Category Archives: Local Business News

Groshart has his eye on retirement

Groshart has his eye on retirement

SHERIDAN — For the first time in decades, there will not be a Groshart checking eyes and prescribing glasses for Sheridan’s residents. After working as an optometrist for 30 years, Matt Groshart has decided to sell the business his father started 68 years ago. Sheridan Optical and Groshart Eye Clinic, located in downtown Sheridan, will… Continue Reading

Ligocki to take over Mossholders Design Center

Ligocki to take  over Mossholders  Design Center

SHERIDAN — Years ago, if you told Aaron Ligocki that someday he would be sitting in the owner’s office at Mossholders Design Center, he would have called you crazy. But Ligocki started as the warehouse manager at the business eight years ago, and has worked his way to the top. “If you are forthright, honest… Continue Reading

SR Cattle Company awarded environmental stewardship award

SHERIDAN — The SR Cattle Company has been named the 2016 recipient of the Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, given as part of the Wyoming Stock Growers Environmental Stewardship Award Program. According to a press release from the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, owned and managed by the Kane family, SR Cattle Company is located northeast of… Continue Reading

Local lawmakers split on minimum wage hike

Local lawmakers split on minimum wage hike

SHERIDAN — Once again, the nationwide discussion on a higher minimum wage has made its way to the Wyoming Legislature and local lawmakers are split in their support of the proposed changes. House Bill 0004 would increase Wyoming’s minimum wage by more than four dollars from $5.15 to $9.50. The bill also proposes an increase… Continue Reading

Retail shops see average sales for holiday season

Retail shops see average sales for holiday season

SHERIDAN — While it is only a few days after the rush of the holiday season, many involved with the local retail industry said that the Christmas season was successful, but store owners still didn’t see the numbers they would have liked. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson said the general consensus… Continue Reading

Voting for chamber awards ends today

Voting for chamber awards ends today

SHERIDAN — In order to celebrate some of the people who make a difference in the community, a handful of local leaders and businesses were recently nominated for the annual Chamber Awards. While these awards have been handed out annually, this year’s awards will be a little different from the past. Dixie Johnson, executive director… Continue Reading

Local tattoo artists show concern for lack of state regulations

Local tattoo artists show concern for lack of state regulations

SHERIDAN — Before Paige Pozos puts a needle to clients’ skin at her cosmetic tattooing shop, she follows meticulous steps. The owner of Forever Flawless Permanent Cosmetics wraps her power supplies, clip cords and tattoo machines to avoid contamination. Pozos uses 100 percent disposable tubes and needles, all of which she sets up in front… Continue Reading

Main Street boutique gets new owners, name

Main Street boutique gets new owners, name

SHERIDAN — When Dawn Brehmer took a job as a seamstress 16 years ago, owning a business was the furthest thing from her mind. For several years, she split her time between making alterations on wedding dresses and accounting jobs. But when the owners of the One Step Closer Boutique decided to sell the store… Continue Reading

‘Get caught’ shopping the next 3 Saturdays

SHERIDAN — If you have a 2015 Christmas Stroll button you could win some money if you get caught shopping. The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will have Christmas Stroll elves around town in participating businesses looking for shoppers. If you wear your stroll button and get caught shopping on any of the next three… Continue Reading

Powder Horn partners with management company

Powder Horn partners with management company

SHERIDAN — One of the state’s most prominent and luxurious golf courses will soon be operated under an international golf management company. Troon, a golf management company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, will take over management of the Powder Horn’s Clubhouse operations starting in 2016. The announcement was made late last week. The Homer Scott… Continue Reading

Barn in Big Horn grand opening set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Barn in Big Horn will celebrate its grand opening with an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free cake and appetizers will be offered and attendees will have an opportunity to see the new facility. For additional information, contact Collette Eliason at 752-3764. The Barn in Big Horn is… Continue Reading

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

Black Tooth owner to speak at e2e presentation

SHERIDAN — There is something brewing on the corner of Alger and Broadway streets. Over the last few years, Black Tooth Brewing Company has become one of the leaders in the craft brewing industry around the state of Wyoming. The company has expanded its products, distribution and the brewery itself. But the key to its… Continue Reading

Stifel Financial representatives to talk investing

SHERIDAN — Representatives from Stifel Financial will give a presentation on a “Blueprint for Global Investing” Nov. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Inn. Robert Hagstrom, senior portfolio manager and author of “The Warren Buffett Way,” and Michael Scherer, Stifel portfolio manager will lead the discussion. The event will begin with cocktails and hors… Continue Reading

Hootin’ Owl owners bring location back to life

Hootin’ Owl owners bring location back to life

RANCHESTER — On U.S. Highway 14 in Ranchester a building that sat empty for 15 years has new tenants, and people are starting to notice. Jenny Miller, who owns the Hootin’ Owl Café with her husband, Bill, said they’re having more of a turnout than they originally expected. “I told my husband, ‘Hey I’ll just… Continue Reading

PRBRC organizing annual meeting set for Oct. 31 in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Living in an energy-rich state like Wyoming means always having to be concerned about a boom and bust economy. But in a volatile economy, the best thing people can arm themselves with is information and knowledge — at least according to representatives from the Powder River Basin Resource Council. On Oct. 31, the… Continue Reading

CAST to request more than $300,000 from city, county

SHERIDAN — Air service will return to the Sheridan County Airport Nov. 19, but it will likely come at a cost to taxpayers. Members of the Critical Air Service Team told the Sheridan City Council at a work session Monday that CAST would seek $300,300 from the city of Sheridan and Sheridan County. The 50-50… Continue Reading

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

SHERIDAN — With her new position as executive director and clinic director of Sheridan Health Center, Wendy Ongaro is looking to expand whom the health center takes care of. This includes adding another 200 to 300 patients to the practice. “We have tried a lot of traditional methods of advertising for patients, and we just… Continue Reading

Mountain View gets accreditation, new location

Mountain View gets accreditation, new location

SHERIDAN — While gearing up to move to a new facility on Sheridan Avenue, Mountain View Veterinary Hospital was reaccredited earlier this month through the American Animal Hospital Association. Hanna Mudder, the Mountain View Veterinary Hospital practice manager, said the new space will give animals more space to heal. “We kind of outgrew this place… Continue Reading

Phillips retirement allows Oman to take reins at State Farm

SHERIDAN — For Jon Oman working in the insurance industry isn’t just a job. “It’s a career,” he said. As a third-generation insurance agent, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather with State Farm, Oman said working with people to make sure their things are protected is important to him. “We’re pretty committed… Continue Reading

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