SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Address
PO BOX 707
SHERIDAN, WY 82801
Contact
Website: http://www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org
Phone: +1 (307) 672-2485
Nonprofit
NTEE: S41 - Promotion of Business
EIN: 83-0145630

Mission

PROMOTE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SHERIDAN COUNTY, WYOMING AS THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Subsection code06
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$72,262.00$72,750.00$67,075.00$59,945.00$50,000.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$72,262.00$72,750.00$50,306.00$59,945.00$44,981.00
Number of employees74553
Number of volunteers11511519019075
Personnel
Barnes, Tim
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person TIM BARNESTIM BARNESTIM BARNESTIM BARNES
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Berry, Dave
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personDAVE BERRYDAVE BERRYDAVE BERRYDAVE BERRY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Brandjord, Eric
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   ERIC BRANDJORDERIC BRANDJORD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Bunker, Adam
TitleVICE PRESIDEDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personADAM BUNKERADAM BUNKERADAM BUNKER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Christensen, Nicole
TitleDIRECTORTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personNICOLE CHRISTENSENNICOLE CHRISTENSENNICOLE CHRISTENSENNICOLE CHRISTENSENNICOLE CHRISTENSEN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Defries, Erin
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personERIN DEFRIESERIN DEFRIESERIN DEFRIESERIN DEFRIESERIN DEFRIES
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Evans, Travis
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personTRAVIS EVANSTRAVIS EVANSTRAVIS EVANS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Feck, Jeff
TitleDIRECTORVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJEFF FECKJEFF FECKJEFF FECKJEFF FECKJEFF FECK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Foster, Jerry
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   JERRY FOSTER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   2.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Garber, Richard
TitlePRESIDENTVICE PRESIDEDIRECTORVICE PRESIDEDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD GARBERRICHARD GARBERRICHARD GARBERRICHARD GARBERRICHARD GARBER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Garrelts, Jessica
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personJESSICA GARRELTS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Green, Karen
Title    TREASURER
Name of key/compensated person    KAREN GREEN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Hamilton, Theresa
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTHERESA HAMILTONTHERESA HAMILTONTHERESA HAMILTONTHERESA HAMILTONTHERESA HAMILTON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Harrelson, Cheryl
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personCHERYL HARRELSONCHERYL HARRELSONCHERYL HARRELSONCHERYL HARRELSON 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Haswell, Christi
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    CHRISTI HASWELL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Johnson, Dixie
TitleCHIEF EXEC.CHIEF EXEC.CHIEF EXEC.EXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated personDIXIE JOHNSONDIXIE JOHNSONDIXIE JOHNSONDIXIE JOHNSONDIXIE JOHNSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$72,262.00$72,750.00$50,306.00$59,945.00$44,981.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$11,064.00$7,015.00$16,769.00$11,741.00$8,321.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lehan, Laura
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   LAURA LEHANLAURA LEHAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Roush, Kay
TitleTREASURERDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personKAY ROUSHKAY ROUSHKAY ROUSH  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Schellinger, Jim
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    JIM SCHELLINGER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Skretteberg, Stacia
TitleDIRECTORPRESIDENTPRESIDENTDIRECTORVICE PRESIDE
Name of key/compensated personSTACIA SKRETTEBERGSTACIA SKRETTEBERGSTACIA SKRETTEBERGSTACIA SKRETTEBERGSTACIA SKRETTEBERG
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Smith, Wendy
TitleDIRECTORPAST PRESIDEDIRECTORPRESIDENTDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personWENDY SMITHWENDY SMITHWENDY SMITHWENDY SMITHWENDY SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Staben, Stacey
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person STACEY STABENSTACEY STABENSTACEY STABEN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Thorpe, Ken
Title   DIRECTORPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person   KEN THORPEKEN THORPE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Webb, Monty
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    MONTY WEBB
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Williams, Nate
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personNATE WILLIAMS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Wray, Jeffrey
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJEFFREY WRAYJEFFREY WRAYJEFFREY WRAY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesPROMOTE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SHERIDAN COUNTY, WYOMING AS THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS.PROMOTE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SHERIDAN COUNTY, WYOMING AS THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS.PROMOTE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SHERIDAN COUNTY, WYOMING AS THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS.PROMOTE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SHERIDAN COUNTY, WYOMING AS THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS.PROMOTE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SHERIDAN COUNTY, WYOMING AS THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS.
Program service expenses, total$341,797.00$342,319.00$340,339.00$311,940.00$260,950.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS THE FRONT DOOR TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A PASSION TO SELL OUR COMMUNITY TO VISITORS AND LOCALS, ENABLING US ALL TO GROW AND PROSPER. OUR "CAN DO" ATTITUDE PROMOTES A FRIENDLY, WELCOMING, POSITIVE IMAGE OF SHERIDAN. OUR MISSION STATEMENT READS, "WE ARE THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS, WORKING FOR THE PROMOTION, PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY.- AND, OUR VISION IS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: 1. ACTIVELY PROMOTE A HEALTHY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. 2. CREATE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL AREA BUSINESSES AND A CONCERN FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. 3. REPRESENT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS. 4. PROMOTE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; RETENTION AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES. 5. DISCOVER AND CORRECT CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH PREVENT THE PROMOTION OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND COMMUNITY GROWTH. 6. PROMOTE PROGRAMS OF A CIVIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL NATURE WHICH INCREASE THE FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. 