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.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2019 State of the Community series.
Click below for details.
Sign up for the March Food Challenge!

We are currently inviting all Chamber members who serve food to sign up for the March Food Challenge. The challenge will function just like February's food challenge, and will feature beef and pork. Learn all about it here.

Call or email us at (605) 665-3636/ to secure your spot.

You should have received your 2019 Chamber Member Window Cling in the mail recently.

We encourage you to take a photo of the cling in your entrance window and either send it our way or share it on social media! Make sure to tag Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and tell the world that you're a proud Chamber member!
SBA 504 Business Loan Rates Continue to Drop!

Construction Season is almost here, now is the perfect time to secure financing for new and existing businesses! And, with the SBA 504 rates dropping again in the February Sale – now is the time to take advantage of 10, 20 and 25 year fixed rate loans! 
Contact South Dakota Development Corporation at 605-275- 1504  or email  or
February 2019 rates:
10 year: 5.064%
20 year: 4.646%
25 year: 4.771%
*The 10 year rate is only sold every other month.
Call the South Dakota Development Corporation at 1-605-275-1 504  to discuss how the SBA 504 Fixed Asset Loan Guaranty Program can help more South Dakota Businesses achieve their dreams.
2019 L&C Home Show Booth Registration

Local area businesses are encouraged to participate in the 14 th  Annual Home Show, March 9 th  and 10 th  at the Archery Center in Yankton. Registration deadline is February 20 th , 2019. To receive a registration form please contact: 605-661-7215,
Valentine’s Day "Community Support Sack" Distribution

Yankton Catholic Respect for Life delivered 200 totes filled with toiletries to Pathways Shelter for the Homeless, River City Domestic Violence Center (RCDV) and the Human Services Center (HSC) Thursday.

Photo By P&D
YAPG Annual Meeting

During YAPG’s recent 2019 Annual Meeting, the group took a little time to highlight their successes. One of the biggest successes that Stephenson cited was Dive In Yankton’s effective campaign to build a new aquatic center — a project to which YAPG contributed.

Photo By P&D
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

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

Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Wednesday, February 13
1101 Broadway Avenue, Ste. 115B

The 2019-2020 Yankton Visitor Guide is available both online and in print!

Get a handful to display in your location so people know all about the amazing things there are to do while they are in town.

Pick yours up at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center (803 E. 4th Street) M-F between 8 am and 5 pm, or call Kasi to make arrangements.

Chislic Feed
Wednesday, February 27
5:00 - 7:00 pm
VFW Post 791
209 Cedar Street
Feed Your Mind - Women's Sufferage Movement
Friday, March 1
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Mead Cultural Education Center
82 Mickelson Drive
12th Annual Wine & Dine Event
Saturday, March 2
5:30 - 8:30 pm
The Center
900 Whiting Drive
OSHA Competent Person Training
March 12 & 13
1200 W. 21st Street
Question : “ What should I use: single-entry or double-entry bookkeeping?”
Cheryl's Answer :When you start a small business, one of your first financial decisions must be whether you are going to use single or double-entry bookkeeping. If finance isn't your strong point, you're likely not looking forward to dealing with the accounting side of the business. However, businesses need to keep a detailed accounting of their financial transactions. This process is known as bookkeeping. The survival of the business depends on the owner’s ability to establish good accounting practices.  Learn more here!
Be informed! Follow Senate and House bills at  and contact your District 18 legislators with your thoughts and concerns.
Craig Kennedy, Senate | (605) 773-3851 |
Jean Hunhoff, House | (605) 773-3851 |
Ryan Cwach, House | (605) 773-3851 |
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