Lander Bake Shop owner nominated for Spirit of Wyoming Award
No one can fail to miss the impact that Angie Flint and the Lander Bake Shop have had in the community.
…Maybe it’s the place you grab a coffee and get a little work done.
…Maybe you’re a fan of fresh bagels and other fantastic baked goods while you listen to tunes at the Saturday Jam Sessions hosted at LBS.
…You might be an organization or artist that has benefited from a donation or used the coffee shop as a registration or meeting site.
Whether it’s the growing business impact (Angie just opened Lander Coffee Co. a little further down Main St.) or her volunteerism and giving, you’ve probably been touched by Angie Flint.
That’s why she was nominated for the SBA Spirit of Wyoming Award. The award criteria include business growth and innovation, but the core of the award is “contribution to community-oriented projects – evidence of the use of his/her personal time and resources…”
Sarah Hamlin, a Lander-based Business Advisor with the Wyoming Small Business Development Council, nominated Angie. She said she was impressed with how LBS has supported numerous groups in the community with time and donations. She also uses the shop’s space to promote local artists and events. Notable examples are the Saturday Jam Sessions, film festivals and upcoming Unplugged events that use LBS at no cost. You can also see and purchase the local art on the walls, which changes frequently.
“It all comes from Angie and her energy, the way she takes care of her family, employees and the community,” Hamlin said.
Angie said being invested in the community and volunteering comes naturally. She’s carrying on the legacy of her late father.
“He was a very local community-oriented and mentorship-oriented person. I want to lead by example and help keep business local. I started the Bake Shop because the community needed it. It’s been successful and so I’ve been able to grow and expand. I’m always looking to bring new things to the Lander community.”
Angie is one of several nominees across the state and the only Fremont County nominee. The winner will be selected by a panel and announced in May.
Congrats Angie and best of luck!