7. CONTINUE TO PROMOTE TOURISM FOR THE COUNTY AND TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF SHERIDAN AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM. THE CHAMBER SERVES AS THE PRIMARY CONDUIT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, FROM REQUESTS FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY AND EVENT INFORMATION TO INQUIRIES ABOUT RELOCATION OF FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TO OUR AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A CRITICAL LINK BETWEEN THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE AGENCIES, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES. THE CHAMBER WORKS CLOSELY WITH AREA BUSINESSES AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY THAT MAY AFFECT BUSINESS HEALTH IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A PUBLIC FORUM FOR INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATES DURING AN ELECTION AND HOSTS AREA LEGISLATORS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS PRIOR TO EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE CHAMBER FOSTERS COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AREA BUSINESSES, HELPING TO CREATE COMMUNITY SYNERGY THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING, LEVERAGING OF RESOURCES, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. WE OFFER MANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS, INCLUDING CHAMBER LUNCHEONS AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS. THE CHAMBER PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHERIDAN COUNTY BY WORKING CLOSELY WITH BUSINESSES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO FACILITATE SPECIFIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. THE CHAMBER ALSO WORKS CLOSELY WITH MANY ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, NON-PROFITS AND FOCUS GROUPS IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER MAINTAINS A "CHAMBER BUCKS" BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF KEEPING DOLLARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE CHAMBER BUCKS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY FOR MANY YEARS, AND IN 2016, WE ISSUED RECORD AMOUNT OF CHAMBER BUCKS TOTALING 88,400. IN ADDITION, THE CHAMBER DEDICATES FUNDS TO A SHOP LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND UTILIZES MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND HELPS CREATE MORE UNDERSTANDING ON THE IMPACT KEEPING DOLLARS HERE LOCALLY HAS ON THE OVERALL HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART NEARLY TEN YEARS AGO IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WYOMING CHAMBERS HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. BEGINNING WITH TWO PARTICIPATING CHAMBERS (SHERIDAN AND GILLETTE), THE PLAN INCLUDED 28 EMPLOYERS AND 184 ENROLLED EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES. SINCE INCEPTION, MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY. THE PLAN IS SELF-INSURED, PAYING ITS OWN CLAIMS UP TO A STOP-LOSS LIMIT BEYOND WHICH "EXCESS INSURANCE" COMES INTO PLAY. IN 2016 WE DISTRIBUTED NEARLY 4,000 CONVENTION PACKETS AND PROVIDED INFORMATION VIA OUR DYNAMIC WEBSITE, WITH 205,000 WEB PAGE VIEWS. THE CHAMBER ALSO PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY 350 RELOCATION INFORMATION PACKAGES AND 128 TOURIST PACKAGES, ALL AT NO COST TO THE REQUESTOR. THE STAFF CONTINUES TO HANDLE DOZENS OF INQUIRIES EACH DAY ABOUT THE SHERIDAN AREA AND THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, AND WALK-INS. IN 2016, THE CHAMBER COORDINATED A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, CHAMBER COFFEES, WORKSHOPS, SHERIDAN WYO RODEO BOOT KICKOFF, LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY PROGRAM, 4-H/FFA BUYERS RECEPTION, WINDOW DECORATING CONTESTS, FUNDRAISERS, CHRISTMAS STROLL, AND THE COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER. IN ADDITION, WE HOSTED TWELVE EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS PROGRAMS WITH OVER 1,300 ATTENDEES AND TWELVE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 750 ATTENDEES. IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY CHAMBER, PROJECTS OF THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND OUR COMMITTEES LINK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO GOVERNMENT, BOOST RETAIL SALES AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT, FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND CONNECT BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH EACH OTHER AND RESOURCES VITAL TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS COMPRISED OF FIFTEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA. THESE ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS DEDICATE COUNTLESS HOURS TO THE BETTERMENT OF OUR BUSINESS CLIMATE AND REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSION AND VISION BY PARTICIPATING IN BOARD STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS. AND FINALLY, OUR COMMITTEES WORK ON SPECIFIC PROJECTS WHICH ACTIVELY PROMOTE A POSITIVE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMITTEES, THE EVENTS EACH COORDINATED AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH COMMITTEE IN 2016: AGRICULTURE/NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE: DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC LANDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: 4-H BUYERS RECEPTION, FARMER'S MARKET ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS VISITATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 16 AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE:: SERVE AS A "HIGH PROFILE" COMMITTEE OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PROMOTE NEW BUSINESS, ENCOURAGE PROGRESSIVE GROWTH IN ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES, PROMOTE CONVENTIONS, TOURISM AND RECREATION IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA, OFFICIALLY GREET VISITING DIGNITARIES, CELEBRITIES AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS TO THE SHERIDAN AREA, OFFICIALLY WELCOME NEW BUSINESSES TO THE COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATE GRAND OPENINGS, AND VISIT ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CHRISTMAS STROLL PHOTOS, RIBBON CUTTINGS, COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER, YOUTH TOURNAMENTS, RODEO BOOT KICKOFF NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 36 BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION COMMITTEE: THE BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION COMMITTEE IS A GROUP OF MEMBER BUSINESS PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE COMMON GOAL OF DEVELOPING NEW TOOLS AND PROGRAMS TO HELP AREA BUSINESSES GROW AND PROSPER, AS WELL AS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING WORKFORCE STRATEGIES THAT WILL ENSURE THE FUTURE EMPLOYABILITY OF OUR WORKERS AND ADDRESS ISSUES AFFECTING BUSINESS RETENTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: JOB SHADOW, INTERNSHIP/MENTORING, BUSINESS TRAINING, IGNITE YOUR BUSINESS CONFERENCE, IGNITE BUSINESS PEER GROUPS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 14 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: ACTS AS A CONDUIT FOR IDEAS AND INFORMATION REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY TO FLOW BETWEEN MEMBERS, THE CHAMBER BOARD, LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE CHAMBER'S MISSION. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: LEGISLATIVE FORUM, CANDIDATE FORUMS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 17 LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY COMMITTEE: A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BROADEN THE BASE OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP BY INSPIRING CITIZENS TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES, EXTENDING AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND STRENGTHENING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: SHERIDAN COUNTY LEADERSHIP MODULES (9-MONTH PROGRAM) NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 32
Program expenses$341,797.00$342,319.00$340,339.00$311,940.00$260,950.00
Program revenue$329,783.00   $362,239.00
Program descriptionTHE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS THE FRONT DOOR TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A PASSION TO SELL OUR COMMUNITY TO VISITORS AND LOCALS, ENABLING US ALL TO GROW AND PROSPER. OUR "CAN DO" ATTITUDE PROMOTES A FRIENDLY, WELCOMING, POSITIVE IMAGE OF SHERIDAN. OUR MISSION STATEMENT READS, "WE ARE THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS, WORKING FOR THE PROMOTION, PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY.- AND, OUR VISION IS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: 1. ACTIVELY PROMOTE A HEALTHY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. 2. CREATE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL AREA BUSINESSES AND A CONCERN FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. 3. REPRESENT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS. 4. PROMOTE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; RETENTION AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES. 5. DISCOVER AND CORRECT CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH PREVENT THE PROMOTION OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND COMMUNITY GROWTH. 6. PROMOTE PROGRAMS OF A CIVIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL NATURE WHICH INCREASE THE FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. 