March 14, 2014


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The Wyoming Business Council is encouraging companies that sell Wyoming-made products to begin planning now for summer retail opportunities. 

The Wyoming Business Council manages the General Mercantile in the Old Frontier Town at Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Wyoming Mercantile at the Wyoming State Fair, and the Wyoming State Fair Farmers Market. 

“All three opportunities see a lot of traffic and are a fantastic way for Wyoming companies to market and sell their products,” said Terri Barr, Wyoming Products program manager.  “Sales have been great the last few years at Cheyenne Frontier Days and State Fair, and we hope to continue the trend.  We encourage companies to start planning now if they are interested in participating.”

The General Mercantile at Cheyenne Frontier Days runs July 18-27.  The Old Frontier Town highlights Western merchants, craftspeople and artisans.  Products must be western, frontier or uniquely Wyoming in nature.  The General Mercantile is limited in space and can only accept product from 40 companies.  This event is open only to current Wyoming First members.  A Business Council committee determines the best product mix for the mercantile. 

The Wyoming State Fair will run Aug.  9–16, in Douglas, Wyo.  The Wyoming Mercantile will be open each day during State Fair and will sell merchandise that is made in or substantially enhanced in Wyoming. 

Applications to participate in both the Frontier Days and State Fair Mercantile are due by April 1.  For information about the General Mercantile and the Wyoming Mercantile contact Terri Barr at 307.777.2807 or terri.barr@wyo.gov.

The Wyoming State Fair Farmers Market will be held Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Douglas, Wyo.  Space for companies interested in participating is free.  Products range from fresh produce, BBQ sauces, jams and jellies, to popcorn and lotions, among other items.  If you are interested in selling at the State Fair Farmers Market contact Donn Randall at 307.777.6578 or donn.randall@wyo.gov

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.

 

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Agribusiness , In-State Companies , Community , Business

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