From Staff Reports
The Sheridan Press
SHERIDAN — Voting is now open for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Awards of Excellence.
All Chamber members and their employees are eligible to vote, and voting will end at midnight Nov. 5. A complete listing of all Chamber member businesses and organizations is available in the Chamber Member Directory at www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org.
All 2019 Awards of Excellence nominees will be honored at the Feb. 12, 2020, Chamber Lunch with the recipients in each of the six categories announced at that time. Nominations were accepted from the public and were then reviewed by the Chamber’s Business Awards Task Force, who selected five finalists in each category. The awards and their nominees are:
KEY SERVICE AWARD
This award honors a Chamber member non-profit organization that has made a significant impact in Sheridan County: a nonprofit that serves with enthusiasm and dedication, addressing needs in the community and aligning the vision of its organization for maximum effectiveness.
• Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Holy Name Catholic School
• Rooted in Wyoming Youth Gardening Collaboration
• Sheridan Community Land Trust
• Tongue River Valley Community Center
STRENGTH OF SHERIDAN AWARD
This award honors a Chamber member business or organization that has a long and distinguished tenure in the community (20+ years): an organization that demonstrates consistent service, continually invests in the community, and demonstrates sustained quality performance.
• Carroll’s Furniture
• Sheridan Rotary Club
• Sheridan Stationery Books & Gallery
• Sheridan WYO Rodeo
• WYO Theater, Inc.
SPIRIT OF SHERIDAN
This award honors a business or individual who volunteers countless hours for the betterment of the Chamber and Sheridan County: demonstrates vision, ambition, and drive to serve the community and the mission of the Chamber, understanding a community thrives when those in it invest and contribute to its success.
• Jenny Craft
• Christine Dieterich
• Mark Kinner
• Gail Symons
• Matt Westkott
CHAMBER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: SMALL BUSINESS
(less than 20 full-time employees)
This award honors a Chamber member small business that demonstrates steady growth, solid leadership and a strong commitment to the success of the Sheridan area. This business shows innovation in strategic planning, employee development, and customer service and is actively involved in the betterment of the community.
• BEST Real Estate, WY, LLC
• Born in a Barn, LLC
• Domino’s Pizza
• Red Bison Studio
• Teton Therapy
CHAMBER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: LARGE BUSINESS
This award honors a Chamber member large business that maintains consistent growth and strong performance, understands its customer, has an engaged workforce with effective leadership, and is continually innovating to support future growth. This business not only invests in its continued success, but also invests its resources in the success of the community.
• Frontier Asset Management, LLC
• Security State Bank
• SWCA Environmental Consultants
• WWC Engineering
BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
This award honors a Chamber member business person who shows outstanding business acumen and strong leadership in business and community efforts. This person is a champion for economic development, constantly strives to exceed customer expectations, delivers industry leading standards of service and quality, and exhibits innovation in business development.
• Antonia Armenta-Miller, Bonafide Foods, LLC
• Melissa Butcher, Confluence Collaborative, Lazy R Campground & Cabins
• Bob Gates, Alpine Climate Control, Inc.
• Kayla Hert, Real Deals on Home Décor
• Andrew McFaul, Excalibur Construction, Inc., Camelot Realty, Inc.
To learn more about the nominees and to vote, visit www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org or stop by the Chamber office at 24 S. Main St.
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