Paula McCormick speaking with Steve Kennerk at a previous LEADER meeting.

LEADER to hear about lodging tax renewal on Wednesday

(Lander, Wyo.) – The October LEADER meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7 a.m. in the back room of the Oxbow Restaurant. The program will be two-fold: Shawn Reese, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council will be in attendance to discuss his plans for the Business Council, its role in Economic Development in Wyoming and how the organization relates to local Economic Development organizations. Shawn will be preceded by Paula McCormick, WEDA and McCormick Marketing who will give a short presentation on the up-coming renewal of the Lodging Tax.

Dr. Cristobal "Chris" Valdez relaxed in his office on campus for a few minutes Monday between meetings. (Ernie Over photo)

CWC President Valdez to speak at tomorrow’s LEADER meeting

(Lander, Wyo.) – The first LEADER Meeting of the season will be on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7 a.m. in the back room of the Oxbow Restaurant in Lander. The program will be Dr. Chris Valdez, President of Central Wyoming College.  Dr. Valdez will talk about the expansion programs of CWC in Lander and his vision for the College in the future.  CWC is a vital contributor to the economy of Fremont County, Lander and Riverton and it should be a very interesting program, please plan to attend.
A reminder of the meeting will be sent out shortly before the 10th.
LEADER Corporation is a Lander-based Economic Development organization that holds monthly meetings to inform the public on events and projects that affect the economies of Lander, Riverton and Fremont County. LEADER also provides assistance for new businesses that will bring development and jobs to the area.
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Wyoming Lottery CEO to make two public presentations in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – The April LEADER meeting will be held on Wednesday morning, April 16 at 7 a.m. in the back room of the Oxbow Restaurant. This month’s program will be presented by Mr. Jon Clontz, CEO of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
 
Mr. Clontz will give us an update on the up-coming opening of the Wyoming Lottery (What’s Happening at the Lottery?) and also discuss the economic development advantages of the Lottery for the State of Wyoming and local communities. If your interest in the Lottery is just in passing or it is part of your retirement planning, it should be a very interesting meeting. Please plan to attend.
 
Clontz will also speak the night before to the public about the Lottery at the Fremont County Library in Lander. That presentation starts at 6 p.m.
LEADER Corporation is a Lander-based Economic Development organization that holds monthly meetings to inform the public on events and projects that affect the economies of Lander, Riverton and Fremont County. LEADER also provides assistance for new businesses that will bring development and jobs to the area.
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LEADER meeting to hear about 1 percent sale tax projects

(Lander, Wyo.) – The January LEADER Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 a.m. in the backroom of the Oxbow Restaurant.
 
This week’s program will be conducted by Gary Michaud, Community Coordinator for the City of Lander. Gary will give an update on the recently-passed 1 percent sales tax and the infrastructure projects that it will support.
 
Additionally, he will talk about the plans for the new Community Center and discuss some of the details of the plans so far. It should be a very interesting meeting, please plan to attend.
 
LEADER Corporation is a Lander-based Economic Development organization that holds monthly meetings to inform the public on events and projects that affect the economies of Lander, Riverton and Fremont County. LEADER also provides assistance for new businesses that will bring development and jobs to the area.
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WCC looking to grow; capital campaign coming in fall 2012

The second of two parts(Lander) — From humble beginnings seven years ago, Lander-based Wyoming Catholic College now boasts 120 students, 31 professors and staff members and an annual budget of $4.5 million dollars. By its own estimation, the college contributes about $3.5 million into the Lander economy each year, not including student and visiting family expenditures.In its first seven years, the college has developed 12,000 donor records with $10.6 million collected from individuals and organizations in all 50 states, said WCC’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mark Randall. The college has received $4.2 million in gifts from across Wyoming, including $1.2 million from Fremont County residents and $1.2 million from Lander’s Cornerstone Committee, the group originally formed to bring the college to town.

“We feel very blessed because our giving income has increased by 27 percent in the last two years when, nationally, giving to colleges such as ours has been relatively flat,” Randall told a LEADER Corp. gathering Wednesday morning.