P ierre Area Chamber of Commerce
 June 2018 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 June 2018 newsletter. We continue to provide a hard copy of this document in the Capital Journal as well.

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

In This Issue
Pierre Economic Development Corporation
2018 Investor List
(from 4/26 to 5/25)
Thank you to the following businesses, organizations and individuals who are supporting economic development in Central South Dakota through their PEDCO membership investment.

Gold Investors - $600
SD Intrastate Pipeline Co.
Silver Investors - $300
Hermanson, Swenson & Rath, DDS, PC
Bronze Investors - $150
American Family Insurance - Boyd Conzemius Agency, Arby's Restaurant, Baumann Lumber Inc., East Pierre Landscape & Garden Center, Factor 360, Leingang Home Center, Northwest Pipe Fittings Inc., Petersen Motors Inc., Pryntcomm, Runnings
Individual & Non-Profit Investors - $60
 S.D. Chamber of Commerce & Industry


President's Report
Bryan Beck, Board President

If you are reading this, I assume that you live in the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area. And if that's true, you've likely formed a connection to the community on at least some very basic level. And I hope that, like me, you want to see our community do well and prosper rather than decline or stay the same. My goal today is to emphasize the idea that we all have a vested interest in the community in which we live and that our collective thoughts, aspirations, and actions have a major impact on its success or failure. Yet, often times life gets in the way, and we are unable to make a conscious effort to consider the health and development of our community.
The idea that I'd like to present today is a more localized version of what Psychologist Carl Jung called the "Collective Unconscious." The idea that we all have an unconscious part of the mind that derives from the collective experience of our ancestors. At the community level, this is more of a collective understanding of local traditions. What old-timers might refer to as "that's just how things are done around here." Jung's ideas are based on shared experiences, and although we each have our own story, I like to think that here in Pierre we have a shared vision throughout our community-to make things better. I am continually impressed and proud when I see community members rallying around someone going through a difficult time, coming out to welcome newcomers and businesses to our community, or just taking the time to vote and engage on local issues. 
When it comes to community development, I believe we have always had a collective vision of cautious optimism. An understanding that growth is a good thing, but only if achieved at a very careful and deliberate pace. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and this line of thinking has probably insulated our community from the occasional economic downturn. However, I also think it's led to several missed opportunities along the way. With upcoming elections in sight, and an issue as important as water quality on the ballot, I hope not to see another of these opportunities slip away. This note is not meant to focus on one particular issue; rather, it is intended to bring to light the idea that nothing happens without forethought, and to emphasize the importance of encouraging all citizens to think about the collective vision that we are building for our community. Is it the kind of vision that invites outsiders to visit, encourages young people to stay, and facilitates commerce and vitality? Is it the kind of vision that can carry us into the future? I firmly believe that those are the visions that will strengthen our community.
One more thing.... GO TRAPPERS!!!

To find out more about Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Oahe or the Great Oudoor Festival, go to: www.pierre.org/bassmaster


