Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
December 2020 Newsletter


Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce, Pierre Convention & Visitors Bureau & Pierre Economic Development Corporation E-News


This is the electronic version of the Pierre Area Chamber's December 2020 newsletter.

Life is good on the river,
The Staff at the
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

In This Issue
2020 Chamber Board of Directors
  
Executive Board
Meredith Lee - President,
Lee Real Estate
Thomas Allerdings - Vice President, ClubHouse Hotel & Suites
Angie Bollweg - Secretary,
Sanford Health
Melissa Puepke - Treasurer
First Dakota National Bank
Jennifer Anderson - Past President, Anderson, Nill & Associates
 
Board Members
Steve Bass
Edgewood Senior Living
Chris McConnell
Black Hills FCU
Aaron Fabel
Oahe YMCA
Kristie Maher
SD Discovery Center
Jodie Hickman Anderson
Strategic Association Services
Dennis Rounds
Consultant
Tori Reeves
BankWest
Pam Metzinger
Branding Iron Bistro
Jamie Maher
Maher Dental Clinic
Tanner Kost
Dakota Prairie Bank

Ex-Officio Members
Ron Wagner, PEDCO President
Pierre Mayor Steve Harding
Ft. Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson
 
2020 PEDCO Board of Directors
  
Ron Wagner - Chair 
First National Bank
Andy Hubbart - Chair-Elect
BankWest
Mark Anderson - Secretary
SD Department of Labor
Kim Easland - Treasurer
American Bank & Trust
Doug Abraham
May, Adam Law Firm
Rick Dockter
Ameriprise Financial
Zach Clark
Clark Insurance
Dawn Morris
Morris Inc.
Kim Olson
Sen. Mike Rounds Office
Prakash Saripalli
My3Tech
Karl Richards
Avera Medical Associates
Damon Wheelhouse
Allied Plumbing & Heating
Gordon Woods
SD Intrastate Pipeline

Liaisons - Annual Appointment
Jamie Huizenga
Pierre City Commission
Meredith Lee
Chamber of Commerce
Kristi Honeywell
Pierre City Administrator
Norm Weaver
Hughes County Commission

Administration
Jim Protexter
Chief Operating Officer
Alicia Fabel
Administrative Asst.
 

 








President's Report
Meredith Lee, Chamber Board President
Remember in May, when it felt like the days were dragging on? We were working, homeschooling, stressed out, scared, and maybe eating and drinking more than we should? I thought 2020 would never end. Now here we are! The last half of the year just happened, and I haven't quite caught my breath. We have become experts at adapting. We mastered Zoom, we found touch free solutions to problems we didn't even know existed, and we figured out how to cut things out of our lives that don't make sense. If you think about it, we crammed like 5 years of a strategic plan into 5 months. We did this for our business, our home, and our social lives. It is kind of cool if you think about it. I think there are a lot of things we gave up that we aren't that sad about. And we found out what matters the most. The people. The friends and family, customers and clients, and our co-workers. My year as the Chamber president showed me this too. We can trade in monthly meetings and promote more outdoor activities and we can keep focusing on the people in our area. I am truly in awe watching Jamie, Katie, Mallory, Tia, and Alicia work. We asked the world of our Chamber staff. We asked to keep what we had going on, improve other areas, cut expenses, expand our reach, track down programs to help businesses and individuals, and to literally reinvent the way we've always done things. We've called on our board to make big decisions. It wasn't the year I expected when I got to become the president. I wanted to do something cool with my time here. I wanted to make some magic happen. But the magic was already here. The board, the staff, and the community more than rose to the challenges. I'm so proud of where we were, where we are, and where we are going. So as weird as it sounds, 2020 has been an incredible year.

Tell Congress That Small Business Needs More Relief to Survive COVID-19
Tell your Congressional reps that Small Business needs additional funding and support to survive. With the letter link below, you can encourage South Dakota congressmen to support financial and legal protections, and workforce development for small businesses, their employees, and the chambers of commerce and organizations who help them thrive. It is imperative that we help small businesses recover and get back up to full speed. The economy of our communities, states and nation depend on it.

