Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening

Monday, August 27, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018  
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 This week's 
 Pierre Area Chamber member:
700 W. Sioux Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

T he Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote the interests of local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations. Our commitment is to provide quality services and representation in the areas of government, health, agriculture, education, recreation and culture to enhance our presence in the state of South Dakota.


Below you will find the events and activities for the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area for the weeks of August 27 - September 9, 2018.  Remember, you can enter your events on our calendar by visiting our website, clicking under the Calendar Highlights where it says "click here to view all events". Then, click on "submit new event" and it will walk you through the process. If you enter the information, you know it's correct.
This Week...
Stress and Entrepreneurship, How to be Resilient in Family Business Webinar
Wednesday, August 29
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Your office computer
  • Contact: Laura Schoen Carbonneau - 605-274-9531
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Fees: No charge for Prairie Family Business Association members, $50 for non-members
Why does resilience matter in family business? This husband and wife team will help you balance the stress response, improve self-regulation, strengthen emotional intelligence and, ultimately, increase performance. Stephen and Elizabeth Robinson, founders of EVENPULSE will lead you through this not-to-be-missed webinar. This event is made possible by the Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach program of the USD Beacom School of Business.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, August 30
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Capital University Center - 925 E. Sioux Ave.
The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and learn more about OLLI. Ribbon cutting at 5.
Drifters Summer Patio Sessions - Mary Elder
Thursday, August 30
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: FREE
Live music by Mary Elder on the patio @ Drifters Bar & Grille!
Tales on the River - Speaker Wanda Goodman
Thursday, August 30
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Pierre Moose Lodge - 910 N. Deadwood St., Ft. Pierre
  • Contact: Barb Wood
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: Free
Ms. Goodman is from the SD Department of Tourism and will discuss tourism- one of our State's major industries. Ladies of the Moose will serve a meal starting at 6:15. $5 per plate.
Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, September 2
  • Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Located adjacent to the Visitor Center on the east end of the Oahe Dam, approximately four miles north of Pierre on SD Hwy 1804

Service provided by Trinity Episcopal Church. Last service of the season.

Services are hosted by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Ministerial Association and the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.

Next Week...
Drifters Summer Patio Sessions - Zac Elliot
Thursday, September 6
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: FREE
Live music by Zac Elliot on the patio @ Drifters Bar & Grille!
Jim Perry Magic
Friday, September 7
  • Friday, September 7, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center - 920 W. Sioux Ave.
  • Contact: Lizette Hunt
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Laughs, Wonders & Illusions will be presented. There is a silent and Chinese auction which begins at 6pm followed by the magic show. Proceeds benefit Pierre Area Referral Service.
Walk of Hope
Saturday, September 8
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • 8:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Capitol Lake Visitors Center
  • Contact: 605-224-3451
  • Website 
Coming together for suicide prevention at the Capitol Lake Visitors Center on Saturday, September 8 for the Walk of Hope!

All proceeds support statewide & local suicide prevention/survivor support. Remembrance Ceremony will take place immediately after the walk/run
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Walk/run: 9:00 a.m. start
Riding for Robert
Saturday, September 8
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • American Legion
  • Contact: Marc Hoelscher - 222-6727 or
  • Email
  • Fees: $20 per hand. Prizes for top three and low totals. 50/50 drawing & silent auction 
A 136 mile motorcycle dice run to benefit the Pennies for Robert Bed & Breakfast fund providing travel and lodging for local cancer patients. American Legion (1st and last stops), 2nd stop Spring Creek, 3rd Bob's Gas Station, 4th Mug's Bar & Grill in Gettysburg, 5th The Corner, Onida and end at American Legion in Pierre. Meal to be served following the dice run.
Country 95.3 Presents The Riverfront Concert Series - Kasey Tyndall
Saturday, September 8
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • The Silver Spur
  • Buy tickets online
  • Fees: $20 tickets in advance; $25 at the door
Gates open at 5:00PM, Jessica McClintock will open at 6:00PM with Country's New Star, Nashville recording artist Kasey Tyndall taking the stage at 8:00PM, post-concert party featuring Brad Morgan will start at 10:00PM. Advance tickets are $20, day of the show they will be $25.
Tickets can be purchased at Riverfront Broadcasting Studios (Country 95.3, KCCR 1240AM & Capital City Rock 104.5), The Silver Spur, Lynn's DakotaMart, First Dakota National Bank, Grey Goose Restaurant, Graham Tire and online.
Dates and times are subject to change without notice. All times noted are CST. Please call the c ontact person listed with the event for more information . What's Happening is posted every Monday unless a holiday falls on that day. Then, it's posted on Tuesday.  If you have any comments or would like to have something added to What's Happenin g , please add events to our calendar at Website or email me at  Email the Thursday before What's Happening is posted.
Life is good on the river,
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
800 W. Dakota Avenue
(605) 224-7361
Pierre, SD 57501