Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company
116 Market Street, Suite 103
Vermillion, SD 57069
605-624-5571
vcdc@vermillionchamber.com
www.vermillionchamber.com

Chamber Business:

Congratulations to the 2011 VCDC Annual Banquet Award Winners!

VCDC Brick Awards: Fireworks Unlimited, RED Steakhouse, The University of South Dakota � Coyote Village

Family Business of the Year: Jones� Food Center

Mayor�s Community Service Award: Larry Brady

United Way Volunteer of the Year: Hazen Bye

VCDC Community Leader Award: Art Mabry

Cracker Barrel Session will be Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fire Hall Station conference room.  Sponsors include VFW Auxiliary, Clay County Democrats, Clay County Republicans and the VCDC Legislative Affairs Committee.

Professional Development Seminar sponsored by USD�s Beacom School of Business SE Entrepreneurial Resource Program (SERP), Tuesday, March 29 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company, 116 Market St.  For more information & to register, contact Lisa Bryan at lisa.bryan@usd.edu or call 605-677-5565.  Free and open to the public.

March 29 � �Preparing to Launch the Business� with Lisa Bryan and Dustin Pratt.  This seminar will provide participants with the tools to launch their business venture.  We will focus on the elevator pitch, accessing capital, bootstrapping, utilizing social media to market your business, and business plan competitions.

Tour de Kota:  Hundreds of visitors will be in our community when Vermillion hosts the Tour de Kota on Thursday, June 9.  Riders will be biking from Freeman to Vermillion and arriving here beginning the morning of June 9 and staying for the day and last overnight of the tour.  Events will take place on the USD tailgate grounds between Coyote Village and Dakota Street south of the Dome. Watch for more details in the coming weeks � this will be a great opportunity to showcase our city and welcome visitors!!

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 refresments.  If interested, please contact Ann at:  annb@vermillionchamber.com or at 624-5571.

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