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All Aboard Lehi Area Chamber Board of Directors members serve voluntarily to advocate for business and build their community. Each board member fills a vital role in the operation of the Chamber of Commerce by leading committees and directing the policies and goals of the Chamber. To learn more about the board members visit our Web site at www. lehiareachamber.org.

Meet the Executive Board Members: • Chairman — Breck Schueller,

Mountain America Credit Union • Vice Chairwoman — Diane Bradshaw, Direct Communications • Past Chairwoman — Lorraine Gaufin, Thanksgiving Point • Treasurer — Kelly Terry, Utah Community Credit Union • Secretary — Laurie Bailey, Big D Construction

Board of Directors: • Paul Baird, Pinnacle

Pancakes & Politics with Eggs & Issues Chambers Across the County Engage in Political Discussions

For the early bird political enthusiast Utah Valley Chamber offers an Eggs & Issues forum every Saturday morning during the legislative session. Each week topics are selected and elected officials update chamber members and answer questions. In February during a discussion on Transportation in the state, several of the representatives and senators stated that construction is on sale, particularly large projects. Bids for the Utah County I-15 reconstruction came in so far under budget that many other projects were moved forward and will be completed up to four years ahead of schedule. This is particularly important for residents in North Utah County where roads are congested constantly. Utah Valley Chamber President Steve Densley organized the Eggs & Issues program three years ago to allow his members access to

their State Representatives in order to have a voice in the decisions being made on Capital Hill. Each week a crowd of around 80 people gather at the IHC facility in Provo. American Fork Chamber also wanted to give their members a chance to meet on more local issues and so chamber executive, Debby Lauret, started Pancakes & Politics that meets at 9 AM at American Fork Hospital. Local representatives and senators gather at this breakfast to discuss current politics and answer concerns from constituents. Pancakes and Politics is held twice each legislative session, once at the beginning and once at the end. In 2010, some weighty issues face our State elected officials, not the least of which is balancing a budget with a projected deficit of $700 million. From

an optional 12th grade for all high school students to a tobacco tax, ideas are being batted back and forth among lawmakers to find a way to deal with the repercussions of the recession. “The legislature has been driving technology into the classrooms, and these very programs are now on the chopping block,� said Senator Howard Stevenson ( R). Utah County Chambers of Commerce are standing up to advocate for their member businesses and remind legislators that Utah is poised for tremendous growth as long as the budget is balanced effectively without harming education or the state’s rating as the ‘Best Managed’ State in the U.S. - written by Donna Milakovic

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Chiropractic • Ryan Blohm, State Farm Insurance • Joe Brown, Utah Flash • Clay Christensen, MATC • Michael Monsen, Alpine Innovations • Annette Scott, Costco • Mark Trotter, Camp Floyd State Park • Doug Meldrum, Lehi City • Ifo Pili, Eagle Mountain City • Michael McOmber, Saratoga Springs City

New arrivals The following are the newest members of the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce.

New March Memberships: Aldridge Family Chiropractic 3300 N Running Creek Way, Bld E St. 200 Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 766-2080 Walter’s LLC (fine dining opening in March) 2220 S. Talons Cove Drive Saratoga Springs, UT 84045 (801) 400-7154 Dippidee Place of sweet surprises! 476 N 900 W Suite D American Fork, UT 84003 (801) 756-4383

The Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce serves Lehi, Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs and the surrounding communities.

Join The Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce Today

A recent national study stated that membership in a chamber of commerce can significantly boost a business’ image. Consumers were 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from a small business that is a chamber member. Membership benefits include monthly networking lunches, Chamber Academy, monthly newsletter, and much, much more.

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Lehi Area Chamber of lehiareachamber.org. Commerce Pony Express Charity Ride Come ride the Pony Express Trail on March BLT(Business at Lunch the 2nd annual Pony Express Charity Time) Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Costco in Lehi a representative of the Steven Covey Group will speak on the topic, “Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times.” This Costco catered steak lunch will be an adventure. 11:30 AM Mingle and 12:00 PM Lunch. Prepay online $15 per person. At the door cost is $20. Silver Members and higher please RSVP via email.

