Lil' Tiffany's Spa opened in Gillette a year ago, and immediately became part of the Chamber. On April 27, they celebrated their anniversary, and we were there to take part in all the spa has to offer for families:
Lil' Tiffany's Spa is located at 902 E. 3rd Street, and is open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday. They offer all their services for both adults and children, and even specialize in couples massage.
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WyoSkate opened in downtown Gillette in 2016 as a roller derby and art boutique. In April they moved to 300 S. Gillette Avenue, in the same building as Sir Speedy and the Lubnau Law Office, expanding their offering of art, roller skates, protective skate gear, cosmetics, and apparel to include skateboards and inline skates. We cut the ribbon on their Chamber membership in their new location on April 19.
Everything you need to get started skating or to upgrade your current setup is available at WyoSkate, along with custom designed and/or mounted skates, and fitted gear.
"I wanted a safe, comfortable place for people to come in and ask questions and find out what it is they really need, whether they're quad skating or speed skating or skateboarding," says owner Brenda Kirk. "If you're not wearing the right safety gear, you're not actually protecting yourself, and injuries take all the fun out of it."
The new store space includes a classroom for people to learn about the different aspects of skating and skate maintanence, as well as a lounge for viewing roller derby bouts or other televised competitions. WyoSkate has also launched Northeast Wyoming's first Chicks in Bowls chapter, CIB Gillette.
Roller derby skaters on a local league receive 10% off their protective gear automatically, as do Chamber Members, through the Member 2 Member Discount program. WyoSkate also accepts Gold Bucks.
"I love being downtown and part of Gillette Main Street. It's a great business community in Gillette so being part of the Chamber was also important."
Stop by and visit on Friday or Saturday afternoons from Noon until 5 p.m, or message them on Facebook for an appointment. You can also call (307) 529-1506 with any questions.
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Personal Frontiers joined the Chamber and had their ribbon cutting on April 5th, at their offices on 310 S. Miller Avenue in Gillette. The non-profit helps adults and families deal with substance abuse, and has been operating in Campbell County since 1976.
"It's about empowering and treating the whole person," says Executive Director Donna Morgan. "We don't ever try to turn anyone away."
There are three counselors and several others on staff to help the community. They don't choose clients based on income level, and were recently accepted to MAP International, which is a Medical Assistance Program. Personal Frontiers also works with Juvenile & Family Drug Court. They are currently looking to hire even more therapists and office help.
"I'm licensed to do dual diagnosis," says Clinical Supervisor Marty Huckins. "I can diagnose and treat both mental health and substance abuse."
The other two counselors at Personal Frontiers are Provisional Professional Counselors, which means soon they will be fully licensed to treat patients. They also do Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is a treatment designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories.
They are open 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. They are open 8:30 a.m. until Noon on Friday, but do not see clients on that day. There are also group therapy sessions that take place after 5:30 p.m. Click here to see their Chamber listing.
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A Helping Hand is one of the FUEL Business Incubator's outreach businesses. That means that while they are a new business that takes advantage of the amenties of the incubator, they don't have an office on-site at the facility on Sinclair Street.
That's because owner Barb Massie spends most of her time providing non-medical, elderly companion care for Gillette.
"If you need help once a week, if you need help daily, we'll tailor the service around whatever your needs are," Barb says. "I do all the fun things with people. We go on day trips, we go grocery shopping, we help with meals."
If you or a family member would like to remain at home as long as possible, but still need help getting to and from medical visits or doing chores around the house, A Helping Hand may be who you need to contact. While the service is not currently covered by insurance or medicare, it is an important addition to Campbell County for those who need some assistance.
You can contact Barb Massie at (307) 689-0291. See more photos at our Facebook page!
Kodi Majors got her start working in the metal industry with Pacific Steel & Recycling 30 years ago. It wasn't long after that she was looking for a way to continue her career from home so she could have more time with her daughter. In 2003, Major Metal Service was incorporated, and moved in to 1110 Robertson Circle in South Gillette.
Kodi eventually sold that business and returned to Pacific Steel in sales, but this year, Pacific Steel & Recycling bought the Major Metal Service location so that they had room to expand. So Kodi's career has come full circle, and Pacific Steel & Recycling has added all the amenties that Major Metal Service has to offer Gillette. With their 100 ton press brake, they will continue to service the mining industry in Northeast Wyoming.
Matt Taylor was the Branch Manager for Pacific Steel in Billings and less than a month ago moved his family to Gillette to manage the new location.
"He's done major things in the last three weeks. The location needed a little TLC," said Gillette Branch Manager Brandon Rosten. "Pacific's been in this area for 40 years but we have not been dabbling in the new steel as much as we should have been."
That will change with the move, Rosten says, taking the Powder River Basin to the "next level." They are open Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at their original location on Larch Street. The new location on Robertson Circle is open and we cut the red ribbon on it this evening, kicking off a customer appreciation event.
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Twilight First Aid & Safety was formed in Sturgis, SD, 24 years ago. In 2015, a local couple purchased the business. Owner Leah Braun says Twilight's mobile safety unit visits Gillette businesses at least once a week, and provides services to customers like Lowe Roofing and Border States Electric.
"Mines, construction companies, manufacturing: anywhere where machinery is being used. We have everything from a typical first aid cabinet to safety equipment and eyewash stations," says Leah.
