Local Businesses, Charity Honored at Chamber Luncheon


Aj's Body and Paint was the winner of the Chamber's "Best Stop Auto Shop" competition

The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce took time to honor two local businesses and one Castle Country charity at its monthly luncheon on Thursday.

The first business highlighted was Elwood Staffing, the chamber’s business spotlight for the month of June. One of Utah’s 21 locations, Elwood Staffing’s Price branch has united job seekers and employers for more than two decades. The local branch is managed by Tauna Bruno, who has been with Elwood Staffing in Price since its early days.

“Whatever better means to you, we’re the people who make it possible,” Elwood Staffing’s website shares. “Because your better drives us to seek out the best and brightest in the industry, work with the finest companies in their fields and place the best talent in the marketplace.”

A-J’s Custom Body & Paint Shop employees were the next to take the podium at the luncheon to accept the chamber’s honor of being named the Best Stop Auto Shop in Carbon County. The business employs eight full-time employees as well as six part-time employees and will celebrate 40 years in business in 2017.

“This friendly competition got people excited to support their favorite auto shop in Carbon County and help motivate the businesses to put their best foot forward,” the chamber shared in a recent press release. “The owners/managers of these establishments agreed to participate in this exciting event. The battle began May 1 and ended May 31.”

Other winners from the local competition included Price Oil Express (#5), Tire King (#4), C & T Drive Train Systems (#3) and Dinosaur/Les Schwab Tire Center (#2).

Carole Wright from United Way of Eastern Utah and Amanda Paiz of the Tony Basso Group then had a chance to speak regarding the recently formed Castle Country Cancer Coalition. According to its social media page, the coalition aims to be “The local information source for those patients or family members impacted by cancer in need of information, services, support or financial assistance.”

Paiz encouraged those in attendance to like “Castle Country Cancer Coalition” on Facebook and help spread the word about the local organization’s mission.

For the remainder of the luncheon, Jan Hunt from the Department of Workforce service took time to speak to those in attendance about independent contractor statutes. To learn more about independent contractor statutes, please click here. 

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