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!
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!