Use this link https://tinyurl.com/SSBCnov and you can send your letter to Mike Rounds, John Thune and Dusty Johnson in just one click. 

Thank you for helping to save and reinvigorate our small business communities nationwide. #savesmallbusiness #SSBC


PPP Forgiveness Tax Guidance
The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS issued guidance on Nov.18 further clarifying that:
  • Expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans will not be deductible; and
  • Borrowers whose PPP forgiveness is at least partially denied, or who opt to forgo forgiveness, may deduct such expenses in the tax year they decide to forgo the forgiveness. Read more.
Read Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's related
Small Business Administration Opportunities
 

Pierre Mayor Steve Harding's Report
The holidays are here -the season of giving!

As you're thinking about what you're going to wrap up for your loved ones this year, I offer a couple of recommendations.

First, think about the gifts you can purchase here in town. Presents bought in Pierre are not only great for the receiver, they're the gift that keeps on giving. Every dollar spent locally turns over an average of seven times in the community. That means it helps out another handful of businesses and feeds into our local quality of life. The businesses benefit from the profit piece of the sale, and your ongoing benefit comes from the tax piece of the sale. Remember, local sales tax funds your streets, parks, and police.

With the exception of a little discomfort, my second recommendation costs you very little. Give a gift to yourself and to your community by following the COVID-19 safety guidelines. That means washing your hands often, staying home when you're sick, social distancing, and wearing a mask when you can't social distance.

I too enjoy holiday gatherings, grazing through a buffet of holiday cookies, and handing out hugs and handshakes to all the friends and relatives I only see during the holidays. But this year, I'm committed to giving my family and my community the gift of safety. I wear a mask when I'm in retail businesses. I wear a mask when I visit my parents. I wear a mask when I'm around people with compromised immune systems. And I wear a mask when I can't social distance.

I recommend and encourage you to do the same; give the gift of a healthy holiday season.

Enjoy your holidays and stay well!


It is more important than ever for businesses to be able to stay open, and to help consumers to feel safe and confident while patronizing their establishment. Take the pledge to get industry-specific guidance to ensure best practices are being followed. You will also receive a pledge decal sticker to display in your business - visually signifying to customers and visitors alike that you value and prioritize their health and wellness. 
Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson's Report
One positive thing about this pandemic is that residents have rediscovered shopping at home. Please continue the habit as you are doing your Christmas shopping. Buy as much as possible in Fort Pierre and support your local businesses.
  • Camper accessories from Chase Auto & RV.
  • Gift cards for food, beverage, or hardware from Lynn's Dakotamart
  • Gift cards for dining out from Drifters Bar & Grille, Perkins, Silver Spur Restaurant, Chateau Lounge, Chuckwagon or Pizza Ranch
  • Gift card for fuel, food or beverage from Dakotamart, Cowboy Country Store, Yesway, Casey's General Store or Metro City
  • Pendleton bags, scarves, gloves, hats, mugs, wallets, socks, towels, blankets, shirts, and jackets at Dakota Emporium; also mesquite lamps inlaid with turquoise and adorned with copper shades.
  • Women's clothing and jewelry, Ariat men's shirts and jeans, unique footwear at Total Beauty
  • Cinch and Wyoming Traders apparel, Twisted X and Bogs footwear, ropes, tack, gloves, purses, gifts and cards at Tammy's Tack (new location behind Pizza Ranch)
  • Auto detailing certificate from Catlin's Car Clinic
  • Oil change certificate from WWW Tire or Ray's Garage
  • Laptops, desktops, monitors, or tablets from Wind Circle
  • Bicentennial items (Fort Pierre history book, ornaments, mugs, shotglasses, book bags, t-shirts) at the Log Cabin.
  • Fort Pierre cookbooks, trail maps, prints, greeting cards, t-shirts and sweatshirts sold by the Verendrye Museum at the Log Cabin.
  • Furniture, appliances, and home décor at Bad River Furniture
  • Heated handgrips for 4 wheelers, motorcycle covers, MC and ATV service kits at Prairie ATV
  • Cell phone accessories, mugs, frames, hats, gloves, wall décor, candles, and various Christmas items at Shane's Pharmacy
  • Christmas decorations, toys, clothing, household décor, gift wrap and bags at Family Dollar
  • Green Mountain grills, barbecue accessories, and seasonings at Sioux Nation
  • Guns and ammunition at Teton River Traders
  • Golf certificate and goose hunts from Dunes Golf Course
  • Certificates for dog and cat grooming at Bow Wow Meow Pet Clinic
  • Custom leather tack, purses, wallets, checkbook covers, etc. at Buckin Swank Leather
  • Rodeo-related items (jewelry, artwork, wine, books) and many products from local artisans at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center gift shop
  • Gift cards/certificates from any of the above!!

