Weekly Update - November 20, 2020
A look ahead at upcoming events and announcements
by the Chamber and our Members
Community Events & Member Announcements By Date:

Christmas Bazaar!
Saturday, Nov. 21
9am -2pm
High Country Senior Citizens
504 Hays Street
Dubois, WY 82513
Call 307 455 2990 for more information
ONLY A Few Days Left to Bid!
Casting for Recovery's Auction ends on November 22, 2020 at 10:00 pm EST.

Check the great items we have in this year's auction...
If you've got your heart set on a special item... you still have time to win it! This will be your last chance to bid and hopefully win that special item. So please don't miss out... Bid Now!

Spread the word!
Please remind your friends the end of the auction is almost here! Just Refer your Friends so they have the chance to offer their support and get some great last-minute deals.
Don't Forget:  Every bid supports the work we do at Casting for Recovery!
Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. For over 20 years, women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR’s inspiring program model.
Welcome to the second Bighorn Bash
Fundraising Raffle!
We are happy to announce our second raffle for the Bighorn Bash Fundraiser is now live! Check out our Bighorn Bash webpage to view the new donations up for raffle.

THANK YOU to all our donors and supporters throughout this virtual fundraiser. We could not provide the education or conservation efforts without this support. The raffle ticket draw date for the second raffle and its prizes will be November, 23 2020.

Visit our site and check out the many generous donations we have available! If you have questions regarding how the fundraiser works please come visit the National Bighorn Sheep Center OR call us at 307-455-3429.
Check out all the great things going on here in Dubois during the upcoming Holiday Season!!

Visit the Chamber website for up to date information about community events, shopper specials and visits from Santa!

"Save the date" for the town corner lighting and main street businesses Open Houses at Dubois DeLights, on Saturday, Dec. 5.  It's going to be a very special holiday season in Dubois!!

We have built a special page on the Chamber website to promote our local businesses, events, and specials. We encourage our members to email us any information you would like included.

To kick off the holiday season, we will be hanging the lights and decorating the Dubois Town Corner and heading into the woods, Saturday, November 28 Please mark your calendars and meet us at
12 p.m. at the Town Corner. We will have a variety of tasks that we will need help with. Volunteers are always appreciated for this fun activity!  

A big, big thank you to the Opp Shop for the grant to help decorate our town for the holiday season and bring much needed cheer to our community and visitors in what has been a challenging year!
Volunteers Needed!!!
Holiday Sprays: A Dubois Tradition
Dubois has enjoyed a special holiday tradition of making spray wreaths to beautify our main street (Ramshorn) for the Holidays. The Dubois Chamber of Commerce is partnering with members of the community to revive the tradition this year.
We are in the process of obtaining a permit with the Forest Service to cut down boughs of Douglas Fir on November 28 for the sprays. The Holiday Spray Committee will wrap the evergreens with bows and berries and deliver them to businesses downtown who can festively display them in their windows and on their doors. 

Please join us in reviving this wonderful Dubois tradition!!!
For more information, please either email the chamber at duboischamber@gmail.com
or give us a call at 307 455-2556.
General Announcements by the Chamber and our Members:
Attention Chamber Members!!
Don't forget to email us your announcements for any upcoming events, promotions or special offers you have!! It's one of your member benefits. Take advantage of it!
Please email information to: duboischamber@gmail.com
Governor Responds to Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Reduces Gathering Sizes

November 19, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Governor Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare system and preserve the viability of the state’s economy.
The new health orders issued by the State Health Officer will take effect on November 24. There are no business closures included in the new orders. They reduce the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings. These are part of a series of measures the state and counties are undertaking to respond to the new record levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations and surge in cases.
“These measures are intended to assist our healthcare system in meeting unprecedented demands for services, assure that in-classroom education can continue, and importantly keep Wyoming’s people working and her businesses open,” Governor Gordon said. “We have reached out extensively to our business community across the state and will continue to do so. We heard a clear message from them that they want to work cooperatively to ensure our economy, workforce and general public are healthy.”
The updated health orders include a change to Health Order No. 2 that limits indoor and outdoor gatherings to 25 persons or fewer without restrictions. If physical distancing measures are employed, gatherings for indoor events are limited to 25% of venue capacity with a maximum of 100 people. Gatherings for outdoor events are limited to 50% of venue capacity with a maximum of 250 people. Faith-based gatherings are exempt. Church services, funeral homes, parades and other specified businesses are some of the other exemptions to the gathering limits listed in the new orders. There are no changes to operations of K-12 Schools, child care facilities, restaurants and performance spaces, which are addressed in Health Order No. 1. Group workout classes at gyms will also be limited to 25 participants.
Roundup Classifieds: November 18, 2020
Welcome to new chamber member
Wind River Chalets!!
Offering both long term and short term rentals in Dubois!!

