Category Archives: Local Business News

Local Chamber leader to head state board

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce elected a new board of directors to lead the organization for 2017 at its annual fall conference and membership meeting held in Green River in October. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson will take over as president of the state board in January. The Press… Continue Reading

Proving a knowledge of all things beer

Proving a knowledge of all things beer

SHERIDAN — Many like to claim they know more about beer than anyone else, but few actually have the certification to prove it. Nick Munford, though, recently completed a certification indicating that he’s completed an official Beer Server Exam, the first step in becoming a cicerone. According to a cicerone certification program, the title designates… Continue Reading

NWCCD wins three district awards from National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

SHERIDAN — The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District Four has awarded the Northern Wyoming Community College District three medallion distinctions at its annual conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The NWCCD’s new website, which can be found at www.sheridan.edu and www.gillettecollege.org, was awarded a gold medallion, the organization’s highest honor. The district also received a silver medallion… Continue Reading

When donations become too much

When donations become too much

SHERIDAN — Many have done it. You clean your house and find yourself tossing things aside that you don’t need anymore, haven’t touched in months or simply don’t like anymore. But, you reason, somebody else might like it or find a use for it. That giving spirit adds to Sheridan’s charm and often makes the… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host open house

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Day Break facility on Nov. 7. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. with an open house scheduled for 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to both events to see the new facility. Members of… Continue Reading

Black Tooth earns medal for beer

Black Tooth earns medal for beer

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company recently earned a silver medal in the English-style mild ale category at the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver. At the 2016 event, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to winning breweries in 96 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles, establishing the best examples of… Continue Reading

Cofounder of Biometric Technologies to speak at e2e

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, e2e Wyoming will welcome Phil Homburger, founder and CEO of Synaptec Software, Inc. and cofounder of Biometric Technologies, Inc. Both companies are based in Denver, Colorado, but are focused on different industries and have followed different paths. The e2e Wyoming event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan… Continue Reading

Chamber’s ‘Ignite’ conference set for Tuesday

Chamber’s ‘Ignite’ conference set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is gearing up to host the second annual Ignite Your Business Conference. The full-day conference on Tuesday is designed to allow attendees to pick from 16 unique classes to fit their professional development needs. Each participant can choose four classes, each an… Continue Reading

Panel to discuss local foods movement

SHERIDAN — While consumption of local foods is quickly becoming a norm in Wyoming, there are still plenty of topics to be addressed in order to sustain its prosperity. On Saturday, Oct. 8, local food producers, consumers, merchants and other local food stakeholders will participate in a panel titled “Eating, Growing and Selling.” The panel members… Continue Reading

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

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