January 18, 2016


Business Education Video Library
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Members Only
Available NOW!
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.
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.  Booth deadline is Jan. 22! 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


Upcoming Events
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  Read more...
Jan. 19, 2016
Seed Library Ribbon Cutting 
January 19th - 4:00pm at the Yankton Public Library, 515 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. 22, 2016
Northwest Veterinary & Supply Ribbon Cutting
January 22nd @ 1 pm - 30651 US Hwy 81, south of the Yankton Livestock Market  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...
Jan. 26, 2016
The UPS Store Ribbon Cutting
January 26th @ 3 pm - 3013 Broadway Ave., Ste 8, across from Walmart  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. 5, 2016
Yankton Middle School Girls Night Out
Feb 3rd - 6:00pm to 9:00pm @ the Middle School.  Sponsors Wanted!  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...


Meridian Bridge and Plaza 
What is the #1 reason people visit you or what sets you apart from other attractions? The only double-deck bridge, spanning a major United States River, which was originally built with all private money - no government funding was used, and now can be enjoyed by pedestrian traffic. 
What is your greatest accomplishment so far?  Ninety years of operation for both vehicles and now pedestrian traffic.

What's one event you host that visitors and the community should attend?  Meridian en Blanc in July and sponsored by the Yankton Area Arts Association.

Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce

"Your recent donation to the Contact Center is greatly appreciated.  Your support makes it possible for us to continue to serve the needs of our Community."

Our Sincere Thanks,
Contact Center Staff & Board
Representative Kristi Noem
Putting an Obamacare Repeal on the President's Desk
A repeal of major portions of Obamacare is now headed to the President's desk for his signature or veto.

Every single health care plan on the exchange in South Dakota saw a double-digit rate increase this year - every single plan. It's just too expensive and the President's health care law fundamentally failed to do anything to change that. Instead, Obamacare issued top-down mandates to ensure more people would foot an even larger bill.

I understand it's not enough just to repeal Obamacare. Our health care system is broken. But there is a better way. What if you could create competition by letting people purchase insurance across state lines? Or if small businesses would be allowed to pool together to purchase more affordable coverage? What if you got a tax break for purchasing insurance, rather than a tax penalty if you didn't? There is an alternative - a conservative, patient-centered alternative.

To see more of the of Kristi's Newsletter, Click Here...  
February 5, 2016 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sponsors Needed!

Yankton Middle School will be hosting their 2nd Girls Night for ALL girls and their moms in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade on February 5, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Businesses interested in helping launch this annual event are asked to support the event with a donation - financial or in-kind. Sponsors contributing $250 or more will have their business logos on the t-shirts being provided to all attendees and the sponsor logo will be displayed on the big screen during the activities.

Help us help empower our young women by supporting this activity.
Downtown Business
Are you looking at doing improvements to your store or business front?  Check out the city's facade application.

In This Issue
Renewing Members
AFLAC - Daisy Kamback
Ben Jensen Dental
Century 21 Professional Real Estate
Cornette, John & Lyndall
Cox Auto Supply
Dee Dee Raap
Dykes, Brad & Sheryl
Echo Electric Supply
Embroidery & Screen Works, Inc.
Fox Run Golf Course
Kennedy Pier Knoff Loftus, L.L.P.
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.
Larson, Merle & Virginia
LB Cihak Insurance
Missouri Valley Shopper
Ron's Auto Glass, Inc.
Sacred Heart Monastery
Summit Activities Center
Sunset Ridge
Thieman, John & Lynn
United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton
Whitetail Run RV Park
Yaggie's, Inc.
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan/Yankton Printing
Yankton Title Company
Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
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Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar
Need to get your event listed?  Submit an Event!
YSD Teacher of the Year Nominations
The Yankton School District is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 YSD Teacher of the Year. The goal of the South Dakota Department of Education Teacher of the Year program is to recognize and honor the tremendous contributions of outstanding classroom teachers.

To read more about the nominations or to nominate a teacher of the Yankton School District, click here.


Legislative Season

The South Dakota legislative season has started!  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:  yanktonsd.com/advocacy/legislative/

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