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I Love Flowers LLC

Jayne, owner of I Love Flowers LLC, has more than 30 years of floral experience. Jayne provides flowers you can enjoy for any occasion or event - from weddings to simple at home bouquets to brighten your day. I Love Flowers is here to make your floral experience memorable and worry free. To learn more about Jayne and I Love Flowers, visit her on the web here .

Staff Highlight
Meet Lisa Constantine,
Visitor Services Manager

How long have you worked for the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce?
I am starting my 5 th year at the Cody Chamber.

Why do you love Cody Country?
I love Cody Country because of its people. It is a great place to raise a family, has incredible natural beauty, and great balance of activities and amenities, but the people who live and work here make Cody a very special place.

What is your favorite thing to do in Cody Country?
Camping or a summer drive is one of my favorite things to do in Cody. Just head in any direction the sun is shining — North Fork, Bighorns or Chief Joseph. Check out the wildlife and scenery, and enjoy some mountain time. 
Name one thing everyone (residents and visitors) should do while in Cody Country?
Something everyone should do is celebrate the 4 th of July in Cody. It is so much fun, and there is truly something for everyone. Cody really knows how to throw a party!
What's Going On
Sheridan Ave Project Update

The south intersections of 11th Street and 12th Street and Sheridan Avenue will remain closed this week. Work will proceed from 11th Street through 12th Street on the south side of Sheridan Avenue.
 
Work consists of removal and replacement of damaged concrete pavement, curb and gutter, and sidewalk and removal and replacement of ADA ramps.  
Traffic will be carried in one lane each direction on the north half of the street through the work from 11th Street through 12th Street during this time.  The speed limit is reduced to 20 mph through the work zone. No left turns are allowed through the work zone.  

Weekly public meetings continue every Tuesday morning at 9 AM in front of the Irma Hotel. Follow #CodyImprovements for video and photos updates.
Prevent Wildfires on Public Lands
 
Spring-like weather and sunny days make for an inviting time to visit public land. As things warm up, please follow these simple tips on how you can do your part to prevent wildfires on your public lands here provided by the Bureau of Land Management.
Experience Expo at Home

To keep kids and families wild about wildlife and Wyoming’s outdoor resources, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is bringing the outdoors inside. Expo at Home is an online event  that features hundreds of outdoor-inspired activities and learning opportunities.
Do Your Part - 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing 48.1% of all households in America. Make sure that you and your friends and family are included in this once-a-decade count. Have you completed yours? Help shape our future and start your response today here!
Community Blood Drive

Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th

To help us better serve donors and appropriately manage the blood supply, Vitalant requires that healthy donors schedule an appointment for a donation. All donors must be wearing a mask at the time of their appointment. 
To schedule an appointment, Contact Vitalant at
877-258-4825 or go online to bloodhero.com and use sponsor code: Cody
National Travel & Tourism Week
May 3rd Through May 9th

With COVID-19 having a large impact on the travel industry, now more than ever we need to come together and support tourism. Please join the Wyoming Office of Tourism, the U.S. Travel Association and various local businesses and organizations as we honor the Spirit of Travel during this year’s celebration. We can’t wait to see how you all help celebrate NTTW in our community!

Learn how you can participate here .
Park County Elementary Schools Need Your Help

Does your business have extra reusable bags in stock? Our nutrition friends at Park County Schools could use our help to continue delivering fresh produce to our elem entary students as part of their fresh fruit and vegetable program. If your business has geared up for spring t rade-shows or tourist season and have reusable shopping bags you would like to donate, please contact Genevieve Sheets, Director of Nutrition, at 307-587-4285 or genevievesheets@park6.org .

Education & Business Resources
Wyoming Transition Webinars

This morning the Wyoming Business Council hosted the first of six information sharing and listening sessions about Governor Gordon's easing of public health orders to allow some business to resume in the state.

These stand-alone sessions are taking place tomorrow and Friday at 8 AM and 12 PM. You can register for them at www.wyomingbusiness.org/transition .
You can find today's PowerPoint here.
Promotion for Your Future Events

Wyoming Public Media is here to help provide additional support to our business community.
Chamber members and community resource organizations are invited to post to Wyoming Public Media's online events calendar.

