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Help us raise $20,000 to support our grassroots, holistic strategy to revitalize the downtown you love! Browse our campaign below to see rewards from some of our downtown businesses.

15 Years of Downtown Laramie

by Katelyn Heller

  • $20,000

    Funding Goal
  • $18,947

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Laramie, WY

Katelyn Heller

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Help us raise $20,000 to support our grassroots, holistic strategy to revitalize the downtown you love!
 
Laramie Main Street Alliance serves as the voice for Downtown Laramie, assisting the businesses, residents, visitors, and locals who believe the heart of our great community lies in a vibrant downtown. Join us as we celebrate 15 years of preserving Downtown Laramie’s history and enhancing its economic and social vitality and raise funds for 15 more years of development, celebration, and love for our town.
 
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and our work is made possible by your contributions. Your tax-deductible donations allow us to continue to meet our mission-critical expenses and recoup funds traditionally raised from your favorite downtown events including the summer’s adored Laramie Brewfest.
 
Browse our campaign below to see rewards from some of our downtown businesses, see how our generous community donors are matching your contributions, and more ways you can lend a helping hand!
 
Thank you for your generosity in helping us continue to
ensure our economic development, historic preservation, marketing, and business coaching services remain free to any entrepreneur or property owner downtown.
 
Laramie Main Street also accepts donations in cash or check via mail or scheduled pick-up. Email downtownlaramie@gmail.com to coordinate or mail to 115 Ivinson Ave. Laramie, WY 82070.

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Show your love for Laramie Main Street 365 days a year with is limited edition 15th Anniversary Sticker.

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By purchasing unique packaged soap set donated by Sensuous She you are supporting locally owned small shops around Downtown Laramie.

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Gear up for Halloween while supporting Downtown Laramie by purchasing one of these unique Halloween themed cloth face masks. Please note if you purchase this reward you will be getting a Halloween face mask with a white colored background.

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Gear up for Halloween while supporting Downtown Laramie by purchasing one of these unique Halloween themed cloth face masks. Please note if you purchase this reward you will be getting a Halloween face mask with a grey or black colored background.

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Gear up for Halloween while supporting Downtown Laramie by purchasing one of these unique Halloween themed cloth face masks. Please note if you purchase this reward you will be getting a Halloween face mask with a purple colored background.

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Gear up for Halloween while supporting Downtown Laramie by purchasing one of these unique Halloween themed cloth face masks. Please note if you purchase this reward you will be getting a Halloween face mask with an orange/yellow colored background.

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Support Downtown Laramie by purchasing a $10 NU2U/NU2U Sports gift certificate.

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Gear up for Halloween while supporting Downtown Laramie by purchasing one of these unique glow in the dark Halloween cat themed cloth face masks.

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Gear up for Halloween while supporting Downtown Laramie by purchasing one of these unique glow in the dark Halloween themed cloth face masks featuring a moon and raven.

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Purchase your bag of H+S Coffee roasted here in Downtown Laramie.

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Purchase a $15 Sweet Melissa's gift certificate to show your support for this local eatery.

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Show your love for Downtown Laramie with treating yourself to this one of a kind Copper Votive.

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Purchase a $20 Poppy's gift card to show your support for a local small shop!

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Show your support for Downtown Laramie by purchasing your $20 NU2U & NU2U gift card.

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Purchase a Laramie Main Street gift certificate to show love for your favorite businesses downtown!

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Purchase a $25 Atmosphere Mountain Works gift certificate to show your support of a local small shop!

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Support Downtown Laramie by purchasing a $25 West Laramie Fly Shop gift card.

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These one of a kind black 20 oz Laramie Main Street travel mug's, donated by Star Awards & Promos, wont last long so purchase yours today to show your love for Downtown Laramie.

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What could be better than a box of chocolate? Get yours now and support Laramie Main Street, a local business, and your sweet tooth!

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Purchase your Herb House gift certificate today to support a local downtown Laramie shop.

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Support Downtown Laramie while getting some sweet Buckhorn Bar gear for yourself! Please note this shirt is only available in size large.

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Support Downtown Laramie while getting some sweet gear for yourself! Please note this shirt is only available in size medium.

