120 attend Chamber Ignite conference

About 120 people attended the Chamber's Ignite conference Tuesday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

About 120 participants gathered in Sheridan’s Holiday Inn Tuesday for the sixth annual Ignite conference hosted by Sheridan’s Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson said that was a great turnout, especially given the constraints of COVID-19 regulations.

Johnson said the Chamber continues to see an outstanding response each year to the day-long conferences, which are intended to provide opportunity for professionals at every level to gain innovative ideas, learn about best practices and acquire the information they need to spark their professional development and business growth.

The conferences feature an array of seminars featuring a strong lineup of local speakers. Speakers this year included three employees of Sheridan Media as well as Don Julian, activities director for Sheridan County School District 2.

Julian was keynote speaker at the conference lunch and spoke at the wrap-up session.

COVID-19 measures included spacing of chairs and tables for social distancing. Johnson said rooms were sanitized between Ignite sessions, and at lunch, pre-boxed lunches were served instead of an open buffet.

In addition, in opening remarks, Johnson asked people to consider attending a different session if a room appeared to be full. She said people were encouraged to wear masks.

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