To post, merely click on the  Submit Event Here  and enter the information requested. Events posted to the calendar have an additional opportunity be read live, on-air as public service announcements as the news cycle and time permit. This is a great opportunity for announcements potentially to air during peak listener times.
Did you know you have access to nearly 650 webinars and business tip publications through your Member Information Center? Login and check your resources tab today.
Visit the Wyoming Business Council's website for business resources and information regarding hot topics such as workforce development, grants, expansion, financing and more.
Wyoming Business Development Center Network features numerous training opportunities in-person and online. View upcoming training opportunities in our area  here .
Social Media Workshop Wednesday, April 29th

Join SO Social for an introduction to the efficient use of Facebook and Instagram for your business. This will be a Facebook Live event!

If you are new to business Social Media Marketing for your business: Sign up and learn the basic concepts to manage your professional Social Media activities and let your business benefit from a better online presence.

The number of participants per workshop is limited. 

Sign up today at
 info@sosocialinc.com or call 307-272-9762
Entrepreneur Essentials

The University of Wyoming (Colleges of Business and Engineering & Applied Science), Central Wyoming College, and Silicon Couloir are continuing their Entrepreneur Essentials (e2) partnership.
In this one-month intensive education program (all on-line due to the Covid-19 outbreak), participants will learn the key frameworks, tools and essential questions to effectively launch or grow their business.
Applications are being accepted for the program that begins Friday, May 15 th , 2020.

Why should you sign up for Entrepreneur Essentials? Entrepreneur Essentials is built on the highly successful Start Up Intensive (SUI). This virtual program is bringing this shorter-program content to entrepreneurs across Wyoming who cannot join the 10-week, in-person course in Jackson, WY.  

Learn more here.
Data from The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses Survey

Main Street America's new report  highlighting the results of their nationwide survey of small businesses and the impact of COVID-19 indicates that small businesses in states and  communities across the country have been hit hard . Approximately 3.5 million businesses are in danger of permanent closure over the next two months, and nearly 7.5 million are in danger of closing over the next five months as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Further, approximately 35.7 million Americans employed by small businesses may face unemployment.
Yet, we know that the impacts of COVID-19 are not felt evenly across the country. To better understand what is happening on the state and local level, they spent several days digging into the data at a more granular level. Here is the Wyoming Report . There is also a pair of interactive maps where you can access a summary of results for all states and communities where they received five or more completed surveys. View the full report here .
Local Business
Support Our Business Community
During this nationwide time of caution, we encourage you to continue to support local businesses as you are able! Here are five easy ways to support local business: carry-out and delivery options from local
restaurants and bars, buy gift cards from your favorite boutique or store, shop locally online, buy local
 produce, and consider donating or paying it forward!
McG’s Roofing provides accountability, honesty and excellence to the roofing industry and to their customers. McG’s Roofing operates in Northern Wyoming, servicing the Big Horn Basin.
The purchase of a new home may be the most important investment that one will ever make. Count on Park County Title for a smooth and professional settlement experience.
We know summer in Cody Yellowstone Country will look a little different this year, but there is plenty of room outdoors for all of us! Start planning your Cody KOA Kampground adventure HERE!
Located just 50 miles east of beautiful Yellowstone National Park, Cody Super 8 guests appreciate our super clean rooms, friendly and efficient service and quiet comfortable atmosphere.
Located in the Holiday Inn Downtown Cody,
QT's Restaurant has you covered this Mother's Day!

Enjoy curbside pick-up for two of their Mother's Day Specials! View their Mother's Day menu here.

For daily specials and other offers, visit their Facebook page here.
Who's ready for warm weather adventure in the Bighorns? Book your stay at the Elk View Inn , conveniently located near Burgess Junction.
Kip B. Thiel Construction, Inc. builds custom homes in our Cody, WY Communities. Our "uniquelyours" Promise ensures an Easy Process for Customer Satisfaction.  
Merit Energy is a private oil and gas company. We have a tested approach and we do it well — a proven and prudent player which has delivered solid returns time and time again.
Come experience true western heritage in the town founded by Buffalo Bill Cody himself. Every night is rodeo night all summer long and there are activities for every age and interest.

Our full-hook-up RV sites (with free Cable TV), comfortable heated cabins, grassy tent areas, and even teepees, make Ponderosa Campground the perfect home base for exploring Cody. We're also the gateway to fantastic Yellowstone National Park, with all its natural scenic wonders.
During uncertain times like these, fraudsters may try to take advantage of the situation. Pinnacle Bank wants you to know that we are here to take care of you. Read more here.
From now until the park opens, Yellowstone Cutthroat Guest Ranch will offer carry out and delivery Tuesday - Saturday 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call 307-272-6982 today!

Buffalo Bill Partners