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Welcome to North County Connections, a publication of the American Fork Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasant Grove Chamber of Commerce. Together these organizations serve the five communities of American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Highland, Cedar Hills and Alpine. Residents are invited to keep and utilize this magazine as a resource to learn more about their communities and become involved in the many great activities and events occurring in their cities.

In addition, information about local businesses and members of the American Fork Area and Pleasant Grove chambers are included to encourage residents to shop locally when possible, keeping tax money in the community and creating local jobs. From education to health care and outdoor recreation to the arts, North County Connections has the information you need to fully enjoy the beauty and unique quality of life found in northern Utah County.

American Fork Area Chamber of Commerce......................................................................................Page 6 Pleasant Grove Chamber of Commerce..............................................................................................Page 8 Calendar of Events.................................................................................................................................Page 10 American Fork City.................................................................................................................................Page 12 Alpine City................................................................................................................................................Page 14 Cedar Hills City........................................................................................................................................Page 16 Highland City . ........................................................................................................................................Page 18 Pleasant Grove City................................................................................................................................Page 20 Shop Local...............................................................................................................................................Page 22 Local Vendor Coupons................................................................................................................Pages 24 & 25 Business Spotlight Cravings...................................................................................................................Page 26 Business Spotlight Bank of American Fork...........................................................................................Page 28 Business Spotlight doTerra......................................................................................................................Page 30 Education.................................................................................................................................................Page 31 American Fork High School...................................................................................................................Page 33 Lone Peak High School..........................................................................................................................Page 34 Pleasant Grove High School..................................................................................................................Page 35 Arts............................................................................................................................................................Page 36 Recreation...............................................................................................................................................Page 38 Health & Wellness....................................................................................................................................Page 41 American Fork Chamber Directory . ...................................................................................................Page 44 Pleasant Grove Chamber Directory.....................................................................................................Page 46

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With a booming retail selection, a concentration of arts organizations, a large variety of recreational opportunities and a favorable climate for all sizes of business, American Fork City is the heart of northern Utah County in more ways than just geographical. People from inside and outside this community of 27,000 have discovered that American Fork embodies the idea of “modern development, small town charm.” “It’s quality of life. The quality of life here is unmatched,” said Debby Lauret, executive director of the American Fork Area Chamber of Commerce. American Fork is the gateway to American Fork Canyon, has its own boat harbor on Utah Lake and is home to the largest skateboard park in the state. It’s home to a regional hospital, the Alpine School District’s administrative offices and the Timpanogos Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has a high concentration of arts organizations, including the American Fork Symphony, the Wasatch Winds and Caleb Chapman Music, a music school nationally recognized for its jazz music program and its Crescent Super Band, which has been invited to perform in 2013 in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The city is home to a wide variety of businesses from mom and pop stores to major retail chains. Recent business openings in American Fork include Gordmans, a nationwide retailer; GOFoods Global, a company specializing in premium-quality food reserves; Quality Used Office Furniture, a provider of commercial-grade used office furniture; Cross Marine Projects, a full-service commercial diving and marine construction company; and Take A Break Spas & Billiards, a company specializing in spas, billiard tables and game room furnishings. “We feel that the recession is basically over and we have a lot of people that are living their passions, living their dreams,” Lauret said. “It’s a great opportunity to grow their businesses.” Lauret is currently in her 10th year as executive director of the American Fork Chamber, making her the longesttenured chamber director in Utah County. She was featured as one of Utah Valley Magazine’s “Fab 50” people of Utah Valley in the publication’s March/April 2013 issue. “My passion is just helping the American dream happen for people,” Lauret said. The American Fork Area Chamber of Commerce provides many activities during the year that help business owners network and learn how to grow their businesses as well as be involved in giving back to the community. These activities include a Halloween 5K fun run that raises money


Debby Lauret for cancer and autism organizations, Sub-forSanta efforts, an annual golf tournament raising money for autism, the Women in Business Conference and the Steel Days steak fry. An exciting new project the chamber will begin this year will help local businesses boost their online presence. Lauret said the chamber will be getting a new website where chamber members will be able to have “landing pages” where webpage visitors can visit and view more about their businesses. Also through the new website, members will be able to develop their own mobile apps for their businesses. “It’s the latest and greatest in marketing online,” Lauret said. “It’s a large investment by our chamber to provide for our businesses.”

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For long-term residents or new move-ins, the beautiful community of Pleasant Grove offers a unique combination of family life, quality of life and business opportunity. “It’s a great place for living due to its quality of life, but it’s also very business friendly,” said David Larson, executive director of the Pleasant Grove Chamber of Commerce. “It’s got an excellent talent pool of people based on its proximity to the universities.” The city is located within minutes of Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. Recreational opportunities in Pleasant Grove are many, both in local parks and nearby canyons. The city’s Manila Park features a pond where locals can fish and swim as well as Discovery Park, an area with educational, fun activities for children. The city’s rodeo grounds feature a rodeo each year during the city’s annual celebration, Strawberry Days. On Thursday nights throughout the summer, residents enjoy the Pleasant Grove Promenade, an event that includes live entertainment and a variety of vendors selling local produce and

boutique items. What really makes the city special, however, is the people themselves, Larson said. Long-time residents have created a culture of support for one another, “but even those that have moved in recently, they feel comfortable here, they feel safe here, they feel that it’s a place where they can grow their families and be a part of the community themselves,” he said. Similarly, when it comes to doing business in Pleasant

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April 20: Grovecrest Elementary 5K, Pleasant Grove


May 3 & 4: Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra Concert May 7: Combined American Fork, Lehi, and Pleasant Grove Chamber lunchspeaker: Governor Herbert May 9: Women in Business and Wellness Conference at Orem SCERA May 8: Timpanogos Chorale Concert May 18: Murdock Canal Trail Grand Opening May 18: Women of Steel Triathlon, American Fork

Fitness Center May 20: Wasatch Winds Concert May 27: Memorial Day Program at the American Fork Cemetery and Firemen’s Breakfast at the Fire Station May 27: Run of Remembrance, American Fork May 29: Mountain Ridge Junior High School “Run the Ridge” 5K Race


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June 6: Pleasant Grove Chamber Business BBQ (for business leaders and families) June 13: Keith Bray, Strategic Insurance: “Ideas for Small Businesses,” American Fork Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch June 15: AF Canyon Half Marathon and 5K June 16-22: Strawberry Days, Pleasant Grove June 26: Women in Business luncheon June 27-Sept. 12: Pleasant Grove Promenade, Thursdays, 5 p.m. June 29: Timpanogos Gran Fondo Race (bicycle race) June 29: Pleasant Grove Triathlon


July 11: American Fork Area Chamber Lunch July 13: American Fork Rotary’s Tour de Donut Bike Race July 15: American Fork Symphony Concert July 13-20: American Fork City’s Steel Days July 18: Pleasant Grove Chamber of Commerce Day at the Pleasant Grove Promenade July 20: American Fork Chamber Steak Fry July 27-Aug. 3: Highland Fling, Highland July 27: Shoeless Spring 5K and 1 Mile, American Fork July 31: Women in Business luncheon


