Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat
  • The reconstruction of Dakota Street from Main Street to Cherry Street is progressing. Pavement removal is nearly complete on the south two blocks between Main and Cedar. The paving crew is now on-site and starting to construct storm sewer inlets at the Main and Dakota intersection, a process which will be followed by intersection paving. The inlet and paving work in the intersection is estimated to require an additional two to three weeks, weather permitting.

    The temporary detour for east-west traffic on Main Street at Dakota Street will continue to be around Harvard Street, National Street, and Elm Street.

    For more information and updates, you can contact the city at or call 677-7050. Anyone interested in receiving e-mail notifications about the Dakota Street reconstruction project is encouraged to e-mail the City of Vermillion at

  • Dick and Jane is For Sale – This great business opportunity might be for you! Owners are graduating and moving, so email soon!
  • Business Update – Eye Care Eye Wear is currently moving into their new clinic and will be open for patients on June 1. The new clinic will be named Prairie Eye Clinic, located at 11 Shriner Street, with the same phone number 624-2020.
  • Shop for special savings and special deals during the Red Dot Sale Event on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3! Anyone who purchases anything at a participating merchant's business during the Red Dot Sale Event can register in the store to win $50 in Vermillion Bucks! Don't miss this opportunity to shop locally for special savings and the chance to win!
  • Brown Bag Forum – SESDAC, Inc. will be hosting a Brown Bag forum on Dignity, Diversity, and Developmental Disabilities on Friday, June 2 from 12 to 1 p.m. SESDAC, Inc. is located at 1314 East Cherry Street in Vermillion. This forum is free and open to the public. For more information contact 624-4419.
  • Vermillion Community Theatre Benefit Dinner – The public is cordially invited to attend a benefit dinner in support of the summer musical Damn Yankees on Sunday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Run Winery. Tickets are $25 and available at Nook 'n Cranny until June 2. There will be a buffet dinner with entertainment from Damn Yankees and the USD production of Forever Plaid. Baseball attire is encouraged. For more information contact 624-6670.
  • The Vermillion City Council will meet on Monday, June 5. City council meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Al Neuharth Center. For more information contact the city office at 677-7050 or e-mail You can check out the meeting agenda on the city's Web site at
  • Students looking for work – If you are looking for summer employees The University Career Development Center can help! They have students looking for summer jobs. For more information contact Wendy at 677-5307.
  • Dakota Classic Cruisers 11th Annual Car Show – This event continues to get bigger and better every year! Join us in Historic Downtown Vermillion on Saturday, June 3. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon and the car show will run from noon to 4 p.m. Come and enjoy great cars, great food, and great music! Admission is free! For more information contact 624-4705 or 356-3563.
  • CloverBud 4-H Program – This program is designed to introduce families to the different 4-H programs for their children to get involved in. Your children will have fun-filled educational activities involving food, nutrition, crafts, and the Character Counts Program. Snacks are served at each meeting and parental involvement is welcome. The CloverBud 4-H Program will begin Monday, June 5 running through July 31 and the cost is $10 per participant. Participants will be able to exhibit their class projects during the Clay County Fair. For more information contact Colleen at 677-7111.
  • Merchant Meeting – The next merchant meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 7 starting at 6 p.m. at Candy Bouquet & Doo-Wop Shake Shop located at 12 West Main Street. Your input is appreciated! We hope to see you there!
  • Tour de Kota – The second annual Argus Leader Tour de Kota bike ride across South Dakota will be happening June 12-16, running from Yankton to Milbank, with Discovery Rides through Vermillion the morning of Sunday, June 11. This event has grown from last year and hundreds of riders are expected to pass through our community. Special events are being planned for riders on Main Street in Vermillion that morning, and the public is welcome to join us downtown to meet and greet the visitors!
  • Welcome new VCDC members! Please join us in welcoming Proefrock Electric, Inc., 404 Washington in Gayville, and Ginger LaMie, 805 Carleton Circle, as new Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company members! We're excited to have Proefrock Electric, Inc., and Ginger LaMie as new members and we're looking forward to great partnerships with them in the future!
  • Community Calendar/Weekly Update – To check out more great community events, or if you would like to submit an event or a promotion, please log onto or contact 624-5571.

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