When choosing a location for a business, access to reliable, low-cost energy is a primary consideration. Affordable power reduces operating expenses from the start. That’s one reason Wyoming is an attractive state for business — it has a history of providing lower electric rates than the national average. Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) is a mainstay in eastern Wyoming, [...]
SHERIDAN — The U.S. Small Business Administration named Wyoming Roofing LLC President Ryan Gregory as the 2019 Wyoming State Small Business Person of the Year. According to the company website, Gregory bought Wyoming Roofing in 2012 after working for the company for a number of years. Wyoming Roofing is headquartered in Sheridan. Read full article.
CHEYENNE — The state of Wyoming has officially authorized its seven community colleges to offer Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. It’s the fruit of a hard-fought battle in the Legislature over Senate File 111 (now Enrolled Act 80.) SF 111 was one piece of legislation seeking to bolster attainment in the state. Read full article.
Laura Baker and Patrick Wolfinbarger have been to many cybersecurity symposiums, conferences and workshops around the country and noticed they all seemed to employ a similar tactic: fear. “They use statistics and anecdotes to scare business owners into implementing better cybersecurity practices,” Baker said. “The problem is, people get overwhelmed by that and they freeze up, which has the opposite effect. [...]
We get it. Main Street Program directors are passionate, hardworking, and incredibly driven to improve your communities; and you're also tired. You'd like to shop for groceries without stopping for a detailed presentation on a new project idea from someone in the cereal aisle. You'd like to spend more evenings and weekends at home with your family. You’d like [...]
Wyoming entrepreneurs joined thousands across the country in sharing their success stories thanks to assistance from their local Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Last year, #SBDCDay was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter. For 24 years, the Wyoming SBDC Network has helped entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses through nine regional offices across the state. In 2018 [...]
Three Wyoming startups received $148,800 in grants from the Wyoming Business Council's February round of Kickstart:Wyoming program. Fire Friends and Yellowstone Compact & Commodities, based in Jackson, and Lifekey, based in Riverton, expect to create 37 to 43 jobs in the next three years. Read full article.
The fifth annual Sundance Winter Festival took place on February 16, 2019. Skijoring down Main Street was the featured event. The festival is a big economic driver in the town of 1,100 in Northeast Wyoming. Sundance is part of the Wyoming Main Street program of the Wyoming Business Council. View event photos.
SHERIDAN — A business often recognized as a big player in the manufacturing sector of Sheridan was recognized for its leadership and consistency in the community last month. Kennon Products is an employee-owned company that manufactures products and provides engineering services to a multitude of markets including: Department of Defense, commercial/general/military aviation, NASA and behavioral health care. The company [...]
In its first year here, the skijoring event in downtown Sheridan was one of the biggest sanctioned by Skijoring America to date with more than 100 teams registered. Jeff Campbell of Buffalo, the announcer for the event, said teams were registered in all five divisions – pro, sport, novice, youth and snowboarding. Before the event started, Campbell predicted a day [...]