This past Friday, July 14th, 2017, the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce held their annual “Pardners in Prosperity” event. Pardners in Prosperity recognizes the many businesses, associations, and people that work with the Chamber to make this town a smooth running machine.
It was quite different from most of the events that have been held in years past though. Since it was the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Cheyenne and it’s Chamber of Commerce, this summer’s Pardners in Prosperity took place downtown in the Historic Depot Plaza, right in front of the train depot and across from the Wrangler western store. The main focus and theme for the event was agriculture, and recognizing the impact and history that it and local ranchers have had and still continue to have today.
A live country band, an auction of western items, and a “Farm to Table” lunch was provided, with all food coming from local locations. The beef was provided by 7 Bar 2 Beef, and the rolls and vegetables were provided by Grant Farms. Organizations, including the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, that have been members of the Chamber of Commerce for well over 100 years and were established in Cheyenne were given a chance to speak as well. Local livestock producers, including the Warren Livestock Company and the King Eisele Ranch to name a few, were present and were recognized for their efforts towards working with the community. A board was branded with all of the ranchers who were present to the event that brought their branding irons along.
The Chamber now looks forward to Cheyenne’s next big event, Cheyenne Frontier Days, which takes place July 21-30.