December 14, 2015


Health & Wellness Expo Booth Spaces Available
The YankTON Challenge kicks off - January 4, 2016!

All initial weigh ins must be sent by the end of the day and every Monday there after for the next 12 weeks!

New This Year to the YankTON Challenge: 
Health & Wellness Expo
Date:  Monday, January 4, 2016
Time:  4:30pm - 7:00pm
Place:  Avera Pavilion at 409 Summit

Participants are invited to attend this expo and visit health related businesses, see demonstrations and hear motivational speakers!

Free booth space is available to Chamber members!  Get your business in front of hundreds of participants - signup for a booth at  Call 605-665-3636 for more details.


Upcoming Events
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...
Jan. 12, 2016
January Member Mixer
January 12th - 5:00pm - 7:00pm  hosted by Roy Wilcox State Farm  @ Czeckers, 407 Walnut St.  Read more...
Jan. 19, 2016
Stockwell Engineers Open House & Ribbon Cutting
January 19th - Open House from 3:00pm to 6:00pm with a Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30pm; 215 Walnut St. - Stockwell Engineers (formerly Eisenbraun & Associates, Inc.)  Read more...
Jan. 18, 2016
Governor's State of the State Breakfast Tour
January 18th - 8:30am to 9:30am  @ Minerva's Grill & Bar, 1607 E. Hwy 50 - Register Today  Read more...
Jan. 23, 2016
Legislative Cracker Barrel
January 23rd - 10:00am to 11:00am at the Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion; 409 Summit  Read more...


Business Education Video Library
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Members Only
Available January 7, 2016!
The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the introduction of the new Members Only Business Education Video Library which is a new Comprehensive Video Resource available exclusively to Members of the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce.

This benefit will be free to you as a member benefit included in your annual chamber dues.

The video library is available to you 24/7 from your computer, tablet or smart phone. The Business Education Video Library consists of over 400 videos almost all 30 minutes in length and subjects covered include sales, human resources, marketing, finance, operations, women's business issues, leadership and quite a bit more.

Be watching for introductory emails showing how you can access this new member benefit!
Governor's State of the State Breakfast Tour

January 18!

The Governor Dennis Daugaard will be doing a State of the State Tour and will be in Yankton January 18, 2016.

Please join him at Minerva's Bar & Grill at 8:30a.m. for a light breakfast of coffee, juice, muffins and fruit.

Click Here to Register Today!
Riverside Park 
What products or services does your business/attraction provide?  Beautiful setting, walking trails, baseball stadium, softball field, shelter houses, amphitheater.

What is one thing about your business/attraction that people in the community may not realize you have to offer?  There will be a new play area installed in 2017 to replace the current play area.

What's one event you host that visitors and the community should attend?  Riverboat Days.

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.
Legislative Alerts
December 9, 2015 - John Thune, U.S. Senator
House and Senate Adopt Thune Provisions to Address Youth Suicide

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) applauded the passage of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the bipartisan, bicameral K-12 education reform bill. At its core, ESSA puts governors, school boards, parents, and teachers back in charge and ends the Common Core mandate. The bill includes Thune-led amendments to address tribal youth suicide.
In This Issue
Renewing Members
Big Friend Little Friend, Inc.
Days Inn
Graham Tire, Inc.
Grossenburg, R.C., DDS
Kevin's Plumbing Service
Leisure World, Inc.
Midcontinent Business Solutions
Midcontinent Communications
Orthopedic Institute
South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services
Walnut Village
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
Need to get your event listed?  Submit an Event!
Community Survey
United Way of Greater Yankton
To help understand the impact of services provided by the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton and partner agencies, they are conducting a Community Survey.

All Yankton Area friends of the United Way are encouraged to take this survey to help them better understand the communities needs!
Recent Ribbon Cuttings
Mayer Signs, Inc.
December 3rd
The Schaeffer Store
December 3rd
Congratulations to All!


Community and Business Responses are Requested!
The Onward Yankton Creative District Committee is conducting two surveys to gather information on recommendations to help enhance the Historic Downtown Yankton area.

Below are two separate survey links - one is for the general public and one is for Downtown Business & Property Owners. The deadline for both surveys in December 21, 2015.

Community Response Survey Link

Downtown Business/Property Owner Survey Link

The survey will take about 15 minutes and your responses will remain confidential.

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