Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat

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:

Everyone is invited to the grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Classic Hits 106.3/ESPN Radio 1570 – 5 Star Communications, 18 E. Main St., on Tuesday, April 16 to celebrate their new studio in Vermillion. The Open House will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12:15 p.m. Grilled hot dogs and refreshments will be served. Please join us to welcome 5 Star Communications to Vermillion.

Open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Meridian Title of Clay County, 100 E. Main St., is Tuesday, April 23. The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Please join us to welcome Meridian Title to Vermillion, make new contacts, and find out what they have to offer. Refreshments will be served, plus a take-home gift for everyone.

David Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce, will give a legislative session update at the Rotary Club meeting at the Neuharth Media Center on Tuesday, April 30, at noon. Everyone welcome. Lunch is $6.50. Non-Rotary members please call the VCDC to register (605) 624-5571. Sponsored by the VCDC Legislative Affairs Committee.

Save the Date: The 2013 VCDC Annual Golf Social is Monday, June 24, at The Bluffs Golf Course. More information available in the near future.

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: annb@vermillionchamber.com or at 624-5571.

Announcements:

“April Showers Bring May Flowers”: The Main Street Center Nutrition Board has asked the kitchen staff to compile a “wish list” – another attempt to make the Main Street Center noon meal, “Meals on Wheels” and Town Square program survive. We’re asking for your help. It’s an “April Shower” of kitchen/office supplies you may donate to help keep expenses down. Thank you for any donation.

Folgers Classic Coffee Regular, laundry detergent and Dawn dish soap, white paper towels, reams of printing paper (8 ½ by 11), 40-50 gallon garbage bags, first-class stamps, black pepper and HP office jet 4500 ink are among the items being accepted.

Meals on Wheels needs your help. Vermillion Meals on Wheels, like other towns participating in the nutrition project of Dakota Senior Meals, is struggling to survive. The state and federal government provide approximately 40 percent of the actual cost to prepare each meal. The rest of the cost comes from local sources. You can help make a difference. Make a donation or enjoy a nutritional, “home-cooked” meal by the Vermillion Dakota Senior Meals at the Main Street Center. Meals can also be delivered to individuals and couples that are unable to leave their home. To make a donation or for more information, call the Nutrition Kitchen at 624-7868.

Sixth annual community-wide birth-3 screening. Communication-cognitive-social-motor screening for all children ages birth to 35 months old who reside in the Vermillion School District. Call Kazy at 677-7010 to sign up for a time slot on Friday, April 12, 9 a.m.-noon at Austin Elementary School, 300 High St. (Please enter through east doors on High Street.)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 

  • Brown Bag Lunch Program: featuring “Marcia Hadjimarkos” from France on clavichord at 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. April’s free Friday sponsor is Sanford Health of Vermillion. Free and open to the public.
  • (TBA) Seventh/eighth grade boys/girls track: Beresford (Quad) (T)
  • Boys tennis: Mitchell at 4 p.m. (T)
  • USD Women’s Softball host Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne DakotaDome Softball Complex (all day)

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

  • ACT Test at Vermillion High School
  • Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the board room. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.
  • Free income tax assistance offered to qualified taxpayers as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Students at USD Law School and Beta Alpha Psi will be available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Muenster University Center Ballroom. Individuals attending VITA session should bring: Social Security card(s), tax returns and all other tax documents, including W-2 forms, 1099 forms and Social Security statements. Assistance offered on a first come, first serve basis.
  • First annual Bunyans Prom. Doors open at 7 p.m.; DJ and Dance at 8 p.m. Flashback to your prom – come dressed in your prom attire. King and queen will be crowned. Raffle prizes. $5/couple. All proceeds raised will benefit the Vermillion Backpack Program.
  • USD Women’s Softball host Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, DakotaDome Softball Complex (all day)

