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Welcome New Members
At Fern Ridge Counseling , we are dedicated to providing support as you navigate
through life's difficult terrain. We are here to provide integrative support and acceptance in your journey to heal from personal struggles and emotional distress. Our counselors provide individual therapy, marriage counseling, family therapy, and telepsychology, allowing us to service you remotely. Don't do this alone, call today to schedule an appointment and allow our professionals to help you. 

Meet our counselors below! Learn more here.
Staff Highlight
Meet Evan Wambeke,
Visitor Center Representative

How long have you worked for the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce?
This is my fourth summer working at the Chamber.

Why do you love Cody Country?
In Cody Country, I love the friendly folk and the
lovely scenery!

What is your favorite thing to do in Cody Country?
My favorite things to do in Cody Country are Nordic skiing, going to the movies, and performing in the

Name one thing everyone (residents and visitors) should do while in Cody Country?
I think everyone should drive up the Chief Joseph
Scenic Byway and Beartooth Highway loop. 

What's Going On
It has been nearly two months since the first suspected case of the novel coronavirus came back positive in our community. During this time of concern, the employees at the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce have continued to work diligently on your behalf, remaining a reliable source of communication, encouraging our community to shop and dine locally, and connecting your business to financial, educational, and health resources.
 
As Wyoming continues to address the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, our team will continue to provide you and your business with the most up to date information available and remain steadfast advocates for our business community! Remember to: 
 
·          Follow us on social media. He re we share community updates, videos, local happenings and more.
 
·        Participate in Stay.Shop.Win!

·        Keep an eye out for our Open & Safe campaign! 

·        Look out for our personal protective equipment survery.

The Cody Country Chamber Team

Expanded Hours at
Wyoming 2-1-1

As Wyoming continues to address the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus situation, the team at Wyoming 2-1-1 is continually assessing the most urgent needs around the state of Wyoming. They have partnered with the Wyoming Department of Health to help provide the most up-to-date information during this critical time. They are doing their best to answer the calls of Wyomingites touched by COVID-19 to provide them with information and resources to help them with maintaining their physical health, their mental health, and to respond to their economic distress during this pandemic. In doing so, they have expanded their hours to Monday through Friday, 8AM to 8PM, and Saturday through
Sunday, 9AM to 5PM.
Yellowstone to Begin Re-Opening Phase 1 May 18th

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Yellowstone National Park will reopen on a limited basis on May 18th. The park has been closed to visitors since March 24th, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yellowstone has outlined a three-phased plan that initially opens the South and East entrances of Wyoming and limits visitor travel to the lower loop of the park. The lower loop allows visitors to access Lake, Canyon, Norris, Old Faithful, West Thumb, and Grant Village.

Read the full press release here.
Aerial Salute Friday, May 15th

The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing will be conducting an aerial salute to the health care professionals on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, May 15th, the Air National Guard will present a two-ship C-130 flyover across the skies of each hospital around the state, culminating in the Capitol City.

Anyone who gets video or photos of the C-130s flying overhead are encouraged to post on social media using the hashtags #AirForceSalutes and #AFFlyover .
Check to see what time they will be flying over our communities here!
Town Hall Series

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will be hosting another Virtual Town Hall at 10AM on Thursday, May 14th. It will be a Claimant Q&A session.
If you would like to attend, please  register here .

 Please click the links below to access the Town Hall resources:

Recording of Virtual Town Hall Series: PUA Claimants
Virtual Town Hall Series: PUA Claimants Presentation
Virtual Town Hall Series: PUA Claimants Questions and Answers
Information about Virtual Town Hall Series  

BHRN Food Drive - Only 3 Days Left!

Times are tough for many Wyoming families right now, but YOU can help fight hunger in our local community and Big Horn Radio Network wants to make it easy for you!

Now through May 15th, they are hosting a food drive competition, to see which one of your favorite stations can collect the most food. Will it be KZMQ The Country Superstation ? Today’s Hit Music on KTAG 97.9 FM ? Or Classic hits on 104.1 The Eagle, KCGL Wyoming's Classic ? Vote for your favorite station by placing a non-perishable food item into the collection box outside the radio station located at 1949 Mountain View Drive in Cody. All food collected will go directly to local families through the Food 4 Kids program and other area food banks.
Education & Business Resources
Virtual Lunch & Learn

Keeping minds active during social distancing is important to a healthy brain. The Alzheimer's Association's Wyoming Chapter wants to help your employees or group stay informed through FREE virtual Lunch and Learn Sessions on one of these topics for employees or a group: The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's or Healthy Living for your Brain and Body.

Contact 307-316-2892 or esallen@alz.org
to schedule your session today!
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 .
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Portal Open for Ag Producers

Good news! SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. The new eligibility is made possible as a result of the latest round of funds appropriated by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agricultural businesses include those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)). SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.
 
At this time, only agricultural business applications will be accepted due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented submission of applications already received. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For agricultural businesses that submitted an EIDL application through the streamlined application portal prior to the legislative change, SBA will process these applications without the need for re-applying.
 
Eligible agricultural businesses may apply for the Loan Advance   here.
Wyoming Humanities Launches Wyoming Crossroads Fund and
Emergency Relief Grants for Cultural Organizations

Wyoming Humanities announces the launch of the Wyoming Crossroads Fund. This initiative will harness the power and creativity of Wyoming’s cultural arts network to help the state address the social and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic, combined with the ongoing dire downturn in Wyoming’s energy industry, is forcing the Equality State to rapidly adapt its economy. The organization also launches emergency grants for cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19.

Read the full press release 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!
Now that the April 15th tax filing deadline has now been extended to July 15th, we here at  SBW & Associates wanted to let you know how we are planning to approach the new deadline.
When you trust St. Vincent Physician Network - Cody with your health, it’s really all about you. Our patients and families are the center of our thoughts, communications and actions.
 Give the gift of great food and music with a new Cody Cattle Company gift card! Purchase a gift card for their daily double; dinner & a fabulous show for just $30! Gift cards will be valid through their 2021 season.
Schrader Metal & Design was incorporated to provide the best quality Heating and Air Conditioning along with Architectural Metal and Metal Roof installations. We work very hard to ensure our customers receive a high quality job at a fair price.
A favorite Cody gathering spot serving family food for 39 years,  Grannys Restaurant  combines scrumptious cuisine with unbeatable service. With 136 menu items, mostly comfort foods, every appetite is satisfied.

Buffalo Bill Partners