Steve Howe hired as new VCDC executive director The board of directors of the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce and Develop-ment Company announced the hiring Wednesday of Steve Howe as the VCDCâ�?�?s executive director. Howe is a graduate of Vermillion High School and The University of South Dakota where he earned a degree in business administration. He returned to Vermillion four years ago to raise his family. He brings experience from the corporate world, higher education, city government and small business. In addition to being the owner and manager of Howe Property Services, he is a member of the VCDC and serves on the board to the Vermillion Housing Authority and serves as inspector for the city of Elk Point. In a press release Wednesday, the VCDC board stated, â�?�?We are very excited and pleased that Steve has accepted the position. He begins his position on Monday, May 5. We look forward to working with Steve as we embark on an exciting time of growth and change. â�?�?We have many plans and initiatives for the days ahead and are excited about the prospects that are in the works. We look forward to economic growth, community growth and furthering membership and commitment to our community.â�? The board also expressed thanks to the Vermillion community for its support. â�?�?Please feel free to stop in the office to meet Steve or call him with any questions you might have,â�? the board stated.