Local Business News

2 nonprofits seeking new leadership as directors step down

July 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Two nonprofits in Sheridan are looking for new leadership after their directors have announced intentions to accept jobs elsewhere. Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Stacie Coe announced her resignation earlier this month and will wrap up her time with the organization Thursday. DSA board President Traci Ruskowsky said the board has an exceptional Read More

Restaurant industry proves challenging

June 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is a community that presents a tough market for restaurants. Over the past few years, multiple restaurants have opened and subsequently gone out of business for various reasons. The National Restaurant association estimates that nationwide, roughly 60 percent of restaurants fail within the first three years of operation, and that number jumps Read More

New business to offer Segway tours

May 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — An upstart business in Sheridan plans to utilize the city’s walking paths to conduct tours on small electric personal transporters. Out West Segway Tours has occupied the building on Main Street that used to house the Davis Gallery. A Segway Personal Transporter is a platform on two wheels upon which a person balances while Read More

Petco store to set up shop in Sheridan

May 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — A large pet supply retail chain appears to be planning to set up shop in Sheridan. Public Relations Consultant for Petco Julie Willis said the grand opening will take place this fall. Earlier this month, Petco began advertising job openings for sales associates, cashiers and aquatics specialists via the Wyoming Department of Workforce Read More

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

SHERIDAN — City officials are re-thinking the way the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will be distributed in the future and the possible change in the way the funds are requested and distributed has caused some concerns among groups that depend on the contributions for operational expenses. Most recently, one-cent taxes were distributed to nonprofit organizations Read More

State unemployment stats not telling the whole story

May 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Each month, economists with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services generate unemployment statistics for each county in the state. While Wyoming’s unemployment is substantially lower than the national average today, a more critical look at the driving forces of the state’s economy suggests Sheridan County’s economic outlook might be artificially inflated. While the Read More

Shingles causing real estate, financing headaches

May 6, 2014

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Anyone who has bought or sold a house knows the condition of the roof on the structure is something that can make or break a would-be property sale. In Sheridan, real estate transactions are being increasingly complicated if a home has “T-lock” shingles. This style of shingles, Read More

Chamber to host ‘Getting it Done’ training in April

March 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will offer their next workshop on April 3. The training titled “Getting it Done” will be held at the Montana-Dakota Utilities building from 8-11 a.m. The class will be an interactive time management workshop facilitated by PB Communications and Strategic Services. The cost to attend is $55 Read More

An introvert with an extrovert’s job

SHERIDAN — Next week, Cel Hope will celebrate nine years as the executive director at the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Her ninth anniversary, April 1, will also be her last day on the job, and she will officially pass the reigns to Debie Crawford. This is technically Hope’s second crack at retirement. Before she Read More

Historic District Business Committee hosting meeting Thurs.

January 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee will host a meeting Thursday to discuss any issues and events pertaining to downtown Sheridan. The meeting will commence at 8 a.m. at Sheridan Main Street College. The meeting is open to all members of the community. For more information on the HDBC see downtownsheridan.org. The Main Street Read More

‘Thankful Thursday’ to benefit the Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will celebrate the service the Sheridan Senior Center has given for 40 years with a fundraising event on Thursday. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. “Thankful Thursday” will include live entertainment by the Canary Joe Combo as well as both live and silent auctions. Admission is free but a $25 Read More

Group working to legalize cannabis in Wyoming by 2016

SHERIDAN — A Wyoming-based chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is working to legalize cannabis in the state by 2016. The question of reforming the state’s marijuana laws is under whole-hearted scrutiny partly because the road has been paved by neighboring states. While both Colorado and Montana have legalized medical Read More

Procrastination was king this holiday season

December 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — A hindsight view of this year’s holiday shopping season yielded a last-minute rush amid shaky consumer confidence. In some ways, Sheridan’s shoppers are a reflection of a nationwide trend, though the community is still showing its conservative roots. The holiday shopping season was the shortest in 11 years. For businesses that generally rely Read More

