Disasters from weather, fire, or from other people could happen to any of us. Be prepared for it, and know how to recover from it.
Representatives from the Yankton County Office of Emergency Management will provide information to prepare local businesses for response and recovery from severe weather, fire, terrorism, and other incidents.

Registration is required but there is no cost to attend. Buffet from Big River Burrito Company will be available for $12. Please indicate you'd like a lunch and pay online when you register.

While every Chamber member and non-member is welcome to send employees from any department to benefit from the training, they are especially valuable for management and HR professionals.

City Commission Election Results
Tuesday’s municipal election results:
Dave Carda - 856 votes (Incumbent)
Nathan Johnson - 838 votes (Incumbent)
Bridget Benson - 821 votes (Newcomer)

The 2018 SD Legislative Session has come to a close, and now the key question is:
what value did Chamber members receive during the legislative session? 

View the linked article to read a summary of twenty bills that had the greatest impact on Chamber members. Learn about the actions taken by the SD Chamber during the session as the “voice of business”, along with a summary of the impact of each bill on member businesses. 

Welcome River City Domestic Violence Center to the Yankton Chamber network!

The River City Domestic Violence Center provides a safe haven to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. River City exists to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community through survivor empowerment, advocacy, education, awareness and social change. Learn more here.
Career Manufacturing and Technology Education Academy Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 am
CMTEA Building (Formerly RTEC)
1200 West 21st Street, Yankton

Join us!
Marcy Moser and Julz Tesch Promoted at First Dakota National Bank

New Chamber Member Welcome Social
Thank you to everyone who helped us welcome our new Chamber members at the social last Tuesday! New members had booths with information about their business and were able to connect with each other and the community that came to see what they have to offer. Thank you to The Old Mill Bar & Event Center for helping us organize such a great event!

Poverty Simulator
Sponsored by Spark & United Way
Friday, May 4
Two Sessions: 8:30 am & 1:00 pm
MMC Laddie E. Cimpl Arena
Registration Required by April 20

Mount Marty College Theatre
Hosts National Players:
The Great Gatsby - Fri., April 20, 7:30 pm
Alice in Wonderland - Sat., April 21, 2 pm

Hot Topics with
SD Department of Regulation
Tuesday, April 24
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
RTEC - 1200 West 21st Street
Registration Required by April 19

Power Hour Business Learning: Traditional Marketing, Mail 101
Wednesday, April 25
12:00 - 1:00 pm
City Library Community Room
CVB Presents at 1 Million Cups

If you missed 1 Million Cups but would like to hear how the Yankton Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes our great city and everything it has to offer, watch the presentation on Facebook!

"Out of the Box" Marketing Opportunity for Your Business

The Yankton CVB will deploy a  NEW   marketing tactic this May, in the form of a monthly visitor email. This new email full of information on Yankton's attractions, amenities and events will be sent directly to existing or potential Yankton visitors, who have opted in to receive information on Yankton.

There is a limited amount of space available for three local businesses per month  to take advantage of the direct line of communication already established with potential visitors.

Yankton Chamber members and BBB Contributors will be offered a reduced rate of $25 per email . (Non-Chamber Rate: $35/email). Email Kasi to reserve your spot.

If you'd like to receive this new e-newsletter, register here  (located on bottom left side of page).
Did you know it matters to your customers that you’re a chamber member?

It’s true! A study by the Schapiro Group found that when consumers know a business is a member of the local chamber, that business enjoys a 49% increase in favorability, a 73% increase in awareness, and consumers are 80% more likely to purchase from that business in the future.

Did you get that? 80% more likely to purchase. So let everyone know you are a proud member of the chamber. Put it on your website, your emails, shout it out on social media, put it in your window! And reap the rewards. It’s your membership…own it!
Question : “What is a manager's first responsibility?"
Answer :
Every manager knows the value of a satisfied, loyal and productive employee. Successful organizations create a culture where internal quality is a priority. The value of internal quality is a concept proven long ago by Harvard Business School research. Those organizations appreciate there is more to employee satisfaction than a pay check, so they often create and adhere to strict management practices that strengthen the relationship between managers and their direct reports.When employees, at any level, like the work they do, the people they work with and the organization they work for, they are often satisfied. This satisfaction at work begets employee loyalty and loyalty generates productivity. Open, frequent, employee-focused attention is the first step in developing internal quality. This is leadership’s first responsibility. The only results are employees who become disciples for your organization, not ones who speak poorly of the company after they leave!
Profitability - Winning the Battle for Attention

Ruth King interviews Digital Marketing expert, Stuart Atkins, who provides some tips on how to cut through all the internet noise to get your customers attention online.
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