We know it’s not always easy to run a business, and problems arise that can be difficult to solve. We also know that our Chamber membership is abundant, with a wide variety of resources just waiting to be tapped into. We believe that our members can help each other solve these problems, making our entire business community even better.

Peer to Peer Roundtable Sessions are designed to give Chamber members an opportunity to address any issues or concerns they are having in a small group session where another member might be able to provide an answer or a resource to their peer. These sessions will take place every Thursday in 2018. Up to SIX businesses will be invited per week so that the group can discuss everyone’s concerns in an hour. Stay tuned for your invitation, and we hope you make time to join us and share your concerns when your turn comes around. Questions? Call us at 665-3636.
2018 South Dakota Legislative Session
South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Workers Compensation:
Accusations of Bad Faith - A Legal Tactic with Consequences
SB 87 – Revise certain provisions regarding the lawful possession of firearms in certain locations
May be one of the most intrusive mandates for business in the state’s history. 
Facade Grant Applications Now Available
Have a downtown building that could use a facelift? Applications are now being accepted for 2018 grant funds to spruce up facades in Yankton’s Meridian District. [Read More Here]
January 25, 2018
Cornerstones Career Learning Center
New Business Ribbon Cutting

First Dakota AgriVisions 2018
Featuring Kevin Van Trump
Thursday, February 15
6:30 pm
Best Western Kelly Inn

B usiness Growth Retreat
Rescheduled to February 22
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
NFAA Easton Yankton
Archery Complex

Featuring: City of Yankton & Yankton County
Tuesday, February 27, 11:30 am
Minervas Bar and Grill
Registration Required
Build-a-Burger Meal Optional
Make plans to attend our upcoming CVB Stakeholders Meeting.
February 22 at 5:30 pm in the RTEC Building
See why tourism matters so much in South Dakota!
View the 2017 SD Economic Impact of Tourism Report to see just how tourism impacts our great state.
Officers Elected for Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board
The Tourism Advisory Board is appointed by the Governor and includes members of the tourism industry and citizen representatives from across the state. Board members serve as liaisons and advocates for businesses in their area and the South Dakota Department of Tourism. [Read Full Article Here]
"Where's the best place to advertise?"
Amy's Answer:
There are numerous places to advertise, and if you're not careful, you can burn through your advertising budget pretty quickly! Make the most of your dollars by zoning in on the audience that you get the most return from. You may wish to have people of all demographics as your customers, but which populations are really worth spending the funds to target? Find out where and how your target audience is consuming media, and reach them there.
HR Heaven or Hell - Employees Taking Advantage -  HR Consultant Suzi Lemen helps you identify if your employees are taking advantage of you and what you can do about it.  
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Let’s face it, state and federal laws, city ordinances and county regulations don’t always make it easy to do business, but voicing your concerns as an individual may do very little to sway government decisions. As a member of the chamber, you are part of a larger, stronger network.

It’s your membership…own it!
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 - Mark Wenzlaff - Todd Woods