July 3, 2017

Ready for a finger-lickin', thirst-quenchin', fun-happenin', good ole' time??!?  Join the Chamber Ambassadors at the After Hours Summer Bash Tuesday, July 11 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center, 800 Archery Lane. There will be fun for the Chamber family ... sponsor poker run for Chamber Dollars, Human Velcro Wall, "Bow Birds," hot dogs, chips, ice cream, cash bar and more.  Click here for the flyer, print it off and hang it in your break room.  Encourage all your employees to come out for some summer fun!

  • DGR Engineering, formerly Arens Engineering, held their new ownership/relocation ribbon cutting Wednesday, June 28 at their new location, 100 Douglas Ave., Ste. 102.  DGR municipal engineering includes water drainage, wastewater drainage, street & storm drainage.  Congratulations!!

  • 9th Street Clothing Co. held their ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, June 29 at their 1116 W. 9th St. location. 9th Street CC sells men's, women's, maternity and plus sizes.  Brands include Hurley, Oakley, RVCA, Volcolm, and Hey Dude.  Congratulations Carla and family!!
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! 

Click here to vote  and be sure to watch their promo video featured below! 

 Upcoming Events

July 6 - Aug. 4 ... Leadership Yankton

July 11, 2017 ... Chamber Ambassador's After Hours Summer Bash

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ~ NFAA - 800 Archery Lane

July 12, 2017 ... Integrity Insurance Group, LLC Ribbon Cutting

3 p.m. ~ 1701 Broadway Ave.

July 21, 2017 ... Exclusive Tan & Beauty Ribbon Cutting

2 p.m. ~ 2007 Broadway Ave.

The new Visit Yankton website is very close to completion and will be launched within the next several weeks. We need your help to make it the best it can be! 

The new website provides us an enhanced opportunity to showcase our local
businesses, restaurants, and attractions with visually appealing imagery. 

We are counting on you to provide us with 2 - 3 visually inspirational photos 
that   would entice our visitors to visit you. 

Click here to upload your photos to our DropBox 
or contact Kasi (605) 665-3636 with questions. 

Business Education Video Library Feature Video of the Week
Profitability -  Three Simple Ways to Make More Money Part 5 - Employees - In Part 5 of 5, Ruth King focuses on Employees and discusses Getting More Profits thru Training to prevent costly mistakes, Measuring Employee Productivity and Sharing P&L statements with the Team.      

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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 begins July 6 and Bragging Rights will be June 29, 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.
Convention and Visitors Bureau Calendar of Events
Follow the link below for the complete list of Yankton area activities and events

Click here
Apply for a STEP Grant today! 

Good Morning Exporting Entrepreneurs, 

Exporting is a great way to expand your market base, stay competitive when your competitors are already exporting, protect your company against domestic market swings in business cycles, sell extra inventory that isn’t selling in your domestic market and increase profits!


Small Business Grant opportunity for your company: take advantage of the South Dakota’s STEP (State Trade Expansion Program) Grant. The STEP Grant is still available for YOU to use in assisting your company to further promote its exporting program.   Continue reading letter from Rock Nelson

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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. 

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