April BLT Tuesday, April 6, 2010 will feature Utah Valley Chamber President, Steve Densley. Visit us online at www. lehiareachamber.org for more details of the event.

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the Legacy Center. Tickets go on sale at the Library on Tuesday, February 16, and are $18 per person. We’re very pleased to announce that our entertainment this year will be Jon Schmidt, and dinner will be provided by Marvellous Catering.

Motorcycle Ride Saturday, May 29, 2010 in Eagle Mountain City. For more details visit www.lehiareachamber.org. Lehi Roundup Float Workshop Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lehi Round Up Golf Tournament Legacy Center- Anyone planning to Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8 AM at Fox build a float this year can attend this float Hollow Golf Course Lehi Area Chamber information workshop. At the workshop, will host the Lehi Round Up Golf participants will be given float ideas, Tournament 4-Man Scramble. For instruction, and rules. Those building more details visitwww.lehiareachamber. a float can pick up a packet with all the org or call us at 801-766-9657. Hole forms needed to register your float in the sponsorships and team registrations are parade. available.

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Lehi Alumni Basketball Tournament

March 8-12. A $200 fee per team guarantees each team 4 games and each Miss EM Pageant player will receive a game jersey. Fees The Miss Eagle Mountain Pageant is to be held Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 7:00 increase to $250 per team if registered Chamber Academy after March 1. All games to be played at PM at the Willowcreek Middle School, Thursday, March 4, 8 to 9 AM at Lehi High School. Each team can have 2275 West 300 North Lehi. Admission Stevens-Henager Learning Center in Lehi. Jason Rucker with the Utah State $6 (advance) or $8 (at the door). Young 2 players that did not graduate from Lehi High School, but currently reside in Lehi. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will women ages 17-24 participate in this If your year does not have a team, you can be presenting opportunities for businesses annual scholarship pageant, which join the closest year to your graduation is an affiliate of the Miss America and organizations to participate in the year. There will also be a 3-point and job training programs with VR. Training Organization. dunk contest with prizes. Space is limited funds are available for employers who Lehi City so call and sign your team up now. Don’t partner with VR to provide on-themiss out. For more information and to Museum Munchkins job-training. This program is included register, contact: Greg Adamson at 801March 10th, 1- 1:45 p.m. Preschoolers with all memberships. Please RSVP to lehichamber@gmail.com to let us know if can dance to the beat of the drum as they 772-5202 or Johnny Revill at 801-3189188. learn about Native American culture! you are planning to attend. Come listen to Native American legends Gardening classes and flute music. Join us on the second Easter in Lehi The Central Utah Gardens (355 Wednesday every month for stories, Come enjoy the Easter egg hunt in the Legacy Center Pool (ages 11 and under) crafts, finger plays, and a short tour in one W. University Parkway, Orem) is a landscape demonstration garden on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 3-6 PM of our rooms- creating an exciting way at the Lehi Legacy Center. Family swim, for preschoolers to discover the museum. provided by the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. For class pizza, games and more. Tickets on sale at Children should be accompanied by an adult. If possible, please let us know you’re descriptions and registration, visit www. the Legacy Center for $5 per person or coming by calling 801-768- 7180, $3 per centralutahgardens.org, or call 801-226$25 for family pass (up to 6 people). 7136 person.

Scholarship pageant. You can pick up an application at the city offices or at Westlake High School. Girls must be a resident of Saratoga Springs and be 16 years old by May 1st. There will be an orientation meeting on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 PM at the city offices for all girls and their parents. If you have questions you can contact Darcey Williams at 801-362-6613.

Burn permits

Burn permits will be issued starting March 15, 2010 to citizens of Saratoga Springs. Burn season as allowed by Utah County will be from March 15th through April 15th. Burn permits can be obtained from the Saratoga Springs Fire Department at 995 West 1200 North from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday from March 15th through April 15th. The cost of a permit is $10.00 (no credit cards accepted).

Free Heart Saver CPR Classes The Saratoga Springs Fire Department is offering free Heart Saver CPR classes for the residents of the city. These classes will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm at the Saratoga Springs Fire Department at 995 West 1200 North. Call 801-766-6505 to register. Class size is limited so please register early! Saratoga Springs Easter Egg Hunt is tentatively planned for March 27, 2010. Watch for more details on the Saratoga City website at www.saratoga-springs.net.

