Melon Vine Honored at Emery County Business Chamber Lunch and Learn


The November lunch and learn was recently hosted in Green River at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum by the Emery County Business Chamber.

Local business owners and employees enjoyed a lunch sponsored by Robbers Roost Motel. The event was catered by Ray’s Tavern, a business in Green River.

The guest speaker was Todd Thorne, who spoke about financing options and money available for new and existing businesses in Emery County. Thorne was born and raised in Layton and currently lives in Price. He manages the revolving loan fund, public community development law grant, housing programs and food banks throughout the county.

The business of the month was awarded to Melon Vine. Penny and Duane Riches, owners of Melon Vine, opened their business in 1983. They are located 80 South Broadway in Green River. In 2003, they doubled their store. Then, three years after that, put in a bakery deli. Melon Vine carries fresh meat, produce, balloons and daily lunch specials made from scratch. They are known for their homemade Mexican food.

“I make anything from chocolate flan to carnitas,” said Penny Riches.

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