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Wyoming Senate
Senator Michael Von Flatern
    
Wyoming House
Representative Scott Clem
Dylan Czarnecki
Representative Roy Edwards
Timothy Hallinan
Duffy Jenniges
Representative William "Bill" Pownall

County Commissioner
Commissioner Mark Christensen
Clark Kissack

City of Gillette
Adrian Gerrits
Shay Lundvall
Council Member Billy Montgomery
Terry Sjolin



Chamber Resource Guide
is Going Online

   
    Get your business message into the hands of thousands of business leaders and community members in the region. Advertise in the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Online Resource Guide.
    The 2016 Online Resource Guide provides alphabetical and categorical business listings of Chamber members, as well as a comprehensive look at the resources and services available to Chamber member
     Advertisers will enjoy double the value. Along with placement in the Online Resource Guide, advertisers will receive a premium advertisement in the Chamber's Web Directory of businesses at www.gillettechamber.com. The site is accessed by more than 50,000 potential customers annually.
     Contact the Chamber at (307) 682-3673 to learn
more about this great opportunity.
 
Released: June 13, 2016

Summer Marketing Opportunity
  
    You can market your business this summer to guests visiting Gillette and Campbell County.  The Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau provides visitor welcome bags to visiting groups and local businesses can insert flyers, business cards, or other reasonably sized materials into the bags to gain exposure.  Businesses can also place flyers or brochures at the Visitor Centers in Gillette and Wright for guests to access. 
    This is a great opportunity to get your business in front of guests including participants and families visiting for the National High School Finals Rodeo. 
    Businesses must provide the printed inserts for inclusion. Contact the Visitors Bureau at 307-686-0040 to get a schedule of when bags will be assembled and number of inserts required.

 


Let Your Voice Be Heard
Written Comment Period is Open on Coal Leasing Program

    It is not too late to provide input to the BLM about the importance of Wyoming’s coal industry. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with a comprehensive review examining a broad array of concerns about the federal coal leasing program. This review will likely have considerable impact on Campbell County’s economy. The BLM is asking for public input on the following topics: Are Americans receiving a fair return for federal coal?
  • How do market conditions affect coal?
  • How does federal coal affect the environment?
  • How do these and other factors impact coal-dependent communities?

    Public feedback will help inform the size and scope of the review conducted in the proposed Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. 
Written comments will be received until July 23.  To learn more about the hearings, click here. 
    For assistance with comments, contact Charlene at the Chamber, charlenem@gillettechamber.com

Date: June 1, 2016


More Detail on New Overtime Regulation
Prepare Now for December Implementation

    Despite an onslaught of comments from business and industry leaders asking the federal government to refrain from passing onerous regulations increasing the wage threshold for exempt employees, the Department of Labor has released the final rule updating the overtime regulations. 
    With a December 1 effective date, businesses have time to determine how they will comply with the new rule, but the U.S. Chamber urges businesses to begin planning sooner rather than later. We will be rolling out more information on implementation moving forward. In the meantime, click here for resources to help you understand the regulations.

Date: June 1, 2016


Focus on the Facts

    The Chamber has had numerous requests for an update on economic conditions in Gillette. We have compiled the following information that can be relied upon when discussing the local business climate.

  •  Sales tax collections, including 1% and General Fund Sales and Use Tax brought in $32.4 million for the first ten months of FY 15-16, compared to $40.2 million and $46.3 million respectively from FY13-14 and FY14-15.
  • Unemployment has risen from 3.6% in April 2015 to 7.9% in 2016.
  • April 2016 unemployment figures show 2,038 employed compared to 941 unemployed in April 2015.
  • Real estate listings have fluctuated over the past three years with 370 homes on the market in Gillette and Rozet in May 2014. Listings dropped to 305 in May 2015 and currently reflect 482 homes on the market in May 2016.

For complete data, click here.
   Additional economic data can be accessed by linking to Community Builders, Inc. (CBI). CBI, a Wyoming-based consulting firm, publishes monthly report with economic data and analytical graphs for Wyoming’s 23 counties.

Date: June 1, 2016



2016 Advocacy and Legislative Principles

   The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce 2015-16 Advocacy and Legislative Principles represents the Chamber’s commitment to improve the business climate and quality of life for the community. For more information, download the Campbell County Chamber’s 2016 Advocacy and Legislative Principles.


Elected Officials Directory

    The information provided in the Elected Official  Directory contains contact information for the elected officials in the districts you currently live in. Download a copy



Images of Gillette-Campbell County magazine

    Our economy makes Campbell County a wonderful and exciting place to live. The Chamber has partnered with Journal Communications, Inc. to produce the dynamic publication, Images of Gillette-Campbell County magazine. View the digital version of this publication.

 


Chamber Events

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Community Events

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