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Chamber of Commerce Volume 21 Issue 5

NEWSLETTER

May 2015

Red Carpet Award Winner– Jonna McDonald “Promoting the Community“ Jonna McDonald with Penny’s Diner was the Red Carpet Award Winner for April. Jonna was nominated by Katie Christiansen. Katie said this about Jonna, “My husband and I went into Penny’s Diner on Easter Sunday and Jonna was the only person working in the whole restaurant, cooking, taking orders, serving, cleaning, she was doing it all. She was completely slammed but kept a smile on, had a great attitude, and was still happy. She did a great job keeping everyone else happy and making sure that everyone there was served.” Jonna received a $25 Gift Certificate, a Red Carpet Pin, as well as other advertising. Jonna will be entered in the Red Carpet Person of the Year Award Contest for 2015 to be presented in 2016. Pictured: Chamber Board President Trish Gregory presenting Jonna McDonald with her Gift Certificate and Red Carpet Pin.

Lunch and Learn - “Providing Networking Opportunities” THE HAMPTON INN May’s Luncheon will be held on Wednesday the 20th at noon at the Hampton Inn in Green River. May’s Luncheon will be a catered event by the Hampton Inn. We will hear from Mike Moody with the Green River Aquatic Center, Kandi Pendleton with the Events Complex, and Jerry Taylor about the Wounded Warrior Fishing Project. We do ask that you RSVP to the Green River Chamber at 307-875-5711 or email [email protected] or [email protected] by Monday, May 18th by 10:00 AM. If you know by May 18th that you will not be able to attend, please let us know and you will not be invoiced. At April’s Luncheon we presented our Red Carpet of the Year Award, Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award, and Distinguished Citizen Awards. Winners were as follows: Jeska Lyons and Linda Scott with Red Carpet of the Year Award; Brian Taylor with Chamber Volunteer of the Year; and Randy Walker and Dennis Freeman both with Distinguished Citizen of the year, a detailed description is inside! We heard from Lindsey Travis and Becky Iwen with the Sweetwater County Library System. Winners at April’s Lunch and Learn were as follows: Brad Pictured above: (L-R) 2014 Red Carpet of the Raney with the City of Green River won a free profile in our newsletter; Becky Iwen with Year Award Jeska Lyons and Linda Scott. Sweetwater County Library System won an advertisement in our newsletter; Mindy France with Northern Title Company-Wyoming won Pictured below: (L-R) Chamber Volunteer of the Year free inserts in our newsletter; Craig Nelson with Rocky Mountain Power won free radio Brian Taylor, Distinguished Citizen of the Year Randy ads; Judy Graham with Krazy Moose Restaurant and Catering won the 50/50 raffle— Walker and Dennis Freeman. Judy donated back her winnings, thank you Judy!; Mary Shamer with Wyo Radio and Angela Shutran with Us Bank each won a Gift card for Ultimate Cheesy Bread from Papa Murphy’s Pizza; Jessica White with Wyoming Financial Insurance won a gift basket that was donated by the Sweetwater County Library. We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the March’s Lunch and Learn! The Lunch and Learn Networking Program is held the third Wednesday of every month at noon, now held at the Hampton Inn in Green River and will be catered by local restaurants; please RSVP to the Lunch & Learns by the Monday before. Mark your calendars ahead and watch for guest speakers! Not only will you be able to network, you can submit your business card in the raffle for free advertising. You can also find dates and locations on our website www.grchamber.com or go to our Facebook page—Green River Chamber.

YOUR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATE 1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way • Green River, WY 82935 307-875-5711 • 1-800-FL-GORGE • www.grchamber.com Published monthly to serve members in business and community needs

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~ Green River Chamber Newsletter ~

Don’t tell me you got nothing to do! 

Information Distributed



Clean Up Day is May 16th, make sure you register online at www.grchamber.com/pages/CleanUpDay. Relocation Packets It’s Spring! Take advantage of the nice weather! Vacation Packets



Head to Killpecker Sand Dunes for a day of fun!



