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Chamber of Commerce

Think Lander First



December newsletter


From the Executive Director


n all ways, Winter has arrived and the holiday season is upon us. For many businesses in the Lander area this means another busy time of year… and such is the pace at the Lander

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Lorielle Morton, President Fagnant, Lewis, and Brinda PC

Krista Lobera, Vice-President

Chamber of Commerce.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Our holiday “Think Lander First” button campaign has already had

Mika Baker, Treasurer

a huge impact, and momentum seems to be building. Stop by the Chamber or participating merchant to get your button (or sticker) that makes you eligible for deals at over 45 local merchants. Next, to celebrate the Christmas spirit, we invite you to Light Up Lander on Dec 3—and tell the kiddos, Santa is scheduled for a

Central Bank and Trust

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Susan Weideman Lander Vision Center

Michelle Mazur

grand arrival! Also happening is the ever-popular Winter Storefront

Elevate Rehab

Competition; this year’s theme is Let It Snow. Local retail shops will

Chad Strickland

compete for over $200 in Lander Bucks and the fame of the most sparkled storefront around! The judging will take place Dec 21 so get out and see the decorations before the season has come and gone. Finally, we invite you to submit nominations for our 2017

Video Warehouse

Steve Liebzeit First Interstate Bank

Joanne Singerland Central Wyoming College

community awards ceremony. The categories are: Anchor Award Survived the challenge of time (business) Beautification Outstanding storefront appearance

PROFESSIONAL STAFF Brian Fabel Executive Director

Rookie of the Year Innovation, enthusiasm, and creativity (business)

Carol King Associate Director

Spirit of Lander Ignites enthusiasm with their participation (business)

Rose Burke Event Coordinator

Lifetime Contribution Long-standing community commitment (individual) Chamber Ambassador of The Year Exceptional member of the Lander Chamber Ambassadors (individual) Employee of the Year Extraordinary performance (individual, presented by winning organization)

Chamber Volunteer of the Year Outstanding support of the chamber’s mission (individual) Brian Fabel Executive Director Lander Chamber of Commerce


Chamber of Commerce

Think Lander First


Wear shop buttons and save!!! THINK LANDER FIRST


A&P Pawn 10% off all items (excluding guns) Alchemy: An Artists’ Cooperative Enter to win 12 raffle items (winners annouced 12/22)

Wear your “Think Lander First, Shop Local” button into any of the following retailers and receive these great deals. Promotion begins Small Business Saturday, November 26, and lasts through Christmas. See retailers for details. In My Window Free gift with purchase

Pronghorn Lodge & Roadway Inn 10% off any room

Lander Art Center Get 25% off $25 gift cards for art classes

SageWind Health $10 off acupuncture and 20% off all herbs and supplements

Lander Bake Shop 20% off all purchases

Anytime Fitness No enrollment fee for new members

Lander Bar $1 off any Lander Brewing Co. draft beer

Bloedorn Lumber Lander 12% off ‘Aisle of the Day’ items

Lander Fly Shop 25% off any one item in store

Book Nook Free CD or book

Lander Journal Buy one new subscription, gift one 6 month subscription for free

Breadboard Free medium drink with purchase of 6” (or longer) sandwich Central Bank & Trust Receive a raffle ticket for Shop Local gift certificates Chisholm’s Jewelry New deal every day Classic West New deal every day Cowfish $1 off any Lander Brewing Co. draft beer Fremont Frameworks 10% off custom picture framing

Lander Marine & Kawasaki 10% discount on parts and accessories Lander Vision Center 12 Days of Christmas come for discounts & prizes (Dec 1-16) Main Street Dental $10 off Sonicare toothbrushes and airflossers Mr D’s 12 Days of Christmas Deals of the Day (see store & Facebook for details)

Fremont Toyota Punch card for free oil change (see Service Dept.)

NOLS Gourmet Gulch & Equipment Store 10% all gear, food and goodies (Dec 5-23)

Gambles 10-15% off all on living, dining, bedroom furniture

One Stop Carwash Platinum carwash discounted to $10

GannetT Peak Sports Daily deals on bike accessories, ski rentals, new equipment & more

One Stop Liquor Store 10% discount on any item (excluding domestic beers & sale items)

Global Arts Raffle tickets for Global Arts Gift Box

Oxbow Family Restaurant 10% off all meals (excluding specials)

Hearth & Home 20% off choice of all tables

Popo Agie Conservation District 20% off your choice of lawn bag (limit one per customer)

Hello...the House 10% holiday ornaments Thanksgiving weekend



Chamber of Commerce

‘Tis the season for great deals and discounts, but no need to rush to box stores or go online, support Lander businesses by keeping your dollars local this holiday season!

