Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats
Unfortunately, there no single solution prevents hackers. It’s more like a good sports team with strategy, coaching and well-trained players. 

Attend our third BS Session of 2018 to hear from SDN Communications, the business broadband provider and cybersecurity leader. Expert Chris Aeilts will share how to coach, equip and train your team’s cyber defenses.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Coffee and water will be served.
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!
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 TODAY, July 2!
South Dakota Can Now Collect Online Sales Tax
A recent Supreme Court ruling now allows states to compel retailers to collect sales taxes when they aren't physically located within that state's boarders.

The 5-4 decision overturns a Supreme Court precedent from 1992 that effectively prohibited individual states from collecting sales taxes. This means an estimated $50 million in state revenue could be collected annually in South Dakota, and it helps level the playing field between brick and mortar businesses and online retailers. Read Full Article Here
Chamber P.A.Y. Scholarships
$103,500 has been distributed to 49 area youth pursuing agriculture schooling and careers over the last 9 years, all due to the Yankton Chamber's successful Promoting Youth Scholarship Program. Read Full P&D Article Here
Missing from the Ag Gala:
We are looking for a green/red combine and a green/red wagon that were used as table decorations at the June 19th Ag Gala. These belong to a young boy who would really like to have them back. If you have any information about their whereabouts, please contact the chamber 665-3636. 
Happy 82nd Birthday to Dakota Territorial Museum!

Yankton's Dakota Territorial Museum opened in 1936 under the direction of Daniel Newcomb Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). The museum was first located in Waterworks Park, was moved to Westside Park, and is currently in the process of moving to the Mead Cultural Education Center. Read Full P&D Article Here
Yankton Community Library Names New Director

Dana Schmidt, currently the senior library assistant for circulation, will be the library's new director starting July 7. She has been with the YCL for 6 years and is excited to step into this position and continue supporting the Yankton community and moving the library forward.
Photo Credit: Kelly Hertz/ P&D
Wintz and Ray Funeral Home's Pet Cemetery

It's hard to lose pets and Wintz and Ray Funeral Home owners understand that, and realize that some people don't have anywhere to bury their pet, or prefer not to bury them in their yard considering they might move someday. The funeral home offers an option to give your pet a permanent resting place.
Fox Run Golf Course Implements New Technology and Looks for Partnership

Fox Run officials have installed the Shark Experience in 40 golf carts, giving golfers an improved experience on the golf course. They are also looking to partner with GreatLIFE Golf and Fitness of Sioux Falls and are currently investigating opportunities for a lease agreement.

New Member Ribbon Cutting:
The Jacobson Agency

Tuesday, July 24
3:00 - 3:30 pm
1101 Broadway Ave., Ste. 101B
New Member Ribbon Cutting:
Wound Care & Hyperbaric Treatment Center 

Thursday, July 26
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Avera Sacred Heart Professional Office Pavilion
Yankton's 4th of July Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Riverside Park
Music at the Meridian - Brandon Santini
Thursday, July 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Lawn at the Meridian Plaza

Summer Coffee & Canvas
Saturday, July 21
9:00 - 11:00 am
Sacred Heart Monastery
Registration Required

YC Parents as Teachers Rubber Ducky Race and Kiddie Carnival Fundraiser
Thursday, July 26
6:00 PM
Memorial Park Pool

Thanks to the SD Department of Tourism, Yankton will be hosting a travel influencer on July 6-7.

Stephanie Pollock  is a blogger who currently has nearly 56k  Instagram  followers. She will be staying with her family in Yankton and visiting local attractions and businesses. If you happen to bump into Stephanie and her family, please give them a warm Yankton welcome and thank them for visiting us!
Question :  “What is a profit and loss statement?"
Answer : The profit & loss (P&L) statement is one of the three primary financial statements used to assess a company’s performance and financial position (the two others being the balance sheet and the cash flow statement).

The profit & loss statement summarizes the revenues and expenses generated by the company over the entire reporting period and is based on the equation “Revenues – Expenses = Profit”. Having a current and accurate profit and loss statement is essential to seeing how your business is performing.  Read More Here
Profitability: Goal Setting and Goal Realization

Ruth King interviews Business Strategist, Michelle Dawson, who shows how to set reasonable goals for your small business to achieve your dreams.
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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