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GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo Registration Open

January 9, 2018

Wyoming’s premier event for small-business owners and entrepreneurs will feature some big-name speakers, unique networking opportunities and assistance with several valuable resources.

Registration is now open for the 2018 GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo Feb. 21-22 in Rock Springs. The two-track event focuses on matching Wyoming businesses with government agencies and providing training and resources on all aspects of operating a company.

Keynote speakers include U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Gov. Matt Mead, Trihydro Corp. Vice President Craig Carlson, Applied Intellect Vice President Paul Hunter and John Rotellini, a University of Wyoming alumnus, small-business owner and successful Las Vegas magician who will offer a unique look at marketing unconventional products and services.

Plenty of opportunities will be available to network at the event, and attendees will choose from a large selection of workshops that focus on social media marketing, federal government contracting, research and analytics, legal updates for small businesses and maximizing workplace efficiency.

Staff from dozens of government agencies looking to partner with Wyoming businesses will be available for one-on-one meetings. Additionally, contract procurement experts will discuss the entire process of selling products and services to organizations at every level of government. Representatives with Wyoming’s vast Business Resource Network also will be available to help entrepreneurs take advantage of the numerous consultation services and technical assistance programs available to all Wyoming residents at no to low cost.

Early-bird registration is open through Feb. 8 at the discounted price of $165. The event begins Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception sponsored by Trihydro. The conference resumes the next day from 8 a.m. until closing remarks at 1 p.m.

For registration, or to view a full list of speakers and workshops, visit

The GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo is a partnership among Enzi, Mead, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, the Wyoming Business Council, UW and the Wyoming Business Resource Network.

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