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The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity… and Tacos!

The November monthly chamber luncheon took place at chamber member Southwest Technical College’s Kane Campus on Cowboy Way in Kanab on November 10th. Our thanks to JR Quarnberg and the folks at SWT for hosting another chamber luncheon and helping out with the tech!

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Ron & Claudia brought the delicious Coyote Sky Vegan Tacos lunch.

Chamber board members Pat Guerrero and Don Jennings were on hand to greet the 18 attendees. Chamber vice president Ron Thomas and his wife Claudia were just outside the side door of SWT operating the Coyote Sky food truck, where they provided delicious handmade vegan tacos, beans, queso, and chips for lunch.

Chamber Secretary Don Jennings welcomed the group just after noon, which included Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, Burro Flats High Desert Lodge, Dreamland Safari Tours, ERA Utah Properties, Hampton Inn, Kanab Create, Kane County Water Conservancy, Parry Lodge, Taro Coffee Bar, and While You’re in Town. Dave Baird and Jarad Brinkerhoff joined us for lunch, as well. There were no new members this month, though Big Al’s Burgers at the Junction and Houston’s Trail’s End Restaurant both renewed their memberships in October.

Colette Cox from the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity was our guest speaker this month, presenting remotely to the group via Google Meet. Colette provided a thorough overview of the office’s resources:

Colette wrapped up her presentation with a group activity. Posters were taped up around the room with topics like Infrastructure, Transportation, Workforce, and participants placed Post-It notes on their priority issues, identifying them as strengths or opportunities. Pat Guerrero will be compiling the information to share with the Governor’s Office, and we’ll make sure a copy is on the chamber’s resource page, as well.

Colette Cox, Outreach Manager, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, Center for Rural Development 435-899-1860

The next chamber luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites on December 8th from 11:30 – 1:00. CEBA Director Kelly Stowell will be the guest speaker, so save the date!



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