Google events aim to create skilled workforce in Wyo.
Google officials have announced they are coming to Cheyenne and Casper this month as part of the tech company’s “Grow with Google” initiative.
The program aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States by training Americans on free Google tools and resources designed to help them find the jobs they want, advance their careers and grow their businesses. Google will kick-start this work locally by hosting free, one-day events to help job seekers, small business owners, students, educators and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills.
The Cheyenne training will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.
Throughout the day, Google staff will teach a variety of hands-on workshops aimed to provide local businesses and residents with tools and resources to find the jobs they want, advance their careers and grow their businesses. Local nonprofits – libraries, government agencies, educational institutions and more – will also be invited to join the “Grow with Google” partner program and receive training on the initiatives free tools and curriculum so that they can continue to share resources with their patrons and customers.
Attendees are welcome to drop in for a few sessions or stay all day and, outside of the specific workshops, can sign up for one-on-one, 20-minute training sessions with Google staff.
Chamber to host management seminar at LCCC
The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce will host a 3½-hour management seminar Thursday morning at Laramie County Community College.
According to a news release, the Glenn Shepard Management Seminar is world-class training on in-the-trenches issues that small business owners, front-line supervisors and mid-level managers have to deal with every day, such as emotional intelligence, mindfulness and “casting your vision.”
The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the ANB Bank Leadership Center in the Clay Pathfinder Building on campus, 1400 E. College Drive. Tuition is $129 for Chamber members and $149 for non-members, and when three or more enroll, the fourth person is free.
For more information, contact Alex Farkas at 307-638-3388.
Jim Walter, director of sales and marketing for Visit Cheyenne, has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination management industry. The focus of the program is on vision, leadership, productivity and the implementation of business strategies. The CDME designation is the tourism industry’s highest individual educational achievement.
The Cheyenne law firm of Hirst Applegate LLP received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers. John J. Metzke was also named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Cheyenne Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year and was also recognized for his work in trusts and estates, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Richard Mincer was recognized in the area of commercial litigation, personal injury litigation – defendants and product liability litigation – defendants. Robert Jarosh was recognized in the areas of commercial litigation, litigation – labor and employment and products liability litigation – defendants. Billie Addleman was recognized in the areas of commercial litigation, professional malpractice law – defendants and real estate law. Lindsay Woznick was recognized in the area of trusts and estates. Thomas Nicholas III and Amanda Good were recognized in the area of personal injury litigation – defendants. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.