Rocky Mountain Small Business Forum

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Expedia Names Downtown Provo as One of the Coolest Downtowns

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Dear Chamber Members,

The Alpine School District Athletic Director has notified us about a scam that we wanted you to be aware of.
 There is a company out of Texas named Touchdown Sports that is contacting our local businesses soliciting sponsorships as part of a fundraising scam. It involves a business paying Touchdown Sports a certain amount of money to have their name printed on shirts that will be handed out at halftimes of different high school games. They are doing this without any contact with our schools.
They are claiming that they have approval from Alpine high school coaches and even use the name of the coach in their telephone conversations with the businesses. The company does print up some shirts which are sent to the school. The school has no idea about the fundraiser. They have contacted Touchdown Sports and asked them to stop this practice. The school has also filed complaints with the Texas Better Business Bureau and the FTC.
The Alpine School District is currently contacting all of their city business resources centers and Chambers of Commerces that fall with the Alpine School District area asking for help in making our local business aware of this scam and to not participate in it.
Be aware and careful.
The Utah Valley Chamber

The Essence of Military Service Art Exhibition





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Trailtalk Provo would like to introduce SHARRI CLONTS, LMFT!

Sharri is the newest member of the Trailtalk team and is excited to start accepting new clients. Sharri has over nine years experience as a therapist and is a graduate of Southern California University. Sharri is a local, from Springville, UT; she was Miss Springville in 1981 and was even a cheerleader at BYU before moving to California.  She has recently moved back to Utah from California and is pursuing her passion for counseling and exercise.   She enjoys spending time with her three children,  a new grandchild and is celebrating 32 years of marriage this year.


Sharri is able to do signature walk and talk sessions with clients in Provo, Orem, Springville and Payson. She can also meet clients in the office at 363 N University Ave. Ste 112, Provo, UT 84601. Sharri specializes in working with depression, anxiety, and relationship conflicts. She has experience treating trauma, life transitions, grief, and self-esteem. She’s trained in CBT, mindfulness and Gottman methods. Sharri finds the most rewarding thing in life is meeting new people and helping them improve their emotional health. She accomplishes this through her skills set as well as the added strengths of empathy and unconditional positive regard for others.


You can set up a consult or initial appointment with Sharri by contacting her directly at the office at 435-513-2715 ext 9 or  You can also contact Megan Perry, CMHC to get an initial appointment with Sharri at or 435-513-2715 x 8. Please visit our website: .


Air Supply Opens SCERA Summer Season on Memorial Day and Proves They Still Supply the Love

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(Orem, Utah) — As SCERA was putting together its 2017 summer season under the stars at their Shell Outdoor Theatre, the uppermost question was, “What do our audiences want to see this summer?” And when SCERA President & CEO Adam Robertson sifted through multiple options, he and his team decided an ideal way to begin the season on Memorial Day was with Air Supply, one of the SCERA’s most requested groups of all time.

The iconic Australian pop group will play in Orem’s landmark amphitheater May 29 at 8 p.m. and highlight monster hits that smashed music charts throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s.

General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 3-11 and seniors 65 and older. Reserved areas with free lawn chair may still be available, and tickets range from $30 to $40 for adults and $25 to $35 for children and seniors. They are available at, by calling 801-225 ARTS, and at the main office at SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem between 10am-6pm weekdays.

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met at rehearsals in 1975 for “Jesus Christ Superstar” and bonded immediately over their common love of the Beatles and their own passion for singing. They discovered that together they produced a unique sound that has been admired for more than 40 years. Graham, a prolific writer and singer, created music designed for Hitchcock’s signature tenor voice. The result was Air Supply, and it wasn’t long before the duo began supplying power ballads that became the soundtrack for many real life romances.

It didn’t take them long to amass massive radio play and earn an international audience with music that remains memorable across the generations. Their love songs are infused with romance and harmony and include ”Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” “The One That You Love,” “Even the Nights are Better,” “Here I Am,” “Two Less Lonely People in the World,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and “Sweet Dreams.”

As popular as their recordings became, however, it is their live performances that have captivated audiences from the beginning. They have toured worldwide, and their concert tour that celebrated 30 years together brought huge audiences, including a show in Cuba that drew 175,000 people. Clearly, they still supply audiences with a breath of fresh air.

