Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

Merry Christmas from the VCDC staff! The office will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26.

VCDC Board of Directors Election Results:  The Nominating Committee received four nominations to fill the four open Board of Director seats for 2012.  As no additional nominees were submitted from the membership, a formal election was not necessary.  The appointees must be certified by the full Board of Directors at the January 2012 meeting.

New Board members are:  Amy DeJong representing Vermillion Vision Clinic and Mary Merrigan representing Sanford Vermillion.  Returning Board members who will be serving their second 3-year term are: Randy Houska representing Houska Dental and Gerry Tracy representing SESDAC.  Other members of the 2012 VCDC Board of Directors with unexpired terms are:  Dan Kenton, Paul Preister, Sheila Gestring, Paul Eickhoff, Al Pravecek, Jim Brady, Alan Fritch, Jon Robertson, John Prescott and Jack Powell.  Officers for 2012 will be named at the January Board of Directors meeting.

Vermillion Logo Shirts:  Nothing says "I shopped Vermillion for the holidays" like a Vermillion logo shirt. Polo and dress shirts featuring the Vermillion logo are available now at special holiday pricing through December 23!  We have long sleeve dress shirts for men and women, as well as both cotton and wicking mesh polos in our signature Vermillion colors.  Give the gift of community pride this holiday season.  Supplies are limited so hurry in to the VCDC offices at 116 Market Street!

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.


  • '$5 Felines Adoption Event' – Want a warm, fuzzy feeling this holiday season that can be yours for years to come?  Adopt a cat or kitten from Heartland Humane Society during the special "$5 Felines," adoption event. For more information visit or call 605-664-4244.
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