January 21, 2011
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The world has changed since Scott Cook graduated from Moffat County High School in 1975. “It used to be you just had to be kind of better than your fellow Americans to get a good job,” said Cook, owner of Cook Chevrolet. “Now you’ve got to be better than everybody in the world.” In his view, competing on a global level makes high-quality education particularly important now. Cook is one of several Craig businessmen who are part of a newly formed group called Commitment to Excellence. Its mission: To help improve the local school system.
Jerry Thompson, owner of Craig Ford, said he has a simple philosophy about going to work each morning. “I guess my saying is that I just get up and come to work every day and see what it is going to bring,” he said. Thompson said his attitude has been developed over the many years he’s worked in car sales and is indicative that one simply can’t predict or forecast the auto industry.