May 9, 2016



Upcoming Events

May 17, 2016
State of The Community
Speakers: Onward Yankton & Mount Marty College
Each will have 10 minutes to discuss what is currently happening in the city, county, and read more...
May 24, 2016

Willa B's Ribbon Cutting
May 24, 2016 3:00 PM
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. Watch for more details next week.
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)
August 16, 2016
New Teacher Coffee (details to come)

Business Education Video Library
If  you are not receiving the weekly helpful hi nts, please call the  Chamber 665-3636 so we can add your name to the "Opt-in" list.

Click on this link on the Chamber home 
page to view videos.   
In This Week's Library
HR Heaven or Hell
HR Consultant, Suzi Lemen reviews proper business practices and procedures for Small Businesses to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Personal Development - How to Handle Critics  - Lisa Grunden discusses some tips on how to handle it when someone criticizes your work or your performance and not get overly defensive while maintaining focus.  


Today's the Final Day to Register
Every day in the Yankton Press & Dakotan beginning Saturday, April 30 we've been releasing a clue to who has been selected to be recognized as one of Yankton's Great 8.  "Find Yankton's Great 8" was a campaign from the Yankton CVB to highlight Yankton attractions during National Tourism which took place May 1-7th.
Today is the last day to participate in this campaign and get entered for a chance to win $50.00 in Chamber bucks from each location.  While clues were released each day, we are giving everyone through the close of business today to register at each location.  We will draw a winner from each location Tuesday, May 10th.  In case you missed them in the paper and still want to participate - here are the clues:
  • Clue 1 - We actually invite you to 'make waves' at this attraction in Yankton that over 1 million people visit each year.  If you stop and visit them, you'll see they are expanding their building.
  • Clue 2 - A beaver didn't build this one but it's sure recognized as one of our Great 8.  We're not 'bluff'ing!  Stop by the visitor center and you'll see what we mean.
  • Clue 3 - You'll be able to climb the great marble staircase in 2018, but until then, get your caboose over to our present home to history.
  • Clue 4 - You're right on target if you guessed this attraction would make our Great 8.
  • Clue 5 - Yankton has over 40 miles of trails, but only one mile that bridges the gap between Nebraska and South Dakota. Swing by the chamber and visitor center with the answer to this question.
  • Clue 6 - Just go with the flow to take advantage of this gem.  This group located on 2nd street does a great job of promoting the use and preservation.
  • Clue 7 - This business was recently voted top place in South Dakota to get a pizza by Food Network Magazine.  (Hint:  Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne may accompany you while dining here.)
  • Clue 8 - Our last and final Yankton's Great 8 is a display that changes each year and is completely free to the public.  Head down 3rd street to see this 'old man' and then go inside the house to learn more.

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.
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.
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!


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