Check out the Fishing Derby May 16th and 17th at Lucerne Wyoming Pins Valley Marina.

As a Member of the Green River Chamber: You have use of the Chamber’s Bulk Mail Permit—savings of 15.40 per 200 pieces mailed i.e. 400 letters at regular rate = $164 using the Chamber Bulk Mail Permit. $68.60 Value!

2016 Chamber Trip Rhine River Cruise! The Chamber will be headed to see Holland Tulips and Rhine River Castles in 2016 which will feature 7 nights aboard the brand NEW Ship, the Amadeus Silver III! It also features a 2 night stay in Lucerne and the Black Forest. We will depart on April 6, 2016 and return April 16, 2016. Our group will be the first to stay on this brand new ship! On the ship, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be included as well as wine with dinner. There is only a limited amount of space available for this trip, so we suggest you get your deposit in right away in order to secure your spot and a room on a deck that you prefer. You will save $400 per couple if you book early. You may want to book early also to ensure you get a cabin on a deck that you prefer since there is only a limited number on each level. Chamber Explorations will be coming sometime in May or early June to give a detailed presentation on what the trip will entail. Please call 307-875-5711 for more information.

Chamber Board of Directors and Staff

May 2015

April 2015

Year to Date

3

15

10

33

65

315

0

0

City of Green River Pins

15

40

Gift Certificates

829

2,620

Dollar Amount

$16,701.09

$87,566.08

Brochure Racks

Not Available

987

Chamber Kiosk

1.656

4.056

Walk Ins

876

2,786

Web Site Hits

35,959

125,389

Web Site Visits

1,473

4,772

E-Mails

536

2,277

New Facebook Likes

3

1,372

Convention Packets

Sales Tax Disbursements–March 2015 County $1,816,088 Green River $821,409 Rock Springs $1,557,525 Lodging Tax Sweetwater County-March 2015 County $1,481 Green River $5,258 Rock Springs $44,879 Labor Force Employment Sweetwater County March 2015 $22,133 February2015 $21,881 March 2014 $22,686 Unemployment Sweetwater County March 2015 $1,195 February 2015 $1,108 March 2014 $1,052 Statewide Employment March 2015 $291,942 February 2015 $289,960 March 2014 $290,577 Statewide Unemployment March 2015 $14,718 February 2015 $13,970 March 2014 $14,394

Board of Directors: Patricia Gregory, Oak Tree Inn ~ President Angela Shutran, US Bank ~ Vice President Joanna Nara-Kloepper, BLM ~ Secretary Tom Arnold, Arnold Family Chiropractic Center ~ Hole in the Wall Gang President ~ Treasurer Blair Graham, Krazy Moose Jason Bartlett, Solvay Misty Springer, Grants Specialist City of Green River Curg Murray, Gorge Rock Products Kelli Lennon, Green River Import Plus

Allan Wilson, City Council Liaison Tammy Vaught, Radio Network Linda Martin, SWC School District #2 Staff: Rebecca Eusek, Executive Director Lisa Herrera, Finance and Membership Manager Destinee Rael, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist

Chamber Mission Statement: The Green River Chamber of Commerce is committed to enhancing the community through advocacy and partnership between businesses and community leaders.

May 2015

~ Green River Chamber Newsletter ~

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May/June Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1

Saturday 2

Government Affairs, 8am (VC)

McAdams Series Barrel Race (EC) Who’s Your Daddy Fight, 7pm (EC)

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4 McAdams Series Barrel Race (EC)

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6

School District Frontier Days, 8am (EC)

School District Frontier Days, 8am (EC)

School District Frontier Days, 8am (EC)

RS Motocross Meeting, 6:30pm (EC)

Seedling Tree Delivery Day, 12pm (EC)

Seedling Tree Deliver Day, 12pm (EC)

Hotdoggers 4H Meeting, 6pm (EC) City Council, 7pm

10

11

12

Loretta Lynn Qualifier (EC) Spring Series Barrel Race, 9am (EC)

17

13

Solvay Mine Training, 7am Hotdoggers 4H Meeting, 7pm (EC) Chamber Board meeting, 7:30am (VC)

