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News from the Cody Front Porch

WYDOT #CodyImprovements

Beginning in the Spring of 2020 improvements will be made to US14/16/20 between 10th Street and Stampede Avenue.

Public comments on the upcoming 2020-21 Sheridan Avenue Highway Improvement Project are due by Friday, April 12, either by using this comment form or by email at cody.beers@wyo.gov.  If you use the comment form, please email completed forms to Cody Beers at cody.beers@wyo.gov.  PDF tip: Save the form to your computer first, then fill it out, save it again, and that will save your comments on the form before you email it to Cody.

Two-way will be maintained -- one lane in each direction -- along Sheridan Avenue during the project taking place next year.

Read more about the necessary improvements.

Sharing Solutions

The U.S. Chamber Foundation has launched Sharing Solutions, a toolkit to help the chambers and businesses combat the opioid crisis in their communities.

The Chamber Foundation campaign includes: the launch of the resource hub for businesses, a nationally recognized substance abuse expert advising the campaign, and a tour of ten hard-hit communities with workshops and broader community education.

In addition to employer resources, Sharing Solutions shares best practices of companies taking action to address the crisis through changes in business processes, employee engagement, applying core competencies, and community engagement. The interactive site includes engagement functionality so that users can truly share their solutions and build on available resources as a community.

To view the interactive online platform and see the available resources and innovative solutions, please visit sharingsolutions.us.

Cody Events Committee - Spring Fling Changes.

The Cody Events Committee has made a few changes to our Spring Fling Festivities.

The Pub Crawl will happen on Saturday, March 9th, this year, but there will be no St. Patrick's Day/Spring Fling Parade. Due to scheduling difficulties with our bag pipers from Billings, and a desire to cut down on parade expenses for the city and for our committee, we elected to forego the parade and also schedule some new activities a little later in the Spring season.

We are currently planning activities around town to coincide with the Cody Fire School, the first weekend in May, and also planning a new event called, "Horsing Around Cody" that will pair up with the Cody Country Horse Sale. We are planning a number of family events downtown for that second weekend in May - specifically May 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm. While no parade is planned for that event, there will be many family events and some fresh energy around a busy weekend in Cody Country. More information will be released in late March for our May events. For more information, watch our Cody Events Committee's Facebook page, or the Chamber Calendar.

2018 Executive Director - State of the Chamber

You can find our recent State of the Chamber presentation here.

Wyoming State Park Permits 2019

2019 Annual State Parks permits will go on sale at a discounted price on December 1, 2018 through February 15, 2019! We are an authorized vendor for these permits.

For the first time since 2009, Wyo Parks have changed their fee schedule. 100% of the money from annual permits and visitor fees goes right back into the parks and sites to fund new projects, site enhancements, operation/maintenance costs, and resource protection.

WY Resident Permit Fees for 2019:
$34 Early Bird Day Use (price good from December 1, 2018 through February 15, 2019 ONLY)
$40 Day Use
$12 Additional Day Use Permits
$50 Camping
$15 Additional Camping Permits

Locals - please bring along your vehicle registration information and your Wyoming driver's license to confirm your in-state residency. Additional vehicle or replacement discounted permits registered to same household are only offered in person with proof of original receipt!

More information on State Park Permits can be found on the State Parks website.

Another successful Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is completed for 2018.

The show, produced by the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, generated more than $1million in total art sales. The gross revenue from the event including ticket sales and sponsorships is estimated at $1.3 million. Over 750 total people attended both the live auction and dinner, Friday, Sept. 21 and the Quick Draw, Saturday Sept. 22.  View the 2018 Press Release.

Yellowstone National Park - Oct 15 Fishing Bridge road closure.

From October 15 through November 5, 2018, the road between Sedge Bay and Fishing Bridge will be closed. During the closure, the East Entrance Road will remain open from the entrance to Sedge Bay, weather permitting.

Visitors traveling to and from Cody will need to use the Northeast Entrance during this closure. Tower Fall to Canyon (Dunraven Pass) traditionally closes on October 9. Depending on weather, staff may keep it open after October 9 to allow for an additional route to and from Cody via the Northeast Entrance.

Find out the most current Yellowstone National Park road information here.  Or you can call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information.

June 2018:

City of Cody notice to all Cody Business Owners.

This PDF City of Cody - State of WY Liquor 2018 references the State Statute about the distribution and/or sale of alcohol for events.  Please read and be aware!

From 2014-2017 the Chamber averaged 28 new members per year.  We are excited to welcome our 25 new members as of April 2018.  Together we can do great things.

Membership at the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce has more value than ever before.  We have reorganized our membership tiers, added tangible member benefits and have increased member access through the new Member Information Center. Some of the new reasons to join include:

  • Access to quality healthcare
  • Events that make sense and save money such as our May 10th Shred Event
  • Discounted services through our member-to-member discount program
  • Convenient, no charge, web-based employer and employee training
  • The new Membership Information Center (MIC) puts you in control of the content for your business on our website