Lt. Gov. Greg Bell to speak at Chamber Dinner
Lt. Gov. Greg Bell will speak at the Emery County Business Chamber awards night and installation banquet on March 21 at 6 p.m. at the recreation center in Castle Dale. Bell has served as the Lieutenant Governor of Utah since 2009. He formerly represented Davis County and was a member of leadership in the Utah State Senate. Lt. Gov. Bell is a past mayor and city councilman of Farmington and was chair of Envision Utah an internationally acclaimed collaborative land use and transportation planning organization.
As an attorney he specialized in real estate. He and his wife, JoLynn, reside in Fruit Heights. They are the parents of six children and 20 grandchildren.
Lt. Gov. Bell was born and raised in Ogden. He graduated from Ogden High School, Weber State University and the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He practiced law specializing in real estate development and finance.
Lt. Gov. Bell is the oldest of seven brothers and one sister. He grew up working in his grandfather's grocery store. He was a legislative intern for Senator Haven Barlow, whose seat he later held in the Senate.
The Bell and Barker extended families have held an annual picnic and volleyball tournament for nearly 40 years.
Lt. Gov. Bell will speak on the business climate in Utah and what Utah is doing to maintain its top spot as one of the best places for doing business. Everyone is welcome to attend the dinner to hear Lt. Gov. Bell speak. You can RSVP to 381-2431, the Emery County Progress or Brookelle Langi, chamber secretary at 749-5880. Cost is $12.
The Emery County Business Chamber chairman is Julie Jones. The Emery County Business Chamber is now in its third year. In the first two years the group saw a lot of success. They began a bi-monthly program entitled Lunch and Learn. For these business luncheons there have been many varied topics for discussion and learning.
Once each year the business chamber takes the luncheon to Green River to ensure the whole county can participate with the business chamber.
Topics for lunch and learns have included, building an internet business, health care and options for small business, financing for small businesses, nuclear power, using social networking to advance your business and customer service to name a few.
The project the chamber is the most proud of is the Emery County: Your first choice campaign. This campaign promotes the benefits of shopping at home. owned stores generates $45 back into the Emery County economy;
$100 spent outside the county generates $0 back into the Emery County economy.
$100 spent at a big box store only generates $13 back into their economy.
Locally owned businesses are committed to Emery County's prosperity, cities, schools, and people. Stores outside the county (especially big-box stores) do not care.
Tens of thousands of dollars are generously donated from locally owned businesses to organizations in support of Emery County You owe it to our local business owners to support them back. Local businesses will in turn be able to support even more organizations with a good cause.
It costs $5.66 for every 10 miles driven in the average vehicle, that's $36.79 from Castle Dale to Price and back, and $124.52 to travel to Provo and back (this does not include lunch). You cannot afford to keep driving so much now that you know the real costs of driving. (Based on research from AAA)
Supporting local businesses will create more local jobs and a stronger local economy for you and your children.
Supporting local businesses will generate more money for our local schools, parks, streets, and public works that we all enjoy.
Communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
The best social media is found at our local stores when we bump into our neighbors and a real sense of community exists.
You love where you live, you want to support it, and you're loyal to it.
The Emery County Business Chamber is here to support the businesses of Emery County in return, we need your support. The following businesses are members, please support them call 381-2431 to join the chamber today.
Emery County Business Chamber Members 2012: Fausett Mortuary/Steven Furner; Affordable Flooring; Pat's Sew n' Stuff/ Pat Behling; Price Small Business Deve. Center; United Way of Eastern Utah; So Ea Ut Econ Deve. District; Gilly's/ Taina Benson; Trails End Reality/Ethan Hurdsman; Magnuson Lumber; Emery Telcom
Nielson Construction; SOS Staffing; Forbidden Fruit; Village Inn/ Mark Peters; EC Community Volunteer Center, Main Street Market; BK's; Emery County Sanitation; Zions Bank; Ferron City; Emery County Progress/Sun Advocate; Heritage Funeral Home; Mark H Tanner Attorney at Law; Evolution Safety Services/James Davis; Epicenter/Jack Forinash; EAO Services Inc/Angie Fillmore; David O Robertson & Sons Construction; Ace Hardware/ Pat Jones; Castle Service; Castle Valley Co Op; Caterpillar; Emery Animal Health; Castle CafÃ©/ Dean Lehwalder; J&D Auto; Superior Security Services; Jerry Stotler
Utah Power Credit Union; Magnuson Livestock and Meat Market; Hometown market; Beehive Homes; TC Builders; Mike Olsen law office; Rendezous Pages LLC; Food Ranch; Cleveland Town; Huntington City; PDC Phone Directory and Emery Town.