Cheyenne businesses and professionals announced to receive outstanding awards

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Finalists for the 2016 Annual Banquet Awards with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce were recently announced, recognizing outstanding local organizations and professionals for their excellence. The finalists will be recognized during the Annual Banquet and Bash, Mar. 18, at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. The 2016 Annual Banquet and Bash Award Finalists are: *EMERGING LEADER: *Nominees are highly ambitious young professionals who are instrumental in the Cheyenne community, the Chamber and other community organizations. Young professionals must be 35 and under. - Sam Weinstein, Townsquare Title - Tara Nethercott, Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC - Will Luna, Visit Cheyenne *CHAMBER SPIRIT: *Chamber Spirit Award Finalists are individuals that are highly engaged in the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and our community. They demonstrate leadership and are strong ambassadors of the business community. - Pat Ashworth, Express Employment Professionals - Christine Kronz, Christine Kronz Photographer, LLC - Sam Weinstein, Townsquare Title *LARGE BUSINESS: *The Large Business Finalists have made a great impact on the Cheyenne area with their specialized services and are engaged in the Cheyenne Community. - HollyFrontier - KGWN- CBS5 NewsChannel - Western Vista Credit Union *SMALL BUSINESS: *The Small Business Award Finalists exemplify a strong entrepreneurial spirit and provide a unique culture for our community. (Business cannot exceed a total of 10 employees). - Paramount Cafe - RE/MAX Capitol Properties - Wasatch Railroad - Ward Insulation *COMMUNITY SERVICE: *The Community Service Award Finalists are businesses that make a difference through outstanding initiatives and contributions, kindheartedly put others first, and are for-profit businesses. - High West Energy - Western Vista Credit Union - Wyoming Bank & Trust *NON-PROFIT: *Non-profit of the Year Award Finalists are businesses that make a difference through outstanding initiatives and contributions, kindheartedly put others first, and must be classified as a non-profit. - Black Dog Animal Rescue - CASA of Laramie County - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - United Way of Laramie County *COMMITTEE OF THE YEAR:* - Action & Advocay Committee: Action & Advocacy works diligently to identify key issues regarding the business community, formulating plans to educate Chamber partners on issues of political importance. With powerful influence and knowledge to advocate pro-business rules, regulations and policies, Action & Advocacy is able to address these matters on all levels of governmental activity. - Wyoming Wranglers: The purpose of the Wyoming Wranglers is to further the prosperity of the military community in Cheyenne and the surrounding area and to pursue other developmental and economic opportunities. The group does advocacy work on a city, state, and national level. With a representative working on our members' behalf in DC, Wranglers is able to address issues on a national level. The final award, Person of the Year, will be announced at the Mar. 18 event. #shortgo #news #whatshappening