January 4, 2016


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.

Scheduled for February 3, 2016 at the Laddie Cimpl Arena, 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
  • Members - $150 (if selected in a bundled membership, this rate does not apply)
  • Non-Members - $200

The Mount Marty College concession stand will be open during the event!  


For more information or to register, please click HERE

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!
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!

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.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings


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...


Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium 
Hours of Operation:  Hatchery Building: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday -Friday Memorial Day through Labor Day 7 days a week.
Aquarium: May-September 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days a week. April and October 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  November -March CLOSED

What is your greatest accomplishment so far?  Pallid sturgeon recovery on the Missouri River.

What is one or two things about your attraction that people in the community may not realize you have to offer?  Free guided group tours of the hatchery - by appointment only, self-guided tours anytime. FREE admission to the aquarium. The ability to view live fish.

What's one event you host that visitors and the community should attend?  Annual Kid's Fishing Derby


 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!

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 
In This Issue
New Member
Backroad Bar B Q
55698 898th Rd
St. Helena, NE  68774
(402) 667-7262

Ron & Tammie Eskens, Owners
Welcome to the Chamber!
Renewing Members
Dakota Financial Services, Inc.
Southeast CASA Program
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, visit: 


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