Household Waste Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place Saturday, April 10th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Utah Valley University Northwest Parking Area (about 1200 West and 800 South, in Orem). Details can be found at www. UtahCountyHealth.org/hhw or by calling Easter 5K Family Fun Run Saratoga Springs City 801-851-7525. Please - household waste Library Spring Gala Especially for those who love a crisp spring morning run! Get your celebrating Mark your calendars now! All proceeds Miss Saratoga Springs Scholarship only in containers less than 5 gallons -no commercial waste. benefit the Frances Comer Fund in behalf Pageant off to a hopping start on Saturday, of the Lehi City Library. It will be held Applications are now being accepted March 27, 2010 at 8:30 AM at the Lehi on Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. at for the 2010 Miss Saratoga Springs Legacy Center. Register online at www.

LACC Membership Directory GOLD MEMBERS Lehi Roller Mills Company Inc. 833 E. Main St., Lehi; (801) 7684401, lehirollermills.com Mountain America Credit Union 25 E. State Road 73, Saratoga Springs (801) 763-0133, www.macu.com Pioneer Party & Copy 154 W. Main St., Lehi; (801) 7683549, pioneerpartyandgift.blogspot. com SILVER MEMBERS American Fork Hospital 170 North 1100 East, American Fork; 801-855-3279 Dragons & Fairy Tales Books 3535 E. Ranches Parkway Suite A, Eagle Mountain; (801) 789-5014, www.dragonsandfairytales.com Mountainland Applied Technology College 789 E Bamberger Drive, Ste A, American Fork; (801) 717-8503, www.mlatc.edu

Now & Then Boutique 4161 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi (801) 431-6623

Standard Optical - Eye Care 1438 E. Main Street #4, Lehi; 801886-2020, www.standardoptical.net

Stevens-Henager College 1250 E. 200 S., Ste 1G, Lehi (801) 418-1450

Talons Cove Golf Course 2220 South Talons Cove Drive, Saratoga Springs; (801) 807-3030, www.talonscove.com Tsunami Carwash 1351 E. Main St., Lehi (801) 870-5131 United Way of Utah County 148 N. 100 West, Provo (801) 691-5303, unitedwayuc.org BRONZE MEMBERS

Central Bank 475 E. Main St., Lehi; (801) 6552200, www.centralbank.com Chase Bank Saratoga Springs 1412 NW Commerce Drive, Saratoga Springs; (801) 768-0320 Costco 198 N. 1200 East, Lehi (801) 653-2702, www.costco.com Cyprus Federal Credit Union 74 W. State Road 73, Saratoga Springs (801) 766-4447, www.cypruscu.com

A Mad Man’s Hobby Store 127 E. State St., Lehi; (801) 7669185, www.madmanshobby.com

Day Murray Music 136 E Main, Lehi; (801) 766-3201

American Legion Lehi Post No. 19 1735 N. 500 West, Lehi; (801) 7666700

Dentmaster 710 N. 400 East, Lehi; (801) 7661222

Bank of American Fork 1543 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs; (801) 694-5850

Direct Communications Cedar Valley, LLC 1680 E. Heritage Drive, Eagle Mountain; (801) 789-2800, www. connectwithdirect.com

Avon Beauty Center 51 N East State Rd., American Fork; 801-756-5858 Big-D Construction 1788 W. 200 North, Lindon (801) 796-8205, www.big-d.com

DreamMaker Real Estate 998 W. Wade Circle, Lehi (801) 376-0792 Dry Creek Family Practice, PPLC 3300 N. Running Creek Way, Bldg B Ste 100, Lehi (801) 766-4214

elearningbrothers.com Everything Logos 2536 E. Valley Drive, Eagle Mountain (801) 653-2525, everythinglogos.com Flowers On Main 470 W. Main St., Lehi; (801) 7662000 Focus IT LLC P.O. Box 326, Lehi; (801) 995-2912, www.focus-itsystems.com Haderlie Chiropractic 380 E. Main St. Ste E, Lehi; (801) 768-2939 Hardman Car Co. 520 W. State St., Lehi; (801) 3600739, hardmancarcompany.com Hearth & Home Furniture Consignment 182 N. 850 East, Lehi; (801) 7660525 Human Capital Innovations 479 W. 2325 North, Lehi; (801) 7660350, innovativehumancapital.com Hydro-Tech Inc. 1313 N. 300 West, Lehi; (801) 3598142, htrestoration.com

