Editorial: Chamber works hard, cares for Craig

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The Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Visitors Center deserve some kudos.

Last Monday, the Craig Daily Press printed a cover story about a new mural that will be painted on the old drive-in movie theater on the east side of Craig. The Craig Chamber of Commerce has been working on the project for almost a year, hoping to spruce up the entrance into our quaint and rural city.

Editorial board:

Renee Campbell, newspaper representative

Noelle Leavitt Riley, newspaper representative

Sheli Steele, newspaper representative

Hal Glanville, community representative

Jobeth Haydon-Tupa, community representative

Eldon Holland, community representative

The mural’s design will incorporate various elements that outline the beauty and uniqueness of Craig and Moffat County. The Chamber budgeted $50,000 for the project. Once it’s complete, it will take a piece of Craig’s history and tell a lasting story.

We think it’s a fantastic idea to take an eyesore and turn it into a big and beautiful mural.

The mural prompted us to highlight how important the Chamber is to our community. Not only do Chamber employees always lend a helping hand when needed, no matter the situation, they also are the best people to contact if you need any information about Craig and Moffat County.

Despite the great technology we have at our fingertips, the Chamber remains a terrific resource for visitors, residents and businesses in the community. Chamber employees make themselves available at all times.

The Chamber mixers, usually held once each month, provide a place for businesses and residents to go for food, good conversation and mingling. The mixers are a wonderful asset for individuals and/or businesses who just moved to the area. All the big players in Craig and Moffat County attend, giving constituents an opportunity to meet those who care most about our region.

Additionally, the Chamber maintains the Marcia Car, which is a staple of history for our county. If you haven’t had an opportunity to tour the car, we highly encourage you to do so.

The Chamber also runs the beer garden at Whittle the Wood each year, adding libations to Craig’s premier event, and it hosts the State of the County every February, which is an extremely well-attended event.

Speaking of big, popular events, Crabfest — hosted by the Chamber — is a phenomenal and fun night for the community each fall. You can drink, eat crab legs, participate in silent and live auctions and get some good laughs from the comedian act.

No one loves Craig as much as the gals running the Chamber, and the editorial board would like to thank them for their hard work, dedication and willingness to help our community. In closing, we’d also like to highlight the great work of Dan Olsen, who works at the Chamber/Sportsman's Center. He, too, does great things for our community.

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