Shirts n’ More 75% off selected items Special Arrangements Free gift with $10 or more purchase The Bike Mill Free (Bike Mill logo) water bottle with purchase The Forge 1/2 price appetizers with meal of equal or greater value The Middle Fork 10% off a delicious meal to fuel your local shopping Tony’s Pizza 10% off all orders. Come have some pizza! Vapors 10% off all items storewide Video Warehouse & Dollar Store 10% on jewelry, purses and all tanning products Western Printing Discounted flat rate folded & flat holiday cards with custom design, 2 side print, and envelopes (call/visit for details) What’s for Dinner by Gourmet Catering Buy dinner get a free side or dessert Wild Iris Mountain Sports Free gift with purchase Wind River Awards and photo express 10% off any size print photo Wind River Outdoors 10% off all footwear (except sale items) Wind River Power Sports 10% off all accessories

Holiday Events

Light Up Lander


ark your calendars for Light Up Lander: Saturday, Dec. 3!

Events begin in Mr. D’s parking lot (7th & Main) with canned food drive, games, hayrides, and a chance to visit with Santa from 3-5pm. Beginning at 5:30pm participants are encouraged to join Santa, Lander Valley High School band and parade floats down Main Street to Centennial Park where all of Main Street and the Lander Christmas tree will be lit up. The event ends at 6:30pm. This is an awesome opportunity for downtown and Main Street businesses to kick off the holiday season with extended business hours, live or festive window displays, deals and sales to attract post-Light Up Lander attendee shopping. At the very least we hope you can have your lights on for this wonderful “light up the holidays” event.

Light up Lander is always an event the community looks forward to; this year will be no different!

Michelle Motherway Co-Owner, Mr. D’s Food Center


Chamber of Commerce

Think Lander First


Storefront competition

This year’s theme: Let it snow! paper snowflakes, skiing santas, mannequin snowball fights---anything is fair game. Where THe Lander Area

1st place Prize


Starting Dec 3

$200 chamber choice certificate; 2nd, 3rd place recognition


let it snow!

to enter

call / email the chamber


any business w/ physical space


to inspire holiday Spirit & promote a beautiful shopping experience

judging Criteria

Creative, welcoming meeting the theme & aesthetics

Judging Process people’s choice voting thru dec 22 judging starting 5:00 pm on Dec 21. winners announced by dec 23. awards presented the week of christmas! | (307) 332-3892

BUSINESSAFTER HOURS Dec Calendar of Events 1-3 The Effect of Gamma

Rays on Man-in-the-Moon


Marigolds, CWC Robert A.


Peck Arts Center Dance Studio,

8 Lander Middle School Choir


Dec. 1-3, 7 pm, Dec. 4, 2 pm, Adults $10 at the door, youth/ seniors $8 at the door 2-3 How the Grinch Stole Christmas, LVHS auditorium, 7 pm, adults $10, children $5, under 4 free 3 Light Up Lander, Mr. D’s, So. 7th St., 3-5 pm, 332-3892 3 Light Up Lander Parade, line up at Mr. D’s 5 pm, parade begins 5:30 pm, ends at Centennial Park, 332-3892

Concert, Lander Valley High School auditorium, 7-9 pm 12 Lander Valley High School Band/Choir Concert, LVHS auditorium, 7-9 pm 13 Lander Middle School Band Concert, Lander Valley High School auditorium, 7-9 pm 14 Highpointers,’ Wyoming PBS @ Lander Library: a film chronicling the attempt by one family to summit the highest peak in each of the 50 states.

3 Spirit of Christmas Concert,

7pm in the Carnegie Room:

Headwaters Arts & Conference

15 Business After Hours,

Center, Dubois, 7-9 pm

Central Wyoming College

4 Art in the Afternoon,

Lander, 120 Leedy Blvd., 5:30-

Lander Community &

7:30 pm, 332-3892

Convention Center, 10am-4pm,

17 Santa’s Workshop, Lander

$2 admission, 332-5772

Children’s Museum, 10am-2pm,

4 Lander Community Concert

$3 admission, under 2 free, 332-

– Eugene Ballet, Nutcracker,


LVHS auditorium, 7 pm,

17 Dickensian Holiday Open

tickets at the door adults $20, students $10, www.