Happy shopping! From all of us with the City of Fort Pierre, we wish you a happy and healthy Christmas.


 
Capital City Economy
August 2020
Current Month
Same Month 2019
Percent Change
2020 YTD
2019 YTD
Percent Change
CITY TAX RECEIPTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pierre 2%
$708,408
$721,741
-1.8%
$5,437,777
$5,231,586
3.9%
Pierre 1% BBB
$49,319
$51,789
-4.8%
$332,236
$356,849
-6.9%
Fort Pierre 2%
$111,779
$115,012
-2.8%
$831,600
$780,104
6.6%
Fort Pierre 1% BBB
$11,991
$13,357
-10.2%
$73,376
$81,077
-9.5%
OCCUPANCY TAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pierre BID #1
$16,602
$23,896
-30.5%
$102,902
$155,612
-33.9%
AIRPORT BOARDINGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
SkyWest
504
1,680
-70.0%
4,720
7,460
-36.7%
DAILY TRAFFIC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Missouri River Bridge
15,742
15,906
-1.0%
100,800
116,364
-13.4%
US 14 East of Pierre
3,492
3,429
1.8%
20,374
23,517
-13.4%
CITY OF PIERRE BUILDING PERMITS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential:
New Homes
Stick Built - Number
0
0
17
2
    Dollar Amount
$0
$0
0.0%
$3,708,126
$590,000
528.5%
Other* - Number
1
0
5
2
    Dollar Amount
$62,000
$0
0.0%
$192,001
$121,900
57.5%
Remodeling
Number
5
1
50
36
    Dollar Amount
$141,500
$9,300
1421.5%
$701,312
$319,912
119.2%
Commercial:
New Buildings
Number
1
0
6
5
    Dollar Amount
$125,000
$0
0.0%
$3,619,883
$5,738,340
-36.9%
Improvements
Number
2
6
19
29
    Dollar Amount
$15,838
$991,800
-98.4%
$968,220
$2,469,964
-60.8%
Total Permits**
Number
68
78
436
438
    Dollar Amount
$721,591
$1,301,852
-44.6%
$12,810,776
$12,168,707
5.3%
HUGHES COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential:
New Homes
Number
0
0
3
4
    Dollar Amount
$0
$0
0.0%
$795,059
$1,290,000
-38.4%
Other* - Number
0
0
2
1
    Dollar Amount
$0
$0
0.0%
$144,000
$122,000
18.0%
Remodeling
Number
1
7
18
66
    Dollar Amount
$18,000
$147,158
-87.8%
$278,198
$975,991
-71.5%
Commercial:
New Buildings
Number
0
0
0
1
    Dollar Amount
$0
$0
0.0%
$0
$278,000
0.0%
Improvements
Number
0
1
0
3
    Dollar Amount
$0
$25,000
0.0%
$0
$181,900
0.0%
Total Permits**
Number
5
13
55
94
    Dollar Amount
$188,024
$455,539
-58.7%
$2,205,715
$3,919,191
-43.7%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WORK FORCE              
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pierre MiSA***
Total Work Force
12,676
12,734
Total Employed
12,248
12,393
Total Unemployed
428
341
Unemployment Rate
3.4%
2.7%
* Includes multi-family, mobile and manufactured homes
** Includes residential, commercial, and all other permits.
*** Pierre Micropolitan Statistical Area includes Hughes & Stanley counties
Source: Pierre Economic Development Corporation Research

