Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company
116 Market Street, Suite 103
Vermillion, SD 57069

Chamber Business:

VCDC office will be closed Fri., Dec. 31st

�Business After Hours� will be hosted by Heartland Home Care, 25 West Main Street, on Tues., Jan. 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Refreshments and hors d�oeuvres will be served.  Please join us to make new contacts, socialize and better understand what Heartland Home Care has to offer.

USD/Vermillion Day in Pierre is Wed., Feb. 9th. Meet with the state departments, tour the capitol, and watch your legislative team in action.  Join business and civic leaders on a community bus ride.  The cost is $30 per person. Please call the VCDC office at 624-5571 for more information and to register.  Everyone welcome!

Business After Hours:  Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your business and network with your peers?  Sign up to host a Business After Hours event!  These events generally run from 5:00-7:00 pm on a weeknight and the hosting business provides hors d�oeuvres and refreshments.  If interested, please contact Ann at:  or at 624-5571.

This Week�s Happenings:

Help Alleviate Hunger�the Vermillion Lions Club is collecting canned goods for the Vermillion Food Pantry.  Each year, the Lions Club collects food and fills Christmas Boxes for needy families in our community, & they need your help.  Pressing Matters is helping the Lions Club & will accept your canned goods anytime through the end of January 2011.  For each donated can of food brought to Pressing Matters, get an equal number of FREE color copies.

Next Week�s Happenings:

No public school,  Mon., Jan. 3rd � Teacher In-Service Day

Al-anon meeting Mon., Jan. 3rd  @ 7:30 pm at St. Paul�s Episcopal Church, corner of Main & Linden.  For more information, call 624-9764

Classes resume at Vermillion public school, Tues., Jan. 4th

Dakota Farm Show, Tues., Jan. 4-6 @ DakotaDome.  Hours: Tues. & Wed. from 9-5:00 pm and Thurs. from 9-4:00 pm.  Admission:  free

Girls Basketball vs Sioux City East, Tues., Jan. 4th @ 4:30 pm (H)

Booster Club Meeting Wed., Jan. 5th @ 6:30 pm at Vermillion High School

Boys Basketball vs West Central, Thurs., Jan. 6th @ 5:00 pm (H)

Gymnastics vs West Central, Thurs., Jan. 6th @ 6:30 pm (H)

Hospital Auxiliary Meeting, Fri., Jan. 7th @ Care Center Dining Room, 125 Walker Street @ 2:00 pm

Bowling vs Sioux Falls Lincoln, Fri., Jan. 7th @ 4:00 pm (H)

Girls & Boys Basketball vs Parkston, Fri., Jan. 7th @ 5:00 pm (H)

High School Wrestling vs Brandon Valley, Sat., Jan. 8th @ 10:30 am (T)

Gymnastics vs. Stanley County, Sat., Jan. 8th @ 12:00 pm (T)

Upcoming Events � Mark Your Calendars!

USD classes begin for spring 2011 semester, Wed., Jan. 12th @ 4:00 pm

Eagle Riders meeting, Wed., Jan. 12th @ 7:00 pm at the Eagles

Vermillion Area Winter Farmers Market, Sat., Jan. 15th from 10:00-1:00 pm at the Extension Building

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 17th � no classes @ USD or Vermillion Public Schools

Vermillion Area Arts Council to sponsor �Art for Peace�, Mon., Jan. 17th @ Washington Street Arts Center.  Community members & students are encouraged to create visual art & poetry for this exhibit celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

USD Wellness Center Grand Opening for Wed., Jan. 19th has been rescheduled to Tues., Feb. 1st at noon

Preservation Wednesday Wed., Jan. 19, 2011 at Vermillion Public Library @ 7:00 pm.  Featuring Jim Wilson, �Building Materials:  Evolution and Change over time�.  Presented by the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission to the general public at no charge.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Clay County & USD, Sun., Jan. 30, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ USD DakotaDome.  Relay for Life encourages teams of friends, neighbors, families, and co-workers to join together to raise money to fight cancer.  The objective is for at least one member of each team to walk (or run) around the track for the entire event, symbolizing the fact that cancer never sleeps.  For more information, contact Wess at 624-5352 or Sarah at 254-5046. 

Community Health & Wellness Fair hosted by Sanford Vermillion and SIFE to be held Sat., Feb. 5th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the USD Lee Medical Building.

American Legion Auxiliary Wallace Unit #1 meeting, Tues., Feb. 8 @ 7:00 pm at Senior Citizen Center

American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, March 7-11. For more information, contact Amanda @ 359-5412.

Does your business or organization have an event you would like included in the Chamber Chat?  If you do please call us at 624-5571 or email us at

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