7. CONTINUE TO PROMOTE TOURISM FOR THE COUNTY AND TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF SHERIDAN AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM. THE CHAMBER SERVES AS THE PRIMARY CONDUIT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, FROM REQUESTS FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY AND EVENT INFORMATION TO INQUIRIES ABOUT RELOCATION OF FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TO OUR AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A CRITICAL LINK BETWEEN THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE AGENCIES, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES. THE CHAMBER WORKS CLOSELY WITH AREA BUSINESSES AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY THAT MAY AFFECT BUSINESS HEALTH IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A PUBLIC FORUM FOR INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATES DURING AN ELECTION AND HOSTS AREA LEGISLATORS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS PRIOR TO EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE CHAMBER FOSTERS COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AREA BUSINESSES, HELPING TO CREATE COMMUNITY SYNERGY THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING, LEVERAGING OF RESOURCES, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. WE OFFER MANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS, INCLUDING CHAMBER LUNCHEONS AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS. THE CHAMBER PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHERIDAN COUNTY BY WORKING CLOSELY WITH BUSINESSES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO FACILITATE SPECIFIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. THE CHAMBER ALSO WORKS CLOSELY WITH MANY ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, NON-PROFITS AND FOCUS GROUPS IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER MAINTAINS A "CHAMBER BUCKS" BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF KEEPING DOLLARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE CHAMBER BUCKS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY FOR MANY YEARS, AND IN 2016, WE ISSUED RECORD AMOUNT OF CHAMBER BUCKS TOTALING 88,400. IN ADDITION, THE CHAMBER DEDICATES FUNDS TO A SHOP LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND UTILIZES MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND HELPS CREATE MORE UNDERSTANDING ON THE IMPACT KEEPING DOLLARS HERE LOCALLY HAS ON THE OVERALL HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART NEARLY TEN YEARS AGO IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WYOMING CHAMBERS HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. BEGINNING WITH TWO PARTICIPATING CHAMBERS (SHERIDAN AND GILLETTE), THE PLAN INCLUDED 28 EMPLOYERS AND 184 ENROLLED EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES. SINCE INCEPTION, MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY. THE PLAN IS SELF-INSURED, PAYING ITS OWN CLAIMS UP TO A STOP-LOSS LIMIT BEYOND WHICH "EXCESS INSURANCE" COMES INTO PLAY. IN 2016 WE DISTRIBUTED NEARLY 4,000 CONVENTION PACKETS AND PROVIDED INFORMATION VIA OUR DYNAMIC WEBSITE, WITH 205,000 WEB PAGE VIEWS. THE CHAMBER ALSO PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY 350 RELOCATION INFORMATION PACKAGES AND 128 TOURIST PACKAGES, ALL AT NO COST TO THE REQUESTOR. THE STAFF CONTINUES TO HANDLE DOZENS OF INQUIRIES EACH DAY ABOUT THE SHERIDAN AREA AND THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, AND WALK-INS. IN 2016, THE CHAMBER COORDINATED A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, CHAMBER COFFEES, WORKSHOPS, SHERIDAN WYO RODEO BOOT KICKOFF, LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY PROGRAM, 4-H/FFA BUYERS RECEPTION, WINDOW DECORATING CONTESTS, FUNDRAISERS, CHRISTMAS STROLL, AND THE COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER. IN ADDITION, WE HOSTED TWELVE EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS PROGRAMS WITH OVER 1,300 ATTENDEES AND TWELVE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 750 ATTENDEES. IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY CHAMBER, PROJECTS OF THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND OUR COMMITTEES LINK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO GOVERNMENT, BOOST RETAIL SALES AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT, FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND CONNECT BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH EACH OTHER AND RESOURCES VITAL TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS COMPRISED OF FIFTEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA. THESE ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS DEDICATE COUNTLESS HOURS TO THE BETTERMENT OF OUR BUSINESS CLIMATE AND REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSION AND VISION BY PARTICIPATING IN BOARD STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS. AND FINALLY, OUR COMMITTEES WORK ON SPECIFIC PROJECTS WHICH ACTIVELY PROMOTE A POSITIVE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMITTEES, THE EVENTS EACH COORDINATED AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH COMMITTEE IN 2016: AGRICULTURE/NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE: DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC LANDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: 4-H BUYERS RECEPTION, FARMER'S MARKET ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS VISITATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 16 AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE:: SERVE AS A "HIGH PROFILE" COMMITTEE OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PROMOTE NEW BUSINESS, ENCOURAGE PROGRESSIVE GROWTH IN ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES, PROMOTE CONVENTIONS, TOURISM AND RECREATION IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA, OFFICIALLY GREET VISITING DIGNITARIES, CELEBRITIES AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS TO THE SHERIDAN AREA, OFFICIALLY WELCOME NEW BUSINESSES TO THE COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATE GRAND OPENINGS, AND VISIT ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CHRISTMAS STROLL PHOTOS, RIBBON CUTTINGS, COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER, YOUTH TOURNAMENTS, RODEO BOOT KICKOFF NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 36 BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION COMMITTEE: THE BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION COMMITTEE IS A GROUP OF MEMBER BUSINESS PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE COMMON GOAL OF DEVELOPING NEW TOOLS AND PROGRAMS TO HELP AREA BUSINESSES GROW AND PROSPER, AS WELL AS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING WORKFORCE STRATEGIES THAT WILL ENSURE THE FUTURE EMPLOYABILITY OF OUR WORKERS AND ADDRESS ISSUES AFFECTING BUSINESS RETENTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: JOB SHADOW, INTERNSHIP/MENTORING, BUSINESS TRAINING, IGNITE YOUR BUSINESS CONFERENCE, IGNITE BUSINESS PEER GROUPS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 14 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: ACTS AS A CONDUIT FOR IDEAS AND INFORMATION REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY TO FLOW BETWEEN MEMBERS, THE CHAMBER BOARD, LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE CHAMBER'S MISSION. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: LEGISLATIVE FORUM, CANDIDATE FORUMS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 17 LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY COMMITTEE: A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BROADEN THE BASE OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP BY INSPIRING CITIZENS TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES, EXTENDING AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND STRENGTHENING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: SHERIDAN COUNTY LEADERSHIP MODULES (9-MONTH PROGRAM) NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 32THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS THE FRONT DOOR TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A PASSION TO SELL OUR COMMUNITY TO VISITORS AND LOCALS, ENABLING US ALL TO GROW AND PROSPER. OUR "CAN DO" ATTITUDE PROMOTES A FRIENDLY, WELCOMING, POSITIVE IMAGE OF SHERIDAN. OUR MISSION STATEMENT READS, "WE ARE THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS, WORKING FOR THE PROMOTION, PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY.