Articles With Keyword "Business Advocacy"

2016 Legislative Forum Agenda Set

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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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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Downturn Will Impact State, But Efforts Will Buffer the Blow

The state of Wyoming continues to receive harsh economic news and projection around the energy industry. The impacts of the extractive industry downturn - both coal and oil/gas industries - have layoffs of employees and indirect impacts via retail sales, school populations, and increased social burdens. And Sheridan is and will be impacted.
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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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New Air Service Building Its Team – Job Fair August 28-29

Many, many pieces being addressed, but new commercial air service - Denver Air Connection - between Sheridan and Denver is still on target to start this November! One of those pieces is finding the right team of employees. Interested in being a part of this new air service? Come to the Job Fair on Friday/Saturday, August 28-29!
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Federal Regulations Affecting the Coal Industry

The future of federal government regulation of the coal industry is critical to our economy. We ENCOURAGE you to attend one of the upcoming listening sessions being held in our area by the U.S. Department of the Interior next week.
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Critical Air Service Team and the Community

The community-wide stakeholder group known as the Critical Air Service Team (CAST) has been working for years on the critically important issue of air service. This issue has recently taken on a whole new level of urgency, and what we know is that although the CAST stakeholders are passionate and proactive in working on this issue, we can't do it alone. CAST has engaged in discussions with several carriers over the last several months, but because of the overwhelming challenges most airlines are experiencing today from new regulations and pilot shortage, none of these discussions netted favorable results for Sheridan. However, recent discussions between CAST and Denver Air Connections (a subsidiary of Key Lime Air) have given us a renewed sense of hope.
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Sheridan County Chamber Offers A Salute and A Welcome

As we close out the week, and more specifically National Small Business Week, the Chamber would like to salute the many small business owners and entrepreneurs in Sheridan County, who not only work long hours but also give back to the community in many different ways.
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