PEP Annual Meeting

The Powell Economic Partnership has big plans for the annual meeting in 2019. It will be experiential, interactive, and require your input.

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Powell Procurement and General Purchasing Meeting

Hear from the largest organizations in Powell: Northwest College, City of Powell, Powell Valley Healthcare, Park County School District #1, and Park County. They will all share some insights around purchasing local products and services.

Learn about the current policies and procedures for procurement and general purchasing for our major organizations. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with the principal contacts and your other local businesses. Bring some business cards.

There will be time after the Procurement overview for all businesses to introduce themselves with an optional 20-30 second elevator pitch, so make sure you know what products/services you want to highlight to this group!


7:45 a.m.             Sign in, coffee, name tags

8:00 a.m.             Introduce and/or Re-Introduce the Procurement heads of the organizations and potentially department heads when there is buying power for goods/services at that level

      • Briefly review or highlight the rules for purchasing including the bid process when applicable

8:45 a.m.             OPTIONAL 20-30 second elevator pitch to introduce yourself and give a quick snapshot of the goods and services you offer

9:00 a.m.             Federal and Government Contracting Info by Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Program Manager, Rich Lyles

Powell Entrepreneurs Meetup

Powell Entrepreneur Meetup

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
4 – 5 pm
Powell Makerspace,
328 E. 3rd St.
Powell, WY 82435

Please RSVP

Meet Peter Scott

Peter began as the Entrepreneur is Residence at UW on October 1st.  His goal is to help students, faculty and Wyoming entrepreneurs start companies.  He brings to UW over 30 years in industry and academia working with entrepreneurs and technology companies.

 Most recently Peter was the founder of a baseball analytics company that provides digital coaching for analog baseball players. His previous experience includes advising 25+ technology start-ups in strategy, marketing/sales, finance and securing commitments of over $10 million of investment. These companies have been in varying markets from solar, to wind turbines, fuel injection, engine controls, consumer products, and medical devices.

 Peter began his teaching career as a Professor of Entrepreneurship in Syracuse University’s top 10 ranked program. He created a class on Angel Investing and started a Creativity and Innovation competition for the College of Engineering.  In addition he created Entrepreneurial Training Guides that are being used by incubators and universities in the Papua New Guinea and Bahrain. Mr. Scott was also part of economic development projects focusing on Syrian refugees in Turkey, and an Aspen Institute project focusing on Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Libya.  He has taught in countries as varied as S. Korea, China, Pakistan and Luxembourg.

 Most recently he was a Lecturer at the University of Colorado teaching entrepreneurship to MBA’s on the Boulder and Denver campuses. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Make Things Happen with Limited Resources

Learn how to leverage state resources and techniques. Bring a project together, build capacity for your organization and increase your fundraising efforts.
Are you are a non-profit, service organization, or community organization looking to grow your toolbox? In that case, energize your volunteer and fundraising base, attend the Make Things Happen with Limited Resources Workshop.
  1. Volunteer best Practices, engage community volunteers, utilize AmeriCorps VISTA, Amy Busch, State Program Director, CNCS
  2. Placemaking and Community Organizing, Linda Klinck, Wyoming Main Street Program Manager, Wyoming Business Council
  3. Fundraising Best Practices, Panel Discussion

Please register for this FREE workshop.

Register Today 

GRO-BIZ & Idea EXPO 2019

Gro-Biz is Wyoming’s premier small business event.

The GRO-Biz Conference helps Wyoming businesses offer their products or services to the government. The Idea Expo provides all the resources entrepreneurs need to start or expand their company. This year’s theme is Expanding Your Market.
Workshops Include:

•Building a Powerful Brand Community
•Intro to Government Contracting
•Funding Opportunities in Wyoming
•Tips for Working with Prime Contractors
•Small Business Cybersecurity
•Website Design for Contractors
•Innovation Research Funding
•Contracting Legal Updates
•Preparing a Winning Investor Pitch


PEP Advisory Board Meeting

PEP Advisory Board

Please join us to hear the progress of the Powell Clocktower Inn Hotel and Conference Center Project. This significant private investment (with a portion of public-private partnership) continues to move forward.  

Thursday, January 31, 2019

11:30-12:30 pm

Lunch is included.