This week in Utah Valley business: Martha Stewart finalist, woodshop coming to town

Great Food Truck Race Amarillo (Photo courtesy Waffle Love)

The Terry brothers pause for a photo while filming for “The Great Food Truck Race” in Amarillo, Texas. Waffle Love took second place in the season finale this week. (Photo courtesy Waffle Love)

Martha Stewart finalist

Provo company Paper Bandit Press is in the running for Martha Stewart’s American Made  competition. The company, founded by Kim and Brett Borup, prints on vintage letterpresses, cuts paper by hand and prints on sustainable cotton paper.

To vote, go to

Second for millennials

This week Bloomberg Business reported that Provo is second in the nation for cities where millennials are buying homes. Des Moines, Iowa was the No. 1 city where millennials were the top group of people using a mortgage to buy a house.

According to Bloomberg, most of the cities on the list are known as being cheap (and maybe a little hip).

Second place

Waffle Love owner Adam Terry and his brothers came in second on Sunday’s finale of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”
Terry opened Waffle Love in 2012 and now has four trucks and a restaurant in Provo.

Woodshop coming to Utah Valley

The Town Woodshop is going to open up shop in Utah Valley, and is looking for input through a survey on what residents want out of the endeavor.

The Town Woodshop offers space, skills and tools for people interested in wood crafting. It offers safety training, experts to answer questions, quality equipment, classes and a store where people can buy hardwoods, some parts and safety equipment.

Chamber summit

The second annual North County Summit is Oct. 9. The event features Johnathan Johnson, chairman and former CEO of, Scott Mitchell, former NFL quarterback and contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” and Michael Janda, author and founder of Riser Media.  The event is sponsored by the American Fork, Lehi Area and Pleasant Grove chambers of commerce. Individual tickets are $35. To register, go to


Amie Rose has more than 14 years of experience writing and editing at newspapers in Utah and New Mexico. She graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism. She lives in Utah Valley with her husband, toddler and crazy dog.

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