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Support Downtown Laramie while getting some sweet gear for yourself! Please note this shirt is only available in size small.

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Support Downtown Laramie while getting some sweet gear for yourself! Please note this shirt is only available in size medium.

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Support Downtown Laramie while getting some sweet gear for yourself! Please note this shirt is only available in size small.

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These one of a kind colored 30 oz Laramie Main Street 15 Year Anniversary travel mug's, donated by Star Awards & Promos, wont last long so purchase yours today to show your love for Downtown Laramie.

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Show your love for Downtown Laramie by purchasing 1 dozen cupcakes from Sugar Mouse Cupcake House!

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Purchase a $40 Chalk and Cheese gift card for some delicious wine from a local downtown shop

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Support Downtown Laramie and its local shops by purchasing a certificate to J's Prairie Rose Cafe for Dinner for 2 including drinks.

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Purchase 2 Weeks of Unlimited Yoga at Seek Yoga and support this local downtown business!

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Purchase your Hiviz Sight made right here in Laramie, Wy!

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Purchase your North Ridge Discount Liquors certificate today to support a local Laramie business.

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Purchase this $50 Sweet Pickles gift certificate to show love for this local Laramie small shop.

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Purchase a $50 Herb House gift certificate to show your support of a local small shop!

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Crush your nutrition goals and support Downtown Laramie by purchasing your $50 gift card to Rendezvous Room Nutrition & Energy.

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Keep on track with your health and nutrition goals all year long with this VIP membership to Laramie's Rendezvous Room Nutrition & Energy!

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Support Downtown Laramie while treating yourself to a $50 Alibi Wood Fire Pizzaria & Bakery gift certificate.

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Support Downtown Laramie while treating yourself to some incredible artwork.

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Purchase a $75 credit towards your choice of Native American jewelry at Back of the Wagon Antiques.

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By purchasing this reward you will receive a gift certificate valued at $75 to rent a bike through Pedal House as well as your very own Pedal House bumper sticker, all while supporting Downtown Laramie!

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Purchase a $75 gift card to show your support to a long standing downtown business!

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Relative Theatrics is offering 2 Ticket Packages for the rest of our current season. This wont last long so show your love by making a purchase today!

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Purchase 1 Month of Unlimited Yoga at Seek Yoga and support this local downtown business!

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Get $100 credit towards a PA rental or a system rental through D&L Music while supporting Downtown Laramie.

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Purchase a gift card to that is good a both Altitude and Lovejoy's to enjoy some local downtown food!

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By purchasing this beautiful quilt you are supporting locally owned small shops around downtown Laramie.

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This beautiful rare piece was provided Gallery West Frame Plant.

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Don't miss our on the opportunity to purchase your 2021 VIP Brewfest ticket packages with the benefit of supporting Downtown Laramie! VIP Brewfest ticket package includes 2 VIP tickets as well a pilsner travel mug!

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This gift basket comes packet with tons of goodies including a $40 Gift Certificate to the Hair Loft Salon, Joico hair products, Kenda hair spray, cuticle oil and candy.

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This beautiful matching Quilt & Pillow, provided by Quilt Essentials will keep you warm all winter long. Purchase this as a gift or keep it for yourself while supporting downtown Laramie!

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This Limited Edition print has been provided by Gallery West Frame Plant for purchase.

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Purchase this reward for your chance to collaborate with Jay and Drew on a small batch beer. When it is ready you'll get some brews at the release party.

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This $350 Strategic Communications & Outreach Coaching Package provided by Rooted Local is redeemable for 3 sessions before October 15, 2021.

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  • 16-10-2020

    Jodi Guerin

    My favorite memory was being selected as one of the pilot communities when the Main Street program was launched!–It gave us a way to organize our efforts in a framework that provided support for all the things that make a community successful. I was on the board at that time and was an advocate of building and keeping a vibrant community. We have one of the nicest communities, one that I compare to every place I visit and as it has continued to change and improve I see more and more people who value it as well.

    ~ Jodi

  • 17-10-2020

    Sagan Wheeler

    My favorite downtown project so far is the Mural Project. I LOVE the vibrancy that these murals have created in our downtown. I love the stories behind the murals and that they showcase the incredible talent of our local artists. And, this might not be a project people know as much about but I am completely in awe of the Empress (building that houses Big Hollow Food Co-op). I know how much thought, collaboration and hard work went into taking an empty lot and creating a beautiful space for a valued local business. I am excited to see what is next for this building as the need for more housing options is critical for our community.