- AND, OUR VISION IS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: "ACTIVELY PROMOTE A HEALTHY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. -CREATE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL AREA BUSINESSES AND A CONCERN FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. "REPRESENT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS. "PROMOTE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; RETENTION AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES. "DISCOVER AND CORRECT CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH PREVENT THE PROMOTION OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND COMMUNITY GROWTH. "PROMOTE PROGRAMS OF A CIVIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL NATURE WHICH INCREASE THE FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. "CONTINUE TO PROMOTE TOURISM FOR THE COUNTY AND TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF SHERIDAN AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM. THE CHAMBER SERVES AS THE PRIMARY CONDUIT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, FROM REQUESTS FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY AND EVENT INFORMATION TO INQUIRIES ABOUT RELOCATION OF FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TO OUR AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A CRITICAL LINK BETWEEN THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE AGENCIES, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES. THE CHAMBER WORKS CLOSELY WITH AREA BUSINESSES AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY THAT MAY AFFECT BUSINESS HEALTH IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A PUBLIC FORUM FOR INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATES DURING AN ELECTION AND HOSTS AREA LEGISLATORS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS PRIOR TO EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE CHAMBER FOSTERS COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AREA BUSINESSES, HELPING TO CREATE COMMUNITY SYNERGY THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING, LEVERAGING OF RESOURCES, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. WE OFFER MANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS, INCLUDING CHAMBER LUNCHEONS AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS. THE CHAMBER PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHERIDAN COUNTY BY WORKING CLOSELY WITH BUSINESSES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO FACILITATE SPECIFIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. THIS PAST YEAR, WE HAVE TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE, LEADING A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY BRANDING PROJECT AND DEVELOPING MARKETING MATERIALS TO HELP ATTRACT BUSINESS TO SHERIDAN. THE CHAMBER ALSO WORKS CLOSELY WITH MANY ADDITIONAL NON-PROFITS AND FOCUS GROUPS IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER MAINTAINS A "CHAMBER BUCKS" BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF KEEPING DOLLARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE CHAMBER BUCKS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY FOR MANY YEARS, AND IN 2015, WE ISSUED RECORD AMOUNT OF CHAMBER BUCKS TOTALING 88,205. IN ADDITION, THE CHAMBER DEDICATES FUNDS TO A SHOP LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND UTILIZES MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND HELPS CREATE MORE UNDERSTANDING ON THE IMPACT KEEPING DOLLARS HERE LOCALLY HAS ON THE OVERALL HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART SEVEN YEARS AGO IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WYOMING CHAMBERS HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. BEGINNING WITH TWO PARTICIPATING CHAMBERS (SHERIDAN AND GILLETTE), THE PLAN INCLUDED 28 EMPLOYERS AND 184 ENROLLED EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES. SINCE INCEPTION, MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY. THE PLAN IS SELF-INSURED, PAYING ITS OWN CLAIMS UP TO A STOP-LOSS LIMIT BEYOND WHICH "EXCESS INSURANCE" COMES INTO PLAY. IN 2015 WE DISTRIBUTED OVER 3,500 CONVENTION PACKETS AND PROVIDED INFORMATION VIA OUR DYNAMIC WEBSITE, WITH 205,000 WEB PAGE VIEWS. THE CHAMBER ALSO PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY 300 RELOCATION INFORMATION PACKAGES AND 128 TOURIST PACKAGES, ALL AT NO COST TO THE REQUESTOR. THE STAFF CONTINUES TO HANDLE DOZENS OF INQUIRIES EACH DAY ABOUT THE SHERIDAN AREA AND THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, AND WALK-INS. IN 2015, THE CHAMBER COORDINATED CHAMBER COFFEES, WORKSHOPS, SHERIDAN WYO RODEO BOOT KICKOFF, CRAZY DAYS, 4-H/FFA BUYERS RECEPTION, WINDOW DECORATING CONTESTS, FUNDRAISERS, CHRISTMAS STROLL, AND THE COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER. IN ADDITION, WE HOSTED TWELVE EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS WITH OVER 1,300 ATTENDEES AND TWELVE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 750 ATTENDEES. IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY CHAMBER, PROJECTS OF THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND OUR COMMITTEES LINK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO GOVERNMENT, BOOST RETAIL SALES AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT, FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND CONNECT BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH EACH OTHER AND RESOURCES VITAL TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS COMPRISED OF FIFTEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA. THESE ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS DEDICATE COUNTLESS HOURS TO THE BETTERMENT OF OUR BUSINESS CLIMATE AND REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSION AND VISION BY PARTICIPATING IN BOARD STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS. AND FINALLY, OUR COMMITTEES WORK ON SPECIFIC PROJECTS WHICH ACTIVELY PROMOTE A POSITIVE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMITTEES, THE EVENTS EACH COORDINATED AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH COMMITTEE IN 2015: AGRICULTURE/NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE: DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC LANDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: 4-H BUYERS RECEPTION, FARMER'S MARKET ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS VISITATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 16 AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE: SERVE AS A "HIGH PROFILE" COMMITTEE OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PROMOTE NEW BUSINESS, ENCOURAGE PROGRESSIVE GROWTH IN ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES, PROMOTE CONVENTIONS, TOURISM AND RECREATION IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA, OFFICIALLY GREET VISITING DIGNITARIES, CELEBRITIES AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS TO THE SHERIDAN AREA, OFFICIALLY WELCOME NEW BUSINESSES TO THE COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATE GRAND OPENINGS, AND VISIT ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CHRISTMAS STROLL PHOTOS, RIBBON CUTTINGS, COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER, YOUTH TOURNAMENTS, RODEO BOOT KICKOFF NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 36 BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION COMMITTEE: THE BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION COMMITTEE IS A GROUP OF MEMBER BUSINESS PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE COMMON GOAL OF DEVELOPING NEW TOOLS AND PROGRAMS TO HELP AREA BUSINESSES GROW AND PROSPER, AS WELL AS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING WORKFORCE STRATEGIES THAT WILL ENSURE THE FUTURE EMPLOYABILITY OF OUR WORKERS AND ADDRESS ISSUES AFFECTING BUSINESS RETENTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: JOB SHADOW, INTERNSHIP/MENTORING, BUSINESS TRAINING, IGNITE YOUR BUSINESS CONFERENCE, IGNITE BUSINESS PEER GROUPS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 14 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: ACTS AS A CONDUIT FOR IDEAS AND INFORMATION REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY TO FLOW BETWEEN MEMBERS, THE CHAMBER BOARD, LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE CHAMBER'S MISSION. