Mark Hunter

A true entrepreneur known for his straight talk and strategic vision.  At age nineteen he started his first company and has been self employed for the last 32 years.  He has two US Patents and has started four different companies from the ground up.  He currently owns two businesses.  Hunter’s a retail store selling home furnishings, appliances, electronics, and bedding and another Western Wyoming Warehouse.  Both businesses are located in Afton, Wyoming area.

He has personally taken two products from inception to the market place.  He has personally sold product on national television and on QVC.  In 1995 he was chosen by the US Patent & Trademark Office to exhibit at Epcot Center at Disneyworld.  His Vision Clip™ product was picked as one of the top 120 patents that year.  In 2004 was chosen Wyoming’s – American Worker of the Year by the Williamson-Dickie Group for his representation of the spirit of the American Worker.  In 2006 his business Hunter’s was chosen Star Valley’s Business of the Year – in only its second year of business.  He has experienced 40% growth in consecutive years in business and enjoys learning anything related to business and marketing.

He is a champion for economic development and has worked effortlessly creating the Lincoln County Corridor Projects over the last 13 years.  Which include the Scenic Byway Nomination efforts of Highway 89, the Yellowstone Science Center concept, and the Wild Horse Visitor Center concept.  Realizing the importance of local spending in 2005 he created the Shop@Home Educational Program and the “Doing More with Less” Program.  He loves to share and teach these concepts.

He has served previous on a national advisory council for three years for the Brandsource Buying Group and Whirlpool Corporation.  He currently sits on the Wyoming Small Business Development Centers Advisory Board.

He enjoys riding things; a good horse, a nice Harley, and his snowmobile!