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19

Fishing Derby (Lucerne)

Solvay Mine Training, 7am (EC)

20 4H Livestock, 5:30pm (EC)

Lunch and Learn, 12pm Hampton Inn

Hotdoggers 4H Meeting, 6pm (EC)

7 Solvay Mine Training, 7am (EC) School District Frontier Days, 8am (EC) 4H Horse Development, 6:30pm (EC) HIWG Meeting, 7pm Thursday Night Bike Ride, 6pm (Parking Lot B, GR)

14 4H Desert Star Swine Club, 6:15 (EC) Business Development & Retention Meeting, 8am (VC) Thursday Night Bike Ride, 6pm (Parking Lot B, GR)

21 4H Sagehoppers Meeting, 6pm (EC)

8

9 Loretta Lynn Qualifier (EC)

Loretta Lynn Qualifier, (EC)

Solvay Mine Training, 7am (EC)

Spring Series Barrel Race, 9am (EC) Sweetwater Speedway Dirt Track Racing-Practice Night, 2pm (EC)

15 Westridge School Carnival, 6pm (EC)

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25

26 GR Chamber Closed Memorial Day

Thursday Night Bike Ride, 6pm (Parking Lot B, GR)

31

1 USTRC Team Roping (EC)

27

Sweetwater County Fair Board Meeting, 7pm (EC)

2 RS Motocross Meeting, 6:30pm (EC)

3 4H Livestock, 5:30pm (EC) City Council, 7pm

Hairy Horse Show, 8am (EC) Polka Party, 5pm (EC) Fishing Derby (Lucerne) GR Clean Up Day, 8am (VC)

23

Sweetwater Speedway Dirt Track Racing, 7:30pm (EC)

Sweetwater Speedway Dirt Track Racing, 7:30pm (EC) Chalk it Up! Sidewalk Art Competition, (GR Rec Center)

City Council, 7pm

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Mutual Aid Mine Rescue Competition (EC) Wild West Outdoor Gymkhana, 5pm (EC) Thursday Night Bike Ride, 6pm (Parking Lot B, GR)

Mutual Aid Mine Rescue Competition (EC)

Mutual Aid Mine Rescue Competition (EC) USTRC Team Roping (EC) Quilting on the Green (Expedition Island)

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5

6

HIWG Meeting, 7pm

Sweetwater Speedway Dirt Track Racing—Lady’s Night, 7:30pm (EC) Government Affairs, 8am (VC) Overland Stage Stamped Rodeo (GR Rodeo Arena)

Sweetwater Speedway Dirt Track Racing—Men’s Night 7:30pm (EC) Overland Stage Stamped Rodeo (GR Rodeo Arena) Trails Day, Scott’s Bottom

Thursday Night Bike Ride, 6pm (Parking Lot B, GR)

Quilting on the Green (Expedition Island)

Flaming Gorge Days will be held June 25th-June 27th this year. Concert Line-Up: Friday, June 26th—Love and Theft and Blackjack Billy Saturday, June 27th—Black Stone Cherry and Thousand Foot Krutch

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~ Green River Chamber Newsletter ~

