Cody Chamber E-Newsletter  -  May 22, 2015


Dear Cody Country Chamber of Commerce member:


I am writing to let you know that, regretfully, I have accepted the resignation of our executive director, Scott Balyo.


Scott has been with the chamber since June, 2011 and has done a great job. He has accepted a position at Michigan Technological University, and while this represents an exciting career opportunity for him, the primary reason he is leaving is to be closer to his family in the Midwest.


His last day at the chamber will be Friday, May 29, but in the meantime, your board of directors will be working diligently to find his replacement. As you know, these things take time, so I am asking for your patience and support during this transition. We have a very strong and experienced team at the Chamber and do not expect any reductions in the services provided.


Below is some important information about the search process and this interim period:

  • Your board of directors will be fully supporting the chamber staff. The staff at the chamber is experienced, professional, and committed to providing you with the level of service you have come to expect from our organization. That will not change.


  • We will review the job description for the executive director to ensure the duties match the needs of our members. We will form a selection committee and begin a thorough search for the right person to lead this organization.


  • As we work through the process, we will let you know about the progress we are making, and you will have the opportunity to meet the final candidates and provide us with feedback.


  • We promise to work as efficiently as possible, while taking the appropriate amount of time needed to complete this process the right way.

  • Please feel free to contact any member of the board with your concerns, questions or suggestions as we begin the search for our new executive director. You can find our information here:  


Again, I want to thank Scott for his leadership to the Cody Chamber. He also wants me to express his sincere gratitude to you, the members, who make this the best chamber of commerce in the Cowboy State. Thank you for your continued membership and support. We couldn't do what we do without you.



Scott Wagner
President, Cody Country Chamber of Commerce
Owner, Buffalo Jump Winery

2015 Cody Chamber
 Board of Directors

Scott Wagner
Buffalo Jump Winery

James Blair
Vice President

Holiday Inn - Blair Hotels


Theresa Donley 

Donley Team - Western Real Estate

Justin Sanders

Big Horn Federal Savings Bank
Krystal Baum
Rand Creek Ranch
Paul Brock
WY Firearms Experience
*Buffalo Bill Art Show


Nancy Tia Brown
Mayor, City of Cody
Mike Darby 

Buffalo Bill Antler's Inn

*Cody Stampede


Jordan Jolley

Sports HQ

James Klessens
Forward Cody

Greg Pendley
Past President
Cody Trolley
Ashley Trudo
West Park Hospital
Vi Tryon
Grandma's Bazaar
*Cody Events Committee

Leslie Slater-Wilson 
Traces of Light
Mark Westerling
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Brett Whitlock
Whitlock Motors

Tom Wilder

Eastgate Liquors

Upcoming Events

May 22
Live music at the Chamberlin Inn, 6pm-8pm.


May 23

Cowtown Candy - Grand Re-Opening, all day.


Senior Center pancake breakfast, 8am-11am.


Rocky Mountain Lounge - anniversary celebration, 3pm-6pm.


May 25
Memorial Day Ceremony, Veterans Memorial Park, 1:30pm.


May 28
Assess your stress, Park County Library Grizzly Room, 9am-6pm.


May 30
Rock Climbing-Yoga workshop, 9am-5pm.


June 2
Celebration of Life, West Park Hospital, 5pm-6pm.


Live music at the Chamberlin Inn, 6pm-8pm.


June 6
Optimist Kids Fishing Day, Beck Lake park, 8:30am.


Heart Mountain Hike, 8:30am.

20th annual Crisis Intervention Services Golf Tournament, 9am.


19th annual cancer Fun Run, meet at Cassie's, 10:30am.


Unite at Nite walk, 6pm.


June 10
Cancer survivor celebration, Biblio Bistro in the Park County Library, 6pm-7:30pm.


June 11
Community Health Series, Mother & Daughter lunch, 12pm-1pm.


June 13
Brand It Blue Day, Express Employment helping at Cody Cupboard.


Meeteetse trail to Red Lodge trail ride with NW WY OHV Alliance.


Beck Lake Challenge, 9am-1pm.


Gypsy Market, 9am-4pm.


Upcoming Cody Club

June 1
Ambassadors "Non-Store Front" Ribbon Cutting &
Bruce McCormack 

July 13
Cody Beers, WYDOT
Watch your e-mail for further Cody Club Announcements!