To sign-up as a volunteer, go HERE

Pierre Mayor Steve Harding's Report 
On June 5, you'll be asked to make a very important decision for the future of Pierre. That decision is whether or not the City should build a water treatment facility.
You might remember, the City began looking into changing how it treats water following a community survey. Although Pierre's current drinking water meets all federal and state safe drinking water standards, the survey results showed the majority of respondents thought the City should do something to combat the high mineral content found in Pierre's current water supply.
The City took those marching orders and worked with a consultant to develop a plan to diminish the mineral content and improve water quality. The recommended plan is to build a $37-million water treatment facility. With long-term financial and quality-of-life impacts, this is a major decision for Pierre. And the decision of whether or not to build that water treatment facility is up to the voters.
If the majority of people vote yes, the facility will be built. That means, your water quality will improve -it will no longer leave stains, it will be 30% softer, and the taste will change. It also means your water bill will increase to pay for the treatment facility. Estimates indicate the average residential user will pay $.0023 more per gallon or about $1 a day. Some of the added costs could be offset by less use of water softener salt. Treated water will also be less problematic for major appliances.
If the majority of people vote no, the facility will not be built. That means, your water quality will not improve. It will continue to have a high mineral content and continue to leave stains. Additionally, the City will still need to invest between $2 and $3 million, to construct new wells and update existing wells. That work will increase your rates.
In March, April, and May, the City hosted public meetings to answer questions and help the voters make an informed decision. If you're still looking for information about the project, I encourage you to visit cityofpierre.org. There you'll find a clearinghouse of information including presentations, background studies, federal safe drinking water advisories and frequently asked questions.
I strongly encourage you to exercise your right to vote and to make an informed decision about water treatment. This vote will have a very real and very lasting impact on Pierre and the people who live here.
Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson's Report
Be on the watch for a big new Fort Pierre events calendar! And when I say "big," it's not an exaggeration. There are over 50 events between June and October!
June kicks off with the 25th Annual Casey Tibbs Match of Champions. The rodeo is now sanctioned by PRCA, which means well-known riders from around the country will compete. The day (June 2) begins with an unveiling of the new Casey Tibbs bronze, followed by a steak fry and the rodeo.
Tuesday evenings will again find all kinds of activity downtown with the return of Fort Pierre Farmers Markets on June 12. There will be more vendors, a meal, kids' activities, live music, and an opportunity to take a sunset cruise on the paddleboat to round out your evening.
Bassmasters events in Fort Pierre (Beers, Brats & Bulls) will take place on the evenings of June 30-July 1 in Teton Island.
Drifters has scheduled eight "patio sessions," musical performances on Thursday evenings from June 7 to September 20. And speaking of music, the Silver Spur has booked three major acts for their Summer Concert Series: Hairball with the Sidehackers on June 15, Lonestar with Westbound on July 13, and Exile with Danny Hall & the Joe Creek Band on August 18. All-time favorite Red Willow Band will be doing a cancer benefit performance at the Duffy Community Center on July 25.
Did I mention Fort Pierre's favorite holiday? As usual, July 3rd and 4th will feature a rodeo, road race, parade, and fireworks. More rodeos are scheduled for June 10-11 (Regional High School Rodeo), August 4-5 (Central SD 4-H Rodeo), and August 17-19 (State 4-H Finals). The Stirling Family Ranch Rodeo will take place on September 16, in conjunction with the Dakota Western Heritage Festival, with its amazing showcase of cowboy music, poetry, history and great vendors.
I'm not done yet. The first annual Trader Days Arts Festival will be held in Fischers Lilly Park on August 18-19, during the 4-H Finals Rodeo. A No Squeal Backyard BBQ Competition, also in Lilly Park, is on the 18th.
Space doesn't permit including all of the events, but it will give you an idea. Pick up an events calendar and hang it on your wall so you don't miss a minute of fun. My feeling is this: if anyone is bored this summer, Fort Pierre won't be held responsible!  


