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Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce

& Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069

605-624-5571

vcdc@vermillionchamber.com

www.vermillionchamber.com

Chamber Business:

Free "Welcome Hunters" 12"x18.5" color posters are available at the VCDC office, courtesy of SD Tourism. If you would like to display the poster in your business window to welcome the hunters to the Vermillion area please stop at the VCDC office, call 624-5571 or e-mail annb@vermillionchamber.com.

Public Forum: The combined Clay County Commissioner and District 17 Legislative Candidate Forum is Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Vermillion City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center St. The forum will give the public not only the opportunity to get to know the candidates and where they stand on important issues, but it will also give the audience the chance to address the candidates with any questions they may have. Open to the public. Sponsored by the VCDC Legislative Affairs Committee.

Are you a company (or know of a company) that has…

– A product or service that has been successfully sold in domestic markets?

– Management with the interest and capability to consider opportunities overseas?

We can help! Join us at our upcoming export awareness workshop on Oct. 23, noon-1 p.m. at Red Steakhouse. Lunch is sponsored by The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company, Yankton Area Progressive Growth, and North Sioux City Development. There is no charge for the workshop. It is expected to last 45-60 minutes and is targeted towards companies that have never exported or have very limited experience with exporting.

Top concerns about exporting:

1. Fear of not getting paid once the product has been shipped

2. Unfamiliarity with the buyer's language

3. Perceived loss of control when dealing with a foreign buyer

4. Production is already at full capacity

5. Decision makers are unsure of where to start.

The South Dakota International Trade Center, the Small Business Administration, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, U.S. Commercial Service, the South Dakota Small Business Development Centers, the Great Plains International Trade Association, and South Dakota Department of Agriculture have teamed together to provide a statewide series of workshops to raise awareness and to connect South Dakota companies to the resources available to begin exporting their products.

For more information on area workshops and to register, visit www.export.gov/southdakota and click on "To register for workshops" or call the VCDC at (605) 625-5571.

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, contact Ann at annb@vermillionchamber.com or at 624-5571.

Announcements:

Travel to Cirque Du Soleil: Quidam at the Tyson Events Center, Tuesday, Dec. 18. The Main Street Center and WH Over Museum are joining together to attend this event if a minimum of 20 tickets are sold. The bus will pick up in Vermillion and return to Vermillion after the event. Tickets are $45 or $56.25 depending on choice of seats. The seats reserved are in section 110 and will be held for our group until Nov. 2. Tickets should be reserved as soon as possible.

There are more expensive seats ($71 or $104) if preferred, but they need to be ordered separately. Please sign up at the Main Street Center, 320 W Main with a deposit of $25 and the remainder due by Thursday, Nov. 29 or you may pay in full when reserving your ticket. Make checks payable to Tyson Events Center. Any questions, call Crystal at 624-8072.

Davida Art Company Presents: Artworks by Danielle P. De Jager-Loftus. "Take, Put Abandon" is an exhibit of mixed media works filled with symbolism reminiscent of Paleolithic Art. Exhibit runs through Oct. 26 at Cafe Brule in Downtown Vermillion.

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