Five businesses were deemed the best in their respective categories during the Emery County Business Chamber annual banquet on Wednesday evening.
A special awards ceremony during the banquet paid tribute to local businesses exceeding expectations throughout the county. Five business as well as one non-profit organization received recognition this year.
Wheeler Machinery was first awarded with the big business of the year award. Located in Huntington, Wheeler Machinery is known for rebuilding longwall and conventional mining equipment machines and components for customers in Lapaz, Mexico to Saskatchewan, Canada and everywhere in between including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. They also perform component repairs for customers in Illinois, Ohio and Alabama. The services offered include mechanical, geared products, welding, machining, hydraulics and electronics.
For the small business of the year category, S&V Glass took home the award. S&V Glass has been in business for over 30 years, providing professional glass services to customers in the area. Services range from windshield repair and chip repair to residential glass repair and installation. The business also repairs glass components of mining equipment and heavy machinery.
Bronco Mine was named the new business of the year. In the permitted areas, the coal reserve is at least 29 million tons. The first day of operations was June 22 and since its inception, Bronco Mine has hired 73 employees. Bronco is striving to fulfill its mission statement, which is to provide the safest and lowest cost producer of product to its customers. Customers are welcome to visit Bronco Mine to purchase high quality lump coal and stoker coal directly from the mine site.
For the tourism business of the year, Cup of Joe’s in Orangeville was awarded the honor. Owned by Doug and Camie Stilson, the business inhabits Doug’s childhood home on Orangeville Main Street. The menu at Cup of Joe’s features coffee, espresso, tea and smoothies. Speciality drinks seem to be high on everyone’s list, including “The Spartan,” a drink complete with salty caramel, chocolate and whipped cream.
To round out the awards ceremony, those in attendance recognized the Emery County Domestic Violence Coalition as the non-profit organization of the year. The coalition provides services to individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence.
As part of the banquet, funds were gathered through a raffle, auction and donations for the coalition. Funds raised will assist the coalition in its local efforts.