July 17, 2017
Register Today:  Golf Day August 25, 2017

The Yankton Chamber of Commerce Ambassador committee is hard at work getting ready for the Annual Golf Day.  This year's event will be at the Fox Run Golf Course Friday, August 25 with a shotgun start at 12 noon. Dinner will follow golfing at the Elks Lodge. Dress to race through this event with the Fireball Run theme. Register your teams today by clicking here.
Needed: Women in business to fill out profiles

National Women in Business week is October 16-20. The Chamber of Commerce and the Sandbox are partnering to bring Nancy Lyons, owner and CEO of Clockwork, author, entrepreneur and speaker to Yankton.  The event will be held on October 20, 9 a.m at Hillcrest Country and Golf Course.  The Chamber is collecting profiles from women owned businesses to help promote during the week.   Click here for profile

► Avera Cancer Institute has begun replacing and upgrading its radiation machine that provides treatment to cancer patients.  The machine will enhance imagery and capability for radiation treatments.

 The South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association recognized attorney John Blackburn from Blackburn and Stevens with a Lifetime of Achievement Award.  The purpose of this award is to recognize an attorney who has shown notable achievement as a trial lawyer over the course of their career.

► Stacy Hubert with Edward Jones received the firm’s Eagle Award for her clear vision of both client and business goals.   “When you work for a firm that is known for its outstanding service, it’s quite an honor to be singled out for your service record,” Hubert said.

► Marcene Dickes was named the interim hospital administrator at the Human Services Center.  Marcene will start on August 14 and continue until a new administrator is named.

► Arlin Likness, Yankton School District head football coach, was inducted into the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  He also received the Max Hawk Award at the awards ceremony July 11.

► Justin Olson, Yankton School District gymnastic coach, received the SDHSCA Gymnastics Coach of the Year award at the awards ceremony July 11.

Integrity Insurance Group LLC held their ribbon cutting Wednesday, July 13 at their 1701 Broadway location.  Brandy Beringer bought Wynot Insurance Agency and expanded the business with two locations, one in Wynot and the other in Yankton.  Stop by and congratulation Brandy and her staff.
Summer Fun at the After Hours Social
The Chamber Ambassadors After Hours Summer Social was held Tuesday, July 11 at the NFAA.  The event was sponsored by Ace Bike & Fitness, Lakeside Fun Rentals, Broadway Chrysler, Soil Works, EASW, Rounding 3rd and NFAA. There were several activities going on throughout the event including a poker run, Bow Birds, a vehicle display and a velcro wall.  Grilled hot dogs and ice cream as well as a bar were enjoyed by many.  Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who was able to attend!
Jake Hoffner and Chris Hilson will be taking the journey of a lifetime in season 11 of The Fireball Run set to kick off in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on September 22 and wrap up in Rapid City, South Dakota on October 1.  

Now that the teams have been decided, the game is on! Help Chris and Jake get a leg up on their competition by visiting their page on the Fireball Run website and voting for these hometown boys! 
 Upcoming Events

July 20 & 21, 2017 ... Recruit & Retain Quality Employees workshop

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July 21 & 22, 2017 ... Rock 'N' Rumble

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July 26, 2017 ... Programs with a Purpose

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August 4, 2017 ... Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the Yankton Chamber Agri-Businesss Committee

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ~ 4-H Ice Arena

August 9, 2017 ... New Teacher Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ~ JoDean's Steakhouse & Lounge

August 15,  2017 ... YSD Teacher Coffee

8 a.m. ~ Yankton High School Commons

August 16, 2017 ... Sacred Heart School Teacher Coffee


Aug. 18-20, 2017 ... Riverboat Days

August 22, 2017 ... Mt. Marty Teacher Coffee

8 a.m. ~ Mt. Marty College

August 25, 2017 ... Chamber Golf Day

Shotgun start noon ~ Fox Run Golf Course

Commemoritive Fireball Run 
T-shirts available for purchase! 

These shirts will be available at the  Yankton Chamber and Visitors Center as well as the Convention and Visitors Center booth during  Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights, located just steps off of the Meridian Plaza.

ONLY $20! 

All proceeds will go to the Convention and Visitors Bureau to help offset the expenses incured duing production 
of this series. 

Check out the great things happening in Yankton

There are exciting things happening in Yankton in the next few weeks.  
Business Education Video Library Feature Video of the Week
Ugly Truth About Small Business -  The Light and Dark Sides of Business - Ruth King interviews digital marketing expert, Pierre Dubois, who discusses how to overcome all the disappointments when starting your business and how to keep focused.     

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Convention and Visitors Bureau Calendar of Events
Follow the link below for the complete list of Yankton area activities and events

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Don't Go Home Thursdays!

The Yankton Meridian District has announced extended summer retail hours at participating retailers. Every Thursday throughout the summer there will be a farmer's market, food trucks, live music and more! Music at the Meridian are Thursday nights starting at 6 pm and Bragging Rights will be July 27, and August 31. See what's going on in the Meridian District each week. Click here to visit The Meridian District's Facebook page or email Mollie Grey at downtownyankton@gmail.com.
Sign up for Hiring and Retention Seminar
If you need a solid strategy for hiring and retention for your business, learn how from recruitment and retention expert Chris Stonick.  It's FREE!  Contact Lee Gill at WNAX 665-7442 for more information and questions.
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 - Mindy Schweitzer - Todd Woods