In This Issue


Membership Benefits

VIA Raffle

2018 Tourism Conference

Top of the Stairs Social

Job Opening Regional Tourism Director

Get Away Packages

Photos Needed

Quick Links


Ryan Friez President
Thunder Road, Sioux Falls

Kris Frerk  Vice President
Garretson Commercial Club

Dennis Nelsen Past President
City of Elk Point

Katie Knutson Secretary/Tres
Mitchell CVB

Cindy Gregg at large
Prehistoric Indian Village,

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,

Janet Holtquist
Cogan House, Tabor

Kimberly Burg
City of Mitchell

Eric Hortness
Madison Chamber

Jacquie Fuks, Exec Director
Cindy Mason, Design Specialist
Casey Tow, Member Services
Vanessa Barkl, Social Media

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We grow together to make the region stronger.
Embrace Winter - Shop for new scarves and mittens at local boutiques

VIA Raffle
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Help us make this years SSDTA basket, filled with items for the VIA raffle, the biggest ever. Please bring items to the tourism conference VIA table and drop them off. You can mail tickets or small items to the office by Jan. 12th. Thanks in advance for your help in supporting VIA. Call 665-2435

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JANUARY 16-18 
Ramkota Hotel, Pierre, SD

Don't miss this conference.
Register online today at:

Seeking - Regional Tourism Director
The Southeast South Dakota Tourism Board of Directors will be hiring a new Executive Director to fill the position as Jacquie Fuks retires. Below is the link to download the Job Description and Application.
Pheasant Fest February 16-18
SSDTA will have a double booth in the concourse at the main entrance of the
Sioux Falls Convention Center. Members can have their brochure at this booth for $50 brochure or $100 for magazine. You must provide your brochure and check to SSDTA by Feb. 10th to: SSDTA,
1101 Broadway, Suite 113, Yankton, SD 57078 or call 665-2435
Winter Get-Away Packages FREE
Partner with restaurant, lodging, attraction or event to create a Get-Away Package for Winter or one that's good year round. Submit it to the website at: It's that simple. It's FREE and works for you. Lodging partnered with an event or attraction and maybe even a meal or wine. One price, one phone #.
Need help creating your package? Call or email 665-2435 or

Photos & Video Clips Needed
Sunset Photography. Photographer Ready to Take Sunset Pictures on the Beach. Professional Travel Photography Works.
We need YOU to send photos or short video of places our visitors would like to see. Your event, landscapes, etc. We will be using photos on our website and Social Media. Some may even be used in future regional and state publications.
Fun photos or video of your event or attraction is great for us to link in our ENewsletters.
Show off your photography skills and get a mention for your event or attraction. Contact
Submit your Events
We need your events for our online calendar. Submit Events
Events must be a member of SSDTA for inclusion in our events calendars.
We promote regional events through our publications and website but also through our Visitor ENewsletter that goes to 7,000+ emails monthly. Upcoming events are featured each month along with link to our full calendar and website.
We also feature vacation packages and special deals, so be sure to tell us about those.