Aug. 3-10: Alpine City Days August 9-15: Musical, “Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida,” American Fork Amphitheater August 10: Highland Town Farmer’s Market (each Saturday through Sept. 28) August 15 or 16: QuadChamber Event August 28: Women in Business Luncheon


September 5: Pleasant Grove Chamber Luncheon September 3: American Fork Area Chamber Lunch September 6: American Fork Area Chamber’s Business Classic Golf Tournament & Fundraiser for Autism September 14: Pleasant Grove Jubilee September 25: Women in Business Luncheon


November 5: Election Day November 5: Lehi/AF/PG Chamber Bowling Activity November 7: WISE conference November 11: Veterans Day Program


December 6: Messiah Sing-In at the Alpine Tabernacle December 12: AF/PG Holiday chamber luncheon December 19: Women in Business Holiday Luncheon with WBN For more calendar items or to have your event listed on our website please e-mail Debby Lauret at


October 1: Joint Chamber Luncheon with UVU President Matt Holland October 23: Women in Business Luncheon October 26: Halloween 5K Fun Run October 31: American Fork Downtown Trick or Treat, Pleasant Grove Downtown Trick or Treat


Since being discovered by fur trappers, settled by Mormon pioneers and incorporated in 1853, American Fork has grown to become Utah’s 15th largest city. The city, which takes its name from the American Fork River, balances small-town charm with big-city job opportunities. Conveniently located just off Interstate 15 between Provo and Salt Lake City, it is an ideal location for commuters, families and businesses. Many businesses are choosing to relocate to American Fork because it offers a quality workforce and way of life. Serving more than 135,000 residents in the surrounding northern Utah County area, American Fork is the economic hub of one of the nation’s fastest growing communities. Large-scale retailing has come to the west side of the city with The Meadows shopping center, while the city’s downtown area still maintains its historic character. The Utah Valley Business Park is home to a variety of technol-


ogy companies such as Henry Schein, Domo and Orange Soda. The North Pointe Business Park is home to Certiport, Fidelity, HP, AMP Security, Morinda Bioactives, and many more. The city serves as a regional hub for education as well, serving as home to the Alpine School District headquarters. Recreation and leisure needs are met by a fitness center, year-round recreation programs and the popular Fox Hollow Golf Course. The city boasts more than 25 parks,

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including many playgrounds. Recreational and camping opportunities abound, from the American Fork Boat Harbor at Utah Lake to Timpanogos Cave National Monument and the Alpine Scenic Loop located in beautiful American Fork Canyon. The quality of life is enriched through the American Fork Arts Council, which presents a variety of programs throughout the year. Every Monday night throughout the summer, free concerts are held at the outdoor American Fork Amphitheater featuring groups such as the American Fork Symphony and Wasatch Winds. Each summer, residents enjoy Steel Days, American Fork’s annual city celebration, with parades, cooking contests, dances and fireworks.



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Alpine City is located at the northern end of Utah County in an area protectively surrounded by the beautiful mountain peaks of the Wasatch Range. Alpine began in the mid-1800s as a farming community; the high mountains on the north and east, the rolling hills on the west and the running streams of water made it an ideal location for cattle. The Utah Legislature granted a charter on Jan. 19, 1855 to Alpine, which became the 17th city in the Utah Territory. The name Alpine was suggested by Brigham Young, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because the mountains reminded him of the Swiss Alps. Today, Alpine is a close-knit community of about 10,000 people, with residents who enjoy the great pioneer legacy left to them. Traditions established in the past still live on today. People are willing to put forth special effort to help preserve and keep the city a wonderful and peaceful place to live. Alpine residents can enjoy the beauty

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ALPINE CITY INFO MAYOR: Otis (Hunt) Willoughby CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Kimberly Bryant Mel Clement Bradley Reneer Troy Stout Will Jones CITY HALL: 20 N. Main (801) 756-6347

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The city of Cedar Hills was incorporated in 1977, taking its name from the cedar trees growing in the area. However, settlers began making their homes in the area between 1849 and 1850. The area was used for dry farming and livestock and later for turkey farming. Cedar Hills is nestled between the slopes of majestic Mt. Timpanogos and Utah Valley on gentle hills that once served as the shoreline of Lake Bonneville, giving residents beautiful mountain, lake and valley views. This bedroom community offers a quiet, relaxing place in a rural setting where residents can raise their families.

The topography of the city varies widely, but with some points below 5,280 feet above sea level and some above, the city claims its altitude at 5,280 and so considers itself Utah’s Mile-High City. One of the holes (No. 14) at the 18-hole Cedar Hills Golf Club is named

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Mile-High because it is actually at 5,280 feet above sea level. Located at the mouth of American Fork Canyon, Cedar Hills offers quick access to canyon recreation as well as many parks and an extensive pedestrian trail system. The city’s five public parks include Heritage Park, which is home to an amphitheater, pavilion, volleyball court and Frisbee golf course. Other parks offer playgrounds, ball fields and areas for horseshoe games and basketball. The Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center offers a variety of fitness classes including Zumba and Karate. Each year this community of 10,000 comes together for its Family Festival, a week-long celebration featuring a golf tournament, family fun run, carnival, parade and fireworks.

CEDAR HILLS CITY INFO MAYOR: Gary Gygi CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Scott Jackman Stephanie Martinez Jenney Rees Trent J. Augustus Daniel Zappala CITY HALL: 10246 N. Canyon Road (801) 785-9668 CITY OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CITY WEBSITE: UTILITIES: (801) 785-9668 OTHER IMPORTANT DEPARTMENTS Fire (Lone Peak Fire District): (801) 763-5365 Police: American Fork Police Dept. (801) 763-3020 Non-emergency dispatch (24-hour service): (801) 851-4100 Park reservations: (801) 785-9668 ext. 100 Community Recreation Center: (801) 785-9668 ext. 300


Located on a bench area of the Wasatch Mountain Range in northern Utah County, Highland gets its name from the Scottish Highlands. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1977 and is home to about 16,000 residents. Highland is home to numerous trails, including a portion of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, a trail following the shoreline formed by ancient Lake Bonneville that will eventually stretch to more than 280 miles. In addition, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, a collection of caverns accessed by a 1.5-mile hike up a mountainside in American


Fork Canyon, is accessed through Highland, as is the Alpine Scenic Loop, a scenic drive through the mountains east of the city. Inside the city are a variety of city parks for residents to enjoy, including the Town Center Splash Pad which is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. Residents come together to celebrate their community during the annual Highland Fling, a weeklong event full of activities including a grand parade, a fine art show, a 5K run, entertainment and fireworks. The Highland Town Market also offers an opportunity for the community to gather, with various vendors of local produce, handmade crafts and savory treats gather in Highland’s Heritage Park every Saturday from mid-August through late September. The city’s arts council is active in the community presenting arts classes and demonstrations as well as musical and dramatic performances.

