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September Chamber Luncheon at Houston's

A glorious sunny day welcomed members and guests to the chamber's September luncheon at Houston's Trail's End Restaurant. As guests arrived the friendly Houston's servers brought out delicious taco bowls, a favorite of members and non-members, alike. Open to the public, the monthly lunch gatherings are free for members and $10 for non-members.

Chamber Treasurer Matt Claflin welcomed about 40 attendees to the gathering, noting that the guest speakers would be Ben Clarkson of the Kanab City Planning Commission, and Wendy Allen from Kane County Planning and Zoning. He also welcomed new members Martone Integrated Systems and My Zion Vacation, as well as renewing members All Ways Adventure, Desert Air Heating and Cooling, and H&C Development.

Members and guests in attendance included Best Friends Animal Society, Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, Big Al's at the Junction, Branded Custom Screen Printing, Buddy Mail, Burro Flats High Desert Lodge, CraftCon USA, ERA Utah Properties, Hampton Inn, Kanab City, Kanab Create, Kane County Commission, Kane County Office of Tourism, Kane County Planning & Zoning, Lotus Boutique & Studio, Martone Integrated Systems, Mountain America Credit Union, and My Zion Vacation.

Our thanks go out to all three county commissioners who took time to attend, as well: Wade Heaton, Patty Kubeja, and Celeste Meyeres. It was great to see you!

Ben Clarkson opened his comments by saying that members of the city planning commission are appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council. They meet every two weeks, working in support of Kanab City's General Plan and Land Use Ordinance. After speaking briefly about current projects and plans, Ben answered questions from attendees and noted that the commission's meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes can be found online at the Utah Public Notice website at Land use forms for the municipality can be found at

Wendy Allen described the seven-member county planning and zoning commission as serving four-year terms and that are appointed by the county commissioners. County planning and zoning advises the commissioners on land use following the county's general plan. Wendy spoke about a number of current projects and plans, answered questions, and urged those who are interested to review agendas and minutes at

Thank you to everyone who attended!

Upcoming events - save the dates:

  • Chamber Luncheon at Iron Horse Restaurant, Thursday, October 12 at 11:30AM

  • Chamber Breakfast at Parry Lodge, Tuesday, October 17 at 8AM (NEW TIME)


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