Riverton Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Ag Appreciation Awards
The 56th Annual Ag Appreciation Banquet will be held April 17th starting at 6pm at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 which will provide dinner, entertainment, and the awards presentation.
We are currently seeking nominations for Fremont County! Award categories are:
Ag Man of the Year
Ag Woman of the Year
Ag Couple of the Year
Ag Young Person
Ag Business of the Year
If you know someone who's made significact contributions to the Ag community, nominate them!
To find more information regarding the City of Riverton's Economic Development plan, please click here. This plan can be found on page 42 of the Riverton Master Plan.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Tony Tolstedt at City Hall, 307-856-2227.
RECDA Meets Wednesday Feb 24th. All are Welcome!
RECDA (Riverton Economic & Community Development Association) will be meeting this Wednesday February 24th at 7am at the Sundowner restaurant. Above you will find the economic development building blocks. The RECDA will be discussing the "Education & Workforce Development building block". School district #25 Superintendent JoAnne Flanagan will be joining us to discuss the current state of education in Wyoming and Riverton and how proposed changes will affect our economy.
Riverton Chamber's Next Lunch N Learn Series-Cyber Security as Related to HIPPA Laws-Presented by K.I. Computing LLC
You cannot go a day without hearing of some new cyber-attack, some new malicious malware or ransom-ware. You worry everyday whether you have all your bases covered and how safe your data really is?
What data is supposed to be protected? What makes this data something that should be protected? When can you dispose of the information so it can stop cluttering up your systems? Where can it be stored? Who gets to see it? How does HIPAA know?
Join Us For A Free Executive Webinar March 12th, from 12pm-1pm, online!
What We Will Cover: • The 18 HIPAA identifiers. • The 10 Cybersecurity Misconceptions. • The Five things you need to know about HIPAA Security Risk Assessment. • The Six elements of a HIPAA Security Rule Risk Assessment. • HIPAA Business Associate Agreement. • The Five HIPAA Covered Entity Employee Tips
You don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t know, do you?
Have You Heard?
Cowboy State Marketing is hosting a Two-Day Indoor Flea Markets. The events will be held:
March 27th & 28th
May 1st & 2nd
June 5th & 6th
Make sure to mark your calendar and come on down to the Fremont Center located at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 9am-5pm & Sunday from 10am-3pm.
Water leak/waterline break closes Waltman Rest Area
Waltman Rest Area between Shoshoni and Casper has been closed, effectively immediately, following discovery of a water leak/waterline break outside of the facility.
"The rest area will remain closed until this issue is resolved," said WYDOT area maintenance supervisor Clint Huckfeldt of Thermopolis.
For information about this news release, please contact Cody Beers, WYDOT public relations specialist, at (307) 431-1803.
CALLING ALL BUSINESSES!
The Riverton Youth Soccer Assocation has confirmed dates for their next big soccer tournament. The Riverton Rumble soccer tournament will take place April 24-25. The team will boast an outstanding 90+ teams and is expected to bring in at least 1200 people minimum. Currently, RYSA is looking for sponsors. Bailey's Enterprises has generously donated backpacks for all the kids. They are looking for 10 sponsors ($250 for a sponsorship) to help fill the backpack. They are also looking for other sponsors for the event. If you're interested in a sponsorship opportunity, email Shane. Sponsoring an event like this is a great way to support our youth and get advertisement for your business, all while supporting a great cause.
Business need to know:
Average spend is over $400/family. If we estimate 4 people per family, that's over $120,000 flowing into our community over the course of ONE weekend.... on the low end. This will have a huge economic impact on our community
Mark your calendars and prepare! Make sure that you are properly staffed (if needed). Restaurants, hotels, retail stores, etc. you will see an increase in foot traffic.
Get creative! Now is the perfect opportunity to start strategizing on how to create foot traffic to your business. Examples:
Bars- create a drink special, work with your hotel partners to get the word out to drive those soccer parents to your place
Salons- have a special for soccer moms to get a pedicure while they're waiting for the next game.
Hand out coupons at a game
Become a sponsor!
Make sure your Google Listing is up to date.
Check your open business hours, days closed, etc
Make sure your address is listed correctly
Upload any events, sales, promotions, discounts, etc to your google listing
Make sure your Covid-19 information is up to date.
Educate your staff! This is the perfect opportunity to capture repeat customers. When a tourist asks, "What's there to do in Riverton, WY?", we want them to respond with "Let me tell you about all of the wonderful things Riverton has to offer!" This may persuade them to vacation here. If you need some help:
Riverton chamber has a ton of brochures for free that include self guided tours to things like Sacajawea's gravesite. Museums (Riverton Museum, CATS, Wind River Heritage Center)
Spend an hour checking out our local retailers that offer Wind River Country flair.
Have them check out the walking Art Tour where famous pieces are located on the sides of buildings around town
Check out local calendars:Wind River Country, County10, Riverton Chamber of Commerce, Riverton Ambassadors, CWC
Suggest a movie at Barry Cinemas!
Suggest a walk through our Rails to Trails and learn some fascinating Wyoming history or the Riverwalk where they can enjoy a scenic stroll along the banks of the Wind River Picnic lunch in one of Riverton's many public parks
Check out the historic 1838 Rendezvous Site
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce would be happy to provide any information you may need. We're looking forward to the event and want to give a BIG THANKS to the Riverton Youth Soccer Assocation for putting this on and boosting our communities economy.
Employer’s must register by February 26, 2021. This is a firm date and cannot be extended to ensure adequate timeline for recordings.
Upon registration, you will be contacted to set up a time to record a 5-10 minute video about your business and job opportunities by March 5, 2021. These videos will be posted for the public during the Virtual Fremont County Employment Expo week, from March 22-26.
Employers will need to contact the local Workforce Center by March 15 to make sure job opportunities are posted and ready for the event.
Early registration is $35, $45 after February 10. For more info, contact Terri Hays at (307) 856-9231 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Anne Even at (307) 855-2335 or email@example.com.