Caring for 4-legged family members

December 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — When it comes to working the week of Christmas, there are the usual suspects: medical professionals, emergency responders and a skeleton crew of some essential retailers. One unsung industry that booms during a holiday week is that of animal caretakers. While pets are often unquestionably members of Sheridan families, the realities of the Read More

America’s Best Value Inn indoctrinated into ‘500 Club’ last week

December 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The America’s Best Value Inn in Sheridan was indoctrinated into the Vantage Hospitality Group’s “500 Club” last week at the International Educational Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The award is the result of the inn’s perfect score on their annual quality assurance inspection. Sheridan’s Inn, located on East Fifth Street, received Read More

Rough handling of child leads to resignation

SHERIDAN — The Children’s Center on Highland Avenue in Sheridan is under scrutiny regarding its child care and administrative operations. The center’s executive director and board of trustees have been unresponsive to inquiries associated with recent incidents concerning both issues. A caretaker at the center resigned last month after an episode where she roughly handled Read More

Holiday shipping; prime time for parcel carriers

December 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The weeks before Christmas are prime time for parcel carriers in Sheridan, who focus on the logistical side of holiday celebrations. While many business operations tend to move forward at a slower-than-normal pace, the workers of the shipping industry kick into high gear. While technological advances are drastically reducing nationwide demand for old-fashioned Read More

Local group establishing bus routes as Sheridan’s transportation needs grow

November 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A group of community organizers is working to establish a public bus route in Sheridan. With the help of an outside consulting firm, the Public Transit Initiative of Sheridan County is starting to carve out a plan to implement a subsidized transportation system to serve Sheridan’s general population. Several independent agencies within the Read More

DSA holds award ceremony

November 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association held their annual awards ceremony Nov. 12. The ceremony at The Powder Horn honored volunteers, past board members, new businesses opening downtown and businesses renovating or improving their buildings. Evan Jones was selected as the DSA Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding service in the areas of Third Read More

Ptolemy’s success to be noted at Mead’s Business Forum in Cheyenne today

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead’s Wyoming Business Forum in Cheyenne, which is going on today and tomorrow, will feature two different generations of Sheridan business success stories. Ptolemy Data Systems, established in 2009, will be highlighted as a present-day success story, and Homer Scott Sr. will be posthumously inducted into the inaugural class of the Read More

Spring Creek Works One Million Safe Hours

November 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — The miners at the Spring Creek Coal Mine recently reached a major safety milestone as of the end of last month. Workers there have completed more than one million hours of labor without a Mine Safety and Health Administration reportable injury. Cloud Peak Energy officials have touted the achievement as a significant victory Read More

Efforts to open ski area ongoing

November 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — Start stretching, Sheridan. Seeing how low you can go in the limbo competition at the upcoming “Butte-ify the Big Horns” event will kick fundraising efforts into high gear for the Antelope Butte Foundation, a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to re-opening the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area located 60 miles west of Sheridan Read More

Expert criticizes fracking at PRBRC meeting

November 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council recruited a nationally recognized fracking expert to address its audience of 120 attendees at the organization’s 41st annual meeting Saturday night at the Holiday Inn here. Anthony Ingraffea, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y., said the future looks bleak for the Read More

Not easy being green

October 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Most Sheridan motorists keep a watchful eye on fuel prices. Living in Wyoming means vehicle transportation is a must for most people going about their day-to-day lives, and therefore, consumers have to balance affordability with practicality. A new breed of alternative energy vehicles could represent both an asset and limitation, depending on the Read More

Christmas Stroll registration deadline Monday

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register as a participating business in the 2013 Christmas Stroll is Monday. The annual Christmas Stroll will take place Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m. Businesses throughout Sheridan County are able to participate and do not need to be located downtown. Registering adds your business to the participating businesses list, gives Read More

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