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Centennial Woods to stay in Laramie

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Laramie Chamber Business Alliance lends its support to Small Business Saturday

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Laramie Chamber Business Alliance lends its support to Small Business Saturday

This year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 29, 2014. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. Now in its fifth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2013, nearly 1,500 Neighborhood Champions rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C., including President Obama who took his daughters shopping at a local bookstore. Laramie Chamber Business Alliance recognizes the importance of supporting small business in Laramie, WY  the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2012, small businesses nationwide accounted for 64% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of all employer firms.1 Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com and the official Small Business Saturday Facebook page. In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need – getting more customers .The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has town into a powerful movement, and more people are taking art than ever...

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Go check out Ames Monument!

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Go check out Ames Monument!

Many locals and visitors a like know about exploring and climbing at Vedauwoo or hiking in Curt Gowdy State Park during the warmer summer months. What some might not be aware of is Ames Monument. While Ames Monument might not have as much to look at or to do as the Vedauwoo and the state park, it is still something everyone should check out! Ames Monument is an impressive structure standing in basically the middle of nowhere. The pyramid like formation stands 60-feet tall and was erected in honor of brothers Oliver and Oakes Ames. The monument was built by the Union Pacific Railroad Company in 1882 to pay tribute to the brothers who were absolutely instrumental in getting the Transcontinental Railroad built. The monument was built on the highest elevation (8,247 feet) of the original transcontinental route. Ames Monument can be found off of the same exit as Vedauwoo, just in the opposite direction. As you are headed east in the direction of Cheyenne, Wyo., take exit 329. You will them take a right turn towards the monument (there is a sign), then just follow the road until you see the monument. It will be hard to miss due to the height and size. We would highly recommend checking the monument out during the few warmer months we get each year. It has interesting history and is surprising to see, because you would have never guessed it was there by just looking off the Interstate. Enjoy the summer and exploring in and around Laramie,...

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Go the GREEN way to get to the airport

Posted by on 11:00 am in DIA Airport Shuttle, Green Ride Colorado, Laramie, Laramie Chamber Business Alliance, Transportation, University of Wyoming | 0 comments

Go the GREEN way to get to the airport

The University of Wyoming graduation is just two days away and summer is just around the corner. If you are headed out of town for the end of school year or  for any occasion this summer, consider taking Green Ride Colorado to and from the Denver International Airport. You won’t have to worry about parking and you can feel good about the service you are using because they try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Green Ride Colorado services the Laramie and Cheyenne area and several parts of Colorado. According to their website, “Green Ride offers private charter service and can accommodate up to three groups of 30 people at a time with services between Wyoming and Colorado and between DIA and Fort Collins.” A full schedule of their times and pricing can be found here, but a single adult fare with pick up from either UW or the Hilton in Laramie costs $75 for a one way trip. Not only is Green Ride an easy solution to traveling to the airport, but they are also a company that believes in bettering the environment. By providing group transportation they are taking a least one car off the road that could have otherwise put harmful admissions into air. Not only do they drive with GREEN in mind, but their entire business is built on green ideas. According to their website, “Our reservation agents work from home; no driving to and from work; no big office to heat and cool. Office furnishing are all used goods acquired from: Colorado Corrections, Savers, etc. Paint from Larimer County Landfill, building materials from ReSource. The managers and officers don’t have individual offices. They work from home, from coffee shops, from wherever they are using computers and smart phones. We attract people who care about the environment. Many employees ride bikes to work and to meetings. Wish we could use a pedicab for airport service!” Green Ride Colorado also partners with companies who are also striving to better the environment. These include: Climatewise, Clean Cities, Redirect Guide, Be Local, GenGreen.  You can go online to find out more about this LCBA member who is trying to make a real difference in the community. You can also make a reservation online, or call for same day reservations: (970) 226-5533. Just remember that you must call for reservation requests after 5pm the day before travel. Next time you need a ride to DIA consider Green Ride Colorado!  GO GREEN!...

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