PEDCO Update on The Status of SD CARES Small Business Grant Applications Being Processed
  1. Applicants should expect to receive a check in mid-December if an application had all the required information and it is determined to be eligible for a grant.
  2. Should an additional piece of information be needed to complete the application, or when a clarification is required, the applicant will receive a request for that information at the email address used to apply for the grant.
  3. To avoid delay or possible rejection of a grant application, check that email address frequently, including junk/spam folders, to determine if a request for clarifying information has been sent. Businesses are strongly urged to respond promptly to any emails they receive to keep their application eligible.
  4. Applicants can check the status of their grant by logging into the grant portal at https://sdcovidhelp.force.com/Grants/s/login/. Use the email address and password used to apply for the grant to log-in. Click "APPLICATION" in the menu at the top left of the portal home page. Under the column "APPLICATION STATUS," if the status is shown as "RETURNED," applicants should immediately check their email, including junk/spam, to learn what information needs to be clarified.
  5. Delayed applications are still eligible for funding once the required information is clarified. However, all grant funds must be disbursed by December 30, which will be the last "drop dead" date of receiving a grant payment.
 
If you are unable to find an email regarding a "RETURNED" application, or need other assistance, call the SD CARES Grant Hotline at 605-937-7243 for assistance.

CVB Report
Tia Kafka, Convention & Visitors Bureau Director
The Chamber had the privilege of decorating a rotunda tree for Christmas at the Capitol. Our tree is sponsored by MIDCO in honor of Girls on the Run/Girls On Track.
Christmas at the Capitol is in full swing. The trees are on display from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, now through December 26, 2020. Invite family and friends to view the trees. I promise you will not be disappointed after seeing the beautiful displays. This year's theme is 'Deck the Halls.'

After looking at the trees, don't forget to check out the second annual 'Light up the Pierre Area' contest. A map of area residents happy to show off their home's lighting displays will be available on the Chamber Facebook page. Grab some hot chocolate, load up the family and take a driving tour. Don't forget to cast your vote online at pierre.org for your favorite homes!

The Pierre Convention & Visitors Bureau is finishing the marketing plan for 2021. We will be continuing with successful concepts that have remained in the plan for the past few years and will implement some new ideas as well. The marketing plan is an effective foundation to facilitate getting the word out to people interested in visiting our beautiful area.

Happy holidays to you all, and I hope everyone stays healthy and safe. Support our small businesses and shop local this holiday season! #Loyal2Local

Shop Small Year-Round!
Membership Report
Katie Johnson, Membership Director
I have so many good memories of growing up in Pierre, and especially the holidays. My parents moved to South Dakota from Washington/Montana when I was a newborn, leaving their own families in Washington for a new start. It was just us five Hartford's in South Dakota. I know my parents missed their families during the holidays; they only went back to Washington every other year and seldom did we have Washington family come visit us. Maybe that is why my parents made our holiday festivities so special growing up. Birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and sometimes just a Friday night were all reasons to celebrate.

Mom usually worked on Christmas Eve, my sister and brother would come home from college and we would all meet in the back room at Klocker Furniture for lunch. In later years mom had decorated the Chinese Restaurant downtown, and we were invited to celebrate Christmas Eve with the owners and their family. This turned out to be the next tradition, and one that is still carried out by my sister and brother. That evening we would get to open one gift before bed. I always hoped it was something great...and it always was.