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: LEGISLATIVE FORUM, CANDIDATE FORUMS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 17 LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY COMMITTEE: A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BROADEN THE BASE OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP BY INSPIRING CITIZENS TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES, EXTENDING AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND STRENGTHENING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: SHERIDAN COUNTY LEADERSHIP MODULES (9-MONTH PROGRAM) NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 32THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS THE FRONT DOOR TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A PASSION TO SELL OUR COMMUNITY TO VISITORS AND LOCALS, ENABLING US ALL TO GROW AND PROSPER. OUR "CAN DO" ATTITUDE PROMOTES A FRIENDLY, WELCOMING, POSITIVE IMAGE OF SHERIDAN. OUR MISSION STATEMENT READS, "WE ARE THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS, WORKING FOR THE PROMOTION, PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY." AND, OUR VISION IS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: "ACTIVELY PROMOTE A HEALTHY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. "CREATE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL AREA BUSINESSES AND A CONCERN FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. "REPRESENT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS. "PROMOTE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; RETENTION AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES. "DISCOVER AND CORRECT CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH PREVENT THE PROMOTION OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND COMMUNITY GROWTH. "PROMOTE PROGRAMS OF A CIVIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL NATURE WHICH INCREASE THE FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. "CONTINUE TO PROMOTE TOURISM FOR THE COUNTY AND TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF SHERIDAN AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM. THE CHAMBER SERVES AS THE PRIMARY CONDUIT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, FROM REQUESTS FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY AND EVENT INFORMATION TO INQUIRIES ABOUT RELOCATION OF FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TO OUR AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A CRITICAL LINK BETWEEN THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE AGENCIES, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES. THE CHAMBER WORKS CLOSELY WITH AREA BUSINESSES AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY THAT MAY AFFECT BUSINESS HEALTH IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A PUBLIC FORUM FOR INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATES DURING AN ELECTION AND HOSTS AREA LEGISLATORS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS PRIOR TO EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE CHAMBER FOSTERS COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AREA BUSINESSES, HELPING TO CREATE COMMUNITY SYNERGY THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING, LEVERAGING OF RESOURCES, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. WE OFFER MANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS, INCLUDING CHAMBER LUNCHEONS AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS. THE CHAMBER PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHERIDAN COUNTY BY WORKING CLOSELY WITH BUSINESSES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO FACILITATE SPECIFIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. THIS PAST YEAR, WE HAVE TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE, LEADING A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY BRANDING PROJECT AND DEVELOPING MARKETING MATERIALS TO HELP ATTRACT BUSINESS TO SHERIDAN. THE CHAMBER ALSO WORKS CLOSELY WITH MANY ADDITIONAL NON-PROFITS AND FOCUS GROUPS IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER MAINTAINS A "CHAMBER BUCKS" BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF KEEPING DOLLARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE CHAMBER BUCKS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY FOR MANY YEARS, AND IN 2014, WE ISSUED CHAMBER BUCKS IN THE AMOUNT OF 71,400. IN ADDITION, THE CHAMBER DEDICATES FUNDS TO A SHOP LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND UTILIZES MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND HELPS CREATE MORE UNDERSTANDING ON THE IMPACT KEEPING DOLLARS HERE LOCALLY HAS ON THE OVERALL HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. IN 2014, WE HAD 189 ATTEND OUR CHAMBER TRAINING PROGRAMS, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE, TIMELY AND PERTINENT TRAINING FOR OUR LOCAL WORKFORCE BY PRIMARILY UTILIZING LOCAL TRAINERS. TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDED: STANDING TALL IN AN UPSIDE DOWN WORLD, BREAKING DOWN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE, CUSTOMER SERVICE, SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS. OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART SIX YEARS AGO IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WYOMING CHAMBERS HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. BEGINNING WITH TWO PARTICIPATING CHAMBERS (SHERIDAN AND GILLETTE), THE PLAN INCLUDED 28 EMPLOYERS AND 184 ENROLLED EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES. SINCE INCEPTION, MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY. THE PLAN IS SELF-INSURED, PAYING ITS OWN CLAIMS UP TO A STOP-LOSS LIMIT BEYOND WHICH "EXCESS INSURANCE" COMES INTO PLAY. IN 2014 WE DISTRIBUTED OVER 3,000 CONVENTION PACKETS AND PROVIDED INFORMATION TO OVER 20,000 WEBSITE VISITORS. THE CHAMBER ALSO PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY 300 RELOCATION INFORMATION PACKAGES AND 128 TOURIST PACKAGES, ALL AT NO COST TO THE REQUESTOR. THE STAFF CONTINUES TO HANDLE DOZENS OF INQUIRIES EACH DAY ABOUT THE SHERIDAN AREA AND THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, AND WALK-INS. IN 2014, THE CHAMBER COORDINATED CHAMBER COFFEES, WORKSHOPS, SHERIDAN WYO RODEO BOOT KICKOFF, CRAZY DAYS, 4-H/FFA BUYERS RECEPTION, WINDOW DECORATING CONTESTS, FUNDRAISERS, CHRISTMAS STROLL, AND COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER. IN ADDITION, WE HOSTED TWELVE EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS WITH OVER 1,300 ATTENDEES AND TWELVE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 750 ATTENDEES. IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY CHAMBER, PROJECTS OF THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND OUR COMMITTEES LINK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO GOVERNMENT, BOOST RETAIL SALES AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT, FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND CONNECT BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH EACH OTHER AND RESOURCES VITAL TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS COMPRISED OF FIFTEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA. THESE ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS HAVE DEDICATED COUNTLESS HOURS TO THE BETTERMENT OF OUR BUSINESS CLIMATE AND REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSION AND VISION BY PARTICIPATING IN BOARD DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING IN SEPTEMBER, 2014. AND FINALLY, OUR COMMITTEES WORK ON SPECIFIC PROJECTS WHICH ACTIVELY PROMOTE A POSITIVE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMITTEES, THE EVENTS EACH COORDINATED AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH COMMITTEE IN 2014: AGRICULTURE/NATURAL RESOURCES: A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC LANDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: 4-H BUYERS RECEPTION, FARMER'S MARKET ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS VISITATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 14 AMBASSADORS: THE AMBASSADORS SERVE AS A "HIGH PROFILE" COMMITTEE OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PROMOTE NEW BUSINESS, ENCOURAGE PROGRESSIVE GROWTH IN ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES, PROMOTE CONVENTIONS, TOURISM AND RECREATION IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA, OFFICIALLY GREET VISITING DIGNITARIES, CELEBRITIES AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS TO THE SHERIDAN AREA, OFFICIALLY WELCOME NEW BUSINESSES TO THE COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATE GRAND OPENINGS, AND VISIT ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CHRISTMAS STROLL PHOTOS, RIBBON CUTTINGS, COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER, YOUTH SOCCER & YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 36 GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS: ACT AS A CONDUIT FOR IDEAS AND INFORMATION REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY TO FLOW BETWEEN MEMBERS, THE CHAMBER BOARD, LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE CHAMBER'S MISSION. