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
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.
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.
and The Sport Stop tied for second place.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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:
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
The public is invited to attend any or all of the presentations. See schedule here:
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.
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
Harper received a framed copy of her
button design, the first button and $100 in Chamber Bucks.
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
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.