• Governor's Business Forum to spotlight success stories from Cheyenne, Jackson, Encampment, Worland, and Casper

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    October 20, 2017

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Five success stories from Cheyenne, Jackson, Encampment, Worland, and Casper will be featured at the 2017 Governor's Business Forum being held Nov. 7-9 at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne.

    "Passion, grit, and drive are all key attributes that helped ensure the success of these stories," said Cindy DeLancey, President of the Wyoming Business Alliance.  "Opportunities for success are limitless for all sectors of business in Wyoming."
     
    The Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation co-hosts the Governor's Business Forum with Governor Matt Mead. Over 30 speakers from national fiscal experts to Wyoming leaders in tech, ag innovators, minerals, and tourism will be speaking about how Wyoming can use innovation and entrepreneurship to overcome the dynamics of changes facing the state's economy. Register at www.wyomingbusinessalliance.com.
    1. Black Dog Animal Rescue - Started almost ten years ago in Cheyenne, BDAR has become the state's largest animal rescue organization, pioneering the use of volunteer households to keep rescued animals.
    2. Silicon Couloir - Silicon Couloir, a nonprofit based in Jackson, has grown from a need to connect aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed. Its core programs help entrepreneurs connect with intellectual, human, and financial capital.
    3. Silver Spur Ranches - Silver Spur Ranches is ranked as the ninth largest commercial cattle operation in the U.S. and is home to a progressive ranch operation and outfitting services. The original Silver Spur started in Encampment, Wyoming and has grown to include operations in Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska.
    4. Wyoming Sugar Company, LLC - Owned by growers from Washakie, Big Horn and Fremont Counties, this single factory facility, located in Worland, has processed sugarbeets for the Southern Big Horn Basin and Fremont County for over 100 years.
    5. Wyoming Machinery Company - Since starting in Casper in 1969, Wyoming Machinery Company has continued to grow and position itself as an industry leader suited for any challenge, both now and in the future.

    ABOUT THE FORUM

    Governor Matt Mead has partnered with the Wyoming Business Alliance/ Wyoming Heritage Foundation to host this year's forum being held from November 7-9 at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. To register, please go to www.wyomingbusinessalliance.com.
     
    SPEAKERS
    Over 30 speakers from national fiscal experts to Wyoming leaders in tech, ag innovators, minerals, and tourism will be speaking about how Wyoming can use innovation and entrepreneurship to overcome the dynamics of changes facing the state's economy. The 2017 forum includes nationally recognized speakers such as Yaron Brook, Executive Chairman of Ayn Rand Institute, Nicole Kaeding, an economist with the Tax Foundation, and national fiscal transparency expert Adam Andrzejewski, Founder and CEO of Openthebooks.com.
     
    HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS
    Ned LeDoux is scheduled to give a special performance, sponsored by Mark and Jennie Gordon, at the Nov. 7 Live the Legend Reception by Visit Cheyenne, one of many networking events being held at the forum. A November 8 dinner will celebrate the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame inductees, recognizing individuals whose achievements in business stand out.