Cabela’s 2502 W. Grand Terrace Parkway, Lehi (801) 766-2500, www.cabelas.com

Dry Creek Pediatric Dentistry 3300 N. 1200 East Bldg F, Lehi; (801) 766-2266, www.dcpdsmiles.com

Jeff Miller Landscaping 5356 N. Eagles View Drive, Lehi; (801) 407-4964, myyardmakeover.com Jesse Cicon 7791 Silver Ranch Road, Eagle Mountain; (801) 698-8673

Camp Floyd State Park 18035 W. 1540 North, Fairfield; (801) 768-8932, www.stateparks.utah.gov

E learning Brothers 484 W. Bountiful Way, Saratoga Springs; (801) 921-2695, www.

John Hutchings Museum 55 N. Center St., Lehi; (801) 7687180, www.hutchingsmuseum.org

Bridal Center 35 W. Main St., Lehi; (801) 768-9624

Jones Bookkeeping & Accounting Services P.O. Box 446, Lehi; (801) 768-2151 Kid To Kid 1438 E. Main St. #10, Lehi; (801) 766-8400, www.kidtokid.com Knight’s Mattress 1200 E Main, Lehi; (801) 768-1191, KnightsFurnitureOnline.com Lehi Block Company Inc. P.O. Box 7, Lehi; (801) 768-8401

Mountain Medical Urgent Care 127 E. Main St., Ste E, Lehi; (801) 768-1555 Nationwide 11917 N. Cyprus Drive, Highland (801) 216-4461

Scentsy Wickless Candles 1562 Fitzgerald Lane, Lehi; (801) 7684130, www.scentsy.com/dklein

North Light Photography 770 E. Main St. #217, Lehi; 801) 7662669, NorthLightPhotography.org

Sentinel Investigations 4694 N. Pheasant Ridge Trail, Lehi; (801) 216-3498, www. sentinelinvestigative.com

Osmond Design 151 E. State St., Lehi; (801) 7666448, www.osmonddesigns.com

Simmons Tax Service 481 W. 2200 North, Lehi; (801) 5927032 Small Engine Surgeon 97 N. Center St., American Fork; (801) 623-3977, www. smallenginesurgeon.com

Lehi Dental Center 216 E. Main St. #1, Lehi; (801) 7689241

Palomares Properties 4649 E. Silver Creek Way, Eagle Mountain; (801) 616-3460, www. DaveTheAgent.com

Lehi Vision Care 159 E. Main St., Ste F, Lehi; (801) 766-1696, lehivisioncare.com

Phone Directories Company 135 S. Mountain Way Drive, Orem (801) 360-2413, phonedir.com

Mark Wilson Architects 46 W. Main St., Lehi; (801) 768-2620

Pinnacle Chiropractic & Spinal Rehabilitation 149 N. 1200 East, Ste 110, Lehi; (801) 766-4741, www.thebacksite.com

Smith’s Market Place # 118 1550 E. 3500 North (State Rd 92), Lehi; (801) 341-6500

Power Tri 1000 E. Mill Pond Drive, Lehi (801) 768-2441, PowerTri.com

Stonehaven Dental 181 N. 1250 East, Lehi; (801) 7663600, www.myutahdentist.com

Renasis 1530 N. State St., Ste E, Lehi (801) 407-1300, www.renasis.com

Tate Computer Consulting, LLC 263 Davis Lane, Lehi; (801) 768-2032

Mary Kay 336 W. 1360 North, American Fork (801) 836-9577 Media One 4770 S. 5600 West, West Valley City (801) 815-3891, mediaoneutah.com Medstar Home Medical 1526 N. State St. Ste B, Lehi; (801) 768-4464, MedStarScrubs.com Meridian Title 210 N. 1200 East #250, Lehi; (801) 407-3888, www.mtcutah.com

