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, 2018
South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry
March 5, 2018
Special Report: Legislative Term Limits

March 9, 2018
Special Report: School Levies Edge Higher
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!
Badlands Sports Cards!

Stop by their grand opening event
on March 16th. View event details here.

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!
CASA Reverse Your Luck Dueling Pianos
Friday, March 16
6:00 - 10:30 pm
NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center

LCTC Theatrical Gala
Saturday, March 17
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Lewis & Clark Theatre

Interchange Candidate Forum
Monday, March 26
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Minervas Grill & Bar

MMC Business Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, March 27
7:00 - 8:00 am
Mount Marty College Campus
Click for Details

Visit Yankton will be attending the first-ever Meredith Publications Editorial Tradeshow in Des Moines, Iowa on March 19 - 20.

This is an exciting opportunity presented through the SD Tourism/Meredith Publication partnership in which the Yankton CVB will promote businesses, attractions and experiences that are unique to Yankton in one-on-one tradeshow style meetings with editors of some of the best magazines including; Better Homes & Gardens, All Recipes, Midwest Living, Diabetic Living, Country Gardens, Successful Farming, Traditional Home, and Wood Magazine.  (View Publication Details)

Local business owners, Michelle Donner & Ryan Heine; (6th Meridian Hops Farm and Counterfeit Catering) will assist the Yankton CVB with this event by attending the event along with the CVB and by providing the use if their beautiful trade show booth as well as their specialized knowledge of agritourism, micro-breweries, catering and events. 
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 : “ When is turnover worth it?"
Answer : When the job market is tight and qualified people are hard to find, it is sometimes difficult for front-line managers to hold their people to strict performance, attendance, safety and other expectations. However, once employees find a manager who feels his/her hands are tied because qualified replacements are hard to find, some employees will take advantage of the situation. The best performers suffer most when this happens. They have to make up for the inadequacies of the bottom few. 

If poor performance appears to be ignored by management for very long, one of two things will likely happen: the best performers will gravitate to the lowest level of acceptable performance or they will leave the job. Either way, people’s opinion of the effectiveness of the management team is diminished, and that word will spread making the finding and hiring of good people even more difficult. 

On the other hand, when management holds everyone to clearly communicated expectations, a level of respect for management tends to prevail. Good people like to work where everyone pulls their weight, especially management. Got a poor performer or two in the group? Get them on a plan to improve or tell them to find employment elsewhere. Your people are watching!
Personal Development:
Get Up and Make It Happen

Lisa Grunden shows you how to tune out the distractions and take the bull by the horns to achieve your goals.
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