BusinessMarch 14, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy expert who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring has been chosen to steer Detroit out of its financial abyss. The distressed city, which was once one of the nation’s most prosperous manufacturing centers, is now the largest U.S. city to have its finances placed under state control. Gov. Read MoreMarch 13, 2013
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s statistical arm said it won’t issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices. The National Agricultural Statistics Service keeps tabs on a wide range of Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-awaited coming attraction has finally arrived for Netflix’s U.S. subscribers. They will now be able to automatically see what their Facebook friends have been watching on the Internet video service, as long as they are willing to open a peephole into their viewing habits, too. The sharing tool announced Wednesday Read MoreMarch 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders are deterred from launching a major electronic attack on vital infrastructure in the United States because they know such a strike could be traced to its source and would generate a robust response, the military’s top cyber warrior said during congressional testimony Tuesday. But Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of Read More
SHERIDAN — Purenergy Fitness is celebrating its one year anniversary this week with special offers for new and existing members. “We have come a long way in one year,” owner Nolan Moxey said in a press release. “We have increased our number of employees to nine, increased our class offerings to 21 classes per week Read More
Landon’s workshops scheduled for Saturday, Tuesday SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two free workshops on Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery. At 10 a.m. nursery staff will present “What’s New, What’s Hot.” Participants will be introduced to some of the new annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that Landon’s will have available Read More
SHERIDAN — The effort to build a new center for improving educational opportunities in Native American communities is set to move forward this week. After nearly a year of planning, the public unveiling of a feasibility study for a proposed institute and think tank at the north end of Sheridan will take place today. Read MoreMarch 11, 2013
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian official says that the country’s security forces will take over the job of securing the country’s oil and gas sites following a spectacular terrorist attack and mass hostage-taking on a gas installation in January. An inquiry into the Ain Amenas plant assault blasted private companies currently responsible for site Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country’s heart.As New York City’s ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses starts on Tuesday, one thing is clear: soda’s run as the Read MoreMarch 5, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in a year, buoyed by higher sales, more new orders and solid job growth. The gain suggests higher taxes have yet to slow consumer spending on services. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to Read More
SHERIDAN — After an absence of several years, the Sheridan College Technology Expo and Open House is set to return Wednesday at the SC campus tech center and the SC Construction Technology Shop at 244 N. Brooks St. The event aims to showcase both students and programs of the SC Technology Department.March 4, 2013
SHERIDAN — Just weeks after they won $13,500 in start-up capital and a great deal of exposure in a national entrepreneurship competition, Sheridan High School graduate Alex Lowe and two of his classmates at Massachusetts’ Babson College have incorporated a new company set to specialize in live-roasted craft coffee. “We’re well on our way to Read MoreMarch 1, 2013
SHERIDAN — The Chief Operating Officer of a Laramie-based product manufacturing company told a packed house at The Black Tooth Brewing Company Thursday that having a good idea isn’t enough when it comes to owning a business. Tony Nevshemal, COO of Raman Spectrometer specialists DeltaNu, said the ability to competently run the company is Read MoreFebruary 26, 2013
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Technology Business Center’s “e2e” educational networking program will offer a business presentation titled “Transforming Your Startup Into a Process Driven Company.” Tony Nevshemal will talk about his experiences, including guiding a small University of Wyoming invention spinoff company to its acquisition by a Nasdaq listed company.
SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting several free workshops Saturday. At 10 a.m. Phil Gilmore will present “Compost — the Soil Miracle.” Attendees can learn how to turn table scraps and lawn leavings into rich black compost to nourish gardens.
STORY — For a business to survive in an isolated area like Story, its owners need to be driven. That’s a lesson Andrea and Dick Phillips learned quickly after purchasing the longstanding Wagon Box Inn and relocating from Casper in 2004.February 19, 2013
SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak CrossFit took first place honors at a statewide CrossFit competition this past weekend. The Second Annual CrossFit Affiliate Competition was held in Casper and featured 17 teams from CrossFit gyms around Wyoming. This year’s first place finish is far cry from the gym’s showing at last year’s event.February 5, 2013
SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented donations to the hospital totaling $40,000 at the organization’s annual meeting Feb. 1. The Auxiliary has now provided the hospital with more than $413,000 over the years.January 29, 2013
SHERIDAN – Senior living community Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge is encouraging Sheridan residents to nominate an area senior who might be alone this Valentine’s Day to receive a free dinner at home with presents and friends. One local senior will be chosen among those nominated by the public to receive the prize.
SHERIDAN – Rehabilitation Enterprises of Northeastern Wyoming has announced that Chris Ahlstrom has been named as the new CEO and president of the nonprofit organization. Ahlstrom who has been serving as RENEW’s chief financial officer will continue on as CFO while now also serving as RENEW’s president and CEO. He had been the nonprofit’s acting president Read More
“It’s important to be realistic about what Sheridan is and what it offers,” Buckley said. “We want a very clear understanding from the community at large about what they would like to see STT provide for them.” It also remains to be seen if and how allocation of STT’s grant funds will change under Buckley’s Read More