Agriculture is Yankton's leading industry, and we plan to celebrate it tomorrow evening. We hope you made plans to join us!

Tuesday, June 19 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Kiwanis Ice Arena

5:00 pm - Silent Auction and Social Hour
6:15 pm - Dinner Served (Prime Rib from Heck's BBQ)
Following Dinner - Live Auction, Farm Family of the Year Award, P.A.Y. Scholarship Recipients
2018 Leadership Yankton Application Deadline
The Yankton Community Leadership Program is a comprehensive curriculum to analyze characteristics associated with local government, organizations, and leadership and economic trends. This course helps attendees understand the unique challenges and issues that face our community and encouragement toward participation in future growth and development. The 2018 application deadline is July 1, 2018.
6/14/18: The contractor is diligently working to prepare the concrete surface, from north of 25 th Street to south of 23 rd  Street, for traffic. They have completed the sawing and sealing of the joints. Currently, they are backfilling with black dirt on the ditch and will be installing gravel on the east side of the pavement, as a safety precaution. They anticipate having all this work done by the end of today (6/14/18) and will swap traffic from the gravel to the concrete. This provides for 2-way traffic, north of 23 rd  Street. The 21 st Street intersection will remain closed, for the time being. (Click here for map.) - Brad Moser, City of Yankton Civil Engineer
You know it’s important to make sure that your business can be found easily online, but did you know that your chamber membership is helping you do that?

Your membership comes with a free listing in our online business directory, complete with a link to your company website. That link makes it easy for our website visitors to connect to your business. And because the chamber website is highly visited, your link has even more value.

Because our site gets so much traffic, a direct link to your site from ours tells search engines that your business is relevant and important, which can lead to a boost in your search engine rankings.

But it only works if your link works. Head to the chamber website now to make sure you are linked. And contact us if you need to make a change. It’s your membership, own it!
Training Available to Employers
Soft Skills Training Available to Employers

Businesses indicate they need employees with more soft skills and a greater work ethic. In response, DLR is offering the curriculum  Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work These workshops are developed to instill foundational behaviors and values in today’s workforce. Read More
Advertising and Volunteer Opportunities
The  Yankton Girls Softball Association  has been awarded the U10 "A" & U12 "B" youth girls  Northern National Fast Pitch Softball Tournament  and the Northern Regional U10, U12 and U14 "C" Division Fast Pitch Tournament.

The games will run from  Wednesday, July 25 thru Sunday, July 29  in Yankton at all three softball complexes - Sertoma Park, Summit Fields and Riverside Park.  We are expecting over  600 families  to visit our community for this tournament.

In order to make this tournament a success, the YGSA will need the entire community's support with a wide variety of volunteer positions to fill including:
  • Score Keepers
  • Gate Keepers
  • Field Prep
  • Concession Stand (Summit Center & Riverside)
  • Water Distribution (umpires and dugouts)
  • T-shirt/Souvenir Sales
  • Team Check-in

If you are interested in assisting with one (or more) of these volunteer opportunities, please email  and list  VOLUNTEER  in the subject line.

Advertising opportunities as well as free promotional opportunities exist for local businesses & organizations,  click here  for more details. If you have questions or have an interest in these opportunities, please reach out to  and list  PROMOTION  in the subject line.
Summer Construction Projects
Several road construction projects will be taking place around the Yankton area this Spring/Summer, including  West City Limits Road, Walnut Street  and  West 8th Street.  

To keep our visitors informed of the various construction projects throughout the summer that will affect travel routes, the CVB partnered with District III Planning and Development, Yankton County and The City of Yankton to create an interactive digital map that can be linked to websites, and will be updated by District III as projects are completed.

The  Interactive Map   has been posted to the CVB Home Page.
District III also created a printable detour map.  Click here  to print a copy and post at your place of business this construction season.

Thank you to District III, the City of Yankton and Yankton County for assisting with this project!
Onward Yankton Announces
2018 Entrepreneurship Fellowship Participants

These entrepreneurs were selected by the Onward Education Committee based on their demonstration of an exemplary entrepreneurial spirit and desire to enhance the future of the Yankton community.
Crane Work Progresses As YSD Projects Commence

During last week's school board meeting, Mike Rockne displays the first plaque won by the Yankton High School trap shooting team. YHS finished second in its conference and fifth at the state meet.

Photo: Kelly Hertz/P&D
FNB Now Accepting Community Development Grant Applications

First National Bank is now accepting applications for their upcoming community development grant cycle, which focuses on programs related to educated workforce initiatives. Read More
United Way Day of Caring
Saturday, June 23
See flyer for time and location details.
Mid-Year Business Check-Up: Operations
Wednesday, June 27
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Yankton Community Library

3rd on 3rd Block Party
Tuesday, July 3
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Meridian District

Pathways .5K Fundraiser
Friday, July 13
6:30 & 7:00 pm
Meridian District

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Please know that not every event will be approved for the new website.
Our new event submission guidelines are  posted here .
Question “What are some ways to improve our marketing efforts?"
Answer : People love a good story. Craft your own around why you started your business and then tell it through your website, social networking pages and anywhere else you are able. Let your story and personality shine through to build trust and appeal to your target audience.

Engage your target audience by telling them how they will benefit instead of just telling them what you have to offer. Be proud of your product or service, dress it up, and sell the experience, not just the product.
Profitability: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned

Ruth King interviews Entrepreneur Coach, Adam Dudley, who discusses Secrets and Strategies for More Focus, Momentum and Meaning as you grow your Small Business.
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