Registration is now open for our first State of the Community luncheon of 2019!
This event will feature the City of Yankton and Yankton County. Guest speakers will be City Manager Amy Leon and County Commissioner Dan Klimisch.

Doors open at 11:30 am | Lunch is served at 11:45 am | Speakers begin at 12:00 pm

Tickets to this event are $20 each and include a plated lunch provided by Minervas Grill & Bar . The deadline to purchase your tickets for this event is Wednesday, February 21 at noon.

We are looking for sponsors for our 2019 State of the Community series.
Click below for details.
The Yankton Chamber has launched a food challenge to get consumers out and eating at our member eateries!

A separate challenge will take place in February, March, April, and May. Each month will feature a different food and will offer a drawing for a prize of $10 gift cards to each of the participating locations. We encourage all Chamber members who serve food to participate in this challenge to boost traffic and increase sales!

The February locations are already set, but if you'd like to participate in March's, April's or May's challenge, please let us know.

Click on the poster above to learn more.
Unwanted calls – including illegal and spoofed robocalls - are the FCC's top consumer complaint and consumer protection priority. The Yankton Chamber has recently been dealing with this issue and we remind you to always be on guard for suspicious calls or emails.

If any call or email you receive from the Yankton Chamber seems strange, please call us to verify before giving out any information or clicking on any links.
Now that the 2019 SD Legislative Session has officially begun, we look forward to updates from the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and will pass the information along to our members.

This issue contains:
Guns in Trunks Again
Workforce Solutions

(The Yankton Chamber is a member of the state South Dakota Chamber & Industry. The positions within this newsletter are those of the state chamber and may differ from local positions.)
Yankton College Offers Scholarships

Perpetuating its mission and beliefs in higher education, Yankton College announces the number of scholarship opportunities available within the Yankton College Scholarship Program for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.

Cutts Farms Aims to Mend Fences

Jay Cutts recently hosted an open house in one of his new hog barns east of Yankton. The Cutts family held the open house as a way to answer questions and give people a glimpse of the operation.

Bomgaars Gives to Avera Sacred Heart Foundation

All 85 Bomgaars locations hosted a "Ladies' Night", including the Yankton location. The event was to raise awareness of women's health issues, and a portion of the proceeds was donated to the Avera Sacred Heart Foundation to assist patients at the Avera Cancer Institute Yankton during their care journey.
YMC Wears Red

The first Friday in February, which is designated as American Heart Month, is National Wear Red Day. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in America, causing one of every three deaths, according to the American Heart Association. Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. physicians and employees chose to Wear Red for Women to help bring awareness about heart disease.

Ben Jensen Dental Gives Back

For the past decade, Ben Jensen Dental has promoted Children’s Dental Health Month during the month of February. This year, the team will visit more than 200 students in the third grade, preschool, and Boys & Girls Club classrooms promoting the importance of good oral hygiene. The class visits will focus on brushing and flossing properly, tips on eating healthy and avoiding cavities, and encouraging regular dental visits.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 am
1101 Broadway Avenue, Ste. 115B



Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 am
Yankton Chamber Building
803 East 4th Street


Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Wednesday, February 6 at 1:30 pm
714 Mulberry St. Ft. Knox Storage building)



W almart E-Commerce Pickup Site Unveiling

Thursday, February 7
3001 Broadway Avenue


Friday, February 8 at 10:00 am
300 West 3rd Street



For the next several months Visit Yankton will be working on updating the content on  VisitYanktonSD.com (Deadline May 1) .

Please take a moment to visit our website, find the page(s) that feature your business, attraction or event and verify that the content is up-to-date.

If you have hi-resolution photography that you'd like to have added to your page,  please upload here .

If you have questions about this project, please reach out to Tanner at  Tanner@yanktonsd.com  or 605-665-3636.

First Dakota AgriVisions 2019
Thursday, February 21
6:30 pm
Best Western Kelly Inn
1607 E. HWY 50
Spring Fashion Show
Saturday, March 9
6:00 pm
DIGS - Meridian District
110 West 3rd Street
Question: "Can I get a government grant to start or grow my business?"

Sue's Answer  : The federal government generally offers grants only to nonprofits, educational institutions and state and local governments, not private businesses. Free money for business is rare and difficult to find. The old adage, “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is”, holds true when seeking grant funding.
Be informed! Follow Senate and House bills at  www.sdlegislature.gov  and contact your District 18 legislators with your thoughts and concerns.
Craig Kennedy, Senate | (605) 773-3851 | craig.kennedy@sdlegislature.gov
Jean Hunhoff, House | (605) 773-3851 | jean.hunhoff@sdlegislature.gov
Ryan Cwach, House | (605) 773-3851 | ryan.cwach@sdlegislature.gov
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 -  Barb Rezac;  Vice President -  James Grotenhuis; Secretary/Treasurer - Ashli Danilko;
Past President - Becky Souchek; Board Members -  Cheryl Beck - Shawn Brock - Lee Gill - Kami Guthmiller
Lacey Johnson - Mike Krajewski - Jason Larsen - Cynthia Miller - Stephanie Moser - Tom Schroeder - Todd Woods