Articles With Keyword "Demographics & Economics"

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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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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State of the City

"The state of the city is in good shape," Sheridan Mayor John Heath said during the annual State of the City address Monday evening at the Sheridan City Council meeting.
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Wyoming / Sheridan County Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Wyoming's Economic Analysis Division have just updated their population statistics for the country, states, and counties. The July 2015 estimated population for the United States is now 321 million (up 0.8% from last year). And the new population estimate for Wyoming is 586,107 (up 0.3%).
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CAST Seeks Leader to Continue Moving Air Service Forward

The Critical Air Service Team - a group from Sheridan and Johnson counties - is seeking a chief volunteer officer for CAST to inform, educate and enhance our community's opportunity to make commercial air service a viable and sustainable effort.
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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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Our Largest Employers

The Sheridan County Chamber has just updated its study identifying the largest employers in the Sheridan County area. So who ARE those employers??
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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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