Sweet Cravings named ‘Business of Year’ at annual chamber banquet

Citizen of year goes to the late Don Knowles

Sweet Cravings owner Cinda Culton accepts her Business of the Year award at Saturday’s annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. Courtesy photo

The Moab Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet Saturday named Sweet Cravings as the Business of the Year and the late Don Knowles as its Citizen of the Year.

Sweet Cravings owner Cinda Culton, who also owns Crave Moab, started the bakery and restaurant in 2012 after spending a quarter century in the hospitality industry. It has become a family affair that has 25 full-time employees. Reviews in Yelp and Trip Advisor! are consistently positive.

Knowles was chosen for his “significant impact” on Grand County. “He quietly went about doing good, working to make Moab a successful and better place with his contribution, and never wanted much recognition.”

A former chamber president and businessperson, Knowles was active in the Rotary Club, including a stint as president and donating materials and labor to Rotary Park, as well as leading the Canyonlands Natural History Association. He was a huge patron of Moab Regional Hospital.