Women entrepreneurs

The Wyoming Council for Women named a handbag maker in Cheyenne as its 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year. Two Jackson business owners were among more than a dozen from around the state who were in the running: Shari Brownfield of Shari Brownfield Fine Art, and Monay Olson, who operates the Elk Refuge Inn, Jackson Lodging Company and Premier Green Cleaning. The winner, Alexis “Lexie” Garrett, owns Alexis Drake, which “makes customizable affordable and luxury handbags and accessories.” Read stories about each of the nominees at Facebook.com/WyoWomensCouncil.

Spa rises from the ashes

The Body Sage Spa is back and offering massage on-site at the Rusty Parrot property. “The spa facility survived the fire and services have been restored, allowing us to use this space until construction starts this fall,” an email message said. “It’s been a journey for all of us, and we look forward to welcoming you back.”

New CEO for Melvin

Melvin Brewing has a new CEO: Frank Magazine. He has been involved in the beverage industry for more than 35 years and has managed and grown several multinational food industry companies, a press release said. Melvin’s new management team also includes Ian Fuller, director of brewing operations; Bryan Giddens, sales director; John Zagajeski, national key account manager; and Ann Gruenwald, administrative assistant.

New hires at New Thought

Brittany Laughlin has joined New Thought Media as creative director. Previously she spearheaded marketing and communications efforts at the Grand Teton Music Festival, a press release said. New Thought Media also announced that Helen Dodderidge has come aboard as account executive.

Listen in for biz insight

If you couldn’t participate in the online conference that social media instructor Rose Caiazzo held online via Central Wyoming College, you can buy a recorded version, minus the Q&A, for $30. Six Jackson Hole business and nonprofit leaders talked social media insights and trends during the COVID era, plus tips for moving businesses forward: They are Pontier Sackrey of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation; Jim Waldrop of The Wort Hotel and Million Dollar Cowboy Bar; Taylor Phillips of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures; artist Kathryn Turner of Turner Fine Art gallery; and Zachariah Turpin of Jackson Hole Jewelry Co. Once you make the purchase, you will receive a Zoom link to the online presentation that can either be streamed or downloaded. Bit.ly/cwc-class.

Contact Jennifer Dorsey at jennifer@jhnewsandguide.com or 732-5908.

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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