Community building can be complex, but at Western States Bank, Senior Vice President Chad Witte said the company’s approach is simple — give money to the organizations working toward a better Laramie.
While some downtown businesses use Laramie’s history as inspiration for their décor, Dominic “Dom the Barber” Vigil said he took a different approach to creating the space inside 7220 Barbershop.
After December’s half-off storewide sale, a fresh coat of paint and some much-needed maintenance, Atmosphere Mountainworks reopened for business Friday, complete with new ownership, Jeff Hubbell said.
Napoli’s Italian Restaurant owner Tony Nurezini got started in the restaurant business 20 years ago after moving to the U.S. from Sicily.
The nationwide “judgment free” health franchise, Planet Fitness, is slated to open a new location Feb. 15 in the former Hastings Entertainment Inc. building, 654 N. Third St., franchise owner David Leon said.
Becoming financially stable might seem out of reach for many Wyoming families, but the Wyoming Women’s Business Center staff is hoping a $50,000 grant from the Wyoming Women’s Foundation could help, Business Center Executive Director Debbie Gorski said.
Becoming a successful business owner in Laramie is about more than product management and understanding consumer demographics, Speedgoat owner Rajeev Patel said.
The smell of sawdust filled the air outside Scott Palmer’s woodshop as three dogs chased each other across his 150-acre plot of land west of Laramie.
Laramie’s business ecosystem underwent some drastic changes in 2017 as big-name companies such as Boot Barn and the Kmart Pharmacy closed their doors and several small businesses opened shop.
Holding their warm coffee cups tight, members of the state economic diversification initiative known as ENDOW filed off an Albany County School District No. 1 school bus Monday into the chilly morning air.
As children in Laramie nestle snug in their beds and visions of sugar-plums dance in their heads, Serendipity Confections’ chief candy cook packs another batch of holiday caramels flavored with gingerbread.
Wyoming’s sales and use tax collection is on the rebound in large part because of the mining and retail trade industries, according to a Wyoming Department of Administration and Information report.
The holidays can be a celebration of family, tradition and gift giving — and traditionally spending a wad of cash on gifts for the family. In an effort to keep those spent dollars in the community, some of Laramie’s economic development organizations are partnering with businesses for the an…
In its fourth year, Laramie’s Small Business Saturday is growing larger by attracting smaller businesses, Laramie Main Street Alliance Communications Director Jessica Brauer said.
The latest addition to the Wyoming Women’s Business Center team, Christine Langley, is no stranger to Laramie’s entrepreneurial scene.
As a paperboy, Steve Marshall traded a three-month newspaper subscription for a tetradrachm, an ancient Greek silver coin, when he was about 10 years old.
After years of speculation about a new restaurant opening in the UW Plaza, construction on a Rib & Chop House is underway. Laramie Planning Division Associate Planner Eric Conner said McMurry Group-owned site developer University Plaza LLC applied for a site plan to build a Rib & Cho…
Kodi Davis rolled her fist into a lump of pie dough Tuesday, folded the pasty substance and flattened it on a flour-covered work station in the small Sweets Cakes & Pastry kitchen.
Creating a successful business is no cakewalk, but the Fisher Innovation Challenge helps inspire students to take a walk on a road less trodden, a University of Wyoming representative said.
While unemployment rates continue to drop, nearly 1,000 people have disappeared from Albany County’s labor pool since August 2016, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported.
Handel Information Technologies Inc. President, CEO and founder Even Brande left Norway during the ’80s to explore the world, but when he landed in Laramie, he found love and a home.
From the street, Laramie’s newest bath and body shop, Laramie Soap Co., 208 Grand Ave., might appear as a pleasantly decorated, albeit empty store front.
Marketing started as a side job for Dallin Cooper, but as he dabbled in search engine optimization, he said he realized he could use his hobby to improve the local business economy.
Manufacturing is a broad industry with several job opportunities and potential to bring revenue into the state, but it struggles to attract employees, a Manufacturing Works representative said.
Laramie’s retail market might be leaking about $400 million to nearby communities, but that could attract more retailers to the Laramie Valley, Retail Coach Vice President Aaron Farmer said.
Laramie’s efforts to become Wyoming’s tech capitol could be hampered by insufficient broadband infrastructure, but for now, the city’s internet provider market is adequate, a Tech Talk Laramie representative said.
Watching traffic roll by her mother’s hair salon, 4-year-old Hannah Clark pursed her lips pensively before saying, “I want to be everything in the world there is to be when I grow up.”
After supplying Laramigos with locally made adventure wear and accessories for 16 years, Atmosphere Mountainworks owner Scott Ebinger said he is ready to relinquish his eclectic shop to a younger generation.
Laramie could soon be the home of a new Love’s Travel Stop and Carl’s Jr. restaurant, Love’s spokesperson Kealey Dorian said.
Brett Philbrick pushed all the air out of his lungs with a guttural “oof” as his body thumped against the clean, white mat laid across the hardwood flooring in Third Way Jiu Jitsu.
Tattooing is about more than ink, art and rebellion — it is a visual history that needs to be preserved, Vintage Electric Tattoo owner Chad Elsasser said.
The frontier of humanity’s largest communication resource — the internet — can be a lonely, quiet place. So, a group of Laramie programmers decided to combat the isolation in true university-town fashion — coming together for beers and seminars.
CheyAnne Nielson kept working after having her first child, but seven years ago when her second child came along, she was faced with a choice — use her entire paycheck for day care or stay at home.
Pronghorn and burritos, but not pronghorn burritos — that’s the idea behind Speedgoat, a new bar and grill coming soon to a downtown near you.
After spending most of her life in the floral industry, Killian Florist owner Janet Killian is still pursuing ways to bring innovative designs to Laramie and the floral community.
For Altitude Chophouse & Brewery brewer Jesse Brown, crafting award-winning beer begins with researching classic brewing methods and ends with a fistful of medals at the 2017 North American Brewers Association Brew Fest.
Works of Wyoming gift store and art gallery started with an idea for an online store, but materialized into a brick and mortar without ever getting a web offering up and running, store manager Lorena Patzer said.
Several multimillion-dollar projects are breaking ground around Laramie with plans for completion by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
Urban jungle, concrete sprawl, metropolis — cities have a lot of names, but few conjure images of unused agriculture space. Bright Agrotech and the Laramie Main Street Alliance would like to change that.
Founded in Colorado, Logilube CEO Bill Gillette said he brought the company to Wyoming a few months later in search of a type of employee.
As the state loosens restrictions on the bar-and-grill industry, Laramie maintains the status quo of leading the way in regulations, Snowy Range Sports Bar & Grill owner Karl McCracken said.
After becoming accustomed to sleeping in the back of a Subaru Forester on camping trips, Zach and Tessa Hansen decided it was time for a house — a tiny house.
Heath and Emily Brown have always been passionate about cycling, but in 2015, they decided to turn their passion into a way of life.