Chamber News

2016 Legislative Forum Agenda Set

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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Holiday Craft Bazaars 2016

Each year the Chamber complies a list of the holiday craft bazaars occurring in the Sheridan area. Here's our list for this 2016 holiday season!
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Destination Sheridan PAC

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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Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Sheridan County 2017

It’s Time To Apply for the Leadership Sheridan County Class of 2017! Leadership Sheridan County is an annual program designed to inspire a new generation to assume leadership roles in our community. This is an intense program intended to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to be more connected and influential in the future of Sheridan County.
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Another Brewfest A Wrap!

The weather was beautiful, the location fantastic, the music outstanding, and those in attendance showed up to support the Chamber while sampling delicious craft brews in beautiful Whitney Commons.
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5th Annual Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest

The 5th Annual Suds n' Spurs Brewfest presented by Fremont Toyota will be taking place on August 27, 2016 and here's EVERYTHING you need to know!
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Sheridan Trolley Shuttle Service Suds n’ Spurs 2016

The Sheridan Trolley is providing complimentary shuttle service between the Holiday Inn and the Suds n' Spurs Brewfest on August 27, 2016.
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2016 Candidate Forums

Ambassadors

This past year has been a very active one for the Chamber Ambassadors committee. This group of volunteers serves as the high profile representatives of the Chamber, as they focus on promoting new businesses, conventions, tourism and recreation in the Sheridan area, as well as encouraging progressive growth in established businesses.
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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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New Overtime Pay Rules Announced

President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez announced the publication of the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The new rules focus primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for "Executive, Administrative and Professional workers" to be exempt from overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.
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Get Your aMAYzing Places Passport!

Get your passport at any one of the 63 participating downtown businesses, then have the businesses stamp your passport as you come in for a visit! Collect as many stamps as you can by May 22, then turn in your passport by May 25 for the big prize drawings!
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Christmas Stroll 2016

It's almost summer - so Christmas isn't far away! And the Sheridan County Chamber's Christmas Stroll Committee has just announced the 2016 Christmas Stroll theme, “Storybook Stroll”. Kids, now it's time to enter the Stroll Button Design contest too!
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Proven Strategies for Local Businesses’ Success

One of our longstanding programs takes place the second Wednesday of each month at our Chamber luncheon. During our most recent luncheon this past week, we were honored to have a top-notch panel of local business owners share their own insights, lessons learned and strategies in operating their businesses. The program focused on how these business owners held true to traditional business values, all the while staying aware of, focused on, and even ahead of, business trends.
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