May 2015

Chamber Volunteer of the Year—Brian Taylor Volunteers are the life-blood of Chamber work, without dedicated volunteers the Chamber would not be able to accomplish as much as we do. Each year we recognize an individual that has volunteered above and beyond for the Chamber. Brian was a member of the Green River Chamber board for five years from 2010 to 2014. Brian served as President of the Board from 2012-2013. He served on several committees as a board member, such as: Adopt-A-Tree, Finance Committee, and Executive Committee. He also serves on the Community Chest Board and on the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo Committee. Brian is currently employed with Williams as the Manager of Land—Tactical Projects and Technical Services. Thank you to Brian for your loyalty, dedication, and partnership with the Chamber. Rebecca Eusek, Director of the Green River Chamber said this, “Brian was the Chamber President when I first began working for the Chamber about 3 years ago. Brian mentored me through my first year at the Chamber and without his guidance and support I would have been lost. He spent hours talking to me and helping me through issues that arose. I could always count on him to drop everything he was doing and pick up the phone to help me out. It is with a sincere, heartfelt thank you that this award goes to Brian.” Tom Arnold, Chamber Board member and Hole in the Wall Gang President said, “Brian was a great asset to the board when we were in the hiring process for a new chamber of commerce director. He was the president of the board that year and went above and beyond while we were hiring and was a great person to have Pictured above: Chamber Volunteer of the Year Brian Taylor in that transition period.” and City Council Liaison Allan Wilson. Chamber Board Vice- President Angela Shutran said, “Brian was a great board President. He always kept his nose to the grind stone keeping the chamber board on track. He led the recruitment effort to replace Janet Hartford the previous Chamber Director. This was not an easy task as Janet had been the Chamber Director for 13 years so the board had not been through this process. Brian was successful in leading the chamber board to find a new Chamber Director that has proven to be a great asset to the Chamber Board. I have personally always appreciated Brian's ability to wordsmith. He is a very well worded individual that articulates his thoughts well in writing.” Thank you Brian for you commitment to the Chamber and for all of your volunteer efforts.

Red Carpet of the Year Award—Jeska Lyons and Linda Scott Customer service is vital to any organization. Customer service is important to an organization because it is often the only contact a customer has with a company. Some customers spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year with a company and they expect good service in return. Customer Service can also help differentiate an organization from their competitors. It can be something that will give an organization a competitive advantage. Also, with excellent customer service a company is more likely to get repeat business. The Green River Chamber knows the importance of excellent Customer Service and recognizes individuals with outstanding customer service every month. The Chamber compiled the list of all the 2014 winners and the membership voted on the 2014 Red Carpet Customer Service Award winner for 2014: Jeska Lyons and Linda Scott with the Sweetwater County Courthouse Clerk’s Office Jeska and Linda were nominated by Angela Shutran and she had this to say about them, “Linda and Jessica were very helpful in helping out a client with an auto loan with US Bank. The client’s title work was misdirected and the Courthouse did not have the client’s plates for the client to Pictured above (L-R): Chamber Board Member Kelli Lennon, Red Carobtain and we had to hurry and correct this error on a busy Friday at the pet of the Year Winner Linda Scott and Jeska Lyons, and Chamber end of the month in order for the client to drive their vehicle the next day Board Vice-President Angela Shutran. for a long awaited vacation. As we stood in line we waited a while and came across a few different obstacles. Linda was very patient and told my banker and the client to take their time and that she would call whomever they need to call to get the paperwork. Jessica stepped in noticing the difficulties and offered her help as well. Both of these ladies were patient and incredibly helpful to not only my loan officer but to the client. With their assistance we were able to obtain the bill of sales from the dealership and file our lien on the vehicle so the client was able to obtain her license plates and drive their car on the long awaited vacation. After being in lending for 20 years now I understand that things can go wrong every now and then. It was really great to have two dedicated individuals willing to step up on a busy Friday and help us out rather than send us on our way. It also helped my new loan officer to handle the situation while I was unavailable.” Congratulations Jeska and Linda!

May 2015

~ Green River Chamber Newsletter ~

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Distinguished Citizen Award—Randy Walker Randy was nominated by Perri Rubeck. Perri said, “In my opinion, to be considered for this award the recipient needs to be passionate about helping others find their successes in life and Coach Walker is the epitome of a motivator of others. Coach Walker has more passion for swimming and seeing young people succeed than any person I have ever known. His passion is almost an obsession and he truly inspires everyone he encounters. His passion for swimming has helped to bring a state of the art aquatics center to our community and his passion for Green River athletics helped the local school district receive an activities grant from the state of Wyoming. Coach Walker started his coaching career in Newcastle, Wyoming in 1976. In 1979 he landed in Green River where he was the backbone of Green River High School Swimming until 2006. Coach Walker coached both the boys and girls high school teams during his tenure and earned 19 Conference Championships and three State Championships along with coaching 30 individual state champions along the way. Pictured below: Chamber Board Vice-President Angela Shutran and Distinguished Citizen Award Winner Randy Walker.

