July 18, 2012
The Wyoming Business Council is outfitting its General Mercantile with Wyoming-made products at the 2012 Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 20-29.
The store, in its 10th year of operation, features products from about 50 Wyoming companies with products ranging in price from $2 to $300.
The Mercantile’s wide array of offerings includes horsehair pottery from Cheyenne, bath and body products out of Lance Creek, glass housewares and accessories from Casper, jewelry from local artists, and a variety of spices, rubs, soups, jams, jellies and other food items from across the state.
A highlight to the Mercantile this year will be a book signing from Wyoming authors on Monday, July 23 from 3-5 p.m.
“If you are looking for a unique Wyoming gift, this is really a great opportunity to find it,” said Wyoming Business Council Marketing and Attraction Program Manager Annie Wood.
The Mercantile, which sports a wooden storefront reminiscent of 1880s-era Cheyenne, is located in Wild Horse Gulch at Frontier Park. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during Frontier Days.
Businesses displayed at the General Mercantile are members of the Wyoming First Program, which is designed to assist Wyoming companies with the identification and promotion of their Wyoming-made products, and substantially enhanced products and services. A two-year membership in the program allows Wyoming First participants to use the familiar “Bucking Horse and Rider” design stickers and hang tags on their products. For more information on the Wyoming First program, please visit www.wyomingfirst.org.
For more information about the General Mercantile, please contact Wood at 307.777.2844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit www.wyomingbusiness.org.