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Pleasant Grove City, known as Utah’s City of Trees, was settled by Mormon pioneers in September of 1850. The pioneers were attracted by a small grove of trees which provided hope for a land with water and rich soil. The city was incorporated in 1855. Because of the abundant strawberry crop each summer, the city began celebrating “Strawberry Days” every year. Strawberry Days is now the longest continuously running community celebration in Utah. Approximately 34,000 people now call Pleasant Grove home. The city has experienced growth in both its residential and commercial areas in recent years, with a new commercial area adjacent to Interstate 15 receiving attention from many different businesses looking for a great place to call home. Site plan approvals have been made recently for doTERRA International’s global corporate campus and a Walmart Neighborhood Market. High mountains and scenic canyons and foothills extend along Pleasant Grove’s eastern boundary, placing outdoor recreation opportunities literally minutes away from residents. The beautiful Battle Creek Falls are within a halfmile hike of the city and additional trails extend up Grove

Creek Canyon. Inside the city limits, the recreation opportunities continue with a variety of choices ranging from fitness classes at the Pleasant Grove Community Center to swimming at the Veterans Memorial Pool. Pleasant Grove is fortunate to be home to one of the most unique and popular parks in Utah County: Discovery Park, an area featuring a huge wooden castle and “discovery” zones where children can learn and explore while they play. In addition to Strawberry Days, Pleasant Grove resi-

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Program helps keeps dollars local Steve Densley, former Utah Valley Chamber president, relates, “Shopping at locally owned businesses puts three times the dollars into our economy. A landmark study found that out of $100 dollars spent at a local business, $45 dollars stays in the community. Shop elsewhere and those dollars go to support someone else’s community.” Your money supports schools, parks, roads, police, fire and other local government services. Think about it: when you buy locally, the sales tax, the salaries of employees and the profits all recirculate in our valley, benefiting other businesses and local governments. According to the Utah’s Own website, “When you buy locally produced or grown products, it builds our Utah economy since a dollar spent on a Utah product creates the effect of adding $4 to $6 to our Utah economy. An added benefit to protecting our environment is to reduce our carbon footprint for these products. Other benefits include products that have the best possible flavor, texture and quality on fresh products produced and delivered in our neighborhoods. Access to local organic foods is also enhanced. You even sustain the

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Utah rural lifestyle for farmers and ranchers and preserve their open spaces, clean air and water quality.” American Fork City sponsors a program called AF Shop Local. This program provides exclusive deals to local residents and chances to win gift certificates from local merchants. One email from the city is sent out at the beginning of the month with offers from participating merchants. The monthly deal is valid for the entire month. Currently, there are several merchants who participate in the program including World Class Auto, Grease Monkey, Azalea’s Day Spa and Salon, Flipside Café, T & C Tire, Chick-fil-A, Pier 49 Pizza and Rib City Grill. Each month the participating merchants provide $30 worth of gift certificates, which are given out on a firstcome, first-served basis. Winners receive an email notification and then email Debby Lauret at to receive the gift certificates. To sign up for the program, send an email to Debby at to have your email added to the list. This list will not be sold or used for any other purpose. More information is available at



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of online ensures that your tax dollars are reinvested where they belong - right here in our community! 7. You encouraged innovation and product diversity. Whether brick and mortar retail or local online, service providers or manufacturers, local business innovators ensure marketplace diversity - important in any economy. 8. You loved your neighbors. We know you and you know us. Locally owned businesses link us together in a web of social and economic relationships. Studies show that locals donate to community causes at twice the rate of chains. 9. You kept the American dream alive. You nurtured entrepreneurship, which fuels prosperity by serving as a means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. This is the foundation of our American economy. 10. You made us a destination. The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors and visitors. This benefits everyone!

Jamestown Jewelry: Custom jewelry to last a lifetime When Jim Oviatt stepped into a jewelry making class at Emery High School, he probably didn’t imagine that it would become his career. After taking the class twice, however, he found that it was something he had a natural knack for and really enjoyed doing. He asked his teacher for more information and was given a pamphlet for GIA, a jewelry school in Carlsbad California. After completing a degree in Jewelry Manufacturing Arts and graduating from his Gold and Precious Metals course with honors, Jim returned to his native Utah and eventually took a position as a jeweler at Bangerter Jewelers. He worked there for seven years before he was offered a chance to purchase the store and run it as his own. He did so and renamed it Jamestown Jewelry. He prides himself in providing high-quality jewelry and jewelry repairs. He selects only pieces of high-quality for selling in his shop because he knows that he is likely the one who will be repairing them if they don’t last long. “You know that a bride is going to want to wear that wedding ring forever,” says Jim. “I want it to be something that will last.” Jamestown Jewelry boasts one of the largest selection of men’s rings in the region. Through his extensive connections to other manufacturers in the region, he can provide over 200 styles of men’s rings in stock with hundreds more avail-

able upon request. What makes his selection so unique is there a wide variety of alternative metals in addition to the normal gold, silver, and platinum rings. At Jamestown Jewelry you can find rings made of tungsten, titanium, cobalt chrome, stainless steel, ceramic, black zirconium and many others. A particularly interesting style comes from the metallurgists and metal smiths of ancient Japan. These metalworkers perfected layering two or more different types of metal performing elaborate etchings such as those found on samurai swords. When this is done with different kinds steel, it is known as Damascus steel—a beautiful and durable metal. There’s also a Japanese technique for doing this with other precious metals such as gold and silver known as “mokume gane.” This produces stunning patterns that are a combination of two precious metals such as white gold, rose gold, or sterling silver. This is a rare and sought-after skill not available at just any jeweler. Jim also believes in using his store for charitable work. He recently donated twenty pieces of jewelry to be auctioned off to benefit his uncle, who is battling cancer. He is actively seeking other ways to be active in the community. These techniques and other jewelry making techniques have been Jim’s livelihood for over 15 years and the quality and variety shows. You

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Sisters see success with downtown delicacies Two sisters’ love of baking has led them to open their own businesses on the historic Main Streets of both American Fork and Pleasant Grove - one offering creative main dishes and the other specialty cupcakes for dessert. Residents can begin their meal at Cravings Bistro, 63 E. Main, American Fork, where owner Angie Wilson specializes in creating a variety of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, food she calls “kid food for adults.” One of her most popular sandwiches is the ABC, which includes Granny Smith apples, candied bacon, cheddar cheese and a homemade caramelized red onion mayonnaise. She’s also known for her tomato basil soup as well as salads and macaroni and cheese. After enjoying their main course, customers can visit Cravings - Alisha’s Cupcakes, 93 S. Main, Pleasant Grove, where Angie’s identical twin sister Alisha Nuttall bakes up decadent desserts like the Better Than What Cupcake, a chocolate cupcake filled with caramel sauce AF-PG Ad Mar 2013.pdf 1 3/22/2013 12:36:14 PM and topped with whipped cream frosting and toffee. Her