To volunteer for day-of help, sign up  HERE 
or visit www.oahedays.com
Retail Convention Showcases Familiar Themes
Jim Protexter, PEDCO COO
ReCon, the global retail convention hosted each May in Las Vegas by the International Council of Shopping Centers, attracts 37,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors. Each of the 16 aisles, 15 streets and 52 avenues in the Las Vegas Convention Center were full of retailers, realtors, brokers and developers looking to make a deal.
When my iPhone pedometer app passed 25,000 steps I figured I had covered most of the 853,000 square feet of exhibitor space in the Las Vegas Convention Center. I was wrong.
Luckily that was only the first day of ReCon, a retail deal-making convention I've gone to three years in a row. By the next day I had officially made the rounds and plugged Pierre to the 22 retailers that were on my list.
I wasn't the only one there from South Dakota, or Pierre for that matter. Tony Jockheck, who manages retail space in Northridge Plaza and around town for Midwest Development, was also there and making some good connections. Another 21 realtors, brokers and economic developers were there to represent their companies or cities including Sioux Falls, Brookings, Rapid City and Sturgis.
Besides "working the floor," I sat in on several workshops and seminars. While I wasn't able to hear keynote speaker Michael Strahan, I did get to hear from Shark Tank shark Daymond John. He told his story of starting the rapper clothing company FUBU. I never knew that stood for "For Us, By Us."
John's story covered what it takes to be successful in running your own business. And now that he's a shark, he lists his five keys to success using those letters. S - Set a goal. H - do your Homework. A - Amor, a love of what you're doing. R - Remember, you are the brand. K - keep swimming.
It was also fun to sit 10 feet from Aaron Sanandres, CEO of UNTUCKit, as he shared how he and a college friend talked every five or six months about business ideas. One day his friend called and asked "Do you ever wear your shirt untucked?" Sanandres said he didn't even have to hear what his friend was going to say next - he already knew what they were about to do. His presentation was on how UNTUCKit started as an e-commerce brand and is now opening brick and mortar stores.
A proud moment was when the chairman of the International Council Of Shopping Centers told a packed luncheon that there is hope for sales tax fairness thanks to the current Supreme Court challenge initiated by, yep, South Dakota!
Beyond that, much of the conversation sounded familiar. They said despite all the retailers going out of business, main street brick and mortar retail is strong and will get stronger. They said Amazon and other online retail accounts for only about 3 percent of total retail sales. And they said the key to growing a retail business today is to provide an "experience." I guess that's why some malls are adding more dining options or unique events.
Tony and I met at the end of the convention to see how each of us thought it had gone. We agreed it is definitely worth the time to attend. I think we'll see one or two deals for Pierre this year and hope to get back there next year.
And by the way, I see in my column from last year that I had airline trouble. No trouble at all this year, and even some new twists. The jetway at Pierre Regional is a nice addition, and the A Gate in Denver where we boarded ADI to Pierre is brand new and promising food options in the near future. As one Pierre traveler put it, "I'd just be happy with a vending machine!"
Capital City Economy
February 2018 Current Month Same Month 2017 Percent Change 2018 YTD 2017 YTD Percent Change
Pierre 2% $567,845 $543,954 4.4% $1,354,118 $1,288,811 5.1%
Pierre 1% BBB $42,127 $38,801 8.6% $85,718 $93,501 -8.3%
Fort Pierre 2% $75,026 $88,245 -15.0% $151,950 $162,075 -6.2%
Fort Pierre 1% BBB $7,063 $8,765 -19.4% $15,102 $16,749 -9.8%
OCCUPANCY TAX            
Pierre BID No.1 $13,714 $14,418 -4.9% $31,624 $31,491 0.4%
ADI 837 826 1.3% 1719 1,602 7.3%
DAILY TRAFFIC            
Missouri River Bridge 12578 13,901 -9.5% 25,725 26,635 -3.4%
US 14 East of Pierre 2412 2,583 -6.6% 4,879 4,904 -0.5%
New Homes
Stick Built - Number 0 0 0 0
   Dollar Amount $0 $0 0.0% $0 $0 0.0%
Other* - Number 0 1 0 1
   Dollar Amount $0 $102,000 0.0% $0 $102,000 0.0%
Number 6 5 10 17
