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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 stop at the VCDC office, call 624-5571 or e-mail annb@vermillionchamber.com.

The VCDC office will be closed in observance of Native American Day on Monday, Oct. 8.

Business After Hours and 5th Anniversary Celebration at Dakota PC Warehouse, 1216 E. Cherry St., Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. Please join us to help Dakota PC Warehouse celebrate their anniversary, make new contacts, and find out what Dakota PC Warehouse has to offer. Refreshments will be served.

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.

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 5-7 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:

Attention businesses and organizations: In the spirit of Dakota Days week, please put "Welcome Alumni" on your marquees and store/business front windows

 Mentoring available: The Clay-Union Foundation is seeking new members in their mentoring program and invites both adults and youth aged 5-17 to join their organization.

An adult male volunteer in Vermillion would like to mentor a youth age 10-14 years old, and spend time with him. A 16-year-old girl is also seeking an adult female mentor. The process is easy, and there is no cost to join the program. Group activities are covered by the foundation, Mentors are also needed in Elk Point and Jefferson, SD.

Mentoring pays huge benefits for both the youth and adults. Applications for both youth and adults are at http://www.clay-unionfoundation.org/. The volunteers are all background checked and interviewed before the match, and are asked to spend two hours per week with their match, which can have a positive impact on a youth's life. Call John Gille at (605) 421-5050 for further information. The foundation is funded in part, by the United Way of Vermillion.

Travel to Cirque Du Soleil: Quidam at the Tyson Events Center, Tuesday, Dec. 18. The Main Street Center and W.H. 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. 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 Friday, Nov. 30 or you may pay in full when reserving your ticket. Make checks payable to Tyson Events Center. Any questions, call Crystal at 624-8072.

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