Lux Teeth Whitening November Business of the Month

A smile. It’s the universal sign for confidence, joy and friendship. A warm smile has the power to lift a weary soul. Smiling is so universal it even has its own punctuation. 🙂 With all that is riding on a confident smile, it’s no wonder why Trisity Andra, owner of Lux Teeth Whitening, enjoys what she does so much.

“I love making people happy with something as simple as teeth whitening. I love the boost of confidence it gives people and I love doing the reveal after whitening people’s teeth,” said Andra.

When Andra opened Lux Teeth Whitening back in March 2019 it marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to own her own business. Discovering the teeth whitening business as a way to fulfill her dream came out of her own frustrations with finding a good, reliable option for herself. As she researched different options and treatments, she found that she could be become trained and certified in teeth whitening. With a background in health care, certification seemed like the perfect next step.

Today, Andra is one of Heber Valley’s only certified teeth whitening experts. Treatments usually take about 90 minutes to complete and last six to 12 months depending on lifestyle. Andra is very proud of the services and treatment products she uses. All the products are plant and mineral based and FDA approved.

In addition to running a growing business, Andra is a busy mother to four daughters ranging from 11 to 2 years old. Running her own business has given her the flexibility to take care of her clients and be there for her kids.

“I love owning my own business because I can still be a mother, and wife. I have that kind of flexibility,” said Andra.

As a mother it’s important for her to pass on to her daughters many of the values she practices in her business and in daily life that she learned from her parents, such as giving back to the community and helping others.

When Andra finishes helping her clients, she is active in the community. As a business owner on Main Street in Heber she participates in the Community Alliance for Main Street or CAMS organization. She has helped with the spring and fall cleanup days on Main Street as well as other CAMS initiatives.

Andra has loved serving the Heber Valley and truly enjoys making connections and lasting friendships with her clients. She is quick to say how grateful she is to her supporting husband, Dave, and their daughters as she continues to pursue her dream of being a business owner. You could definitely say Andra’s work has put a smile on her face.

The Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Trisity Andra and Lux Teeth Whitening as our November Business of the Month.

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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/.