Heber Valley Chamber Lunch

Event Start: 11:00 AM  on  on Sep 6, 2017

Event End: 1:00 PM  on  on Sep 6, 2017

Event Type: Heber Valley Chamber Event

 

September Lunch Overview:

 

In January of 2017, Governor Herbert announced a new initiative to create 25,000 new jobs throughout rural Utah during the next four years.  To help fulfill this ambitious goal, Governor Hebert has asked Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to assemble a team of resource providers from various state agencies and organizations to visit each rural county in Utah.

 

The 25k jobs tour will set up shop in Wasatch County on Wednesday, September 6 at the UVU Wasatch Campus from 11:00 to 1:00.  Free lunch will be provided during this meeting which will replace the traditional Heber Valley Chamber lunch.

 

The meeting will feature remarks from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and presentations from the World Trade Center Utah, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Utah Workforce Services, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, and others.  The gathering will provide Heber Valley businesses the opportunity to interact with many state leaders while learning about important business resources.

 

Please RSVP to Jessica Broadhead at [email protected]

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese held their 2nd annual Ice Sculptures Exhibition this weekend. Several local businesses sponsored the sculptures being displayed. There were also two different ice carving demonstrations. The event was free to the public.

The annual event began last year when Carolee Kohler saw ice sculpting on a Hallmark movie and thought it would be a fun idea for their farm. They are also considering a woodcarving event.

According to Lindsey Strother, social media and events coordinator, each sculpture takes between 1-3 hours to carve. “We contacted Amazing Ice Creations back in November, and we reached out to local companies to sponsor the ice sculptures,” she said. “Yesterday morning around 9 am, they came in a massive truck and dropped them all off for us, and we set them up.”

Along with the ice sculptures, sponsors receive a sign and canopy for the display and social media marketing. The sponsors decide what they want to have sculpted. After the event, they can take the ice sculptures and display them at their businesses. The creations normally last a couple of weeks. Some will be left in the field and can be viewed throughout the week.

The ice this year included Olaf, company logos, animals, and other items. Darron Kingston, the sculptor, has carved ice for over 10 years with his dad. According to Kingston, “I like sculptures that give me a challenge. Here, for example, my favorite was the lumberjack.” One of his favorite past creations was a 9-foot bear.

Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, explained, “We decided to do something that was free and something that people could just get out and come and enjoy. Especially this year with Covid, it seems like Januarys are slow months. People are looking for things to be able to get outside and do.” He continued, “Businesses pay in and buy the sculptures, we have them sculpted, and then we just let people come and enjoy them.” Kohler estimated around 3,000 to 4,000 people will stop by the event.

The dairy farm also offers cheese-making classes and tours of their new robotic barn. “The tours are everyday except Sunday,” according to Kohler. “People hayride over, intermingle with the cows, see the barn and amenities, and watch the cows be milked. The cows will literally go get milked on their own.” Tickets for the tours and other events are available on the Heber Valley Artisan Cheese website: https://hebervalleyartisancheese.com/.