EIN 83-0145630

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

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Promote a positive economic environment for Sheridan County, Wyoming as the proactive voice of local business. The Sheridan County Chamber is a catalyst for business prosperity and a champion for a stronger community.
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Program areas at Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

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, "the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business prosperity and a champion for a stronger community." 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, as well as 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, business before hours 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 government entities, non-profits, and focus groups throughout Sheridan County. 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 2018, we issued record amount of Chamber bucks totaling 123,400. 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 13 years ago in the development of the Wyoming chambers health benefit plan, a self-insured plan which pays its own claims up to a stop-loss limit beyond which "excess insurance" comes into play. Beginning with two participating chambers (Sheridan and gillette), the plan now includes 16 participating chambers, 53 employers, and over 379 enrolled employees. In 2019 we distributed nearly 2600 convention packets and provided information via our dynamic website, with 197,327 web page views from 135 countries. The Chamber also provided approximately 250 relocation information packages at no cost to the requestor. The Chamber distributed 11,000 community maps and 7,000 community guides. 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 2019, the Chamber coordinated a professional development conference, Chamber coffees, workshops, Sheridan wyo rodeo boot kickoff, leadership Sheridan County program, 4-h/ffa buyers reception, youth business ventures competition, window decorating contests, fundraisers, christmas stroll, and the community holiday dinner. In addition, we hosted ten educational luncheons programs with over 1,250 attendees, ten business after hours events with approximately 1200 attendees and ten business before hours events with approximately 515 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. Chamber 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 2019: agriculture/natural resources committee: dedicated to promoting and supporting agriculture, natural resources and public lands in our community. Events/programs: 4-h buyers reception, youth business ventures, farmer's market assistance, field tours 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, 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: business training, ignite your business conference, business peer groups, manufacturing day coordination 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, six 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 (10-month program) number of volunteers: 32

Who funds Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Homer A Jr & Janet Scott Family FoundationOperating Support$20,000

Personnel at Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

Dixie JohnsonChief Executive Officer$83,765
Karen MyersN.P Administrative and Finance Director
Jodi HartleyMarketing and Communications Director
Bobbi MitzelMember Relations Director
Teresa DetimoreProgram Development Director
...and 2 more key personnel

Financials for Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$105,187
Program services$380,153
Investment income and dividends$2,311
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$487,651

Form 990s for Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-06-25990View PDF
2018-122019-10-30990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-11-07990OView PDF
2015-122017-04-17990OView PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
November 22, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 15 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from Homer A Jr & Janet Scott Family Foundation
October 8, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
September 28, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
September 30, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Trade associationsChambers of commerceBusiness and community development organizations
Economic developmentBusiness and industry
MembershipsPolitical advocacyFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteering
General information
PO Box 707
Sheridan, WY 82801
Sheridan County, WY
Website URL
(307) 672-2485
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
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