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the kids’ menu. This led to the opening of Cravings Bistro in December of 2011. The two businesses’ name similarity - and the fact that they’re owned by twin sisters - has led to some confusion for customers, but it has helped in promotional efforts as well. After seeing her cupcake business grow, Nuttall applied to appear on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” program. In her first episode, she was the first competitor to be eliminated from the competition, but when she was invited to appear again - in a “redemption” episode - she ended up the winner. The local publicity following Nuttall’s win on “Cupcake Wars” has boosted business at both Cravings - Alisha’s Cupcakes and Cravings Bistro. Nuttall opened her downtown Pleasant Grove location in November of 2012. “Everyone has been really supportive,” she said. “I would not have wanted to move anywhere else.” Their businesses are different, but the two sisters have one product in common they both sell: sugar cookies. Both bake their own and admit they have a friendly competition going on. They like to hear which cookie customers prefer - and it’s OK if people prefer the other sister’s cookie. “It’s a fun competition,” Nuttall said.


Bank of AF celebrates 100 years One hundred years ago, a doctor joined with a group of business leaders and farmers to create a safe, secure and local bank for the residents of American Fork and its surrounding communities. Incorporated on Feb. 5, 1913, People’s State Bank of American Fork, - now Bank of American Fork - has become Utah’s community bank leader. Bank of American Fork is spending 2013 celebrating its 100 years of history along with its customers. As Utah’s largest community bank, Bank of American Fork currently has just under $1 billion in assets and 13 fullservice branches in Utah, Salt Lake and Davis counties. However, despite its growth and decades of success, the business still emphasizes the individual customer and the idea of giving back to the community. “The philosophy of the bank is that the customer comes first, then the employees, then

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zations along the Wasatch Front rather than across state lines. “Our view is that a bank is, in a sense, a repository of the community’s dreams and hopes,” Beard said. The bank believes in supporting its local communities and has been a generous donor to various local causes over the years. ”When people bank here their money goes back into building the commuRichard Beard nity. This is what it means to truly be a part of the community,” Beard said. “We always seem to have some project we’re working on where we’re trying to support customers and communities.” For more information, visit or a Bank of American Fork branch.

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doTERRA breaks ground on corporate headquarters On March 7, 2013, dōTERRA INTERNATIONAL LLC broke ground for a new corporate campus in Pleasant Grove to house the company’s growing number of Utahbased employees. Upon completion of the first phase of the planned development, dōTERRA will consolidate its global research and development, information technology, sales and marketing, customer service and other company operations in the new facilities. Construction on the first phase of the project is anticipated to be complete for occupancy in late summer of 2014. The new facilities will be located east of 1300 West and south of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and will house more than 750 employees when complete. The first phase of the project will include four corporate buildings and an interpretive welcome center with more than 200,000 square feet of office space. Future expansion plans for the property include additional corporate buildings and commercial facilities for product inventory, distribution and light manufacturing. The total cost of the first phase of the project will be $60 million. During construction, the public will be invited to visit an on-site

welcome center to see renderings of the proposed buildings and grounds and to learn more about dōTERRA. dōTERRA is a world leader in the sourcing, testing, manufacturing and distribution of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils through a global network of Independent Product Consultants. In addition to a premium line of single-plant extracts and proprietary essential oil blends, the company offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements and healthy living products for the home. The company currently employs more than 400 professional and part-time employees and anticipates doubling that number in the next five to 10 years.

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With more than 71,000 students, Alpine School District is the main provider of education in northern Utah County. Its students attend 54 elementary schools, 11 junior high and middle schools and nine high schools. Alpine School District also offers other educational opportunities including the Alpine Adult Eduction program, which helps students to finish their credits and receive an accredited high school diploma, and two schools for students with special needs: the Horizon School and the Dan Peterson School. Other educational opportunities for youth are available in the area as well such as charter schools and private schools. PUBLIC SCHOOLS Alpine School District 575 N. 100 East American Fork, Utah 84003 (801) 610-8400

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AFHS student wins statewide scholar award A junior high school biology teacher made science interesting and exciting for American Fork student Hailey James. Now a senior at American Fork High School, James’ love for and skill in science have led her to be named Utah’s 2013 General Sterling Scholar, the highest award given as part of the statewide annual Sterling Scholar competition sponsored by the Deseret News and KSL. James was also named Utah’s overall Sterling Scholar in science, one of 13 categories in the competition. Winners are selected in each of these categories, and the General Sterling Scholar is chosen from these 13 winners. “Up until ninth grade I’d kind of not been a very good student. I didn’t feel like there was anything I was particularly good at,” James said. Then she was enrolled in Gerald Dibb’s biology class at American Fork Junior High School. “Instead of being just like a science class, it was this amazing world of doing whatever you want all the time,” she said. James was named General Sterling Scholar at an awards ceremony held Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Cottonwood High School in Murray. She said winning the award came as a shock. “I did not see that coming at all. I got there and I was just surrounded by all of these incredible people who had just worked so hard and I almost felt like I didn’t belong there because they were just so amazing,” James said. “I don’t think I’ve ever been that surprised.” James has studied many different branches of science but said biology is probably her favorite. Last summer, she did an internship in a lab at the University of Utah doing cellular biology research. At AFHS this year, James has been part of the advanced science lab class, a class where students conduct their own research projects.

She also is a musician, playing percussion in various ensembles including the American Fork High School Marching Band and a steel band in Pleasant Grove. In the meantime, she has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. “I think what sets her apart is her individual drive to better her situation,” said Michelle Ormond, James’ AP biology teacher and advanced science class lab advisor. “She probably has made the most out of her high school experience more than any kid I’ve ever seen.” James’ family has experienced difficulties in recent years and she has had to take on extra responsibilities, but James said she felt it was important to show her younger sister that success is possible despite challenges. Her advice to other students is to work hard and pursue what they think they can do

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Lone Peak choirs achieving music excellence Whether performing in their home auditorium or in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Lone Peak High School choir students are showing themselves eager and ready to meet whatever challenge is put in front of them. “We have some incredibly talented kids at this school that have been trained through their school programs, but also a lot of them are taking private voice lessons. They’ve had good success in their music programs and they’ve come with a great discipline and a great thirst for putting things together,” said Lone Peak Director of Choirs Lois Johnson. Approximately 300 students participate in the Lone Peak choir program, which includes the Men’s Chorus, Ladies’ Chorus, A Cappella Choir and Chamber Choir. The Men’s and Ladies’ choruses act as a training ground for singers, giving them a chance to build their musical skills before auditioning for the A Cappella Choir or the school’s premiere singing group, the Chamber Choir. During the 2012-13 school year, Lone Peak choir students earned an invitation to participate in the National


Youth Choir in New York City. It was the fourth time during Johnson’s 16 years at Lone Peak that her students had traveled to New York to be part of this choir, an honor achieved through her choirs’ performances at other festivals during the year. After arriving in New York City in late February of 2013, Johnson’s A Cappella Choir and Chamber Choir were combined with other choirs from around the country into two large choirs that spent several days learning music and working with internationally renowned choir conductors. The effort ended with the two large choirs performing in concert at Carnegie Hall. However, the Lone Peak Chamber Choir was singled out for a special honor that evening, having been selected as one of only two choirs to perform in the concert by themselves, doing their own repertoire. Johnson said that three out of the four times her students have participated in the National Youth Choir program, the Chamber Choir has been selected to perform individually during the Carnegie Hall concert.