Twilight will not only stock your first aid station, but will provide guidance on the proper usage of things like AED devices.
"We offer training and we'll also service the unit. It's no good if you don't know how to use it," said Twilight's co-owner, Adam Braun.
Banks, hotels, and any place that has people can also take advantage of their services. The guarantee that they provide is they will show up as often as is outlined by their client, and they clean and maintain a first aid cabinet or eyewash station.
"We take that off their plate so the customer doesn't have to."
Twilight First Aid & Safety joined the Chamber in 2018, and cut the red ribbon on their new mobile unit on March 27, 2019. The company is both woman-owned and veteran-owned. You can contact them at 1-800-598-5630, or visit their Chamber listing.
See more photos of their mobile unit on our Facebook page, by clicking here.
Dr. Kristal Schmidt recently sold her practice at Advanced Orthogonal Chiropractic to Dr. Kari Bennett, who moved to Gillette last May, and who has been a chiropractor for 15 years.
"I met Dr. Kristal almost a year ago, and we talked for over five hours. It was just a good fit," says Dr. Bennett.
After 20 years at AO Chiropractic, we said goodbye Tuesday to Dr. Kristal, who is retiring. We welcomed Dr. Kari, her two daughters, and the new AO Chiro ("Advanced Orthopedic and Chiropractic") to the Chamber with a red ribbon cutting.
Dr. Kari specializes in working with children and athletes. They are currently looking for a theraputic massage specialist to add to the practice.
AO Chiropractic is still located at 201 W. Lakeway Road. They are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday mornings. You can find out more by clicking here.
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Red Daisy Gifts moved from their online storefront to a brick-and-mortar location in 2018, and joined the Chamber of Commerce on April 13 of 2018. A year later, they've moved in to an even bigger location at 310 S. Miller Avenue, near downtown Gillette. Their focus is on small local businesses that can find some shelf space away from the vendor shows.
"As we keep evolving, we keep trying to make this look more like a higher-end store. We don't want it to look like a craft fair," said co-owner Stephanie Bryce.
"The previous store was more separated in to vendor areas, this we wanted to feel more like one unified store," said Krissy Borcher, another co-owner.
"It shouldn't feel like you're going booth to booth," Bryce added.
The new store has retained most of its 50 vendors from the previous location, and there is still a waitlist to add more businesses. Bryce says the key to their success is finding the right mix of people with the right mindset. It's how they keep their turnover rate low and the quality of the products they offer high.
Both women still work full time at the coal mines, and the store operates with the help of the community. People who have product in Red Daisy are offered jobs running it so they can gain experience owning and operating a storefront.
"A lot of people have hopes and dreams but they don't know how to go from Point A to Point B," Bryce says. "We found a lot of local talent and brought them under one roof."
Red Daisy Gifts is open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to see more photos.
The Man Cave Salon is Gillette Main Street's newest addition! Located on First Block at 104 S. Gillette Avenue (next door to Big Lost Meadery,) Man Cave opened this week, with a ribbon cutting and open house.
From the beer signs on the wall to Redken's "Brew" shampoos on the shelves, the Man Cave is definitely a friendly space for Gillette men to get a shave and a haircut.
Owner Rhonda Nile has been cutting hair for 16 years, and was previously the assistant manager at Great Clips.
"This has always been the dream," she told the Campbell County Energizers. "We're pretty much only cutting men's hair, but eventually we'd like to do a 'Ladies Night' like on Monday nights."
There are three stylists total on hand to serve Campbell County. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and they take walk-ins as well as appointments. Call (307) 689-8368 or visit their listing to get directions.
You can tune in to 1270 AM / 106.7 FM at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, to hear Rhonda chat about Man Cave with Tracy.
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Our first ribbon cutting of 2019 was a combined affair! Jack Kaup, CEO of Black Hills Urgent Care, welcomed the Chamber and the Chamber Energizers to the new Urgent Care location on South Douglas Highway in Gillette on February 19. The extension clinic of the Rapid City hospital moved in to Campbell County last summer, renovating the old First Interstate Bank building to make space for not only their general care facility, but the Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center.
Black Hills Urgent Care and Ortho & Spine realized they actually served a wider area, 250 miles around their location in Rapid City, and they began looking for another location a year and a half ago. They settled very quickly on Gillette.
"We've had excellent success in the two and half months we've been open," said Kaup. "We bring something different to our clinic visitors, we're interested in long term care for our clients, while also taking care of your health care needs."
Depending on how many doctors are on staff day to day, just the orthopedic clinic itself will see 40-70 patients per day. The urgent care center can treat a wide range of issues, and they have begun providing general preventive care as well. Dr. Monica Morman has been an orthopedic surgeon in Gillette for fifteen years, and now is a full time staff member at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine. Eight other surgeons visit throughout the month, and there are 17 specialists total in the network.
"Starting in March, we'll have an ears, nose, and throat doctor and other specialists who will come through," said Kyle Wiese, CEO of the Orthopedic & Spine Center. "Right now we are looking at our options to privilege our doctors so they can perform surgeries in town, but we do have our surgical hospital in Rapid City which is ranked sixth in the nation."
You can find both care centers in one place, 2201 S. Douglas Highway, or check them out online here and here.
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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!