In addition to coaching, Mr. Walker spent more than a decade as a civic leader in the community both as a City Councilman in Green River as well as a County Commissioner for Sweetwater County. During his time on these boards his passion for water and his passion for Green River were both felt as he was instrumental in building strategic plans and visions for the city. These visions were the foundation for what became the White Water Park located on the Green River and also set the basis for discussions for what became the New Aquatics Center recently opened at Green River High School. Mr. Walker was a key person responsible for School District Number Two applying for and receiving an Activities Grant offered by the state legislature. This activities grant has allowed the Green River community to fund a new MultiUse Turf Field located at Lincoln Middle School. Monies from this grant are also used for the funding of maintenance and upkeep of the aquatics center. Randy Walker has positively impacted the lives of people in Green River for over 35 years and tonight as I write this I am witnessing a man as passionate about the sport of swimming and the development of children as any man can be about anything. He is cheering for an eight year old boy like he were about to receive an Olympic Gold medal but in reality this is just the enthusiasm he shows every weeknight at swim practice where I initially had the pleasure of meeting such a passionate man.” We would like to congratulate Mr. Walker and we thank him for his commitment to the City of Green River over the years. The City is lucky to have you.

Distinguished Citizen Award—Dennis Freeman Dennis has worked for Sweetwater County School District #2 since 1990 and is currently the assistant principal at Green River High School. Dennis was instrumental in organizing the Senior Hallway at the High School and was the Student council Advisor at the time when the GRHS Student Council adopted Make-A-Wish as a primary service and charity program. GRHS now collects around $40,000 a year for Make-A-Wish! Current Principal at Green River High School Darren Howard said this, “Anything Dennis does is first class. Dennis does a nice job of bringing the schools into the community. I also can’t say enough about his scout group. Whenever Dennis does something it is done well. Dennis has a lot of legacies and you couldn’t be giving this award to a better person.” Dennis is also involved with the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church serving on the Parish Council, Master Planning Committee, Liturgy Commission, Lector, RCIA teacher and other volunteer roles. He also served as a Chapter Advisor for the Seedkadee Chapter 15, Awaxaawe’ Awachia, order of the arrow. Dennis has also been involved with Boy Scout Troop 312 since 2000. He has been the scout master since 2010. Dennis spends hours organizing activities for the assistant scout leaders and he spends A LOT of time with his 20 plus scout troop including lots of weekends and nights. Dennis makes the kids feel like they are important. Dennis is different than other scout leaders because his scout group is very involved in organizing their own events. Dennis makes sure that the kids help with the organization of the events. His scout troop volunteers for all types of community events including the River Festival and Clean-up Day. Dennis does not do what he does for the glory; he is in it for the improvement of the kid’s experience. He gives credit to the scouts and the student council and shows extreme humility. He continues to work behind the scenes improving the lives of Green River students and residents every year. He is an asset to our community and we are thrilled to be able to present him with this award. Pictured Right: Distinguished Citizen Award Winner Dennis Freeman

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Renewals April 2015—Thank You!

May 2015

Red Carpet Nominations— “Promoting the Community”

Business Name

Years of Membership

First Choice Buick/GMC YWCA Eye Care Specialists Pizza Hut Ensignal Green River Wild Horse Tours Bank of The West Taco Time Law Offices of Stulken & Tynsky Sw. County Concert Association Rocky Mtn. Elk Foundation Desert Remodels Arctic Circle Sweetwater Co. Republican Party

23 Years 28 Years 12 Years 27 Years 3 Years 13 Years 26 Years 24 Years 2 Years 16 Years 26 Years 2 Years 28 Years 4 Years

New Members Wyoming Registered Service Agents 1993 Dewar Drive Rock Springs, WY 82901 Phone: 307-217-4045 Wyoming Registered Agent Services LLC is your economical choice in Wyoming registered agent services. Little Bear Motel 1416 Uinta Drive Green River, WY 82935 Phone: 307-875-7554

