This Wednesday, August 22
Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
Theme: A Slice In Time
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
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.

Best dressed team wins a prize! Best decorated hole wins a prize!

Registration Deadline: TODAY by 5:00 PM!
Don’t have a team? Call us and we can help you find one.
Onward Yankton is excited to host Yankton’s first ever regional youth entrepreneurship conference - LEAD. SERVE. IMPACT.

This conference will allow regional high school and college students the opportunity to gain an entrepreneurial education and leadership skills that create the possibility of cultivating energies and talents to grow successful social and economic communities. This conference is offered free of charge to students.

You can help!
Please consider our invitation to support our regional youth so they can attend this free conference. The conference is open to juniors and seniors attending regional high schools within 60 miles of Yankton – approximately 7,800 students. Mount Marty College has graciously offered to host this conference for 750 or 800 students. The estimated student costs will be around $10 per student plus travel. We appreciate your generous support and together our community can provide an exceptional learning experience for as many students as possible. 
In-town Pilot Bussing Program
YSD Buildings – Grounds – Maintenance Summer Report
Stay Connected to the Yankton School District! Alumni, Friends, and Community Members
First Dakota National Bank Donates to DIY
Aaron Ness of First Dakota National Bank and his son Brady presented Josh Svatos and Dive In Yankton a check for $100,000.

Photo Courtesy of P&D
Onward Yankton Receives $15K from City of Yankton
The City of Yankton held it's final planned budgeting session last Tuesday evening, and decided to add a $15,000 contribution from the BBB fund to support Onward Yankton

Yankton Rodeo Association Finds New Home
Yankton's rodeo grounds that used to be located on the north central edge of town have now set up shop near the Yankton Chamber and Visitor's Bureau building, and just in time for last weekend's Riverboat Days rodeo.

Photo Courtesy of P&D
Recent Ribbon Cuttings
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
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
New Member Ribbon Cutting:
Kaiser Appliance & Refrigeration

Tuesday, August 28
10:00 - 10:30 am
2000 Broadway Avenue
It is time to begin thinking about 2019 advertising.  Let's call attention to Yankton's footprint in the South Dakota Vacation Guide.

Participation in this opportunity does not require a Southeast South Dakota Tourism  membership .  However, the ads are deeply discounted as a member. The ad itself costs $225 for a 50 word listing or $350 for a 50 word listing plus a logo or photo.

There are over  400,000 copies of this publication  printed annually, has been visited online over 146,600 times  in the last 12 months   and has a  global reach of nearly  one million potential visitors   annually .

I am asking you to consider advertising in this publication to ensure that Yankton stands out in the crowd in this guide, and that we are telling the whole story about Yankton as a  STRONG South Dakota tourism destination .

If you have questions about a SESD Tourism Membership or an ad in the South Dakota Vacation Guide, please reach out to  Gary Keller , Executive Director of SESD Tourism (605) 665-2435.

Click here  to view Yankton's section of the 2018 guide.
Facing a challenge in your business? Have a problem that needs a solution?

Third party feedback is a great way to develop new ideas and creative solutions to business challenges. And what better potential pool of contributors than your fellow chamber members?

Through your chamber membership, you have exclusive access to a network of business owners with which to share your challenges, identify solutions and float your ideas. You will be surprised at the enthusiasm business owners have in helping other businesses succeed.

Don’t know where to start? We can help. Contact the chamber for some direction. You’re not in this alone. Your chamber network is here to help you be successful.

(605) 665-3636. It’s your membership, own it!
Family Fun Day
Sunday, August 25
2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Easton Yankton Archery Complex

Wednesday, September 5
6:30 - 9:00 pm
209 Cedar Street

Dive in Yankton Open Forum
Wednesday, September 5th
7-9 pm
Yankton Middle School - 2000 Mulberry
United Way Human Foosball Tournament
Friday, September 21, 10:00 am
2523 Woodbine Street

Question :  "What are some good communication tips I can use with my employees?"
Answer : It is fairly common for employees in most organizations, large or small, to complain about internal company communication. Although everyone has their own definition of what effective corporate communication involves, improving one-on-one communication is a good starting point to help solve the problem.

Effective communication begins with, but has only a little to do with what we say. Our voice inflection actually has more than five times the impact on the listener’s understanding than do the words we use. And, even more importantly, our non-verbal clues (gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, etc.) contribute almost eight times more than what our words do to an overall understanding of the message we send.

How we communicate:
   7%   from the words we use
 38%   from our voice inflection
 55%   from non-verbal (body language)
100%   of how we communicate

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