July 11, 2016



Upcoming Events

July 12, 2016
Summer New Member Social,  5-7 p.m., The Landing
July 14, 2016
Meridian Bridge Plaza Ribbon Cutting, 5 pm at the Plaza   Click here
July 15- 17, 2016
Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale Yankton Mall 
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
Rockin' 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 Cutting5:00 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  

Congratulations to our Online Customer Service Training Winners!
In the June Chamber newsletters, the Yankton Convention & Visitor Bureau challenged Yankton area businesses to complete the online customer service training program provided by the South Dakota Department of Tourism & Black Hills State University.
Congratulations to the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) for being selected as the winners of this challenge!  They had 6 employees complete the online training - Brittany, Nancy, Gabby, Jos, Katrina and Kellie!  They will each receive a Yankton silicone wallet and Yankton waterproof pouch!  Congratulations again NFAA!

Give us 2 Minutes ...
Take the Disabilities Survey
Yankton has a new non-profit resource group that is interested in your input regarding your needs, the needs of businesses, and the needs of the Yankton community for individuals with disabilities.  The State has resource centers in other communities across the state.  We appreciate that they are offering Yankton this opportunity to provide feedback.  The information gathered in the following survey will be used to develop services and expand support to assist businesses in Yankton to hire individuals with disabilities.  THIS SURVEY WILL TAKE 1-2 MINUTES to COMPLETE.   Please feel free to share this with your contacts and your supervisory staff.  They are hoping to gather as many responses as possible.  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 .
Businesses BEWARE!
The Chamber has received word that counterfeit $100 bills have been passed at businesses along I-29.   The $100.00 bill is the older style, not the newer style.  Be on the look out for these bills and report them to local law enforcement if you feel you may have received one.
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.
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
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For more information on Onward Yankton, visit their website at www.onwardyankton.com  
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/  


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
HR Heaven or Hell - HR Questions:  HR Questions: Safety Training, File Retention, Dress Code Policy  - HR Consultant Suzi Lemen answers viewer questions including Handling employees who miss mandatory safety meetings; What is the right Records Retention policy for your business; Creating and Enforcing the right dress code policy.  
Inspiring Entrepreneurs - Youth Entrepreneurs - Behave LLC  - Ruth King interviews Lakeitha Gray, CEO of Behave, LLC whose organizational mission is to inspire teenagers and young adults to become Entrepreneurs.
Personal Development - Is it Time for an Upgrade?  - Lisa Grunden discusses what you can do to upgrade your 'Personal Hard Drive" to improve your overall well being and success.

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