On Tuesday, Mount Marty College announced plans to construct a new fieldhouse on the college’s campus in Yankton. Construction of the fieldhouse is slated to begin in the spring of 2019. 

The $15 million, 100,000 square foot fieldhouse, which is scheduled for completion in July of 2020, promises to be a showpiece on the MMC campus as well as a hotbed of activity for community and collegiate events. The facility will offer a host of elements including a 74,000 square foot event space with a 200-meter, eight-lane track as well as a 7,500 square foot weight training and fitness facility which will be open to both the MMC and Yankton community members through a proposed partnership with GreatLIFE. 
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,

March Food Challenge Now Live!

Thank you to all Chamber members who are participating in the March Food Challenge. This challenge will function just like February's food challenge, except the public will need to turn in 8 receipts instead of 6 (we got a late start in February) and will feature beef and pork. Learn all about it here.

If you'd like to participate for April and/or May, please call us at (605) 665-3636.

Thank you Yankton City Manager Amy Leon and Yankton County Commission Chairman Dan Klimisch for presenting during the first 2019 State of the Community luncheon. Thank you to the following sponsors who made this event possible, and to Minervas for the delicious pork loin meal. It was a very informational event with a great turnout!
National Consumer Protection Week
It is National Consumer Protection Week , and NorthWestern Energy is continuing its efforts to educate customers on how they can guard against falling victim to imposter utility scams.

“Our Customer Service Representatives receive calls every week from customers reporting scam activity,” said NorthWestern Energy Director of Customer Interaction John Thurmond. “This is a terrible and expensive crime and the more we can do to raise awareness the better it is for all of us.”

NorthWestern Energy is a member of Utilities United Against Scams, a consortium of 125 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas companies and their respective trade associations, which works across the industry with regulators, law enforcement, and other telecommunications partners to stop scams targeting utility customers.

In 2018, UUAS and its member companies helped to shut down more than 2,000 toll-free numbers used by scammers to target utility customers. NorthWestern Energy has successfully shutdown hundreds of the numbers with the help of customers who report the phone numbers would-be scammers tell them to call back on to make a “payment.”
“We report that number and the carrier is notified,” said Thurmond. “There is an investigation and if the number is being used for fraud, it is shut down.”

Find tips on recognizing importer utility scams at  www.utilitiesunited.org .

Sherwin-Williams Manager Retires

Thank you and best wishes to longtime Sherwin-Williams manager Randy Kaiser! He will be retiring after 21 years with SW of Yankton. Congratulations!
Edward Jones Supports United Way

Our local Edward Jones financial advisors have been a huge support of United Way of Greater Yankton programs and the 2019 Community Campaign. They have contributed both financially and through volunteering for the betterment of our community.
United Way Holds Annual Meeting

United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Mount Marty College, sharing the impact and success of the past year, and thanking those who make it happen.

New Hy-Vee Store Director

Ben Conway, the new Hy-Vee store director, took over at the Yankton store early this month after former store director Tonya Graff retired. Welcome back to Yankton, Ben!

Photo By P&D
Demolition in Progress for Super Casey's

Workers from Slowey Construction began the task of tearing down the former Bomgaars building at 23rd and Broadway Thursday to make way for a new Super Casey’s story. This project is expected to be completed later this year.

Photo By P&D
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Wednesday, March 13 at 3:00 pm
Century 21 Building - Lower Level
1701 Broadway Avenue

2019 Fam Day Event

Fam Day will take place on  May 9, 2019  during National Travel and Tourism Week. This year's event will be bigger and better, providing fantastic learning opportunities for tourism industry members. If you interact with visitors, you'll want to be at this training!

Event Highlights
  • Keynote Speaker: Nationally-renowned customer service trainer and author Laurie Guest specializes in customer service, staff development and improving customer engagement.
  • Marketing Seminar: Experts from the South Dakota Department of Tourism and Lawrence & Schiller will host a seminar that will delve into effective research, analytics and marketing tactics.
  • Google & TripAdvisor Seminar: Learn the benefits of updating your Google and TripAdvisor listings and how easy it is to make improvements and drive more visitors to your business or attraction.
  • Trade Show: Tourism partners are invited to set up a booth to showcase the fantastic attractions and businesses in and around the Yankton area. (Free to BBB/BID or Chamber members)
Great Plains Writers Tour
Wednesday, March 6
10:00 am - 8:15 pm
Mount Marty College
1105 West 8th Street
LINC: Prom of the Ages FUNdraiser
Saturday, March 9
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Elks Lodge
504 W. 27th Street
Power of Civility
Thursday, March 21
10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Avera Professional Office Pavilion
Registration Required
Joseph Hall as Elvis
Saturday, April 20
Elks Lodge
504 W. 27th Street
Question : “ What is the chart of accounts?"
Answer : The chart of accounts is a list of accounts that is used to categorize every financial transaction that your business generates. Your chart of accounts will reflect your entire operation which is why it is considered the backbone of your bookkeeping system. Accounting software usually comes with a preset list of accounts but, as your businesses grows, you will need to modify your list. But only set up accounts that you need and don’t over categorize. Keep them generic.  Learn more here!
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
View the latest report from the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry on how the 2019 SD Legislative Session is going.

(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.)
15 th  Annual Business Caucus Results

The business community assembled in Pierre to learn about the issues facing the legislature and had the opportunity to talk to the public servants who make the ultimate decisions on those issues. 

Below is a link to the 15 th  annual Business Caucus held during the Chamber’s Business Day at the Legislature. During Business Caucus chamber members and guests are asked multiple choice questions and they select answers using their cell phone or tablets. 
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.
2019 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