Shaun Heaton is a renaissance man. In addition to being one of the owners of Bonneville Asphalt, he is a bird guide, trains bird dogs and is a beekeeper. Thanks to the bees, Shaun and Angie always have a lot of honey (really amazing honey) on hand. Angie has a number of favorite recipes that use honey. This one, is a family favorite.
Bit o’ Honey
1 C honey 1 C chunky peanut butter 2 C powdered milk Warm honey and PB in the microwave for 10 seconds and mix well. Add powdered milk and mix until incorporated. Roll out on wax paper and cut to desired size candies.
Every ticket purchased to the Boy Scout Gala on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Riverside Country Club will be entered into a door prize drawing for a classic 1966 Ford Mustang Coup. Proceeds will benefit your local BSA Council, the Utah National Parks Council.
The Utah National Parks Council is the largest BSA Council in the nation serving over 84,000 youth through central and southern Utah. Men who participated in Scouting in their youth have higher levels of education, income, and homeownership, according to research from Baylor University. The 1966 Ford Mustang was the best-selling Mustang of all time. This 8 cylinder car has an automatic transmission, a black interior, a 289 engine, and sounds great! The 1966 Ford Mustang restoration is being donated by the Utah Auto Body Association under the direction of Cary Robarge owner of Robarge Collision. The Utah Auto Body Association is a group of professionals who represent excellence in all aspects collision repair. “The values and life-long lessons taught in Scouting help shape our next generation of leaders,” said Robarge. “I am honored to support Scouting by helping restore this classic car.” Bonneville Asphalt, a Utah County pavement maintenance company, is also a proud sponsor of the BSA Gala and Auction. “Supporting the Boy Scouts of America is vital to the future of our boys,” said Shaun Heaton, Utah National Parks Council Gala Chair and President of Bonneville Asphalt. “America’s youth need the values and ethics training of the Boy Scouts now more than ever.
Bonneville Asphalt owner, Shaun Heaton, has organized a HUGE Gala for the Boy Scouts of America Utah National Parks Council. The Utah National Parks Council wrote up a really nice feature all about Shaun and his beekeeping. ****** Shaun Heaton started smoking at age four—smoking bees.
Beekeeping is an important part of Heaton’s family legacy. His great-great grandmother began raising bees from a pioneer colony originating from Mormon settlers. Beekeeping is not native to North America; in fact, the Indians referred to honey bees as the “white man’s fly”. Honey bees arrived in the 1600’s, but did not reach Utah until 1848. The Beekeeping Merit Badge was offered by the Boy Scouts of America from 1915 until 1995. It was one of the first merit badges Heaton earned. To read the rest of the article go here.
Cracks left unsealed in asphalt pavement allow water to penetrate the surface. This, in turn, weakens the pavement structure and leads to failures in both the pavement and the base beneath it. Water is one of the worst things for asphalt cracks.Once water gets under the asphalt surface, it can erode the foundation. Left unfilled, the cracks will allow moisture to flow through the pavement and erode base materials resulting in potholes, and ultimately in premature failure. When this happens, only extensive and costly repairs can fix the problem. In our part of the country, cracks left over the winter can grow quickly due to snow plowing and our cycle of freezing and thawing day after day. Patching often doesn’t last and can cost several times what timely crack sealing costs. In the end, the useful life of the surface is shortened, forcing the premature and costly replacement of the surface.
A friend of mine recently put her home on the market and quickly sold it. Part of her success was because she worked really hard on her curb appeal–making sure the outside reflected the benefits on the inside.
Curb appeal isn’t just for home owner’s trying to sell. Curb appeal is critical for business and is a “must” on areas that simply have to always be kept up. There are several aspects of curb appeal that are important for business owners.
The facade of the building is simply the outside structure. It includes the architecture, paint, signage–anything that is on the outside of the building. Jim Lowenstein, owner of Castle Real Estate in Newton, Mass said, “The façade is the first impression that consumers will see of your business so it is vital that you have attractive signage,[and] colors that don’t clash.”
2. Window and Equipment Displays
Window displays are a way to help encourage a customer to come inside your store. It’s important to have window–or other types of displays–to an appropriate scale. A window display inside a mall, or somewhere that there is heavy walking traffic can be much smaller and more complex than window displays on a busy street with a lot of vehicle traffic.
In addition to signs on the building itself, lots of businesses take advantage of signs closer to the road. Make sure that signs are legible, and uncluttered. Large font, few words and correct use of “white space” or “negative space” help draw the eye to the message you’re trying to convey. A marque-type board, where you can change the message regularly can help draw customers in and be quite fun.
In Jan of 2011 an Orem-based dessert cafe, The Chocolate, put up “Break your resolutions here” on their marque sign and made everyone chuckle while still selling cake.
4. Access and Parking
“Adequate parking facilities can have a huge impact on its overall curb appeal,” a Fox 13 Small Business Center article noted. But adequate parking is only part of the equation. Is should be clear where the exits and entrances are and the parking lot should be well striped and free of debris.
Once repaved and striped, you’ve created an inviting environment that makes it easy for customers to come into your store or office.
5. Think Like Your Customer
Drive by your store or office from both directions evaluating what you see. You likely spend a lot of time inside your building and it can be easy to take the exterior for granted. Lisa Danes recommends that you make sure your exterior represents well what you do and is clean, inviting and professional.
Bonneville Asphalt owner and Utah businessman, Shaun Heaton, had a successful goose hunt with the team from Hooked on Utah. Watch all of the fun–including Shaun getting pranked–this Saturday Feb 9 on KUTV2 at 11:05 pm after Talkin’ Sports.