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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WTBC is now IMPACT 307!

Today marks an exciting day for the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), as we announce the rebranding of the state’s only University of Wyoming sponsored business incubator program. We’re excited to re-introduce ourselves today as IMPACT 307, Where Founders and Innovation Thrive. Fifteen years ago, a group of forward-looking leaders at the University of Wyoming…

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June updates from LCBA

As we roll into June, we see the Laramie community continue to pull together to keep our economy engaged through these unprecedented times. The Laramie Chamber Business Alliance has been working tirelessly on behalf of the business community, providing unwavering advocacy and support through this pandemic. May has showered our business community with encouragement, starting…

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Business Lessons from COVID-19: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Flexibility Key to Success Be Transparent with Employees Despite Uncertainties By Bill Stoller Full-time remote work for employees was out of the question for most companies a few short months ago, but after weathering a pandemic that changed how we work almost overnight, business owners say there are several lessons to take away from this…

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Women-owned businesses get specialized help during COVID-19

Wyoming Women’s Business Center launches the COVID-19 Support Program after SBA awards grant dollars allocated from the federal CARES Act. Laramie, WY (May 28, 2020) Wyoming Women’s Business Center (WWBC) is announcing the launch of its COVID-19 Support Program. It aims to help women-owned small businesses build or enhance their online presence, launch crowdfunding campaigns,…

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Paycheck Protection Program Safe Harbor Guidance

by John Privette On May 13, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued guidance for small businesses receiving less than $2 million of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding. The U.S. Treasury in coordination with the Small Business Administration issued “safe harbor” guidance for borrowers as published in the SBA’s FAQ, Question 46. The SBA FAQ…

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How a local Laramie theatre company and specialty shop collaborated to create a unique experience for their customers during Covid-19.

Back in March, like many business owners, Anne Mason, the founding Artistic Director of Relative Theatrics, a Laramie based theatre company, was faced with closing the doors of her theatre, canceling upcoming live performances and postponing her annual fundraising event. Despite taking a big financial hit from these cancellations, Anne quickly organized a virtual programming…

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Let’s Talk Recycling

By Brian Harrington, Laramie City Council Ward I I’m sure you have heard by now that the City removed #3-#7 plastics from our curbside recycling, you can find the Boomerang article here. This decision came as the result of work session held several weeks prior to the vote. Often, the details that lead to the decision are presented…

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