Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

David Owen, President of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce, will give a legislative session update at the Rotary Club meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the Neuharth Media Center on Tuesday, March 27. Sponsored by the VCDC Legislative Affairs 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 5-7 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.


  •  Mentors needed: The Clay-Union Foundation matches youth aged 5-17 in Clay and Union County, and needs to locate mentors to match with youth. In Vermillion, a 14-year-old boy would like to have an adult male friend, and a 16-year-old girl would like an adult female to spend some time with her.

The program also has a 12-year-old boy near Jefferson who would enjoy outdoor activities and just spending time with an adult male. The volunteers spend 2 hours/week with their matches, and there are benefits for both the adults and youth in being in a match. Please contact John Gille at (605) 421-5050 or e-mail for more information on the program, and to discuss being a strong role model for these youth. The Clay-Union Foundation is also seeking program sponsors and businesses that would like to host a tour of their facilities for the members, and John can also be reached at the contacts above.

  • USD Libraries are displaying a series of artistic exhibitions exploring skateboard designs, graphic novels and tapestries now through May 4. Corroborations 2012, which pairs visual arts students with poetry majors, is in the I.D. Weeks Library second-floor exhibition cases. Tapestry weavings by award-winning South Dakota 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 second-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.
  •  Clothing Drive for Rosebud Reservation, March 1-30. Donation guidelines: gently used clothing must be clean and in good working condition; no purses, high heels or dry clean-only clothing. Clothing needs to be bagged or boxed. Donations may be dropped off at Pressing Matters Printing, 102 E. Main St. during regular business hours. Monetary donations may be sent to: One Nation Walking Together, 45 – A Commerce St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
  •  Grief Support Group to meet every Wednesday from March 21-April 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Hospital Board Room. Free and open to anyone who has experienced a loss by death. Pre-registration is requested. Call Julie at (605) 638-8484
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