Chamber Chat By Vermillion Area Chamber/Development Company Upcoming events
VCDC 2004 Annual Banquet � Due to weather and concern for the safety and comfort of our guests, we rescheduled the annual banquet from Friday, Feb. 6 to Friday, March 26 at the Eagle's Lodge, 114 West Main Street.
The times remain the same, with the social starting at 6:30 p.m.�Featured speaker, Jerry Wheeler, executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association, will be speaking on "Legislative Issues & Retail Trends". The public is invited to join us at 9 p.m. for entertainment by the Poker Alice Band.
We will be contacting all those who signed up to attend on Feb. 6 to confirm your reservations.�If anyone would like to purchase tickets for the new date, please contact our office at 624-5571.�
It's Hockey Time! � "Vermillion Night" at the Sioux City Musketeers Game Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Roger Kozak will be dropping the first puck!�Pick up your advance $8 tickets at the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company, 906 East Cherry Street, or call 605-624-5571.
Cracker Barrel Session � Feb. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Vermillion Fire/EMS Station with Sen. Joe Reedy, Rep. Donna Schafer, and Rep. B.J. Nesselhuf. Refreshments will be served by Delta Kappa Gamma.
Chamber Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony � Much A Do, 1 West Main Street, Friday, Feb. 20, 5 to 7 p.m.� Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend!
Relay for Life, Feb. 22, noon to 6 p.m. at the DakotaDome. Doors open at 11 a.m. for set up. Door prizes and entertainment throughout the day.�Luminaries can be purchased at Vermillion Federal Credit Union, First Dakota, Jones' Food Center, Ace Hardware, and the Civic Council.�For team information contact Bruce and Kelly Fischbach at 624-9484.�
Retail Development & Promotions
2004 New Membership � Thank you to those who have become new 2004 members this week:�Woody Houser, J & R Flooring, Jan's Printing & Specialties, and Louie's Carpet Cleaning. A special thank you to all of the 2003 members who have renewed for 2004 and to all of our new members for 2004!�We truly appreciate all of your support!