Category Archives: Local Business News

First tenant moves into Ranchester Mercantile

First tenant moves into Ranchester Mercantile

RANCHESTER — One of Ranchester’s biggest investments is beginning to pay off. Angela Peterson opened up Kids Country Daycare in the beginning of September, making her the first tenant at the Ranchester Mercantile. To build the mercantile, the town of Ranchester received a Community Readiness Grant for $977,500 in January of 2014, of which the… Continue Reading

Flood Marketing expands locations, business

Flood Marketing expands locations, business

SHERIDAN — Technology can show a person the world; it has also helped open the world to a local business. Flood Marketing has expanded to several markets over recently and they’ve done so by taking a unique approach to growing the business. Flood Marketing began in 2010 as a social media-based marketing company but has… Continue Reading

Lodging tax revenues fall slightly from FY2015 to 2016

Lodging tax revenues fall slightly from FY2015 to 2016

SHERIDAN — Despite a slight drop in lodging tax revenues from fiscal year 2015 to FY2016, officials said the 2016 summer still gave a boost to the local tourism industry. Shawn Parker, the executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, said he believes the year’s lodging tax revenues will show another successful summer for the… Continue Reading

Rodeo board brings newly formed ERA Rodeo to Sheridan

Rodeo board brings newly formed ERA Rodeo to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — “There is absolutely nothing like it,” Billy Craft said about the Elite Rodeo Athletes League of Champions rodeo. The Sheridan WYO Rodeo board member compares the ERA rodeo to the Super Bowl of rodeos — it includes the top rodeo athletes, fast-paced action and wild rides. Saturday, Sheridan residents and rodeo fans are… Continue Reading

Business program grows at Sheridan College

Business program grows at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — The business school at Sheridan College and Gillette College has grown significantly over the past year, according to Director of the Business Education Doug Cherry. He said that the department’s enrollment grew approximetly 40 percent in the past 12 months. Cherry and John McGuire, who has the same title at Gillette College, were hired… Continue Reading

ACT strikes partnership with Hurricane Electric

ACT strikes partnership with Hurricane Electric

SHERIDAN — A new partnership forged by a local company could help expand network options for many Wyoming users. Advance Communications Technologies, a Sheridan-based communications company, recently struck a deal with Hurricane Electric to host its tier 1 equipment in one of ACT’s facilities in Cheyenne. Partnering with a tier 1 content provider, such as Hurricane… Continue Reading

WWDC to present cloud seeding results

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Water Development Commission will hold a public meeting detailing its draft results for a weather modification feasibility study for the Bighorn Mountains. The WWDC will hold two different meetings, the first of which will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Another meeting will be… Continue Reading

Learning agriculture through sales

SHERIDAN — One of the best ways for a student to learn is doing a project hands on, and for 4-H members, there are few better ways to learn the ins and outs of raising livestock than with raising their own animals. The Sheridan County Market Livestock sale will take place at 6 p.m. Monday.… Continue Reading

Residential building development remains steady

SHERIDAN — Residential building developments across Sheridan County and in the city of Sheridan have seen growth over the past several years, according to local officials. Sixty-seven permits were issued for residential, new dwelling units in 2015 throughout Sheridan County which has been the highest number seen in the past four years. This year is… Continue Reading

Sheridan WYO Rodeo tops attendance record

Sheridan WYO Rodeo tops attendance record

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the 86th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo said this year’s event was a tremendous success, selling 26,508 tickets — up from 22,647 in 2015. The WYO has seen attendance grow consistently over the last seven years since organizers added a fourth performance to the week on Wednesday nights in 2010. Due to… Continue Reading

Local sales tax collections down

SHERIDAN — According to a report July 7 from the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Economic Analysis Division sales tax collections in Sheridan County for fiscal year 2016 are down 3.5 percent from the previous fiscal year. Considering the economic downturn the rest of the state is facing, Sheridan is in much better shape than… Continue Reading

Food truck business on the move

Food truck business on the move

SHERIDAN — It’s hard to miss Kona Ice of Big Horn’s truck. With its vibrant colors, tiki torches, bumping music and flashing lights, seemingly every event the Kona Ice truck stops at, a long line of customers is almost certain to form outside of the vehicle. But in order to drum up business, the owners of… Continue Reading

Montgomery Building seeing more tenants

Montgomery Building seeing more tenants

SHERIDAN — The old Montgomery Ward building is quickly filling up. According to one of its owners, the building, located at 104 N. Main St. in downtown Sheridan, has already seen success early in its development. Greg Von Krosigk, one of the owners of the building, said that residents and businesses are under contract to… Continue Reading

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

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