Small Businesses the Backbone of the American Economy

Powder River Office Supply, Inc 2012 SBA Wyoming Family-Owned Business of the Year!

Steve Despain, Louise Carter King, Governor Matt Mead, Casey Painter Sams
Steve Despain, Louise Carter King, Governor Matt Mead, Casey Painter Sams
  • Steve Despain, Louise Carter King, Governor Matt Mead, Casey Painter Sams
    Steve Despain, Louise Carter King, Governor Matt Mead, Casey Painter Sams
    Steve Despain, Louise Carter King, Governor Matt Mead, Casey Painter Sams
    Steve Despain, Louise Carter King, Governor Matt Mead, Casey Painter Sams
  • Powder River Office Supply, Inc downtown Gillette, WY store.
    Powder River Office Supply, Inc downtown Gillette, WY store.
    Powder River Office Supply, Inc downtown Gillette, WY store.
    Powder River Office Supply, Inc downtown Gillette, WY store.
It has been said many times and in many different ways that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. And, it has been said that Powder River Office Supply in Gillette, WY is the epitome of what a small-town, “Mom and Pop” store should be.

After working with her parents, Herb and Dorothy, for 14 years, Louise Carter-King gained ownership in 1992.  She has maintained the same hometown philosophies of her parents and has passed those on to her daughter, Casey Painter-Sams.  Casey represents the third generation of the family business.  Shelley began as a clerk in 1993 and has been recognized for going the extra mile for their customers.  For the past eight years, she has served as the company’s bookkeeper.  In l996, Shawn joined the family by assisting in the warehouse, delivering merchandise to customers, and eventually becoming an account representative for outside sales.  Nancy has been an employee of Powder River Office Supply for seven years and works filling customer orders, managing stock and assisting customers. 

Together, the five dedicated employees of Powder River Office Supply create a close-knit family who all share the values and beliefs of its founders.  With a commitment to friendly and personal customer service, as well as to the good of the community, each employee has a vested interest to the success of the downtown store.

Congratulations to Powder River Office Supply, Inc., the 2012 SBA Wyoming Family-Owned Business of the Year!