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: LEGISLATIVE FORUM, CANDIDATE FORUMS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 17 HISTORIC DISTRICT BUSINESS COMMITTEE: TO PROVIDE AN UPBEAT FORUM FOR SHERIDAN BUSINESSES IN AND AROUND THE HISTORIC DISTRICT TO COLLABORATE AND WORK TO FURTHER ECONOMIC PROSPERITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CRAZY DAYS, CHRISTMAS STROLL NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 75 LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY: A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BROADEN THE BASE OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP BY INSPIRING CITIZENS TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES, EXTENDING AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND STRENGTHENING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: SHERIDAN COUNTY LEADERSHIP MODULES (9-MONTH PROGRAM) NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 32 SHERIDAN TROLLEY RESPONSIBILITIES: TROLLEY CHARTERS, ROUTE SCHEDULES, MARKETING, TOURIST OPERATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 6 BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION COMMITTEE: THE BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION COMMITTEE IS A GROUP OF MEMBER BUSINESS PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE COMMON GOAL OF DEVELOPING NEW TOOLS AND PROGRAMS TO HELP AREA BUSINESSES GROW AND PROSPER, AS WELL AS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING WORKFORCE STRATEGIES THAT WILL ENSURE THE FUTURE EMPLOYABILITY OF OUR WORKERS AND ADDRESS ISSUES AFFECTING BUSINESS RETENTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: JOB SHADOW, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE TRAININGS, INTERNSHIP/MENTORING, BUSINESS TRAINING NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 10THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS THE FRONT DOOR TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A PASSION TO SELL OUR COMMUNITY TO VISITORS AND LOCALS, ENABLING US ALL TO GROW AND PROSPER. OUR "CAN DO" ATTITUDE PROMOTES A FRIENDLY, WELCOMING, POSITIVE IMAGE OF SHERIDAN. OUR MISSION STATEMENT READS, "WE ARE THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS, WORKING FOR THE PROMOTION, PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY." AND, OUR VISION IS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: "ACTIVELY PROMOTE A HEALTHY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. "CREATE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL AREA BUSINESSES AND A CONCERN FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. "REPRESENT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS. "PROMOTE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; RETENTION AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES. "DISCOVER AND CORRECT CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH PREVENT THE PROMOTION OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND COMMUNITY GROWTH. "PROMOTE PROGRAMS OF A CIVIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL NATURE WHICH INCREASE THE FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. "CONTINUE TO PROMOTE TOURISM FOR THE COUNTY AND TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF SHERIDAN AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM. WE OPERATE THE WYOMING STATE WELCOME CENTER IN SHERIDAN IN COOPERATION WITH WYOMING TRAVEL & TOURISM AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM, GREETING APPROXIMATELY 100,000 VISITORS A YEAR. THE CHAMBER SERVES AS THE PRIMARY CONDUIT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, FROM REQUESTS FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY AND EVENT INFORMATION TO INQUIRIES ABOUT RELOCATION OF FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TO OUR AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A CRITICAL LINK BETWEEN THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE AGENCIES, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES. THE CHAMBER WORKS CLOSELY WITH AREA BUSINESSES AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY THAT MAY AFFECT BUSINESS HEALTH IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A PUBLIC FORUM FOR INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATES DURING AN ELECTION AND HOSTS AREA LEGISLATORS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS PRIOR TO EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE CHAMBER FOSTERS COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AREA BUSINESSES, HELPING TO CREATE COMMUNITY SYNERGY THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING, LEVERAGING OF RESOURCES, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. WE OFFER MANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS, INCLUDING CHAMBER LUNCHEONS AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS. THE CHAMBER PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHERIDAN COUNTY BY WORKING CLOSELY WITH BUSINESSES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO FACILITATE SPECIFIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. THIS PAST YEAR, WE HAVE TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE, WORKING TO IDENTIFY TARGET INDUSTRIES AND DEVELOPING MARKETING MATERIALS TO HELP ATTRACT BUSINESS TO SHERIDAN. THE CHAMBER ALSO WORKS CLOSELY WITH MANY ADDITIONAL NON-PROFITS AND FOCUS GROUPS IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER MAINTAINS A "CHAMBER BUCKS" BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF KEEPING DOLLARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE CHAMBER BUCKS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY FOR MANY YEARS, AND IN 2013, WE ISSUED CHAMBER BUCKS IN THE AMOUNT OF 60,500. IN ADDITION, THE CHAMBER DEDICATES FUNDS TO A SHOP LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND UTILIZES MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND HELPS CREATE MORE UNDERSTANDING ON THE IMPACT KEEPING DOLLARS HERE LOCALLY HAS ON THE OVERALL HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. IN 2013, WE HAD 189 ATTEND OUR CHAMBER TRAINING PROGRAMS, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE, TIMELY AND PERTINENT TRAINING FOR OUR LOCAL WORKFORCE BY PRIMARILY UTILIZING LOCAL TRAINERS. TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDED: STANDING TALL IN AN UPSIDE DOWN WORLD, BREAKING DOWN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE, CUSTOMER SERVICE, SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS. OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART SIX YEARS AGO IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WYOMING CHAMBERS HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. BEGINNING WITH TWO PARTICIPATING CHAMBERS (SHERIDAN AND GILLETTE), THE PLAN INCLUDED 28 EMPLOYERS AND 184 ENROLLED EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES. SINCE INCEPTION, MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY. THE PLAN IS SELF-INSURED, PAYING ITS OWN CLAIMS UP TO A STOP-LOSS LIMIT BEYOND WHICH "EXCESS INSURANCE" COMES INTO PLAY. IN ADDITION TO WELCOMING MORE THAN 100,000 VISITORS IN 2013, WE ALSO DISTRIBUTED OVER 3,000 CONVENTION PACKETS, AND PROVIDED INFORMATION TO OVER 20,000 WEBSITE VISITORS. THE CHAMBER ALSO PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY 300 RELOCATION INFORMATION PACKAGES AND 128 TOURIST PACKAGES, ALL AT NO COST TO THE REQUESTOR. THE STAFF CONTINUES TO HANDLE DOZENS OF INQUIRIES EACH DAY ABOUT THE SHERIDAN AREA AND THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, AND WALK-INS. IN 2013, THE CHAMBER COORDINATED CHAMBER COFFEES, THIRD THURSDAY STREET FESTIVALS, WORKSHOPS, SHERIDAN WYO RODEO BOOT KICKOFF, CRAZY DAYS, 4-H/FFA BUYERS RECEPTION, WINDOW DECORATING CONTESTS, CASH MOBS, FUNDRAISERS, CHRISTMAS STROLL, COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER. IN ADDITION, WE HOSTED TWELVE EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS WITH OVER 1,300 ATTENDEES AND TWELVE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 750 ATTENDEES. IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY CHAMBER, PROJECTS OF THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND OUR COMMITTEES LINK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO GOVERNMENT, BOOST RETAIL SALES AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT, FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND