March 2018 • The Enterprise Newsletter • Featuring Converse County Wyoming's business community
Douglas community awards banquet April 13th
Nominations of amazing people, businesses and organizations sought by April 6
Back by popular demand, The Enterprise on April 13 will host the Douglas Community Awards Banquet.

Nominations are being sought in the following categories...

Citizen of the Year
Junior Citizen of the Year
Educator of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Enterprise Business of the Year
Club/Organization/Event of the Year
Transformed Business of the Year
Remodeled Business of the Year
Business Improvement of the Year
cStart-up Business of the Year
Completed nominations, available by clicking the box at the left of this article, should be delivered to The Enterprise offices at 130 S. 3rd Street no later than 4 p.m. on April 6. Copies of the form can also be found under "Resources" on The Enterprise website.

"The gathering has historically been held in the Douglas community," says Cindy Porter, Executive Director of The Enterprise. "It's been a few years since the event has been held, but The Enterprise board realized that there are a lot of really great people doing amazing things in our community. They wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to recognize those people and their efforts."

Tickets to the event will be available soon at a cost of $10 each. For more information on the April 13 awards banquet, follow the event on Facebook or call The Enterprise offices at 358-2000. The evening, which will include many partners, begins at 5:30 at Eastern Wyoming College's Douglas campus.

"We hope to see many Douglas residents at this celebrating all of the wonderful people in our community and the great things they're accomplishing," says Porter.
The little things truly do matter in your downtown area....
According to Destination Development International, one of the traits outstanding destinations have in common is great gathering places
Destinations Development International recommends having have a permanent home for outdoor open markets and including permanent structures. "Open air markets should be placed in the heart of spending districts," says the company.

Other recommendations the group has for these areas....
  • Interactive water features
  • Pocket parks or small venue plazas
  • Amphitheaters
  • Trees and raised planters
  • Public art
  • Night lighting and walking areas
  • Music
  • Multiple stages
  • Turning parks into plazas

"Douglas has really grasped this aspect of having a great downtown and becoming a destination," says Cindy Porter, Executive Director of The Enterprise. "Jackalope Square, home to the farmers markets and many other events, fits many of the suggested criteria. While there is work to be done, Douglas is on the right path in a lot of ways. It's an added bonus that the downtown plaza is called 'Jackalope Square' in tribute to a mythical creature that adds fun and laughter to the area for both residents and our visitors."
Museum, Pioneer Association to host sale
A limited number of booths are available for the community to rent
Proceeds benefit the Pioneer Museum
The Wyoming Pioneer Museum and the Wyoming Pioneer Association have teamed up to host a spring cleaning community sale at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community members who would like to reserve a booth space at the event are encouraged to visit the Wyoming Pioneer Museum to complete the required form and submit payment. Proceeds from the booth rentals will support renovation of the museum's library.

Early consignments to the sale include glassware, dishes, flatware, light fixtures, theater seats and more.
Join The Enterprise, support your community
By joining The Enterprise you'll be supporting those working to improve, enhance and beautify the Douglas community. You'll be supporting efforts to bring new business to Converse County. You'll be supporting those who are hosting events, like the farmers markets and Jackalope Days. You'll also be supporting local entrepreneurs, those who look to The Enterprise to vet an idea or develop a business plan. You'll be investing in your own community's future. Join today!
Thank you to our Corporate Members!
QUOTE-WORTHY...
Your greatness is not what you have. It's what you give.
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