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!

Vermillion Area Job Fair, Tuesday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Armory/Community Center, 603 Princeton St.  Businesses are invited to host a booth and meet prospective hires up close and personal.  The cost to host a booth is just $25.  Please contact the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company at 624-5571 or at  Reserve your spot by Wednesday, May 4 to be included in the promotional announcements.

Vermillion NOW! Luncheon:  We will be holding a Vermillion NOW! update luncheon at Valiant Vineyards Winery on Wednesday, May 18 at noon.  The luncheon is open to Vermillion NOW! investors as well as the general public for the purpose of providing an update on progress in the Vermillion NOW! campaign.  In addition, we will introduce Mark Gerhardt and John Heemstra from Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) and Josh Svatos from the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) to present information about our next initiative on the need for workforce development to support our target industries.  Cost for the luncheon is $10.  Please call the VCDC office at (605) 624-5571 for further details and to RSVP.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Food and Fun! Tour de Kota is just over a month away on Thursday, June 9 and we�ve got fun plans in store for both the riders and the Vermillion community!  Tour de Kota campsite will be located at the USD tailgate grounds, where a variety of food vendors will be set up beginning the morning of June 9 and continuing through the evening.  �Poker Alice� will entertain the crowd with live music in the evening.  Spread the word, bring your friends and family, and join us for a fun day of great food, entertainment, and socializing.  What a great way to kick off the summer!!

How to Become More Active in the Community:  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.

The Vermillion Area Community Foundation is accepting proposals for projects to improve our community.  Forms for submitting proposals by groups or organizations are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.  While funds available are limited we can fully fund small one time requests or partially fund larger projects.  Your annual donations to our Foundation will provide us with increasing funds each year for worthwhile projects.


� �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' (now open since April 7) located at 24 West Main Street proudly presents an exhibition of artwork by Michele David Mechling, Nancy Losacker and 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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