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Green River Wyoming is located in the south west corner of the state. If you have driven I-80 across the state and passed through twin tunnels, you have passed by a wonderful town! Nestled in between gorgeous rock formations with the Green River running through the heart of the town, it is an oasis in the "High Desert Country."

The River has been the drawing point for early settlers and has served as a transportation hub for the Overland Trail, Cherokee Trail, Lincoln Highway, Union Pacific Transcontinental Railroad, and now Interstate 80. John Wesley Powell was attracted to the towns proximity to the railroad and river and began his two river expeditions from "Expedition Island". The second trip he discovered the Grand Canyon. Thomas Moran, early western artist, painted several renderings of the cliffs just west of town. Tollgate and the Palisades are sometimes misnamed as the "Cliffs along the Colorado."

Browse the website and discover all the great things to see in do in our wonderful community or drop us an e-mail or call, we will be happy to send you more information. 



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Win a Wyoming Vacation Package!

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Send in a copy of 2 receipts and be entered into a drawing to win a Wyoming Vacation Package

-2 night stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Green River, WY
-Boat Rental from Lucerne Valley Marina
-Tour to see the Wild Horses with Green River Wilde Horse Tours
-Dinner for two at Don Pedro's Mexican Family Restaurant

Rules: You must purchase something from two of the destination businesses during the weeks of July 11th, 2014 through July 21st, 2014. Destination businesses are listed below, on the green bag, and on the bandana map The receipts can be for any amount. One entry per person. Receipts must be sent to the Green River Chamber of Commerce at 1155 W Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY 82935. You can also drop off your envelope with the receipts at the same location. Please include your name, phone number, and shipping address inside the envelope. We will pick a winner at the end of July! The vacation package must be used before August 1st, 2016.  

Destination Businesses: Wyoming Embroidery and Sporting Goods, Taco Time, Wells Fargo Bank, The Wild Calls, Smith's Food & Drug, Green River Imports Plus, China Garden, Oak Tree Inn, Don Pedro's Mexican Family Restaurant, PMS Screen Printing, Inberg-Miller Engineers, Pizza Hut, Flaming Gorge Harley Davidson, Zumbrennen's Plains Tire, Golden Hour Senior Center, and Red Horse Oil.   
 

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Green River Chamber Mission Statement and Membership Application


The Green River Chamber of Commerce is committed to enhancing the community through advocacy and partnerhsips between businesses and community leaders.

Your Chamber is:
-Creating a strong local economy
-Promoting the community
-Providing networking opportunities
-Representing the interests of business to government
-Strengthening member relations   

See link below for Green River Chamber of Commerce Membership Information and Application.
      


Business After Hours

Is your business interested in hosting a Business After Hours with the Green River Chamber of Commerce? If so, download the form below to get more information about Business After Hours and we will be able to arrange a date! 

New Members and Ribbon Cuttings

For new members or new businesses who are interested in Ribbon Cuttings, download the form below for more information on how the Chamber can help promote your new business! 


International Travel

If you are wondering where the Chamber is headed in 2015, you do not have to wonder anymore!

The 2015 journey will take the Chamber to Ireland for 9 days on March 23, 2015. For more information contact the Green River Chamber of Commerce at (307) 875-5711 or click on the link below.

 


Photo Contest

The Sweetwater County Photo Contest is partnering with Wyoming's Big Show and the Sweetwater County Fair again this year. Photos can be submitted beginning June 2nd and will be accepted until July 25th at the Chamber office. You will also be able to submit your photos at the Fair July 26th, 1-5 p.m. or July 27th, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. or online at https://sweet.fairmanager.com. All photos must be taken in Sweetwater County. 

More information and an application is provided in the link below.  



Seeking Nominees

Seeking nominees for the 2014 YWCA "Celebrating Women of
Distinction." Categories include: Young Woman on the Move, Professional
Woman of Distinction, and Woman of Legacy. Individuals will be honored at the
3rd Annual YWCA "Celebrating Women of Distinction & High Tea" to
be held at the Rock Springs Holiday Inn on October 4th. Nominations forms are
available at Rock Springs and Green River Chambers, YWCA offices and www.ywcasweetwater.org.
Deadline is September 15th. Completed nomination forms may be emailed to wyomorty@yahoo.com with subject line:
Women of Distinction. For further information contact the YWCA at 307-352-6635.


To print a nomination form, click the link below.  



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Wyoming's Home and Holiday will be held at the Sweetwater Events Complex in November. Home Inserts are also being accepted for the Home and Holida Issue. For more information, click on the link below.



Green River was one of the few towns along the Union Pacific that existed before the railroad arrived. The Green River, which flows nearby, served as a waterway for the "tie hacks" that cut timber in the mountains, floated the logs down, then shaped them into rail ties at the town of Green River. When the railroad finally arrived, there was a city of 2,000 and an Overland Stage crossing a couple of miles downstream. 

Trona is the natural ore from which the basic industrial chemical, soda ash, comes. Soda ash is used in the production of glass products, detergents and baking soda. The soda plants now operate to produce two-thirds of the world's supply of soda ash.

As one travels east along Interstate 80, the wide open spaces of southwestern Wyoming are suddenly interrupted by a series of multi-colored buttes, carved over time by the Green River. The varied sizes, shapes, and shades of the eroding strata provide a majestic setting for the town.

Incorporated in 1868, in what was then Dakota Territory and named for the swift flowing greenish river that course through town, the city has a long and varied history. Native Americans, indigenous animals (antelope, buffalo, deer, etc.), mountain men, pioneers, ranchers, railroad people, and miners have all left their footprints and their legacies in Green River. It was from Green River that John Wesley Powell started his famous explorations of the Green River, Colorado River, and Grand Canyon in the late 1800’s.

The place he started from is now a great public park, with a walking path, splash park and historical interpretive signage. Today, Green River’s population is approximately 12,000. The railroad is still a major presence. Mining, particularly of Trona, is the major industry in the area. The town is the west entrance to the popular Pilot Butte Wild Horse Loop Tour. Even with the Interstate, the railroad, and other trappings of modern society, the city continues to sit at the crossroads of the west—a timeless, peaceful place.

The site where the Sweetwater County Library now stands was once a city cemetery. In 1926, the bodies and grave markers were moved to make way for a park. The library was built in 1978; since 1985, many unexplained occurrences have been reported. A "ghost log" has since been established to record the library's mysterious phenomena, from whispered names, doors opening and closing and office machines turning on and off to the sounds of crumpling paper and rattling keys in empty rooms.