NOVEMBER 2018 - TAYLOR DRUG
Taylor Drug opened its doors on January 3, 1936. It was started by Dave Taylor and was originally located at 27 East Main Street in American Fork, Utah. Ray Beasley eventually purchased Taylor Drug, and he owned and operated the store for many years. He moved the store to its current location at 76 N 1100 E in American Fork in 1976 where the store continues to operate today. In 1998, Ray sold the store to a partnership of Ron Moody and Rich Barton. This partnership continued for many years until Ron sold his portion of the store to Dan Barton & Clayton Grace, making up the current ownership of Rich Barton, Dan Barton, & Clayton Grace. Taylor Drug is partnered with the largest pharmacy buying group in the nation, allowing them to purchase prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications at the lowest price, permitting them to pass those savings onto their customers.
october 2018 - Zapplz
Zapplz is a caramel apple and gourmet treat shop located in American Fork. From apples like the classic Apple Pie and Original to Caramel Corn and Pretzel Rods, you'll find a treat for each member of the family! All of their caramel apples are made by hand and the entire process is completed in house from start to finish. Painstakingly small batches of caramel demand great focus and attention, but Zapplz takes pride in knowing that every friend who walks through the door is getting their best. Come try a sample of their latest confectionary experiment, pick up a gift basket for that special someone, or just grab your favorite snack.
september 2018 - Adoptionlife.org
AdoptionLife.org is a non-profit adoption agency that is dedicated to bringing hope, love, and strength into children's and parents’ lives. They are committed to giving their time, energy, and resources to help hopeful adoptive families prepare for adoption and provide birth parents and adoptees with compassionate, caring, and life-long support. They hold themselves to a higher standard and strive to provide excellent education and advocacy while maintaining morals of trustworthiness and ethical relationships with all those touched by adoption.
august 2018 - Fox hollow golf club
Fox Hollow is a premier 18 Hole golf course conveniently located in American Fork. It is well known for the views of the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful scenery of the golf course. Fox Hollow has been a great partner with the chamber. They host several of our lunch events throughout the year and do an amazing job helping with the Chamber's annual golf tournament - the Memorial Classic. Remember, every chamber member has access to the driving range and, depending on your membership level, golfing on the course. Come experience Fox Hollow for yourself!
july 2018 - Kona ice
Kona Ice made its debut in Utah County in April 2014. As the original shaved ice truck in the area, Kona Ice is dedicated to providing a unique experience - spreading fun, and creating smiles while giving back to local communities. Kona Ice has participated in major events in the state and, since hitting the roads, has consistently been rated among the top frozen desserts in the area. Josh and Annya Lowe wanted a business that people would enjoy frequenting, but more importantly, a business that would allow them to give back to the community. Since 2014 Kona Ice has donated over $43,000 to local schools, youth sports, and not-for-profit organizations. As an educator, Annya is well acquainted with the financial limitations in our schools. As a former BYU football player, having grown up in youth youth sports leagues, Josh understands how expensive it is to participate in and run those programs. You may have seen their mobile units at festivals, schools, youth sports venues, BYU & UVU events, and at functions of some of the biggest corporate entities in the state. However, where they make the biggest difference is often in the unseen places like homeless shelters, family crisis centers, Title I schools, or hospitals while raising funds for children battling cancer.
june 2018 - America First Credit Union
America First Credit Union was founded on March 16, 1939 at the Hotel Newhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. America First's mission of service is not limited to helping people develop and maintain financial well-being. In fact, it emanates throughout the community. Their employee volunteer program, the Greater Good, offers a planned, managed framework that motivates their staff to effectively donate time and resources to the communities where they live. America First was also the Title Sponsor for our Memorial Classic Golf Tournament this year and have been active participants in the Chamber for several years.
may 2018 - Black bear diner
Black Bear Diner, founded in 1995, is a fast-growing, community-oriented, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience in a fun, bear-themed atmosphere. Black Bear Diner was born from a desire to bring home-style comfort food classics and personal service back to the dining experience. The brand is strategically growing its national footprint, with a goal of 100 locations by 2018. Black Bear Diner's founders value passion, energy, and entrepreneurial spirit, and they have a relentless commitment to serving their guests and communities.
April 2018 - Nori sushi bar & grill
Nori Sushi has been a great addition to the chamber and to the city of American Fork. They have been a wonderful host for several chamber events at their restaurant. They provide the highest quality sushi that is flown in fresh, and they pride themselves on their high-end taste while serving food in a quick and efficient manner. They offer a variety of sushi rolls and dishes, hot ramen, premium saki, udon and soba, and amazing chicken and beef dishes. Come in today and try the best sushi in town!
