Join us as we celebrate agriculture in the Yankton community!

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

Cost to attend is $50.00
You must register for this event by this Friday, June 8 at noon!
Visit  to register and for more information.
Shop Tomorrow & Support P.A.Y. Scholarships
Help us raise money for local P.A.Y. Scholarships! 15% of sales at 9th Street Clothing TOMORROW, June 5th from 9 am - 7 pm will go towards the 2019 scholarships. 

The P.A.Y. (Promoting Agricultural Youth) Scholarship recognizes local youth who are leaders in agriculture, provides local financial support for academic study and leadership development, and fosters the development of future leaders in rural America, agribusiness and production agriculture.
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.

Celebrate 605 Day
South Dakota is one of the 12 unique states in America that has only one area code! Over the years, the popularity of using “605” in advertising and casual lingo has grown and become a part of our state culture. This year, 605 Day falls on  Tues. June 5, 2018 (6/05) , and we would love for you to celebrate with us.

Share the #605Day cheer by doing something uniquely “605” and potentially hosting your own swag giveaway!

Here are a few more creative ways to celebrate
  • Post to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #605Day
  • Use this fun photo filter to personalize the "Celebrate 605 Day" image
  • Use this "Celebrate 605 Day" JPG image with a solid background

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Go Fund Me - Dive In Yankton
The Dive In Yankton committee is excited to announce the launch of their   gofundme  site.

DIY is working with the City of Yankton, private investors, community clubs & organizations, and other entities who have an interest in making a contribution towards this project.

Communities surrounding Yankton are modernizing their facilities and it’s time we do the same. A new aquatic facility will provide family fun entertainment for all ages and enhance the quality of life in our community! 
Advertising & 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!
Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities
Rock 'N' Rumble , Yankton's most rockin' summer event, will be back in 2018 packed with two days of awesome!

This year's event will feature poker runs onFriday and Saturday with $1,000.00 awarded to the winner of each run, four bands including Judd Hoos, a bike parade, food vendors and more!

We are expecting this event to bring a packed house down to the Meridian District on July 27 & 28, and there are several opportunities for local businesses to get in on the action.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please reach out to the Rock 'N' Rumble Event Committee at 605.651.3644 or by  email.
A Look Back at the 2018 Legislative Session
An Oddity – “and to Declare an Emergency”
Laws in effect since the day they were signed by the Governor

Yankton Hunger Collaborative Kitchen Supply Drive

June is National Hunger Awareness Month. In the hopes to raise more awareness of food insecurity in our community and the struggles local families face, the Yankton Hunger Collaborative will be conducting a Kitchen Supply Drive all month long. 

First National Bank Awards $904,000 In Community Development Grants

First National Bank has awarded a total of $904,000 in community development grants to 47 organizations in South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and Texas. Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County received $13,500 of this donation.

The Know County Developement Agency acts as a coordination, education and service organization to foster, promote, encourage, develop, research, analyze, and increase the knowledge, appreciate and practice of economic development and to help to preserve and enhance the Knox County communities' economic growth.
Into the Woods
Lewis & Clark Theatre Company
June 7 - 17
7:30 - 10:00 pm
328 Walnut Street

Lake Yankton Outdoor Festival & Homestead Day
Saturday, June 9
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Yankton & Pierson Ranch

Power Hour: Mid-year Business Checkup - Finance
Tuesday, June 12
12:00 - 1:00
Yankton Community Library
Hero 5K Fundraiser
Saturday, June 30
8:00 - 11:00 am

2018 Visitor Guides are Available

2018 Yankton Visitor Guides, Lake Guides, Roscoe's Coloring Books as well as Yankton area maps are available upon request.

If your business or attraction serves Yankton area visitors we encourage you to reach out to the Yankton CVB for a supply of informational materials today.

(605) 665.3636

Question “How should I invoice my customers?"
Answer : Invoicing tends to be tedious but it’s very important. After all, if you don’t invoice your customers, you can’t get compensated for your goods or services. Unfortunately, many business owners think they can create an invoice with a final amount due and that’s it, but that can slow down the payment process if it is not detailed accurately. Taking time to properly invoice your customers builds trust and confidence in the work and services you provide.
Personal Development - Dynamic Power Now

Lisa Grunden discusses how personal development and professional development run hand in hand and how to be 'On Your Game' with both to achieve your goals.
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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