Tickets for Sale Sweetwater County Concert Association Membership Packs 2015-2016 Concert Season Membership is available. Adults are $45, Seniors 60+ are $35, students in HS and under are $25, family 2A and 1+child is $110. Cash or check will be accepted. Duck Race Tickets Available at the Green River Chamber. 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Winners will be announced at the 2015 River Festival on August 14th at 7:30 PM. 1st place—$250; 2nd place—$100; 3rd place—$50 and additional prizes for other places. Care 4 Critters Dinner Monday, May 4th at 5pm at the Young at Heart Senior Center Tickets are $2 and chicken fried steak will be served

Jonna McDonald Business: Penny’s Diner Why: My husband and I went into Penny’s Diner on Easter Sunday and Jonna was the only person working in the whole restaurant, cooking, taking orders, serving, cleaning, she was doing it all. She was completely slammed but kept a smile on, had a great attitude, and was still happy. She did a great job keeping everyone else happy and making sure that everyone there was served. Nominated by: Katie Christiansen Mike Frink Business: Sweetwater Trophies Why: It is always outstanding service. A pleasure to go in and do business. Friendly staff. Enjoy going in, great selection of quality products. Nominated by: Lynne Clark Carol Richardson Business: Wells Fargo Why: Went above and beyond to assist me in a personal matter. Nominated by: Jackie Gala Janet Reyes Business: Arctic Circle Why: Janet is an asset to this company. Her customer service skills are something every business needs. Nominated by: Dallas Martinez Do you have someone in mind that you would like to nominate for the Red Carpet Award? Employees of Green River businesses are eligible for the Red Carpet Award, which is given out every month. Monthly winners will receive a $25 Chamber Gift Certificate, Red Carpet Pin, Mention in the monthly Newsletter, on the radio, and the reader board. They will be eligible for the annual award as well. If you would like to nominate someone, please visit our website at http://www.grchamber.com/pages/ RedCarpetAward to fill out the nomination form.

May 2015

~ Green River Chamber Newsletter ~

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2015 River Festival The Green River Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 14th Annual River Festival, August 14 & 15, 2015. The Festival begins Friday afternoon with event registration beginning at 4 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., we will again have a Cajun Shrimp Boil open to the public. Tickets will be sold in advance with 800 meals available. We will have tickets for sale in early July. This year, you will have the option to purchase a 5:00 dinner ticket or a 6:30 dinner ticket—we will be having two serving times in hopes to alleviate the line and the congestion. Prices are $25.00 for adults $45 for a couple and $15 for Children 12 & under and seniors- per plate. We will also be selling spaghetti served by Knights of Columbus as a fundraiser. The Great Duck Race will take place at 7:30 p.m., which is a fundraiser for the Chamber. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 on sale now at the Green River Chamber! Fists of Funk will be performing on Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, we will host the 12th Annual “Run with the Horses Marathon” to take place around the Wild Horse Loop Tour. The run will begin and end on Expedition Island. This event will also include a ½ Marathon and a 10 K run and will begin at 6 a.m. There will be aid stations every two miles with water We continue to promote our website specifically for the marathon- www.runwiththehorsesmarathon.com –visit our site to register today! The Seedskadee Trout Unlimited Chapter #533 group will be doing the “River Walk” event again this year and will begin around 9am and will follow along the green belt. Free Kids Games will continue on Saturday. The “Micro Brew Garden” will feature just micro-brews and be located under the big Corona tent. Micro Brew Garden will run Friday night and Saturday. There will also be a number of vendors on hand selling unique jewelry, artwork and other items. Food vendors will be on hand all through the day on Saturday. Visit our website to view a vendor application if interested. There will also be entertainment on Expedition Island beginning at 11:30am on Saturday; the band performing on Saturday is Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts from 11:30am-4pm. Dog Fetching Competitions have been very popular and those will again take place at 11am. Dogs will participate in a timed fetching event both in the water and on land. Dogs will fetch a stick or ball from the river and then again from land. The Car Show on Evers Park will once again be hosted by the Sweetwater Rodders. Also, we will again partner with the Red Desert Humane Society to bring another fun dog show. We are currently seeking sponsorships for the River Festival. It is a great opportunity with high visibility for your business. For more information about sponsorships, general information, or to register for any River Festival events, please visit our website at www.grchamber.com/ pages/river-festival-information or contact the Chamber at 307-875-5711 or e-mail the office at [email protected]

