CHEYENNE

Wyoming Guard adjutant general to speak at monthly MAC luncheon

The adjutant general of the Wyoming National Guard will be the guest speaker at this week’s monthly meeting of the Military Affairs Committee of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.

Gen. Gregory Porter, who assumed command of the Guard in March, will provide a briefing on the National Guard and its role in the community.

The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Ave. Cost is $20 for active-duty military, $25 for Military Affairs Committee members and $30 for everyone else.

For more information, email info@cheyenne chamber.org.

CyberWyoming, Meals on Wheels team up to provide scam info to seniors

CyberWyoming and Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne are teaming up to provide scam alert information to senior citizen clients of Meals on Wheels.

Seniors are some of the most vulnerable to internet scams in Wyoming, according to the FBI Internet Crimes Complaint Center. In 2017, the Wyoming 50-plus population reported losing $1,461,672 to the FBI, but this more than doubled to $3,424,097 in 2018’s reported internet crimes.

Thus, Executive Directors Sharon Benson of Meals on Wheels and Laura Baker of CyberWyoming decided to do something about it as they sat next to each other at the recent Women of Influence conference in Casper. CyberWyoming provides Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne with weekly scam alert and cyber information flyers specific to senior citizens. The Meals on Wheels drivers distribute the flyers on their Wednesday routes, which has the most people.

Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne delivers almost 300 meals per day to the Cheyenne community. The volunteer drivers will distribute the information to the clients and start a discussion.

The plan is to develop 13 weeks of material and then recycle it once each quarter. CyberWyoming will review the material on a semi-annual basis, and add or remove flyers as necessary. Scam alerts from the Federal Trade Commission, like the recent scam about your Social Security number expiring, will be worked into each quarter as needed.

Applications open for 2020 BBB Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship

The Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is now accepting applications for the 2020 BBB Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship.

The Spark Awards honor businesses that start their journey on a solid foundation of trust and ethics.

To be eligible for the BBB Spark Awards, a business must be:

Headquartered in BBB’s Northern Colorado and Wyoming service territory;

Be in operation at least six months, but not longer than three years as of January 2020; and

Be in good standing with BBB.

Eligible businesses can apply by submitting short, written answers to nine questions and uploading a short video testimonial about why the business embodies the Spark Award criteria. Those criteria are:

Character – Leaders must be teachable and open to growing with ideas. Leaders habitually seek the truth, are open to criticism and know that their own personal development is never complete.

Culture – Purposeful entrepreneurs start businesses for more than just the opportunity to be their own boss or fill a gap in the market. Instead, they create organizations committed to serving the needs of all their stakeholders and make intentional decisions about who they align with to bring their mission to fruition.

Community – The most successful entrepreneurs understand they are part of a community and commit to supporting those that supported them. They give back to worthy causes and treat other entrepreneurs and competitors as peers rather than opponents.

Applications for the 2020 BBB Spark Awards are due Jan. 31. All completed applications will be reviewed by an independent judging panel of local business leaders who will select the Spark Award winners. The Spark Awards will be awarded at the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics on April 23 at the Embassy Hotel and Suites in Loveland, Colorado.

To apply for the 2020 Spark Awards or to learn more about the program, visit the Spark Awards website, https://www.bbb.org/wyoming-and-northern-colorado/spark-award. For more information, contact Greg Pierson at gpierson@wynco.bbb.org or 970-488-2049.

Milestones

Kuzma Success Realty was recently honored by Top Rated Local for making the list of the top real-estate agents in Wyoming. Top Rated Local’s five-pillar, experience-based rating system analyzed ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online, then ranked businesses based on their overall rating score. For Kuzma Success Realty, that score was 98.10 out of 100.

To submit a local business news item to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, email it to news@wyomingnews.com; fax it to 307-633-3189; or mail it to Brian Martin, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 702 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

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