The Lodge, a men's salon, recently opened at 439 Prairieview Drive, near Highway 59. Filled with hunting trophies and with a big screen placed perfectly for watching television while you get your hair cut, The Lodge is a place for the men of Gillette to get themselves groomed in a comfortable environment.
"This allows the girls to have their own hours and work for themselves," said owner Patty Junek.
The Lodge's staff is all experience stylists, who can cut women's hair as well as men's, but don't offer chemical services, as part of their relaxed aesthetic. We welcomed them to the Chamber on September 13.
They are open Monday through Friday from 9 - 6, or by appointment.
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On September 10, Energy Capital Economic Development and the Wyoming Small Business Development Center moved to their new home at 345 Sinclair Street, near Gillette College.
ECED purchased the office space using a Wyoming Business Ready Community grant in 2016. They have been using the location to help startup companies and small businesses looking for shared workspace, to get a footing in the business community. Now with a steering committee for the "Business Incubator," and a location shared with ECED and the SBDC, new entrepreneurs have a good chance at finding success in Campbell County.
"This is one of the projects that we hope diversifies and strengthens our economy," said CEO Phil Christopherson at the dedication ceremony.
The business incubator's official name was unveiled during the ribbon cutting. It's now called "FUEL": Fostering Upstanding Entrepreneurial Leaders. The building currently is home to nine new businesses, including the Advanced Carbon Collective, run by former Wyoming Business Council director Dave Spencer.
"I think this is a good example of economic development, that you're constantly having to re-tool your community," said County Commissioner Mark Christensen.
FUEL will have multiple events this week as part of their grand opening. You can see the full schedule by clicking here.
On August 23 we welcomed the Loyal Order of the Moose to the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, and learned a lot about what the Moose Lodge does!
Every year, our local Moose Lodge (and the Women of the Moose) makes four $1000 scholarship donations to Campbell County students. To fund these scholarships, they put on monthly hamburger feeds, pancake breakfasts, and prime rib dinners.
They also contribute to the national Moose Lodge's "Mooseheart" school: a 1,000-acre residential childcare facility and school near Chicago that houses children under 18 who are in need of a family, home, and education.
If you're interested in becoming a Moose member, stop by and see them on 2704 Hackathorn Lane and pick up a member application.
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Stephanie Thomas opened 307 Realty in January of 2018, having worked for various other realtors around town and deciding it was time to strike out on her own.
She is starting small and hoping to grow slowly and steadily with other experienced realtors. The 307 Realty office is currently in the KG Town Center next to Bay Equity. They have the retail space next door, as well, that they plan to expand in to once the business picks up.
Visit them at 39 Town Center Dr., Suite 100 or online at 307 Realty Team.
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.
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.
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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.
(You can check out more photos from the event on Facebook!)
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.
(Click here to see all the photos from the event!)
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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This year's Galentine's Day was marked with a ribbon cutting at Wyovision's new location in the RC Ranch community on Running W Drive. Dr. Joseph Katschke helped expand Wyovision in to Gillette from Sheridan, and a year and a half ago took over the practice. This February not only has the business moved in to a beautiful new storefront, but they will be adding a second doctor.
Currently their hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays 8 to 3, but starting February 27, adding a second doctor to the practice means they'll be expanding their hours. In addition to celebrating their new address on February 13, Dr. Katschke had a birthday on February 10.
KOAL radio and Papa John's graciously provided pizza and other snacks for our hungry Energizers today. There are also drawings going on in-store if you stop by this afternoon.
On February 9, Todd Butzine Insurance joined the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce. Todd has been in business for 25 years selling auto, home, and life insurance. Our Energizers filled his office to welcome him to our business and networking community!
Todd and his wife were surprised at the number of volunteers and committee members we have at the Chamber, and how much we do for Campbell County. They are excited to support the Chamber's events and see where their new membership will take them.
Todd Butzine State Farm Agency is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5, across from Starbucks on 439 Prairieview Drive.
Chris Leatherman is an FAA certified drone operator, and manned student pilot. His company, Aerial Solutions of Wyoming, was started in order to provide aerial footage and videography services for real estate companies, non-profits, and special events.
Chris cut the red ribbon on his Chamber membership this afternoon in the Chamber board room.
"Primarily what I do is storytelling with the drones," he told our Energizers. "Whether it's about an upcoming event, someone's house, or a non-profit, I'm using the eye in the sky instead of a ground camera."
Some of the key businesses that Aerial Solutions like to work with are special events like fun runs -- he's previously filmed the Peanut Butter 4K for Club Energize -- and construction and real estate services.
"It's a starting business, so I'll be experimenting with things."
Each project has a flat rate fee, based on what kind of photos and video you need. Aerial Solutions can even create models of your home or construction project if you need it.
The drones are FAA registered, and they can't fly within five miles of the airport. But no matter where you are in Northeast Wyoming, Aerial Solutions can help you.
Visit them online at airofwy.com or give them a call at (307) 299-9769.
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!