CONNECT BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH EACH OTHER AND RESOURCES VITAL TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS COMPRISED OF FIFTEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA. THESE ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS HAVE DEDICATED COUNTLESS HOURS TO THE BETTERMENT OF OUR BUSINESS CLIMATE AND REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSION AND VISION BY PARTICIPATING IN BOARD DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING IN SEPTEMBER, 2013. AND FINALLY, OUR COMMITTEES WORK ON SPECIFIC PROJECTS WHICH ACTIVELY PROMOTE A POSITIVE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMITTEES, THE EVENTS EACH COORDINATED AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH COMMITTEE IN 2013: AGRICULTURE/NATURAL RESOURCES/PUBLIC LANDS: A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC LANDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: 4-H BUYERS RECEPTION, FARMER'S MARKET ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS VISITATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 14 AMBASSADORS: THE AMBASSADORS SERVE AS A "HIGH PROFILE" COMMITTEE OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PROMOTE NEW BUSINESS, ENCOURAGE PROGRESSIVE GROWTH IN ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES, PROMOTE CONVENTIONS, TOURISM AND RECREATION IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA, OFFICIALLY GREET VISITING DIGNITARIES, CELEBRITIES AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS TO THE SHERIDAN AREA, OFFICIALLY WELCOME NEW BUSINESSES TO THE COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATE GRAND OPENINGS, AND VISIT ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CHRISTMAS STROLL PHOTOS, RIBBON CUTTINGS, COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER, YOUTH SOCCER & YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 36 GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS; ACT AS A CONDUIT FOR IDEAS AND INFORMATION REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY TO FLOW BETWEEN MEMBERS, THE CHAMBER BOARD, LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE CHAMBER'S MISSION. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: LEGISLATIVE FORUM NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 17 HISTORIC DISTRICT BUSINESS COMMITTEE: TO PROVIDE AN UPBEAT FORUM FOR SHERIDAN BUSINESSES IN AND AROUND THE HISTORIC DISTRICT TO COLLABORATE AND WORK TO FURTHER ECONOMIC PROSPERITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CRAZY DAYS, CASH MOBS, 3RD THURSDAY, CHRISTMAS STROLL NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 75 LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY: A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BROADEN THE BASE OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP BY INSPIRING CITIZENS TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES, EXTENDING AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND STRENGTHENING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: SHERIDAN COUNTY LEADERSHIP MODULES NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 32 SHERIDAN TROLLEY RESPONSIBILITIES: TROLLEY CHARTERS, ROUTE SCHEDULES, MARKETING, TOURIST OPERATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 6 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WILL BUILD AND REINFORCE WORK RELATED SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN TODAY'S WORKFORCE, AND PROVIDE RESOURCES, MENTORING, EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: JOB SHADOW, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE TRAININGS, INTERNSHIP/MENTORING NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 10THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS THE FRONT DOOR TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A PASSION TO SELL OUR COMMUNITY TO VISITORS AND LOCALS, ENABLING US ALL TO GROW AND PROSPER. OUR "CAN DO" ATTITUDE PROMOTES A FRIENDLY, WELCOMING, POSITIVE IMAGE OF SHERIDAN. OUR MISSION STATEMENT READS, "WE ARE THE PROACTIVE VOICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS, WORKING FOR THE PROMOTION, PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY." AND, OUR VISION IS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS IN SHERIDAN COUNTY. WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: "ACTIVELY PROMOTE A HEALTHY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. "CREATE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL AREA BUSINESSES AND A CONCERN FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. "REPRESENT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS. "PROMOTE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; RETENTION AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES. "DISCOVER AND CORRECT CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH PREVENT THE PROMOTION OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND COMMUNITY GROWTH. "PROMOTE PROGRAMS OF A CIVIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL NATURE WHICH INCREASE THE FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. "CONTINUE TO PROMOTE TOURISM FOR THE COUNTY AND TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF SHERIDAN AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL AND TOURISM. WE OPERATE THE WYOMING STATE WELCOME CENTER IN SHERIDAN IN COOPERATION WITH WYOMING TRAVEL & TOURISM AND SHERIDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM, GREETING APPROXIMATELY 100,000 VISITORS A YEAR. THE CHAMBER SERVES AS THE PRIMARY CONDUIT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, FROM REQUESTS FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY AND EVENT INFORMATION TO INQUIRIES ABOUT RELOCATION OF FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TO OUR AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A CRITICAL LINK BETWEEN THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE AGENCIES, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES. THE CHAMBER WORKS CLOSELY WITH AREA BUSINESSES AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY THAT MAY AFFECT BUSINESS HEALTH IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER PROVIDES A PUBLIC FORUM FOR INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATES DURING AN ELECTION AND HOSTS AREA LEGISLATORS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS PRIOR TO EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE CHAMBER FOSTERS COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AREA BUSINESSES, HELPING TO CREATE COMMUNITY SYNERGY THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING, LEVERAGING OF RESOURCES, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. WE OFFER MANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS, INCLUDING CHAMBER LUNCHEONS AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS. THE CHAMBER PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SHERIDAN COUNTY BY WORKING CLOSELY WITH BUSINESSES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO FACILITATE SPECIFIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. THIS PAST YEAR, WE HAVE TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE, WORKING TO IDENTIFY TARGET INDUSTRIES AND DEVELOPING MARKETING MATERIALS TO HELP ATTRACT BUSINESS TO SHERIDAN. THE CHAMBER ALSO WORKS CLOSELY WITH MANY ADDITIONAL NON-PROFITS AND FOCUS GROUPS IN THE SHERIDAN AREA. THE CHAMBER MAINTAINS A "CHAMBER BUCKS" BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF KEEPING DOLLARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE CHAMBER BUCKS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY FOR MANY YEARS, AND IN 2012, WE ISSUED CHAMBER BUCKS IN THE AMOUNT OF 46,797. IN ADDITION, THE CHAMBER DEDICATES FUNDS TO A SHOP LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND UTILIZES MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND HELPS CREATE MORE UNDERSTANDING ON THE IMPACT KEEPING DOLLARS HERE LOCALLY HAS ON THE OVERALL HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. IN 2012, WE HAD 104 ATTEND OUR BI-MONTHLY CHAMBER TRAINING PROGRAMS, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE, TIMELY AND PERTINENT TRAINING FOR OUR LOCAL WORKFORCE BY UTILIZING LOCAL TRAINERS. TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDED: ACCOUNTING FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS; LEVERAGING YOUR BUSINESS; THE PATENT SEMINAR; INTENSE INNOVATION; AND HUMAN RESOURCES-THE INSIDE EDITION. OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART SIX YEARS AGO IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WYOMING