The Emery County Economic Development Council is formulating plans for the second annual Castle Valley Economic Summit. The summit will be held this year on Oct. 6 and 7. The summit will be held in conjunction with the Carbon County Economic Development Council with both groups working towards the success of the summit. The councils encourage business owners and employees to attend the summit for the latest in economic development information.
The evening of Oct. 6 attendees will meet at the Museum of the San Rafael and travel to the Castle Valley Ranch for a tour and a dutch oven dinner and cowboy poetry. On Oct. 7 the registration and breakfast will be held at the Museum of the San Rafael. The breakfast keynote speaker will be former lieutenant governor Gayle McKeachnie. McKeachnie serves as the governor's liasion to rural Utah.
The morning will include two breakout sessions held at the county building. Topics for the breakout sessions include: focus on tourism, agriculture, entrepreneurial opportunities and capturing the money.
The lunch keynote speaker will be Rhett Roberts who is the CEO of Redmond's family of businesses. Redmond has been recognized with many awards including business of the year and one of the top 10 friendly businesses to work for in Utah.
The popular local session will return in the afternoon. Local businesses will tell their stories of success and share the story of their business and how it started etc.
The economic development council urges those interested to plan for the "What's Swell in Castle Country," summit and work it into their schedules. The theme for the summit is, "Cultivating the seeds of entrepreneurship." The summit is an important event in the community to share ideas with fellow entrepreneurs and learn some new tools for success in business. To register for the summit call the economic development office at 381-5576.