Wind River Chalets
Tel: (303) 949-5964
Owner: Gregory Raymer
Roca Jewelry Designs

How about gifting one of these for Christmas?

Sliced and polished natural antler burrs to create these unique, one of a kind phone grips for your cell phone!

Fun and different for all you pop socket users!

Tel: (307) 455-2959
Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits offered online, in-person this year. 

Christmas tree permits for the Shoshone National Forest will be available for purchase online starting November 9th as well as in-person, by appointment only, at the Shoshone National Forest district offices in Cody, Lander, and Dubois.

Fremont County businesses also selling permits include: Wind River Gear in Dubois (starting November 9th) and Popo Agie One Stop in Lander (starting November 16th).

The permit is $8.00 and can be used for one tree up to 20′ tall. Additional permits must be purchased for trees over that height. Click here for the full press release or find more information on the Shoshone National Forest website
High Country Senior Citizens has reopened inside dining starting on November 10, 2020.
Same protocols as previous: social distancing, table dividers, and sanitation stations.
Meal service 11:15 to 12:15.
Please call 307 455 2990 for more information.

Propane fills!!!
Dubois Locals:
We are closing for our season, but want to continue to offer propane fills over the winter, due to the perceived need for it. Because we do not have a full staff on site during our off-season, we will be doing propane sales on Wednesday's Only from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Just come down to the RV Park during the designated times and someone will be on site to perform fills.
Applications for the Wyoming Tourism Board
Please submit by December 18, 2020

As of March 1, 2021, the Wyoming Office of Tourism Board has three openings:
1.    District 1 – Carbon, Albany and Laramie
2.    District 3 – Crook, Weston, Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan
3.    At-Large
Board Vision Statement - The Wyoming Tourism Board is the leading proponent of the state’s tourism/hospitality industry. The Board provides governance and policy oversight for the state Office of Tourism.
Board Structure - The board shall be comprised of nine (9) members who shall be employed in or associated closely with the travel industry. The board shall be appointed by the Governor, and approved with the advice and consent of the Senate, in accordance with W.S. 28-12-101 through 12 28-12-103. According to statute, no appointed member shall serve more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. Each appointment is for a 3-year term, with the exception of District 1, which is to fill the 1-year unexpired term of the current appointment.
For those interested in applying, please go to Governor Gordon’s website on Boards and Commissions to download the application. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Governor Mark Gordon for consideration. For questions or additional information, please contact Pamela Perea at Governor Gordon’s office: 307-777-7434; pamela.perea@wyo.gov.
To learn more about the Wyoming Office of Tourism, please visit www.travelwyoming.com/industry.
We have recently expanded our current advising team with supplemental experts in every field of entrepreneurship as part of the The Wyoming SBDC Network CARES Act Recovery Program. Armed with first-hand small business experience, our expanded team of advisors are pulled from all areas of interest and come from a wide variety of industry backgrounds. View their specialties on our resources page and contact your local Wyoming SBDC Network advisor to start creating your response and recovery plan today.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn more about these new supplemental advisors and to find up to date loan and grant guidance for small businesses.
The WWBC’s COVID-19 Support Program aims to help women-owned small businesses build or enhance their online presence, launch crowdfunding campaigns, and implement accounting software at no cost. To receive free services from WWBC, follow the link below and complete our simple application.
We look forward to working with you!

Chamber Member Benefits:
The Dubois Chamber of Commerce supports our 125+ Chamber Members with a professional marketing mix including our website, social networks, E-news, maps, calendars, and more. We work diligently with our Members to network and gain visibility within the community and beyond.
We support the Dubois community in events that allow our member businesses to gain visibility. These major events include the 4th of July Parade, Airport Appreciation Day, Halloween events, Holiday Dubois Delights. We also publish branded events calendars and a map of the Town of Dubois.
The Dubois Chamber of Commerce creates business referrals and networking opportunities for our members through in-person meetings, phone calls, networking events, ribbon cuttings, social networking, and content and links throughout all of our electronic marketing.
The Chamber of Commerce acts as a source of reference and information for new businesses and families relocating to Dubois.
The Dubois Chamber of Commerce is committed to stimulating the economic health of its partner businesses through promotional activities and services while promoting the unique advantage of the Dubois area as a desirable destination for new businesses, nonprofit organizations and residents.
Please let us know how we can support you and your business!! 
Dubois Chamber of Commerce
708 Meckem Street, Dubois, WY 82513  |  P.O. BOX 632
duboischamber@gmail.com  |  (307) 455-2556