Guests started arriving for the February 9th chamber luncheon at the Hampton Inn Kanab just before 11:30 AM. Chamber vice president Ron Thompson and his wife Claudia had the PA system and a delicious fried chicken lunch from Honey’s Marketplace set and ready to go, while chamber secretary Don Jennings setup the table flag, info placard, and complementary issues of the Southern Utah News.
Don welcomed the 30 attendees, noting that this was the first meeting of members in 2023, and that the chamber’s rolls had increased by 30 since the Raising Kane Business Summit. The online business directory now tops 130 listings - the Kanab Area Chamber of Commerce is on the move!
Renewing members since December 2022 include Glazier’s Market, Glen Canyon Conservancy, Honey’s Marketplace, Love Realty, South Central Communications, Southwest Tech, and Zion Pharmacy.
New members since January include Ad-Air HVAC Service, American West Scenic Adventures, Branded Custom Screening, Brenda Battista – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Utah Properties, Brown Box Bakeshop, Buddy Mail, Cliffside Engineering, Coral Cliffs Tours, Deer Springs Ranch, Chandler Clarkson – ERA Utah Properties, Happy Horse & Dog Pet Resort, Kanab Classic Car Tours, Kanab Hideouts, Kanab Vacation Destination, Karin Anderson Creative Consulting, Mineral Springs Beef, Party Pooper Waste Management, Rascal Rodeo, Carmen Bradley – Realty One Group Goldmark, Renatus, Shado's Zion Suites, Sight to Soul Photography, Timber + Tin, West Winds Ranch, and Zion Stays.
Other announcements included free lunch for members in 2023, a Brown Box Ribbon Cutting scheduled for February 18th at 11 AM, and the monthly chamber breakfast at 7AM at Parry Lodge on February 21st.
Ladd Hallows and Anthony White of Hallows & Co spoke to the group about tax tips for businesses and individuals, offering the company’s proven expertise along with some tax trivia – did you know that Mick Jagger studied accounting? The primary takeaway is that longtime chamber member Hallows & Co is a company with strong local ties and a track record of excellence in “full-service accounting,” including tax preparation for businesses and individuals, bookkeeping, payroll management, and more. Reach out to Hallows & Co for your business financial needs!
The next chamber luncheon will be held at Southwest Tech on March 9th from 11:30 – 1:00, where we’ll be hearing from Martha and Kevin LeBaron from While You’re in Town. Save the date!