Community support lifting PGHS wrestling program At Pleasant Grove High School, community support has resulted in one of the most successful wrestling programs in the state of Utah. The Pleasant Grove Vikings have taken state in wrestling for three years in a row, most recently at the 5A championship held in February of 2013 at Utah Valley University. Four years ago, the team took second in state, losing by only one point. “I think we have the biggest crowds. We have a full house at our wrestling matches,” said Pleasant Grove High School Wrestling Coach Brock Moore. “I think we probably have the biggest crowd in the 5A tournament.” These crowds are an indication of the kind of community support the program and its wrestlers enjoy. Moore said the program’s success goes back to the hard work of Coach Darold Henry, who spent decades building up the Pleasant Grove High wrestling program. Moore, who took on the job as wrestling coach in 2001, used to wrestle for Coach Henry. “He set up a strong tradition,” Moore said. Others community members have helped build and strengthen the program as well; in addition, local businesses purchase advertising banners and ads in the wres-

Wrestlers at Pleasant Grove High School have won the state championship three years in a row.

tling programs, which raises money to send PG wrestlers to national tournaments where they have opportunities to obtain college scholarships. Moore said the youth and high school wrestling programs have similar expectations and standards, meaning that by the time the students get to high school, they know what will be required of them. The goal is to teach the wrestlers to be accountable, dependable and disciplined and to set and work toward achieving goals.


Centers space simulations help teach teamwork Already known as a gathering place for community events and arts instruction, Stone Gate in Pleasant Grove has now embraced a new challenge: allowing children and adults to experience the mysteries of space travel while learning life skills in the process. Located in a renovated historic church building at 886 W. 2600 North, Stone Gate is now operating the Discovery Space Center, a grouping of four spaceship simulators where groups must work as a team to complete their assigned missions successfully. Participants operate their “spacecraft” with laptop computers while staff behind the scenes react to the participants’ actions and decisions, trying to give them as realistic an experience as possible. At full capacity, the simulators can accommodate up to 50 students while another 50 gather in the classroom area for instruction. The space center is open to groups such as school classes, corporate organizations and families. The decision to build the space center came after Alpine School District announced the closure of the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center, a popular program located in Pleasant Grove’s Central Elementary School. Over the years, thousands of students participated in simulations at the McAuliffe center. “We wanted that experience to continue and we wanted to keep it in Pleasant Grove,” said Jennie Johnson, managing director of Stone Gate. The decision was made to convert Stone Gate’s extra storage space into a space center. When word got out about Stone Gate’s project, many former employees of the McAuliffe center eagerly signed up to help. Construction on the Discovery Space Center began in January 2013 and in only two months the center was complete and ready for action. The Bott family, which owns and operates Stone Gate, built and funded the majority of the space center. Discovery Space Center Assistant Director BJ Warner

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said he wants participants to learn teamwork and problemsolving skills while avoiding the fear of failure. “I want them to see that impossible is not a word,” Warner said. “It’s amazing to see the creativity and the way the kids’ faces light up.” Stone Gate is also home to the Stone Gate Center for the Arts, which offers a large variety of classes in art, music and other areas; the Stepping Stones Preschool, which focuses on art, music and drama as well as academics; and Stone Gate Weddings and Events, which hosts wedding receptions and other gatherings up to more than 1,500 people. More information can be found at StoneGateArts. com and The Discovery Space Center is now booking flights online at The center does corporate events as well as overnight missions and camps for children ages 9 to 16. The center also offers star shows on Monday nights for families. Call 1-801-VIP-STAR to book seating at the star shows.

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Art Dye Park to become a regional attraction Utah County and American Fork City are teaming up to create a large regional park serving not only American Fork residents, but also recreation enthusiasts from throughout northern Utah County. Representatives from American Fork City approached the county in March 2013 and proposed that the county help financially with new development at Art Dye Park, a 73-acre park located at 550 E. 100 North in American Fork. Shortly thereafter, the county announced that it would help fund the project. In 2012, American Fork purchased nine additional acres for the park with plans to make significant additions. “We master planned that to finish the whole complex to make a nice huge facility,” said Derric Rykert, parks and recreation director for American Fork City. The county commission agreed to contribute funding to the park’s new development because of the regional significance those developments would have for northern Utah County, he said. Projected cost for the improvements on the new nine

acres plus some other work inside the existing park is $8.7 million; the exact amount the county will contribute has not yet been determined. Currently, Art Dye Park has three softball fields plus a large open space that can be used for soccer and football. The park also includes an 18-hole Frisbee golf course and a recreational trail. The new development would give the park a total of nine softball/baseball fields and add tennis courts, pickleball courts, horseshoe pits and new picnic tables and barbecue pits. The trail system through the park would be enlarged and a splash pad is being considered as well. Having that many ball fields in one place would enable the park to host large tournaments and other regional activities, making Art Dye a truly regional park serving northern Utah County. Timing of the park’s new development depends on when funding is obtained, but Rykert said the city would like to begin working on Phase 1 of the project within a one- to three-year period.

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American Fork Boat Harbor 6135 N. 6000 West (take 100 West to Utah Lake) American Fork, Utah Highland Town Center Splash Pad 5400 W. Civic Center Dr. Highland, Utah Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to dusk Timpanogos Cave National Monument Located up American Fork Canyon on Highway 92 about 10 miles east of Interstate 15. (801) 756-5238 Summer hours: May 25-Sept. 22, 2013, 7 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. Call ahead to purchase tickets in advance. RECREATION AND FUN CENTERS American Fork Fitness Center 454 N. Center American Fork, Utah 84003 (801) 763-3080

Pleasant Grove Community Center 547 S. Locust Ave. Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-6172 Hee Haw Farms 95 S. 2000 West Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 368-4335 Jack and Jill Bowling 105 S. 700 East American Fork, Utah 84003 (801) 756-6097 Kangaroo Zoo 513 W. 700 South Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-9999 SKATE PARKS Greenwood Skate Park 500 S. 200 East American Fork

