May 23, 2016


Department of Labor New Overtime Regulation
The Department of Labor unveiled the new overtime regulation May 18.  The new regulations may have a major impact on small businesses and non-profits.  
Our Profitability Revolution partner will be hosting a free informational broadcast Monday, May 23 at 10:30 am CST where you will join HR: Heaven or Hell Host, Suzi Lemen as she explains the new rules and how to prepare for changes.  Suzi will be taking questions from the viewing audience.  
Go to and click the Watch Now Free! button to watch this event.

For information on the DOL Final Rule go to:


Upcoming Events

May 24, 2016  
Willa B's Ribbon Cutting

              May 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm read more ...
June 1, 2016

David's Depot Ribbon Cutting
June 1, 2016 @ 12 noon read more ...

June 14, 2016
Community Conversation Powered by the Bush Foundation
Open to all non-profits, municipalities, counties, and economic development groups.  Mount Marty College Roncalli Center Dining Room, 10 am - 2:30 pm.  Click here for more details ...
June 21, 2016
11th Annual Ag Gala 
This annual Ag Gala is held in June to honor the agriculture industry. Each year during the event... read more...
August 10, 2016
New Teacher Luncheon (details to come)

Yankton Rolls Out the Red Carpet
On May 2, the Yankton CVB hosted South Dakota travel counselors from around the state that staff the rest area/information centers in the summer.  The Yankton CVB would like to thank our sponsors who helped us host a very successful visit.  We have no doubt they will pass on to tourists all the wonderful things happening in Yankton!  Hosting FAM tours like this one would not be possible without your support and help!
Best Western/Kelly Inn
Bella's & The Brewery
Dakota Beverage
Dakota Territorial Museum
Holiday Inn Express
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
Lewis & Clark Resort
NFAA Easton Archery Complex
National Park Service
US Army Corps of Engineers


Chamber Remodel

While our remodel is taking shape, there are still a few things that need to be done before it is considered complete. We are working on sound buffers for the room and conference furniture but these may take a little longer to secure.

Big "Shout out" and "Thank you" to:
  • Kopetsky Ace Hardware and Sherwin Williams for helping with the paint job.
  • Services Center Federal Credit Union for their donation to the conference room!
  • First National Bank for their contribution of some work station furniture!
We still have a "wish list" for a few more things to complete the new conference room.   If any members plan a remodel and will be replacing existing furniture, please contact us at  (605) 665-3636.   Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this remodel.
May is Bike Month
Consider riding your bike to work!
AND businessses - consider giving a discount to bicyclists who ride down and visit your establishment.  It's healthy and it's good for the environment.
Bus for the Museum!
Help the Dakota Territorial Museum and Mead Building purchase a bus for events and tours.  Over half the funds have already been but you can still help.   Go to their Facebook page to find out how to donate or visit their website at or, or call 605-665-3898.
Businesses on
Hwy 50/4th Street Construction 

Every Tuesday, weekly construction meetings will be held at 9 am at the Yankton Chamber of Commerce to discuss updates on the Hwy 50 project.  Businesses are invited to attend to hear about the progress.  If you are unable to attend, updates are available at .
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
Need to get your event listed?  Submit an Event!
Business Education Video Library
If you are not receiving the weekly helpful hints, please call the Chamber at 665-3636 so we can add your name to the "Opt-in" list.
In This Week's Library
Sensible Marketing   - Marketing Expert, Mike Ratchford, discusses how to equate marketing with profits, i.e. return on investment for your marketing dollars so your small business can run as efficiently as possible.
HR Heaven or Hell - Leadership in a Growing Company- HR Consultant Suzi Lemen discusses how to build a great leadership team and also when to recognize that a great employee is not always a great manager. 
Personal Development - Dynamic Power Now  -  if Lisa Grunden discusses how personal development and professional development run hand in hand and how to be, 'On Your Game' with both to achieve your goals. 


2016 Chamber Board 

President: Chris Ferdig; Vice President: Bridget Benson; Secretary/Treasurer: Ken Kopetsky

Board Members:  Chuck Aman ~ Kevin Hunhoff ~ John Kraft ~ George Lundgren ~ Tammy Matuska 

Cynthia Miller ~ Kristi Palecek ~ Kathy Quinlivan ~ Barb Rezac 

Becky Souchek ~ Jack Weeks ~ Todd Woods

Past President:  Josh Svatos