Tickets Now Available for Sheridan’s 2021 Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest

Tickets are now on sale for the Sheridan region’s largest craft brew festival, the Fremont Toyota Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Whitney Commons Park in Sheridan.

The Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest features craft brewers from several states and the Sheridan region, providing unlimited tastings. Music and food vendors also will be part of the event.

Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased online at https://bit.ly/36FMz16 or at the door. Must be age 21 or older.

The Fremont Toyota Suds n’s Spurs Brewfest is the major fundraising event of the year for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the event go toward the missions of the Chamber’s committees and other programs and training opportunities for the Sheridan County business community.

Major sponsors for the event are Black Tooth Brewing Co., Big Horn Beverage, First Northern Bank of Wyoming, Holiday Inn Sheridan, Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning, Powder River Party Rentals and Sheridan Media. The event is funded in part by Sheridan Travel & Tourism.

For more information, call the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485


Legacy Diamond & Gems, Hammer Chevrolet Named Rodeo Window Decorating Contest Winners

Grand Prize winner: Legacy Diamond & Gems. Pictured are (left to right) Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson, Legacy Diamond & Gems Owner Tom Kraft and WYO Rodeo Board Member Brandy Campbell.
Runner Up: Hammer Chevrolet. Pictured are (left to right) Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson, Hammer Chevrolet employee and window designer Leah Dockery and WYO Rodeo Board Member Brandy Campbell.

Legacy Diamond & Gems was selected as the grand prize winner of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Window Decorating Contest. Hammer Chevrolet was named runner up.

A panel of anonymous judges chose the winners based on the best use of the theme, “The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Rides Again” and on overall Rodeo decorations.

Legacy Diamond & Gems received a “WYO Rodeo Bucket of Fun,” containing four ticket vouchers to the Wednesday Sheridan WYO Rodeo performance, a signed copy of “Rodeo Time in Sheridan” by Tom Ringley, an official WYO Rodeo Contestant Back Number, WYO Rodeo Whisky and two Whisky Glasses, two WYO Rodeo Coozies, two WYO Rodeo Caps, a WYO Rodeo Flask and $75 in Chamber Bucks. Hammer Chevrolet received a WYO Rodeo Whisky Package containing WYO Rodeo Whisky, two Whisky Glasses, a WYO Rodeo Flask and $25 in Chamber Bucks. Prizes were provided courtesy of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and the Chamber.

“Thank you to all of the businesses who participated in this year’s competition and showed us such great Sheridan WYO Rodeo spirit,” said Dixie Johnson, CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. “The judges had a difficult time choosing from so many well-done displays, and we appreciate all of the creativity and work that went into them. I highly encourage everyone to get out and see them all.”

Window decorating contest participants were:

Best Out West Antiques & Collectibles, 109 N. Main St.

Bighorn Design Studio, 171 N. Main St.

Epiphany, 619 Broadway St.

ERA Carroll Realty, 306 N. Main St.

Fly Shop of the Bighorns, 201 N. Main St.

Foot of the Bighorns, 104 N. Main St.

Hammer Chevrolet, 107 E. Alger St.

Kid Curious, 129 N. Main St.

King’s Saddlery, 184 N. Main St.

Legacy Diamond & Gems, 11 N. Main St.

Provision Fund, 366 E. Brundage St.

Range, 290 N. Brooks

Side Street Bed & Bath, 160 N. Main St.

Smith Alley Brewing Co. , 150 N. Main St.

Sugar Boot, 198 N. Main St.

The Mint Bar, 151 N. Main St.

The Sport Stop, 208 N. Main St.

The Union at the Montgomery, 15 W. Brundage St.

Urban Thrift, 266 N. Main St.

For more information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485.


Forward Sheridan moving operations under Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

The Forward Sheridan and Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce board of directors are pleased to announce that the activities and mission of Forward Sheridan will be transitioned to the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, effective this month.

Forward Sheridan was formed in 2005 to serve as Sheridan County’s primary economic development organization. The organization and its 16-member board of directors focused on maintaining, developing and supporting economic vitality. The organization suspended operations in early 2020.

“We are pleased that Forward Sheridan’s mission will live on under the capable management of the Chamber,” stated Forward Sheridan Board Chair Mark Law. “2020 was unprecedented and as the pandemic wanes, Sheridan County is, more than ever, in need of a consistent path of sustainable economic development. We believe that the vitality and national interest of Northeast Wyoming and the Bighorn mountains has never been as robust as we see it today. We know that under the capable leadership of CEO Dixie Johnson, board of directors and staff, the mission of Forward Sheridan will expand to the benefit of our community.”

Based on the suspension of Forward Sheridan’s services and the results of a feasibility study of Sheridan’s economic development footprint, the Forward Sheridan board of directors determined that moving under the Chamber of Commerce would allow the community’s economic development organizations to better serve Sheridan County.

“The Chamber sees this change as an exciting opportunity to join forces and build on our mission,” said Dave Schwend, Chamber Board Chair. “Business retention and expansion is already a key focus for the Chamber, and with this new structure, we will be able to expand resources and broaden our efforts to support existing businesses.”

“The Chamber was involved in the creation of Forward Sheridan approximately 15 years ago, and their work over the years has helped create a strong foundation for economic development in our community,” stated Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson. “Since Forward Sheridan suspended operations over a year ago, we have been working closely with other economic development partners in the community to address opportunities. We plan to continue working with those partners and the economic development task force to develop a strong plan for Sheridan’s future.”

Over the next several months, Law and the Forward Sheridan board will convene with Johnson, Schwend and the Chamber board to complete the transition and provide guidance for the continued development of economic strategies for the community.

For more information, contact Johnson at (307) 672-2485. You may also email Johnson at ceo@sheridanwyomingchamber.org or Law at lawranch1@gmail.com.


Chamber Seeks Training Proposals for 2021 Ignite Conference

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is seeking training proposals for the IGNITE Conference on Oct. 14, 2021.

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.

In its seventh year, IGNITE will include a full day of 75-minute seminars. Typically, sessions may fit under one or more general business categories: human resources, customer service, marketing and communications, business growth and development, leadership, entrepreneurial development and cybersecurity.

Proposals must be received no later than May 28. The complete RFP is available for download below or by calling the Chamber at (307) 672-2485.

For more information, contact Teresa Detimore at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485 or tdetimore@sheridanwyomingchamber.org.


2021 Christmas Stroll Theme Announced; Students Invited to Submit Designs for Button Contest

Summer may be right around the corner, but the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is thinking about Christmas Stroll! It is time once again for area children to submit their designs for the 2021 Sheridan Christmas Stroll Button Design Contest.

The theme for the 2021 Christmas Stroll is “Gingerbread Stroll.”

Sheridan County students in Grades 1 through 6 are encouraged to submit their designs for the Stroll Button. Stroll Button Design entry forms are available at all county elementary schools, the Chamber office at 24 S. Main St., Kid Curious at 129 N. Main St. and online here:

The winning design will be chosen by the Stroll Committee, based upon how well it reflects the theme “Gingerbread Stroll.” The winning artist receives $100 in Chamber Bucks, their framed Stroll Button Design and Stroll Button No. 1.

Entries are due June 4 and can be mailed to the Chamber at P.O. Box 707, Sheridan, or dropped off at the Chamber Office at 24 S. Main St.

If you know a student in this age group, encourage them to submit a drawing. You never know who the next winning artist may be!

The 2021 Christmas Stroll event will be Nov. 26, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 672-2485 or email info@sheridanwyomingchamber.org.


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