Chamber Chat

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

Chamber Business:

As a member of the business community, please think of how you can offer assistance when the time comes, which will likely be sooner rather than later.  As the Chamber is often the place people call for assistance, if there is help your business or organization can provide, please let us know so we can share this information.  If circumstances dictate, we may be putting out the call for volunteers so please be ready to help.

Announcement:  Several local Vermillion businesses are advertising in a Keep It Local Card. This card is currently being solicited to Vermillion residents.  This is a legitimate program, but it is NOT a VCDC sponsored program.

Enjoy Food and Fun! Come join the fun when Tour de Kota arrives in Vermillion in two weeks, on Thursday, June 9.  We�ve got fun plans in store for the riders and the Vermillion community!  The Tour de Kota campsite will be located on the USD North Complex grounds just north of Cherry Street between N. University and Plum Streets. A variety of food vendors will set up the morning of June 9 and serve throughout the day and evening. KVHT will host a live remote during the afternoon and �Poker Alice� will entertain the crowd with live music in the evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shuttle rides during the day will be provided to Tour de Kota bicyclists, courtesy of Vermillion Public Transit. Friday morning will start bright and early as the Vermillion Lions Club serves pancakes and sausage before the riders take off for their last day of riding to Sioux Falls. Spread the word, bring your friends and family, and enjoy great food, entertainment, and socializing.  What a great way to kick off the summer!!

�Business After Hours� hosted by Heartland Smiles, 117 E. Cherry St., is Tuesday, June 21, from 5 too 7 p.m. Hors d�oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Please join us to meet Dr. Jenna Renshaw and welcome her to Vermillion, tour the facilities, make new contacts and socialize!

VCDC Annual Golf Social June 28! The 4-Person Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament will begin with team sign-in at The Bluffs Golf Course followed by pictures at 11:45 a.m. and the open format shot gun start at 1 p.m. The buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the golf awards and door prizes.  Please call the VCDC office at 624-5571 or email to register your team, be a hole sponsor, or donate a pin or door prize. Please register soon!

Annual 4th of July Celebration at Prentis and Barstow Parks. Complete event schedule coming soon!

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.


� Stay aware of Missouri River flooding information at While the river has not yet breached the banks in Clay County, state and local officials are recommending residents along the river make evacuation plans and begin moving their possessions in preparation. The time to act is now, not once the water has breached the banks. 

� Heartland Home Care has moved to a new location at 2610 E. SD Hwy 50 in the former �The Country Doctor� clinic just one-quarter mile east of Vermillion city limits. Watch for an upcoming open house announcement.

� The Caf� Brul� presents an Exhibition of Artwork: The Caf� Brul� (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 Caf� Brul� and view this show by three Vermillion artists. For inquiries about the artists and their artwork, please contact gallery coordinator, Michele Mechling at

� New Weekly Wine Hour at RED Steakhouse every Wednesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. in the RED Steakhouse vault. Taste through a selection of wines from their boutique-style wine list, enjoy a glass of your favorite, and munch on some tasty treats prepared by their own Chef Tom. For more information, call 624-0079.

� 4-H Fundraiser. Rain or Shine … rent your booth space at the Clay County Fair Grounds for one stop rummage shopping during the Vermillion city-wide garage sale June 23-25 and help support Clay County 4-H! Direct sellers welcome.  10'x10' � $10 (Includes one table) or $15 (two tables) inside the Bus Barn. Sellers will be allowed to set up Wednesday night and items will kept in a locked facility overnight.  Contact 677-7111 for more information.

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