July 25, 2016


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Upcoming Events

July 26, 2016
Westbrook Estates Ribbon Cutting , 3 pm,  2405 West City Limits Road   Click here
July 28, 2016
Onward Yankton Ribbon Cutting 5:00 p.m.,  104 W. 3rd St.   
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July 28, 2016
Discover Downtown Event 5-9 pm   
July 28, 2016
Music at the Meridian   6-8 pm, Meridian Bridge
July 29, 2016
Discover Downtown Vacant Building Tour 
10 am - 2:30 pm
July 30, 2016
Downtown Crazy Days 
August 2, 2016
 First Direct Financial Ribbon Cutting, 
11 a.m. Chamber Conference Room, 803 E. 4th St.  
August 10, 2016
New Teacher Luncheon 
August 16, 2016
Yankton School District Welcome Back Coffee
August 17, 2016
Sacred Heart School Welcome Back Coffee
August 19-21, 2016
Riverboat Days 
August 23, 2016
Mount Marty College Welcome Back Coffee Click here
August 26, 2016
Golf Day 12 noon - 7 p.m., Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
Sept. 8 - Oct. 6, 2016
Leadership Yankton 2016  

Yankton Sports Committee Holds First Meeting
The Yankton CVB put an initial meeting together that includes board members from most of our youth sports programs in the Yankton area along with representatives of City of Yankton, Mount Marty College and Yankton High School. Eleven people were able to attend the first meeting on Wednesday, July 20.
Items on the agenda were how to maximize on our related to sporting events and fundraising.  Ideas that came from the group include:  electronic calendar to keep track of all sporting events in town, alerting Yankton businesses when tournaments are being held and even putting together event specific coupons that can be given to teams as they check in.
Watch for more details as this committee continues to work on ways to make our tournaments and events the best in the region!


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For more information on Onward Yankton, visit their website at www.onwardyankton.com  
Onward Yankton Showcases Vacant Buildings
During Discover Downtown
Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for potential property investments have the opportunity to tour 16 of Downtown Yankton's most attractive locations available for sale or lease. The tour takes place July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during Discover Downtown, a two-day event sponsored by Onward Yankton.
The event is designed to showcase buildings in Yankton's downtown that are currently empty but full of potential, says Carmen Schramm, head of the downtown committee for Onward Yankton.  


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Sidewalk Cafe License needed for alcohol consumption on sidewalks
According to attorney, Ross K. Den Herder, "Bar owners wishing to permit their customers to drink on the sidewalks in front of their establishments do not need to amend their current alcohol licenses (requiring two commission meetings).  Rather, they only need to apply for and obtain a sidewalk café license, which can be done by commission approval of an application at a single meeting."  
More Feedback from the Social
I felt that the event was a big success.  Opportunities like this to connect with both the social and business community are well worth the time, and help to broaden the consumer base.  I believe that making personal connections opens the doors to success.  People like shopping at a place where they know the staff and are known by them.  As one who stands to promote local shopping, I see the importance in showing strong customer support.  David's Depot is proud to be a part of the Yankton community, and appreciates the Chamber's efforts in advertising on our behalf (local businesses)!
David Stibral
David's Depot LLC
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Trinkets Needed!
Yankton's Riverboat Days celebration is coming up August 19-21.   T he Chamber is looking for donations of trinkets to hand out during the parade.  If you have something with your business logo on it that you would like handed out, please drop it off at the Chamber office by Friday, August 12 or call 665-3636 and we will pick it up.
THANK YOU!!
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  www.sddot.com .
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
chamber@yanktonsd.com
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
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Lewis and Clark Lake sedimentation topic of BYU researcher's presentation in Yankton August 1

Brigham Young University professor of civil and environmental engineering, Rollin Hotchkiss, will speak to sedimentation issues at a public meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 1, at The Landing, 104 Capital St., in downtown Yankton.  For full details and to register, click here


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The Center needs your HELP!
The Center needs your help!
They have been selected as a finalist for First National Bank's Community First Award for their contributions toward making Yankton a successful community! 
They are competing against another organization in South Dakota for a $10,000 cash donation.
You can help them win by voting for The Center now and every day through July 26th. 
Please ask your friends and family to vote.  Anyone from anywhere can vote.
Last year, The Center served nearly 48,000 meals and 17,000 of those meals were delivered through the Meals On Wheels Program to homebound Seniors.  
  VOTE NOW!   click on http://woobox.com/wydgye  to vote


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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
Profitability- Three Simple Ways to Make More Money Part 2  - In Part 2 of 5, Ruth King focuses on Marketing and discusses The Art of Asking for Referrals, When to Fire a Customer with Ruthless Compassion and How to Use Drip Marketing. 
   
HR Heaven or Hell - Contract Employee or Employee?  - HR Consultant Suzi Lemen discusses if and when it is appropriate to use a Contract Employee with Labor and Employment Attorney, Mark Addington. 
 
Personal Development  Do's and Don'ts of Successful Change - Lisa Grunden discusses the right and wrong ways to implement change RIGHT NOW to get yourself and your business back on track. 



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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 



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