August 14, 2017
Your Time's Running Out!!
The Yankton Chamber of Commerce  Annual Golf Day is Friday, August 25 at Fox Run Golf Course 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. Time is running out so register your teams today by clicking here.  
Agri-Business Committee serves Ice Cream
The Yankton Chamber Agri-Business Committee served ice cream during the 4-H Achievement Days at the 4-H Ice Arena on Friday, August 4.  Attendees took advantage of the tasty treat while viewing the many projects and livestock judging.
Join in the FUN!
Join in the fun  -  help promote Fireball Run  -  garner more excitement for Yankton!  Bring the Lt. Governor Matt Michels to your business, take pictures and post them to your social media.  We will share them on our Facebook page and watch the excitement grow!

It's easy!  
- Schedule to take Matt to your business for the day
- Have him help in your daily actiivites and take pictures of him
- Post your photos to your Facebook page
- Tag Fireball Run, the Yankton Chamber, and Yankton Visitor Center
@Fireballrun, @YKTNACC, @visityankton

Invite your friends to the September 29 film event from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Vote for Yankton Team #77 on Facebook.

Sign up for Flat Matt today by contacting Carmen Bodden at or calling 665-3636.

Top: Larry Ness, First Dakota National Bank, gives advice to Flat Matt on how to manage his money
Bottom:  Flat Matt makes a deposit at First Dakota National Bank
Chlotique holds Ribbon Cutting
Chlotique held their ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 10.  The new boutique is located at E. 4th St. Tamie and Sydney welcome customers during their store hours:
M 11am-6pm; T-F 10am-7pm; and S 10am-5pm.   Stop in and check out their awesome selection of trendy and stylish clothes, shoes and accessories.

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
Business Education Video Library Feature Video of the Week
HR Heaven or Hell - Reference Check Reponses  -   What do you say when someone calls to inquire about a former employee? What CAN you say? Suzi Lemen helps answer these important questions. 

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.
Upcoming Chamber & Networking Events

For a complete listing of upcoming events, go to the Chamber website 

August 15,  2017 ... YSD Teacher Coffee

8 a.m. ~ Yankton High School Commons

August 15, 2017 ... Horizon Health Care Ribbon Cutting (Name Change)

3 p.m. ~ 409 Summit St., Ste. 3400

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

8 a.m..  ~  Sacred Heart Elementary School

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

Septemer 12, 2017 ... United Way Mixer

5 - 7 p.m. ~ Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion, 501 Summit

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

Click here
School's just around the corner

School is just around the corner and the Chamber would like to welcome back the teachers with a cup of coffee!  The Welcome Back Coffees will be served to the Yankton School District teachers, the Sacred Heart school teachers and the Mount Marty staff during August.   Go to the Chamber Business & Networking calendar at

Also, remember with school starting, children will be walking and riding bicycles on our city streets.  Please watch for them, drive safely!  They are Yankton's future! 
Featured Chamber Member Events
August 14 - 20, 2017
Riverboat Days
Fri.-Sun., August 18-20
Riverside Park
Mead Building Open House
Sunday, August 20
82 Mickelson Dr.
2 -6 pm
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