CHAMBERS HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. BEGINNING WITH TWO PARTICIPATING CHAMBERS (SHERIDAN AND GILLETTE), THE PLAN INCLUDED 28 EMPLOYERS AND 184 ENROLLED EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES. SINCE INCEPTION, MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY. THE PLAN IS SELF-INSURED, PAYING ITS OWN CLAIMS UP TO A STOP-LOSS LIMIT BEYOND WHICH "EXCESS INSURANCE" COMES INTO PLAY. IN ADDITION TO WELCOMING MORE THAN 100,000 VISITORS IN 2012, WE ALSO DISTRIBUTED OVER 3,000 CONVENTION PACKETS, AND PROVIDED INFORMATION TO OVER 20,000 WEBSITE VISITORS. THE CHAMBER ALSO PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY 344 RELOCATION INFORMATION PACKAGES AND 128 TOURIST PACKAGES, ALL AT NO COST TO THE REQUESTOR. THE STAFF CONTINUES TO HANDLE DOZENS OF INQUIRIES EACH DAY ABOUT THE SHERIDAN AREA AND THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL, AND WALK-INS. IN 2012, THE CHAMBER COORDINATED THE LEGISLATIVE FORUM, CANDIDATE FORUMS (OVER FOUR SEPARATE DATES), JOB SHADOW DAY, CHAMBER COFFEES, THIRD THURSDAY STREET FESTIVALS, WORKSHOPS, CRAZY DAYS, 4-H/FFA BUYERS RECEPTION, WINDOW DECORATING CONTESTS, CASH MOBS, FUNDRAISERS, CHRISTMAS STROLL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE WORKSHOPS. IN ADDITION, WE HOSTED TWELVE EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS WITH OVER 1,100 ATTENDEES AND TWELVE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 500 ATTENDEES. IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY CHAMBER, PROJECTS OF THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND OUR COMMITTEES LINK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO GOVERNMENT, BOOST RETAIL SALES AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT, FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND CONNECT BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH EACH OTHER AND RESOURCES VITAL TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS COMPRISED OF FIFTEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA. THESE ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS HAVE DEDICATED COUNTLESS HOURS TO THE BETTERMENT OF OUR BUSINESS CLIMATE AND REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSION AND VISION BY PARTICIPATING IN BOARD DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING IN THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY, OCTOBER, AND DECEMBER, 2012. AND FINALLY, OUR COMMITTEES WORK ON SPECIFIC PROJECTS WHICH ACTIVELY PROMOTE A POSITIVE BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR OUR AREA. FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMITTEES, THE EVENTS EACH COORDINATED AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH COMMITTEE IN 2012: AGRICULTURE/NATURAL RESOURCES/PUBLIC LANDS: A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC LANDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: 4-H BUYERS RECEPTION, FARMER'S MARKET ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS VISITATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 10 AMBASSADORS: THE AMBASSADORS SERVE AS A "HIGH PROFILE" COMMITTEE OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PROMOTE NEW BUSINESS, ENCOURAGE PROGRESSIVE GROWTH IN ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES, PROMOTE CONVENTIONS, TOURISM AND RECREATION IN THE SHERIDAN COUNTY AREA, OFFICIALLY GREET VISITING DIGNITARIES, CELEBRITIES AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS TO THE SHERIDAN AREA, OFFICIALLY WELCOME NEW BUSINESSES TO THE COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATE GRAND OPENINGS, AND VISIT ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CHRISTMAS STROLL PHOTOS, RIBBON CUTTINGS, COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER, YOUTH SOCCER & YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 35 GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS; ACT AS A CONDUIT FOR IDEAS AND INFORMATION REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY TO FLOW BETWEEN MEMBERS, THE CHAMBER BOARD, LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE CHAMBER'S MISSION. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: LEGISLATIVE FORUM NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 17 HISTORIC DISTRICT BUSINESS COMMITTEE: TO PROVIDE AN UPBEAT FORUM FOR SHERIDAN BUSINESSES IN AND AROUND THE HISTORIC DISTRICT TO COLLABORATE AND WORK TO FURTHER ECONOMIC PROSPERITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CRAZY DAYS, CASH MOBS, 3RD THURSDAY, CHRISTMAS STROLL NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 75 LEADERSHIP SHERIDAN COUNTY: A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BROADEN THE BASE OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP BY INSPIRING CITIZENS TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES, EXTENDING AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND STRENGTHENING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: SHERIDAN COUNTY LEADERSHIP MODULES NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 32 SHERIDAN TROLLEY RESPONSIBILITIES: TROLLEY CHARTERS, ROUTE SCHEDULES, MARKETING, TOURIST OPERATIONS NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 6 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WILL BUILD AND REINFORCE WORK RELATED SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN TODAY'S WORKFORCE, AND PROVIDE RESOURCES, MENTORING, EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. EVENTS/PROGRAMS: JOB SHADOW, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE TRAININGS, INTERNSHIP/MENTORING NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: 10
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$412,016.00$403,407.00$374,158.00$422,480.00$384,840.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$41,845.00$34,180.00$35,914.00$31,610.00$37,715.00
Investment income, current yr$228.00$222.00$251.00$245.00$195.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$41,845.00$34,180.00$35,914.00$31,610.00$37,715.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$40,160.00$30,881.00$29,206.00$30,833.00$22,599.00
Program service revenue (total)$329,783.00$338,124.00$308,787.00$359,792.00$324,331.00
Gross receipts$435,773.00$438,771.00$398,661.00$440,916.00$401,877.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$38,845.00$34,000.00$33,214.00$28,910.00$34,655.00
Revenue from all other contributions$3,000.00$180.00$2,700.00$2,700.00$3,060.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)    $2,253.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$228.00$222.00$251.00$245.00$195.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$40,160.00$30,881.00$29,206.00$30,833.00$20,346.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$410,246.00$407,379.00$407,589.00$365,784.00$309,778.00
Total functional expenses: program service $341,797.00$342,319.00$340,339.00$311,940.00$260,950.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$68,449.00$65,060.00$67,250.00$53,844.00$48,828.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$237,497.00$235,313.00$238,654.00$272,286.00$216,132.00
Total assets, beginning of year$235,313.00$238,654.00$272,286.00$216,132.00$140,486.00
Total liabilities$3,021.00$2,607.00$1,976.00$2,177.00$2,719.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$2,607.00$1,976.00$2,177.00$2,719.00$2,135.00
Net assets$234,476.00$232,706.00$236,678.00$270,109.00$213,413.00
Net assets, beginning of year$232,706.00$236,678.00$270,109.00$213,413.00$138,351.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$200.00$299.00$200.00$8,752.00$7,032.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$299.00$200.00$8,752.00$7,032.00$2,285.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$1,770.00-$3,972.00-$33,431.00$56,696.00$75,062.00
Advertising (total)$12,677.00$29,435.00$53,363.00$33,185.00$40,171.00
Savings & temp cash investment$237,297.00$235,014.00$237,767.00$262,513.00$207,980.00
Accounts receivable, net  $616.00$808.00$667.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$3,021.00$2,607.00$1,976.00$2,177.00$2,719.00
Total net assets or fund balances$234,476.00$232,706.00$236,678.00$270,109.00$213,413.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization $71.00$142.00$240.00$572.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1515151515
Number of independent voting members1515151515
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-11-072017-04-172016-01-222014-09-112014-01-07
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.3
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