In This Issue

Membership Renewal

Board of Directors Meeting

New SSDTA President

What's Happening

Get Away Packages

Photos Needed

Visitor Guides Available


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
Our 2016/17 year is done and that means it's time for you to renew your membership.
Membership renewal invoices have been sent.
Check out the benefits you get with your annual membership... Invite a business friend to join.

SSDTA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 10am Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls
    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:

New SSDTA President - Ryan Friez
Ryan Friez will begin his new position as President of the Southeast South Dakota Tourism Board of Directors July 1.
Ryan is manager of Thunder Road Family Fun Park in Sioux Falls and has served on the SSDTA board for

What's Happening with You!
Call or email and tell us what's NEW with your business. We will post it on Facebook or twitter. Even better send a photo or video. LIKE our page and we will connect with you to share what's happening around the southeast region.

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

2017 Visitor Guides Available
South Dakota Vacation Guide, Simply South Dakota, SD Sportsman's Guides, Maps and Birding Trail are available.
Call for delivery or Pickup at
Parker Transfer - Sioux Falls; SSDTA Office - Yankton; Vermillion Chamber, Madison Chamber or Mitchell CVB.

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)

Jim Hagen, Secretary of Tourism
Kirk Hulstein, Statistics

FREE to SSDTA MEMBERS, Future Members & Friends