Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

VCDC office will be closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 27.

�Business After Hours� will be hosted by Heartland Home Care, 25 West Main Street, on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.  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.

 VCDC Board of Directors Election Results:  The nominating committee received six nominations to fill the five open board of director seats for 2011.  New Board members are:  Alan Fritch representing CorTrust Bank, Al Pravecek representing Vermillion Veterinary Clinic, and Jon Robertson representing Cherry Street Grille.  Returning Board members are:  Paul Eickhoff representing Polaris Industries and Paul Preister representing Bank of the West.  Other members of the 2011 VCDC Board of Directors with unexpired terms are:  Dan Kenton, Michelle Maloney, Sheila Gestring, Randy Houska, John Prescott, Jack Powell, Jim Brady, and Gerry Tracy.  Officers for 2011 will be named at the January board of directors meeting.

 Beware of Potential Scam:  A local business reported receiving a phone call from Yellow Blue Media Website Co. in Buffalo, NY requesting payment for a one-year trial period for their service.  According to Jodie Swanson with the SD Attorney General�s Office, other South Dakota businesses have received similar calls from companies with names like Yellow Blue Media, Yellow Pages, Yellow  It is an unscrupulous company � they shut down and start up in other states and use similar tactics.  If an invoice should be received, call the SD Attorney General�s office at 1-800-300-1986.

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 to 7 p.m. 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, and they need your help.  Pressing Matters is helping the Lions Club and 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.

Vermillion Public Schools Christmas Vacation, Wednesday Dec. 22 � Jan. 3.  Classes resume Tues., Jan. 4, 2011.

Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25.

Next Week�s Happenings:

 Wrestling at Sioux Falls Lincoln, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27-28 at 11 a.m.

Al-anon meeting Mon., Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul�s Episcopal Church, corner of Main & Linden.  For more information, call 624-9764.

 Girls and Boys Basketball at Tea, Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.

USD Men's Basketball vs. Midland Lutheran College, Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. in the DakotaDome.

High School Gymnastics Winter Wonderland, Thursday, Dec. 30 at Vermillion High School at 11:30 a.m.

USD Men's Basketball vs. Doane College, Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. in the DakotaDome.

Upcoming Events � Mark Your Calendars!

Hospital Auxiliary Meeting, Friday, Jan. 7 at Care Center Dining Room, 125 Walker Street at 2 p.m.

Eagle Riders meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Eagles.

USD Wellness Center Grand Opening, Wednesday, Jan. 19 at noon.

Preservation Wednesday � Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 at Vermillion Public Library at 7 p.m.  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 and USD, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 from 12 to 6 p.m. at 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 Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the USD Lee Medical Building.

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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