40 Under 40: Shad Webb

Shad Webb Mountain West Commercial Senior Vice President | Pleasant Grove | AGE 35 Shad Webb is on the move. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Woodbury School of Business at UVU in 2009, he received his real estate license and began working part time as a junior commercial agent under several of Utah […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Auto Repair — Dickerson Automotive

Sure, a home is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make. But the most frequent large purchase we’ll make in our lifetimes is our automobiles.    Todd Dickerson, owner of Dickerson Auto, shares a few tips and tricks on how to delay extensive (and expensive!) car maintenance throughout the years. #1 Find a […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Home Builder — Fieldstone Homes

We have all dreamed of the moment we can step into our own personalized, custom-built home. From the type of flooring, to a particular paint color, to the design of the house — the homeowner’s personal touch is obvious throughout.    While dreams might be tampered by the uproar of the Utah housing market (*sigh* […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Counseling Services — Aspen

   It’s not uncommon to have a mental illness. From the ongoing pandemic to other personal challenges, Happy Valley has hit some road bumps when it comes to mental wellness.    Kristina Holley, clinical director of Aspen Counseling Services, knows the difficulties of trusting a “stranger” with feelings and thoughts in a counseling setting. However, […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Yoga Studio — Purify Wellness

   It takes only two months for a beginner yogi to feel and see a difference in their personal strength, stamina and overall health and wellness, says Holly Draper, the owner and founder of Purify Wellness Center in Pleasant Grove.    “Purify Wellness Center believes everyone should be trying the great health benefits of yoga, […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best of the Burger Battle — JCW’s

   No matter how you know them — as the Burger Boys, the Williams brothers, or simply by their first names: Chris and Clay — we have the two founders and current owners of JCW’s to thank for Utah Valley’s finest burger.    The classic American burger is served up in many fast food joints, […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Auto

Best Auto Repair Dickerson Automotive (Spanish Fork)  Main Street Mechanic  Clegg Auto (Spanish Fork, Provo, American Fork)    Best Car Wash Wiggy Wash (Orem, Spanish Fork, Springville) Quick Quack Car Wash  Supersonic Car Wash    Best Collision Repair Clegg Auto Body (Spanish Fork)  Robarge Collision (Spanish Fork)  Cascade Collision Repair (Provo)    Best New Car […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Home Services

Best Cabinets Barlow’s Wood Classics  McCoy’s Flooring and Cabinets  Cabinet Masters    Best Carpet Cleaner TruRinse Carpet Cleaning  Zerorez  EcoCarpet     Best Cleaning Service Merry Maids  Daisy Maids  Pink Shoe Cleaning    Best Countertops Utah Valley Granite  Creative Granite  The Stone Shop    Best Fireplace Hearth and Home  Alpine Gas Fireplace  Triple T Plumbing, Heating, […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Doctors + Dentists

Best Imaging Utah Valley Hospital Imaging  TaylorMED MRI  TIE: U.S. MRI + Utah Radiology Associates    Best Audiology Peak ENT  Kipp M. Robins MD (Revere Health)   Timpanogos Hearing & Balance    Best Chiropractic  Utah Valley Chiropractic  Axcess Accident Center  Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Utah    Best Counseling Center  Aspen Counseling Services  Wasatch Behavioral Health  Utah […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Entertainment

Best Annual Local Event  Spanish Fork Fiesta Days  Strawberry Days  Stadium of Fire and America’s Freedom Festival    Best Art Museum  Springville Museum of Art  BYU Museum of Art  Moon’s Rare Books    Best Charitable Event  Chalk the Block for Charity Utah Timpanogos Storytelling Festival  An Evening of Stars   Best Dance Studio  Turning Point […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Beauty + Health

Best Beauty School  Acaydia Spa and School of Aesthetics  Paul Mitchell the School  Aveda Institute Provo    Best Brows Amara Day Spa, Salon & Boutique  Calm Spa and Salon  Summit Spa & Float    Best Day Spa Amara Day Spa, Salon & Boutique  Calm Spa and Salon  Summit Spa & Float    Best Eyelashes Amara […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Clothing Boutique — Called to Surf

How did Called to Surf start? Called to Surf was started 10 years ago by two cousins from Southern California. More recently one of those cousins, Gary Brassfield, and his wife, Roxanne, took full ownership and currently run Called to Surf with Michael and Stephanie Farrell and Ryan and Amy Brassfield, along with some of […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Restaurants

Best Bakery Kneaders Bakery & Cafe  Shirley’s Bakery & Cafe  The Chocolate    Best Barbecue  R&R BBQ  Bam Bams BBQ  5 Star BBQ    Best Brazilian  Tucanos Brazilian Grill  Rodizio Grill  Lucy’s Brazilian Kitchen     Best Burger JCW’s  Chubby’s Cafe  Seven Brothers    Best Casual Restaurant Cubby’s  Texas Roadhouse  Black Sheep Cafe    Best Caterer […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Services

