The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureau offices
will be closed today, Easter Monday, (April 2).

The Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) office will be open for business on Easter Monday and can be reached at 803 E. 4th Street or by phone at (605) 665-9011.
Make plans to attend our New Chamber Member Welcome Social!

The Chamber is celebrating 47 new members in 2017! FORTY-SEVEN! Come chat with these new members, find out what they have to offer, share what you have to offer, and help us welcome them to our strong Yankton Chamber network, all while enjoying free appetizers and a cash bar.

April 10, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Landing (104 Capital Street, Yankton)
No Registration Required

Chamber Social Recap
The Chamber Social & Annual Awards Event was a huge hit last Tuesday evening! Over 260 Chamber member and guests took part in celebrating Yankton's momentum while socializing with fellow members and honoring four award winners (listed below.)

Thank you to the event's sponsors and involved businesses!

5 Star Communications
Anna Lynn Claire
Ben’s Brewing Company
Block Productions
Cortrust Bank
Craizy Daisy’s Popcorn
First Dakota National Bank
First National Bank
Great Western Bank
L. Lenae Designs & Floral
L&M Radiator
Northwestern Energy
Riverfront Broadcasting
Scott Kooistra
The Brewery
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
Yankton Medical Clinic

Congratulations, Award Winners!
2017 Family Business of the Year: Slowey Management, LLC
2017 New Business Excellence Award: Willa B's Bistro & Emporium
2017-2018 Pierre Dorion Tourism Award: Bernie Hunhoff
2017 Frank Yaggie Cornerstone Award:
Rob Stephenson
Thank you outgoing Chamber board members for your service to the Chamber and to Yankton!

Bridget Benson, Board President (pictured)
Kristi Palecek
Kevin Hunhoff
Tammy Matuska
Deadline Approaching for Promoting Agriculture Youth (P.A.Y.) Scholarship Applicants

Area High School seniors who plan on pursuing an agricultural related degree are invited to apply for the “Promoting Agricultural Youth” scholarships being a warded by the Yankton Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee.

The chamber offers great events to help you connect with other businesses and potential customers. 

But what if you don’t have time to attend? No worries! There are dozens of other ways your membership can help your business grow.

Here’s one example – 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!
Hyvee Cafe Undergoes Remodel
Construction Continues on Hotel Next To Mall
Construction Begins on New TMA
Larry's Heating & Cooling
Installs Digital Billboard

Welcome back to the Chamber of Commerce Family, Fryn' Pan!

LINC Pinwheels for Prevention
Monday, April 9
5:30 pm
Upper Deck

Power Hour Community & Business Learning: Banking Basics for Consumers and Businesses
Tuesday, April 10
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Yankton Community Library

MMC Great Plains Writer's Tour
Featuring Allen Eskens
April 11 & 12
Mount Marty College

70th Annual SDSRT Conference
April 26 - 28
Minervas Convention Center

To kick off the start of the Peak Tourism Season, the Yankton CVB will host a
Familiarization Day for the Tourism Industry on National Travel Rally Day,
Tuesday May 8th . Beginning at 11 am running through 3 pm the event will take place at The Brewery in Yankton's beautiful Meridian District.

The idea behind the event is to create a one-stop shop for local tourism industry partners to gain a knowledgeable & comprehensive overview of the local attractions, businesses, amenities and events that are available in and around the Greater Yankton Area.

Anyone in the local tourism industry is invited to host a table at the event. Tables will be provided and there is NO COST for Yankton Chamber members or Yankton BBB contributors to participate in this event. Non-Chamber members are asked to pay a
$50 registration fee.

Download  registration form   or simply contact  Kasi   to register.

Question : “Do I need to keep receipts? "
Answer :
Keeping receipts is essential to assessing your spending and accurately filing your taxes. This cannot be overstated. It is much cheaper to hold on to receipts than try to argue with the IRS about what is needed to support your expenses. Being organized is the first step and a good way to achieve this is to scan them. It is much easier to organize receipts that are stored digitally than ones that are in shoe boxes. Learn More Here!
Personal Development:
Your Health, Your Work, and Your Life

If you haven't got your health you haven't got anything. Lisa Grunden discusses how good health equals positive results at work and a better life.
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