See You Tuesday Evening
for the Chamber Social & Annual Awards Event!

Location: The Brewery
200 Walnut Street, Yankton
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to see member posts and photos shared during the event.
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.

Meridian District Director Hired

Yankton's Meridian District has hired a new executive director, Jessica Scott.

The position, previously held by Mollie Grey, will be spearheading district-focused projects, events and communication with the public and district property owners and retailers.

Yankton School District Teacher of the Year Candidates
School Safety Message
Elementary Students Get Sneak Preview! - Seussical: The Musical!
School Board Agenda - Public Request for Agenda Item
Academics + Activities = Excellence!
Faithful Readers - Writing Ideas Are Welcome!
Superintendent Presentations

The Chamber sends condolences to the friends and family of John Benson who passed away March 16, 2018.

Condolences can be sent to Bridget and Danny Benson at 619 Augustana Lane and Carmen Bodden at 2800 Broadway #59.

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

1MC City Commission Candidate Forum
Wednesday, March 28
9:00 - 10:00 am
Gathering Grounds - Discovery Church

Power Hour Community & Business Learning: Common Online Marketing Mistakes & How to Fix
Wednesday, March 28
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Yankton Community Library

A Gathering of Friends
Saturday, March 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LilyCrest - Meridian District

Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 31
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fox Run Golf Course

Meredith Publications Editorial Tradeshow Recap
Yankton was recently represented at the Meredith Publications Editorial Tradeshow!

Yankton CVB, with the help of Counterfeit Catering and 6th Meridian Hops Farm, had a stunning display that caught the attention of national publication editors, like Better Homes and Gardens. We were able to promote businesses, attractions and experiences that are unique to Yankton in one-on-one tradeshow style meetings.

We were excited to learn that the SD Department of Tourism is hosting a fam tour with some of the editors from Midwest Living in late spring, and they will be spending time in Yankton to learn about our attractions and recreation opportunities!
Question : “How important is it to have video on my Facebook page? "
Answer : You're probably already aware of how important video content is to Facebook marketing. One of the best ways to maximize Facebook's tools is to use their live video feature. I'm sure the sounds of that suggestion makes you very nervous, self-conscious and hesitant, but consumers want to hear from you, and Facebook Live videos get a significant amount of views! According to  Livestream stats , 82% of brand audiences prefer live video over any other form of social media posts.

If you’re waiting to be able to shoot ‘good quality video,’ you’re missing out on huge reach potential. You don’t need video to be professionally shot for it to be effective. In actuality, consumers want real, behind the scenes footage to feel more connected to your brand or service.

Use live video to reveal a new product or promotion, to give tips in your niche or show behind-the-scenes teasers. Just keep the video short (30 seconds or less), be energetic, and have fun with it!
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.
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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!
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