Chamber to Host Breakfast with Legislative Delegation

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee will host “Eggs & Issues: Breakfast with our Legislative Delegation” on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the Ramada Plaza Sheridan.

Members of Sheridan County’s local legislative delegation in attendance will discuss priorities and issues facing us this upcoming session, followed by a question and answer session. Members of the local delegation are Sen. Bo Biteman, Sen. Dave Kinskey, Rep. Barry Crago, Rep. Mark Jennings, Rep. Mark Kinner and Rep. Cyrus Western. At this time, Sen. Kinskey, Rep. Kinner and Rep. Western plan to be in attendance.

A full breakfast buffet will be served. Cost is $16 per person, with reservations required in advance. To register, click here.


People’s Choice Lighting and Decorating Contest Winners Announced

First place winners Carroll’s Furniture

Carroll’s Furniture is the first-place winner in the 2021 Sheridan Christmas Stroll Lighting & Decorating Contest, held by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Sheridan Media.

Babe’s Flowers and The Sport Stop tied for second place.

Second place winners were a tie between Babe’s Flowers (pictured above) and The Sport Stop (below).

“The Lighting and Decorating Contest for Stroll participating businesses is held every year,” said Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson. “In previous years, we’ve had anonymous judges rank the decorations to determine the winners. This year, based on feedback from businesses and the Stroll Planning Committee and to further our goal to encourage the community to visit our local businesses, we decided to make it a People’s Choice Contest.”

Sheridan Media hosted the contest on their website, and the community could log on and vote once per day. Voting opened on Stroll night and continued through Dec. 12.

Carroll’s Furniture received $100 in Chamber Bucks, a blue ribbon and a certificate. Babe’s Flowers and The Sport Stop each received $50 in Chamber Bucks, a red ribbon and a certificate.

“The participating businesses really went all out this year decorating their businesses with the Christmas Stroll theme, ‘Gingerbread Stroll,’” stated Johnson. “We appreciate all of their work and encourage the community to take the time to visit the businesses and enjoy their festive decorations.”


26th Annual Christmas Stroll Schedule

The 2021 Christmas Stroll will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Main Street and Grinnell Plaza will once again close from 4 to 8 p.m. and feature traditional festivities such as food and beverage giveaways and hay wagon rides. Fireworks will conclude the evening.

Click here for the complete Stroll Schedule of Events:

Stroll button holders will again be able to begin searching for their matching button number Stroll Day and through Christmas Eve. Get Caught Shopping will begin Stroll Day as well.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be taking pictures and visiting with children at the WYO Theater from 12 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Stroll Buttons (pictured below) are available for sale at the Chamber Office, 24 S. Main St., and at participating businesses while supplies last. Cost remains $5 each.

2021 Christmas Stroll Button

For more information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485 or via email at info@sheridanwyomingchamber.org


Chamber’s Legislative Forum Schedule Announced

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee will host its annual Legislative Forum in Sheridan starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the Council’s Chambers at Sheridan City Hall, 55 Grinnell Plaza.

The Legislative Forum provides an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to schedule time to bring topics before our local state legislators prior to the next session of the Wyoming State legislature.

The public is invited to attend any or all of the presentations. See schedule here:

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

For more information, call the Chamber at (307) 672-2485.


Vote now! 2021 Awards of Excellence Nominees Announced, Voting Open

The Chamber is pleased to announce the nominees, as selected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, for the 2021 Awards of Excellence.

Voting for the nominees is now open through Wednesday, Nov. 17. Chamber members and their employees are eligible to vote. The awards categories and nominees are as follows:
Community Champion Award
This award honors a Chamber member individual, business or organization that has made a significant impact in Sheridan County. Understanding that a community thrives when those in it invest and contribute to its success, the nominees demonstrate vision, ambition and drive to address needs in the community and strive for the betterment of the local area.

Nominees:
Kristen Czaban
John Dick
Legacy Pregnancy Center
Provision Fund
Sheridan County YMCA
Strength of Sheridan Award
This award honors a Chamber member business or organization that has a distinguished tenure of 20 or more years in the community. This business or organization demonstrates consistent service, continually invests in the community, meets challenges with innovative solutions and demonstrates sustained quality performance.  

Nominees:
Centennial Theatre
Cowboy State Bank
D.A. Davidson & Co.
Morton Buildings
Tom Balding Bits & Spurs
Business Person of the Year Award
This award honors a Chamber member business person who shows outstanding business acumen and strong leadership in business and community efforts. This person is a champion for economic development, strives to exceed customer expectations, delivers industry leading standards of service and quality and exhibits innovation in business development.

Nominees:
Brandy Campbell (Cherry Creek Mortgage)
J.T. & Elizabeth Craft (Ebia Hearing & Sound)
Lisa Stutzman (Active Balance Physical Therapy)
Niki Warnke (Roosters)
Joe Wright (Kennon)
Business of the Year Award
This award honors a Chamber member business that positively impacts the economic health of the Sheridan area through exceptional business practices, customer service and innovation. This business shows steady growth and consistent strong performance, excels in community relations, practices exemplary business conduct, responds positively to adversity and shows proven business achievement.

Nominees:
Chase Brothers, LLC
Gateway Mortgage
Greensky Commercial Cleaning
L&H Industrial
Midas Tire & Auto
Read more about the nominees here:
VOTE HERE!


Harper Jacobson winner of 2021 Stroll Button Design Contest

2021 Sheridan Christmas Stroll Button Design Contest winner Harper Jacobson (center) with Sheridan Mayor Rich Bridger (left) and Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson (right).

The winning design for the 26th Annual Sheridan Christmas Stroll Button Design Contest was unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, during a special presentation by Sheridan Mayor Rich Bridger and Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson at City Hall.

Harper Jacobson, a sixth-grade student at Sheridan Junior High and daughter of Arik and Jeriann Jacobson, created the winning design. Sheridan County students in Grades 1 through 6 were invited in the spring to submit designs to the Sheridan County Chamber’s Christmas Stroll Committee for the Stroll Button Design Contest. The committee selected the winning design based upon how well it reflects this year’s theme, “Gingerbread Stroll.”

Harper received a framed copy of her button design, the first button and $100 in Chamber Bucks.

2021 Christmas Stroll Button

Stroll buttons each have a unique number and are purchased by the public, who begin wearing them at the Christmas Stroll. While shopping locally during Christmas Stroll and through Christmas Eve, button wearers look in participating businesses for the number that matches their Stroll Button. Those with matching numbers win a prize from the business valued at $50 or more.

Stroll button purchasers are encouraged to continue wearing their Stroll buttons on Stroll Day and throughout the holiday shopping season for the Chamber’s “Get Caught Shopping” campaign. If caught shopping locally in participating businesses by Chamber elves while wearing their Stroll button, they can win Chamber Bucks in amounts from $25 to $250.

Stroll buttons will be available for purchase by the public the first week of November at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 24 S. Main St., and at participating businesses. Cost remains $5 each.

This year’s Christmas Stroll will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Stroll button holders can begin checking for matching button numbers that morning. Main Street and Grinnell Plaza will be closed from 4 to 8 p.m. for hay wagon rides, giveaways and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with children and available for photos at the WYO Theater.

For more information on the 26th Annual Christmas Stroll, visit www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org or the Sheridan Christmas Stroll page on Facebook.


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