August 21, 2017
Friday is Chamber Golf Day
  • Chamber Golf Day Friday, August 25
  • Registration opens at 10 am Fox Run Clubhouse
  • Shotgun start 12 noon
  • $75 per person
  • $10 per person/per cart
  • Supper and awards at The Elks Lodge immediately following play - head right over
  • Dress in race car themed attire
  • For more information, click here
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National Women in Business week is October 16-20. There will be networking and consulting opportunities throughout the week. The Chamber of Commerce and the Sandbox are partnering on this week-long, first-time event. Nancy Lyons, owner and CEO of Clockwork, author, entrepreneur will be the featured speaker at a breakfast gathering on October 20 at Hillcrest Country and Golf Course. Doors open at 8 a.m. with the speaker beginning at 9 a.m. The Chamber is collecting profiles from women owned businesses to help promote during the week.  Click here for profile
Dr. Wayne Kindle, Superintendent
Yankton School District

Crane Youngworth Facilities Update
Our goal and first priority is to have our opening home game on September 8 at home. The second option would be to have our first home game at home, even if it requires we rope off certain areas not deemed ready for use. Our final option would be to relocate and play our first home game at a different location.

We will keep all of you informed as we get closer to game day on September 8. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding regardless of which option is needed.

There are several improvements being made at Crane-Youngworth Field. Areas included in the project are the bleachers & grandstand, press box, concessions & restrooms, ticket booths and the site itself.

Horizon Health Care, LLC holds Ribbon Cutting
Horizon Health Care, LLC held their ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 15. Horizon Health Care, formerly known as ALLPoints, is located in the Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion at 409 Summit Ave, Suite 3400. 

They offer medical and dental services in one centralized location.  For you health and dental needs, give Horizon Health Care, LLC a call 605.260.0310.
Business Education Video Library Feature Video of the Week
Profitability - How to Market Online in an Evolving Web -  ​​​​​​​ Ruth King interviews internet marketing expert, Kellen Kautzman who talks about how the internet is changing every day and what you can do to stay ahead and get noticed. 

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Upcoming Chamber & Networking Events
For a complete listing of upcoming events, go to the Chamber website 

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
September 7, 2017 ... Dakota Plains Ag Center, LLC Ribbon Cutting
12:15 p.m. ~ 30668 436th Ave
September 7, 2017 ... Restore Church Relocation Ribbon Cutting
3 p.m. ~ 1101 Broadway, Suite 123
Septemer 12, 2017 ... United Way Chamber Mixer
5 - 7 p.m. ~ Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion, 501 Summit
September 15, 2017 ... Exclusive Tan & Beauty Ribbon Cutting
10 a.m. ~ 2007 Broadway Ave.
September 20, 2017 ... Intek Relocation Ribbon Cutting
3 p.m. ~ 827 Hemi Drive (just north of old location of 3312 W. 8th St.)
September 22, 2017 ... YHS Homecoming Parade
September 28-29, 2017 ... FIREBALL RUN
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar of Events 
Follow the link below for the complete list of Yankton area activities and events

Secretary of State’s
Economic Report Q2 2017
Please click here to receive the 2 nd Quarter state Economic Report from the Secretary of State’s office. The attached indicators provide you with South Dakota's most recent Taxable Sales, Employment, New Business Filings, Quarterly Economic highlights, Personal Income, Total Sales, Retail Gasoline price, Unemployment rate, Continuing Jobless Claims, Building Permits, Bankruptcy Filings etc. in an easy to view format with charts and graphs.
Featured Chamber Member Events
Bash to the Colonies
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 25 & 26
Lewis & Clark Marina & Resort
Missouri National Recreational River
Adopt-a-Trail Program
A special thank you to goes out Jim Payne who bought and donated a wireless headset for the Chamber PA system.
Seeking Volunteers 

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau are actively seeking volunteers to assist with the activities and logistics during the two day Live Production for Fireball Run that will be taking place in Yankton! 

Volunteers will be assisting with items such as (but not limited to): 
  • Parking Guides 
  • Check In Tables 
  • Assistance with Equipment 
  • Boat Operators
  • Photographers/Videographers/Drone Operators
  • Field Coordinators 
  • Runners & Assistants   

We are also hoping to have a LARGE crowd at the starting line, on 2nd and Walnut, from 7am - 9:30am on September 29 to send off the Fireballers, cheer on Team Yankton and showcase the vibrancy and energy of our community.

We have already requested assistance from Yankton Public Schools, Mt. Marty College as well as other civic organizations but the more the merrier, so please consider this your invitation to join in on the festivities. 

If you are interested in volunteering or attending the live production
of Fireball Run please reach out to the chamber office
605.665.3636 or
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! 
Commemorative   Fireball Run 
T-shirts available 

ONLY $20!


Road Trip 2 Rapid Raffle
(Includes travel to & from Rapid City, 4-days,3-nights accommodations, Banquets in Pierre & Rapid City, the wrap-up party at the Black Hills Hideaway Lodge)

All proceeds will go to the Convention and Visitors Bureau to help offset the expenses incurred during production 
of this series. 
Business is both competition
and cooperation

In the past, people saw business as a “winner takes all” or “zero-sum” game. The networked economy moves away from these purely competitive plays to recognize cooperative relationships that leverage value created by those in the network. Competition -- the other aspect of co-opetition -- occurs after businesses have created value in the market and seek to allocate market share, price, cost and other finite benefits. IBM Global Services – Julie Bowser
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