Annual Award Ceremony
2017 Total Citizen of the Year
Paul Buck has lived in Box Elder County for 54 years. Paul currently works as an insurance agent for Leavitt Group of Northern Utah and is a real estate agent with Equity Real Estate.
He has been very active in the business and arts community. He has been involved with Heritage Community Theatre in Perry as a performer and member of the board of directors. He has also served on the board of directors of the Fine Arts Center and is on his fourth term as a board member for the Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Chamber board he has served on the events and fundraising committee he attends Chamber events including movies in the park, bringing Santa to town, annual banquet, and many more. Paul has been the chair over the Peach Days entertainment for over 15 years. He also emcees the Jr. Peach Queen pageant every year. Paul has performed with a barbershop quartet for the last 30 years, and also has sung with his two daughters over the years for many charitable events. He has also announced the Peach Days parade for the last 27 years.
Paul has a great personality and everyone loves to be around him. His can do and will do attitude makes Paul a great asset and citizen in our community. He never seeks the spotlight or thanks he just goes about the community doing good.
Paul and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of 6 children and have 18 grandchildren.
2017 Businessperson of the Year
Eric Marble is owner of Marketing Spot On. He was born in Box Elder County and lived here in his early childhood and then moved back to his hometown in 2005. He was a very devoted board member of the Bear River Valley Chamber of Commerce and he consistently focused on building businesses throughout the county and uniting the voice of businesses throughout Box Elder County. Eric was instrumental in combining the Bear River valley Chamber and the Brigham Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board since they combined.
Eric has served on several boards throughout the county including the Tremonton Main Street Revitalization Committee, the Northern Utah Chamber Coalition, Box Elder Vision Committee, and is currently working with a group within the county to create a program to certify drone operators, train pilots, and prepare individuals to get their commercial operator pilot’s license, and increase the opportunities to use drones within the county. He also served on the Tour of Utah Local Organizing Committee.
He consistently offers support to businesses in marketing and advertising. He volunteers at events like the STEM Fair and the Bear River High School Shark Tank. He also recently helped his daughter and her friend to raise funds for 8 Buddy Benches that were installed at elementary schools though out Box Elder School District. Eric Is very giving of his time, energy and talents in helping businesses to increase their visibility and sales and promoting business in Box Elder County.
Eric is married to his sweetheart Sara and together they have 8 children (7 girls & 1 boy).
Jill C. Jensen
2017 Brigham City Women in Business Organization’s
Business Woman of the Year
Jill C Jensen is a life-long resident of Brigham City, Utah. She received her education and has spent her working career in Northern Utah. Jill’s most recent employment is with Mountain West Bank where she has spent the last five plus years. Jill is a member of Brigham City’s Women in Business and has been the treasurer for the club for multiple years.
Jill and her husband of 25 years, Paul H Jensen, are the proud parents of their daughter, Madeline Greer, and have recently welcomed an amazing son-in-law, Riley Greer, into the family. Jill loves spending time with her family, including her two beloved fur babies, her wonderful friends, travelling the world, and cheering on the Boston Red Sox with her family.
2017 Board Member of the Year
Fred Perkins was born in Vernal, Utah. He was raised in Intermountain West as an “oil brat” with parents following energy exploration and development across Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. He graduated from East High School and University of Utah (B.S., M.S. Mechanical Engineering) in Salt Lake City. Fred planted roots in Brigham City 1985 with employment at Orbital ATK. He is married to former Sheri Davis (Bountiful) who has nearly 30 years of service as an R.N. at BCCH and whose mother was coincidentally a Siggard with B.C. roots. Fred and Sheri raised 4 children in Brigham City. He loves Peach Days and the new Farmer’s Market. Fred is active in local church. His professional assignments include significant elements of project management, planning and scheduling, proposal creation and review, options identification and cost/benefit trade studies, risk management, people leadership, safety assessments….and rocket stuff.
This past year while serving on the Chamber Board of Directors Fred used his expertise to guide the board through strategic planning. He also attended many community events including Tremonton’s Community Dinner and the Box Elder County Fair Parade. Fred also chaired the Peach Days Merchandise Committee.
Home Based Business of the Year
Ali’s Angels has been open since 1993. Alison Johnson is the owner and has worked in the home care and hospice field since 1984. She graduated from Weber State School of Nursing in 1983. Alison is a RN, a certified Hypnotherapist, and a certified parish nurse. Through her work with home care & hospice agencies Alison saw a need that the many of her elderly clients had a greater need than just medical care. In 1993, Alison started her business Ali’s Angels a personal care agency to address the need. Ali’s Angels not only provides healthcare services, but also daily tasks such as housekeeping, bathing assistance, companionship, shopping, and long term care for the disabled patients. This company averages between 30 – 40 patients with a staff of 18 – 25. Visits can range from 1 hour to 16 hours a day. Ali’s Angels is a member of the Utah Home Health Care State Association.
Ali’s Angels is a member of the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce and Alison has served as an ambassador for many years. She is also a member of Brigham’s Women in Business organization and received Businesswoman of the Year in 2015. She has been a member of the Brigham City Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Alison attributes her success to her outstanding and loyal staff, some who have worked with her over 20 years.
