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Sep
26
Tue
Homebuilders Association @ The Sheridan Holiday Inn
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Home Builders Association will welcome Alicia George to its next general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Holiday Inn.

George, a field representative for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., will give members a presentation on NAHB’s priorities and what this large national trade association is doing in Washington, D.C., to keep housing affordable, reduce regulatory burdens and help keep the home building industry healthy.

According to BHHBA, an ongoing trade dispute with Canada is making lumber prices much more volatile and potentially driving up the costs of new homes, while uncertainty about the extent of federal jurisdiction over the nation’s rivers and lakes is slowing down the permitting process.

“NAHB volunteers and staff are working tirelessly on Capitol Hill and also speaking to federal regulators about the harmful effects of bureaucracy and red tape,” George said. “Home building is an important driver of the nation’s economy, and helps bring better jobs and stability to communities here in Sheridan County. NAHB works to keep housing strong.”

George received her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She resides in Denver.

The Big Horn Home Builders Association also welcomes potential members to the Tuesday meeting to learn more about the networking, promotional and educational opportunities available through membership.

All Sheridan County companies and businesses active in home building, remodeling or related fields are encouraged to apply — and many association members are happy to sponsor a qualified prospect.

“We welcome Alicia to this meeting and we hope that Sheridan County’s builders and their suppliers and trade partners will come to hear what she has to say — and also learn more about the advantages of belonging to our great association,” said Gini Horner, director of operations for the Big Horn Home Builders Association.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1801 Sugarland Drive.

 

Oct
11
Wed
Chamber monthly luncheon @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has planned its monthly luncheon for Oct. 11 at 11:30 a.m.

The lunch, set to take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, will feature the graduation of the Leadership Sheridan County class of 2017. 

The cost for lunch is $17 per person and the luncheon is open to the public.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Oct
16
Mon
Energy markets presentation @ Sheridan College
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Monday, Dr. Robert F. Ichord Jr., a non-resident fellow of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, will give a presentation on changing global energy markets.

The presentation will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

Ichord has been at the forefront of U.S. international energy policy for more than 40 years, serving with the Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State. He served as deputy assistant secretary in the State Department Bureau of Energy Resources from 2011 through early 2016, leading high-profile efforts related to energy security and energy transformation.

In his presentation, he will share his views on changing global energy markets and their implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy. He will address the radical shift in the U.S. position with respect to oil and gas development and exports and its impact on energy geopolitics, domestic energy markets and Wyoming’s energy resources. He has recently completed a study on China and will discuss China’s expanding role in international energy issues. Energy diversification, the increasing penetration of renewable energy and the growing energy markets in the developing world will be considered in the context of global efforts to address environment and climate issues as well as sustainable development and energy access for the poor.

Ichord’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Jean Garrison, director of the University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies. The panel will focus on the current energy situation in the U.S. and Wyoming.

Panelists will include Kipp Coddington, director of the Carbon Management Institute at the University of Wyoming; Todd O’Hair, senior manager of government affairs for Cloud Peak Energy; and Jessica Western, director of the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources, Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available before the program.

For more information contact Jean Garrison at 307-766-6119 or garrison@uwyo.edu.

This program is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming and Sheridan College.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Oct
18
Wed
Business After Hours @ First Interstate Bank-Sugarland
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank-Sugarland will host this month’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.

The networking and social event will take place Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Contact the Chamber for additional information, 674-2485.

First Interstate Bank-Sugarland is located at 1613 Sugarland Drive.

Oct
19
Thu
Arthritis support group @ The Rock Church
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The local arthritis support group will have its next meeting Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Rock Church.

The guest speaker this month will be Desiree Pearce, who is the health and wellbeing administrator at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Pearce will discuss the importance of joint mobility and movement for people with any type of Rheumatic Arthritis.

Family, friends and those wanting to learn more about arthritis are always welcome and encouraged to attend the support group’s meeting.

For additional information, contact Tanya Evans, coordinator of the Sheridan Arthritis Support Network at  307-751-3905 or tanya@arthitisintrospective.org or craigevans@bresnan.net.

The Rock Church is located at 1100 Big Horn Ave.

 

Dec
5
Tue
Dementia Friendly Wyoming @ The Hub on Smith
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

SHERIDAN — Dementia Friendly Wyoming has invited businesses and other organizations to breakfast education sessions at The Hub on Smith Street on Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from 8:30-9:30 am. 

