The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce luncheon for the month of May was hosted at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on the USU Eastern Campus on Thursday afternoon.
During this luncheon, Carbon County Recreation was named the community spotlight. Scott Merrell with Carbon Recreation accepted the honor and urged the community to visit castlecountryevents.com as the county wishes for the website to be the central hub for information about events and activities in the community. He stated that others can even submit their events to be published on the site as well.
He also spoke on the push notifications that were recently created for Carbon Rec. By texting Carbon Events to ‘555888,’ individuals will receive notifications about the on-goings of the community. Merrell then spoke about the full summer of softball, baseball, t-ball, triathlons and concerts, including Pam Tillis, who will be performing at the county fair. He expressed that Carbon Rec tries to provide something for everyone.
Then recognized was Jones & DeMille Engineering as the business spotlight. A representative of the business expressed appreciation for the honor from the chamber and stated that Price and Carbon County are very important to the Richfield-based company due to business really taking off after opening a Price branch. Jones & DeMille handles civil engineering, community planning, GIS, material testing and more.
Danielle Pendergrass of Eastern Utah Women’s Health was the key speaker of the event, focusing on women’s health. Her practice was also recognized as the second business spotlight from the chamber.
Pendergrass began Eastern Utah Women’s Health seven years ago when she returned to the community to raise her child. Recently, Pendergrass has become a well-known name as she is invited to speak in Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and more. She stated that she always takes the opportunity to speak about Carbon County and what a great place to live it is.
“We are a resilient community; we can weather any storm,” Pendergrass said.
Pendergrass highlighted the many ways that she has pushed to assist women in receiving insurance and birth control, preventative visits and more through grants and policies. She also spoke on the way that healthcare for women has changed throughout the years and informed the crowd that it is currently National Women’s Health Week.
“I always say that when we take care of women, we take care of the entire community,” Pendergrass said.
Pendergrass concluded by discussing a vaccine available that prevents cervical cancer, the proper ages to get the vaccine and how insurance will now cover it.