SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee will host the fifth Ignite Your Business Professional Development Conference Thursday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sheridan College.

The conference, geared toward business owners, employees and anyone who wants to spark their business knowledge, brings top-notch professional development presenters to Sheridan. Topics for the conference include marketing and communications, human resources, leadership development and business growth.

Four 75-minute sessions are held throughout the day with each session offering three seminars. Attendees choose the seminar of interest in each session. The conference also features a bonus lunch presentation, Reach Your Full Potential with Powerful Connections by Scott Lee of Scott Lee Leadership Consulting, and a bonus wrap-up session, Now What?! with Stacia Skretteberg of Peak Consulting. Attendees will leave with tangible concepts that can be implemented immediately as a business owner, manager or employee.

“We often send our staff across the country in pursuit of training of this quality,” said Aaron Sopko, general manager of Advanced Communications Technology (ACT). “To have the opportunity to participate in this level of training in our hometown is fantastic.”

Seminars include: 5 Dysfunctions of A Team; Communicating (You!) With Confidence; Blockchain and Cryptocurrency; Culture: What Is It and How Do I Create It?; Navigating A Changing Media Landscape; Think Like A Hacker: Understanding the Anatomy of A Hack; The Weight of Supervising; Expanding Your Presence; Understanding and Utilizing Financial Statements to Make Business and Tax Decisions; Photoshop 101; Lean Business Practices; and Dream Managing Fuels Employee Engagement.

Presenters include Ryan Charest, Insight Leadership Group; Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press; Chance Harris, Harker Mellinger CPAs, LLC; Scott Lee, Scott Lee Leadership Consulting; Laura Lehan, Peak Consulting; Matthew Melinkovich, Timberline Training; Tyler Neeriemer, First Federal Bank & Trust; Shawn Parker, Sheridan Travel & Tourism; Scot Rendall, Wyoming Technology Business Center; Jesus Rios, Ptolemy Data Systems; Stacia Skretteberg, PHR, Peak Consulting; Wendy Smith, Northern Wyoming Community College District; Kristin Wilkerson, Morgan Stanley; and Jason Wille, Range Companies.

“I have attended the Ignite Your Business conference for the last two years and have been very impressed by the quality of presenters,” said Chad Reed, P.E., of WWC Engineering. “The sessions are interactive and very practical. I have been able to incorporate many ideas into our day-to-day business operations.”

Cost for the conference is $150 for Chamber members and $125 for each additional representative and $175 for non-members with each additional representative $150.

Chamber member pricing applies to members of any Chamber of Commerce. Registration includes four seminars, the two bonus sessions and lunch.

For session descriptions, presenter information and to register, visit or call (307) 672-2485.