Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

The Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company is pleased to announce our sponsorship of Free Fridays & Brown Bag Lunch Programs at the National Music Museum (NMM) during the month of October.  We encourage you and your friends to take this opportunity to enjoy these excellent musical performances.  The programs run from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in the National Music Museum's Arne B. Larson Concert Hall and are free and open to the public. (Event listings follow below) The NMM is located on the USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale Street.

Please join the VCDC Ambassadors for Dakota PC Warehouse expansion Ribbon Cutting on Friday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at 1216 E Cherry St.

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.

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.


  • Photo Exhibit :  Come to Café Brule in downtown Vermillion and view the Photo Exhibit by Jeanne Hanson.  Café Brule is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The exhibit is on display through Oct. 27.
  • Mentoring Program: Clay-Union Foundation, Inc., formerly known as Big Friend-Little Friend of Union County, Inc., continues its mission of mentoring youth in these two counties.  The program matches youth age 5-17 years old with qualified and screened adult volunteers. Each volunteer spends two hours a week with their match, and both the youth and the adults report many benefits by building a close relationship.  New mentors and youth are always welcome to the program. Right now, the program  has three adult female volunteers ready to match in Vermillion and is seeking girls age 5-12 who are interested in having a mentor to spend time with them.  A male volunteer is also needed to match with a 14-year-old boy in Vermillion. To sign up a youth, please contact John P. Gille, program director at 605-421-5050,  or email  him at for more information. The Clay-Union Foundation is supported by the United Way of Vermillion, as well as numerous other businesses and individual donors.
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