And after you've finished voting, stop by the:
The Chamber is celebrating 47 new members in 2017! FORTY-SEVEN!
22 of these new members will have displays to share information about their businesses.

Come chat with these new members, find out what they have to offer, share what you have to offer, and help us welcome them to our strong Yankton Chamber network, all while enjoying free appetizers and a cash bar.

April 10, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Old Mill (104 Capital Street, Yankton)
No Registration Required
Join us for a recap of the SD Legislative Session with David Owen on
Tuesday, April 17!

Breakfast is optional, but registration by Thursday, April 12 is required.
It seems we are at a time in society where it is easy to be negative. Too often we overlook the positives because a decision or negotiation didn’t go our way. For instance, the comment of “crumbs” from the new tax reform but those “crumbs” are more money in our pockets. Could it be more? Yes. Could it be less? Yes. Negativity creates more negativity and I will stay positive and talk about the successes.

How Does the Tax Act Benefit Small Business?
Federal tax reform for small businesses is no longer a dream. The newly passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—supported by NFIB once provisions were made to support small business—will provide significant tax relief to many small businesses across the country. Relief could come in multiple forms including reduced individual tax rates, estate tax relief, and cash accounting. Learn More Here! *Information Courtesy of NFIB*
Becker Body Shop
to the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce!

Contact them at 665-5925 for your automotive body repair needs.

City Commission Candidate Forum Live Video
If you missed last Thursday’s Chamber/Media City Commission Candidate Forum, watch it on the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page!
Retirement Open House for
Vernon Arens, DGR
Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 pm

River City Domestic Violence Center
Denim Day 2018
April 25, 2018

Keep Yankton Beautiful
Great American Cleanup
Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am
Meet at Memorial Park

Services Center Federal Credit Union
Community Shred Day
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1:00 - 6:00 pm
609 West 21st Street
Interested to hear how the Yankton Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes our great city and everything it has to offer?

Yankton CVB utilizes creative partnerships to make the most out of marketing dollars. Come hear details from Kasi about this effort at 1 Million Cups THIS WEDNESDAY!

9:00 - 10:00 am | Discovery Church (205 West 3rd Street) | Free and Open to the Public

Can't be there? Watch live on 1 Million Cups Yankton Facebook page.
To kick off the start of the Peak Tourism Season, the Yankton CVB will host a
Familiarization Day for the Tourism Industry on National Travel Rally Day,
Tuesday May 8th . Beginning at 11 am running through 3 pm the event will take place at The Brewery in Yankton's beautiful Meridian District.

The idea behind the event is to create a one-stop shop for local tourism industry partners to gain a knowledgeable & comprehensive overview of the local attractions, businesses, amenities and events that are available in and around the Greater Yankton Area.

Anyone in the local tourism industry is invited to host a table at the event. Tables will be provided and there is NO COST for Yankton Chamber members or Yankton BBB contributors to participate in this event. Non-Chamber members are asked to pay a
$50 registration fee.

Download  registration form  or simply contact  Kasi  to register.

Did you know it matters to your customers that you’re a chamber member?

It’s true! A study by the Schapiro Group found that when consumers know a business is a member of the local chamber, that business enjoys a 49% increase in favorability, a 73% increase in awareness, and consumers are 80% more likely to purchase from that business in the future.

Did you get that? 80% more likely to purchase. So let everyone know you are a proud member of the chamber. Put it on your website, your emails, shout it out on social media, put it in your window! And reap the rewards. It’s your membership…own it!
Question : “What is a manager's first responsibility?"
Answer :
Every manager knows the value of a satisfied, loyal and productive employee. Successful organizations create a culture where internal quality is a priority. The value of internal quality is a concept proven long ago by Harvard Business School research. Those organizations appreciate there is more to employee satisfaction than a pay check, so they often create and adhere to strict management practices that strengthen the relationship between managers and their direct reports.When employees, at any level, like the work they do, the people they work with and the organization they work for, they are often satisfied. This satisfaction at work begets employee loyalty and loyalty generates productivity. Open, frequent, employee-focused attention is the first step in developing internal quality. This is leadership’s first responsibility. The only results are employees who become disciples for your organization, not ones who speak poorly of the company after they leave!
HR Heaven or Hell -
Job Description Details

HR Consultant, Suzi Lemen tells you what you should include in an employee job description and how you can get this right to protect 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