 S. 400 W. Springville, UT 84663 801-489-8521 h2hobblecreek.com Habitat for Humanity ReStore 253 Arrowhead Trail Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-344-8527 www.habitatuc.org

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2019 CHAMBER DIRECTORY Hampton Inn by Hilton 1511 S. 40 E. Provo, UT 84606 801-377-6396 www.hampton-inn.com/ provo Heart N Soul 3527 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-1084 www.heartnsouldance.com Hearthstone Manor 1424 S. 1700 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-1500 www.hearthstonemanorassistedliving.com

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Intermountain Farmers Association 250 W. Arrowhead Trail Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7418 Intermountain Physical Therapy & Rehab 820 E. Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-357-0333 Inzpire LLC 76 W. 1900 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-2333 www.inzpire.design

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J-Mart Publishing 280 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-6816

HRC Climate Services 1825 N. Main #4 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-373-9440 www.hrcclimateservices.com

Jeff Wolf Studios 3502 W. 7900 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 435-691-0912 www.jeffwolfstudios.com

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JEFFREY Tax & Accounting, LLC 582 S. 750 W. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-615-1051 www.jeffreyaccounting.com

Iguana Inks & Toner, LLC 252 N. University Ave. Provo, UT 84601 801-687-4657 www.iguanainks.com Innovations Experts 64 E. 300 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-692-7278 x101 www.sfic.net Integra Realty 1655 S. 1760 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-369-7711 72 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

Just Your Style 658 N. 800 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-0304 www.justyourstylesf.com Kaye B Jones with iPro Realty Network 324 E. 8800 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-423-2940 www.Kaye-Jones.com

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Ken’s Auto Body 10 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3063 Key Land Title Insurance Agency 326 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-853-8226 Kneader’s 531 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-423-5500 www.kneaders.com Kuhni Orthodontic Studio 948 N. 200 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-6000 kuhniortho.com Leavitt Insurance P.O. Box 757 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7343 Lee Cruises 1069 River Hill Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 385-200-1445 klee.dreamvacations.com Legacy House of Spanish Fork 1449 E. 150 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-403-0424 legacyspanishfork.com LEI Consulting Engineers 3302 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0555 www.lei-eng.com

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Linked Up Media 510 Woodhill Drive Price, UT 84501 435-820-0323 linkedupmedia.net

MotoXperts LLC 1193 E. 1010 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-318-6213 www.mxperts.com

Macey’s 187 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9803 www.maceys.com

Mountain America Credit Union 891 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0333 www.macu.com

Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice 290 W. Center Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-5333 www.maplecreekhhh.com Mary Kay Cosmetics 657 N. 400 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-830-4267 www.risetoorganize.com McKell Christiansen & Wise PLLC 642 E. Kirby Lane, Suite 105 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9000 mckellchristiansen.com Mel Hanks & Sons Inc. 131 S. Main Salem, UT 84653 801-423-2442 www.melhanks.com Miller Trailer Sales 950 E. 800 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7447 MLH Heating & Cooling 416 Spanish Fields Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-850-4589

Mountain Country Foods 195 E. 1600 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8634 www.mcfoods.com Mountain Peak Recovery, LLC 14048 S. Hwy 89 P.O. Box 361 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 385-312-8400 mountainpeakrecovery.com Mountain View Hospital 1000 E. 100 N. Payson, UT 84651 801-465-7000 www.mvhpayson.com Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) 2301 Ashton Blvd. Lehi, UT 84043 801-753-6282 mtec.edu MVP Sports 72 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3587 www.mvpsportsonline.com My City Chamber 898 S. State Ste. 300 Orem, UT 84097 801-430-9209

My Sister’s Closet 266 N. Main Street Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2216 Nathan and Sons Lawn Care, LLC 2454 E. 1035 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-471-6463 Nature’s Sunshine Products 2500 W. Executive Pkwy. Ste. 500 Lehi, UT 84043 801-341-7900 www.naturessunshine.com Neal Dastrup Insurance 1324 E. Center Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-5056 dastrupinsurance.com/locations/spanish-fork/ Neal’S RV Center 1755 N. State Orem, UT 84057 801-221-1882 www.NealsRVcenter.com Nebo Economic Summit 40 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8352 Nebo School District 350 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-354-7400 www.nebo.edu New Concept Louvers Inc. 1185 N. SR 51 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-489-0614 www.newconceptlouvers.com

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2019 CHAMBER DIRECTORY New Way HB Cleaning LLC 218 N. 1800 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-358-0482 New York Life 3305 N. University Ave. Provo, UT 84604 801-734-0910 Northwestern Mutual 2903 E. Somerset Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-225-8000 Olive Garden 1092 N. Canyon Creek Pkwy. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8773 www.olivegarden.com Optimized Auto Sales 457 N. Main Ste. C Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-785-1676 Optimized Health Plans 457 N. Main Suite B Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-785-1676 www.OptimizedHealthPlans. com Osmond Realty 212 S. Main, #1 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-1200 www.osmondrealestate.com Our Town Directories P.O. Box 159 Payson, UT 84651 877-465-4161 Outback Graphics 490 W. 300 S. Salem, UT 84653 801-423-2625 74 • Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019

