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June 2015

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2015 Retail Summit Focuses on Digital Privacy

The 2015 Retail Summit Luncheon was held earlier this month at the LittleAmerica Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. Data security continues to be one of Wyoming’s and the nations top concerns for both retailers and consumers alike and your association focused this year’s event on educating retailers of all sizes about this important and evolving issue.Read More »

2015 Interim Legislative Update

The Wyoming Retail Association is participating in several important legislative discussions as we head towards the 2016 legislative budget session which will begin on February 8, 2016 and will run until March 8, 2016.Read More »

Working with Generational Diversity in Today’s Workforce
Webinar July 9, 2015 -Presented by Wyoming Entrepreneur

Employers must appreciate generational differences in order to fully harness employee potential. You can’t lead the generations until you stop trying to change them. It is only when you appreciate generational differences that you are able to harness their potential. In this webinar, you’ll learn the key characteristics of each generation, how to build trust to develop a higher functioning team, and how to incorporate the concepts to unleash the full potential of your team.Read More »

Nominations Open for Wyoming Women of Influence

Do you know a woman who's an exceptional business or community leader? Nominate her for the 2015 Wyoming Women of Influence awards! The nomination process is simple – and can be completed in a few minutes by answering 14 simple questions and providing two references.Read More »

Wyoming's 125th Anniversary Celebration

The great state of Wyoming turns 125 this year and July 10th is Wyoming Statehood Day! While celebrations will be taking place all over the state, what better place to celebrate than at the state capitol in Cheyenne? Governor Mead will be speaking on the front steps and will be inviting many special guests from all over the state. Celebrations will continue at the nearby Wyoming State Museum, the Wyoming State Supreme Court and also the Historic Governor’s Mansion. Activities will include an ice cream social, music, food, games and activities for the whole family, and a fireworks display.Come join in this momentous occasion!Read More »In addition, the Wyoming Office of Tourism developed a special 125th sticker this year to celebrate our Wyoming statehood anniversary. They also created shirts and hats with the graphics from the sticker and are looking for retailers across the State that are interested in selling the merchandise. See attached flyer for more details.Read More »

How Will the EPA's New Ozone Rules Impact You?

The clock is ticking. Soon, the EPA will finalize new ozone regulations that will limit business expansion in nearly every region of the country and impair the ability of U.S. companies to create new jobs. EPA's proposed ozone standard will dramatically increase "non-attainment areas" throughout the country. Companies building or expanding facilities in non-attainment areas face an immediate increase in bureaucratic red tape and potential job-killing compliance requirements.Read More »

5 Big Policy Debates Affecting Small Business Right Now

It may not be an essential element in a business plan, but it’s important to remember that being an advocate for retail and a small business owner are indistinguishable — your stories have a big impact on decisions being made on Capitol Hill, and ultimately, your company’s bottom line. There are several issues developing in Congress right now that could significantly affect small retailers.Read More »

'New Scheme' on Data Security Could Bring
More Red Tape for Small Businesses

The National Retail Federation is telling Washington that a proposal to apply bank-style regulations to small businesses in an attempt to improve credit and debit card data security is the wrong approach. The bill would apply security standards based on 1999’s Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to virtually all businesses that handle card data or a wide range of “sensitive personal information.” Companies would be required to designate at least one employee to manage safeguards, conduct a risk analysis, create a plan to safeguard the data, and regularly assess and update the plan in light of risks and as technology evolves. Notification of consumers about data breaches would be mandatory. Tell Congress big-bank rules are not for small business.Read More »

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