House @ Lander Library, 10am-4pm Music, cookies, cider and stacks of new

7 Auditions for Jesus Christ

books, audiobooks, movies,

Superstar, Robert A. Peck Art

and magazines. Costumes

Center Theatre, Riverton, 6:30


pm, 855-2217

18 Community Christmas

7 Public Lands Pint

Chorale, Holy Rosary

Night, Cowfish Brewery,

Catholic Church, 4 pm,

6-8 pm, http://www.

Repeating Events 2nd Sunday 1:00 pm Fre. Co. Historical Society Mondays 9:00 am 11:45 am 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

County Commission Lander Art Guild Book Nook @ The Carnegie VFW Bingo

Tuesdays 6:00 pm City Council 7:30 pm American Legion 3rd Tuesday 2:00 pm City/School Joint Powers Board Wednesdays 7:00 am LEADER 8:00 am MLS, Realtors Noon Rotary 6:00 pm Open Studio, Art Center 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm Popo Agie Anglers 1st & 3rd Wednesday 6:30 pm Lander Lion’s @ The Oxbow 3rd Wednesday 10:30am Fre Co Suicide Prevention Coalition 349-4495 Thursdays Noon Kiwanis 1:15pm Stroke Support, LRH 7:30pm Marine Corps League 1st Thursday 6:00 pm Lander Library Friends 2nd and 4th Thursday 7:00 pm Elks Lander Lodge #2317 3rd Friday 11:00 am 7:00 pm

Fre Co Suicide Prevention 349-4495 Senior Center Dance

Saturdays 10:00 am Book Nook on Main Location & Carnegie Room

5:00 pm Wind River 4x4 Assoc.

BUSINESS AFTER Business After Hours

November Business After Hours


Central Wyoming college 120 Leedy Blvd, Lander December 15, 5:30-7:30pm

New members

BUSINESS AFTER New Member Plaques Each month we welcome new Chamber of Commerce member Businesses by presenting them with a plaque Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming

laws that are now in place.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming

The biggest change has come in the market

(BCBSWY) just celebrated its 71st year of

for individual coverage, for people who do

business in Wyoming. Offices are located

not get health insurance from their employer.

in seven towns and cities across Wyoming,

With the Affordable Care Act, people can now

with the main office in Cheyenne. The local

sign up for coverage with no health questions

office in Fremont County is in Riverton.

asked, so no more pre-existing issues; however they can only sign up at the Annual Open Enrollment, unless they have a qualifying special event. The Annual Open Enrollment runs Nov. 1-Jan. 31. It can be a bit tricky working the Health Insurance Marketplace website, and Teresa has been through it about 1,000 times! Another part of BCBSWY business is the Senior Health plans, several Medicare

Teresa David is the District Sales Manager

Supplement plans are offered as well as the

and has been with BCBSWY for 15 years.

Part D-Prescription Drug plans. 307-856-4063,

She was born and raised in Jackson, and

ext. 3

started with BCBSWY there, relocating to Fremont County during her first year.

Friends of South Pass

Currently, Teresa lives outside of Lander

The Friends of South Pass is a non-profit

with her husband.

organization that helps support the South

BCBSWY works with employers to offer

Pass City State Historic Site.

health benefits to their employees. Teresa

Although South Pass City has had its share

really enjoys working with employers on

of booms and busts, there have always been

their group benefits and finding ways to

a handful of people who believed that the

help them manage this challenging benefit.

town should not become lost to history. One

With health insurance there have been so

hundred forty-nine years later, the Friends of

many changes in the last four or five years,

South Pass are those believers.

it is often hard to keep up with it all. Teresa

Founded in 1976, the Friends are committed

does keep up with all of the changes and

to preserving the rich history of the area.

