All Articles In "Workshops & Seminars"

HR Changes Coming, along with Chamber-hosted bootcamp

New Fair Labor Standards Act rules are changing the federal guidelines for "exempt employees": employees that are paid a salary and are exempt from having to be paid for overtime work - effective December 1. Come to one of the Chamber's half-day work sessions on Thursday, November 17, to learn what you need to do to comply!
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Economic Development Comes Largely From Within

I'm going to throw out a phrase to you that is sure to get you excited. Wait for it. Here it is: "economic development." Wow, that phrase is better than caffeine at getting you pumped up, don't you think? OK, maybe not. But maybe I can encourage you to keep reading so that I can at least share some of my enthusiasm.
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Business Retention & Expansion: Focus of Your Chamber

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce relies heavily on the 200-plus volunteers who serve our organization, either as directors of our board or on one of our many committees. One of our most active committees is the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Committee, led by committee chairperson Ken Thorpe, with Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning. The BRE Committee is comprised of member business people who share the common goal of developing new tools and programs to help area businesses grow and prosper, in addition to planning and implementing workforce strategies that will ensure the future employability of our workers and address issues affecting business retention, productivity and economic competitiveness.
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Legislative Forum – January 26-27

This year's two-day Legislative Forum - next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 26-27 - will be providing over 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals the opportunity to share updates and issues with our county's representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature (which convenes for the 2016 session on February 8).
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Ignite Your Business!

A full-day professional development conference, presented by the Sheridan County Chamber, covering leadership, business growth, marketing, communication, time management, team building, and more - the kind of support you need to IGNITE YOUR BUSINESS!
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Chamber Training: Succession Planning

An opportunity to give more thought to the future of your own business, in terms of succession planning and how to get there. This is a free training session presented by First Federal Savings Bank and the Chamber's Business Retention & Expansion Committee.
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What Is the Biggest Challenge to Local Business?

Finding and retaining dependable employees was listed as the greatest challenge among area businesses, according to a recent Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce membership survey.
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Hear “The Kennon Story”

Another e2e program sharing the story of successful entrepreneurs - this time Sheridan's own Ron Kensey, founder and CEO of Kennon Products, Tuesday, December 9.
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Wyoming Big Data Conference

The focus of the 4th annual technology conference held here in Sheridan next week is CYBERSECURITY. This conference draws the highest caliber of speakers and the most concerned attendees from all over the country. But the topic also directly affects even the smallest business owner and all consumers.
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