On May 31, we welcomed Gillette Orthodontics to the Chamber, and toured their new facility on Running W Drive.
Dr. Brian Ward showed the Energizers around the tropical sun-and-surf themed office space, and says that they provide orthodontics to people of all ages. About 40% of their clientele for braces are adults, and he personally has put braces on a 75 year old woman who was interested in trying them.
On May 19, the Rockpile Museum in Gillette hosted an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Traveling exhibition "The Way We Worked." The display is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, and explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.
The Rockpile is also extending their local photography exhibit, “Views of Vanuatu.” Local World War 2 veteran Jack Bennick served in the US navy from 1939 until 1945, and survived the sinking of the USS Wasp. He served on the Gillette City Council for 10 years after returning home to Campbell County. His photography from his time overseas will now be on display through October 6th.
On July 21, the museum will be celebrating 44 years in the community. Named after the literal rockpile on-site, which signaled to early settlers traveling through northeast Wyoming that they'd reached Gillette, the museum hosts a variety of different exhibits, from the prehistoric to modern history.
As always, events and admissions to the Rockpile Museum are FREE. See more photos from the event on our Facebook page!
We welcomed Candy's Taqueria to the Chamber on May 2nd! The restaurant has been regularly ranked as one of Gillette's top restaurants, and reviewed with the highest marks by its patrons on Yelp and TripAdvisor.
They recently moved to the Camel Plaza, next to McDonald's. Their menu includes authentic homemade specialties like pupusas, huaraches, and tortas, and they served up our Energizers some carne asada fries and empanadas, as well.
We're happy to have this long-time local favorite added to our list of Chamber restaurants, and can't wait to see what's in store for them this year! Their hours are Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and are now at 900 Camel Drive.
Check out more photos from the ribbon cutting on Facebook.
If you need to fix up your car or truck, but don't have a garage or driveway to do it, Shade Tree Rentals was created just for you.
The self-service garage has two bays and an automobile lift for hourly rental to those looking to repair their vehicle. Rates are as low as $25 an hour, and tool kits are also available for rental to those in need. Owners Valerie Koss and Joe Brown are also on site to provide advice and help.
"There's a need for people to have a place to come out of the cold and rain," Joe says. "Some tenants aren't allowed to work on their cars in their yard."
Stop by their location at 3530 Bird Drive if you're interested. They're open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, but they will see you by appointment. Call 307-696-1071 for more information.
(You can view all the photos from the event here!)
On April 21, we cut the red ribbon on Wyoming Roofing's new location, next to Starbucks on Camel Drive. The Pink Panther even visited with us!
They have been Chamber members since 2015, and serving Gillette since 2004. Currently they are participating in the "Roof Outreach for Those Who Teach", a program to give a free roof to a deserving educator. Nominations are open now, you can submit a teacher for the prize at their website by clicking here.
Wyoming Roofing is now located at 1215 S. Douglas Highway, Suite B., and are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(Check out all their photos here!)
"My Junk, Your Trunk" is really more of a flea market than a consignment store, says owner Tony Johnson.
The store at 1300 Butcher Court in Gillette helps home-based vendors and antiques dealers sell their wares together in one 6000 square foot space.
"A lot of people do very well here," Johnson said. "You price your own stuff and everyone has their own code on the price tag to track sales."
They are always looking for new sellers, and have a few open spaces right now at the store. There are currently thirty different vendors, ranging from jewelry to makeup and furniture. They also have the largest selection of balloons in Gillette.
"We got all of [Celebration Station's] supplies, and we are going to maintain all the balloons. We have hundreds on hand, and we can order literally thousands of others," says Johnson.
My Junk Your Trunk Too is open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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The newest consignment shop in Gillette already has a waiting list for vendors.
Red Daisy Gifts opened up on Highway 14-16 next to Long's Plumbing in March. The owners have been handling similar ventures for years, but the new boutique is ready to go with merchandise from 36 vendors.
"We have room for maybe two more small vendors," said co-owner Jen Skinner.
We welcomed Red Daisy to the Chamber on April 13 with a ribbon cutting, as they held an open house at their store. All 800 square feet was packed wall-to-wall with customers, Energizers, and fans.
"It's been a good experience and it's helped business grow," says Stephanie Bryce.
The boutique offers homemade craft items as well as retail, spanning from canned goods and clothing to home decor and skin care.
They are open Wednesday - Saturday, 10-5 during the weekdays and 10-4 on Saturday at 1604 E. Hwy. 14-16.
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Clever Fashion has been selling women's apparel -- including lingerie -- for two years. If you're looking for prom dresses or jeans, they carry it all, from juniors sizing through XL. They get new merchandise every month, and have regular sales.
Owner Irma Mercado was looking to expand her business's visibility in Gillette, and find marketing opportunities unique to Chamber members. We welcomed them to the Chamber on March 30 with a ribbon cutting.
Clever Fashion is open Monday through Friday in the Camel Plaza.
On March 8 we welcomed SYFR to the Chamber. They are a full service medical billing, coding and consulting business. SYFR also has a service line that offers record retention, auditing, and destruction for all types of business.
We cut the red ribbon on their Chamber membership in front of their mobile shredding unit. They are currently the only record shredding business located in Gillette.
They'll be expanding soon in to electronics recycling and destruction. If you're interested in obtaining their services, please check out their listing in our membership directory.
Healthy eating is a family affair for Sarah Lehmann. She opened Bliss Nutrition in January, as a place for Gillette to not only grab a tasty treat, but as somewhere to learn about nutrition and to exercise as well.
They have dozens of healthy drinks on their menu, with special flavors all the time.
"We have a meal replacement smoothie, 200 calories and 24 grams of protein. It could be a meal replacement or just a healthy snack," says Sarah.
Bliss also provides individual health coaching, weight loss coaching, sports nutrition, and healthy weight gain support. Right now they're doing a "Biggest Loser" weight loss challenge, and starting March 13, from 6 a.m. until 6:45 a.m., they'll be doing a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) program in the store. They also have Herbalife supplements. Sarah's partner Andrew Kruger has lost 80 pounds since June, and she has lost 45 pounds since having their last baby.
Bliss Nutrition is open Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fridays 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday 10 - 2 p.m. They are located in the Camel Plaza, 900 Camel Drive, Suite H.
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Every member that joins the Chamber of Commerce is entitled to a ribbon cutting event. Our Chamber Ambassadors, the Energizers, attend ribbon cutting events to network and learn about your business. You get to use the big scissors and cut the red ribbon on your Chamber membership!