Christmas morning mom and dad would be woken by three very anxious kids who wanted to open their gifts and see what Santa brought. We knew better than to go downstairs on our own; mom and dad had to start the coffee, plug in the Christmas tree, and turn on the music. Santa's gifts didn't come wrapped at our house so we would sit at the top of the stairs waiting for the ok to come check out the goods! We would take turns opening gifts one at a time. I remember thinking it took soooo long for my turn. Later that day mom and dad would make a big meal and we would sit by the fire and play Spite and Malace. So many good memories and so many traditions.

Christmas might look different for everyone this year, but I challenge you find the bright spots in the holiday and make great memories and possibly some new traditions!

Merry Christmas!

Katie Johnson
Membership Director
New Members

Fearless & Wonderfully Made Yoga & Wellness Center
840 N. Garfield Ave. Suite #3
Pierre, SD 57501
605-220-4121
 
I specialize in Chair & Accessible Yoga, Kids' yoga & mindful meditation, infrared sauna, nutrition, and overall wellness. Independent Arbonne & doTerra consultant with stock on hand.


Pierre Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
633 E Sioux Ave. Suite #5
Pierre, SD 57501
605-494-0257
 
Specializing in: *Total Joint Rehabilitation, *Sports Rehab & Athletic Enhancement, *Vertigo/dizziness, *Lymphedema, *Custom Wheelchair Design, *Dry Needling
 

SDSU Extension-Pierre Regional Center
412 West Missouri Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-8122
 
SDSU Extension is able to provide farmers, ranchers, agri-business people, communities, families and youth with the research-based information they need to succeed. SDSU Extension meets the changing needs of South Dakotans with progressive outreach services, ranging from one-on-one interaction and forums to 24/7 online access through our website (formerly iGrow.org).



Goodwill of the Great Plains' Shoe and Mitten Program will be held December 8th, 2020 for children ages 5-11 in need of new shoes, socks, hats, and mittens. This year's event is pickup only.

Visit your local Goodwill store at 1902 Eastgate Avenue to register. Registration is limited and on a first come, first served basis. (Confirming Facebook Event attendance does not count as registration.)

For over 70 years, our Shoe and Mitten Program has been bringing smiles to the faces of children throughout our territory during the frigid month of December.

Each year we provide close to 3,000 children, territory wide, in grades Kindergarten through Fifth with a brand new pair of shoes, pack of socks, warm winter mittens and a hat.

We rely on donations to help put this event on each year in our stores. To make a donation, please visit goodwillgreatplains.org/donateforshoes/.
South Dakota Missouri River Tourism
Karen Kern, Executive Director
Onward to 2021. . .

What a nine months we've all put in! Work has been stressful, home life uprooted in many ways and mentally we're all stressed. But it looks like there might be a light coming in the future. But until that happens, the reality of NOW is still here, and we need to work at going onward. It can be daunting to say the least - maybe a couple of these things will help.
  1. Set goals - even if you are working from home, at the office, or not working right now. Look ahead and do a bit of planning and thinking of maybe new possibilities.
  2. Write - journal or blog. Putting thoughts on paper can help them from going around and around in our head.
  3. Keep in touch - everyone needs that person that reaches out to them and says "hey, I'm thinking about you." Do some laughing or crying - both are a great help with our stress.
  4. Watch your thoughts - don't let something or someone rent space in your head when they don't deserve to be there. Use that space for inspiring thoughts.
  5. Check your habits - HEAD UP - PHONE DOWN! Don't constantly check emails, texts or social media - plan a time to do that.
  6. Stop and Play - take time for you. In this time of unrest, you need to simply get away from those things that don't matter as much as you might think. You are the important one.
Have a great Christmas. It may be different than some before, but we know that will change. And, be careful and be safe - COVID - 19 is real, but we will get to the other side and look back on this time - just like many before of have had to do in tough situations...