Rockin’ Beeby Enterprises PO Box 497, Norwood, CO 1-970-729-2979, www.rockinbb.com Ryan H. Blohm State Farm 24 W. Sargeant Court Drive, Ste. 202, Saratoga Springs, (801) 653-2500

Smith Barney 282 W. River Bend Lane, Ste 300, Provo; (801) 426-7200, fa.smithbarney.com/maggard

Texas RoadHouse 1402 E. Main St., Lehi; (801) 7684474 Thankgiving Point Institute 3003 N. Thankgiving Way, Lehi; (801) 768-2300, thanksgivingpoint.org

The Ark of Eagle Mountain 2590 Prairie View Drive, Eagle Mountain; (801) 523-6475, www. arkrecovery.com The Music Stop 3535 E. Ranches Parkway Suite D, Eagle Mountain; (801) 836-1848, www.TheMusicStopLLC.com The UPS Store 770 E. Main St., Lehi; (801) 7664999, ups.com The UPS Store 212 E. SR 73, Saratoga Springs; (801) 768-7300, www.theupsstore. com/5517.htm The Value Place Hotel 57 N. 900 West, American Fork; (801) 492-1600, www.valueplace.com Timp Rental Center, Inc. 136 N. West State St.. American Fork (801) 763-7615 Utah Transit Authority 3600 S 700 W, Salt Lake City; (801) 262-5626, RideUTA.com Utah Community Credit Union 3281 N 1120 E, Lehi; (801) 223-8188, UCCU.com Vern’s Inc. 514 E. State St., Lehi; (801) 768-3587 Xango 3098 W. Executive Parkway, Lehi (801) 816-8240, xango.net Zions Bank 1533 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Spring; (801) 756-7608

At the end of March, Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Easter in Lehi including games, food, a silent auction, 5K family fun run, entertainment, an egg hop and much more. Any businesses interested in sponsoring the event can get more information on our website:

www.lehiareachamber.org or call us at 801-766-9657

Sponsorship Opportunities for all businesses

Sponsorships will include both monetary and prize donation choices and begin as low as $50 for a game booth ($25 for Chamber Members.)

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Porter Olsen and his wife, Jaada, celebrate the opening of their second Great Harvest Bread Co. location with Mayor Wilson of Lehi and Chamber board members. The Olsens also own the Orem Great Harvest store.

Eagle Mountain Eagle Mountain City launched a new ad campaign complete with billboards, t-shirts, commercials and a new logo to promote economic development in the City. Incorporated in 1996, Eagle Mountain City is designed to attract young energetic residents. Ad representatives focused the new strategy around the idea of a vibrant community that has a lot to offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Find yourself in Eagle Mountainâ&#x20AC;? ads are now airing on local TV networks, featuring residents of the City and

their families doing everyday activities like playing football or biking or starting a business. The corporate video designed for aggressively seeking future businesses to build in the area is a strong depiction of the positive aspects of life in a growing planned community within 30 miles of two major cities. If you have ever thought that Eagle Mountain City was too far off the beaten path, this campaign asks you to think again.

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With two new ribbon cuttings in February, the business community in Lehi City is growing stronger. Aldridge Chiropractic and Great Harvest Bread have both opened their doors. Mark Aldridge, of Aldridge Chiropractic, moved back to Utah in November from Virginia, with his wife and children was apprehensive about was

apprehensive about taking on the expenses of a new office. He found the solution in sharing an office with Dry Creek Chiropractic. Porter Olsen, owner of the new Great Harvest Bread in Lehi is excited to be joining the Lehi community of business owners. Olsen and his wife also own the Orem Great Harvest.

After many years of planning, Eagle Mountain City Mayor Heather Jackson cuts the ribbon on the new 1.2 million GPD sewer treatment plant in February. Former Mayor Don Richardson and other former council members joined the current council in celebrating the long-awaited addition to city infrastructure.

Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs City has a new Mayor and two newly elected City Council representatives who are aggressively seeking economic development opportunities for their city. Mayor Love and Council members Michael McOmber and Jim Miller all focused heavily during their campaigns on responsibly broadening the economic development in the city. In their first month in office the newly energized City Council has made great strides, reaching out to businesses that will not only improve the quality of life for residents of Saratoga Springs, but will also bring in valuable sales tax revenue.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are great things on the horizon and so much potential for Saratoga Springs. If you have not been to Saratoga Springs in the last year, you should check them out,â&#x20AC;? stated Councilman McOmber. The current council plans to grow wisely by maintaining the quality of life they enjoy, while adding necessary commercial developments so residents can live, work, play, and SHOP in Saratoga Springs! In the coming months, Mayor Love and the City Council look forward to announcing some exciting new commercial developments to Saratoga Springs and our Lehi Area Chamber.

Eagle Mountain introduces a new logo for the city.

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What is coming up at the next Chamber luncheon and a recap of last month’s gathering

February Recap of BLT The Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce February BLT (Business at Lunch Time) was held at the Texas Roadhouse in Lehi. During lunch representatives from the Utah Department of Transportation gave a presentation. Updates were given on the status of Highway 92 (the Alpine Highway) and the Pioneer Crossing Road through Lehi and it’s positive effects on residents and businesses. Participants were also given the opportunity of asking questions to UDOT officials regarding the two new roads. Mark Alldridge of Aldridge Chiropractic and Ethan Shumway with the American Fork Hospital received new membership plaques. If you missed all the fun, be sure to join us in March at Costco.

April BLT Speaker Information Steve Densley is the longest sitting Chamber President in the State of Utah with 26 years of service. He was born and raised in the state and graduated from Jordan High School where he was selected All American in both Football and Basketball. He attended BYU on a sports scholarship and graduated in 1970. Steve has hosted an early morning and nightly TV Show for the past three years called Taking Care of Business and writes a weekly column for the Daily Herald now in its 15th year. He currently sits on the U.S. Chambers Institute of Organizational Management Board of Regents at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In the fall of 2009, the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce where Steve served as President was renamed the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce and Steve has worked diligently to share the message that the UV Chamber will be a strong voice for Utah County businesses on a State level. He will be discussing these changes with us at our April BLT on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. (Location to be announced.)

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WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 2 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: The loading bay at Costco in Lehi WHAT: A representative of the Steven Covey Group will speak on the topic,“Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times.” This Costco catered steak lunch will be an adventure. COST: $15 prepaid online, $20 at the door. Pre-register at www.lehiareachamber.org. Space is limited. Silver Members and higher. Please RSVP via email.

Chamber Academy Thursday, March 4, 8 to 9 AM at Stevens-Henager Learning Center in Lehi. Jason Rucker with the Utah State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will be presenting opportunities for businesses and organizations to participate in the job training programs with VR. Training funds are available for employers who partner with VR to provide on-the-job-training. This program is included with all memberships. Please RSVP to lehichamber@gmail.com to let us know if you are planning to attend. The Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce commences their February BLT (Business at Lunch Time) held at the Texas Roadhouse in Lehi.

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The season of community celebrations will begin soon with spring projects and summer festivals. In Lehi the amazing Lehi Round Up events are all run by volunteer committees. The amount of hours and the Herculean efforts put in by these volunteers is truly admirable. The love of community and the joy of service continue to thrive in our area. Not only do “many hands make light work”, but working alongside neighbors and friends makes the festivals all the more fun. I love running the Pony Express Dutch Oven Cook off. The people are amazing and the gourmet food is pretty great too. This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express Trail and it’s going to be a blast. With the current economic times,

cities are cutting back and relying on resident volunteers for community events. Saratoga Springs cancelled the annual Splash event last year and community volunteers came forward to take over the summer festival. Working with no budget they pulled together and put on quite a show. The Civic Events Committee in Saratoga Springs has continued to run events throughout the year and will host the Splash again this year. There is no time like the present to dig in and get busy building your community and forgetting your own worries in accomplishing something great in your city. This may sound like a call to arms and I guess it is. As a working mother with young children, I often use the excuse of my busy life to keep me from

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volunteering in the community, but no longer. Since I’ve decided to roll up my sleeves and ensure that the events and festivals I love about my city move forward, I’m sending the same challenge to all of you. Contact your city offices and get the names of event committee chairs or volunteer coordinators and get involved in bettering your community. We will all enjoy this summer more with a little help from each other.

