Local veteran wins 2023 Local Business Person of The Year Award for West Valley City

Feb 24, 2023, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:08 pm

A combat veteran recently won Alignable's 2023 Local Business Person of the Year award for West Val...

A small American flag waves in the wind after bering placed on the Veterans Memorial at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery on Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — A combat veteran recently won Alignable’s 2023 Local Business Person of the Year award for West Valley City.  Alignable is a small business referral network. Members of the network nominate small business owners for the award.

Joshua Cameron owns Toward Goodness Coaching and describes himself as a spiritual healer and guide.

He is also considered an “ambassador” with Chamber West, Chamber of Commerce. Through his work with the chamber, he says he hopes to normalize spiritual healing for those who serve in America’s armed forces. 

“What we have, seeing roughly 80% of addicts coming from pharmaceutical drugs, is not working. They placate the symptoms and often leave you worse for wear,” Cameron said.

Cameron joined the U.S. Army in 1999 and deployed to his first warzone eight days after Sept. 11, 2001. He deployed to Iraq in 2003.

He said he has helped multiple combat veterans through spiritual healing. One veteran was an analyst who spent four years in Iraq. Another, a special forces veteran from West Valley. 

Cameron said in a press release that his best advice to kids of today is to make your own way and never give up on your dream. Furthermore, to not let hardships define you. 

“You may be in a bad situation but that isn’t you. You have the power to change your situation and if you do that, you may just change the world,” he said.

“Believe in yourself while leaving yourself open to feedback. Don’t let other people tell you what is possible while not assuming you’re right all the time.”


Related reading:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.


A smokejumper parachuting to help contain the Speirs wildfire, which started Saturday night....

Emma Keddington

Speirs wildfire burning near Flaming Gorge, caused by lightning

A lightning strike ignited the Speirs wildfire Saturday night. The fire is currently 0% contained, but hasn't caused evacuations.

7 hours ago

An apartment fire on Redwood Road in West Valley City displaced around 30 people Sunday afternoon....

Emma Keddington

Apartment fire displaces around 30 people in West Valley

The fire happened on Redwood Road in West Valley City. The fire affected eight units and displaced 30 people.

8 hours ago

The Unified Fire Authority received a call on Saturday about a helicopter having to emergency land ...

Kennedy Camarena

Helicopter emergency lands in Herriman

A helicopter pilot had to perform an emergency landing in a field in Herriman, Utah on Saturday after a mechanical failure occurred.

1 day ago

An evacuation order is in place for Shurtz Canyon and upper basin above the Graff Point Fire....

Kennedy Camarena

Evacuation order in place for Shurtz Canyon and upper basin above Graff Point Fire

The Graff Point Fire in Iron County is growing and has caused an evacuation order to be put in place in the area.

1 day ago

Utah air quality is going down and it could get worse...

Josuee Sanchez

Utah air quality is deteriorating and could get worse

Utah is lacking of good air quality due to wildfires but it is mostly because of the hot weather.

1 day ago

A crash has left two pedestrians dead after the two left their car and were struck by two separate ...

Kennedy Camarena

Two dead after stepping out of SUV and being struck by two separate cars

A man and woman are dead after a crash on Interstate 215 in Murray. The two were struck by two separate cars after leaving their vehicle.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

A young woman smiles while reading the menu at a lakeside restaurant, enjoying the panoramic view o...

Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

The best restaurants to try in Bear Lake

Save this guide to the best restaurants in Bear Lake when you need to find a place to dine during your next visit.

Female leg stepping on weigh scales. Healthy lifestyle, food and sport concept....

Health Utah

Sustainable weight loss: the science-backed way to achieve it

Learn more about Debbie's weight loss journey with Health Utah, who have a unique weight loss philosophy for success.

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...


Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

Local veteran wins 2023 Local Business Person of The Year Award for West Valley City