Chamber News

Lunch ‘N Learn

Held the 4th Wednesday of the month, 11:30 to 1:00, at the Snowflake Social Hall, 111 W Center Street.

Schedule for 2018:

January 24, February 28, March 2,8
April 25, May 23, August 22,
September 26, October 24, November 7

Note: There is no Lunch ‘N Learn in June, July and December. November is earlier in the month due to Thanksgiving.

September

The sponsor for the September 26 Lunch ‘N Learn is APS.

August

Navajo County was the sponsor and speaker for our August Lunch ‘N Learn.

Glenn Kephart gave an overview regarding the County budget and Prop 419 for a Jail District. If passed, the Jail District would provide funds for jail operations. A new source of funding is required due to the upcoming closing of coal power plants in the county.

Following Glenn, Brian Layton and Sheriff KC Clark provided additional information on the Proposition.

Lunch was prepared by Snowflake Smokehouse BBQ and included smoked brisket, cheesy potatoes, pasta salad, rolls and dessert.

Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet

The suspense is over. Here are the 2017 Award Winners:

2017 Business Man
of the Year

Terril Kay
All Custom Exteriors

2017 Business Woman
of the Year

Frances Valdez
Emalee’s Carniceria

2017 Non-Profit
of the Year

ChangePoint Integrated Health

2017 Large Business
of the Year

All Custom Exteriors

2017 Medium Business
of the Year

Black Diamond Auto Glass

2017 Small Business
of the Year

Emalee’s Carniceria

Additional Recognition

In appreciation of outstanding service in our communities and/or for support of the Chamber, the following awards were also given:

Executive Director Award: Silver Creek Herald

Shining Star Awards: Dr. Chad Brimhall and Cathie McDowell

President’s Award: Sarah Brimhall

The Golden Apron Award: Jon and Bev Kay

The Board Award: Patti Matyas, Outgoing President

Small Business of the Year: Emalee's Carniceria

Medium Business of the Year: Black Diamond Auto Glass

Large Business of the Year: All Custom Exteriors

Business Woman of the Year: Frances Valdez

Business Man of the Year: Terril Kay

Executive Director Award: Silver Creek Herald

Shining Star Award: Dr. Chad Brimhall

Shining Star Award: Cathie McDowell

President's Award: Sarah Brimhall

The Golden Apron Award: John and Bev Kay

The Board Award: Patti Matyas

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors: The Carriage House and The Morning Rose

Ribbon Cuttings

Happenings

Taylor Sweet Corn Festival

The annual Taylor Sweet Corn Festival was held September 1 and included various rodeo events, fireworks, arts & crafts show with kid activities, parade, and, of course, corn, food, corn and more CORN!

This year’s parade Grand Marshals were Ben and Sherree Lewis. And we offer our congratulations to Kynlee Hargrove, Sweet Corn Queen, and Drew Brubaker, Sweet Corn King.

Parade Judges awarded the Cream of the Crop (1st) to Silver Creek Mortuary, Outstanding in the Field (2nd) to Black Diamond Auto Glass, and AH Shucks! (3rd) to 6th Centennial Ward.

September 3 attendees enjoyed cornbread and beans, hayrides, and historic home tours.

Photos courtesy of Toni Gibbons.

Grand Marshals

Ben & Sherree Lewis

Sweet Corn Royalty

Queen: Kynlee Hargrove

King: Drew Brubaker

Snowflake Pioneer Days

Arts & Crafts Show | Car Show

This year ushered in a new location at Frederickson Park for both the Arts & Crafts and Car Shows.

Attendees had plenty to see and do – strolling through the arts & crafts, checking out classic cars, semis, and motorcycles on Saturday, and various activities like the bungee trampoline and gyroscope ride.

People got their fill of fresh lemonade, Mexican food, Navajo tacos, hamburgers, guava ice cream and more.

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Cowboy Dinner & Auction

We  had a fun filled night at the Chamber’s Cowboy Dinner & Auction, our annual fundraising event. Auctioneer Dan Turley joined us again and there was lively bidding on items donated for the auction.

Everyone had their fill of steak, potatoes with all the toppings, beans, homemade bread and salad. Bev and John Kay did a great job! Dessert was donated by Silver Creek Mortuary.

In addition to the live auction, tickets were available for our Chinese auction, spin the wheel for a prize, and a Summer Fun prize package. Sam McDowell was the winner of the Summer Fun package, which included Diamondbacks tickets and tickets to Dolphinarious and Odysea Aquarium.

Thank you donors, attendees, and helpers for making our fundraiser a big success!

Snowflake Taylor Chamber of Commerce Awards Scholarships

The Snowflake Taylor Chamber of Commerce recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Snowflake High School seniors, Tyree Hancock and Taylor Lopez.

Interested seniors were asked to submit an application and essay describing their pursuit of a future career path, the next steps toward their success in that field, and how the assistance would impact their plans. Tyree and Taylor were chosen from 10 applications submitted.

The Chamber’s scholarship fund was started to support students who have been working toward their future profession. The purpose of the Chamber scholarship fund is to identify students who have demonstrated initiative in pursuing their post high school vocation and to support them in the pursuit of their passion.

This was the first year for the scholarship program; the Chamber will be continuing the program annually. All scholarship funds are derived from local Chamber member businesses through various Chamber events.

Chamber Sponsors

Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce
113 N Main Street, Ste. A
Snowflake, AZ 85937

Office: (928) 536-4331

Hours:
Monday through Friday
9am to 4pm

Executive Director:
Charlotte Hatch, IOM

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