    We have this beautiful downtown and I truly think it is a highlight of our community. I want it to continue to flourish, drawing more people to Laramie, and continuing to make it an amazing place to live.

    ~Sagan

  • 19-10-2020

    Trey Sherwood

    What I enjoy most about working for Laramie Main Street is that we get s*** done!!! haha I love that the work is constantly evolving, influenced by the needs of businesses with input from the community. The Main Street approach and grassroots strategy means our work has a direct impact on the lives of residents, students and visitors. It is immensely rewarding to put time and effort into an organization that truly makes a difference!

    ~Trey

  • 21-10-2020

    Jon Wiebe

    Of all the incredible experiences I had with the Laramie Main Street Alliance, the process of working through a Transformational Strategy in 2018-2019 will always stand out to me. For the better part of a year, we worked to collect nearly 1,200 individual survey responses, participated in workshops with National Mainstreet reps, and heard from our Downtown patrons about what kind of community we lived in and aspired to become. Every session turned over another stone to this town. When we finally settled on a place-based strategy, I came away feeling so much closer to the rest of the board and the whole of my community. I was blessed to be a part of an organization that knew when to listen in order to lead.

    ~ Jon

  • 22-10-2020

    Jerry Schmidt

    For the past 15 years I have served as a volunteer in different capacities on Laramie Main Street Alliance teams, boards, and committees. What motivates me to keep volunteering is “we get things done.” When I first began volunteering with Laramie Main Street Alliance in 2005, we would tell everyone how “we are gonna do this and we are gonna do that”. Today the list of what has been accomplished is “as long as your arm” and totals millions of dollars’ worth of improvement work. We get things done and that is what I enjoy the most.

    ~ Jerry

  • 23-10-2020

    Ashley Wilson

    One of my favorite downtown memories was participating in the branding efforts led by Laramie Main Street Alliance and Downtown Laramie Business Association in late 2012. This initiative fostered a deep collaboration amongst business owners, long-time residents, professors and university advisors, students, and community members.

    The purpose of this branding initiative was to define the ‘why’ and purpose behind LMSA, and put words and visuals to what Laramie means to its community. This was not an easy task, but so rewarding to see the end result. From trying to capture what Laramie means in words, to how to visually represent things like Brewfest, Scaramie, and Downtown Laramie Farmer’s Market, the effort took strong collaboration, historical research, and passionate dedication across many parties to ultimately bring forward a vision that people could connect to.

    Today, when I visit Laramie, it is such a proud moment for me to see all these efforts displayed across the streets of downtown Laramie through signs, murals, clothing, and events. Things like the downtown event logos, bike racks, and flags are some examples

    ~Ashley

  • 26-10-2020

    Bailey Payton

    I love that working for Laramie Main Street allows me to meet and connect with so many amazing new people in Laramie, throughout the state of Wyoming, and even around the country! It’s great learning about what really drives people to care about and get involved in their community. I enjoy being a part of creating the opportunities that bring us together and foster lasting memories!

    ~ Bailey

  • 27-10-2020

    Susan Moldenhauer

    Co-founding and implementing the Laramie Mural Project between the UW Art Museum and Laramie Main Street was one of the most exciting projects I have had the pleasure to work on. It transformed our downtown into a vibrant, energized, and exciting place to live, work and visit. Working with Trey Sherwood was a true delight. The Laramie Mural Project laid the foundation for the community-wide desire and need to develop the Laramie Public Art Coalition. Public art in all its forms is now an essential part of Laramie’s cultural vitality.

    ~ Susan

  • 28-10-2020

    Karen Robillard

    As a downtown Laramie business owner since 1997, I’ve seen an amazing transformation of our downtown district over the years. Main Street’s involvement in our community has been key in attracting new businesses, engaging consumers in positive ways and creating a true centerpiece of shopping, dining, culture and activity for residents of Laramie and beyond. Our downtown is truly special, and Main Street can take much credit. Thank you Trey and staff – I am grateful!

