MD Diet giveaway winners

Nancy and Nisa Ledzema pose with Miss Utah Jesse Craig, after Nancy won the "Treat Your Mom Like a Queen Giveaway" from MD Diet on May 9, 2019.

Canyon Self-Storage opening new location in Spanish Fork

Canyon Self-Storage, a locally-owned and operated Class A facility, is having its grand opening at noon Thursday with refreshments and tours of the facility at 3663 U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork.

The facility houses 546 units ranging in size from 5 x 5 feet to 14 x 50 feet, with the largest sizes able to store most RVs and boats. There are temperature controlled units available and 24-hour video security. The facility’s office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with gate operations from 6 to 10 p.m.

The owners anticipate being able to meet the needs of residents from Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Springville, Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills.

“I love our community. Spanish Fork has been a wonderful place to live. I grew up here and my husband and I chose to stay here and raise our kids in such a great place,” said Sheila Hansen, local owner. “We wanted to be part of providing the good citizens of Spanish Fork with a close and comfortable place to meet their storage needs, and so far, Canyon Self-Storage is doing just that.”

Bank of America announces plans to expand to Provo

Bank of America announced Monday it has opened its first full-service financial center in Salt Lake City and has plans to expand its presence to Provo and Ogden areas as well.

The new Salt Lake financial center is located at 1222 E. Draper Parkway and features advanced ATMs, private offices for one-on-one client assistance, on-site specialists, and lending officers and small business bankers to provide client’s with guidance and advice, according to a press release.

The bank plans to open 10 financial centers and place 45 ATMs in the Salt Lake area over the next two years in addition to the Provo and Ogden expansion. According to a press release, this expansion is a result of Bank of America’s previously announced plans to open 500 financial centers across the country in markets that include Utah.

“By bringing a greater array of financial services to Salt Lake City, we’re able to provide the full breadth of our capabilities and tailor solutions to the unique needs of the many clients we serve in the area,” said Mori Paulsen, Bank of America Salt Lake City market president. “The upscale look and feel, as well as the capabilities, we offer in our financial centers make them destinations that support the life priorities of our Salt Lake area clients.”

Bank of America Private Bank also announced a new office opening in Salt Lake City. The private bank provides custom investment management, wealth structuring, estate planning, philanthropy, private business financing, banking, credit and trust service solutions to “high net worth individuals, families and institutions.” The private bank office is located at 60 E. South Temple St, Suite 595 and is looking to hire additional associates throughout this year.

The new Salt Lake offices will create at least 90 jobs, a press release states, and Bank of America recently announced it will raise its minimum wage per hour by increments over the next two years, to $20.

MD Diet partners with local businesses, Miss Utah to pamper Utah mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, MD Diet held a contest women could enter their mothers into called “Treat Your Mom Like A Queen Giveaway.” Mother-daughter duo Nancy and Nisa Ledzema won the giveaway and received a girls night out package with support from local businesses, and also got to hang out with Miss Utah, Jesse Craig.

pro Do and Dapper and Dash created new hairstyles, Balance Mobile Spa provided facials, Soulstice Day Spa and Salon gave manicures and pedicures to the women, and finally, the women were given $100 each to buy a new outfit from Downeast.

“We were amazed by Nancy. She’s been through a lot of trials and has been able to fight through and overcome all of them, all while guiding her daughter through the challenges of single motherhood and being a loving grandmother to her grandkids. Nancy is one tough mama and she deserves to be treated like a queen,” Winston Behle, Operations Director for MD Diet, said. “We were glad that we could give her at least one night off.”

MD Diet also awarded Nancy Ledzema with six months of weight loss and nutrition counseling from their clinic.

Carley Porter covers northern Utah County and business for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at

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