July 18, 2016


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Upcoming Events

July 21, 2016
Bragging Rights   Click here
July 22, 2016
Goglin Funeral Home Ribbon Cutting

10 a.m., 807 W. 31st St (Hwy 50)  
June 22-23, 2016
Rock 'N' Rumble,  Downtown Yankton   
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.   
Click here
July 28, 2016
Discover Downtown Event 5-9 pm   
July 29, 2016
Discover Downtown Vacant Building Tour 
10 am - 2:30 pm
July 30, 2016
Downtown Crazy Days 
August 10, 2016
New Teacher Luncheon 
August 16, 2016
Yankton School District New Teacher Coffee
August 17, 2016
Sacred Heart School New Teacher Coffee
August 19-21, 2016
Riverboat Days 
August 23, 2016
Mount Marty College New Teacher 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  



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New Member Social held at The Landing
The Summer New Member Social was held Tuesday, July 12 at The Landing with a great crowd in attendance. 

Several new members to the Chamber displayed their business products and spoke with attendees about their company.  

Nakita Maddox from Cornerstones Learning Center was the lucky winner of the $50 Chamber Bucks.

For more pictures from the social , check out our facebook page 
Below is some feedback from a couple of our new members about the social:

I really enjoyed the event.  It had a neat set up with the barrels and the lit up background. I loved it!!  It was fun getting to meet other new members and people of the Community, talking about our product in the Vet Shack.  I also met 2 potential customers.
Jackie Eichenberger, NorthWest Veterinary and Supply
 
Thanks!  I thought the event was great.  My background is in working in education, so networking and getting the word out about what I do is relatively new to me.  The New Member Social was a great opportunity to start making connections in a relaxed environment.  I enjoyed being able to talk to other Chamber members one-on-one to see what needs Cornerstones can meet.  I'd recommend other new Chamber members get involved in the next New Member Social.
Nakita Maddox, Adult Education Instructor, Cornerstones Learning Center, Inc. 
CVB and NFAA host World Archery group
The Yankton CVB and the NFAA Easton Archery Complex had the opportunity to host a FAM tour for staff from World Archery.  They arrived in Yankton July 3 and were here for 5 days.  They were able to spend time here in Yankton before heading to the Black Hills for a few days.  It was fun to entertain them in our great state and show them even more reasons why hosting events in Yankton is a great idea!



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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 .
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!!
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
chamber@yanktonsd.com
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
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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.  If they win, The Center plans to use the donation to replace some of their outdated equipment, so they can continue their vitally important mission! 
God Bless You and Thank you! 
Christy Hauer, The Center, Executive Director, 665-4685
 
VOTE NOW!   click on http://woobox.com/wydgye to vote


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NFAA wins Training Contest
Congratulations again to the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex staff on being the winners of our customer service training contest that was held in June.  Pictured left to right are:  Nancy Wenande, Gabby Keiser, Katrina Vybrony, Brittany Salonen and Kellie Geigle. Not pictured: Danielle Herrlein.




For more information on Onward Yankton, visit their website at www.onwardyankton.com  


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Music at the Meridian
Free Concerts series happening next to the Meridian Bridge.  Click on the advertisement below or go to www.facebook.com/musicatthemeridian/  
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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 1  - In Part 1 of 5, Ruth King discusses how your customer files are a Gold Mine type resource, how not to get so busy you miss key details and how Volume is Vanity but Profits are Sanity.  
   
HR Heaven or Hell HR Questions - Social Media Company Comments, Competitive Pay, Mentoring Programs  - HR Consultant, Suzi Lemen, answers viewer questions on How to Monitor Employee Social Media Comments about your company, How to Make Total Compensation packages more attractive, How to Develop Mentoring programs for your company.
 
Personal Development - My 60 Day Challenge  - Lisa Grunden discusses how to set a 60 Day Challenge to break bad habits, develop good ones and take yourself and your business to the next level.


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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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