Albany County Tourism Board COVID-19 Marketing Co-op Program

For a limited time as part of COVID-19 relief, Albany County Tourism Board and Visit Laramie would like to offer a special co-op advertising opportunity to local businesses. The goal of this program is to help our community rebound quicker and to help aid our local businesses, friends, and neighbors in the community with advertising…

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SBA’s EIDL and EIDL Advance Programs Reopened

By Small Business Administration To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated…

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Shop Smart Shop Safe campaign encourages safe return to retail

SHOP SMART, SHOP SAFE is a statewide campaign to provide business recovery resources and free marketing ideas and materials designed to help business owners make their customers feel safe and comfortable enough to return to shopping in their stores after the COVID-19 shutdowns. “Wyoming did a great job getting out the message about the importance…

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Business Council to process all eligible stipend program apps

The Wyoming Business Council will begin processing Business Relief Stipend applications for businesses that received federal Paycheck Protection (PPP) funding and were not named in state health orders at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.  The Business Council prioritized processing applications for businesses that were named in state health orders and/or did not receive federal PPP funding since the launch of the program on June…

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Keep a lock on your computer, like you’d lock the front door

By U.S. Senator Mike Enzi In May, it was reported that a Nigerian fraud ring targeted Wyoming’s unemployment system. There are no bounds to cybersecurity threats so we must all remain vigilant. There are resources to help recover from these attacks, but the best prevention starts with you. This topic is not meant to be scary.…

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Indoor gathering limits increased, parades permitted under updated health orders

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Updated public health orders that take effect June 15 will continue to ease restrictions on public gatherings in Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon announced today. The updated orders allow indoor gatherings of up to 250 people with restrictions, permit parades to occur (with appropriate social distancing), and allow K-12 schools, community colleges, the University,…

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Building Employee Loyalty

By Express Employment Professionals Maintaining a productive workforce is the key to having sustainable success in business. However, with companies adapting to the current economic climate due to closures and social distancing measures, keeping top talent can be difficult. Not only do organizations need to focus on recruiting methods when opening up this summer, they…

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WYDOT to close 10 rest areas as a cost-saving measure

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will close 10 rest areas located throughout the state as a way to reduce the agency’s operational costs. The closures are effective June 15 and were prompted by a need for WYDOT to reduce costs due to budgetary shortfalls. They were approved by the…

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