In This Issue

Marketing Grant

Sportsman's Guides Available

2018 Advertising

Board of Directors Meeting

Get Away Packages

Photos Needed


Quick Links


Ryan Friez President
Thunder Road, Sioux Falls

Kris Frerk  Vice President
Garretson Commercial Club

Dennis Nelsen Past President
City of Elk Point

Katie Knutson Secretary/Tres
Mitchell CVB

Cindy Gregg at large
Prehistoric Indian Village,

Tim Peterson at large
Broken Willow Lodge, Springfield

Patricia Bornhoffen
National Music Museum, Vermillion

Nicole Bruning
Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls

Adam Nelsen
Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls

Dave Greenlee
Tuckers Walk Winery,

Greg McCann
Cogan House, Tabor

Dugan Smith
National Park Service MNRR

Kimberly Burg
City of Mitchell

Eric Hortness
Madison Chamber

Elijah Bonde
Vermillion Chamber

Jacquie Fuks, Exec Director
Cindy Mason, Design Specialist
Casey Tow, Member Services

Membership Renewal Due
Get your membership dues paid today so you don't miss any of the 2017/18 fiscal year.
Check out the benefits you get with your annual membership... Invite a business friend to join.

Ask a business friend to join SSDTA. We grow together to make the region stronger.
Regional Marketing Grants Available
moneybag_graphic.jpg YES Grant funds are once again available for SSDTA Members NEW Marketing projects. Grants are awarded from $250 - $5000 and are a 50/50 Match.
Submit your grant application by
September 1, 2017.
Grant Applications will be reviewed by the SSDTA Board of Directors and successful candidates will be notified by September 15.
Note that new members joining may use funds toward 1/2 of their membership fee.
Applications should be submitted by email only to:
You may submit a draft application if you would like some pointers for possible additional information or to be sure your project fits the criteria required. Communication is encouraged.
2017/18 Sportsman's Guides Available

2017/18 South Dakota Sportsman's Guides are hot off the press... or HOT from the truck. Either way they are IN.
If you would like 2+ boxes, call for a delivery. 665-2435.
This is such a popular magazine promoting outdoors in Southeast South Dakota. We are ready for hunters and other outdoor folks.

2018 Advertising Deadline - Sept 15th
It's that time of year already.
Advertising in the South Dakota Vacation Guide, Simply South Dakota and Southeast Map.
You will get a packet in the mail and an email if you advertised last year. There are some significant changes to the South Dakota Vacation Guide ad sizes. Please note that you will need to revise your ad ONLY for the Vacation Guide. Simply South Dakota will remain the same as last year.
Good News - Rates will remain the same for another year.

SSDTA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, Sept 20, 10am Prehistoric Indian Village,
    Members and those Interested in membership are welcome.
    Get involved in your regional tourism association. Serve on a committee, offer input on discussion topics and get to know the board members and staff of Southeast South Dakota Tourism.
    Interested in hosting a board meeting? Contact Jacquie at 665-2435 or email:

Get-Away Packages FREE
Partner with restaurant, lodging, attraction or event to create a Get-Away Package for Spring, Summer or one that's good year round. Submit it to the website at: It's that simple. It's FREE and works for you. Lodging partnered with an event or attraction and maybe even a meal or wine. One price, one phone #.
Need help creating your package? Call or email 665-2435 or

Photos & Video Clips Needed
Sunset Photography. Photographer Ready to Take Sunset Pictures on the Beach. Professional Travel Photography Works.
We need YOU to send photos or short video of places our visitors would like to see. Your event, landscapes, etc. We will be using photos on our website and Social Media. Some may even be used in future regional and state publications.
Throwback Thursdays we will feature "Then and Now" using an old photo of an event or business along with a new photo of the same event or business.
Monday Moments will feature beautiful sunsets, landscapes etc around the Southeast Region. 
Fun video of your event or attraction is great for us to link in our ENewsletters.
Show off your photography skills and get a mention for your event or attraction. Contact

Submit your Events
We need your events for our online calendar. Submit Events
Events must be a member of SSDTA for inclusion in our events calendars.
We promote regional events through our publications and website but also through our Visitor ENewsletter that goes to 6,000+ emails monthly. Upcoming events are featured each month along with link to our full calendar and website.
We also feature vacation packages and special deals, so be sure to tell us about those.

At Good Earth State Park

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
10am - Lunch
Rowdy Hog BBQ and Stensland Farms icecream

Jim Hagen, Secretary of Tourism
Kirk Hulstein, Statistics

FREE to SSDTA MEMBERS, Future Members & Friends