Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

A holiday gift from the Chamber members to the community. The VCDC is conducting a Vermillion Bucks sale.  We are offering $10,000 in Vermillion Bucks available for purchase in $100 bundles of $20 denominations at the discounted rate of $85 per bundle.  This equates to an immediate discount of 15 percent off on all products and services in Vermillion.  They can be purchased at the VCDC office at 116 Market Street.  Limited to two bundles per person.

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! Inverters to plug lights into your vehicles are available at Dakota PC Warehouse.  Sponsored by the VCDC Special Events Committee.

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.

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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