   Dollar Amount $48,800 $14,900 227.5% $90,600 $274,439 -67.0%
New Buildings
Number 0 0 2 2
   Dollar Amount $0 $0 0.0% $981,147 $250,000 292.5%
Number 3 4 6 4
   Dollar Amount $1,109,971 $139,000 698.5% $1,561,971 $139,000 1023.7%
Total Permits**
Number 21 22 46 50
   Dollar Amount $1,204,271 $321,350 274.8% $2,710,530 $1,142,397 137.3%
New Homes
Number 0 0 0 0
   Dollar Amount $0 $0 0.0% $0 $0 0.0%
Other* - Number 0 0 0 0
   Dollar Amount $0 $0 0.0% $0 $0 0.0%
Number 1 2 5 2
   Dollar Amount $5,000 $112,000 -95.5% $109,000 $112,000 -2.7%
New Buildings
Number 0 0 0 0
   Dollar Amount $0 $0 0.0% $0 $0 0.0%
Number 0 0 0 0
   Dollar Amount $0 $0 0.0% $0 $0 0.0%
Total Permits**
Number 2 3 6 4
   Dollar Amount $5,000 $152,000 -96.7% $109,000 $159,000 -31.4%
WORK FORCE                           
Pierre MiSA***
Total Work Force 12,578 12,521
Total Employed 12,127 12,061
Total Unemployed 451 460
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.7%
For local job opportunities, visit http://dol.sd.gov/localoffices/pierre
* 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
Retail Briefs
Hastings, Neb., to host vision workshops to plan future for Imperial Mall
City officials and consultants will host a visioning workshop to determine the options for Imperial Mall in Hastings, Neb. The workshop will address all of the blighted areas in the city, including those in the mall and nearby. Hastings Tribune (Neb.) (5/23)
Walmart brings same-day grocery delivery to Chicago
Walmart will launch its grocery delivery service across the Chicago market on Tuesday, charging $9.95 for same-day delivery. The addition of Chicago comes as the company strives to cover 40% of American households with grocery delivery services by year's end. Chicago Tribune (5/17)
Pop-up attractions at home in hotels
Pop-ups within hotels are growing in popularity as a marketing tool for retailers, restaurants and other industries. "While pop-ups do generate revenue for the hotel, they enable 11 Howard to build partnerships within our local community, create an immersive interactive experience for guests and connect with new audiences," said 11 Howard's Shannon Sheppard, director of sales and marketing for the New York hotel. Skift (5/15)
Walmart ends Mobile Scan & Go amid shopper confusion
Walmart has ended its Mobile Scan & Go program, which had launched in around 150 locations, after it proved too confusing for many shoppers. The technology, which lets shoppers scan and pay using a handheld device or smartphone, works well at Sam's Club where shoppers buy mostly packaged goods, but the technology frustrated Walmart shoppers who purchase produce that must be weighed and tagged before scanning, the company said. Chicago Tribune (5/15)
Report: US retail sales rose 0.3% in April
US retail sales grew 0.3% in April from the previous month, according to the Commerce Department, which also revised March sales growth to 0.8% from the previously announced 0.6%. April sales were up 4.7% from the same month last year, and sales across several categories, including clothing and furniture, booked growth. Reuters (5/15)
Walmart adds in-store beauty consultations
Walmart will highlight its Hard Candy beauty brand with personalized makeup consultations in select stores starting this weekend. The program, set to roll out to 365 stores, is part of Walmart's larger effort to add excitement to the in-store experience. Women's Wear Daily (5/10)
Why traditional retailers are partnering with Amazon
A growing number of retailers including Sears, Kohl's, Chico's and Best Buy have partnered with Amazon to drive traffic and boost sales. "These companies (the physical retailers) are looking for opportunities to reinvigorate growth. Why not look to partner with the fastest-growing one?" said Joseph Feldman, a senior managing director at Telsey Advisory Group. Chicago Tribune (5/11)
Why fitness centers are a good fit for evolving malls
New businesses with a health and wellness benefit are moving into spaces left empty by traditional retailers and restaurants, CBL & Associates CEO Stephen Lebovitz said. Gyms, Pilates studios, juice bars and other fitness-focused ventures seek the foot traffic of a mall and they bring new experiences that draw consumers back to shopping centers. USA Today (5/8)
Hire with Confidence, Fire Without Fear, Tame Toxic Employees and Put Your Team on the Fast Track to Record-Shattering Success