Alison stated that her biggest reward in life is her husband Bill of 40 years, their 3 children, Sarah, Kyle, & Callie and their 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Small Business of the Year
Donna and David Walker opened Consignology in Brigham City in 2014. Consignology is a furniture and home decor consignment shop. They offer a large selection of new, gently used, vintage, and antique furniture and decorative accessories. Donna and David have been instrumental in the development of downtown Brigham City. They have started a nonprofit organization to help with promotion and events for downtown. They actively work with the other businesses to create events and advertising. This past year they were instrumental in the farmer’s market, 3rd Friday nights, and Peach Days Union Block Market, and Nutcracker/Christmas Market. They definitely see the vision that as one business succeeds all businesses succeed.
Mountain View Engineering / Mountain View Building Systems
Medium Business of the Year
Mountain View Engineering is excited to be celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018. James Moore (Jim), who was raised in Brigham City, returned to Brigham City to work as a design engineer at Vulcraft when they first opened in 1981. After working for other companies in Brigham City, Jim opened his own firm in 1993 and initially worked as the sole employee. Soon other employees were added. Today the company has 13 employees including 5 Structural Engineers. The company has licenses in over 20 states and Canadian Provinces and does engineering design work all over the United States and Canada. Mountain View has hired and trained many local young people in CAD drafting and detailing. One of their Structural Engineers began working for Mountain View over 20 years ago, while in high school, as a draftsman and continued working for the company while attending USU and obtaining his engineering degree.
Mountain View Engineering designs residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial projects. They provide structural designs from homes to very large structures for manufacturing and storage and all types and sizes of structures in between. A recent local project designed by Mountain View Engineering is the Hampton Inn Hotel. Most of Mountain View Engineering’s work comes from repeat business or referrals. A major component of Mountain View Engineering work is providing designs of foundations for metal building structures. Many of their designs are for buildings produced in Brigham City by Nucor Building Systems. Mountain View Engineering has been invited by Nucor Building Systems to participate in their national builders meeting in March as a provider of foundation designs.
In 2000, Mountain View Building Systems was established to help our clients obtain construction materials for the designs prepared by Mountain View Engineering and others. Mountain View Building Systems supplies structural steel, Nucor metal buildings, custom metal buildings and steel joists and deck. They are a broker for Vulcraft steel joists and girders. They supply steel components for projects all over the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. They have done many unique steel projects. A recent local project provided by Mountain View Building Systems is the new Leo’s Auto building located on Forest Street.
Mountain View Engineering has supported many local non-profit organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Soup Kitchen, Family Support Center, Community Garden and Community Food Pantry. They have donated design services as well as have made financial contributions. Jim and his wife Tere are members of the Brigham City Rotary Club service club and have both served as president of the club. They have made international service trips, at their own expense, to several countries including India, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador.
West Liberty Foods
Large Business of the Year
West Liberty Foods manufactures protein-based food products that can be found in well-known retail grocers and restaurant chains throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia. While they are vertically-integrated in turkey, they also manufacture beef, pork, and chicken products that range from sliced lunchmeats to breaded chicken strips, meatballs, shredded pork, and portioned steaks.
West Liberty Foods, located in Tremonton, Utah, employs around 650 team members from the Tremonton community and surrounding areas. Their Tremonton facility is their “greenfield” facility that opened its doors in 2007. The facility was built with food safety and sustainability in mind, two of their top-most priorities. The Tremonton facility was the first of all of our facilities to be verified Landfill Free by 3rd party auditor, NSF-ISR.
They are proud to employ industry experts across numerous departments. Our R&D team consists of highly knowledgeable product developers, food scientists, and a culinary chef. Their marketing team has extensive knowledge in retail and foodservice industry trends along with consumer insights that ensure our products are relevant and noteworthy. Most importantly, their Production teams across all of their facilities remain committed to the success of their products and their business. They have built all of their processes with food safety and sustainability in mind. Their Tremonton facility is proud to include the following processes: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP), and Robotics.
West Liberty Foods contributes to the city of Tremonton, its surrounding communities, and the state of Utah through sponsoring: Honor Flight of BE County, BE County 4H Livestock Auction for Youth, Paws for Justice – City of Tremonton, Bear River Valley Hospital Foundation’s Jubilee of Trees, Primary Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, Miss Bear River Valley Pageant, BE County Fair Rodeo (including participation in the Fair and Fair Parade), various local events, sports teams, etc. in conjunction with local schools and newspapers. They also donates to Utah State University’s College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences Annual Ag Day BBQ and Alzheimer’s Walk in Logan.
Michael Pierce, complex manager is also a member of: Kiwanis of Tremonton, Board of Directors for the BE Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Utah.
In addition, West Liberty Foods is proud to offer daycare services to their team members with children. Hearts & Hands Daycare was founded in 2009 and continues to hold notoriety within the community as being an environment rich in education and opportunities for childhood development.