Registration Deadline - Today!
Join us for our second 2018 State of the Community luncheon featuring two community partners who aim to move our community forward: Yankton Area Progressive Growth and Onward Yankton. This event gives Yankton area residents and business owners a chance to hear first-hand about the impact these two groups have on our entire community.

Featured speakers include Nancy Wenande, YAPG CEO, and Kristen Hicks, Onward Yankton Board Member. Presenters will give updates on their efforts and projects, followed by a question and answer period after each speaker.

This event, organized by the Yankton Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee, is free and open to the public. 

Registration is required by TODAY, May 14. An optional plated lunch (roasted turkey, potatoes and veggies) will be available for $15, which you can indicate when you register. Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch is served at 11:45 am, and speakers will present at noon. 

County Commission Candidate Forum
Yankton County residents gathered to hear from the five Republican candidates who will be on the ballot for the June 5th primary County Commission election. Thank you to Deb Bodenstedt, Daniel Dolejsi, Dan Klimisch, Bob Law, and Todd Woods for your willingness to serve your community. Thank you to our sponsors, media partners, and moderator Charlie Gross.

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!
First Quarter SD Economic Report
Learn South Dakota’s most current numbers pertaining to Taxable Sales, Employment, New Business Filings, Quarterly Economic Highlights, Personal Income, Total Sales, Retail Gasoline price, Unemployment rate, Continuing Jobless Claims, Building Permits, Bankruptcy Filings and more.
Career Manufacturing Technology Education Academy
Willa B's Bistro & Emporium
Relocation Ribbon Cutting
MMC Receives Funding For Proposed Fieldhouse

The Yankton Business Improvement District (BID) No. 1 has committed to contributing $1.8 million to the proposed Mount Marty College fieldhouse project over the next 15 years.

YHS Recognized by Secretary of Education

South Dakota Secretary of State Don Kirkegaard visited YHS recently and was impressed with their internship program, the involvement with area businesses, and the partnerships that YHS has been able to create.

Lewis & Clark Recreation Area Open House & Free Fishing Weekend
May 18 - 20
Family Glow Ride
Friday, May 18
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
Explore Archery Introductory Class
May 24
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Easton Yankton Archery Complex
Mainstreet Rock & Ribs
By Rounding 3rd
Saturday, June 2
12:00 pm
Meridian District

Follow Visit Yankton on Facebook and Instagram !
We promote Yankton's attractions and events to the world on our social media platforms, and encourage you to join in! Be a tourism ambassador for our city by liking, sharing, and commenting on the content we create. The more visitors we can attract to our area, the more we all benefit!
Question “Do I need to collect sales taxes?"
Answer : Unless your business is in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon the answer is yes.

If your business sells a product or provides a service that is taxable, you will need to set up a process to collect and pay sales taxes and file sales tax returns periodically. This involves registering with the state, determining your tax rates, setting up a process to collect taxes and sending reports and remitting payments to the state. More information can be found for SD businesses at or for NE businesses at
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.
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