January Newsletter

Happy New Year from the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce. We exist to support local business and our hometown, Dell Rapids. We look forward to serving your business and bringing awareness to our community in Dell Rapids in 2024. Thank you for your continued support.

Please always feel free to reach out to us with any specials, events, or questions you have at office@dellrapidschamber.com. We are here to serve you!

Save the Date - Annual Banquet 2024

We will be hosting our annual banquet on March 3rd. Watch our website and Facebook page for more information. Our speaker will be Jennifer Reecy from First National Bank. Please assist us with the annual awards by recommending winners for the Business of the Year and Community Spirit awards using the button below.

Click here to enter your suggestion of prize winners

Quarry Days 2024

We will soon start planning for Dell Rapids' annual community celebration, Quarry Days. The dates for 2024 will be June 20th - 23rd. We will be looking for community and business members to assist with planning and volunteering at events. You can click here to let us know of any events that you'd like to assist with. We enjoy that this event is led by the community for the community!

Click here to join our volunteer list

Chamber Administrator

We are looking for a full-time Chamber Administrator. If you feel you could assist us with your talents by representing and advocating for the business members in Dell Rapids, please send us your resume at office@dellrapidschamber.com on or before Monday, January 22, 2024.

Click here to find a full job description

South Dakota Governor's Giant Vision Competition

We want to share information on a business competition that is held annually in South Dakota that your business could benefit from. If you are a SD resident with a unique idea and are committed to operating in SD, you are eligible to apply. This is a competitive opportunity for SD residents to explore a new business idea and benefit from expert advice while competing for the chance to win up to $20,000 in prize money. The application deadline for the 2024 open business competition is midnight, Friday, February 23rd.

Click here to find more information

IRS E-filing Requirements

Beginning with tax year 2023 forms, the IRS has lowered the threshold to 10 for which employers must file certain information returns electronically, including Forms W-2s, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, and Form 499-R-2/W-2PR (collectively Forms W-2), but not Form W-2CM. To determine whether they must file information returns electronically, employers must add together the number of information returns (see the list below) and the number of Forms W-2 they must file in a calendar year. If the total is at least 10 returns, they must file them all electronically. The new threshold is effective for information returns required to be filed in calendar years beginning with 2024. The new rules apply to tax year 2023 Forms W-2 because they are required to be filed by January 31, 2024.

The following information return forms must be added together for this purpose: Form 1042-S, the Form 1094 series, Form 1095-B, Form 1095-C, Form 1097-BTC, Form 1098, Form 1098-C, Form 1098-E, Form 1098-Q, Form 1098-T, the Form 1099 series, Form 3921, Form 3922, the Form 5498 series, Form 8027, and Form W-2G.

Corrected information returns are treated separately and are not included in calculating the number of information returns described above. 

You can find more information by visiting with your trusted tax preparer, at irs.gov, or local professionals KMWF & Associates PC, Kuper Complete Accounting, and Dell Rapids Law Firm.

Community Events for January

The Dell Rapids Chamber is pleased to share the events calendar for the month of January. Use the link below to view a PDF version. If you would like us to share your event for February please use the button at the bottom to be included or email us at Office@dellrapidschamber.com.

View Event Calendar here

Send us your events here

Member Spotlight

Frances Larson Photography & Prairiewind Boarding

This month, we met with Frances Drenth. She and her husband James own and operate Frances Larson Photography and Prairiewind Boarding. We were excited to offer her services at a new event during Christmas at the Dells this year. She took family photos in front of a truck parked by Willow Meadows Farm in the park, free of charge.

Frances and James moved from Sioux Falls to Dell Rapids to live in a smaller town. Frances had been taking photos for several years, but they took over ownership of a prior boarding company and brought Prairiewind Boarding into existence after completing lots of upgrades. They enjoy getting to know and work with clients through their one-on-one small business services. “We take customer costs to heart; we would never charge a customer more than we would be willing to pay ourselves,” Frances said.

Frances Larson Photography – Frances has always had a love for taking photographs and has been offering her services professionally since 2008. She offers services for weddings, high school seniors, dance, families, newborns, proms, and any other events her customers can dream up. She has indoor studio space in Sioux Falls, but is willing to drive anywhere for her clients within an hour or two. Frances said, “I love meeting people, hearing their stories, and bringing it to life in their photos. I spend time editing every single photo I take so I provide a great product to my customers. I always try to do better than I did last time.” She uploads her photos to her website so the customer can print them at a printing business of choice. You can reach out to her to book your session by email at franceslarsonphotography@gmail.com , her website at www.franceslarsonphotography.com, or Facebook or Instagram using FrancesLarsonPhotography. She had a lot of fun working with high school seniors this past summer and recommends any interested families to get in touch with her soon to book a session for the 2024 summer.

Prairiewind Boarding - James, Frances, and their four boys have made Prairiewind Boarding a family business. “What sets us apart from other kennels is that we don’t simply offer kennel services. We offer open-space kennels so the dogs can see other dogs and humans in the space; this eases their stress while they are away from home. They become part of our family as we play with them, walk them, and provide them lots of snuggles. Our space is in the country so there isn’t any traffic and commotion. The dogs can relax.” The Drenths provide both short-term and long-term boarding options – as well as daycare. They also offer pick up and drop off services within Dell Rapids. Boarding costs are $30/day with a $5 discount per day for additional dogs. Daycare is $20/day. You can inquire into boarding services by calling them at 605-610-6304 or visiting their website at www.prairiewindboarding.com.

We thank both Frances Larson Photography and Prairiewind Boarding for their support of the Chamber and for taking the time to meet with us!


This Month on Facebook

Our stats from the last month:

Post Reaches: 20,908

Post Engagements: 3,854

The Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce board thanks you for your continued support. We look forward to working along side you in 2024 to promote your business and the town of Dell Rapids.

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Board Members

President - Amber Larson

Vice President - Nate O'Bryan

Treasurer - Diana Lightner

Secretary - Tammy McKillip

Board Director - Mark DeGraw

Board Director - Jessica Grib

Board Director- Theresa Durfee

City Liaison - Tom Earley

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PO Box 81
Dell Rapids, SD 57022

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