Cracker Barrel Recap

Thank you to our sponsors, state representatives, and to all who attended our first Cracker Barrel Legislative Coffee event this past Saturday! It was a great event that gave our representatives a chance to field questions and report back on how the 2019 SD Legislative Session is starting out.

Mark your calendars for our next Cracker Barrel happening February 2.
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:
Expanding Rural Broadband
Extending Pheasant Habitat
Economic Development and The Next Big Thing
Improving Education & Developing Our Workforce
Battling Meth
Foster Care - Every Child Needs a Home
Growing Agriculture
Making Government More Transparent
Craig Kennedy, Senate | (605) 773-3851 |
Jean Hunhoff, House | (605) 773-3851 |
Ryan Cwach, House | (605) 773-3851 |
Get the latest updates from Dr. Wayne Kindle, Yankton School District Superintendent!

School Finance 101/School Audit
Boys and Girls Club
Yankton School District Tuition-Free Preschool
Stand Up for School Safety Program
Road Conditions
Superintendent Presentations
FNB Accepting Community Development Grant Applications

First National Bank is issuing a request for proposals for its upcoming Community Development grant cycle, focused on programs related to stable housing, neighborhood revitalization and strong local economies.

RTEC Receives Donation for Laser Upgrade

The board of the Chopper Johnson Foundation recently voted to donate $1,600 to help RTEC upgrade to a 30-watt laser in its engraver. 

Photo By Yankton Daily P&D
Yankton Boys & Girls Club Hires New Executive Director

The Boys & Girls Club of Yankton has hired Josh Klimek as its new executive director. Klimek will be leading the team working with the members of the traditional 1st-5th Grade Club, Teen Center and the Academy at Stewart Elementary and St. Ben’s Elementary.

Big Friend, Little Friend & YSD

Seventeen big friends are ready to make 17 little friends through the new partnership between the Yankton School District and United Way. The two entities have begun matching volunteer mentors and students from Stewart and Webster Elementary Schools for a pilot Big Friend Little Friend (BFLF) in-school mentoring program.

Photo By Yankton Daily P&D
Discovery Church Spreads the Spirit of MLK

Discovery Church celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. a day earlier than the federal holiday to honor the life of Dr. King. The event ties into a second effort that the church is making about reaching out into some of the communities of color within our community.

Photo By Yankton Daily P&D
First Dakota National Bank Helps Furloughed Federal Employees

FDNB is currently offering a no-fee, no-interest (loan) program for federal workers who aren't getting paid in the bank's service communities to help offset the losses these workers are experiencing due to the government shutdown. Under the program, federal employees can be loaned up to 90 days of their take-home pay.

Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00 am
2020 Elm Street STE 10

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

A pplied Engineering & Freeman Company Expansion Ribbon Cutting

Friday, January 25 at 11:00 am
2008 E. Hwy 50

YANKTON is the destination for 2019 RASDak!

Ride Across South Dakota (RASDak) announces its 7th year, 7 day, 7 overnight stops bicycle tour. RASDAK Round Up 2019—more than just a bike ride. 

RASDak Round Up 2019 will begin its tour in Custer, SD on June 2, 2019. Cyclists will overnight in Hot Springs, Red Cloud, Martin, Mission, Gregory, and Wagner. The 469/504 mile tour will end June 8, on the historic Meridian Bridge in Yankton, SD. RASDak 2019 will showcase the rich diversity of natural terrain making up South Dakota. 

Manitou Job Fair
Thursday, January 24
1:00 - 5:00 pm
900 Ferdig Avenue

Meridian District Blizzard Walk
Friday & Saturday, February 8-9
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meridian District Businesses
Saturday, February 9
3:30 - 6:30 pm
800 Archery Lane
Hosted By Services Center FCU

Citizens of the Year Reception
Sunday, February 24 at 1:30 pm
Yankton Elks Lodge
504 W. 27th Street

Question  :   "Is it ok to include personal finances with the business?"
Answer  You should always keep your personal finances separate from your business. When you start your own business, you are usually responsible for pretty much everything, which includes bookkeeping. To make life easier for yourself, a fundamental tactic to avoid a lot of confusion in the long run is to set up a separate bank account for your company. Doing this will save you a great deal of time and energy when accounting for your expenses.
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