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The eating’s good in Eagle Mountain, Lehi and Saratoga Springs

Manager Liz Worthen will help you find the perfect treat at Dippidee’s on the border of Lehi and American Fork.

Dippidee -A place of sweet surprises In the corner of a business complex, tucked behind Del Taco on State Street, you’ll find sweet tooth nirvana. Dippidee is much more than just a cupcake shop. It is “a place of sweet surprises.” Not the least of these surprises is what will be in the display cases. Dippidee has a few favorites that can be found year round, but most of their confections are unique and inspired by the day. Owner, Marcee Kitchen, bakes new

delights all the time so you never know what you’ll find when you open the doors. I walked in Valentine’s weekend to cases of heart cookies and chocolate dipped strawberries, but just a few days later chocolate caramel rice crispy bars adorned the counter and a new array of treats filled the glass. If you don’t find what you like they will make it for you, as long as you purchase at least six of the items. Have a craving for

German chocolate cupcakes? Call up and order at least six and the bakers will get started. Specialty cakes, novelty treats, and much more are available at this creative and delectable sweets shop. “We have our favorites here all the time. Little Devils, brownies, sugar cookies and Heavenly Pieces are always available, but we also do special orders,” said Liz Worthen, manager of Dippidee. Dippidee has been open for nearly

four years and is continually gaining a reputation for superb sweets with excellent ingredients. When she decided to opened the shop, Kitchen said her first order of business was to get permission to use “sacred family recipes” passed down from generation to generation and that has made all the difference. All the sweets from the chocolate dipped bon-bons to the loaded Dippidee bar are made from scratch.

When asked if she used cake mixes, Marcee Kitchen stated, “Heavens no! I think I would be disowned.” Next time you get a craving for something sweet or you’re looking for a unique gift, sure to be appreciated, stop by Dippidee. Dippidee, 476 North 900 West, Ste. D, American Fork, UT 84003 801-756-4383, dippidee.blogspot.com.

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Coffee Creations — 147 E. State Road #73, Saratoga Springs. 801-768-4475. Cool Beans Coffee House — 51 E. Main St., Lehi. 801-768-3666. Emmett’s and Ethel’s — 90 E. Main St., Lehi. 801753-0705

Tepanyaki Japanese Steakhouse — 72 N. 850 East, Lehi. 801-653-2988. Won Won Wok — 149 E. State Road 73, Saratoga Springs. 801-766-8087.

Flirts — 250 W. State Road, Lehi. 801-768-9073.

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Gandolfo’s Delicatessen — 114 S. 860 E., Lehi. 801-766-3803.

Village Pizza — 3545 E. Ranches Pkwy., Eagle Mountain. 801-789-8455.

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Harvest Restaurant — Thanksgiving Point., 3003 N.Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. 801-768-4990. JCW’s Restaurant — 3605 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. 801-341-6680

Iceberg Drive Inn — 3295 N.Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. 801-768-8076.

Kneaders Bakery Café — 1384 E. State Rd. 92 (Alpine Hwy.) Lehi. 801-768-9977.

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Cafe El Lago — 262 E. State Road #73, Saratoga Springs. 801-766-9690.

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Thanksgiving Point Deli — Thanksgiving Point, 2929 N.Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. 801-768-4984.

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“Opening this office has allowed us to tap into the talent in Utah County such as the Construction Management graduates at BYU,” said Briggs. Mining projects in Utah County have been some of the most challenging and revolutionizing ventures of the Lindon office. “Working in the mining industry has enhanced our safety practices and decreased our EMR and incident rate. We hold the best safety rating in the state,” said Fix. Even though construction has been one of the hardest hit industries in the national recession, officials at Big-D see a bright future for their company. “There are a lot of people who want to build and now is the best time because construction is on sale. Big-D can help guide them through the entire process from concept to completion,” said Greg Fix. Gifford Briggs jumped in to add, “We have proven we can serve the needs of our clients, no matter the size of the project. As Utah County grows we want to build it.” Big-D is involved in the community. Whether its donating material and labor to build a handicap ramp for a boy who couldn’t get his wheelchair to the playground at his school, or judging contests for Construction Management teams or helping fund the Children’s Discovery Museum at Thanksgiving Point, they are involved and willing to help. Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce appreciates the support of Big-D Construction.

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