2018 Business Seminar
"How to Supervise People and Lead a Team"
With Glen Shepard
This is a world class professional development course designed specifically for supervisors on the front line, who directly manage two or more employees. It's for managers who are "in the trenches", like the restaurant manager who can't open tonight because three of his servers didn't show up for work, the dentist who spends as much time dealing with her employees as treating patients, etc.
In this full day seminar, these top 9 modules will be covered:
Module 1: How to Find Good People when the Labor Market is Tight
Module 2: How to Manage, Motivate, and Communicate with Millennials

Module 3: Behavioral Psychology for Managers 
Module 4: How to Do Performance Evaluations
Module 5: How to Reduce Tardiness and Absenteeism
Module 6: How to Motivate People
Module 7: Advanced Supervisory Skills for Managers
Module 8: How to Use Affirmative Discipline to Correct People When They Get Off Track - without Demoralizing Them
Module 9: How to Fire Without Fear
Your Chamber has worked out a great deal for you on the tuition. Managers have paid as much as $1,295 to hear Glenn Shepard speak. You, as a member of the Chamber, may attend this event for only $197, and your 4th company registration is FREE! Non- chamber members tuition is $247. This seminar is approved for 5.00 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute and SHRM.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:00
CVB Report
Lois Ries, CVB Director

In May, the Pierre Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week. One of the highlights of the week is the Incredible Race. Fourteen teams of two followed clues leading them to various businesses and attractions in Pierre. This was the 10th annual contest so, we upped the ante and gave them ten locations to visit instead of five. At each location they were given their next clue and were able to draw a playing card to make the best poker hand. First team back with all the clues correct were awarded two round trip tickets to Denver. Best poker hand also won two tickets. There were giveaways for the other teams. Let's see how good you can do - here are the clues, the answers are right before the June Calendar of Events at the bottom of the newsletter.
  1. I am the US Constritution's first 10 amendments, also known as _______.
  2. Down on the corner, out in the street, Willy and the Poor Boys are playing, bring a nickel, tap your feet. Add this band with the 11th letter of the alphabet to find your next destination.
  3. Where else could you find the Three Musketeers, the Calendar Girls, and Little Shop of Horrors, all in one spot?
  4. This famous Democrat appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1977 in the episode as one of the five finalists to "Anyone Can Host." Find him and shake his hand.
  5. While in office, I assisted in SD's recovery from the Great Depression, legalized 3.2% beer, abolished the state property tax, and cut the state budget. And have no fear, i am not related to Lizzie Bordon.
  6. My official name is Tichicala (Tee Chikala). I am believed to have been constructed in Pierre's early days - prior to 1889. (And...shhhhh... supposedly, I also housed a still underneath my trap door.) Now, I'm a meeting place for those young women in green uniforms.
  7. Young man, there's no need to feel down; I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground. The Village People raved about this next location!
  8. Although I'm no geyser, I was made from an artisan well and used to burn constantly. And even without the fire to accompany the heat, my water still flows out at 92 degrees.
  9. Where there's lightening, there's THUNDER. Three STRIKES, you're out. At the end of the rainbow, you'll ind the POT OF GOLD. You can come here for fun in your SPARE time.
  10. In 1936, the project for my construction began. Built from native brick, lumber and concrete, I am proud to say that one of SD's prominent citizens considers me his home.
Thanks to everyone that helped during the Incredible Race - Katie Johnson, Mallory Gordon, Penny Anderson, Theresa Beastrom, Natalie Likness and John Clark. Thanks also to the businesses that donated prizes - ADI, Chrisamari Vineyards, Drifters, Zesto, Pierre Players, Tibbs Leatherworks, Sunset, Tokyo Japanese Cuisine, The Lounge at the St. Charles, and The Rancher & The Filly.
The Great Outdoor Festival/the Bassmaster Elite Series on Lake Oahe takes place June 29 through July 2. Steamboat Park in Pierre is the setting for the festival on Saturday and Sunday, and all weigh-ins. Check out the schedule on our website - www.pierre.org. Also, we are in need of volunteers for this event. Give us a call at our office 224-7361 to be a part of this great event.
Membership Report
Katie Johnson, Membership Director
Mark your calendars! Taste of Pierre will kick off Oahe Days again this year, Thursday June 21st! Big Tom's, The LB, Drifters, The Exchange, Korner Grocery and Bill of Rights Brewery will all be in the park with their specialties and the beverage garden will be open starting at 5:30 pm. This is a family friendly night with local restaurants, local family band 'The Valentines' performing on stage, and the Capital City Band finishing the night out strong!
New to Taste of Pierre this year is the Longest Day fundraiser for the Alzheimer's association. This year Edgewood will be hosting a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest. Teams of 3 people will compete against other teams for bragging rights and a great cause! Entrance fee is $100 which goes directly to the Alzheimer's Association. If you want to get involved, or to register a team, please contact Kim Brakke at kim.brakke@edgewoodvista.com or 605-222-7781.
Oahe Days will start at 5pm on Friday, June 22nd. Live music, Buckin' On the River, food vendors, craft vendors, inflatables, yoga, 5k run, carnival, bean bag tournament, disc golf, human foosball, and the list is not done yet...all of these activities will be happening Friday and Saturday - make sure you come down to Steamboat and participate! Want to volunteer? You can do that too! There is a sign-up sheet for volunteers under the Get Involved tab on the webpage. For an up-to-date schedule of events go to www.oahedays.com
Have a great June! It's a busy one!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Days Inn
Days Inn celebrated their change in ownership and newly finished renovations with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 3rd.

