Tyrrell nominated for TIME Dealer of the Year

A Cheyenne auto dealer has been nominated for the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year award, a prestigious national award for auto dealers who stand out in their community, according to a news release.

This nomination recognizes Brian Tyrrell, president of Tyrrell Chevrolet Company in Cheyenne, as one of the nation’s most successful auto dealers, who also demonstrates a long-standing commitment to community service.

Tyrrell is one of 49 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 103rd annual National Automobile Dealers Association Show on Feb. 15 in Las Vegas.

The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Tyrrell was chosen to represent the Wyoming Automobile Dealers Association in the national competition – one of only 49 auto dealers nominated for the 51st annual award from more than 16,000 nationwide.

The award is presented by TIME in partnership with Ally Financial.

Rocky Vista University honors local preceptors

Rocky Vista University hosted a Preceptor Reception on Oct. 17, which honored the preceptors who volunteer their time to teach the next generation of physicians, according to a news release.

Preceptors are an integral part of medical education, imparting knowledge and clinical skills necessary for students to become excellent physicians. During a student’s third and fourth years in medical school, they complete rotations in which they practice with patients under the supervision of preceptors.

Several preceptors were honored during the ceremony, which took place at the Embassy Suites Hotel Conference Center in Loveland, Colorado: Amanda Harding, MD, of ZZAP Pediatrics; Steve Haskew, MD, of Hope Light Clinic; Ronald Malm, DO, and Evan Norby, DO, of University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Cheyenne; and Asa Ware, MD, of Northern Colorado Family Medicine.

On average, preceptors mentor one student a month in a designated specialty, enhancing each student’s communication skills in a clinical setting and guiding their professional and personal growth. By welcoming students to their practices, preceptors allow students to take textbook knowledge and skills practiced in simulations and apply them to patients in real life, according to the release.

Chamber of Commerce sets monthly luncheon

The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8, and registration is now open.

A panel of experts from the oil and gas industry will talk about Wyoming’s largest means of revenue, the rules that govern the industry and recent events. Come prepared with questions and learn from those who help fuel Wyoming’s business community.

Panelists include Steve Trujillo of Samson Energy; Tom Kropatsch of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission; Spencer Kimball of EOG Resources; and Peter Obermueller of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming.

To register, go online to


George Powers, an attorney from Cheyenne, has received the 2019 Pro Bono Award for Community Service from the Wyoming State Bar. Powers is a partner at the law firm of Sundahl, Powers, Kapp and Martin. He has practiced law with the firm since graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law, with honors, in 1982. Powers has made significant contributions to and on behalf of the Wyoming legal community in several different ways and was recognized for his volunteer work in the Cheyenne community, specifically with the annual Wyoming High School Mock Trial Tournament. … James E. Fitzgerald, an attorney from Cheyenne, has received the 2019 Pro Bono Award for Legal Service for Indigent Clients from the Wyoming State Bar. Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1969, served in the military in Vietnam and then earned his law degree from the University of Colorado. He started his law practice in 1975 and founded The Fitzgerald Law Firm in 1982, with the cornerstone belief of finding truth and justice. By focusing exclusively on working with severely injured clients and families who have lost loved ones, Fitzgerald has developed a national reputation for delivering extraordinary results. … Walter F. Eggers III, an attorney from Cheyenne, has received the 2019 Champion of Justice Award from the Wyoming State Bar. He is currently a partner with Holland & Hart LLP in Cheyenne. Eggers graduated with a BA from American University in 1992 and with a JD from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1997. Eggers has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of Equal Justice Wyoming since its inception in April 2011. Prior to that, he was instrumental in supporting the legislation that created the first state funding for civil legal services in 2010.

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