Yankton - A Sunny State of Great!

It's time to celebrate the GREAT year our Yankton community has experienced! Join us for the 2019 Annual Chamber Social & Awards Night where we will celebrate the highlights of the last year and thank our members and volunteers who contribute to the success of the Chamber, along with the success of the entire Yankton business community.

Come relax and mingle with other Yankton Chamber members over drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres, and help us congratulate this year's award winners. 

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Marty College (Roncalli Main & South Dining Rooms)
Tickets: $50/person

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 14

Be a Sponsor

Get recognition for your business by being a sponsor of this event.

Sponsors Receive:
Business Logo on Program's Event Webpage
Business Logo on Event Signage
Recognition on Facebook Event
Recognition in All Pre-Event Promotions

Sponsorships Levels:
$300 - Includes 2 Event Tickets
$650 - Includes 4 Event Tickets
$1,000 - Includes VIP Seating & 8 Tickets

Give the Chamber a call at (605) 665-3636 to talk about options,

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/chamber@yanktonsd.com 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!
Click below for updates from the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry on how the 2019 SD Legislative Session is going.

This issue contains:
Halftime Report
Bill Updates

(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.)
Hear from the Yankton School District superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle on updates with YSD.

This issue contains:
Legislative Coffees
School Finance 101
CY North Parking Log $125,000 Donation
School Board Meetings
Yankton School District Tuition-Free Preschool
Superintendent Presentations
Yankton B&G Club Changes Age Requirements

Josh Klimek, executive director of Yankton’s Boys & Girls Club, said the change limiting first graders to the Academy is necessary but hopes they will be able to return to the traditional club when space issues are resolved. 

Photo By P&D
Bender Family Gives $1M to MMC

The Bender family has gifted $1 million to Mount Marty College in honor of the late Charlie Bender, for renovations to Laddie E. Cimpl Arena and an endowed scholarship for business students.

Photo By P&D
Habitat for Humanity ED Steps Down

Julie Dykstra, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Clay and Yankton Counties, will step down at the end of June to spend more time with family and volunteering in the community.

Photo By P&D
First Chiropractic Recognized

The work that First Chiropractic accomplished on improving patient care, satisfaction, and reducing costs through better utilization of the electronic health software the clinic uses garnered the clinic an invitation to attend a national conference hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore earlier this month.

Photo By P&D
VFW Post 791 Recognized

Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs (ASHMB) residents and their families have had more social activities to enjoy thanks to the involvement of VFW Post 791 and its Military Order of the Cootie.

We are so excited to have  Case Roth , YHS senior, as our intern this semester. Case will be visiting Chamber member locations, taking photos, and helping us work on a few different upcoming campaigns.
He's a total go-getter and we are fortunate to have his ideas and energy to better our Chamber organization!
Recent Ribbon Cuttings

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

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

5:30 - 9:00 PM | Registration is Now Open
Mount Marty College Roncalli Main & South Dining Rooms
Find more information at the beginning of this newsletter!
Westroads Mall Partners:

It's time to update your printed and digital materials in our location in Omaha Westroads Mall space. It is getting a great amount of traffic and views, and now is the time to get Kasi fresh materials for 2019.
Medicare Educational Event
Tuesday, February 26
5:15 - 6:50 pm
Missouri River Associates
124 Walnut Street
Stay Safe Online Class
Wednesday, February 27
2:00 pm
Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street
Beef & Beer Pairing
Thursday, March 14
7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Copper Room
222 1/2 West 3rd Street
Spring Craft Show
March 29-31
Yankton Mall
2101 Broadway Avenue
Question : “  A vendor I'm working with is asking that my logo be in a vector format. What does that mean?"
Answer : An image in a vector format is made up of lines and paths as opposed to raster images which are comprised of dots. (Think font vs. photograph.) Vector images are smooth and clean, and can be scaled from very small to very large without becoming pixelated and losing quality.

If someone is asking you for a vector format, they typically need your logo in one of these file types: .ai, .pdf, .eps, or .svg. If you don't have one of these file types, contact the designer who created your logo or your marketing department. If neither of these are an option, you may need to have your logo recreated as a vector file. Contact a commercial printer or graphic designer for this service.

It can all get a little confusing, so keep this  cheatsheet close by to reference when needed.
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