Chamber announces awards

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce will present awards to a long list of people and businesses Oct. 25 at its Annual Award Celebration at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. The recipients of the Citizen(s) of the Year Award are Save the Cafe Genevieve Block contributors, with special recognition for Jackson Hole Land Trust President Laurie Andrews and the Land Trust staff. Other presentations at the celebration will be the Ride for the Brand for Bar J Chuckwagon, the Rising Star Award for Shelby Read, the G2G (Green to Green) Award for the Riverwind Foundation, the Business of the Year (Large) Award to Jackson Hole Airport and the Business of the Year (Small) for Valley Bookstore. For information on the awards and winners, and to buy tickets to the awards event and investigate sponsorship opportunities, visit

SPET on breakfast menu

October’s Business Over Breakfast will focus on the specific purpose excise tax. The Chamber of Commerce event is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at Snow King Hotel. The conversation will be about SPET requests on the Nov. 5 ballot. Breakfast costs $16 for chamber members, $25 for others. You can pay at the door. RSVP by 2 p.m. Oct. 2 to

Chance Meeting next week

The next Chance Meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at The Rose. The free networking event is hosted by Silicon Couloir, a nonprofit with a menu of programs to promote entrepreneurship in the region. “We average 65 to 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month,” it said on its website. For info see

Info lunch coming up

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce will host an informational luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Springhill Suites by Marriott. Topics for discussion include the plastic bag ordinance, parking plan updates, the Center Street water main project, the Winter Windfall local shopping initiative and Job Applix, a hiring tool. Food will be provided by Moe’s Original Bar B Que. RSVP by Oct. 7 to For info see the chamber’s Facebook page.

Winter Windfall in the works

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce aims to sign businesses up by Nov. 2 for Winter Windfall, a program to rev up the Christmas buying season by giving shoppers the chance to win cash prizes. “This program will improve the local business climate through creating a local shopping incentive from Black Friday until Dec. 18,” the chamber said. “Any member business can take advantage of this program.” Chamber members can sign up for $400 per store. All money collected will be used for advertising and prizes. See

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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