November 16, 2015


Legislative Luncheon - Nov. 17th
Date: November 17, 2015 
Time: 11:30 doors open - 11:45 Lunch 
Location: JoDean's; 2809 Broadway Ave 
Register: $13/person

It's that time again!
YankTON Challenge Team Signup!
The YankTON Challenge kicks off January 4, 2016 sign up your team NOW (the deadline is 12/1/15)! This 12 week program is a fun way for businesses to create a healthier workforce and the committee has some great new events planned.

Team Coordinators Meeting - December 3, 2015 Czeckers Sports Bar & Grill from 4 - 6pm
Kickoff Wellness Expo - Monday, January 4, 2016 Avera Pavilion, 501 Summit from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free for all participants of the Challenge - visit health and wellness booths, register for door prizes, hear motivational speakers.
**Chamber Businesses - Free booth space is available to you for Expo, reserve yours today!
12 Week Challenge - 1st Weigh-in - Monday, January 4, 2106;
Final Weigh-in - Monday, March 21, 2016; Celebration Event - Friday, April 1, 2016

Cost to Sign-up your team: 
Note - Participation fee is based on total number of participants per team and not according to business size. The fees below are for businesses who did not select this option in their bundled membership package.
1-10 Participants = $60
11-30 Participants = $85 
31-50 Participants $125 
51+ Participants = $150


Upcoming Events
Nov. 17, 2015
Pre-Legislative Luncheon
November 17th - 11:30am to 1:00pm @ JoDean's
Nov. 17, 2015
Chamber Member Mixer
November 17th - 5:00pm to 7:00pm-Hosted by KYNT @ Mount Marty College Read more...
Nov. 19, 2015
  Avera Sacred Heart Hospital to Hold Open House for New Dialysis Unit  
November 19th - Open House from 4pm to 6pm with Ribbon Cutting @ 4pm - 501 Summit St.,  Read more...
Nov. 20, 2015
  Cedar County Veterinary New Member Ribbon Cutting & Open House  
November 20th - Open House from 11am to 6pm with Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30am @ 4210 W. 8th St.,  Read more...
Nov. 24, 2015
Public Open House at Majestic Bluffs
November 24th there will be Tours and refreshments from 4 to 7pm at Majestic Bluffs.  The Public is invited. 
Nov. 28, 2015
Small Business Saturday
November 28th is Small Business Saturday!  Remember to shop local!  Read more...
Dec. 4, 2015
The Gurney Landing Parade of Lights
December 4th - Find out more information by clicking HERE...
Dec. 8, 2015
December's Chamber Member Mixer
December 8th - 5pm to 7pm - Hosted by Avera Sacred Heart Hospital!  Read more...


Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter Grant
Yielded 22 South Dakota Grant Recipients
November 10th - Todd Larson, Department of Parks & Recreation
Public voting helped to select grants for communities to receive up to $10,000, and Yankton was one of the communities that had a great voting turnout!

"It was clear from online voting that these communities are very passionate about their projects and the impact they will have now and for future generations," said Stephanie Perry, The Wellmark Foundation. "These grants empower them to continue improving upon the health and well-being of their communities for years to come."

The final projects were chosen from more than 130 entries, because they focused on making communities more active or improving access to healthy foods. The public also had the chance to weigh in on their favorite projects. More than 57,000 votes were received during the two week voting period that ended on Oct. 7.

Riverside Park Boundless Play Area, is the area in our community that received the $10,000 grant!
The Chamber's new Members Only Business Education Video Library is coming at the end of November.  Watch for more information!
Yankton Yahooism!
Yankton RiverWalk, Inc.
What is your greatest accomplishment so far? We are proud to be in our 7th year of placing great art on the streets of downtown.

What is one thing about your attraction that people in the community may not realize you have? Please look for a RiverWalk brochure, including a map of sculptures, at the Yankton CVB, South Dakota Magazine and downtown businesses.

What is the #1 reason people visit you or what sets you apart from other attractions? We change our sculptures every May so there is always fresh and fun art on the streets.

Chamber Looking for Volunteers!

 Committee Volunteers Needed
Interested in becoming more involved?  Have an interest in a specific industry? 
Serve on a Chamber Committee!

The Chamber is a volunteer, members only organization and we would like to see you!  Call 665-3636 to find out more or visit our Committee Page to see more information on the committees available to work with!

In This Issue
New Members
The Schaeffer Store
406 Broadway Ave.
Yankton, SD  57078
(605) 260-3339

Mark & Cheryl Wenzlaff, Owners
Welcome to the Chamber!
Renewing Members
Best Western Kelly Inn
Edward Jones - Devin Anderson
Heine, Gary & Arlene
Minervas Catering & Events
Minervas Grill & Bar
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
Need to get your event listed?  Submit an Event!
Recent Ribbon Cuttings!
Chris Dickes Family Dentistry
New Member Ribbon Cutting
November 5th


Save the Date!

Chamber Board 

President: Josh Svatos; Vice President: Chris Ferdig; Secretary/Treasurer: Ken Kopetsky

Board Members:  Chuck Aman ~ Bridget Benson ~ Shane Bertsch ~ Kevin Hunhoff ~ Tammy Matuska 

Cynthia Miller ~ Marcy Moser ~ Kathy Quinlivan ~ Kristi Palecek ~ Dan Somsen

Becky Souchek ~ Jack Weeks ~ Todd Woods