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Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce

& Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069


Chamber Business:

Cracker barrel sessions with our legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, March 2. Both sessions will take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center St. join District 17 legislators, Sen. Tom Jones and House representatives Nancy Rasmussen and Ray Ring for an update on the 88th Legislative Session. Open to the public and everyone is encouraged to 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.

Business After Hours and ribbon-cutting celebration at HeartPrint Home Care, 2610 E. SD Highway 50 (across the Highway from New 2 You), is Wednesday, Feb. 13. Business After Hours will be from 5-7 p.m. with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. join us to help HeartPrint Home Care celebrate their new location, make new contacts, socialize, and find out what they have to offer. Appetizers and refreshments will be served, plus a take-home gift for everyone.

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: or at 624-5571.


The City of Vermillion is hosting a Citizens Academy in spring 2013 for citizens over the age of 18. The Citizens Academy is a free, hands-on, interactive public information program that allows citizens an insight into city services and the functions of city departments. Applications are available at City Hall or online at Vermillion residents are given first consideration. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

The Clay-Union Foundation is offering a $500 community service scholarship to graduating seniors from Vermillion or Elk Point-Jefferson High School. Applications are available at under the events tab. Students will be able to fill out the application online, and e-mail it directly for consideration. Applications will be accepted until March 1, and then reviewed by the board. Awards will be announced at their school awards night, with the scholarship given in January of their second semester. For further information, call John Gille at (605) 421-5050 or e-mail

Are you interested in an intern for your business? USD students are eager to gain real-world work experience with you. Internships can be paid or unpaid and students can gain college credit for their experience with you. If you are interested in accepting interns at your business, contact Carly at

Exhibition: "Picturing Native: photographs from Edward Curtis, Horace Poolaw, and Zig Jackson" at John A. Day Gallery located in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. On display through end of January.

DavidaArtCompany Presents: Detroit Anthology, an exhibition of prints by Jay Wallace now through Feb. 22. Hosted by Cafe Brule, 24 W. Main St. For more information, contact or visit to see more artwork by Jay Wallace.

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