Chamber Spotlight

Basin Flood & Fire  Receives Beautification Award

The Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Committee presented the Beautification Award to Basin Flood & Fire for their efforts in improving the appearance of our community at our Chamber Luncheon today!

The building, formally known as the Wood Auto building has drastically changed this year. Built in 1970 and then added on 1979, it served Vernal with its automotive needs for over 40 years.

Basin Flood & Fire now calls this building their home. March of this year, Basin Flood & Fire started bringing this building back to life. Adding a conference room, office space, bathrooms, and giving it a total facelift. The newly painted bright red building then got an extra touch from a local artist (Jordan Clark Ninty1 Designs) with the goal of being more recognizable as a local, caring business and bringing life back into this busy corner of Vernal.

Basin Flood & Fire wants to stick out in our community’s minds when disasters arise that we are a local business and are here for all their property disasters big and small.

Grand Valley Bank Awarded Business of the Month

The Public Relations Committee of the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce presented Grand Valley Bank of Vernal with the Business of the Month Award at our weekly luncheon today.

Grand Valley Bank has now been in Vernal for 15 years! Grand Valley Bank prides itself on being a community bank where all of the money stays local.

The bank's officers are most often long-time residents of the community that serve and know many of the local residents. The bank is locally, employee owned, so the officers and employees know the needs of the people in their community. Grand Valley Bank employees are involved in numerous local events, groups and charities, some of which are: Dinah-Mites, Trees for Charity, INHA, Planning and Zoning, UBAOG, scouts, coaching youth sports and much more!

Thank you, Grand Valley Bank for continuing to provide exceptional customer service and for all of the contributions you make to our community!

Roylene Peterson Vernal Area Chamber Customer Service Award

The Public Relations Committee of the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce presented Roylene Peterson with a special Certificate of Appreciation to thank her for all she does to make our events successful.
Roylene Peterson was born and raised in Vernal. She married her junior high sweetheart, Bryce Peterson, and has been married for 20 years. Together they have one daughter and one son. In her spare time she loves anything to do with nature and they do a lot of camping and fishing.
Roylene has worked at the Woodfire Grill for 23 years. Every Tuesday she is here helping us have a good lunch with great service. Whenever we have dinner events, there is Roylene making sure everyone has what they need. She is always friendly, helpful and smiling where ever you see her.

Quinn Bennion and Megan Carroll- Munoz with the DinoSOAR Service Award for the month of October!

The Hospitality Committee had the pleasure of presenting Quinn Bennion and Megan Carroll- Munoz with the DinoSOAR Service Award for the month of October! Quinn and Megan personally greeted around 6,100 people during a thirteen night run of the Hotel Vernal Haunt. They always greeted people with friendly smiles and took the time to talk with each group about what brought them to the Haunt, made sure to recommend other downtown business they should visit and gave them ideas as to other activities they might want to do if they weren’t from the area. Many a times, Megan led the entire lobby in the ‘Happy Birthday’ song to help someone celebrate their special day. Not only did they provide over the top service to the guests, but also to the 90 + volunteers.
Congratulations, Quinn and Megan!

Business of the Month to Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country.


Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country is family owned by the Messinger and Synhorst families. Jess Larson is the manager here in the Vernal area. There are 14 employee in Vernal and 875 total company wide. Coke sponsors The Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo; Recovery Days; The Dino Tri; The Raptor Hollow 10K; IFA Kids Carnival; Dept. of Child and Family Services Fall Carnival; Strata Charity Golf Tournament; Little League Baseball Tournament; Hit, Run, Score; Relay for Life; The Rowdy Worm; and Grad Night. For their many and varied contributions to our community, the Public Relations Committee of the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Business of the Month to Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country.

Meeker Arts & Cultural Council present James and the Giant Peach

MACC presents James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council [MACC] Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group [CSYTG] in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Park District, proudly presents the Fall musical James and the Giant Peach, Jr. on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm; Friday November 22 at 1:00 pm [free matinee performance for youth age 13 and under], and at 7:00 pm; Saturday November 23 at 2:00 pm. Due to renovation of the MHS auditorium, the production will be held at the Meeker Elementary School Cafetorium at 201 Ute Rd.


3D Archery Range at Steinaker State Park

The 3D Archery Range at Steinaker State Park is ready to welcome excited hunters in training. Park officials announced on Wednesday that the Range would be open to the public starting today, November 7th, starting at noon. They gave a big thank you to Utah Outdoor Recreation, SCI of Vernal, and Uintah County for making the Range possible. The Range will stay open this year until it snows. Entrance fees to Steinaker State Park still apply, however, Friday, November 8th, will be free from noon to 6pm.