SOUTHEAST COMPASS 
DECEMBER 2018
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SEASONS GREETINGS FROM SSDTA. 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2018!

In This Issue

SSDTA Board

Executive Director's Note

Current Efforts

South Dakota Tourism Update

 
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SSDTA Board

Ryan Friez President
Thunder Road, Sioux Falls

Kris Frerk  Vice President
Garretson Commercial Club

Emily Hennigar Secretary
Mitchell CVB

Eric Hortness Treasurer
Madison Chamber

Cindy Gregg at large
Prehistoric Indian Village,
Mitchell

Tim Peterson at large
Broken Willow Lodge, Springfield

Patricia Bornhoffen
National Music Museum, Vermillion

Nicole Bruning
Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls

Adam Nelsen
Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls

Dave Greenlee
Tuckers Walk Winery,
Garretson

Holly McCann
Cogan House, Tabor

Kimberly Burg
City of Mitchell

Dugan Smith
National Park Service



SSDTA Staff
Gary Keller, Exec Director
Cindy Mason, Design Specialist
Casey Tow, Office Manager



 
 
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2018 WAS A GREAT YEAR 
TO BE IN  SOUTHEAST 
SOUTH DAKOTA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTE OF APPRECIATION

I want to thank each and ever member, friend and partner of Southeast South Dakota for making 2018 a great year here in the Southeast. With your warm welcome of my arrival and continued support, we look forward to making 2019 even better. If there is anything on your mind, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Well, within REASON, such as not at midnight on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve, please :) . 

Best wishes to one and all this season!

Gary 
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Current Efforts 

2019 VACATION GUIDE 
SOUTHEAST SD SECTION INTRO PAGE

SNEAK PEEK 

Our 2019 Simply South Dakota Regional Guide is off to the printer and looks great! Our section of the South Dakota Vacation Guide has also been uploaded. Now there's nothing much to do but wait to hear when they arrive sometime in January. We will keep you in the loop. 

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PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS AT THE TOURISM CONFERENCE
with a VIA Raffle Donation
SSDTA will once again have a duffle bag filled with items for the VIA raffle. If you would like to contribute to the SSDTA basket, or provide your own individual basket, please bring your item(s) to the VIA table at the Ramkota when you arrive, but also let SSDTA know if and what you plan to offer ahead of time by calling or emailing Executive Director Gary Keller at 605-665-2435 or 

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Southeast South Dakota Tourism
TOP OF THE STAIRS SOCIAL
at the 2019 Tourism Conference

Drop by and join us on Wednesday, Jan.16th
from 5 - 7pm, right after the last session and right before the big Wednesday Night Kickoff Reception in Room 2107 at the "top of the stairs." 

 Take a left from the Ramkota Lobby past the restaurant and watch for the signs.
Sponsored by SSDTA Board and Wine, Brew & Spirits Trail. Everyone welcome!

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South Dakota Tourism Update
The Governor's Conference on Tourism 
"2019 STATE OF GREAT" Jan. 15-17, Ramkota Inn, Pierre, SD
EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS DEC. 20 - DON'T DELAY!