March 2018 - Country View Veterinary Hospital
Country View Veterinary Hospital has been serving Utah County since 1996 and is a complete small-animal medical, dental, and surgical center whose highly-trained staff has over 20 years of experience servicing small animals. Dr. Scott Leiter graduated from Colorado State University in 1983, after completing his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in 1979. After nearly 2 years of working on all species of animals, he decided to focus his practice on dogs and cats. After practicing in Salt Lake City, both in day-time practices as well as evening emergency centers, he built and opened Country View Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Leiter has served on the Ethics Committee of the Utah Veterinary Community for over 10 years. Website
FEBRUARY 2018 - LYNNE'S WIG BOUTIQUE
In 2010 Lynne's Wig Boutique had opened for business, a point in time that made them feel as though their dreams had come true. They were determined to meet the needs of women who were experiencing hair loss and were struggling to find a relaxing space where they might explore various options and receive support during their unique circumstance while also learning about the construction and maintenance of wigs, extensions, and hairpieces. Lynne started with a specific vision and worked her way through various obstacles to ensure her clients would have everything they needed for a perfectly customized experience - settling was not an option! With community support, client feedback, and a hardworking team - Lynne's Wig Boutique now stands as the go-to place when looking for an everyday, special event, or costume hair solution. Website
January 2018 - MAC Plumbing
MAC Plumbing & Heating is a family owned and operated Utah County Plumbing & Heating Company. With over 15 years of experience in the plumbing industry and over 20 years of experience in the heating and cooling industry, MAC Plumbing & Heating has the skills and knowledge to tackle any job. They believe in giving you the best quality work for the best value. Honesty is a key part of what they do and why their customers keep coming back. They will always make sure the work they do is top-notch and up to code, no cutting corners just to get done faster. The people at MAC Plumbing and Heating love what they do and it shows. Website
December 2017 - Glen Ricks Photography
A Rexburg, Idaho native, Glen started Ricks Photo Studio in 1979 out of his apartment while attending BYU. In 1982, Glen opened a store front in the Carillon Square in Orem. In 1991, he remodeled and changed the name of his business to Glen Ricks Photography and in 2002 he moved to his current location, his dream studio, a 100+ year old Victorian home on Main Street in American Fork, Utah. Today Glen Ricks Photography, Inc. is considered one of the top portrait/wedding studios in Utah. It is recognized as a business of excellence. Glen’s local and national awards are numerous. He is currently recognized as one of only a handful of photographers in Utah holding the degrees of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsmen and Certified Professional Photographer. He has won many awards for his photographic excellence including the prestigious National Kodak Gallery Award. Website
November 2017 - Mountainland Technical College
Mountainland Technical College was originally established as Mountainland Applied Technology Center in November 1989. MATC partnered with Utah Valley State College (UVSC), now Utah Valley University (UVU), and moved into the UVSC West Building in 1998. In 2002, a campus was added in American Fork and another campus added in 2007 in Spanish Fork. In 2009, they acquired the Geneva building and surrounding land from UVU in Orem. On January 12, 2011, MATC held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the newly constructed MATC Thanksgiving Point Campus in Lehi, Utah. Mountainland Technical College continues to be the fastest growing campus within the Utah College of Applied Technology system. In 2013, MATC posted the largest growth in membership hours and produced the largest number of COE accredited certificates (1,636) of all ATC’s in the state of Utah for the second year in a row. Website
October 2017 - Jones Paint and Glass
Harold Jones started Jones Paint & Glass in 1938 after his parents, believing in his vision, took out a $300 loan for Harold, using their furniture as collateral. Three quarters of a century later, Jones Paint & Glass has grown from the modest one-man-show it was 7 decades ago into a flourishing company serving the Intermountain West. At Jones Paint & Glass, our main goal is to provide quality glass and paint products, exceptional service, and keep our customers satisfied with the work that we do. We’ve been in business in Utah since 1938, and we take pride in being one of the most trusted companies in the glass and paint industry. When you hear the crash, we want you to think of Jones Paint & Glass. Website
September 2017 - Bert's Waterworks
Bert's Waterworks is a professional plumbing contractor in American Fork, UT. Serving Utah county since 1980, they have built a reputation for fair, fast, friendly, quality, clean, and dependable service. They take pride in doing their jobs, taking no short cuts, using only the best products, and accomplishing all projects in a timely manner. They have dedicated themselves to giving you the best customer service you deserve. Website
August 2017 - McGee's Stamp and Trophy
Our story is about how a man of little means – and lots of family – made something out of nothing but hard work, determination and strength of will. Jesse McGee, along with his wife and seven children have grown a small rubber stamp business in their basement to a leader in the industry with 3 store locations. No project is too big or small for the team at McGee’s. If you can dream it, we can achieve it. Our founder, Jesse McGee has instilled in all of us the love to serve our customers with attention to detail and pride in every order. Let us help you personalize and brand your business! Show appreciation and recognition to the people who help make you a success! Website
July 2017 - Tire Factory Points
Tire Factory Point S is locally owned and operated by Damon Nielson and his wife, Michelle. The current location, located at 109 E. 100 N. in American Fork, was opened in 1971 by Damon’s father. Damon has a rich legacy in the tire and auto service business, with his roots going all the way back to the late 1930’s with his great grandfather running a tire store in Spanish Fork and Monroe, Utah. Damon and Michelle took over Tire Factory Point S in 2010, after moving back to American Fork from Logan, Utah. Damon and Tire Factory Point S are active members of the North Utah County community, supporting many high school sports and activities in the local area. His favorite part of being in the tire business is working with people and their love of cars. Tire Factory Point S does everything from oil changes, to suspension work, to engine diagnostics and tires. We, here at Tire Factory Point S, take pride in our customers’ vehicles. We warranty and guarantee all our work. All of our mechanics are trained and certified ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) technicians. Website
June 2017 - Chick-fil-a
Chick-fil-A in American Fork opened for business in August 2010 and has enjoyed being a part of the American Fork Business Community since day one. Chick-fil-A in American Fork has always made it a priority to support the community, schools, businesses and associations in any way possible. Chick-fil-A in American Fork is proud to be an active participant in all that is good within the community.