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South Valley Chamber to Recognize 2024 Titan Award Honorees & Small Business of the Year


May 02, 2024


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Braden Morris, Director of Marketing, South Valley Chamber of Commerce


Phone: 801-928-6807



South Valley Chamber to Recognize 2024 Titan Award Honorees & Small Business of the Year



SANDY, UT— The South Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVC) announced Sandi Hendry, James E. Clarke, and Keith B. McMullin as recipients of the 2024 South Valley Chamber Titan Award. Since its founding in 2009, the South Valley Chamber has presented the Titan Award – the highest honor offered by the Chamber - to business and community leaders who have demonstrated their long-term commitment to the community by being actively engaged, giving back, and making a significant positive impact. Honorees were selected by the Chamber’s executive committee and board of directors from a group of high-profile nominees.

"The individuals being honored this year add to the remarkable tradition of past awardees known for their exceptional business minds and outstanding contributions to the community," said Jay Francis, President and CEO of the South Valley Chamber. "Sandi, James, and Keith exemplify excellence as both accomplished business leaders and dedicated, caring members of our community."

This year's honorees will be recognized at the 15th Annual Titan Awards, presented by The Larry H. Miller Company, on November 6, 2024 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

"The annual Titan Awards offers the SVC a chance to acknowledge and celebrate leaders who have made a significant impact and difference in Utah," said Rob Brough, South Valley Chamber Board Chairman and Executive Vice President at Zions Bank. "Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our Titan Award honorees. Their leadership and contributions have made Utah a better place to both live in and conduct business."

The SVC will also announce the 2024 Small Business of the Year at the Titan Awards event. Three years since its inception, the Small Business of the Year award is selected by the SVC Small Business Committee. Nominations for this award will open in late summer on the Chamber website.

“Recognizing the Small Business of the Year allows us to honor enterprises that not only thrive, but also make substantial philanthropic contributions to our community," remarked Brian Epperson, Chair of the SVC Small Business Committee. "Though these recipients may be small in scale today, they hold the promise of becoming future powerhouses for good across Utah for generations.”

The 2024 Titan Awards event will be emceed by local TV personality, Deanie Wimmer, with speakers including SVC President & CEO Jay Francis and SVC Board Chair Rob Brough, along with entertainment.

More information about this year’s honorees along with previous honorees can be found at

Cottonwood Heights Partners with South Valley Chamber


Mayor Mike Weichers Pledges Full Support to South Valley Chamber of Commerce, Enabling Growth and Prosperity for Cottonwood Heights Businesses

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, October 25, 2023 – Mayor Mike Weichers of Cottonwood Heights announced today the city's endorsement and commitment to the South Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVC). Recognized for its outstanding contributions in fostering economic development and providing essential resources, the SVC has played a pivotal role in aiding businesses of all sizes with an emphasis on small businesses.

"The South Valley Chamber has consistently demonstrated its dedication to equipping small businesses with the tools and knowledge they need to not only survive but thrive," stated Jay Francis, President & CEO of the South Valley Chamber. "Empowering businesses is at the heart of our mission, and we're thrilled to have the support of Cottonwood Heights in this endeavor."

Mayor Weichers expressed his enthusiasm for the newly forged partnership, emphasizing the crucial need for local businesses to connect, network, and access valuable resources. "We recognized that our businesses needed a platform to engage, learn, and grow. The South Valley Chamber has proven its ability to provide just that," Mayor Weichers affirmed.

Cottonwood Heights businesses can look forward to a range of enriching events and programs offered by the SVC, including in a very active Women in Business program, serval member engagement lunches and events, timely “In The Know” meeting for current and high profile topics from business, civic and government leaders. They have robust education efforts to help businesses gain the tools and education needed to grow and succeed.  They also hold golf tournaments, an annual gala honoring community, civic, and business leaders.

The Cottonwood Heights community eagerly anticipates the benefits and opportunities that will arise from this partnership. Together, Cottonwood Heights and the South Valley Chamber of Commerce will continue to bolster the local business landscape, driving growth, innovation, and prosperity.

For more information on the South Valley Chamber of Commerce, please visit .

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jay Francis, President/CEO

Tim Tingey, City Manger

South Valley Chamber Partners with Five Local Hotels to Launch Pilot Program for Menstrual Product Accessibilty

Sandy August 8, 2023 - The South Valley Chamber, in collaboration with five prominent hotels in the region, is proud to announce the commencement of a two-month pilot program aimed at enhancing guest experiences and raising awareness about menstrual product accessibility. This innovative initiative is set to provide complimentary period products to hotel guests, reflecting a shared commitment to community well-being and gender equality.

The participating hotels, including Hilton Garden Inn – Sandy, Residence Inn – Sandy, Courtyard by Marriott – Sandy, Embassy Suites – South Jordan, and Hampton Inn – Draper, have joined hands with the South Valley Chamber to implement this pioneering program. Upon checking into their rooms, guests will find a specially curated packet, containing a personalized note from the hotel and chamber, along with two free period products.

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"We believe that by collaborating with our partner hotels and the Period Project organization, we can not only raise awareness about the critical need for menstrual products in our communities but also contribute to enhancing the hotel experience for all guests," stated Jay Francis, President & CEO of the South Valley Chamber. This initiative signifies a shared vision for social responsibility and community engagement, showcasing the power of partnerships in driving positive change.

Emily Bell McCormick, Founder and President of the Period Project, expressed gratitude for the South Valley Chamber's visionary support, remarking, "We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the South Valley Chamber of Commerce for their early partnership in our mission towards achieving menstrual equality. This pilot program is a significant step forward in increasing access to period products, and we are confident that its impact will reverberate for years to come."

About The Period Project: The Period Project is a dedicated initiative aimed at eradicating period poverty and advancing menstrual product accessibility in Utah. Over the past two years, the project has successfully spearheaded efforts to improve access to period products in Utah schools, state buildings, and workplaces, contributing to a more inclusive and equitable society.

For more information, please contact:

Jay Francis, President & CEO South Valley Chamber

Email: Phone: 801-573-6871


To learn more about The Period Project and their impactful initiatives, visit:

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