Time for Businesses to Register for Christmas Stroll

(SHERIDAN, WY) OCT. 15, 2020 – It’s now time for businesses to register to participate in the annual Sheridan Christmas Stroll.

The Christmas Stroll Planning Committee has worked diligently to be able to hold the Christmas Stroll again this year as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this great community celebration.

The 2020 Christmas Stroll will be held ALL DAY, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 27. Extending Stroll to an all-day event will give shoppers the ability to visit businesses at their leisure and help to spread them out throughout the day and enjoy a safer shopping experience. Stroll button holders also will be able to begin searching for their matching button number that day and through Christmas Eve.

A special 25th Anniversary commemorative Stroll button has been designed by local artist Helen “Lytle” Campbell. Campbell’s original artwork also will be auctioned by SAGE Community Arts. Stroll buttons will go on sale in November and will remain $5 each with only 2,500 available.

Main Street and Grinnell Plaza will remain open all day to accommodate parking. Participating businesses will also be included in a special 25th Anniversary version of Get Caught Shopping through the 25 Days of Christmas Stroll.

For additional details and to register to participate, click here or contact the Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485 or via email at info@sheridanwyomingchamber.org.


Chamber to Host Manufacturing Day Virtual Showcase

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business Retention & Expansion Committee will celebrate national Manufacturing Day Friday, Oct. 2, with a virtual showcase of manufacturers in Sheridan and Johnson Counties.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event that showcases modern manufacturing technology and the diverse, high-paying opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.

Twelve local businesses and the Sheridan College Technical Center are featured in the showcase to show how manufacturing works locally and about the career opportunities available. The Chamber will go live on its Facebook page at 8:30 a.m. Friday to kick off the celebration. The videos in the virtual showcase will also go live at that time on the Chamber’s YouTube Channel and will remain available through the month of October.

Local manufacturers featured are AlphaGraphics, Black Tooth Brewing Company, Craftco, EMIT, Kennon, L&H Industrial, Luminous Brewhouse, Mountain Meadow Wool, Sheridan Iron Works, The Sheridan Press, Vacutech and Weatherby.

The Sheridan County Chamber’s Manufacturing Day Virtual Showcase is sponsored in part by EMIT, Manufacturing Works and The Sheridan Press. For more information, call the Chamber at (307) 672-2485.


Watch the Sept. 29 Candidate Forum

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee held the Sheridan Candidate Forum for the Nov. 3, 2020, general election featuring candidates for the following contested races: Sheridan County Conservation District, City of Sheridan Mayor, Sheridan County School District #1, City of Sheridan Councilmember at Large, Northern Wyoming Community College District and Sheridan County School District #2.

Watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrFmxDGY0p0


Public Health Orders Extended Without Changes

An extension to Wyoming’s current public health orders released today by the Wyoming Department of Health contain no changes.

The orders, which remain in effect through Sept. 15, continue to allow outdoor gatherings of no more than 50% of venue capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people as long as social distancing and increased sanitization measures are in place. Indoor gatherings in a confined space remain limited to 50 persons without restrictions and 250 persons if social distancing and sanitization measures are incorporated.

The public health restrictions that apply to restaurants, bars, gyms, performance spaces and personal care services also remain unchanged, as does a requirement that students in schools wear face coverings in situations where 6 feet of separation cannot be maintained. Specific exemptions are listed in the orders.

Over the past 14 days, Wyoming has averaged 35 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day, compared to an average of 27 cases per day for the period of July 30-August 12. More than 104,000 tests have been completed by the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory and private reference laboratories as of August 27.

The Wyoming Department of Health and Governor Gordon continue to strongly recommend the use of face coverings in public settings where it is not possible or reasonable to stay physically apart. On Wyoming’s COVID-19 dashboard the categories of number of new cases and new hospitalizations continue to be rated, “Concerning.”

As of Aug. 27, Wyoming has recorded 3,166 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, 556 probable cases and 37 deaths.

The updated orders can be found online at https://covid19.wyo.gov/governors-orders.


Chamber to Host 6th Annual Ignite Conference

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention & Expansion Committee will host the 6th Annual Ignite Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Sheridan.

The Ignite Conference provides the opportunity for professionals at every level to gain innovative ideas, learn about best practices and acquire vital information to spark their professional development and business growth.

New this year is a partnership with Impact 307 to offer a start-up track for entrepreneurs.

“We are very excited to offer another information-packed conference featuring a number of experts,” said Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson. “The addition of the start-up track for entrepreneurs brings yet another element for business growth and development, and we’re able to offer all of this right here in Sheridan.”

The 2020 Ignite Conference allows participants to choose the seminars that best fit their professional development needs. Seminars are offered in marketing, human resources, business growth, customer service and more. In addition, Don Julian, who served as activities director and head football coach for Sheridan County School District #2, will present a bonus lunch session, “Creating Transformational Culture,” and a bonus wrap-up session, “Leading for Transition.”

The cost for the conference for Chamber members is $150 for the first company representative, and $125 for second company representative. If a Chamber member business is registering three or more employees from the company, they are $125 each. For non-Chamber members the cost is $175 for first company representative, and $150 for second company representative. For non-Chamber members businesses the cost is $150 each for three or more company representatives.

To view all the seminars and presenters, click here.

Registration includes four seminars, lunch and the two bonus sessions. To register online, click here. 

QUESTIONS? Contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485 or info@sheridanwyomingchamber.org.


Chamber Wraps Up Pledge Local Challenge with 501 Champions, over $39,000 in Chamber Bucks Spent at Local Businesses

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce completed its seven-week Pledge Local Challenge on July 31 and held the grand prize drawing for $500 in Chamber Bucks today. Congratulations to grand prize drawing winner, Mandi Hicks!

In total, the Challenge drew 501 people to become Pledge Local Champions with $39,360 in Chamber Bucks spent at local businesses. Chamber Bucks, a gift certificate program provided by the Chamber, can be redeemed at most Sheridan County businesses and are a great way to encourage shopping locally. Chamber Bucks can be purchased year-round at the Chamber Office.

The Chamber kicked off the Pledge Local Challenge on June 15. During the Challenge, the community was invited to “Take the Pledge” to become a Pledge Local Champion. The Challenge had two parts:

1.            Purchase and spend at least $50 in Chamber Bucks between June 15 and July 31.

2.            Challenge at least two friends, family members or co-workers to also become Pledge Local Champions.

Each week, every new person who took the pledge during that week was entered into a drawing for $100 in Chamber Bucks. All Pledge Local Champions were entered into the grand prize drawing.

The purpose of the Challenge was to help stimulate the local economy by injecting money directly into the community, spread the word about the importance of supporting local businesses and create excitement and positivity for the Sheridan County community.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 672-2485.


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