Wednesday, August 22 at Hillcrest Golf & County Club
Register today to join us!

Open to Yankton Chamber Members and the Public
Registration:10:30 am - Shotgun Start: Noon
Entry Fee: $80/person - Includes 18 holes, dinner, hole and fairway prizes
Cart Rental (if needed): $10/person
Two Mulligans: $10/person
Payout: Top Three Teams in Three Flights

This fun tournament will include business sponsored holes for pin prizes and additional other games of chance. The Hole-In-One prize will be a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and is sponsored by Northtown Automotive and First Dakota National Bank. There will be money holes where players can test their skills in putting and 3 par holes.

This year's theme is "A Slice in Time", and teams are encouraged to dress up in their favorite theme or decade for a chance at $250 in Chamber Dollars for the Best Dressed Team Award! Sponsors will have their holes decorated in various time periods or themes to entertain golfers and market their products and services. After tournament play, all teams will be directed to The Clubhouse at Hillcrest for the food buffet, prizes and the awards ceremony.

Registration Deadline: August 15
Don’t have a team? Call us and we can help you find one!
Sponsor an Hour of the DIY Radiothon!
All of Yankton's radio stations are teaming up to host a one-day RADIOTHON on September 6th! Auction items can be found prior to the event in the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, Missouri Valley Shopper and the Yankton County Observer. They can also be found on ALL participating media partner's Facebook pages, and websites.

All proceeds from this radiothon will go towards the Dive In Yankton Project.

Your business can sponsor an hour of the radiothon. You will receive a minimum of 6 live mentions during your hour and three commercials for your business.

SD Department of Labor Awarded Grant
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) was recently awarded an $847,000 State Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA program.

Funding will be used to expand the number of pre-apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships in South Dakota. Businesses may apply for up to a maximum of $30,000 in funding to help offset the initial start-up costs when developing a new program.

Yankton County Sign Ordinance Changes
A change in the signage ordinance for Highway 52 west of Yankton will take effect in August. The ordinance change will allow the businesses along Highway 52 to display larger signage. The current sign size limit is 60 square feet. The new limit will be 120 square feet. Other changes were also made that affect multi-tenant business signs.

Thank You from 2019 Farm Family of the Year
To the Yankton Chamber of Commerce –

Thank you for honoring us with the “Farm Family of the Year” award! We were humbled to receive this award. It’s amazing how many people have taken the time to congratulate us. Thank you for the tickets to the banquet for us and our families. The meal was awesome! Last, but not least, thank you for the beautiful aerial photo of our farm!

Our thanks to you for honoring all farmers in the area. We are indebted to you, the area businesses, for providing us wonderful services and products. We couldn’t do it without your support!

In Appreciation,
Ordell and Shirley Oswald,
Jason and Sherrie Oswald, Emily, Cody, and Kelsey
Onward Yankton Works to Reopen Yankton's Co-working Space

Onward Yankton continues to support entrepreneurs and small businesses, and one of their current projects includes reopening a co-working space in Yankton's Meridian District. What was once "The Sandbox" will now be referred to as "The Mo". The concept will be the same: a co-working space for business and professional people who want a place where they can work, network with others and generally enjoy an office/coffee shop environment.

V.F.W. Post 791 Auxiliary Donates to Special Olympics

Our local V.F.W. once again donated to the Yankton Special Olympics, this time in the amount of $3,708.00.
City of Yankton Approves Golf Agreement

The Yankton City Commission voted unanimously to approve a letter of intent to enter into an interim management agreement with GreatLIFE Golf and Fitness of Sioux Falls. GreatLIFE will be hired for management of the course following the departure of current course professional Tom Jeffers.

MMC Partners with Augustana College to Offer a Master Of Science In Athletic Training

Starting this fall, students of Mount Marty Collegewho have fulfilled the necessary requirements will be guaranteed acceptance into Augustana's graduate-level Athletic Training program.

United Way of Yankton and Walmart Team Up Again This Year.

"Stuff The Bus" is a school-supply drive that provides people who struggle financially with the schools supply items their children need.

View KELO News Story Here
Recent Ribbon Cuttings
Allstate - The Jacobson Agency
1101 Broadway Ave Ste. 101B

Wound Care & Hyperbaric Treatment Center
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
New Member Ribbon Cutting:
Badlands Sports Cards, LLC

Tuesday, July 31
3:00 - 3:30 pm
2901 Broadway Avenue
New Member Ribbon Cutting:
VFW Post 791

Thursday, August 2
3:00 - 3:30 pm
209 Cedar Street
New Member Ribbon Cutting:
Avenue Coffee House

Friday, August 10
3:00 - 3:30 pm
1208 Broadway Avenue
Re-opening Ribbon Cutting:
Crane Youngworth Field

Friday, August 24
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Public Tours from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Tailgate at 5:00 pm, Dedication Ceremony at half-time
First Friday in Meridian District
Friday, August 3
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meridian District
Bridging Yankton: Step Forward to Prevent Suicide
Saturday, August 4 at 8:30 am
Riverside Park Amphitheater

Business Learning Power Hour
"Little Things That Make a Big Difference?"
Tuesday, August 7
12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yankton Community Library

Outdoor Yoga at Market at the Meridian
Saturday, August 11
8:00 - 8:30 am

Question :  "What are some online tools that someone without a graphic design background can use to create the graphics they need?"
Answer : Currently, the majority of the graphic design industry uses the Adobe Creative Suite or Adobe Creative Cloud to produce edited photos and graphics of all kinds. Those are complex programs that take some time to learn, so if you're looking for an online option that is easy to use, and maybe even free, there are quite a few options for you to try out and choose from. My favorites include Canva, Google Drawings , Piktochart , and Pixlr. There are more out there that I have not tried personally, so check out this list of options, and let me know what works best for you!

Referrals can make or break your business’ bottom line. But you’ve got an edge. 

Every day the chamber receives phone and website inquiries from people in need of a product or service. You know who gets those referrals? Yankton Chamber member businesses, like yours.

Being a member of the Yankton Chamber helps you connect with potential customers and clients at a critical time – when they are ready to make a purchase.  

Your membership ensures that you’ll benefit from members-only referrals. And your free website listing in our online business directory offers you 24/7 visibility to an online audience. The chamber’s online membership directory is one of the most visited pages of our website, but it can’t work for you if your information isn’t correct. 

Head to now to make sure your listing is up to date and accurate. Log into your account from our homepage or contact us if you need to make a change. (605) 665-3636. It’s your membership, own it!
Profitability - Accomplish Anything You Want

Feeling frustrated with your business? Ruth King interviews consultant Melissa Krivachek who shows how it is never too late to dig in and begin a new journey to success.
Click on the video above, and log in to view the video. If you need help remembering your login credentials, give the Chamber a call! Also, 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 .
The Yankton School District School Board regular meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 pm in the YSD Administration Building unless otherwise arranged.

The Yankton City Commission meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7 pm in the RTEC City of Yankton Community Room, 1200 W. 21st Street.

The Yankton County Commissioners meet the first and third Tuesday of the every month at 4 pm in the Commission's Meeting Room of Government Center.
2018 Chamber Board
President -  Becky Souchek;  Vice President -  Barb Rezac; Secretary/Treasurer - James Grotenhuis;
Past President - Bridget Benson; Board Members -  Chuck Aman - Ashli Danilko - Kami Guthmiller
Lacey Johnson - Brett Kennedy - Jason Larsen - Cynthia Miller - Stephanie Moser - Todd Woods