Work underway for hospital expansion, new clinic Work is now underway by American Fork Hospital and Intermountain Medical Group for an 84,000-square-foot expansion to the hospital and a new 85,400-squarefoot Multispecialty Clinic. The hospital expansion, which will be constructed on the south end of the current hospital, will include 10 new operating rooms and 21 emergency room bays. The Multispecialty Clinic will be the new home for many Intermountain Medical Group physicians whose offices are scattered throughout northern Utah County. The new building will also house 12 different clinics with services ranging from an InstaCare to pediatrics to orthopedics. The new clinic will include 97 exam rooms, five laboratory draw areas and digital imaging suites. The new space will provide

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more convenience to patients who need to visit the hospital for tests or procedures while still having their doctor nearby. Completion of the hospital expansion and Multispecialty Clinic is expected by fall 2014. The need for the hospital expansion comes in response to the growing community and the increasing number of local residents who no longer travel north or south for treatment. With new roads in the area such as Pioneer Crossing, 2100 North in Lehi, SR-92, and North County Boulevard, it’s much faster to get to American Fork Hospital. Thirteen new surgeons have also joined the hospital’s medical staff in the last five years. Projections show north Utah County will grow 30 percent by the year 2020. The average size of the current hospital’s operating rooms is 322 square feet. The new operating rooms will be at least 550 square feet and come equipped with cuttingedge technology including integrated video monitoring, mobile imaging and fully equipped orthopedic rooms. The

new Emergency Department area will have two trauma bays and other specialty rooms such as OB/GYN and pediatrics. Patient treatment and staff work spaces will be significantly enhanced and designed to ensure comfortable, efficient patient care. “Northern Utah County has seen tremendous growth in the past several years that we anticipate will continue,” said Mike Olson, hospital administrator/CEO. “This expansion will help us continue to provide essential services to the growing number of residents in a convenient and efficient manner.” Costs are estimated at about $52 million for the hospital expansion, part of which will come from community philanthropy. Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation, the charitable funding arm of American Fork Hospital, has launched a community-wide campaign for $1.5 million. “We appreciate the hard work of our doctors and clinic staff in north Utah County. It’s been exciting to give them an opportunity to plan this new space. There is great energy from having many caregivers come together in one building that’s designed specifically for their unique patients,” said Jacque Durfey, assistant operations director at Intermountain Medical Group.

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GOLD MEMBER ACCOUNTINGAND FINANCE Allred Jackson 135 NORTH 100 EAST American Fork 801-756-7603 Edward Jones 74 S 360 E American Fork 801-772-0106 Ence and Gray 36 S 1100 E # C American Fork 801-492-3806 Fidelity Investments 825 E 1180 S American Fork 801-537-2204 McKenna Financials 807 E Pacific Drive Suite B American Fork 801-756-2401 Me, My Money and I Inc 97 N Center St American Fork 801-623-3977 Michael Shumway, CPA 10 S 300 E American Fork 801-756-9442 ASSISTED LIVING/SENIOR CARE Beehive Homes 164 W 200 S American Fork 801-692-5076 Heritage Convalescent Center 350 EAST 300 NORTH American Fork 801-756-5293 AUTODEALERS/SERVICES A.F. Collision Repair 235 E State American Fork 801-756-7047 Chad Carter, Inc. 695 W 200 S American Fork 801-319-9329 Doug Smith Autoplex 523 West Main Street American Fork 801-492-1110 Gene Harvey Chevrolet 221 SOUTH 500 EAST American Fork 801-756-3546 Glen’s Tire 540 E State Rd American Fork 801-756-5424 Grease Monkey 589 W 130 N American Fork 801-763-7572 Ken Garff Ford 597 EAST 1000 SOUTH American Fork 801-763-6800


Les SchwabTire 485 N 900 W American Fork 801-492-0538

Utah First Credit Union 616 W Main Street American Fork 801-847-7200

UBC Unlimited 2764 W Shady Bend Ln Lehi 801-872-5346

Mister Car Wash 83 NW State Rd American Fork 801-756-9699

Wells Fargo 207 East Main American Fork 801-763-2120

Wahoo Studio 240 N Orem Blvd Orem 801-225-5288

Paul Lankford Buick GMC 629 E 1000 S American Fork 801-756-3533

Wells Fargo Meadows 797 W State Rd American Fork 801-763-2140

Stewart’s RV 854 E 1100 S American Fork 801-610-9201

Zion’s Bank 606 E State Rd American Fork 801-492-0428

DENTAL & ORTHODONTIC American Fork Orthodontics 36 S 1100 East Suite A American Fork 801-756-6246

Tunex 142 NW State Rd American Fork 801-492-8111

BEAUTY SCHOOLS/PRODUCTS Avon Retail Store 51 NW State Rd American Fork 801-756-5858

World Class Auto Service 337 W Main St American Fork 801-756-2661 BANKINGSERVICES Alpine Credit Union 375 East State American Fork 801-756-7697 America First Credit Union 611 Pacific Drive American Fork 800-999-3961 Bank of American Fork 33 E Main St American Fork 801-756-7681 Capital Community Bank 1909 West State Road Pleasant Grove 801-772-0800 Central Bank 175 East Main American Fork 801-756-9900 Central Bank Financial Advisors 75 N University Ave Provo 801-921-4225 Mountain AmericaCredit Union 893 W State Rd American Fork 801-763-0133 Security Service Credit Union 124 N West State Rd American Fork 801-705-8411 Utah Community Credit Union 196 NW State Road American Fork 801-223-7686 Utah Community Credit Union 5310 W 10700 N Highland 801-492-4114

The Forum Academy 36 N 1100 E American Fork 801-763-1200 Mandalyn Academy Skin & Body Care Institute 648 E State Rd American Fork 801-772-3131

Dr. Bruce Richards 233 E Main American Fork 801-756-8686 Shoff Family Dentistry 76 N 100 E Ste A-4 American Fork 801-756-0360 Timpanogos Pediatric Dentistry 25 N 1100 E American Fork 801-492-1346 Total Care Dental 12 S 1100 E American Fork 801-756-3737

BUSINESS SERVICES BluFire Studios 2419 W 180 S Provo 801-836-0182

DISASTER/RESTORATION Flood Impact Xperts (FIX) 570 W 8360 S Sandy 801-707-4237

Brower Creek Engraving 10312 N Forest Creek Drv Cedar Hills 801-772-0361

ServPro of Lindon 967 W 240 N Lindon 801-785-5228 www.servpronorthutahcounty. com

Cross Marine International 1021 Pacific Drive American Fork 801-763-1223 Eagle Financial Resources 125 E Main, PMB 322 American Fork 801-763-9660 Ellison Video Production 395 E 600 N American Fork 801-756-8045 Get Enoch 645 W 500 N Provo 801-310-2045 Iguana Inks 262 N University Ave Provo 801-687-4657 Tel Electronics 705 E Main American Fork 801-756-9606 Think Ink 296 N West State Rd American Fork 801-756-5295

