Chamber Chat

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

Chamber Business:

�Business After Hours� hosted by Great Plains Therapy, 1407 East Cherry St., is Tuesday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Hors d�oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  Please join us to make new contacts, socialize, and find out what Great Plains Therapy has to offer!

Tour de Kota:  The Tour de Kota �College Campus Cruise� will bring hundreds of bike riders to Vermillion Thursday, June 9.  Riders will bike from Freeman to Vermillion and stay for the day and last overnight of the tour.  The Tour de Kota campsite will be at the USD tailgate grounds where food vendors, KVHT live remote, and live music will entertain the crowd � the public is welcome.  Camping space and residence halls are available to riders, and some riders also like the option of staying with a host family. If anyone is interested in hosting a rider in their home or allowing camping on their property, please contact the Chamber at 624-5571.  Plans are also being made to transport visitors around town so businesses and attractions can roll out the red carpet.  Watch for more details in the coming weeks � this is a great opportunity to welcome visitors to Vermillion.

Are you interested in becoming more active in the community?  Join one of the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company�s (VCDC)  rewarding committees. If you enjoy event planning, the Special Events Committee is for you. This committee works to plan and promote events that the VCDC hosts such as the Annual 4th of July Celebration, the Annual Christmas Celebration and the VCDC Annual Banquet.  If you are interested in the legislative issues that affect Clay County and the local businesses the Legislative Affairs Committee would be a perfect fit for you.  If you would like to serve as the goodwill and public relations representative by participating in and attending ribbon cuttings, new business openings, community events, socials, parades and festivals the Ambassador Committee would be an excellent choice.  If you are interested in joining or would like more information on one or all of these committees, please contact Ann at or call 624-5571.

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: or at 624-5571.


 � �Books for Budding Brains� Drive is running now at Dakota PC Warehouse, 1216 E. Cherry St. through May 15.  Books are collected for disadvantaged children with a portion of the books going to families affected by the recent tornado in Mapleton, IA.  For more information, contact Liz Roscovius at 605-232-4170 or or visit:

� The Cafe' Brule' presents an Exhibition of Artwork: The Cafe' Brule' (now open since April 7) located at 24 West Main Street proudly presents an Exhibition of Artwork by Michele David Mechling, Nancy Losacker & Susan M. Heggestad, now through June 4. Stop by the brand new Cafe' Brule' and view this show by three Vermillion artists. For inquiries about the artists and their artwork, please contact gallery coordinator, Michele Mechling at

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