Category Archives: Local Business News

SLIB OKs marketing plan grant

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved more than $8 million in Business Ready Community grant and loan requests at its meeting last week in Cheyenne, including a $100,000 grant to develop a unified regional marketing strategy for northeast Wyoming. The Business Ready Community Planning Grant will go to Buffalo, Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Senior Center plans for new generation of service

Senior Center plans for new generation of service

SHERIDAN — In America 10,000 people each day are turning 65 years old. By 2030, one-third of Wyoming’s residents will be 60 years old or older. Wyoming is the fourth greyest state per capita and was recently ranked by CNNMoney as the top state to retire. The statistics are alarming to Carmen Rideout, Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Thrivent Financial named a World’s Most Ethical Company

MINNEAPOLIS — Thrivent Financial has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host two workshops on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on Saturday. “Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host miniature gardening workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a hands-on workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Kids and adults will have the opportunity to get creative and get their hands dirty during the workshop on miniature gardening. Attendees will design and plant their own miniature gardens. Bring in your own pot or purchase one from… Continue Reading

Paint Post offers a unique art experience

Paint Post offers a unique art experience

SHERIDAN — Laura McColley doesn’t refer to herself as an expert artist. She’s a former dental hygienist from Omaha, a newlywed and a painting enthusiast with a passion for arts and crafts. Painting has always been a release for her. She loves to sit down and just create something with her own hand, and she… Continue Reading

Local businessman named top advisor in state

SHERIDAN — Edward Jones financial advisor Doug Dewald of Sheridan has been named the top financial advisor in Wyoming by Barron’s magazine in its recently released article, “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” This is his second appearance on the list, which appeared in the Feb. 22 issue of the magazine. “This ranking… Continue Reading

Landon’s Greenhouse to hold two free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will hold two free workshops on Saturday focusing on hanging container gardens and the latest trends in annuals and vegetables. “Treasure in a Container” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse. In this class participants will learn design techniques for hanging container gardens. Janelle Gray will share the tips… Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting at 307 Auto Glass

Ribbon cutting at 307 Auto Glass

Vickie and Jake Andrews, owners of 307 Auto Glass, recently celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured, back row from left, are Chamber ambassadors Lisa Marosok, Mary Kay Liggett and Meredith Sopko. In front, from left, are ambassadors Stella Montano, Jennifer Dafoe and Elizabeth Craft, Jake and Vicki Andrews and… Continue Reading

Sheridan Meat Market forced to move, make room for rue21

Sheridan Meat Market forced to move, make room for rue21

SHERIDAN — In the final weeks of February, Jeff Morgareidge, the 3.5-year owner of the Sheridan Meat Market, was spending many long nights at his butcher shop trying to fill orders. When patrons heard the Sheridan Meat Market was closing, they began buying in bulk — putting Morgareidge and his sole employee, Nick Oropeza, to… Continue Reading

Safeway transition to Ridley’s Family Market to occur next week

Safeway transition to Ridley’s Family Market to occur next week

SHERIDAN — Officials say customers and employees of the Sheridan Safeway should hardly see the difference when the transition to Ridley’s Family Market takes place next week. Due to the merger between Safeway and Albertson’s in 2014, four Wyoming Safeway stores, including the Sheridan store located on Coffeen Avenue, will be transformed into Ridley’s Family… Continue Reading

Kennon names Wright CEO

SHERIDAN — Kennon Products, Inc. has named Joe Wright as chief executive officer. Wright, who previously served as executive vice president for Kennon, succeeds Ron Kensey, the company’s founder and previous CEO. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Montana State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He joined Kennon in February… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host workshop on indoor gardening

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. on the adventures of indoor gardening. Houseplants add so many benefits to homes but sometimes can be a tad overwhelming. The workshop will include discussion on the basics of growing houseplants including light, temperature, watering and pest issues. Landon’s… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mercantile to have ‘DeCluttering Sale’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mercantile and Refine Design Home Staging will have a “DeCluttering Sale” Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include furniture, lamps, home decor, tableware, fabric, commercial appliances and bedding. For additional information, contact Collette at 752-3764. The Big Horn Mercantile is located at 210 Johnson St. in… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host workshop

SHERIDAN — Tiffany Sessin will present “Something About Succulents” at a workshop hosted by Landon’s Greenhouse on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sessin will make a moss wreath or centerpiece using succulents to create a piece of living art. The class fee of $25 will include the wreath form, sphagnum moss, wire and a choice of… Continue Reading

Travel agency earns Golden Apple

SHERIDAN — On Feb. 10, Brittain World Travel was awarded the Golden Apple Award by Apple Vacations for the “Most Improved Agency Partner for the Rocky Mountain Region for 2014.” The awards ceremony was held in Denver on Tuesday evening. Pictured are Brittain World Travel owner Peg Martin, left, and Sarah Rau, sales manager of… Continue Reading

Residents concerned about increase in energy bills; MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

Residents concerned about increase in energy bills;  MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents have recently noticed an increase in their energy bills and some have taken to social media to voice their concerns. While the conversation on social media exploded, MDU Resource Group spokesperson Mark Hanson said the company has received only a few complaints. Those who are voicing their concern over the higher… Continue Reading

Luminous Brewhouse to host New Year’s bash

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse will host a New Year’s Eve bash Wednesday for both families and adults. From 6-8 p.m. a family-friendly celebration will be held alongside an adult party that will run from 6 p.m. to midnight. The evening will include live music and a DJ throughout the evening, games and giveaways. In addition,… Continue Reading

Annual library auction set for Nov. 8

Friends of the Library event raises funds for organization needs SHERIDAN — It’s that time of year again — time for the Friends of the Library auction at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. This year, though, there are a few changes. “(Costs) are going up for everyone,” Friends of the Library Vice-President Nancy Elliott… Continue Reading

Former teacher develops online marketplace

Former teacher develops online marketplace

SHERIDAN — While Bought Beautifully may be the culmination of a dream for Emily Betzler, it was by no means an easy road to get there. “I have learned new things, like how to build webpages, about social media, about coding, while I am still not a coder I have a better understanding of how Web… Continue Reading

Fitch affirms Thrivent’s AA rating and changes outlook to positive

SHERIDAN — Fitch Ratings last week affirmed Thrivent Financial’s AA (very strong) rating — the third-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories — and changed the organization’s outlook to positive.  Fitch cited Thrivent Financial’s extremely strong capitalization with no financial debt, high-quality investment portfolio, consistent and strong profitability and favorable market franchise within the Lutheran market as… Continue Reading

Hospital exceeds national standards in heart attack care

SHERIDAN — With almost two years of cardiac catheterization lab experience under its belt, Sheridan Memorial Hospital released data that shows the hospital exceeds national standards in heart attack care. Since the opening of the cath lab in January 2013, the hospital has participated in the American College of Cardiology’s Data Registry. The hospital participates… Continue Reading

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