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Presidio Real Estate South County 642 N. Kirby Lane Suite #104 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-836-4348 www.presidioutahrealestate. com Prime Mortgage Lending 92 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-251-1085 Promontory 499 Spanish Fields Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-471-1322 www.promontoryfp.com Quality Foundations 1480 S. State Provo, UT 84606 801-420-1299 Queen Bee Auto Repair 2957 N. 350 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8819 queenbeeauto.com Quick Quack Car Wash 376 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-850-3934 www.dontdrivedirty.com Ramada Provo Towne Centre 1460 S. University Ave. Provo, UT 84601 801-374-9750 www.wyndhamhotels.com/ ramada Real Deals Spanish Fork 140 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-836-5789 www.realdeals.net/spanishfork

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Red Rock Financial 451 S. Main #2 Springville, UT 84663 801-491-4175 redrockfinancialloans.com Revere Health 1055 N. 500 W. Provo, UT 84604 801-372-1765 http://reverehealth.com/ RK Creative Studio 55 E. 100 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-850-2242 www.rkcreativestudio.com

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Salem Chevron 390 North SR 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1777 Salem City Corporation P.O. Box 901 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-2770 www.pondtown.org Salem Smiles Family Dentistry 601 N. State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-7969 www.greatsalemsmiles.com

RM Davis Construction, Inc. 237 N. 700 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-372-2941

Sean Nobmann PC 198 S. Main #209 Springville, UT 84663 855-884-3466 www.nobmannlaw.com

Robarge Collision, Inc. 570 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-1967 www.robargecollision.com

Security Insurance Agency 290 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3500 www.security-ins.com

Rock Canyon Bank 99 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Sego Lily Soap 122 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-792-3050 segolilysoap.com

Rocky’s Tire Pros 375 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2144 www.accconline.com Rogers Center for Dentistry 741 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-8344 www.dentistspanishfork.com Rotary Club of Spanish Fork P.O. Box 491 Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Segway 136 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-6262 www.segwayofutah.com Serve Daily 198 S. Main Street, Suite #8 Springville, UT 84663 801-477-6845 www.servedaily.com

SERVPRO of Provo 967 W. 240 N. Lindon, UT 84042 801-358-3792 www.servproprovo.com Shaffer & Briney 65 W. 200 N. Ste. 1 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8201 www.shafferbrineylaw.com Shepherds Carpet and Furniture 1327 N. 200 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8777 www.shepherdscarpets.com Sheps Culinary Creations 2759 W. 6400 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 385-448-7770 www.shepsculinarycreations. com Sherwin-Williams 1052 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 www.sherwin-williams.com Sierra Dental 826 N. 100 E. Suite #5 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0061 Simco Electric, Inc. P.O. Box 1305 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-7928 Skiba Auto Repair 635 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-2286 SML Construction 216 W. 300 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-372-3590 Spanish Fork - Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 • 75

2019 CHAMBER DIRECTORY Snyder’s Chem/Dry Carpet Cleaning 387 N. 200 W. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2882 www.chem-dry.net/snyders. ut SofTek Engineering, LLC 1171 Falcon Circle Mapleton, UT 84664 801-491-1022 www.softekeng.com South Utah Valley Animal Shelter 582 W. 3000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-851-4080 www.suvas.org South Valley Dental 82 E. 900 N. Suite A Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-2254 www.southvalleydentalcare. com Spanish Fork Auto Supply 855 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8668 www.napaonline.com/ut/ spanish-fork Spanish Fork Channel 17 65 S. 630 W. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2877 www.sfcn.org Spanish Fork City Corporation 40 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-804-4500 www.spanishfork.org

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Spanish Fork City Council 40 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7196 www.spanishfork.org The Oaks at Spanish Fork Golf Course 2300 E. Powerhouse Rd. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-804-4653 https://theoaksatsf.com Spanish Fork Community News 3310 E. Canyon Road Spanish Fork, UT 84660 385-218-9070 spanishforkcommunitynews. com Spanish Fork Community Pharmacy 375 W. Center Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-960-6688 Spanish Fork Nursing & Rehab 151 E. Center Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-6220 Spanish Fork Oil-NGo,Valvoline Express Care of Spanish Fork 828 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8510 Sports Performance Academy 994 Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-400-1990 thesportsperformanceacademy.com

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Star Chic’ Handbags & Boutique 861 S. 1100 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-792-2564 www.starchichandbags.com Starlyte Yoga 244 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-762-7127 State Farm - Lance Wilson 220 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9288 www.lancewilsoninsurance. com Stewart Title Insurance Agency of Utah, Inc. 212 S. Main #2 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3155 Stokes 795 North SR 198 Salem, UT 84663 801-504-6021 stokesmarket.com/salem Stone Drug 159 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8611 Stonehaven Dental 685 N. 920 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3567 www.stonehavendental.com Summit Motorsports LLC 570 S. Main Suite 1 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 8014057433 www.summitmotorsportsllc. com