K-Motive & Sports Ribbon Cutting K-Motive & Sports held a ribbon cutting and open house event on Saturday, April 11th to celebrate the new owners first year of business. KMotive was sold to Scott and Judy Steverwald last Pictured L-R: Destinee Rael, Representative Allen Jaggi, year. K-Motive & Judy Graham, Blair Graham, Kathy Graham, Larry Lewis, Sports has their Judy Steverwald, Scott Sterverwald, Nancy Probst, Jacob Probst, James Probst, Jeremy Hartley, Travis Manus, Lisa S p r i n g / S u m m e r accessories, modHerrera, Mike Shutran, and Angie Shutran. els, and parts set up and ready for this season! Make sure to stop by and check out their deals, located at 4670 WY-374 in Green River. Open Tuesday-Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Visit their website at www.kmotive.com.

Trails Day June 6, 2015 8:30 AM Meet at Scott’s Bottom Green River, WY Pancake breakfast will begin at 8:30 am Ride will start at 9 am Free guided tours of the Wilkins Peak Trail System Visit www.grchamber.com for more information and to register or call 307-875-5711. Thank you to our sponsors!

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~Green River Chamber Newsletter~

May 2015

Business Profile—City of Green River City of Green River Parks & Recreation, Playgrounds, Pathways and More. . . The City of Green River is home to a parks system which includes 773 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland with 12.7 miles of connector trails, greenways and open spaces. This system provides citizens the opportunity to enjoy nature while promoting walking, bicycling, and even horseback riding. Our Nature and Open Spaces offers individuals an opportunity to experience wildlife and plants in a natural setting. Recreation is a form of refreshing one’s mind and body through play. What a better way to get your exercise and become refreshed then to get out and partake of the many amenities available right here in our own backyard; A 54,000 sq. ft. Recreation Center which includes a swimming pool, men and women’s locker rooms with sauna, hot tub, and steam room. You will also find a gymnasium, four racquetball courts, weight room, nursery and fitness room. The cardio equipment includes; treadmills, stair steppers, elliptical machines and stationary bicycles. 28 Parks and 20 Playgrounds – all with identifying age appropriate signage, located at the following parks: Andrews, Anvil, Apache Trail, Centennial, Clear View, Collier, Edgewater, Evers, Expedition Island, FMC, Hoover, Hutton I &II, Indian Hills, Jaycee, Logan, Medicine Bow, Recreation Center Grounds, Riverside Memorial, Veterans, and Wyoming. →Area 51 Skate Park – 13,500 sq. ft., lighted, fenced, concrete/asphalt pad, located at Collier Park →Tennis Courts – (2) lighted, hard courts, located at Edgewater Park →Volleyball Courts (2) – Sand, located at Edgewater and Indian Hills Parks →Water Park – 4,150 total sq. ft., located at Evers Park - open Memorial Day through Labor Day →Outdoor Archery Shooting Range with 16 shooting bays, located at FMC Park →Outdoor Gun Shooting Range – 20 total shooting bays,(10 sheltered, 10 open) located FMC Park →Green River Progressive Bike Park - (3.5 acres), located at Stratton Myers Park →12.7 miles of Walking/Jogging Paths, Nature Trails, and the Greenbelt Pathway; these meander through parks, residential areas and along the river corridor. →Nature, Open Spaces and Scenic Views:  FMC Park (637 acres)  Killdeer Wetlands (50 acres), declared an Important Bird Area with 114± species observed  Scotts Bottom Nature Area (15 acres); part of FMC Park)  River Access from; Evers, Expedition Island, FMC, Jaycee, Riverside Memorial, and Stratton Myers Parks and Scotts Bottom Nature Area For more information call the Parks & Recreation’s Main Office at (307) 872-6151