Best Accountant Squire  Larson & Company, CPA  H&R Block    Best Bank Central Bank  Chase Bank  Zions Bank    Best Company to Work For Central Bank  Young Living Essential Oils  Tesani    Best Credit Union Utah Community Credit Union  Mountain American Credit Union  America First Credit Union    Best Financial Advisor Edward Jones Squire Wealth […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Places and Faces

Most Influential Person in Utah Valley  Russell M. Nelson Mitt Romney Rachel Parcell   Best Kept Secret in Utah Valley Hobble Creek Canyon LaunchPod Media Alpine’s Poppy Field   Best Local Photo Op Bridal Veil Falls Shops at Riverwoods Tibble Fork Reservoir TIED WITH Downtown Provo   Best Local Podcast The Bad Broadcast The Nitty […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Retail

Best Clothing Boutique  Called to Surf Bohme  My Sister’s Closet   Best Floral Shop  Foxglove Flowers & Gifts  Campus Floral Flower Patch    Best Fresh Produce Rowley’s Red Barn  TIE: Allred + Spanish Fork Farmers Market  BYU Farmer’s Market   Best Jeweler  Forge Jewelry Works Rasmussen & Co Fine Jewelry Sierra West   Best Reception […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Clothing Boutique — My Sister’s Closet

How did My Sister’s Closet start? In April we hit 11 years of being open. My initial desire was to have a little shop where women could have the best experience while finding great deals on clothing and accessories. Now we have storefronts in Spanish Fork and Draper, and our warehouse in Spanish Fork manages […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Kept Secret — Alpine Poppy Fields

   Voted as the best kept secret in Utah Valley is none other than the Alpine Poppy Fields. The landscape — a combination of bright red poppy flowers sprouting among lush green fields — is perfectly accented by the distant snow-capped mountains. And don’t forget your camera! Photographer or not, the beautiful landscape ensures any […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Bank — Central Bank

   For the past 10 years, Central Bank has been highly ranked in Utah Valley’s “Best Of” awards. This year they took this contest all the way to the bank, ranking first in three of our categories: Best Bank, Best Mortgage and Best Company to Work For. With a story that starts once upon a […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Place to People Watch — University Place

   The University Place Mall in Orem has seen aisles and aisles of changes since its opening in March 1973.     With the coming and going of various national chain stores — including Nordstrom, Sports Authority and, most recently, Macy’s — it is hard for Utah Valley residents to keep track of the shops that […]

2021 Best of Utah Valley: Best Preschool — Kids Village

   When a child steps into the preschool classroom at Kids Village, the room seems to burst with magic. From the twinkling lights in the artificial trees to the village-like buildings, it is not uncommon for children to feel as though they have been transported inside one of their bedtime storybooks. And that is exactly […]

Fab40: Dr. John Dougherty

While the long white coat and stethoscope around his neck might be a dead giveaway, you might not notice the World Series ring around John Dougherty’s finger. A man of many medical successes, Dr. Dougherty began caring for the Kansas City Royals in 2008. It wasn’t too long after being hired that he realized the […]

Fab40: Hal Morrell

Rise and Shout! Hal is out! You may recognize Hal Morrell from local newspaper stories, widespread tweets or even national news. This seasoned BYU equipment truck driver, alongside his co-driver Fili Taufua, might be some of the biggest BYU football heroes this season. After word got out that BYU was possibly going to play against […]

Fab40: Brighton Kriser

Brighton Kriser’s middle name should be “Entrepreneur.” As a high school student, Brighton rode the snow cone fad as the owner of Provo’s sweet treat hot spot “The Barn.” Now, Brighton has his sights set on “brightening” the world by providing jobs, starting with his friends in Ghana. In 2017, he started a company called […]

Fab40: Dr. Stephen Minton

Dr. Stephen Minton knew he wanted to be a doctor from the time he was a boy — his only question revolved around choosing a specialty! In the end, he decided upon neonatology, a relatively new profession at the time that involved every part of medicine including surgery, gynecology and more. In 1979, Dr. Minton […]

Fab40: Shauna Brown

If it were up to Shauna Brown, this page would be published in an unknown language to help us experience the frustration of illiteracy. As the executive director of Project Read, Shauna has seen how difficult it can be for adults who can’t read but live in a world full of letters, numbers and characters. […]

Fab40: Cindy Davis

Some people are born to inspire the next generation. As the vice chair on the Utah State Board of Education, Cindy Davis firmly believes “education lights lives and open doors.” Cindy knows the impact each mentor in education can have and has practiced it during her time as a teacher, principal, district administrator and current […]

Fab40: Lacey Page

The year 2020 put us more than six feet away from new experiences, weekly date nights and ease of supporting local vendors. That is, until Lacey Paige stepped up to the dessert plate. Lacey and her co-partner, Kristy Stoner, started Utah Taste Off parties in 2019, and then they pivoted a year later when Covid […]