Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

Christmas Tree for Historical Downtown Vermillion:  The VCDC is looking for a large Christmas tree for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and to be on display at Ratingen Platz, downtown Vermillion.  If you have a tree you would like to donate, please contact Ann at 624-5571.

The Third Annual Parade of Lights is Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Vermillion celebrating "The Spirit of Christmas."  At the end of the parade please join Santa & Mrs. Claus as they light the Community Christmas Tree at Ratingen Platz on the corner of Market & Main St.  After the tree lighting, children and parents are invited to the Vermillion Public Library for "Stockings for Soldiers," an opportunity to make an ornament to take home and to decorate a stocking for a soldier serving overseas.  If you would like to submit an entry into the Parade of Lights, entry forms are available at  or at the VCDC office at 116 Market Street. There will be a trophy and a prize of $25 in Vermillion Bucks for the best entry!  Please return the registration form by Monday, Nov. 28 to the VCDC office at 116 Market St.  Sponsored by the VCDC Special Events Committee.

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.


  • Wreath Decorating Contest sponsored by the Dakota Hospital Foundation.  Purchase 24" live wreath and complete registration at any location after Nov. 14.  Live wreaths can be purchased at:  Hy-Vee Floral, Willson Florist or Morses's Market ($20-25 range).  All entries must be returned by Monday, Nov. 28.  Prizes will be awarded for:  individual,  business and best of show.  All wreaths will be auctioned at the annual Tree of Lights Open House on Thursday, Dec. 1.  For more details, visit:
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