Citizen of the Year 2019: Patrick and Heidi Monney
The Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce has named Patrick and Heidi Monney as its 2019 Citizens of the Year.
Patrick Monney was born in Victoria, Texas, to Pat and Wyma Monney and is the second of five children. He moved to Springville in 1969 and has lived in Springville ever since with the exception of a two-year mission to the Philippines for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended Springville schools, graduating from Springville High School in 1984.
He went on to graduate from Brigham Young University in 1992. While at BYU, he interned with the American Junior Golf Association, traveling across the United States and running golf tournaments for high school students being recruited by universities for golf teams and scholarships.
Patrick currently works as CFO/COO at Heirloom Clothing. He has previously worked at Wing Enterprises (Little Giant Ladders) as controller and then CFO, Logoworks as controller and InsurQuote Systems a controller and executive assistant to the CEO and board. He has enjoyed being a part of Advanced CFO Solutions out of Sale Lake City and consulting for various start-up to medium-sized companies.
Patrick has been a member of the Springville Kiwanis Club where he served as treasurer, and he served three terms on the Cherry Creek Elementary School Community Council. He has served for the past six years as a member of the Springville Municipal Power Board and is currently serving as chairman of that board. He is also the co-chair of Art City Days along with his wife, Heidi, and enjoys coaching youth soccer.
Heidi Groneman Monney was born in Provo to Mike and Jan Groneman. She is the oldest of five children. She has lived her entire life in Springville, attending Springville schools and graduating from Springville High School. She then studied for five years in Cedar City, graduating from Southern Utah University in 1995.
For the past eight years, Heidi has been a part of the staff at Cherry Creek Elementary as a literacy technician. She assists children from kindergarten through sixth grade improve their reading and comprehension skills. She has helped manage the "take home" reading library program, tracking leveled reading programs.
While raising their four children--Olivia, Michael, Andrew and William--she has also found time to help her husband co-chair Springville's Art City Days celebration and has coached youth soccer. For the past 17 years, Heidi has also served as the PTA president and vice president and on the PTA boards for both Cherry Creek Elementary and Springville Junior High School.
Over the past 24 years, Patrick and Heidi have both served in various capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, enjoying many years of service with youth and adults. They have also enjoyed supporting all the citizens of Springville through community service with the goal in mind of continuing to make Springville a great place to live. they are both proud to be Red Devils.
Business of the Year 2019: Pepsi cola
The Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce has named Pepsi Cola of Springville as its 2019 Business of the Year.
Leonard Hernandez - Pepsi Cola Franchise Manager
Pepsi Cola of Springville has been doing business in Springville since 2001. It is part of the Admiral Beverage Corporation based in Worland, Wyoming, which has been in the beverage business since 1945.
Pepsi Cola of Springville quenches the local area’s thirst through providing many popular beverages including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, A&W, Sunkist, Country Time, 7UP, Hawaiian Punch, Aquavista Water, Aquafina, Fiji, Rockstar, Lipton Tea, Sobe, Jarrito’s and more.
They distribute products throughout Utah County and into Juab and Wasatch counties as well. Currently led by Leonard Hernandez, franchise manager of Pepsis Cola Springville, the business employs more than 140 of Utah County’s finest that work hard daily to ensure its customers are kept hydrated and are able to enjoy their favorite beverage.
It has been nominated for the prestigious Donald M. Kendall Award twice, in 2012 and 2017, winning the coveted award in 2012. No greater honor is bestowed within the Pepsi Cola bottling system. It is awarded based on market execution, product quality, customer service and community involvement.
A long-time member of the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce, Pepsi Cola of Springville has supported the chamber and many other organizations in the community through donations. It provides beverages for the participants in the chamber’s annual golf tournament as well as other chamber events.
It also assists Springville High School on an annual basis with scoreboard support and donations and has supported Maple Mountain High School through fundraising events.
“It’s a way of giving back to the community” that supports the business 365 days a year, Hernandez said. “It’s a small way we can show our appreciation for their support throughout the years.”