Building a successful retail brick-and-motor store in any city entails creating a business model able to weather the ebbs and flows of consumer spending, Laramie Main Street Executive Director Trey Sherwood said.
San Francisco-based company Plenty eliminated 23 jobs in Laramie on Tuesday, just more than a year after acquiring local startup Bright Agrotech.
For those looking to shop locally for English tack supplies for horseback riding, their options could become more limited if a local business doesn’t find a new owner.
With a fresh coat of paint, expanded inventory and fully stocked shelves, Big Hollow Food Co-op officially opened in its new location, 112 S. Second St.
Laramie residents driving down Grand Avenue recently might have noticed what looks like a new floral store setting up shop at the Fifth Street intersection. The store is actually a Laramie staple that has a new location and a new name.
Morris Murphy quietly sat hunched over a bench in the middle of Bart’s Flea Market and looked closely at a disassembled pocket watch. Thick glasses and different degrees of magnify lenses sat right below his gray hair to help him see the super small pieces. As Murphy worked to put the tiny s…
With summer break mere days away, many parents will be confronted with the challenge of keeping their children entertained. Some of those children will undoubtedly pose the idea of purchasing or adopting a pet as a means to learn or prove a new level of maturity.
Sears Holdings has strived to keep Kmart from faltering nationally for years, but come August, the effect of those struggles could be felt in Laramie.
A lack of management, overworked staff and decreased marketing efforts could be contributing factors in Grand Avenue Pizza’s closure, General Manager Brittani Williams said.
Like many kids born in the ’80s, Jose Ruiz was introduced to video games through the last gasps of the arcade industry. As console and PC gaming all but killed the industry during the mid ’90s, he never lost his passion for joysticks, button pads and pockets full of change.
A strong resource for entrepreneurial women is paramount to growing a healthy small business economy, U.S. Small Business Administration Region VIII Administrator Dan Nordberg said.
Big Hollow Food Co-op could open its new location, 112 S. Second St., as soon as July, and with more space, assistant manager Jeff Hubbell said the natural grocer plans to offer Laramie more selection.
The world might moving toward a corporate economy, but Pole Mountain Pharmacy owner Brett Kvenild said small businesses can still play a key role in communities.
Laramie’s newest steakhouse, Wyoming’s Rib & Chop House, is opening Monday with the hopes of becoming a local hub for beer, art and community, General Manager Jeremy Baker said.
In the gig economy, people are cutting ties with the traditional work space, but Laramie Plains Civic Center Executive Director Melissa Daniele said there is still an occasional need for The Office.
Snowy Range Dodge, formerly Adventure Dodge, is under new ownership and working to change the culture of car sales, Snowy Range Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram General Manager Matt Lockhart said.
Tucked away amid the rolling plains west of Laramie, a little red house filled with the aroma of pies baking in the oven as Jennifer Small flitted about the kitchen in a white cap and matching apron.
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.