Nominations open for Wyo. Business Hall of Fame awards

The Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation, along with the Daniels Fund, the University of Wyoming College of Business and the Wyoming Business Council, are seeking nominations for the 2019 Business Hall of Fame awards.

The Wyoming Business Hall of Fame recognizes business and industry leaders who have demonstrated substantial business merit while making a virtuous impact on their community. To nominate someone, visit Nominations are due Oct. 4.

To be considered as a Hall of Fame inductee, an individual’s record of business achievement should reflect business excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, courageous thinking and action, community influence, enduring accomplishments and an unwavering commitment to ethical leadership. Recipients can be honored posthumously.

Nominees for the award may be Wyomingites by birth or by choice, have attended the University of Wyoming and/or have business interests within Wyoming. Consideration will be given to any nominee who fulfills one or more of these requirements. Additionally, nominees may have started and built a business and/or have led an established business to significantly higher achievements.

There are two categories of awards for consideration:

Contemporary/Visionary – Up-and-coming emerging businessperson or entrepreneur who has a vision for Wyoming’s future.

Legacy – Being someone who has made historic and significant long-term contributions to the business community (can be honored posthumously).

The recipient of this award will be recognized at the 2019 Governor’s Business Forum Nov. 12-14 at Little America in Cheyenne. This forum is Wyoming’s premier business conference for analysis and discussion about the state’s current economic and business climate.

Businesses invited to Wyo. Supplier Fair Oct. 15 at UW

Companies interested in doing business with the University of Wyoming from across the state are invited to UW’s first-ever Wyoming Supplier Fair on Oct. 15.

The event is part of UW’s BUY-WY initiative, which formalizes the university’s commitment to support Wyoming’s economy by encouraging university employees to buy from Wyoming suppliers.

The Supplier Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the university’s Wyoming Union Ballroom. Participants will have the opportunity to share information about their businesses, strengthen existing relationships, reconnect with past customers, network with others and learn more about UW’s procurement processes.

While the event is free, registration is required and may be done at The registration deadline is Sept. 30.

“We all are committed to improving the quality of life of Wyomingites and strengthening the economic vitality of our state,” UW Acting President Neil Theobald said in a news release. “I have challenged our university community to find ways in which it can expand the involvement of Wyoming suppliers in its purchasing activities, and the Supplier Fair is an important part of that effort.”

For more on the BUY-WY initiative, go to


Paul Yang has been chosen to become WyHy Federal Credit Union’s new vice president/chief financial officer. Yang brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the financial industry. Prior to coming to WyHy, Yang served in a variety of roles, including EVP, CEO and CFO at different credit unions. He replaces outgoing CFO Cyndi Patras, who announced earlier this year her plans to retire at the end of August after 15 years at WyHy. Yang is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California – Los Angeles as well as a Master of Business Administration from Regis University.

Ercella Stevenson, CIC, of Stevenson Agency in Cheyenne was recently honored for her ongoing pledge to education, commitment to excellence and dedication to the insurance profession. The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors presented her with a formally inscribed certificate for her continued participation in the CIC Program. Earning her CIC designation and maintaining all update requirements for 20 years, places Stevenson in the top 1% of all insurance professionals in the country.

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