First National Bank

First National Bank hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 17 to celebrate their new location at 2900 East Airport Road.


New Members
Glenn Shepard Seminars
Brentwood, TN 37024
Glenn Shepard lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has owned his own business for 30 years and has been in management for 33 years. He is the best-selling author of six books, 13 DVD programs, and 658 published articles. His seminar is now the #1 rated management and front-line supervisory training in America. He will be presenting at the Pierre Area Chamber on June 19 th, on How to Supervise People and Lead a Team, for more information or to register call the chamber.
Riverside Technologies Inc. (RTI)
105 Gateway Drive
North Sioux City, SD 57049
Riverside Technologies, Inc. (RTI) is an IT service provider specializing in managed services, IT hardware, warehouse services, and technology deployment. We understand your challenges, develop creative solutions, and provide unmatched responsiveness. Nationwide, we service corporate clients, educational institutions, and state and local governments. RTI is your complete IT source.

Featured Article

Casey Tibbs "Match of Champions" Bronc Ride to be Sanctioned as PRCA Event
For the first time in its' 25 years, the Casey Tibbs "Match of Champions" bronc ride will be an official Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event. The event will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.
As the largest American rodeo association in the world, the PRCA endorses particular rodeos across the United States, and as far away as Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Top competitors in each of the circuit rodeo events compete for points at PRCA events held during the year. "The Casey Tibbs 'Match of Champions' will be one of those circuit rodeo events this year attracting the best riders from across the country," said Board Member Bryan Hanson. "Herreid, South Dakota will also host a PRCA event the night before (June 1). Riders will have the opportunity to participate in two PRCA sanctioned events in close proximity." Tickets for the Fort Pierre event will go on sale May 1st.
The top money winners in each PRCA discipline earn a trip to the annual December championship National Finals Rodeo(NFR) held in Las Vegas. The PRCA maintains extremely high standards for the contestants and stock to maximize entertainment, providing the attendees with an enhanced and exciting event.
"We're making it an entire day western and rodeo events," said Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center Director Cindy Bahe. At 3:00 that day, the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center will host a public unveiling of the large Casey Tibbs bronze statue. "Tibbs was a six-time World Champion bronc rider," said Bahe. "This will be the second large outdoor bronze statue to be placed. The first bronze statue of 5-time World Champion Billy Etbauer was set in 2013 and we will place a third bronze statue of 4-time World Champion Clint Johnson next year. Our sculpture garden will highlight the top three bronc riders in South Dakota."
On that afternoon, ranchers can burn their brands on the outdoor timbers and the museum will be open to the public for a reduced admission. A Steak Fry will follow from 5-7pm at the Stanley County Fairgrounds with the Match of Champions Bronc Ride starting at 7pm.
For more information: www.caseytibbs.com or call 605-494-1094.
*Names of the "Match of Champions" riders will not be available until late May.
Incredible Race Clues Answer Key
1. Bill of Rights
3. Pierre Players
4. Governor Statue - Richard Kneip
5. Governor Statue - Tom Berry
6. Girl Scout Cabin
8. Flaming Fountain
9. Lariat Lanes
10. Governor's Mansion
Thank you to all the businesses that participated.
June Calendar of Events