EDUCATION Alpine School District 575 North 100 East American Fork 801-756-8409 American Heritage 736 N 1100 E American Fork 801-642-0055 Aristotle Academy 702 S 600 E American Fork 801-610-6664 Greenery Arts 131 S 700 E Suite 101 American Fork 801-763-1053 MountainlandApplied Technology College 2301 W Ashton Blvd Lehi 801-492-2900 EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Department of Workforce Services 1550 North Freedom Boulevard Provo 801-342-2600



LDS Employment Service Center 437 S 500 E American Fork 801-756-6079 SOS Staffing Services 72 SOUTH 360 EAST American Fork 801-492-1525 FOOD STORAGE & SUPPLIES Family Storehouse 362 E State Rd American Fork 801-380-4997 Go Food Global 686 E 110 S #204 American Fork 801-358-1159 GOVERNMENT American Fork City 51 E Main St American Fork 801-763-3000 GROCERY/CONVENIENCE Freshmarket Stores 135 EAST MAIN American Fork 801-756-1440 Seven Eleven 456 E State St American Fork 801-492-8034 HEALTH & MEDICAL American Fork Chiropractic and Wellness 98 W State Rd American Fork 801-756-0111 American Fork Hospital 170 North 1100 East American Fork 801-855-3300 hospitals/americanfork Central Utah Multi-AF Main Campus 1175 East 50 South American Fork visit Dr Mark Saunders, OBGYN 48 N 1100 E Suite A American Fork 801-692-1429 Dynamic Health Care 309 E State Rd American Fork 801-756-3888 Grant Chiropractic 62 N Grant Ave suite 200 American Fork 801-756-6868 Highland Family Eye Care 11000 North 5455 West #101 Highland 801-756-9357 Lone Peak Chiropractic 10941 N Alpine Hwy Highland 801-492-6777



Massage Envy 356 N 750 W Suite D-5 American Fork 801-763-1351 MedStar Home Medical 1350 East main suite B Lehi 801-768-4464 Novarad 752 E 1180 S Ste 200 American Fork 801-642-1001 Taylor Drug 76 North 1100 East American Fork 801-756-4021 Utah Pain Treatment Center 999 E Pacific Dr American Fork 801-756-7800 Utah Valley Hypnosis 52 E Main Ste 3 American Fork 801-772-0229 HEALTH AND FITNESS Gold’s Gym 648 E State Rd American Fork 801-492-4652 Ideasphere 600 East Quality Drive American Fork 801-763-0700 Morinda Bioactives 333 W River Park Drive Provo 801-234-1404 HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE Applegate Home Care & Hospice 28 S 1100 E Suite C American Fork 801-763-0101 HOTEL/ACCOMODATIONS Holiday Inn Express 712 S UtahValley Drive American Fork 801-763-8500 Value Place Hotel 57 N 900 W American Fork 801-492-1600 INSURANCE & BENEFITS Benefits Control of Utah, Inc. 400 S 1000 E Suite D-5 Lehi 801-701-0178 Farmers Insurance 174 W Main St American Fork 801-756-9643 Health Savings Insurance 1005 E Murdock Dr American Fork 801-360-4367 The Hunter Group 359 E Main St #1 American Fork 801-372-4844


Strategic Insurance Agency, LLC 807 E Pacific Drive Suite A American Fork 801-358-4988 JEWELRY REPAIR AND CUSTOM Benchwork Specialists 27 Teal Court Saratoga Springs 801-623-7650 Jamestown Jewelry 476 N 900 W #B American Fork 801-492-6022 LANDSCAPING, GARDENING, SUPPLIES Bonneville Nursery 1130 E Main American Fork 801-756-7946 Terrafirma Landscaping, Inc. 754 W. 700 S. Pleasant Grove 801-785-7868 LEGAL SERVICES LeBaron Law Offices 802 Bamburger Drive Ste B American Fork 801-756-6288 MORTUARY & FUNERAL SERVICES Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North American Fork 801-756-3564

Zip Local 135 S Mt Way Dr Orem 801-225-0801 PHOTOGRAPHY Glen Rick’s Photography 424 West Main Street American Fork 801-756-8824

RESTAURANTS Beans & Brews Coffee House 933 W 500 N Ste 100 American Fork 801-492-0385

Budget Plumbing 390 W Main St American Fork 801-763-5775

Chick-fil-A 183 N West State Rd American Fork 801-763-2697

Gunther’s Comfort Air 81 South 700 East American Fork 801-756-9683

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 599 W Pacific Dr American Fork 801-756-0700

JPM INC/Tri-phase 775 E UtahValley Dr American Fork 801-756-6008

Flipside Café 192 S 500 E American Fork 801-756-5960

PRINTING Alpha graphics 310 N 850 E Lehi 801-653-2428

Gandolfo’s 362 E State Rd American Fork 801-492-1330

Fed Ex Kinko’s 561 W 130 N American Fork 801-756-8907 REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE Century 21 All Pros Realty 140 N 100 E American Fork 801-756-3591

Warenski Funeral Home 1776 North 900 East American Fork 801-763-5000

Greenbrier Title Insurance Agency 42 N 200 E Ste 1 American Fork 801-756-4551

Daily Herald 1555 N Freedom Blvd Provo 801-420-2947 Media One 4770 N 5600 W West Valley 801-204-6349 The Local Pages 4910 W Amelia Dr Ste #1 Salt Lake City 888-249-6920 Walker Productions 351 East 720 South Orem 801-472-7467

Fox Hollow Golf Course 1400 N 200 E American Fork 801-756-3594

PLUMBING, ELECTRIC, HVAC Bert’s Water Works 21 S Center St American Fork 801-756-5846

Dalton’s Memorial Engraving 318 S 860 E American Fork 801-756-8817

NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE, MEDIA AutoNet Broadcasting 345 S 500 E American Fork 801-492-9900

RECREATION/RV PARK American Campground 418 E 620 South American Fork 801-756-5502

Home Solution Services, LLC Lehi 801-376-3186 Prudential Real Estate 315 South 500 East #202 American Fork 801-635-0600 R&R Realty LC 6205 W 10050 N Highland 801-836-6683 RECEPTION CENTERS Stone Gate Center for the Arts 886 W 2600 N Pleasant Grove 801-847-7827 Alpine Arts Center 450 South Alpine Highway Alpine 801-763-7173

JCW’s 580 East State Road American Fork 801-492-1762 Jim’s Family Restaurant 834 East State Road American Fork 801-492-4000 Kentucky Fried Chicken/A&W 439 East State Road American Fork 801-756-6131 Olive Garden 538 W Main Street American Fork 801-763-7229 Paradise Bakery & Café 562 W Main St Pad C American Fork 801-216-8484 Pier 49 Pizza 737 W 100 N American Fork 801-763-1777 Rib City Grill 648 E State Rd #H, Box 724 American Fork 801-492-1744 Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill 598 W Main St American Fork 801-492-1940 Rumbi Island Grill 987 W 500 N Ste 100 American Fork 801-756-3783

