Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

2012 Vermillion Area Community Leader Award and 2012 Vermillion Area Family Business Award nominations

The Vermillion Area Chamber & Develop.m.ent Company (VCDC) is seeking nominations for the 2012 Vermillion Community Leader Award and the 2012 Vermillion Area Family Business Award.

The VCDC is looking for a Vermillion area individual with a strong record of success, community involvement, and community service. This award recognizes the accomplishments of a Vermillion area individual and his/her contributions to our community.

The VCDC is also looking for a family business with a strong record of success, family involvement, community service, multi-generational culture and a positive family business structure. This award recognizes the accomplishments of a Vermillion area family business and their contributions to our community.

The VCDC invites you to nominate your choice for one or both awards. The winners will be presented their awards at the Annual Vermillion Area Chamber & Community Awards Banquet on March 20 at Pro's Bar & Grill.

Nomination forms are available at or at the VCDC office at 116 Market Street, phone 624-5571. The nomination deadline is Feb. 20.

President's Day holiday, Monday, Feb. 20. VCDC office will be closed.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Business After Hours and Open House hosted by the Center for Children and Families, 505 Stanford Street, is Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Their on-site chef is preparing home-made appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please join us to make new contacts, socialize and find out what the Center for Children and Families has to offer!

Cracker Barrel session with our legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center Street. Please join us for some great discussion. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary, Clay County Democrats, Clay County Republicans and the VCDC Legislative Affairs Committee.

USD Women vs. IPFW basketball game Monday, Feb. 27, at the DakotaDome. The VCDC will be presenting Coyote basketball cinch bags to USD student-athletes who have achieved perfect 4.0 grades at halftime of the game. The VCDC is once again filling the bags with coupons and/or items from area businesses. Please show your support.

Attention Vermillion area businesses: Support the Academic Awards Night for student-athletes at the USD of the student's accomplishment by dropping off coupons and/or items at the VCDC office at 116 Market St., or contact the VCDC at (605) 624-5571 or by Thursday, Feb. 23. Approximately 50 bags will be distributed to the 4.0 student-athletes.

Save the Date:

What: 2012 Annual Vermillion Area Chamber & Community Awards Banquet

When: Tuesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Pro's Bar & Grill

Guest speaker: Joe Glenn, USD head football coach

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 5-7 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.


  • USD Libraries are displaying a series of artistic exhibitions exploring skateboard designs, graphic novels & tapestries Feb. 6 through May 4.

— Corroborations 2012, which pairs visual arts students with poetry majors, is in the I.D. Weeks Library 2nd floor exhibition cases

— Tapestry weavings by award-winning SD tapestry artist Grete Bodogaard are in the USD Libraries Gallery in the Academic Commons

— Getting Graphic by USD Education Librarian Abby Moore is an exhibit of graphic novels on the west side of the 2nd floor of the University Libraries Gallery

— SkateCreate is an exhibition of skateboard designs created by students in the first-year seminar class.  It's featured in the student gallery on the west side of the second floor

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