Category Archives: Business

USDA presents award to First Interstate Bank in Sheridan

 SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank in Sheridan was named as U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Wyoming’s leading housing lender of 2016 at a ceremony held at the bank last week. “First Interstate Bank in Sheridan was our number one lender last year,” USDA State Director Connie Baker Wolfe said. “They’re helping families create better lives and… Continue Reading

Dick Anderson Construction names safety director

SHERIDAN — Dick Anderson Construction recently announced the appointment of Skyler Willard, CSP, CMSP as safety director. He is a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and a Certified Mine Safety Professional from the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals. Willard is based in the Helena office and is committed to achieving… Continue Reading

New nonprofit provides children with books

New nonprofit provides children with books

SHERIDAN — Every child deserves an opportunity to learn. That’s a belief that Marie Lowe holds close to her heart and that’s why she and several community members have set up a program to help children’s development. Earlier this month, community members established the WREN Foundation, which was created to enhance the lives of children… Continue Reading

Ag building scheduled for December completion

Ag building scheduled for December completion

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College agriculture department will soon get a facelift with a brand new facility. The Mars Agriculture Center is expected to be completed by spring semester of 2017. The 18,424 square foot building will provide more learning opportunities for students at Sheridan College. The $8 million building is being paid for by a… Continue Reading

Morrison-Maierle acquires Vista West Engineering

SHERIDAN — Morrison-Maierle recently announced that it has acquired Vista West Engineering of Sheridan and Casper. “We are very excited about the opportunity to become part of Morrison-Maierle,” Vista West Engineering principal Randy Bomar said. “Having worked with them previously, we know they are a quality firm with outstanding people. This will allow us the… Continue Reading

Third Thursday organizers looking forward to another busy year

Third Thursday organizers looking forward to another busy year

SHERIDAN — If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the philosophy Beth Holsinger, executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association, and other staff members of the DSA are taking with the upcoming summer season. Holsinger said that there will be few changes to the popular Third Thursday Street Festivals in 2016. The four festivals… Continue Reading

Schneider to present at e2e Sheridan

SHERIDAN – Local residents will have an opportunity to hear a Wyoming success story this month. Luke Schneider, CEO of Medicine Bow Technologies, will be the speaker at e2e Wyoming on June 13 in Sheridan. The e2e Wyoming event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and is open to the… Continue Reading

Sagebrush Community Art Center finds new home

Sagebrush Community Art Center finds new home

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artist Guild Et Al, has acquired a permanent location in downtown Sheridan after 75 years of occupying leased or donated space. With the donations of many supporters, SAGE has purchased approximately 5,000 square feet of gallery, workshop and shared space in the newly renovated Montgomery Building on the corner of Main… Continue Reading

Local doughnut shop to open Friday

SHERIDAN — The Owlet Donut Shop will open for business Friday from 5:30-11 a.m. The shop is a sister business to the Hootin’ Owl Cafe in Ranchester. It will be located at 229 N. Main St. Regular hours will be 5:30-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Continue Reading

Biz Kidz Entrepreneurship camp coming to Sheridan this summer

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Center for Workforce and Community Education will bring the Biz Kidz Entrepreneurship Summer Camp to Sheridan this summer. The Biz Kidz Entrepreneurship Summer Camp is designed to offer kids an opportunity to learn about owning their own business. Whether it is a lemonade stand, babysitter service or retail business, the… Continue Reading

Chamber, SBA celebrate 100 years of small business

SHERIDAN — Every year since 1963, the Small Business Association has taken the opportunity to highlight the impact of entrepreneurs, small business owners and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. This year, May 1-7 was declared Small Business Week, and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce took time to recognize the… Continue Reading

UW students get inside look at energy sector

SHERIDAN — Six University of Wyoming students had the chance to learn firsthand about the nation’s energy sector when they got an inside look this winter. College of Engineering and Applied Science students Alex Brown, Chelse Felts, Meghan Jacobs, Trent Kostenuk, Tallis Macdonald and Quentin Stronski took part in the Energy Leadership Summit in Houston… Continue Reading

Child Advocacy Services to change names

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns will soon be called by a different name. At Tuesday’s Sheridan County Commissioners meeting, Susan Carr, executive director of the nonprofit, announced that the organization will soon be called Compass Center for Families. Carr said the mission will remain the same, however, she said the group wants… Continue Reading

Group working to connect workforce with resources

Group working to connect workforce with resources

SHERIDAN — While local residents continue to express concern about a potential economic downturn, a group of Sheridan-area citizens are not waiting around to find out what will happen next. The group’s goal is to take proactive steps to connect community members with job opportunities and possibilities for upgrading skills or learning new skills. The… Continue Reading

local business briefs—April 16, 2016

TSP has new leadership  SHERIDAN — Del Acker’s and Mark Averett’s work is on display in Sheridan public schools, its hospital system and dozens of civic buildings. For more than a decade, the two men have worked together to develop designs that help community organizations be better at what they do. Now, one architect is… Continue Reading

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

SHERIDAN — P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe is turning 100 years old and owners Mark and Janine Demple have some festivities in the works to celebrate. On April 9, the tobacco and newspaper shop turned restaurant will close down a portion of Loucks Street from 4-8 p.m. A two-piece band from Billings, Montana, will play… Continue Reading

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

SHERIDAN — On March 23, the Wyoming Main Street Program announced that the Downtown Sheridan Association’s request to fund new signage for the city of Sheridan was partially approved. The Wyoming Business Council approved $30,000 of the requested $60,000 to fund phase one of implementing a countywide wayfinding plan, which was created in 2014. The… Continue Reading

Powder Horn transitions to private club

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Club became a private club on Friday. The change to private achieves a long-time goal of the club, and is nearly 19 years in the making. Reasonably-priced Powder Horn Golf Club memberships are still available (starting as low as $75 per month for a social clubhouse membership), and residency… Continue Reading

FAB Women’s conference set for April 29

FAB Women’s conference set for April 29

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will return to Sheridan April 29 and will take place at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Last year’s event had more than 100 attendees for the afternoon of education, empowerment and networking. Brenda Abdilla will keynote this year’s event. Abdilla has traveled the… Continue Reading

Luminous Brewhouse moving into new space

Luminous Brewhouse moving into new space

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse owners and brewers will be making big moves in the first half of 2016 — even if the physical move is only three blocks north. The company’s leadership announced this week that the brewery will be moving to 504 Broadway St., expanding brewing operations and creating a tap room dedicated to… Continue Reading

Local dietitian works with legislators on Medicaid changes

Local dietitian works with legislators on Medicaid changes

SHERIDAN — It seems like a small thing — nutrition — but to health professionals, an appropriate diet can play a huge role in an individual’s health. That’s why Georgia Boley, a licensed dietitian, began working with Wyoming legislators to allow those in her profession to bill Medicaid directly. “Nutrition is a very personal issue,”… Continue Reading

Local Foods Expo to move to fall, expand

Local Foods Expo to move to fall, expand

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the Local Foods Expo hope to capitalize on the resurgence of interest in locally sourced food by rescheduling and expanding the event. According to a January 2015 study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, producer participation in local food systems is growing and the value of local food sales appears to… Continue Reading

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