State Business Person of the Year

Mike and Margie Johnson out of Cody Wyoming are the State Business Person(s) of the Year for 2005. Mike and Margie founded and created Cody Trolley Tours, which showcases the story of Buffalo Bill Cody and his town in the Rockies. Additionally, the Johnsons conceived and created a public transportation service for the City of Cody. The Johnsons also purchased a run-down low-income trailer park and turned it into a very desirable rental community. With their investments, repairs and upgrades this trailer park has now become the nicest low-income rental community in the Cody area.

Mike Johnson has wrote and sold a 16 page how-to customer service training booklet as a promotional tool for large organizations such as, Kampgrounds of America, Cody Chamber of Commerce, Northwest College and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

The Johnsons are heavily involved with tourism in the Cody area and have done much to promote and impact that industry. With the Johnson's positive contributions with their Trolley, Audio Tour Company and their authored "Things to Do in Cody" help keep tourists in town longer, pushing visitors into dozens of other businesses.

Both Mike and Margie have served as Chairs, Presidents and members of almost every committee and board in the Cody area. The Johnsons are constantly dreaming up and implementing new programs that help numerous entities and charities in Cody.

The Johnsons are the best and most active entrepreneurs in the Cody area.

Based upon their numerous successful enterprises and constant stream of civic and business contributions they serve as an inspiration to others. For these reasons, the Johnsons were enthusiastically recommended for the 2005 State Business Person(s) of the Year award.


-- Wyoming Association of Realtors

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