Your membership investment brings increased visibility for your business and countless opportunities for you to connect with other local business owners and professionals. But did you know that your investment is also helping contribute to the success of our entire community?

When you become a member of the chamber, your investment, combined with that of other chamber members, funds programs and services that provide resources and assistance to new and existing businesses that are ready to grow, create new jobs and invest in our community.

This kind of growth results in more dollars flowing through our local economy in the form of consumer and business-to-business purchases. In other words – more potential customers for your business. A strong local economy means better business for everyone. Your investment in the chamber helps make that happen. It’s your membership…own it!
Get your tickets now for this year's
Chamber Social & Annual Awards Event!
Celebrate the contagious momentum Yankton is experiencing by recognizing last year's accomplishments and looking forward to the progress that lies ahead.

Event Highlights Include:
A New Location
A Different Format With More Time To Socialize
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
Beverage Stations
Free Beer Tastings from Ben's Brewing Co.
Opportunities To Win Prizes
A Short Awards Presentation
Celebrity Presenters
Fun And So Much More!

Learn more and reserve your ticket here . Registration Deadline: March 19
State of the Community Recap
The Chamber's State of the Community Luncheon was held last Tuesday. Yankton City Manager Amy Nelson and Yankton County Commission Chairman Todd Woods detailed the projects and challenges both entities face in the coming months.

Yankton FPC Letter of Support
Thank you to all who have signed the letter of support in favor of keeping the Yankton Federal Prison Camp open and operational.

This letter along with thousands of signatures was delivered to Rep. Noem’s Sioux Falls office last. Please continue to contact our congressional delegates to request their assistance in this matter.

South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry
February 26, 2018
Business Day/Business Caucus Results – Your Turn to Vote
Lieutenant Governor Honored with Distinguished Legislative Service Award
Governor’s Licensure Bill – Fails to Pass House Floor Vote

March 2, 2018
UPDATE – Constitutional Amendments Proposed for This Year’s Election
Is South Dakota About to Blow It with Wind Power?
Chamber’s Bill on Ballot Question Committees Advances
Win a home kitchen makeover from Karl’s and Rotary District 5610.

All the proceeds benefit the Rotary Foundation! 

New Chamber Member Ribbon Cutting

Fryin' Pan Family Restaurant
Tuesday, March 20 at 10:00 am
502 West 21st Street, Yankton

Join us to help welcome Fryn' Pan to the Chamber network!
Interchange Candidate Forum
March 5 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Minervas Grill & Bar
Registration for Meal - Closed
No Registration Needed for Attendance

Comedy Night Featuring Brad Stewart
Friday, March 9
8:00 - 11:00 pm
The Old Mill Bar & Events Center

Legal Updates, Sexual Harassment Prevention, and ADA Accommodations
March 13 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mount Marty College

Delta Dental Mobile Program
March 19 - 23
Beadle Elementary School
Registration Required

MMC Spring Theatre Production
The Women of Lockerbie
March 22-25
Marian Auditorium
Mount Marty College

Habitat for Humanity Rummage Sale
Friday, March 23
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Old Mill Event Center

Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference
March 27 from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls

Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 31
11:00 am -1:30 pm
Fox Run Golf Course

Get Noticed By Yankton's Visitors!

The Yankton CVB  distributed 2,125 welcome bags in 2017  for conventions, sporting events, reunions, and meetings. It was a big effort but well worth it when you consider the impact that was made.
We already have 6 conventions on our calendar taking place over the next several months , and expect to distribute just as many, if not more, welcome bags in 2018. To add an extra special touch to our welcome bags, we are looking for notepads, pens or other branded trinkets to include in the welcome bags. This is a fantastic way to promote your business and make our visitors feel extra special during their trip to Yankton.
If your business is interested in providing branded promotional items for our welcome bags please reach out to Kasi at 665-3636 at your earliest convenience.  There is no cost to participate in this opportunity and we will take care of stuffing the bags for you.
Yankton CVB Stakeholder Meeting

Rescheduled for Thursday, March 15
Location: RTEC (2100 West 21st Street)

Join us to hear updates on our marketing efforts over the past year!
Question : “ What is the chart of accounts?"
Answer : The chart of accounts is a list of accounts that is used to categorize every financial transaction that your business generates. Your chart of accounts will reflect your entire operation which is why it is considered the backbone of your bookkeeping system. Accounting software usually comes with a preset list of accounts but, as your businesses grows, you will need to modify your list. But only set up accounts that you need and don’t over categorize. Keep them generic. Learn more here!
Sensible Marketing: How To Build A Brand
Marketing Expert, MIke Ratchford discusses the right way to build a brand that rakes in profits.
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 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