Merry Christmas from Karen & Jenn at SD Missouri River Tourism.
Member Highlights
  

If your business or team member has something to celebrate, email Mallory!

The South Dakota Governor's Prayer Breakfast Committee is sad to announce that we will not be gathering for the 2021 Governor's Prayer Breakfast. We instead have invited people from across South Dakota to cover our state legislators, Governor, and other state leaders in prayer. We invite you also, on the morning we would have had the breakfast, January 25th, to pray intentionally for our leaders. We look forward to gathering with you in January 2022. https://sdgpb.org/

Chamber Events

20th Annual Parade of Lights
Congratulations to Oahe Federal Credit Union for taking 1st Place at this years' Parade of Lights for the 2nd year in a row! 1st Place was sponsored by Lynn's Dakotamart.

Fischer, Rounds & Associates took 2nd Place. 2nd Place was sponsored by ClubHouse Hotel & Suites.

Pierre's Music Honor Society was awarded 3rd Place. Thank you to our 3rd Place sponsor, First National Bank.

The Griswold Award, sponsored by Walmart, was awarded to Fun Time Rentals.

Mayor's Choice for 2020 was awarded to Gateway Ford, Lincoln & Toyota. Great job!


Ribbon Cutting's, Open Houses & Announcements

L&M Barbershop
Congratulations to Dacia Schroeder, new owner and operator of L&M Barbershop! Drop-in's available between 9a-5:30p, Monday through Friday at 200 W. Dakota Ave.

Pierre Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Pierre Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation recently changed locations. You can now find them at 633 E. Sioux Ave., Suite #5

Mayor Harding proclaimed Saturday, November 28th as Small Business Saturday in Pierre. Choose the Pierre area this holiday shopping season, and all year long!




December Calendar of Events

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Touching Hearts 50/50 Fundraising Raffle -The Right Turn Drawing. Weekly, Tuesdays at 11:00 AM.Online with The Right Turn. For more information: The Right Turn, nancys@midconetwork.com. Tickets are 5 for $20 or 1 for $5.

Dec 1 - 31: Volunteers needed at food bank. Daily, 9 a.m. - noon & 1 - 4 p.m. Assembly takes place at Feeding South Dakota, 20562 Grace Avenue. For more information: Feeding South Dakota Pierre, andrew@feedingsouthdakota.org, http://feedingsouthdakota.org/.

Dec 2, 9, 16, 23: River City Toastmasters. Wednesdays. Meeting Via Teams. For more information: Brian Underdahl, 605-220-1003.

Dec 2, 7, 9, 14, 16: English As A Second Language (ESL). Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:15 PM. The Right Turn. For more information: 773-4755, http://www.TheRightTurn.org.

Dec 3: Chamber Annual Celebration 2020 To Go!. Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 11 AM - 2 PM. Ramkota Hotel Parking Lot (follow the signage for drive-thru directions). For more information: Jamie Seiner, 224-7361, jseiner@pierre.org. Prices vary depending on chosen package.

Dec 3, 7, 10: Zoom Basic Spanish - Adults. Mondays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, October 26 - December 10, 2020. Zoom Classes. For more information: 773-2160, info@capitalcitycampus.org, http://capitalcitycampus.org.

Dec 1 - 18: Stanley County Yearbook. Accepting sponsors now through December 18, 2020! For more information: Mr. Bryan Bonhorst Bryan.Bonhorst@k12.sd.us, https://www.stanleycounty.k12.sd.us/.