Subway Sandwiches 519 East State Road American Fork 801-492-4344 U-Swirl FrozenYogurt 209 NW State St American Fork 801-999-8430 RETAIL, APPAREL, SERVICE Alpine Innovations 275 N 950 E Lehi 801-766-4994 C-A-L Ranch Stores 675 S 500 E American Fork 801-763-7777 Christensen’s 56 West Main American Fork 801-756-4741 Costco 198 N 1200 E Lehi 801-653-2702 CustomTailoring 11 W Main American Fork 801-492-1900 Deseret Industries 435 S 500 E American Fork 801-763-4560 Gordman’s 219 N Meadow Ln American Fork 801-763-7440 Hobby Lobby 240 NW State Rd American Fork 801-756-5641 Home Depot 885 W Grassland Drive American Fork 801-763-8640 Little Things Mean a Lot 455 East State Rd American Fork 801-756-7908 Mr. MacAmerican Fork 62 N 600 W American Fork 801-492-9400 Shoe Carnival 724 W 240 N American Fork 801-763-7127 Target 608 W Main Street American Fork 801-756-5449 The Meadows- Woodbury Corporation 2733 E Parley’s Way Suite 300 Salt Lake City 801-485-7770


GOLD MEMBER WAL-MART 949 W Grassland Dr American Fork 801-492-1102

Mattress Warehouse 771 W Grassland Dr American Fork 801-216-8480

Signs Now 433 E State American Fork 801-756-7893

RETAIL: HOME AND OFFICE Alpine Lock & Safe 67 W Main St American Fork 801-756-8100

Office Depot 604 W Main St American Fork 801-756-3033

Sky Technologies 185 E 300 N American Fork 801-492-3923

Humphries 34 E Main American Fork 801-756-3566

Quality Used Office Furniture 349 S 100 W American Fork 801-375-8733

Small Engine Surgeon Inc 97 N Center St American Fork 801-623-3977

Jack Morris Janitorial 17 N Merchant Street American Fork 801-717-2290

Seagull Book & Tape 218 W State RD American Fork 801-492-0818

Take a Break Spas and Billiards 242 N West State Rd SuiteTP18 American Fork 801-361-3833

Jones Paint & Glass 65 S 500 E American Fork 801-756-5282

Sherwin Williams 198 N PacificAve American Fork 801-763-0553

Timp Rentals 136 North West State Road American Fork 801-763-7615

ACCOUNTING AJL Accounting & Consulting 26 S. 1185 East Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 361-5914

CLEANINGSERVICES Health Home Services 1228 N. Murdock Drive Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 425-4001

Central Bank 801 S. Pleasant Grove Blvd. Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-9844

Olive Garden 538 W. Main American Fork, Utah 84003 (801) 763-7229

WilliamTimothy, CPA 110 S. Main Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-6140

CONSTRUCTION Big-D Construction 1788 W. 200 North Lindon, Utah 84062 (801) 769-7300

Ferrin Capital Advisors 1955 W. Grove Parkway Ste 200 Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 224-9867

FUNERALS Utah Valley Mortuary 988 S. 490 West Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 796-3503

ADVERTISING My Movie Ads (801) 472-0678 AUTOMOTIVE Powerhouse Motorsports 25 W. State Street Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-2244 BMW of Pleasant Grove 2111 W. Grove Parkway Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 662-3127 BUSINESS SERVICES 1Promotional Products 346 S. Murdock Drive Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-1646 Test Out 50 S. Main Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-7900 Mozy 2162 W. Grove Parkway Ste 200 Pleasant Grove, Utah 84602 (801) 756-2331 Navigator Business Solutions 170 S. Main Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 642-0123


Lucas Construction 309 N. 300 East Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 372-4166 CRAFTS Close to My Heart POBox 680 Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 EVENTS Stone Gate Center for the Arts 886 W. 2600 North Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 847-7827 FINANCIAL SERVICES The Insurance Suite POBox 1105 Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 602-7515 A Plus Risk and Insurance 395 W. 600 North Lindon, Utah 84042 (801) 769-7419 Neeley Insurance 580 E. 1030 North Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 Security Service Federal Credit Union 366 E. State Street Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 227-3615

Utah Community Credit Union 105 E. State Street Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 223-8188 Rock Canyon Bank 475 E. State Street Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 492-8200 Bank of American Fork 290 E. State Street Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 796-8079 FITNESS CrossFit Hyperion 1983 W. 680 North Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 372-0323 Curves of Pleasant Grove 238 E. State Street #7 Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 796-6060 RESTAURANTS CostaVida 881 W. State Street #120 Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-8180 Gandolfo’s Deli 715 S. Main Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 796-1200

RETAIL: WIGS & ACCESSORIES Lynne’s Wig Boutique 194 N West State American Fork 801-763-1693 SERVICE & NON-PROFIT Boy Scouts of America 748 N 1340 W Orem 801-437-6222 Girl Scouts of Utah 215 Center St American Fork 801-224-9852 UTILITY/PUBLIC SERVICES Questar 1640 N Mt Springs Pkwy Springville 801-853-6490

Maceys of Pleasant Grove 931 W. State Street Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 796-6601 HOUSING Pleasant Springs Apartments 884 W. 700 South Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 922-9400 MEDIA Bennett Communications 424 W. 800 North Ste 201 Orem, Utah 84057 (801) 802-0200 MediaOne of Utah 4770 N 5600 W West Valley (801) 602-6345 PERSONAL SERVICES Jamberry Nails 1350 W. 200 South Lindon, Utah 84042 Tawnya’s Salon 2737 N. 1550 West Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 318-1424 PLUMBING Munson Mechanical 395 S. 640 West Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 224-0930



Rocky Mountain Power and Light 70 N 200 E American Fork 888-221-7070 Utah Transit Authority 3600 S 700 w Salt Lake City 801-287-2128 VETERINARY, PET SUPPLIES & GROOMING Country ViewVeterinary Hospital 582 West Pacific Drive American Fork 801-763-1900 Precious Pet Paradise 471 E 200 S American Fork 801-492-7746

Told Plumbing 501 S. Main Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-5559 PRINTING Printegrity 400 N. Geneva Road Ste C Lindon, Utah 84042 (801) 785-8461 REPAIR/HANDYMAN Told Handyman Service 501 S. Main Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-1889 RETAIL Brigham’s Piano Shop 211 W. 200 South Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 830-0011 Costco 198 N. 1200 East Lehi, Utah 84043 (801) 653-2702 Ace Hardware 330 S. Main Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801) 785-2221 SIGNS Black Canyon Signs 515 N. Geneva Road Lindon, Utah 84042 (801) 785-4844 VETERINARY SERVICES A CaringVet 360 N. State Street #D Lindon, Utah 84042 (801) 785-6737

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