    ~Karen

  • 30-10-2020

    Fred Ockers

    The Empress building is the project that sticks with me the most. I first got involved in this project when Trey Sherwood and myself, a LMSA board member at the time, made contact with members of the Laramie Community Foundation who controlled the Fox Theater property. After the City of Laramie razed the pigeon infested building, the now vacant lot became known in the community as the “Fox Hole”. The now former blithe and the view from the street, even though better than the previous view, still concerned the community and downtown businesses represented by LMSA looking for a solution to optimize this location. With a cooperative agreement in place with the Laramie Community Foundation and hard work by the LMSA to find a business to occupy this space, a Wyoming Business Council grant was obtained and the Big Hollow Food Co-Op relocation and expansion came to fruition.

    ~ Fred

  • 2-11-2020

    Jessica Brauer

    I came to downtown as a brick and mortar business owner because I knew I wanted to be a part of the fabric of the district. Downtown’s energy and collaborative nature was magnetic and a no-brainer. I’ve since moved into work that doesn’t keep me physically in the district in an office or retail space, yet I use the corners of downtown as an extension of my home constantly. It is a neighborhood that invites collaboration and connection in a way that I hold close to my heart in all the avenues of my personal and professional life.

    I recognize that though it can feel meager, my wallet is a resource with profound impact on a place that has been good to me personally and professionally through many seasons of life. My donations, much like my opting to shop locally, to attend local events, to share my favorite downtown businesses with those I love, to show up for my community in a time that feels really hard, all contribute to the continuation of the projects and initiatives that make Laramie my home. I am grateful for this community always and my donations, regardless of their size, are a reflection of that love

    ~Jessica

  • 2-11-2020

    Jennifer Powers

    I work for Laramie Main Street because I enjoy using my creativity to support downtown businesses! I especially like working on campaigns such as Shop Smart Shop Safe, Small Business Saturday, Pop-up Art Walk, and any type of shopping local promotion. Providing meaningful support to businesses that I enjoy visiting and shopping with is very fulfilling!

    ~ Jennifer

  • 3-11-2020

    Desiree Brothe

    I’ve worked in other communities, watching Laramie from the outside. From that perspective, I’ve always admired the energy and dedication of board members, volunteers, and especially staff with the LMSA program. I have especially liked seeing the progress of the Empress Building. Laramie has proved that a Main Street entity can in fact own, develop, and manage property in an effective and inventive way. Again, this sets a precedent for many others to follow.

    ~ Desiree

  • 5-11-2020

    Rin Kasckow

    I never understood the power of Main Street until I got to Laramie. Once I got here I saw how it brought businesses, community members, and tourist together. Coming downtown is like coming to a second home, and I knew I had to volunteer to help continue that energy in anyway possible. My favorite project is hands down the Hollyhock Commons! It’s such a cool space and it made me feel safe while still enjoying downtown.

    ~ Rin

  • 9-11-2020

    Linda Klink

    One of my favorite Downtown Laramie Projects that is still in the works is the Wyo Theater. This project in particular will greatly impact the downtown district and be the bridge between the downtown that is divided by the highway. Laramie is a great downtown with wonderful volunteers and solid leadership. In my position I continue to look for and provide resources for continued growth and business development. Keep up these great projects, volunteers, leadership and RESULTS!

    ~ Linda

  • 11-11-2020

    Tripp Muldrow

    Branding Downtown Laramie was one of the most memorable projects in my career. We worked closely with Laramie Main Street and other partners to create an image system that is exciting, flexible, and expandable. My favorite memory is coming back to Laramie for a visit and seeing how much of the marketing has been implemented throughout downtown.

    ~Tripp

  • 13-10-2020

    Carly-Ann Carruthers

    I can’t say thank you enough to the business owners, volunteers, and Main Street staff that work tirelessly to cultivate Laramie’s fantastic downtown. The group never stops innovating while remaining true to Laramie’s heritage as a railroad and college town, and we all enjoy their efforts. Their collaborative spirit and community focus are award-winning and showcase the great strength of Downtown Laramie and the lasting power of economic development and historic preservation. Cheers to another 15 years!

    ~ Carly-Ann

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Campaign Backers Laramie, WY November 15, 2020

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