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Orem ranked best city for working parents

SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, has determined Orem as the best city for working parents for the second year in a row!
“With a low violent crime rate (43 crimes per 100,000 residents), Orem is one of the safest cities in our analysis. What’s more, the local high school graduation rate is high. On average, 95% of the city’s high school students earn their diplomas. Additionally, parents who need to work full-time to support their families can benefit from the city’s strong economic growth and development. Just 2.5% of the residents in Orem who are actively looking for work are unemployed.” (Dixon, 2017)

Layton, Utah was ranked number 3 and Provo, Utah was ranked number 5.

Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here:


Franchise creates over 65 jobs in Orem; now searching for qualified candidates to join team.

OREM, UTAH (APRIL, 18 2017)—MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, an authentic Neapolitan Pizza restaurant with a mission to bring friends together, will be creating around 65 jobs in Orem with their newest restaurant opening June 2017. They are currently accepting applications for a variety of roles, including fornaio (Italian Baker), dough stretcher, pizzaiolo (Pizza Maker), salad chef, concierge, barista, quality assurance, kitchen and dining room associates. MidiCi is thrilled to be uniting residents and visitors in Orem over high-quality, authentic Neapolitan pizza, as well as helping grow the local economy.

MidiCi serves traditional Neapolitan Pizza and made-to-order salads with natural, fresh, non-GMO ingredients. Guests can select from traditional and signature menu options or create personalized Neapolitan pizzas in an open kitchen fashion — also known as “the heart” — all baked to perfection.

Acclaimed Los Angeles-based Restaurateur and Executive Chef Peppe Miele along with Chef Mario Vollera, both from Naples, Italy,  and world-renowned Neapolitan pizza chefs, created the menu with authentic fresh offerings to ensure a real Neapolitan pizza experience — from artisan burrata to traditional Neapolitan pizzas.

MidiCi provides pizza aficionados with an upscale dining ambiance — designed by the acclaimed Los Angeles hotel- and restaurant-designer and architect Sam Marshall — while maintaining the affordability of casual dining. The space beckons guests to visit and celebrate memories over an exquisite meal next to a signature indoor live tree.

“We’re on the search for motivated, enthusiastic individuals who will bring an exceptional experience to all of our guests,” said local Orem Franchisee Adam Wills.

“We look forward to building a team of friends that can help, not only serve the most delicious and authentic Neapolitan Pizza, but have fun while also creating a genuine relationship with the local Orem community.”

“We have hired Craig ‘Gandy’ Gandolph, founder of Gandolfo’s Deli, to be our general manager,” Wills said. “Craig brings with him a love for the restaurant business that you won’t find anywhere else. His hands-on, fun approach makes working for him amazing. His ability to teach will help you gain a knowledge of this business you can’t find in a classroom setting.”

“We’re proud of the fact that when we open a new MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza location, we’re not just offering genuine Italian fare, but we’re also creating a number of jobs that can help impact the local economy,” said Amit Kleinberger, CEO and co-founder of MidiCi. “We feel confident that we will find some motivated and passionate candidates to help MidiCi make its mark on Orem.”

MidiCi is growing all across the country, with more than 400 locations slated to open within the next six years. The goal is to scale the success of the MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza flagship location, a 4,300-square-foot space in Los Angeles, which has amassed more than 1,000 rave reviews and a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on Yelp since its opening in June 2015.

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company Orem will be located at University Place, 541 E. University Parkway, Suite B, Orem, Utah. For more information, please visit

About MidiCi:

Inspired by his travels throughout Naples, co-founder Amit Kleinberger sought to bring authentic Neapolitan pizza to the U.S. as a means to share his passion for people and food. The restaurant was designed to foster authentic human connections and reflect MidiCi’s philosophy, “People are the best thing that can happen to anyone.” Pronounced Mee-Dee-Chee, MidiCi means, “You tell me!” in Italian, reflecting a double entendre at the core of the concept: the value of people telling each other about their lives, fostering friendships and the personalization approach to the authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Honoring the tradition, passion and art of Neapolitan-pizza making, the way it was invented over 300 years ago in Naples, Italy, MidiCi uses traditional wood-fired ovens, custom hand-built in Naples with an internal temperature of 850-900 degrees to bake pizzas to perfection in 90 seconds! The original MidiCi restaurant opened in Los Angeles in summer 2015. The brand forecasts opening 400 additional restaurants over the next six years in markets such as Seattle, Houston, Tampa, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Boston and more.