Sweeney have founded Small Business Lending Solutions to provide an alternative source of simple and fast business capital for local entrepreneurs. Through their broker, David Allen Capital, Inc., Owen and Regina connect existing small business owners to reliable and transparent lenders who specialize in lending to small

The Friends volunteer for and host events, including the yearly Gold Rush Days, and

businesses. Providing loans quickly with

support the Wyoming State Historic Site

minimal qualifications, David Allen Capital

financially with funds they generate from

has coordinated more than $10 billion in

membership fees, fundraisers and from profits funding to small businesses nationwide in over 700 different industries since its of the Smith Sherlock General Store, which sells books, gifts, souvenirs, candy and drinks.

founding in 2015. Owen and Regina have

The Friends of South Pass operate the Smith

been gratified to assist local business

Sherlock Store and assist with the day-to-day

owners with their capital needs and are

operation of the historic site every summer,

eager to help the local economy grow

from mid-May to the end of September.

and prosper. To learn how Small Business

Employees paid by the Friends of South Pass

Lending Solutions can help your small

staff the general store, provide information

business, visit or

about the site and the South Pass area, assist

call Owen and Regina directly at 307-438-

with interpretive tours and help provide a


level of security for the town, the Carissa Mill and the Flood Hindle Mining Trail. For more information or to become a member of the Friends of South Pass, call 332-3684 or email info@ SMALL BUSINESS LENDING SOLUTIONS Residents of Lander for the past

New members

5 1/2 years, Owen and Regina

A.D. Martin Lumber, John Martin

Inberg-Miller Engineers, Howard Johnson

Anytime Fitness, Dudley Irvine Atlantic City Federal Credit Union, Brian Rohrbacher, Branch Manager Bailey Tire & Oil/Pit Stop, Mike Bailey Black Mountain Embroidery, Connie Hankins Buffalo Bill Boycott Comtronix, Bruce Kopperud Devon Energy, Bill Skelton

JACK FM KTUG Radio, Murray Ritland Labyrinth Productions, Chris Amend Lander Dental Group Lander Old Timers Rodeo Association Lander Valley Family Practice, Margaret Easley

Elevate Rehab, Michelle Mazur

Lander Workforce Center, Deanna Crofts

Farmers Insurance/Wurth Agency, Todd & Kristi Wurth

Main Street Dental, Dr. Teresa Ruehl

Fender Mender Body Shop, Ray Malek

Maven Outdoor Equipment Company

Fremont County Pediatric & Allergy Clinic, Dr. Barnes

Outlaw Cabins, Beverly Wunder

SDI Construction, Dennis Selley Shopko, Hometown Store, Dustin Platt, manager Small Business Loan Solutions, Owen & Regina Sweeney Spencer Hockett Architecture, Pam Spencer-Hockett Sprout’s Greenhouse, Griff & Charlie Sprout Subway, Rob Clark Sweetwater Food & Beverage/One Stop Market, Ron Hansen Tweed Lane Storage, Kim & Beth Johnson Walker Surgery & Endoscopy PC, Dr. Travis Walker WCS Corporation, Bill Sniffin,

Pirate Propane, Jim & Dani Schafer

White Pine Ski Resort, Robyn Blackburn Whiting Law, James Whiting

Fremont County School District 1, Dave Barker, Superintendent

Pizza Hut, Joy Fink, manager

Wild Iris Mountain Sports, Jennifer Barrett, manager

Fremont Toyota, John New

Porter’s Mountain View Supply, Lennie Kosirog

Wyoming Community Foundation, Mandy Fabel

Holiday Lodge, Coco Huang

Rocky Mountain Power, Larry Elcock

Wyoming Wireless, Authorized Verizon Wireless Dealer

Hudson’s Funeral Home, Dalton Sanders

Rocky Mountain Pre-Mix Concrete, Inc., Brad Hulme

Frontier Home Health & Hospice


Chamber of Commerce

Think Lander First


Renewing Members

Hyde Out Guest Cabin & Snowbound Studio, Pam Spencer-Hockett

Renewing Members

AAA Stowaway Storage, Kim & Beth Johnson


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Grief During The Holidays

Holidays can be difficult when we are grieving the loss of a loved one. They may stir up memories of the past, evoke powerful feelings, force us to recognize our loss, and remind us that we have to be mindful of our grief.


Express the feelings as they arise. It is important to grieve and understand that it is a process. Honor the memory of your loved one. Plan activities and ways to stay busy or keep from being too busy. Find the right mixture of activity and freedom from unnecessary stress Find ways to soothe yourself that is nurturing. The holidays may not be a time of perfect bliss and your true feelings may be quite different from the mythology that the media portrays. Give yourself some leeway to be yourself and to accept whatever your feelings tell you.


Community Bereavement Support Group Meetings are held every other week .They are open to the public and free of charge. Call 332-2922 for dates and location information. Lander: Tuesdays at 1:00-2:00pm Riverton: Thursdays at 1:00-2:00pm Partnering with Providers across Fremont County to deliver

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December 2016 newsletter  
December 2016 newsletter