The Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce is excited to recognize some of the area’s local businesses this year. Public participation was encouraged and appreciated. The request for nominations was opened on November 30th and closed on December 7th. Voting on the nominations occurred from December 8th through December 13th and the awards were given out at the Chamber Meeting on December 13th. Committee Chairperson Tammie Twitchell wasn’t able to attend the meeting but was very involved in the process.
The Spirit of Flaming Gorge Business Award
The Spirit of Flaming Gorge Business Award is to recognize a business that demonstrates a positive spirit to lead the community in a substantial way so that the Flaming Gorge is a better place to live, work, and play. Congratulations go to Browning’s Drive-In for winning with 45% of the vote. Other nominee’s included the Red Canyon Lodge and the Flaming Gorge KOA. Congrats to all of you!
The Spirit of Flaming Gorge Individual Award
The Spirit of Flaming Gorge Individual Award is designed to recognize an individual that demonstrates a positive spirit to contribute to the area in a substantial way so that the Flaming Gorge is a better place to live, work, and play. Congratulations to Mark Wilson as the winner of this year’s award with 35% of the vote. Other nominees included Duane Draper, Wendy Anderson, and Kathy Pulley. Thanks for all you to do to help this area to be a nice place to live and recreate!!
The Big Dreamer Award
The Big Dreamer Award recognized a business that had a “big hairy audacious dream” and worked to achieve that dream during the past year. Congratulations to ‘R Hideout for winning this award. Brent and Elaine received 60% of the vote! Other nominees were Rocky Ridge Outpost and Lucerne Marina.
Best Supporting Business Award
Like in the movies there are many supporting businesses that contribute to an area that may not have flash or notoriety of bigger more noticeable businesses. The Best Supporting Business Award is designed to recognize local businesses that provide behind the scenes services to our more visible tourism businesses and government entities. Congratulations to DDI, Inc. for winning this award with 53% of the vote. Other nominees were Matt’s Trucking and Myvocom.
Congratulations to all the nominees and especially the winners. Thanks to all who made nominations and/or voted. If you have any questions regarding the 2012 Awards program please visit the website at http://www.daggettcounty.org/chamberawards or contact the Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce at (435) 784-3218 ext. 135 or Committee Chairperson Tamara Twitchell at (435) 784-3210 ext. 201.
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