December 28, 2015


Health & Wellness Expo
The YankTON Challenge kicks off - January 4, 2016 and the YankTON Challenge Health and Wellness Committee invites all participants to join us at the 2016 Kick-Off!

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!  View Full Flyer!


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 
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. 14, 2016
L. Lenae Designs & Floral Ribbon Cutting
January 14th - 10:00am - 11:00 @ 110 Capital St., Ste. A103  Read more...
Jan. 18, 2016
Governor's State of the State Breakfast Tour
January 18th - 8:30am to 9:30am  @ Minerva's Conference Center, 1607 E. Hwy 50 - Register Today  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. 19, 2016
Seed Library Ribbon Cutting 
January 19th - 4:00pm at the Yankton Public Library, 515 Walnut St.  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...
Feb. 3, 2016
2016 Yankton Chamber Business & Career Expo
Feb 3rd - 11:00am to 7:00pm at the Laddie Cimpl Arena; 1105 W. 8th St  Read more...
Feb. 6, 2016
Legislative Cracker Barrel
February 6th - 10:00am to 11:00am at the Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion; 409 Summit  Read more...
Feb. 12, 2016
New Member Orientation
February 12th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Chamber Conference Room, 803 E. 4th St.   Read more...


Click on the link below to see what your Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled each month of 2016!

Join us and Be Involved!

Click here>>  2016 Chamber Events 
2016 Business & Career Expo
February 3, 2016
The 2016 Yankton Chamber Business & Career Expo is a new event promoting education and the Yankton business community!

This event will showcase business products and services, include a job fair for employment seekers and is open to Mount Marty College Students, faculty and the general public.

Businesses and organizations wishing to showcase their products and/or services should sign up for a display booth.  Costs are as follows:
Non-Profits - $100
Non-Members - $200
Chamber Members - $150
(unless member selected in bundle)

For more information or to register, please click HERE.
Governor's State of the State Breakfast Tour

January 18th

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 Conference Center at 8:30a.m. for a light breakfast of coffee, juice, muffins and fruit.

Click Here to Register Today!
Fantle Memorial Park 
What products or services does your business/attraction provide?  Outdoor pool, wading pool, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, basketball court, tennis courts, disc golf, soccer fields, softball/t-ball fields, walking paths and shelter houses.

Does it cost to go to your business/attraction?  Daily fee or season pass for the outdoor pool.

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

Attorney General Scam Warning!

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning consumers about a scam targeting computer users. Phone calls have been received from a person claiming to be from Microsoft Windows and asking for information to gain access to their computer.  Click on the following link for the full story.

For complete story CLICK HERE!
(*scroll to page 7 in magazine pdf)

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!
In This Issue
New Member
Quality Well Service
89802 557 Ave
St. Helena, NE  68774
(402) 841-0535

Jeremy Promes, Owner
Welcome to the Chamber!
Renewing Members
Dakota Territorial Museum
Schaap, Sternhagen & Co. CPA's, P.C.
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
(605) 665-3636
Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
Need to get your event listed?  Submit an Event!
Legislative Season
The South Dakota legislative season begins Jan. 12.  Stay on top of bills, see general information, member rosters, codified laws, administrative rules and interim information by clicking on:  To contact our local legislators, click on: 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau! 


Members on the Move!
December, 2015
Applied Engineering recently was awarded the Top Shops benchmarking Honors Program winner in the machining technology category. The 90,000 square foot facility, which specializes in machining precision aluminum components, uses a variety of multiple-machine flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) as well as single machines fitted with pallet pools for continual machining. Tom Bohnet, company president and his son, Tom who is the company project manager recently spearheaded a transition into an improved tool crib system, which resulted in a 62% reduction in scrap and an 18% reduction in tool costs throughout a year.   Read more here...

Mount Marty Named "Best Bang for the Buck" Third Year in a Row!  According to a recently released ranking by Washington Monthly, Mount Marty College was listed as a "Best Bang for the Buck" baccalaureate college for the third year in a row. Mount Marty College was one of only two South Dakota institutions listed in the Midwest Colleges category. .   Read more here...
Thank you from Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
Thank you to our outgoing board of director members: Marcy Moser, Dan Somsen and Shane Bertsch!  We appreciate your dedication and service!

Welcome to our incoming board of director members: George Lundgren, Barb Rezac and John Kraft.

2016 Chamber Board 

President: Chris Ferdig; Vice President: Bridget Benson; Secretary/Treasurer: Ken Kopetsky

Board Members:  Chuck Aman ~ Kevin Hunhoff ~ John Kraft ~ George Lundgren ~ Tammy Matuska 

Cynthia Miller ~ Kristi Palecek ~ Kathy Quinlivan ~ Barb Rezac 

Becky Souchek ~ Jack Weeks ~ Todd Woods

Past President:  Josh Svatos