June 19, 2017
Meet the Master! 
Ruth King - Profitability Master  

Meet the mind behind the Profitability Revolution video library service. These 30 minute "how to" video training clips are available to members to learn everything from human resource tools to marketing ideas.

Ruth is a published author of several books including the Amazon Best Seller, The Courage to Be Profitable.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Ruth will be our breakfast speaker beginning at 8:00 a.m. Her topic will be “The Top 10 Ways Employees and Vendors Steal from You and What You Can Do About It”.  Registration will be $20 for this program. The event will be located at the new Slumberland location, 2401 Broadway Ave., Suite #2. Click here to register.  


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!

  • J & H Cleaning Services held their expansion ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 14 at their new location 109 Douglas Ave.   With 30+ employees, Herb Danner and crew offer carpet and upholstery cleaning, car detailing, janitorial services, duct cleaning and more.  Stop and see J & H Cleaning for your residential and commercial cleaning needs.

  • Rita's Purse-O-Nalities celebrated their relocation ribbon cutting at 219 W. 3rd St. on Thursday, July 15.  With lots of trendy purses, jewelry, hair accessories, watches, hats, home décor, and Twisted T's, Rita, Mandy and Michelle invite you to stop in and check out their great inventory. 
Business Education Video Library Feature Video of the Week
Sensible Marketing - Get More Cash thru Better Customer Retention - Marketing expert, Mike Ratchford, discusses how an effective Customer Retention plan can consistently grow your profits and cash flow.    

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 Upcoming Events

June 19 - 23, 2017... Hobie Cat Nationals
All Day Event ~ Hobi Cat Beach, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
Click here for more info. 

June 20, 2017... Annual Ag Gala
5 p.m. ~ Kiwanis 4-H Ice Arena - 709 Whiting Dr.
Register Here

June 22, 2017... Boston Shoes to Boots Ribbon Cutting
3 p.m. ~ 312 W. 3rd St.

June 28, 2017... DGR Engineering Relocation/New Ownership Ribboncutting
10 a.m. ~ 100 Douglas Ave., Ste. 102

June 29, 2017 ... 9th Street Clothing Co. Ribbon Cutting
10 a.m. ~ 1116 W. 9th St

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

2 p.m. ~ 2007 Broadway Ave.

Employer Webinar on Essential Job Services
  PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a free webinar Wednesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. (CDT).
  “DLR Job Services: Essential for Your Workforce Success” will cover how employers can use DLR workforce programs to assist with recruitment and retention needs.    For more information, click here
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.
Lancer Club Party
& Hall of Fame Induction

Mount Marty College will be hosting a fundraiser for Student-Athlete Scholarships on Friday, June 23 at The Old Mill, 106 Capitol St.  Tickets are: $30 individual; $150 Table of 6 tickets; $250 Sponsorship.  
Event Schedule:
  • 5:30 pm - Social Hour/Silent Auction Opens
  • 6:30 pm - MMC Athletic Hall of Fame Inducation
  • 8 to 11 pm - Live Music
  • 10 pm - Silent Auction Closes

For sponsorship information and to reserve tickets, contact Cindy Sohler at 605-668-1241 or email her at csohler@mtmc.edu

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

Click here
Bring Your 'A' Game to Work - June 27 & 28

Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work is part of a statewide effort to instill foundational behaviors and values in today’s workforce. The Department of Labor and Regulation has partnered with Cornerstones Career Learning Center to offer this soft skills training program. After completing the program, participants will understand the long-term benefits of work ethic, and set a foundation for personal and professional success.  

There are two suggested options for length; two four-hour sessions or one 8 hour session including versions for youth, adults, and veterans. This session will be Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28 from 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. at the Kanner Building, 3113 Spruce St.

Contact Nakita Maddox at nakitamaddox@cornerstonescareer.com or call (605) 668- 2920 Click here to view the event flyer.
Limited Tickets Available!

The Road Trip to Rapid Raffle 

The road trip to Rapid Raffle is a fundraiser to help cover costs for the Amazon Prime Fireball Run series which will feature Yankton this September.

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and The Convention and Visitor's Bureau will be selling tickets for one lucky winner to take an epic road trip with them!

Carmen & Kasi will be the exclusive tour guides for 4 days and 3 nights.  This will include the winner's travel, overnight expenses, banquets and attractions.

Tickets are $50 for individuals and $75 for a couple.  See South Dakota like never before!  Drawing will be held on August 25 at the Chamber Golf Day event.

Stop by the chamber office at 803 E. 4th or call 665-3636 to reserve your tickets today!

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