LARAMIE -- Melissa Ross, marketing and membership director of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance, highlighted some upcoming Chamber events in July, and a preview of the Independence Day activities next Thursday, July 4, as well as the big Laramie event of the year – Jubilee Days – starting Saturday, July 6 thru Sunday, July 14.

Ross said there are 2 Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies scheduled so far.

“We actually have one at noon today, Friday, June 28, at Summit View Dentistry for their Grand Opening BBQ. Then on Friday, July 12, also at noon, The Local Crowd will host a ribbon cutting and meet-and-greet session. We put all these events on our website in the Community Calendar,” said Ross.

The folks at Summit View Dentistry, 3125 Grand Ave. Suite B, invite you to come and enjoy free food, drinks, and door prizes at noon Friday, June 28. Summit View Dentistry is located on the north side of the building.

The Local Crowd, located at 875 N. 15th St., is a Laramie-based crowdfunding platform with a national footprint. The ribbon cutting will celebrate TLC's membership with the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance. Laramie businesses and the public are invited to be part of this exciting new opportunity for Laramie and Albany County entrepreneurs. Light food and beverages will be available.

“We’ve had a few businesses that have remodeled, and we have some who are brand-new businesses. We actually have a lot of new businesses coming into the community in July and August that we’ll be planning some other ceremonies that aren’t on the calendar yet. It’s a really good time for Laramie, it’s a great time to do business in Laramie. For us, that’s something we work toward – helping businesses put their roots here, helping them grow, and being an advocate for them.”

Ross highlighted a couple of community events that have a huge impact on the Gem City.

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“The big ones coming up that we get a lot of calls about are the Jubilee Days, July 6 through 14. They have a full schedule of events. I would definitely go on their web site –



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And then, the July 4 celebration, Freedom Has a Birthday, starts at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Washington Park. That website is org. So check those out to find out about these big events coming up,” Ross said.

Ross said another ribbon cutting will be held in conjunction with a Business After Hours event at Black Hills Energy’s Laramie office on S. 3rd St. between Custer and Garfield Streets.

“There are also two Business After Hour set for July. The first at Black Hills Energy for a ribbon cutting during their Business After Hours event from 5:30 to 7 P.M. on Thursday, July 18. Then on Thursday, July 25 from 5:30 to 7 P.M., Business After Hours will be at Mountain West Farm Bureau.”

The Mountain West Farm Bureau office is at 931 Boulder Drive.

“Another event that we have coming up is the deadline to put your application in for Leadership Laramie, due on Wednesday, July 10. Leadership Laramie is a program with the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance. This program has a goal to encourage and help prepare citizens of Albany County to take positions of leadership within the community. It’s a 2-year program. If you’re interested and over the age of 21, go on our website and apply there, and contact us if you have any questions,” said Ross.

Visit for the community calendar; to register for the Leadership Laramie program, the application link; the deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 10.


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