Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

Dakota Roots Program:  Is your family traveling home to Vermillion for the holidays?  Would they like to be in South Dakota year round, if only they could find the right career opportunity?

In an effort to bring more of that great South Dakota talent back home, the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation created the Dakota Roots program.  Dakota Roots joins citizens, business leaders, and state government in a successful, on-going initiative to grow the South Dakota workforce. 

Dakota Roots is the largest state job search database where both the workers and employers can reach out to one another to fill great jobs right here in South Dakota.  Since its inception in 2006, nearly 2,000 people have come back to work in South Dakota through this program, so while you're catching up with your family this holiday season tell them about Dakota Roots.

Visit for the information you need to list a job, search for a job, refer a family member or friend for a job, and learn about how South Dakota can help in the relocation process back home.  In the coming weeks the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation with assistance from the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company will be hosting informational meetings so businesses and workers can learn more about the Dakota Roots program.

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 5:00-7:00 pm 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.
  • "SANTA PAWS":  Nook 'n Cranny animal food help for Heartland Humane Society, Dec. 1-10.  Bring in a food or treat gift for Dogs or Cats and receive a free Thank You gift from Nook 'n Cranny, Downtown Vermillion.  Our 4-legged friends need our help!
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