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Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce

& Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

Announcement:  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 family.

Friday, December 7

"The Spirit of Christmas"

The Special Events Committee for the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) is sponsoring the  4th Annual "Parade of Lights" in Downtown Vermillion on Fri., Dec. 7 at 6:30 pm.  Vermillion area merchants, businesses, schools and organizations are encouraged to put together a float for the parade.  The theme is "The Spirit of Christmas", so get your creativity flowing and enter!  Entry forms can be found on the VCDC website,, or at the Chamber office at 116 Market St.  A trophy and $25 in Vermillion Bucks will be awarded to the winner. Inverters to plug lights into your vehicles are available at Dakota PC Warehouse.

At the end of the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the community Christmas Tree at Ratingen Platz on Market and Main Streets.  After the tree lighting, children and parents are invited to the Clay County Court House basement for "Stockings for Soldiers", an opportunity to make a FREE ornament to take home, and to decorate a stocking for a soldier serving overseas, sponsored by the Vermillion Public Library. (Due to the Library renovation, the craft will be held in the Court House basement.)

Also on Saturday, December 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., FREE pictures with Santa will be available at HyVee.

Monday, December 10

Please join Best Western Vermillion Inn (former Comfort Inn) for a Grand Re-Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the completion of their renovation and 20th Anniversary in business on Monday, Dec. 10 at 701 W Cherry St.  The celebration with snacks, treats, refreshments and door prizes will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m.

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 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.

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