June 2 - LaFramboise Island Mountain Bike Race from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the LaFramboise Island Nature Area. 8:30-10:00 registration, 10:15-race meeting, 10:30-race begins. Contact information: John Simpson   605-222-0338   Fees: $20 entry fee or free for anyone 17 and under. Helmets are mandatory!
June 2 - 10th Anniversary Open House at the Sharon Welch Gallery from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
June 2 - Pierre Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Open House from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at the old Radio Shack space in Northridge Plaza
June 2 - Casey Tibbs Statue Unveiling and 25th Annual Match of Champions from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center and the Stanley County Fairgrounds.   Contact information: Cindy Bahe   605-494-1094   Fees: Tickets go on sale May 1st. Reduced museum admission during the day. Steak fry tickets: $15, Match of Champion ticket $25 for advanced general admission, $45 gold buckle reserved/padded seats, $30 gate tickets.
June 3 - Oahe chapel Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Service provided by New Life Assembly of God.
June 6 - Fitness in the Park from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Steamboat Park (yoga). All ages welcome and no experience necessary.      Contact: Karla 605-224-1683.
June 6 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-90's Throwback Night at Hyde Stadium from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. Contact information: Jamaal Cummings, Assistant General Manager jamaal@pierretrappers.com Fees: Prairie (grass area) $5, Trapper's post (GA) $6 , Reserved fixed seating $8, premium fixed seating $10, high top tables (including 1 free beer) $12, party deck $28(2 tickets) includes buffet, unlimited soda/water, and one complementary beer/wine.   Daily promotion-Wine Wednesday-ladies come out and get $3 glasses of wine.
June 7 - Drifters Summer Patio Sessions with Minority Falls from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Fees: free
June 7 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Beef Night from 6:35-8:35 p.m. Contact information: Jamaal Cummings, Assistant General Manager at jamaal@pierretrappers.com   Daily promotion: Thirsty Thursday
June 8 - Pierre Trappers Game Day - East vs. West River Night at Hyde Stadium from 7:05 p.m.-9:05 p.m. Contact: Jamaal Cummings
June 8 - Ballroom Swishers Dance Club at the American Legion Cabin at 8:00 p.m. Contact information: Bev   605-222-1401 Fees: $10 at door
June 10 - Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Service provided by First United Methodist Church.
June 11-15 - Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church from 5:30-7:45 p.m. Ages 3 years through 5th grade. Cal to register your child: 605-224-2030 Contact information: Larae at First Baptist Church 605-224-2030
June 12 - Pierre Trappers Game Day - Birthday Celebration Night from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Contact: Jamaal Cummings. Daily promotion: Trappers Tuesday - Discounts on select merchandise.
June 12 - Chasing Frank and Jesse James at the Cultural Heritage Center from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Contact information: Dorinda Daniel   Fees: free
June 13 - 7th Annual SD Kite Day from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Hilger's Gulch.   Contact: Steve Wegman at 605-295-1221
June 13 - Fitness in the Park from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Griffin Park for Bootcamp.   Contact: Karla 605-224-1683 or email karla@oaheymca.org   Fees: Free
June 13 - Pierre Trappers Game Day -Pierre Cowboys Night from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: Wine Wednesday sponsored by Stella Rosa - $3 glasses. Contact: Jamaal Cummings.
June 14 - Chamber Golf Classic at Hillsview Golf Course from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
June 14 - Drifters Summer Patio Sessions-Trevor Green from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.   Fees: free
June 14 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Scout Night from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: thirsty Thursday.   Contact: Jamaal Cummings
June 15 - Trail of Governors Unveiling-William McMaster, Merrell Sharpe, and Ralph Herseth at the Capitol Rotunda from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
