Join us Saturday, November 7, at Cam-Plex Energy Hall, to celebrate our 64th Annual Awards Banquet fundraiser, honoring the local business community and community leaders.
The in-person portion of the Annual Banquet has been canceled. Please stay tuned for updates.
Coach USA; Powder River Transportation Inc. – Community and Chamber Supporter
Originally Powder River Transportation opened their doors in the early 1980’s to meet some of Gillette’s transportation needs. They joined the Coach USA family in the late 1990’s. In the mid-2000’s, Coach America was created. They were once again acquired by Coach USA in 2012, who remains the parent company today. Around 100 people are employed, year over year.
Primarily Coach USA contracts to transport mine employees to and from their respective mines. They also provide private charter services for tour groups, schools, local government, and for the military.
They hold safety above all else and invest heavily in their employees, training, equipment, and its technology to provide the safest service possible. They are dedicated to the communities that support us. By reinvesting in the community, we all grow stronger together.
Coach USA has been a Chamber member for years. They believe the Chamber is a great central place for local business and community leaders to come together and collaborate in supporting our community and building for the future. They appreciate opportunities to provide services to help achieve these goals.
Powder River Construction, Inc. – Proud Community Member
Powder River Construction, Inc. opened in December 2003, and for the past 5 years averaged 47 employees.
Powder River Construction started as a small material hauling and trucking company, quickly realizing an opening for a mid-sized general contractor in Gillette focusing on site dirt work and concrete work. They have grown from a small local contractor to a regional general contractor tackling everything from large complex airport and sports field projects to small pole buildings and home construction. Currently one of two slipform paving contractors in the state of Wyoming, they offer a wide range of services including; concrete slipform paving, curb and gutter, site concrete work, foundations, site development and dirt work, material sales and recycling, industrial, commercial, and residential building construction.
Their success is because of two main driving forces; their employees and our town. Matt Walker has created an atmosphere around the company to bring the best out in their employees. From the top to the bottom they are encouraged to buy into what we are building as if it was our own.
The community of Gillette is amazing, we are a big little city. Powder River Construction has built projects all around Wyoming, Western South Dakota, Northern Colorado, even Utah, but never has seen a community who is so willing to invest in itself, growing, improving, and donating to bring a better tomorrow for the people in Gillette. It has become a fairly regular response from people outside the community who are amazed at the opportunities the people of Gillette have given themselves by investing in Gillette.
They have been an avid supporter of NEWCA since starting Powder River Construction, often having an employee on its board of directors. Supporting the annual Home Show in March and indirectly supporting the downtown area of Gillette by bringing people together to help clean up Main Street while the City was shut down during April. They plan to make that an annual event.
Record Supply – Long-time Chamber Member with Deep Community Roots
Record Supply started as a Ford tractor dealership and industrial parts store. In the early 80s, they branched out into auto parts. We were a John Deere tractor and lawn and garden dealer for 21 years. On April 1999, they bought the NAPA Auto Parts Store and moved from their original location, 100 Ross Ave. to the current location at 101 Carey Ave. in 2001. Kevin Record bought the business from his dad in 2010 and opened a heavy-duty truck store just east of the NAPA store. In the past 5 years they have had 53 employees. To have more room for their growing paint business, they recently moved their automotive and industrial paint store to a larger location at 111 E. 2nd St.
They pride themselves in providing great customer service, knowledgeable people and having the inventory on hand to take care of their customers. They provide hot shot delivery to their commercial customers as well as outside sales personnel to call on customers for anything they might need so they can concentrate on running their business.
They have been a member of the Chamber for about as many years as they have been in business. Record Supply was a vendor at the Home Show for many years and can be counted on to donate prizes for the NEWCA silent auction and Annual Awards Banquet.
White’s Frontier Motors – Customer Care is Important
Opened in November 2003, White’s Frontier Motors has averaged 55 employees over the past 5 years. They started by selling and servicing all makes and models from General Motors. Currently, they sell and service Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick.
Their goal is to take care of the customer the way each individual employee would like to be taken care of.
They have supported the Chamber by hosting business after hours mixers and supporting an employee as an Energizer for many years. White’s Frontier Motors also participates in the Chambers’ Gold Gift Certificate program.
Wyoming Beverage Pepsi-7-Up of Gillette – Forming Relationships in the Communities They Serve
Wyoming Beverage opened in September 1997, and for the past 5 years, they have had 52 employees, including 10 based in Sheridan and 2 in Newcastle.
Wyoming Beverage is a Wyoming based company started in 1947, in Worland, Wyoming. They are a distributor for a wide variety of beverages from carbonated soft drinks to non-carbonated beverages, isotonic, and alcoholic beverages. They provide and install fountain equipment, vending machines, merchandising coolers, and tap systems for draft beer.
Their customers always come first. They stay active in the communities (five counties) they conduct business in. The longevity with their employees is an asset in building relationships within their communities. Our products were considered essential by the US Government, so we were able to continue our business during the pandemic.
We send new residents to the Chamber for local information and find the Chamber to be a good avenue for new business contacts.
The Chamber’s Award of Excellence is given to a large and small business that provides an outstanding product or service in Campbell County. Nominees must:
Note: Businesses based outside of Campbell County or the businesses of our current Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination.
The Key Service Award is given to a non-profit agency in Campbell County that has demonstrated excellence in carrying out the mission of the organization. Nominees must be actively involved with the Chamber.
The Sherry McGrath Spirit of Gillette Award is given to an individual that makes a difference in the Campbell County community by volunteering their services or time. Nominees for the Sherry McGrath Spirit of Gillette Award must be an active Chamber member in good standing, give time and talent to community projects, and must not have held a public office in the last 12 months.
The Kelly Swenson Business Person of the Year Award is named in honor of the Chamber’s first manager/president – Kelly Swenson –
who was a Champion of the Chamber. This award is given to an individual in Campbell County who, just as Mr. Swenson did, believes in the mission and services that the Chamber provides to the Community.
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Due to the rise in CoVid-19 cases in Campbell County, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has decided to cancel the in-person version of our Annual Awards Banquet.
Please stay tuned for notification on how the banquet will transition to a digital platform. If you have already RSVP’d, you will be updated to the new banquet format soon.
Thank you for your patience. Stay safe, Campbell County!