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Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 642 E. Kirby Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9500 www.summitomfs.com Summit Spa & Float Inc. 63 E. 800 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8750 www.summitspafloat.com Susan Barber 715 Scenic Drive Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-735-7743 Susan’s Hair Design 293 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9668 Synergy Physical Therapy 205 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-436-3110 www.synergyfitnesstherapy. com Tabitha’s Way Thrift Store & Food Pantry P.O. Box 254 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-830-3951 www.tabithasway.org/ Terry and Lil Shepherd 84 N. 1100 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-310-4436 Teton Labs P.O. Box 128 36 E. 1600 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-404-2169

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The Cookie Crave LLC 220 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-735-4347 www.emscookies.com

Thomas Orthodontics 424 N. State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-3030 thomasbraces.com

The Daily Cup 45 E. 200 N. Payson, UT 84651

Tim Dahle Ford 2534 N. 200 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3553 www.timdahleford.com

The Dug Out 866 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7499 The Fellas Chop Shop LLC 740 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-4631 The Health Insurance Center, Inc. 387 N. 1430 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-400-6473 TheHealthInsuranceCtr.com The Joint Chiropractic 409 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-894-9110 www.thejoint.com The Local Pages 4910 W. Amelia Earhart Dr. Ste. #1 Salt Lake City, UT 84116 888-249-6920 www.thelocalpages.net The Ridge at Spanish Fork 1476 W. Elk View Cir. Mapleton, UT 84664 801-368-7576 www.theridgespanishfork.com

Timberline Development & Construction LLC P.O. Box 403 Nephi, UT 84648 435-851-1752 Timpanogos Financial Advisors 724 S. 1600 W. #230 Mapleton, UT 84664 801-607-5670 www.timpfa.com Tonys Window Cleaning 2693 E. 1600 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-362-8793 tonyswindowcleaning.net Travel Passport P.O. Box 1336 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1081 Triple T Plumbing, Heating & Air 1550 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7711 www.tripletheating.com TURN Community Services 1921 N. 1120 W. Provo, UT 84604 801-376-6844 www.turndreams.org

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Turning Point Dance Studio 552 N. Slant Road Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3288 turningpointdancestudio.org

Walker Mortuary 187 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2169 www.walkerspanishfork.com

Woodland Dental 204 E. 400 N. Suite A Salem, UT 84653 801-423-0905 woodlanddentalpractice.com

Utah Avenue Insurance 332 S. 100 W. Payson, UT 84651 801-609-8699 utahavenue.com

Wells Fargo Bank 251 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3522 www.wellsfargo.com

Workforce Services 1185 N. Chappel Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-400-9935

Utah Valley Animal Rescue 5182 W. 6300 S. Lake Shore, UT 84660 385-355-4738 www.uvar.us

Western Inn 632 Kirby Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9400

Utah Valley Magazine 1849 S. 1600 E. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-376-2497 utahvalleymagazine.com Utah Valley Pediatrics 701 E. 700 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-7947 Utah Valley Hospital 1034 N. 500 W. Provo, UT 84601 801-357-7611 intermountainhealthcare.org Venture Crew 1532 1386 E. 600 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7611 crew1532.blogspot.com Walmart Supercenter Spanish Fork 1206 N. Canyon Creek Pkwy. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-361-9389 www.walmart.com

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Western Paving Inc. P.O. Box 490 Springville, UT 84663 801-319-9919 Western States Insurance 85 E. Center Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7461 www.westernstatesinsurance. net Wiggy Wash #2 1662 W. 500 S. Springville, UT 84663 http://www.wiggywash.com Wiggy Wash Full Service and Express Detail Center 794 S. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-6170 www.wiggywash.com Windy’s Winds 341 E. 100 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 928-774-8442 www.windyswinds.com Women in Business South Utah County www.wibsuc.org

WPA Architecture 475 N. Freedom Blvd. Provo, UT 84601 801-374-0800 www.wpa-architecture.com Wyoming Trust Attorney 203 S. Main Ste. 3000 Sheridan, WY 82801 307-674-1604 https://cloudpeaklaw.com/ Xcel Marketing 3113 Canyon Glen Loop Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-842-6279 www.xcelmkt.com XPO Logistics 457 N. Main, Suite A Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-360-4374 www.xpo.com Zions First National Bank 190 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8683 www.zionsbank.com Zuwire Fitness 132 W. Volunteer Dr. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-885-1845 ZZZ Pawn Shop 189 N. Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7444 zzzpawnshop.com

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2019 Spanish Fork & Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Guide  

Celebrating the vibrant local economy of the Spanish Fork Salem Area

2019 Spanish Fork & Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Guide  

Celebrating the vibrant local economy of the Spanish Fork Salem Area