June 15 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Incredibles Night from 7:05 p.m.-9:05 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Contact: Jamaal Cummings. Daily promotion: Fireworks Friday; fireworks will be shot off following the game.
June 15 - Hairball Concert at the Silver Spur Restaurant. June 15-gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Contact information: Todd or Miles at the Silver Spur   Admission: For ticket information call 605-494-2100.
June 16 - Run with the Govs from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Location: 500 E. Capitol Avenue   Check-in time 7:15-8:15 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Contact information: Tiffany Sanderson 605-280-3697 or Ann Schwartz   617-838-5049   Fees: $25 entry fee. Registration includes race entry, bib, t-shirt, water at the finish line with snacks to refuel. Fees will be donated to the Trail of Governors Foundation.
June 16 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Men's Night from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: Saturdays are for the Trappers - crack open a cold one with the Trappers with discounts on beer, sponsored by Gentlemen's Barbershop.
June 17 - Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Service provided by Oahe Presbyterian Church.
June 17 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Father's Day from 5:35 p.m.-7:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: Family Sunday Funday - special group rates and bulk concessions stand deals.
June 19 - How to Supervise People and Lead a Team from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Contact information: Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce 224-7361 Fees: $197 for Chamber Members, $247 for non-Chamber Members. Your fourth attendee is free.
June 20 - Fitness in the Park from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Hilgers Gulch for a group walk. Contact: Karla 605-224-1683.
June 21 - Capital City Vendors Market at Magpie's in Ft. Pierre from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Contact information: Kelly Pitlick   Fees: free
June 23 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Ladies Night from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: Saturdays are for the Trappers - crack open a cold one with the Trappers with discounts on beer, sponsored by Gentlemen's Barbershop.
June 24 - Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Service provided by First Baptist Church.
June 24 - Tour de Oahe at the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area/Campground 3 Picnic Shelter at 12:00 p.m. Fees: $45 to ride, $10 per meal at post-race lunch.
June 24 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Bark at the Park from 5:35 p.m.-7:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: Family Sunday Funday
June 26 - PRIDE Foster Parent Classes from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the local DSS office. Contact information: 605-773-3612 ext. 213   Fees: none
June 27 - Fitness in the Park from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Legion for paddle boarding
June 28 - Drifters Summer Patio Sessions-Lance Spears from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Admission: free
June 28 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Bob Barker Night sponsored by Chops from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: Thirsty Thursday
June 29 - July 2-Bassmaster Elite Series-launch will be at Spring Creek at 6:00 a.m. and weigh-in at Steamboat Park at 3:00 p.m.
June 29 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Brats, Bass & Baseball sponsored by Dan O's Marine from 7:05 p.m.-9:05 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily Promotion: Fireworks Friday
June 30 - Kids Carnival from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Ft. Pierre Moose Lodge. Come for fun games, food and many prizes.
June 30 - July1-The Great Outdoor Festival at Steamboat Park from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Contact information: Lois Ries at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce   605-224-7361   Fees: free
June 30 - Pierre Trappers Game Day-Wellness Night Sponsored by Oahe Family YMCA from 6:35 p.m.-8:35 p.m. at Hyde Stadium. Daily promotion: Saturdays are for the Trappers

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