Is it sunny or rainy?  Is it busy or quiet?  See it all on the Webcam!


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Our Mission:
The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, the community's "front porch", represents the interests of its members and the entire business community, extends exceptional western hospitality and promotes an unparalleled visitor experience.
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with any questions at: 
307- 587- 2777

Welcome these new members!


Cody Ghost Tours
Our professional guides escort you on a 60-minute, lantern-lit adventure. You will learn of the lost souls of early residents, wandering apparitions, and hear the local legends that are passed down through the generations.  Learn the history and hear the chilling stories of actual events. Tours available June 15 to August 31.  (307) 272-1272


Red Pole Ranch - Cottages
This property, surrounded by sweeping vistas, features horseback riding and private cottages. Cable TV is available in each cottage at the Red Pole Ranch. A microwave and small fridge are provided and all cottages include a private bathroom. Some have a full kitchen.  Free Wi-Fi is provided for guest convenience at this resort.  574 Stagecoach Trail, (307) 587-5929.

Dry Creek Equine
We offer full-care boarding service a short distance Northeast of beautiful Cody, Wyoming. We feed twice a day and clean the paddocks daily.  We also offer on-site farrier services as well as riding services to ensure that your horse stays safe, soft, supple, respectful and fit.  We offer daily, weekly, and monthly boarding rates. 64 Rd 2 EC, (307) 899-0105.


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Renewing Members - Thank You!

Individual & Non-Profits

Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center
Cody Missionary Alliance Church
Cody US Army Recruiting Station

A Western Rose Motel
Dave Strike Custom Building
Pat O'Hara Brewery & Grill
Whole Foods Trading Company

Pony Express  
Sports HQ

World Ambassador  
Cody Super 8

The Cody Cattle Company

We're processing more memberships every day, if you're not listed here, rest assured you'll be in one of the next issues! 

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In July of 2013, Louis JR Kousoulos stepped down as Broker of Real Living Eagle Real Estate LLC.  George Magargal became the Broker.  Louis is still with the company as a partner and sales agent and George's mentor.  On April 3, 2015, Rita & Shane Filler became partners with Louis and George in the Real Living Eagle Real Estate LLC office.  Together they are continuing to work with clients to take care of their real estate needs.  On June 19, 2015 they will have an open house for clients and friends appreciation from 5pm to 7pm.


"Where The Buffalo Roam" will be ready for business on June 1st.  Located at 1301 Sheridan Avenue.  You have seen the large painted buffalo around town, now come check out the smaller 'herd' that is also for sale.  All proceeds go toward the West Park Hospital Foundation.  Check out their great selection of t-shirts, bags and other memorabilia too!  The shop will be open June 1st to August 26th.  


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Yellowstone National Park Announces New Entrance Fees Starting June 1 




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Help the Rotary Club of Cody send ShelterBoxes to earthquake victims in Nepal.



Make a tax-deductible donation towards the purchase of a ShelterBox ($1,000 each) with cash, credit card, or by writing a check payable to "The Cody Rotary Club Foundation." Donations are being collected by Bruce Eldredge, President of the Rotary Club of Cody. Contact Bruce at 307-578-8653.


Each ShelterBox, tailored to the particular disaster, typically contains a relief tent for an extended family (for approximately 10 people), blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children's activity pack, and other essential items.


Since its founding in 2000, ShelterBox has responded to more than 200 natural disasters and humanitarian crises in almost 90 countries, providing vital aid for well over 1 million people. A highly trained ShelterBox response team, composed mainly of volunteers, distributes ShelterBoxes at the site of a disaster, working closely with local organizations, international aid agencies, and a global network of volunteers.



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You need something sweet!



Cowtown Candy is celebrating their move to 1323 Sheridan Avenue this Saturday!  Come in to see their larger location and the variety of new confectionary items they are offering. 


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Office Closure - Memorial Day Holiday.


The Chamber and Park County Travel Council offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day holiday.


Our Visitor Center will be open that day - from 8am to 7pm!


Have an enjoyable Memorial Day!


Memorial Day stamp  

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Visitor Center Brochures!
If you display brochures or business cards in the Visitor Center, please make sure to drop off a large supply to us for the upcoming summer season!


Thank you!

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