November 30, 2015


Last Chance!

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, 2016;
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
Dec. 3, 2015
   The Schaeffer Store & Mayer Signs Ribbon Cutting
December 3rd -  The Schaeffer Store and Mayer Signs will be have a joint Ribbon Cutting at 3 pm.  Read more...
Dec. 4, 2015
The Gurney Landing Parade of Lights
December 4th - Find out more information by clicking HERE...
Dec. 4 & 5th, 2015
   Rescheduled! - Cedar County Veterinary  Ribbon Cutting & Open House
December 4th-  New Member Ribbon Cutting @ 4210 W. 8th St. @ 11:30am - Read More...
December 5th- Open House @ 4210 W. 8th St.  10:00am to 6:00pm - Read More...
(previously scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20th)
Dec. 8, 2015
December's Chamber Member Mixer
December 8th - 5pm to 7pm - Hosted by Avera Sacred Heart Hospital!  Read more...
Jan. 4, 2016
Yankton Challenge Health & Wellness Kick Off
January 4th - 4:30pm to 7:00pm:
Free for all participants of the Challenge - Plus Chamber Member Businesses there is free booth space available for the Expo Kickoff - Reserve yours today by contacting the Chamber Office-  Read more...


Holiday Parade of Lights!
Gurney Landing Holiday Parade of Lights 
will start at 6:00pm  on Friday! 

Have a float in the Gurney Landing Holiday Parade of Lights!
Friday, December 4th @ 6pm

Decorate your truck, car, pet and get in the holiday spirit!

Need ideas for lighted decoration?  Have lights, generator and extension cords but don't have other decorations?  Rent decorations for $25 (all proceeds to go to the Yankton High School Boosters Club) - Call Alison Larson at William Randall Publishing - 605-260-6870.

Parade Information:  Line up will be on Levee Street.  Parade route will go north on Capitol to 3rd, west to Cedar and east on 2nd Street back to the Gurney Building on 2nd & Capitol.  Parade winners will be announced at the end of the parade.

Call:  605-260-6870 to speak with Parade Organizers.  

To view more Holiday Promotions, please visit the Chamber's website at:   
Summit Activities Center
What products or services does your business/attraction provide? Community recreation, indoor pool, adult sports leagues, fitness center.

What is one thing about your business that people in the community may not realize you have to offer? Personal Training

What is your greatest accomplishment so far? Quality of life attraction for the Yankton area.

The Chamber's new Members Only Business Education Video Library is coming at the end of November.  Watch for more information!
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital  Held Open House For New Dialysis Unit
Thursday, November 19th
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
A ribbon cutting and open house was held at the new Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Dialysis Unit on Thursday, November 19th.

Those in attendance were given tours of the new unit.

Yankton Sears Joins Make-A-Wish
Tuesday, November 24th
With the holiday season right around the corner the Yankton Sears Hometown Store is joining more than 1,200 Sears locations nationwide in supporting the 2015 Sears Hometown and Outlet Store Inc. holiday campaign with Make-A-wish.

Funds raised in the "Season of Wishes" campaign will allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful and oftentimes, life-changing impact of a fulfilled wish.

Through December 31, customers are invited to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the campaign. The Yankton store, which is located at 2901 Broadway Ave., will also be offering more fundraising promotions and you can read more about that by reading the full news release HERE.
In This Issue
Holiday Gift Giving!

Looking for Gift Ideas?

Order your Chamber Dollars now for Holiday gift giving!

Please call ahead for large orders at 665-3636.
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
Need to get your event listed?  Submit an Event!
Recent Ribbon Cuttings!
Tokyo Japanese Cuisine
November 23rd
Avera Sacred Heart
Majestic Bluffs Campus
November 23rd
Congratulations to All!

Thank You to KYNT and Mt. Marty College for hosting the November mixer at the Laddie Cimpl Arena.


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!

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