John Wetzel Joins IMPACT 307 as New Business Advisor

IMPACT 307Wyoming’s National Network of Innovation-Driven Business Incubators, is committed to developing and strengthening Wyoming’s entrepreneurial communities.

John Wetzel has been selected to join IMPACT 307 as a new business advisor who will serve the Park County area in northwest Wyoming.

John Wetzel, courtesy of IMPACT 307, Facebook

According to a recent press release, “Wetzel is very well connected in Park County. He spent much of his career at Cody as managing director of Buyer’s Guide, a weekly newspaper advertising flyer.

Currently, Wetzel is Mayor of the City of Powell, and he has held leadership positions in both Cody and Powell.

“In its role as IMPACT 307 Business Advisor, Wetzel will provide advisory services to innovative, growth-oriented businesses and start-ups in the Park County and Bighorn Basin regions of Wyoming,” the press release reads. .

Wetzel plans to launch a “Startup Business Plan Pitch Competition” in 2023. This competition will provide seed money to winning entrepreneurs. Each year, IMPACT 307 seeks people interested in starting a new business or start-up entrepreneurs looking to grow. Through local startup challenges, IMPACT 307 provides the financial incentive and business support needed for contestants to pursue their ideas.

IMPACT 307, a unit of the University of Wyoming Office of Research and Economic Development, leads the development of the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to foster economic diversification and additional career opportunities for Wyoming residents.

As the University of Wyoming’s website for the Office of Research and Economic Development states, “The Office of Research and Economic Development works with faculty, staff, and students at all seven colleges and programs outreach program to link research, technology transfer, and economic development efforts. to enhance federal, state, and private sector support for faculty and graduate student scholarships. ”

Wetzel begins his new role on July 11e2022. James Klessens, CEO and Chairman of Forward Codyhad this to say about Wetzel’s appointment: “We are truly excited to partner with the University of Wyoming to expand the services available to area entrepreneurs.”

“John’s business experience and knowledge of the region will really help accelerate the growth of emerging businesses. Not to mention John is a really great guy!” Klessens said.

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