One in two households will be affected by dementia in the next 10 years. Any organization that is dementia friendly becomes a stakeholder in the well-being of the entire community. To become dementia friendly and receive a window cling stating “We are Dementia Friendly” each organization must:

• ensure that 50 percent of staff completes the 60-minute training.

• evaluate the business space to find simple ways to create a safe and welcoming environment.

• appoint a team leader.

• agree to additional training for new staff and those unable to attend.

Those who complete the training will understand dementia and its many causes, recognize when someone has cognitive challenges, learn at least one approach to effectively communicate and be able to locate resources for individuals living with dementia and their care partners.

The goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Initiative project is to expand and significantly strengthen Sheridan County’s dementia capability to support individuals with dementia and their care partners. Call 307-461-7134 to make your reservation for the upcoming training. The Hub on Smith is located at 211 Smith St.

 

Dec
12
Tue
Dementia Friendly Wyoming @ The Hub on Smith
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

SHERIDAN — Dementia Friendly Wyoming has invited businesses and other organizations to breakfast education sessions at The Hub on Smith Street on Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from 8:30-9:30 am. 

One in two households will be affected by dementia in the next 10 years. Any organization that is dementia friendly becomes a stakeholder in the well-being of the entire community. To become dementia friendly and receive a window cling stating “We are Dementia Friendly” each organization must:

• ensure that 50 percent of staff completes the 60-minute training.

• evaluate the business space to find simple ways to create a safe and welcoming environment.

• appoint a team leader.

• agree to additional training for new staff and those unable to attend.

Those who complete the training will understand dementia and its many causes, recognize when someone has cognitive challenges, learn at least one approach to effectively communicate and be able to locate resources for individuals living with dementia and their care partners.

The goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Initiative project is to expand and significantly strengthen Sheridan County’s dementia capability to support individuals with dementia and their care partners. Call 307-461-7134 to make your reservation for the upcoming training. The Hub on Smith is located at 211 Smith St.

 

Dec
19
Tue
Dementia Friendly Wyoming @ The Hub on Smith
Dec 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

SHERIDAN — Dementia Friendly Wyoming has invited businesses and other organizations to breakfast education sessions at The Hub on Smith Street on Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from 8:30-9:30 am. 

One in two households will be affected by dementia in the next 10 years. Any organization that is dementia friendly becomes a stakeholder in the well-being of the entire community. To become dementia friendly and receive a window cling stating “We are Dementia Friendly” each organization must:

• ensure that 50 percent of staff completes the 60-minute training.

• evaluate the business space to find simple ways to create a safe and welcoming environment.

• appoint a team leader.

• agree to additional training for new staff and those unable to attend.

Those who complete the training will understand dementia and its many causes, recognize when someone has cognitive challenges, learn at least one approach to effectively communicate and be able to locate resources for individuals living with dementia and their care partners.

The goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Initiative project is to expand and significantly strengthen Sheridan County’s dementia capability to support individuals with dementia and their care partners. Call 307-461-7134 to make your reservation for the upcoming training. The Hub on Smith is located at 211 Smith St.

 

Jan
2
Tue
Akcita Win @ First Christian Church
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The January meeting of Akcita Win will be Tuesday at the First Christian Church at 6 p.m.

The meeting will include a catered meal by Sagewood North; the cost will be $12 per person.

The special feature will be a photography presentation of “Birds in Nature” by Rod Adams. RSVPs are needed and should be called in no later than Thursday.

Akcita Win is a women’s sorority that meets the first Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome, but reservations are required.

Contact Connie Goodwin for reservations by calling/texting (307) 751-2550.

First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St.

 

Jan
16
Tue
Third Tuesday training sessions @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office
Jan 16 all-day

SHERIDAN — Peak Consulting will offer a series of training sessions on the third Tuesday of each month through June.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics to help local businesses.

Each workshop will take place at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office, located at 171 N. Main St. The cost is $79 per session.

Registration is required and can be completed by emailing laura@peakconsult.net or calling (307) 655-5405.

The following is the list of sessions to be offered:

• Jan. 16 — Proven methods for effective interviewing

• Feb. 20 — Culture: What is it and how do I create it?

• March 20 — Navigating human resource pitfalls as a supervisor

• April 17 — Crucial conversations and managing performance

• May 15 — Creating a future of service excellence

• June 19 — Five dysfunctions of a team