The Emery County Chamber of Commerce (ECBC) hosted its annual Casino Royale banquet and awards show once again on Wednesday, November 9.
Beginning at 6:00 pm, the evening opened with a welcome from ECBC Chairman Andy Urbanik and a prayer from Jordan Leonard. Dinner was provided by Fatty’s Pizza and Grill and there was an abundance of games for all.
While the evening is a night of fun, it is also an opportunity for Emery County businesses to receive recognition for another successful year. There were numerous awards presentations, starting with Gettin’ Our Smoke On as Foodservice Provider of the Year and La Pasadita as Food Truck of the Year.
Johansen and Tuttle Engineering received the Longevity Award for Business of the Year, while Abbie Moulton received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The Small Business of the Year award went to United Minerals and Elements and was named Social Impact Business of the Year. Conductive Composites received the Technology Expansion Company of the Year award while EAO Services received the Manufacturing Small Business of the Year award.
The awards continued, with Pop Central being named Startup of the Year and BK’s Stop n’ Shop receiving the Customer Service Award. Castle Valley Supply received the Business Expansion Award. Rounding out the recognitions, the most improved company of the year went to Millsite Golf Course.
Thanks were also extended to the following raffle sponsors: Emery Telcom, Magnuson Lumber, Fatty’s, Castleview Hospital, Huntington Parts City, Ace Auto & Trailer Sales, Stewart’s Marketplace, R Pizza, Forbidden Fruit, Emery County Travel Bureau, Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, Emery County Chamber of Commerce, USU Eastern, Joe’s Valley Bouldering Festival, Salon Sensations, Ungerman Meats, Jones Ace Hardware, and J&D Automotive.
“Our mission is to increase your profits through networking opportunities, grant opportunities, visibility, publicity, exposure, credibility, referrals, education, sponsorships and community engagement,” explained the ECBC.