Networking Family BBQ at Jolley's Ranch
The Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to its sixth annual Quarterly Networking Family BBQ this summer.
This year’s event will be held on August 19 at 6 p.m. and is open to all chamber members and their families. It will be held at the large pavilion at Jolley’s Ranch with the menu including grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and all the side dishes required to make it a great meal.
This event was created to provide chamber members with an opportunity to get to know each other and their families better and have an opportunity to network in a more relaxed environment than the typical lunch meeting with a guest speaker. Chamber members are invited to attend, relax and admire the beauty of Hobble Creek Canyon while enjoying each other’s company.
There will also be a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses at the event.
The barbecue is just one more benefit of being a member of the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce. For more information about becoming a member, visit www.springvilleutahchamber.org.
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Scholarship & Charity Golf Tournament
Each September, members of the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce enjoy a round of golf in the beautiful fall setting of Hobble Creek Canyon while raising money for local students to attend college and other community needs.
This year’s Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce Scholarship & Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Sept 20 at Hobble Creek Golf Course. The chamber has been hosting this annual golf tournament since the early 2000s, and it has become a popular chamber event.
Businesses sponsor their own four-member team; up to 36 teams can participate. Businesses can also sponsor specific holes on the course and donate items for the event’s prize drawing.
The tournament is “best ball,” meaning the best stroke of the foursome is the one that counts on the score. As another way to raise money, the chamber offers licorice ropes for sale that are three feet long; players that come up just short of the hole can cut the difference off their licorice rope, eat it and consider the ball sunk.
Reams Springville Market provides a steak and shrimp lunch for golfers to enjoy, and Pepsi Cola of Springville provides drinks for the tournament.
Proceeds from the tournament fund college scholarships for local students; All high school students living in Springville and Mapleton and seniors of Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce members are eligible to apply. In choosing the scholarship recipients, the chamber is seeking students who have been involved in business in some fashion or are planning to go into a business-related field.
The chamber raises enough money each year through the golf tournament to give out from four to six $1,000+ scholarships. Local charities are also supported through the tournament’s proceeds. For information about applying for a scholarship, call the chamber at 801-491-7830.
There are several ways businesses can lend a hand: by playing in the tournament, by becoming a sponsor, or by donating an item to the raffle, Cost to participate in this year’s golf tournament is $500 for a four-member team. For more information or to sign up to participate in the tournament, call Craig Conover at 801-420-1289 or Luis Muzquiz at 801-787-0842.
Springville Safe Halloween
The Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce’s Safe Halloween began as a small event offering a safe trick-or-treating alternative for local children and a way to promote downtown businesses. Over the years, however, attendance at the annual event has exploded, and many businesses from outside the downtown area now participate.
“The first year, there were about 300 kids. Then it was about 800 kids,” said Craig Conover, a member of the chamber’s board of directors and one of the founders of the Safe Halloween event. “Now it’s like 3,000 kids that go down trick-or-treating at all the businesses.”
Each year, during the afternoon of Halloween Day, thousands of costumed children and their parents crowd onto the sidewalks along Springville’s Main Street between 400 South and Center Street for Safe Halloween. So many people participate that it became necessary to have
As the families walk along Main Street, businesses pass out candy— and sometimes coupons or product samples — to the trick-or-treaters.
Conover said the event was originally envisioned as a safe event for children to enjoy on Halloween and a way to attract people into the downtown area and familiarize them with downtown businesses. As the event grew, however, the chamber began inviting all of its members, regardless of location, to participate by setting up a booth in the Civic Center Park and handing out treats.
Springville City also participates, with city officials handing out candy to the children from their own booth in the park.
“It’s a good way for the kids to get out in the afternoon while it’s still warm,” Conover said, and businesses can showcase their products and services for the parents. The only cost for businesses to participate is purchasing the candy they distribute.
“It’s a good way to get your name out,” Conover said.
This year’s Safe Halloween will be held on Friday, October 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information about the chamber and Safe Halloween, contact the chamber at 801-491-7830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Installation and Awards Banquet