Thanksgiving Point and Legend Solar Announce Partnership Agreement

Thanksgiving Point and Legend Solar Announce Partnership Agreement

Museum of Ancient Life to house 1,500 Legend Solar panels

LEHI, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a continued effort to think green, conserve energy and create a more enjoyable environment for guests, Thanksgiving Point reached an agreement with Utah’s premier and fastest growing solar company, Legend Solar, to equip the Museum of Ancient Life with a 1,500 solar panel array. The solar installation will provide a savings of $1.5 million in power bills during the lifetime of the panels, which is an estimated 60 percent of the current power usage of the museum.

“This agreement with Legend Solar creates a wonderful relationship with Thanksgiving Point,” said Mike L Washburn, CEO of Thanksgiving Point. “As we strive to better our property for guests, this relationship also allows us to soften our global footprint as well. We’re very excited to partner with Legend Solar.”

Highlights of the agreement include:

  • 10-year agreement that includes $2 million to support the mission of Thanksgiving Point.
  • The museum will now be called the Museum of Ancient Life in the Legend Solar Building.
  • Ongoing marketing support for Legend Solar with Thanksgiving Point printed publications and social media.
  • I-15 digital marquee recognition for Legend Solar as partner with Thanksgiving Point.

Beginning in January 2018, 167 panels will be installed to the museum’s roof. Each subsequent year another 167 (minimum) panels will be added. Upon completion, the museum will generate 450 kilowatts of power.

This is the third sponsored solar installation Legend Solar has signed in Utah. The company previously announced a $10 million sponsorship and 1,500-kilowatt system for Dixie State University, and became the official solar provider of BYU Athletics, a sponsorship that includes an 800-kilowatt solar power system.

“As a clean energy company, Legend Solar is delighted to join in partnership with Thanksgiving Point as we educate people about the benefits of solar power,” said Shaun Alldredge, co-founder and co-owner of Legend Solar. “We are excited to help support Thanksgiving Point’s mission to ‘cultivate transformative family learning.’”

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Children and their parents put together bracelets made with solar beeds to celebrate Earth Day at Thanksgiving Point Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Lehi, Utah. Legend Solar and Thanksgiving Point unveiled a new ten-year partnership agreement during an Earth Day event held at the Museum of Ancient Life in the Legend Solar Building.

This 450-kilowatt solar installation will create an environmental impact that is the equivalent of removing 3,169 cars from the road for one year, planting 388,853 tree seedlings or providing enough energy to power 2,216 homes for a year.

The Museum of Ancient Life houses North America’s largest display of mounted dinosaurs, including 60 complete dinosaur skeletons. It is also home to more than 50 hands-on displays for guests to learn about all eras of dinosaurs.

About Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of a farm, garden, and museums that are collectively dedicated to providing opportunities for transformative family learning and fostering an environment where positive, meaningful experiences naturally happen. Created in 1996 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point has become a center of community engagement for more than two million annual visitors from all 50 states and around the world. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. For more information, call 801-768-2300 or visit

About Legend Solar

Since 2012, Legend Solar has set the bar as Utah’s premier and fastest growing provider of solar power for businesses and homes. Recognized at No. 29 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, the company has been expanding throughout Utah, Nevada and Oregon, with future expansion plans for Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Legend Solar is an Elite Dealer for SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies that manufactures the highest efficiency solar panels available today with the industry’s best 25-year combined product and power warranty. The company was named Residential National Rising Star by SunPower for its outstanding performance as a new SunPower dealer in 2015, and Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year for 2016.

Legend Solar ensures that customers receive the best value for their installation by customizing the system to meet each family’s needs. The company helps customers take advantage of appropriate tax credits and provides them with aggressive financing options, so homeowners can afford to get into solar power today. For more information, visit


For Legend Solar
Steve Jensen, 801-362-2793

Utah Educational Savings Plan works with Utah State library to launch Reading Award