Dec 4: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Cowboy Christmas. Friday, December 4: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - wagon rides & 9 p.m. - tree lighting. Downtown Fort Pierre. For more information: Sunny Hannum, 223-7603, fpdc@fortpierre.com, https://www.fortpierre.com/fort-pierre-events/. FREE

Dec 4-6 & 10-12: Pierre Players presents Same Time, Next Year. December 4-6*, 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun*) December 10-12, 2020 (Thu, Fri, Sat). Box Office open 5-7 pm M-F. Grand Opera House, 109 S Pierre St Pierre, SD 57501. For more information: 605.224.7826 (Leave a message with your name, the date you want to attend and how many tickets and you will receive a confirmation phone call), info@pierreplayers.com, http://pierreplayers.com. $15 Adults $13 Seniors/Students

Dec 5: Lunch with Santa. Saturday, Dec. 5: Ages 3-7 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM & Ages 8-12 - 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM. Northridge Plaza. For more information: Northridge Plaza, https://www.facebook.com/PierreShopping. $5 per child.

Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20: Santa at Center Court. Every Saturday & Sunday, Nov 28 - Dec. 20, 2020 from noon - 4:00 PM. Northridge Plaza. For more information: Northridge Plaza, https://www.facebook.com/PierreShopping.

Dec 5 - 27: Light up the Pierre Area. Nightly, December 5-27, 2020. Pierre and Fort Pierre. For more information: Pierre Area Chamber, 605-224-7361, FB @PierreAreaChamber, contactchamber@pierre.org, http://www.pierre.org. FREE

Dec 1 - 11: Elks Veterans Holiday Project. November 13 - December 11, 2020. Various drop off locations throughout Pierre. For more information: Pierre Elk's Lodge #1953, FB @ PierreSDElks.

Dec 7: Canvasback Art Club. First Monday of each month, 7-9 pm. Rawlins Library, 1000 E. Church. For more information: Bev Letellier, 605-224-7993, ranchvet66@yahoo.com.

Dec 8 - 10: HOMEPAGE Seminar. Tuesday, December 8 - Thursday, December 10, from 9AM - noon, daily. Online. Please enroll under the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce when registering. For more information: 605-224-7361, jseiner@pierre.org, REGISTER TODAY!. $119 (members), $139 (non-members).

Dec 10: David Owen Pre-Legislative Tour (Zoom). Thursday, December 10, 2020 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. Virtual Zoom Meeting. For more information: Jamie Seiner, 605-224-7361, jseiner@pierre.org, REGISTRATION ZOOM LINK. No Charge to attend.

Dec 10: "Joy" Riggs Band Concert. Saturday, December 10 at 7:00pm. Riggs Theater or Facebook Live. For more information: https://pierre.k12.sd.us/riggs.html. Free to the Public

Dec 12: Trains at the Mall. Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11AM - 4PM. Northridge Plaza. For more information: Northridge Plaza, https://www.facebook.com/PierreShopping. Free will donation

Dec 12: Santa Drive Through. Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 4:30pm-5:30pm. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 506 N Jefferson. For more information: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints. FREE

Dec 14: Stately Stitchers Guild Meeting. 2nd Monday of each month. Social time 6:45, meeting starts at 7pm. Lutheran Memorial Church Basement, 320 E Prospect Avenue. For more information: Pat Wheeldreyer, 605-224-4773. $5 per class

Dec 5, 10, 14, 17, 21: Early Childhood Training. Various times and days. Online. For more information: Kendra Bly, 605-773-4755, kbly@midconetwork.com. $5 per class.

Dec 19: Meet Santa's Reindeer! Saturday, December 19 from 12-4 PM at East Pierre Landscape & Garden Center. Free to attend. Masks and social distancing encouraged. 

Dec 19-20: Winter Wonderland Vendor Event. Saturday, December 19 & Sunday, December 20. Northridge Plaza. For more information: Northridge Plaza, https://www.facebook.com/PierreShopping.

Dec 21: Bariatric and Weight Loss Support Group. Third Monday of each month, 7 - 8 pm. Sanford Clinic Pierre, 521 E Sioux Ave. For more information: Angie Bollweg, 605-945-5560, angie.bollweg@sanfordhealth.org, http://www.sanfordhealth.org.

For future months, go to www.pierre.org