DaNece Day has been practicing law for 21 years, and has recently opened a solo practice on 201 W. Lakeway Rd.
"I'm calling myself a little bit of a boutique," she says. "You don't get to really 'specialize' in law but I am focusing on family and juvenile law and what goes along with that."
Grandparent's rights, guardianship, and custody issues are some of the things she deals with at her location. She's created a space that is friendly and inviting to families, where parents will feel comfortable bringing their children while talking about business.
"I work with a lot of social service agencies in that I represent clients who have children involved or are involved themselves," she says. "I spend a lot of time trying to make sure that I'm involved with organizations that impact families."
This year Day Law sponsored the Donkey Creek Festival because it was a community event that involves generations of family. She wants to make sure there are always events in Gillette that will impact families for good.
DaNece is also a graduate of our Gillette Area Leadership Institute, class of 2002. Her office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. She's available 24 hours a day by phone. You can see their full details here.
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Their first real test was Mother's Day.
"We had 168 orders and I'm the only designer," said Bloomer's owner, Linnie MacMillen. "We were climbing over each other but we got it done!"
Bloomer's, located downtown at 206 S. Gillette Ave., is one of the newest additions to Gillette's "Main Street." They became Chamber members in May, and had their ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 19th. Next door neighbor Ice Cream Cafe helped with refreshments, and Four Seasons Events staged an outdoor patio setting for visitors.
"Floral design is something that I love," she says. "My design style is a little different, so people have another choice now. There's nothing I won't try to tackle."
Linnie retired from being a florist after over 30 years in the business, and moved to Wyoming with her family. But after seeing the empty store front on Main Street, she decided she'd spend her retirement starting a new small business.
"I was driving around one day and saw this empty storefront downtown with no sign, so I contacted my realtor, Pat Avery, and he helped me let the space," she says. "Building a business is a process. You build a client base by doing quality work again and again, and being dependable. Provide good work with good prices, and the community will come."
Bloomer's creates both live floral arrangements and silk arrangements, sells potted plants, can provide the flowers for your special event, and even creates gift baskets with anything you like in them. For a fee of $10 or under, you can get arrangements delivered in Gillette, and Bloomer's says they will deliver to Rozet, Moorcroft, and Wright as well. Delivery to funeral homes or, in some cases, the hospital, will have a smaller (or no) charge.
Bloomer's is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Visit them online at bloomerstheflowershop.com, or give them a call at (307) 670-9292.
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Gillette's Walmart isn't the first to offer curbside grocery pickup, but you can't miss the bright orange pickup pavilion that now graces their parking lot. They held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday to celebrate the start of the service, with food and drink for those in attendance, which included Gillette's mayor, Louise Carter-King.
Healing Hearts Home Health is an outreach member of the FUEL Business Incubator. Based in Moorcroft, they have clients in Campbell, Crook, and Weston counties. They are certified and registered nurses that will come to your home if you have trouble getting out to see your doctor, if you have physical or occupational therapy needs, or medication administered.
"When you get home from the hospital and you're confused about your discharge orders, and need a little extra help getting your medications sorted out, we help with that transition from health to home," says owner Lacy Davis, a Registered Nurse. "A lot of the time doctors don't know what a patient's home looks like and that they may have obstacles there, so that's where we fill in to make your home safe."
Client (and now Office Manager) Rhonda Smith had foot surgery and struggled to do everyday tasks like getting in and out of the shower. Healing Hearts Home Health came to her home and showed her the best way to get around in her wheelchair, and then later with her scooter.
"Some people say it's the little things that matter to your health, so they do all kinds of things to help," Rhonda says. "The CNAs and the nurses make you feel comfortable when you're in an uncomfortable position."
The staff is on call 24 hours a day, but they do have office hours from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. They accept all pay services, including Medicare/Medicaid and VA insurance.
"If you call us and are questioning if you can afford home health, we try to find our patients different pay sources to help not pay out of pocket," Lacy says. "I have parents, too, and I know how expensive it is to keep them at home."
Healing Hearts will help you find community resources and fill out any paperwork necessary to help with your home care. They also provide end of life care to help families transition through a difficult process. They have four nurses on staff currently, and six CNAs. They also have occupational, physical, and speech therapists available, as well.
If you have any questions, you can call them at 307.756.9200, or visit them online.
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!