November 13, 2017
If you don't attend the Pre-Legislative Breakfast, you will miss:
  • legislation that could affect your business
  • legislation that could affect you personally
  • upcoming ballot issues

David Owen with the South Dakota Chamber will be the guest speaker at the Pre-Legislative Breakfast Thursday, November 16 at 7 am at Czeckers Sports Bar & Grill, 408 Walnut St. You must register to attend whether you eat breakfast or not.
January 30, 2018 Yankton Day in Pierre
Join the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce as they head to Pierre to meet with state agencies and the Governor to discuss issues affecting Yankton and the business community. We will be meeting with cabinet members of Tourism, Agriculture, Transportation, Economic Development, Education, Game, Fish and Park and Labor. That evening we will be hosting the legislators at the Pierre Ramkota and have an opportunity to discuss Yankton initiatives while the NFAA Easton Archery staff entertains them with some good-natured archery competition. Contact the chamber at 665-3636 if you are interested in joining the delegation to Pierre. 
Business Education Video Library Feature Video of the Week
Profitability - The Biggest Marketing Mistakes Small Business owners Make  - ​​​​​​​Ruth King interviews Demming Bass from Constant Contact identifies key marketing mistakes to avoid to make sure that your marketing dollars are spent productively and efficiently. 

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 .
Daugaard to speak at YHS
Governor Daugaard will be speaking at the YHS Theater on December 19 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Governor will discuss Workforce Development, Apprenticeship Program, Build Dakota Scholarship, and promoting the YSD Internship Program.

Parents, students, business owners/leaders, and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Following the Governor’s event beginning at 6:00 p.m., the YSD will host local businesses in the YHS Commons who are currently involved in the Internship Program and those interested in becoming part of the Internship Program. 

We want to extend an invitation to any business interested in setting up a display in the commons and/or interest in learning more about participating in the Internship Program to please contact Yankton High School. You may contact Yankton High School at 665-2073. 
Upcoming Chamber & Networking Events
For a complete listing of upcoming events, go to the Chamber website 

November 14, 2017 ... Broadway Chrysler Expansion Ribbon Cutting
3:30 pm ~ 2720 Broadway Ave.
Open House 3 - 5:30 pm
November 16, 2017 ... Pre-Legislative Breakfast w/Speaker David Owen
7 am - Czeckers Sports Bar & Grill, 407 Walnut
November 17, 2017 ... Chef 4 U Catering Ribbon Cutting
3 pm ~ 3402 E. Hwy 50 #2
November 21, 2017 ... Yankton Home & Garden Repair Ribbon Cutting
3 pm ~ 806 E. Hwy 50
November 23, 2017 ... HAPPY THANKSGIVING
November 23 & 24, 2017 ... Chamber Office CLOSED
November 25, 2017 ... Small Business Saturday
November 28, 2017 ... Wells Fargo Relocation Ribbon Cutting
10 am ~ 3100 Broadway Ave.
November 30, 2017 ... Holiday Parade of Lights
6 pm ~ Meridian District
December 5, 2017 ... Empower Fitness Ribbon Cutting
3 pm ~ 1804 Broadway Ave.
December 7, 2017 ... Muggsy's Sub Gallery Ribbon Cutting
3 pm ~ 821 Broadway Ave.
December 12, 2017 ... First National Bank December Chamber Mixer
5-7 pm ~ 332 Broadway Ave.
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar of Events 
Follow the link below for the complete list of Yankton area activities and events

Featured Chamber Member Events
Region 1 Honor Band Concert
Monday, November 13
7 pm
Yankton High School Theater
1801 Summit St.
Fall Food & Supplies Drive
through Sat., Nov. 18
Pathways Shelter for the Homeless
Several drop off locations
The Holidays are a time for giving, a time for helping those less fortunate. They are also a time for fun and family. Mark your calendar to help if you can or to spend time with family and friends!

Support your local schools
Competition Overview
To enter the Governor's Giant Vision Business Competition, applicants must submit an extensive written business plan outlining their idea.

A panel of judges made up of venture capitalists, financiers, educators, and established business leaders will review all applications and select the qualifying entries that will participate in the competition held in conjunction with this year's Governor's Office of Economic Development Conference in Sioux Falls. All qualifiers will be expected to give presentations and discuss their ideas with business leaders, finance experts and others invited to attend the event.

The winner will be awarded $20,000. Second place award of $10,000, third place receiving $5,000, fourth place $3,000, and fifth place $2,000. The remaining qualifiers will receive $500 each to help with the expense of participation.
2017 Chamber Board
President -  Bridget Benson;  Vice President -  Becky Souchek;  Secretary/Treasurer - Kristi Palecek
Board Members -  Chuck Aman - Ashli Danilko - James Grotenhuis - Kevin Hunhoff
Brett Kennedy - Tammy Matuska - Cynthia Miller - Stephanie Moser
Kristi Palecek - Barb Rezac - Todd Woods