The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation banquet played host to an introduction of the 2017 board as members took an official oath of office Thursday evening.
Judge Jon Carpenter administered the oath, not only for board members, but the executive board as well. 2017 marks Robert Oliver as the chamber’s president with Ryan Murray to serve as vice president. Kerrie Barker will serve as office secretary with Colleen Loveless as office treasurer. David Funk passed the presidential torch and will provide assistance as the immediate past president.
In addition to the executive board, eight board members also took their oath of office during the banquet. The following members will assist the chamber’s mission in 2017:
- Jana Hopes – Carbon Copy Center
- Emily Cox – Elwood Staffing
- Richard Tatton – Tatton Insurance
- Mark Holyoak – Castleview Hospital
- Kerry Jensen – Service Master
- Jenni Faselin – Sun Advocate
- Ben Heaton – Tony Basso Group
- Ann Anderson – Castle Country Radio
As the new president, Oliver took time to address attendees and thank the chamber for installing its trust in his service.
“I am excited and honored to be serving as the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce president for the 2017 year,” Oliver said in a statement. “I believe in the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce mission to ‘enhance the retail, commercial, industrial and civic interest in Carbon County.’ As the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce President, along with other board members, I will strive to make this mission statement a reality for all our members and the community.”
Oliver spoke further, explaining exciting new ideas that have recently taken flight for the chamber. These include “Best in Business” competitions along with Business Think Tanks and Business After Hours events.
“I thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve as president of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and I look forward to a prosperous 2017,” Oliver said. “If you have any ideas on how to improve the services the Chamber of Commerce provides to you, please do not hesitate to call.”