Cody, WY: Buffalo Bill Historical Center and Cody Chamber Launch Partnership for Cody High Style Print
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Written by Marguerite House   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:39

Cody, Wyoming's, western museum complex, the Bill Historical Center, and the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce announced Friday, December 29, 2012, that the Chamber has taken the reins of the cutting edge Cody High Style Fashion Show held each September as part of the city-wide Rendezvous Royale. In addition, the two entities will now collaborate to produce the Cody High Style western design exhibition—a partnership that will continue to see that the event is held at the Center as part of Rendezvous Royale.

“In much the same way as we have worked so successfully with the Chamber to host the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, we now add the highly popular Cody High Style into the mix,” explains Bruce Eldredge, the Center’s Executive Director and CEO. “The Chamber staff will manage the two events while we continue to provide space for the Cody High Style western design event.”

For a number of years, the fashion show has been held in the Center’s main lobby area with the runway erected above the admissions area. “Without a doubt, we’ve had an extraordinary time with our designers, models, and attendees,” Eldredge adds. “However, we’ve embarked on a new strategic plan and have begun to examine how we use our resources. We simply think that the Chamber of Commerce is best suited to coordinate the fashion show as part of their efforts to promote city-wide events. With our friends at the Chamber in charge, we have no reservations at all that the show will continue to be a highlight for Rendezvous Royale attendees.”

Since 1999, Rendezvous Royale, billed as “celebrating the arts in Cody, Wyoming,” has brought hundreds of visitors to share in fun, engaging activities as summer winds down. The event consists of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody High Style, Boot Scoot n’ Boogie, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Patrons Ball.

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and support its efforts to bring more events and activities to our community,” Eldredge said. “In so doing, we’ll attract more visitors—especially in the shoulder seasons—and that is definitely what we’d all like to see.”

To learn more, visit http://www.bbhc.org/explore/events/rendezvous-royale/.

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