Wyoming Case Studies
Equipment Maintenance Systems
Holiday Plaza Cleaners
Mullinix and Company
West Park County Hospital
Peaks to Prairies Home
May 03, 2001
EnviroMentors: Case Studies Featuring Environmentally
Pollution prevention makes good small business sense in Wyoming. Historically,
businesses have thought of pollution prevention as government requirements rather than
good business practices. The unique program described in the following case studies
was sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and The Wyoming Small
Business Development Centers to demonstrate there are many incentives to Wyoming small
businesses for implementing pollution prevention practices.
The program incorporates the belief that the most enduring environmental success
stories are based on partnerships, with each participant contributing from his or her own
expertise and resources to achieve greater environmental results. The seven Wyoming
small businesses involved in this initial program understand that by working together, we
will all be more likely to achieve the goals Wyoming has set for our unique and special
environment. Laws and regulations don't improve environmental quality people
The case studies in this series were completed in a non-regulatory approach to solving
environmental problems through the cooperation of the small businesses, the Mid-America
Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC), the Wyoming Small Business Development Centers
and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. Since the inception of the
project in January 1997, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has formed a new
Office of Outreach and Environmental Assistance, not within a regular division in the
agency. This office will continue working with small businesses in this
non-regulatory, non-threatening capacity.
If you would like information on this division or how to become a participant in a
partnership project like this one, please feel free to contact Judith Semple at the SBDC
Environmental Specialty Center at (888) 956-6060 or Pat Jordan at the Wyoming Department
of Environmental Quality at (307) 777-6105.
- Enhances your business's image as a community leader while protecting Wyoming's unique
- Helps consumers identify environmentally sound businesses.
- Provides information to show businesses around Wyoming that they too can be
environmentally friendly without excessive cost or regulatory hassles.
- Your business' public relations program will benefit from the good news you're able to
disseminate about your concern for the environment.
- Free non-regulatory, nonthreatening assistance minimizes environmental liabilities.
- A wide range of environmental information is available to participating businesses.
- Nominations for regional awards establish your position as a responsible business.
- Help is available through either personal site visits or telephone consultation.
- All one-on-one services are confidential.
- The Office of Outreach and the WSBDC Environmental Assistance are staffed with experts
who are ready to help you.
DEQ Division Contacts
|Abandoned Mine Lands
|Solid & Hazardous Waste
Office of Outreach & Environmental Assistance
|Public Participation Specialist
|Small Business Assistance Program Coordinator
|Pollution Prevention (P2) Program Coordinator
|Emergency Response Coordinator
(For emergencies, use. ext. 7781)
|Wyoming's Wetlands Bank
WSBDC Environmental Specialist
Judith Semple, Environmental Specialist
(307) 682-5232 or (888) 956-6060
FAX: (307) 686-7268
WSBDC State Office
Diane Wolverton, State Director
P.O. Box 3922, Laramie, WY 82071-3922
(307) 766-3505 (800) 348-5194
FAX: (307) 766-3406
Region 1: Marketing Speciality Center
(Uinta, Sweetwater, Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton Counties)
Bill Ellis, Regional Director
P.O. Box 1168 (731 C Street)
Rock Springs, WY 82902
(307) 352-6894 (800) 348-5205
FAX: (307) 352-6876
Region 2: Internet Research
(Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie Counties)
Dwane Heintz, Regional Director
146 South Bent Street
Powell, WY 82435
(307) 754-2139 (800) 383-0371
FAX: (307) 754-0368
Region 3: Manufacturing Specialty Center
Serving Converse, Natrona and Niobrara Counties
Leonard Holler, Regional Director
111 West Second Street, Suite 502
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 234-6683 (800) 348-5207
FAX: (307) 577-7014
Region 4: International Trade
Serving Albany, Goshen, Laramie, Carbon and Platte Counties
Arlene Soto, Regional Director
Laramie County Community College
1400 East College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007-3298
(307) 632-6141 (800) 348-5208
FAX: (307) 632-6061
Larry R. Stewart, P.E.
P.O. Box 3362 University Station
Laramie, WY 82071-3362
(307) 766-4811 (800) 343-1423
FAX: (307) 766-4818
The Small Business Development Center is Wyoming's Premier provider of counseling,
training, and assistance to the small business community. The Wyoming Small Business
Development Center is made possible through the partnership of the U.S. Small Business
Administration, the Wyoming Department of Commerce, Division of Community and Economic
Development and the University of Wyoming. The Small Business Development Center operates
in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, agreement #6-7770-0057. The
support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not
constitute an express or implied endorsement of the cosponsor(s) or participants'
opinions, products or services.