You know it’s important to make sure that your business can be found easily online, but did you know that your chamber membership is helping you do that?

Your membership comes with a free listing in our online business directory, complete with a link to your company website.

That link makes it easy for our website visitors to connect to your business. And because the chamber website is highly visited, your link has even more value.

Because our site gets so much traffic, a direct link to your site from ours tells search engines that your business is relevant and important, which can lead to a boost in your search engine rankings.

But it only works if your link works. Head to the chamber website now to make sure you are linked. And contact us if you need to make a change.

It’s your membership, own it!
2018 Ag Gala Agenda
Tuesday, June 19
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Kiwanis Ice Arena

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

***We are still accepting live and silent auction items for this year's event. Money raised will benefit next year's P.A.Y. Scholarships. Contact us at 605.665.3636 to work out the details.***
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.
June 5 County & State Election Results
The 3 Republican Yankton County Commission candidates who will move on to the 6-person race in November include incumbent Debra Bodenstedt, newcomer Dan Klimisch, and incumbent Todd Woods. Read Full P&D Article

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem won South Dakota’s Republican primary for governor. Read More
Youth Employment Laws: What You Need To Know
How many hours can a 14-year old work during the school year? How about during the summer months? Does your business have any jobs that are considered a hazardous occupation and can't be performed by someone under the age of 18? Will your insurance provide workers' comp coverage? What's the Student Learner Program all about?

Department of Labor and Regulation Deputy Secretary Tom Hart will provide you the answers to these questions, along with other things you didn't know you needed to know about youth employment laws.

False Chamber Endorsement
Out of town and state companies are attempting to sell advertising in Yankton for their community magnets and maps.

The Yankton Chamber of Commerce is NOT a participant and does NOT support their activity.

Last year we had numerous issues with a company named ATG and they are at it again. We do not endorse their product nor do we include it in our relocation packets. We have quality and reputable businesses in Yankton that do direct marketing pieces.  If you are interested in these types of products – we suggest you go local and contact one in Yankton.

As always, if you receive a phone solicitation and they are saying they represent the Yankton Chamber or are endorsed by them, please ask for a phone number and name and contact us immediately. We would be happy to check out the company.
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!
TMA Progress

Progress continues on TMA's new building, located between Perkins and Bomgaars just off of Broadway Avenue.

Koch Insurance Join Exclusive Club

Koch Insurance, based in Tyndall, has qualified for membership in Grinnell Mutual's 2018 President's Club. Membership is given to the 50 most profitable Grinnell Mutual agencies for each calendar year.

Congrats, Rounding 3rd!

Rounding 3rd's Mainstreet Rock & Ribs, held June 2, attracted crowds throughout the day to the Meridian District. This free, inaugural event boasted live music and BBQ vendors to attendees of all ages.

YMC Physician Receives Award

Dr. Tim Irwin, a practicing physician at Yankton Medical Clinic, has been selected as the 2018 Anton Hyden Memorial Award recipient by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Read More

Wound Care & Hyperbaric Treatment Center

Located in the Avera Sacred Heart Professional Office Pavilion
July 11, 2018
4:00 pm
June Seed Library Class
Tuesday, June 12
1:00 - 2:00 pm | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Yankton Community Library

Czech Days
June 15 - 16
Tabor, South Dakota

United Way Day of Caring
Saturday, June 23
See flyer for time and location details.
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 “What is owner equity?"
Answer : Owner equity, in regards to starting a business, means the value of assets that an individual has to put toward the start-up. Usually it is cash, but it could also be the value of equipment, inventory, or real property (land, building) that a person already owns and is willing to put toward the business. It's commonly referred to as the amount a person is willing to put at risk, or their amount of "skin in the game".
Profitability: Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

Ruth King interviews consultant, Bill Gentry, who discusses how to train first time managers to manage for profit not for friendship.
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