Energy and Independence Highlighted at Chamber Luncheon

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Three woman came before attendees of the recent Carbon County Chamber of Commerce luncheon to accept the honors of being named the entities of the month.

First to the podium were Carbon County Economic Director Tami Ursenbach and Debra Dull of Rocky Mountain Power to accept the chamber’s honor. The two women serve as part of SEUEPA, the Southeastern Utah Energy Producers Association.

“Southeastern Utah Energy Producers Association (SEUEPA) is comprised of a wide group of companies involved in coal and other mining, oil/gas production, power generation, energy transportation, energy support vendors, academia and government agencies,” the organization’s website shares. “We support businesses as well as government, academia and private professional groups.”

Ursenbach explained that currently, the organization’s main goal is to correctly inform community members, government and various other entities about the energy industry in southeastern Utah. Members of the SEUEPA board, which include key leaders from each fact of the major energy industries, aim that through education and aggressive promotions of economic development, the energy industry can thrive in the local area.

Director Nancy Bentley then accepted the recognition of Active Re-Entry as the chamber’s charity of the month. The local organization is a community-based program that assists individuals with disabilities to achieve or maintain self-sufficient and productive lives in their own communities and home.

“We are committed to promoting the rights, dignity and quality of life for all persons with disabilities,” Active Re-Entry shares online. “We offer many and varied programs and resources.”

Active Re-Entry has grown from one program to 19 to assist those with disabilities in eastern Utah. Some of the well-known program offered include PERKIE Travels, which provides transportation for those receiving cancer treatment in northern Utah, and PAWS, which uses animals to facilitate positive changes in therapeutic settings. Other programs include support groups for grief, caregivers and low vision as well as veteran benefits services and youth programs.

For more information about Active Re-Entry and its programs, please visit www.arecil.org.

The chamber will host its next luncheon on August 6 at Tavaputs Ranch. The events will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include lunch and a historical tour of the area. For more information or to RSVP, please call Tiffany at (435) 637-2788 or email cccc@carboncountychamber.net.

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