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AGRI-BUSINESS

The main purpose of the Agri-Business committee is to create partnerships between the business and ranching communities. They organize the Ag Appreciation Banquet, create networking opportunities, and raise funds for agricultural organizations.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

The Government Relations committee focuses on trying to make the LCBA members more aware of what is going on with their elected officials. The committee strives to foster better communication with state, county, and city government. The committee encourages more business minded individuals to run for office.

BUSINESS PROPERTIES

Business Properties committee is responsible for the supervision of the LCBA’s land to be used to attract new business and retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses.

RED CARPET

As the ambassadors of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (LCBA), this committee oversees greeting attendees at Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, meeting new members, and attending other events as needed.

BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION

This committee strives to assist local businesses in gaining awareness of available resources to help identify and solve problems and challenges, and to encourage expansion.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LIAISON

This committee works with the City of Laramie on the UDC and permits for buildings and development. They also work with local government agencies to facilitate responsible, cost and time effective development within community standards to the benefit of economic development.

LCBA FINANCE

This committee oversees the LCBA financials and administers the revolving loan fund.

LEADERSHIP LARAMIE

The goal of Leadership Laramie is to encourage and help prepare citizens of Albany County to take positions of leadership within the community Leadership Laramie utilizes the UW Cooperative Extension EVOLVE model and is a two-year program.

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    LCBA EVENTS

    • Ag Appreciation Banquet

      The Ag Appreciation Banquet is held in the fall to show appreciation to the agricultural industry, create network opportunities between the business & ranching communities and raise funds for agricultural organizations.

    • Annual Golf Tournament

      Please save the date for this year’s Annual LCBA Golf Tournament. It will be June 12th, 2020. Expect this tournament to kick off the golf season with a lot of laughs. We will be having several games and prizes. This year’s golf tournament has a theme…the Decades. Your team is encouraged to dress up as your favorite decade to be entered to win other prizes. This year will be a scramble. One ball per team, every player must hit. 10% of all proceeds will be given to the high school golf team to get them matching polos (as currently they do not have any Plainsmen uniforms). More details to follow in the Ebuzz and Facebook.

    • Annual Meeting

      The Annual meeting of partners and members is an evening banquet. This is where the new board is presented, we celebrate accomplishments, goals for the next year, honor volunteers, and present business awards.

    • Business After Hours

      One of LCBA’s premier networking and social events for members, offering the opportunity to discuss and share ideas in a social environment.

    • Ribbon Cuttings

      Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are held for new members of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance along with members who have changed ownership or have remodeled. It is an opportunity to showcase the business, products/services, and staff.

    • Legislative Wrap-Up

      The Legislative Wrap-Up is an opportunity for members to get to know local representatives and senators. There is a panel discussion and members will have an opportunity to ask questions about current legislative issues.

    • Lunch & Learn: Members-Only Website Portal Training

      Did you know that the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance members-only website portal is a free marketing tool to promote your business?  The Lunch & Learn is an opportunity for members of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance to receive on-site help with updating your business directory listing and learning how to navigate the members-only portal! Bring your laptops for this work session as lunch is on us!

    • Membership Luncheon

      For 2020, the Business Retention and Expansion Committee launched a monthly Small Business Roundtable. Each month, there is an expert-led small business roundtable which includes an open discussion on a specific toping and free lunch. Topics have ranged from Strategic Planning”, “Tax Credits”, “HR”, and more! You don’t have to be an expert, just bring issues that you need help in getting resolved. The Small Business Roundtable event corresponds to the e2e Wyoming that is hosted by the Wyoming Technology Business Center.

    • Small Business Roundtable

      For 2020, the Business Retention and Expansion Committee launched a monthly Small Business Roundtable. Each month, there is an expert-led small business roundtable which includes an open discussion on a specific toping and free lunch. Topics have ranged from Strategic Planning”, “Tax Credits”, “HR”, and more! You don’t have to be an expert, just bring issues that you need help in getting resolved. The Small Business Roundtable event corresponds to the e2e Wyoming that is hosted by the Wyoming Technology Business Center.

    Leadership Laramie

    Logo image for the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance

    Leadership Laramie is a program of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance. Modeled after the same principles as other leadership programs throughout the United States, this program is designed and structured to familiarize participants with their community, the issues leaders face and build essential leadership skills. Leadership Laramie is a 2-year program.

    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.

    What you'll do:

    MONTHLY SESSIONS

    • Grow your personal skills base using a mixture of highly effective leadership techniques and skill-building exercises.
    • Participants must attend 8 out of 10 sessions.

    COMMUNITY BASED EXPERIENCES (CBE's)

    • See and experience what Laramie and its organizations offer.
    • 1-2 hours each per month outside of class.

    BOARD/COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    • Learn how community leaders make decisions.
    • Attend a minimum of 2 board or committee meetings outside of class time.

    Year 2: Steering Committee

    Planning and organizing the next class in year 2 is often considered the highlight of participants’ experience and a chance to put YOUR stamp on Leadership Laramie.

    What you'll learn:

    Networking Skills

    Networking skills and development of professional relationships with local businesses, government and non-profit agencies, and your classmates to form a cohesive team.

    COMMUNICATION

    Effective communication skills and your own personal communication style.

    CONFLICT RESOLUTION

    Conflict resolution skills that promote success in the world of leadership.

    WYOMING STATE PROCESS

    Experience the Wyoming Legislative Session and increase knowledge of state governance and program management issues.

    ETHICS

    Ethical decision making and how to create a culture based on values.

    Graduates of Leadership Laramie

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    The Leadership Laramie Participating Class of 2018-2020. Photo by: Allison Pluda | Owner/Artist Seneca Creek Studios
    Top Row From Left: Rebecca Walsh, Lisa Moehrke, Sara Sheen, Michael Hickerson, Tanner Evans, Scott Norman
    Middle Row from left: Cara Harshberger, Brooke Benson, Amber Beitz, Ryan Claxton, Ginger Brown
    Front Row from left: Alexia Jones, Hanni Scott, Jamie Terry, Conan Negich, Jenny Petty

    Class Project:

    Filling the pantry at Interfaith-Good Samaritan

    Image featuring the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance Leadership Laramie Class of 2020
    The Leadership Laramie Graduating Class of 2019. Photo by: Allison Pluda | Owner/Artist Seneca Creek Studios
    Top Row from Left: Kent Wood, Dustin Anderson, Thomas Ver Ploeg, Tarsha Storey, Taun Smith, Patrick Owen, Cody Paulson
    Middle Row from Left: Hanna Eslinger, Amanda Givan, Chance Price, Aengle Smith, Amanda Olaveson, Jessica Ford, Jennie Hedrick
    Front Row from Left: Shantel Anderson, Dianne Burner-Bitzes, Chaz Avila, Sarah Carroll, Whitley Edelfelt, Katie Christensen

    Class Project:

    Hiring an artist to paint a public art mural on the South-facing wall of the Moose Lodge.

    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.
    Image of group of people engaging in an arranged activity as part of the Leadership Laramie program, sponsored by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance.