Richard Chafee and his father, Jack, started repairing and renting used Cat equipment in 1981. Since then, Jack's Truck & Equipment has grown into a franchise of heavy construction equipment and commercial truck distribution throughout Wyoming, with locations in Casper, Cheyenne, Rock Springs, and right here at its foundation in Gillette.
To show appreciation for the drivers, customers, employees and vendors at JTE, they held a barbecue alongside a mini trade show, and a ribbon cutting on their new membership with the Chamber of Commerce.
The Family Fun Frontier Center celebrated 10 years of business this weekend, and a brand-new Chamber membership.
The newly remodeled bowling alley has an all new scoring system and remains the only bowling alley in town that is 100% non-smoking. They also have pool tables, darts, and Virtual Reality games for the non-bowlers in your family.
Check out their Facebook page for league signups all year round, or maybe stop by on September 8th when they host a fundraiser for Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation. They are open seven days a week starting at 11 a.m., and are located on Highway 59 (South Douglas Highway), south of Southern Drive.
Call them at (307) 687-0261 for more info! [To view more photos, click here.]
Only July 24, Campbell County Health held an open house for their new Patient Financial Services location at 900 W. 8th Street. Patient Financial Services is a newly formed department in the organization—combining CCMH Patient Accounting and the CCMG Central Billing Office into one unit.
Patients can now pay their Campbell County Memorial Hospital and Campbell County Medical Group Clinics bills at the office, which is located at the Pioneer Building (the old Pioneer Manor.)
You can read more at the CCH blog.
Dickey's is back in Gillette and is under new ownership in a new location! The Texas-based barbecue chain slow-smokes all their meats on-site the same way it's been done for over 70 years. The menu features beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs, polish sausage, spicy cheddar sausage, smoked turkey, and marinated chicken, with an extensive array of homestyle sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. The new location on 804 E. 2nd Street now serves beer, as well.
General Manager Mike Henson says that on opening weekend (July 7 - 9), all uniformed first responders will get 50% off, and any donation made to their charity Barbecue, Boots, & Badges will get a gift card in return.
The new Dickey's also features a private meeting room that seats 50-60 people, with catering available for off-site events. They are open every day from 11 - 9 p.m. You can find out more at Dickeys.com.
See more photos from their ribbon cutting here.
Tin Wagon Boutique has moved across town, closer to a lot of other shopping in the Silverado Center. We cut the ribbon on their new space on July 2nd.
"I love this location because I got to add my personal touch and make it feel like home," says owner Kaylee Phillips.
The new space has a tin wall and plenty of room for their western bohemian flair. You can see more of what they offer in their Business Spotlight. They're open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at their new space,
1103 E Boxelder Rd Suite H.
Brittany Farella founded CORE 307 - which stands for Coal, Oil, Ranching, and Education, the four big communities in Gillette - because she wanted to give back to the community that raised her. She's been a physical therapist for six years, and specializes in mechanical treatments - people with sports injuries or ailments from repetitive movement.
CORE 307 also offers treatments like dry needling from Monday through Friday at their location at 548 Running W Drive.
"We respect people's various hours in our community, so we'll also see you by appointment," Farella says.
For more information on the services they offer, or their day-to-day hours, please visit them online at Core 307 PT.
More photos from the ribbon cutting available here!
Momentum Physical Therapy has moved to its new location at 305 E. Lakeway Road, in the old Sears building. The business has quadrupled their floor space, meaning they have room to operate their multiple different rehab solutions, from post-operation therapy to pediatrics to sports injuries.
"We grew out of our location near the Rec Center, and it was just time to find a bigger space," said owner Kayla Williamsen.
The business is still the only providers in Gillette that are ASTYM certified for tendinopathy issues. They also offer dry needling, LSVT BIG, and many other sorts of alternative therapies for people in pain.
Momentum Physical Therapy is open Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7 am - 7 pm; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 am until noon. They are accepting new patients and all insurance policies, and can provide cash options for those without medical coverage.
Call them at (307) 696-6045, or visit them online at momentumwy.com.
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.
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!