On this and every Memorial Day, we take time to remember and honor the courageous men and women of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom. Our thoughts also turn to the families of these true heroes, and to all who have served and currently serve in our armed forces to protect our freedom. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.
Area Memorial Day Programs
Earnest Bowyer Post 791 will sponsor a Memorial Day program today, May 28 at various locations around Yankton.

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Disability Rights South Dakota
Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD) is hosting a Public Listening Session for community members to share and discuss their disability related services and concerns.

June 5, 2018
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Free and open to the public.

Join us as we celebrate agriculture in the Yankton community!

The 2018 Annual Ag Gala will start with a silent auction and social hour. Dinner will be served at 6:15 pm, and the live auction will start following dinner. We will be recognizing the Farm Family of the Year, and P.A.Y. Scholarship winners after dinner as well.

Cost to attend is $50.00 and registration by Friday, June 8 is required.
Visit   https://yanktonsd.com/events/details/2018-ag-gala-22362   to register and for more information.
Welcome Paul Remmes with Central Payment to our Chamber network!

Central Payment provides payment processing solutions for any sized business. Contact Paul at (312) 593-2533 to learn more!
Laser Barn
New Member Ribbon Cutting
Welcome, Laser Barn, and congratulations on your grand re-opening!
3700 West 8th Street

Memorial Day Open House
Wintz & Ray Funeral Home
Monday, May 28
8:30 - 11:30 am
2901 Douglas Avenue

Mainstreet Rock & Ribs
By Rounding 3rd
Saturday, June 2
12:00 pm
Meridian District

Summer Soiree
Heartland Humane Society
Sunday, June 3
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Dakota Brick House
Yankton Historic Cemetery Walk
Tuesday, June 5
6:00 & 7:30 pm
Purchase Tickets at the
Yankton Community Library

Watch out Omaha, here we come!
This summer, we will be serving digital ads to our target demographics in the Omaha area through a tactic called geofencing. Digital "fences" will be made around the Henry Doorly Zoo, Werner Baseball Park, and Westroads Mall with the goal of attracting young families to vacation in Yankton. This new effort will complement the current Omaha Westroads Mall advertising that has been in place for a year. We are excited about attracting young families to Yankton!
Question “What is 'utility content' and how do I use it?"
Answer : Utility content is helpful information that your customers can actually use, and when you use it as part of your marketing strategy, you position yourself or business as an expert in the field and an incredibly valuable resource.

When your customers start to see you as a resource, you build their trust, you have top of mind awareness, and you become their go-to provider. If you can make their lives easier, they will remember that and a loyalty will develop.

Utility Content Examples:
  • A social media post on how to winterize your home
  • A video tutorial on how to wear a new fashion trend
  • This "Ask An Expert" article!

What questions does your business get asked the most? Turn the answer to those questions into your first utility content posts and become the expert that customers are going to trust.
Take Advantage of Educational Sessions!

Running a small business is challenging. You wear a lot of different hats. You may be the staff accountant in the morning, on the sales floor over lunch and the social media manager in the afternoon. Unfortunately, you may not be fully trained in all of those roles. But the good news is, the Yankton Chamber is here to help. 

The Yankton Chamber membership is full of professionals, like you, with areas of expertise that can be tremendously helpful to other members when shared.

We leverage the power of that network by hosting Peer to Peer Meetings, Business Sense & Security Sessions, and offering all of our members access to the Business Video Library.

It’s your membership. Own it!
Profitability - Avoiding Fear Based Decisions

Ruth King interviews Speaker/Author Mark Minard, who talks about how to separate out Fear so you can make better decisions and grow your small business.
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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