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

  • Fourth Annual Vermillion Special Olympics Polar Plunge at 1 p.m. at Vermillion High School parking lot. The cost to jump is $100 (or if you would rather, you can pay $50 to be “too chicken to jump”). Jumpers and chickens will receive a souvenir T-shirt and lunch. Businesses who give $100 or more will get their name on the back of the T-shirts and their business will be promoted at the event. Donation event Web site online registration: http://www.firstgiving.com/sosd/2013-vermillion-polar-plunge/. For more information, contact Jennifer Law: (605) 670-0030 or e-mail jenmadsen216@yahoo.com.
  • East River and Missouri Valley Bluegrass Music Association to feature “Monthly Open Jam,” (second Sunday of each month), from 1-6 p.m. at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. All levels welcome – open to pickers and listeners. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (877) 621-4118.
  • Music recital: Tanya Olsen, alto sax and Lee Comp, alto and baritone sax, present their senior recital at 1 p.m., Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.
  • Music recital: Walker Rose, baritone, presents his senior voice recital at 4 p.m., Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.
  • Music recital: Patrick Patterson presents his Senior Percussion Recital at 7 p.m., Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

  • Al-anon meeting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
  • Music recital: Jake Matheson presents a sophomore tuba recital at 7:30 p.m., Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts located on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

  • Vermillion Rotary Club meeting from noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

  • Lions Spring Pancake Days at the National Guard Armory. Serving 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. $4 in advance; $5 at the door – kids 8 and under free. Raffle tickets for miniature golf cart will be sold with proceeds funding Lions Club projects.
  • USD Department of Theatre presents “Rent”, Wednesday, April 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Visit www.usd.edu/theatre for ticket information.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

  • Cancer Support Group meeting at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sletwold Room, 816 E. Clark. For further information, call Marcy, 624-8706.
  • Lions Spring Pancake Days, at the National Guard Armory. Serving 11:30-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. $4 in advance; $5 at the door – kids 8 and under free. Raffle tickets for miniature golf cart will be sold with proceeds funding Lions Club projects.

PLANNING AHEAD:

  • APRIL 19 – Spring Fling Dinner and Dance at the Main Street Center, 320 W. Main St. Dinner 5-6:30 pm; dance or enjoy the music with Shirley Brandt from 7-9 p.m. Proceeds to benefit The Main Street Center.
  • APRIL 20 – Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the board room.
  • APRIL 20 – Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clay County Extension Building, 515 High St. If interested in becoming a vendor for winter market, call Amy, (605) 659-3399.
  • APRIL 22 – USD presents “SWITCH Energy Project,” at 7 p.m., Akeley-Lawrence Science Center Room 125. Free and open to the public. Event Web site: http://www.switchenergyproject.com. USD and Arcos Films present a FREE screening of Switch, a new award-winning documentary that moves past the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy.
  • APRIL 23 – First Dakota National Bank, 111 Court St., will be hosting their annual shred day from 11 a.m.-noon. This is a free event to help the Vermillion community and surrounding area to dispose of sensitive materials in a safe manner. We will have a “shred on-site” truck in our parking lot along with some helpful ID theft tips. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity brought to you by First Dakota National Bank.
  • APRIL 27 – The Eagles Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie #2421 in Vermillion to host a fun-filled day trip to the Grand Falls Casino and Resort in Larchwood, IA. Depart from Eagles Club at 114 W. Main St. at 10 a.m. on charter bus; return to Vermillion at 6 p.m. Seating limited to 56 people. To reserve a spot, sign up at the Eagles Club. Cost to ride bus is $20 due when reservation is made. Deadline to sign up is April 20. Non-members welcome. Questions, call 624-9934. Attendees receive $10 in free slot play, $5 off lunch buffet and those with an April birthday receive bonuses. Please bring a photo ID/drivers license.
  • MAY 4 – The Clay County Historical Society will be sponsoring their annual Attic Treasures Sale. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. No clothing, appliances or mattresses will be accepted for sale. If you have something to donate or need assistance to have an item picked up, contact the Historical Society at 624-8266 for information.
  • JUNE 1 – Second annual Taste and Tour in downtown Vermillion will showcase a dozen businesses and raise funds for the paws at Heartland Humane Society from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale soon and can be purchased at the shelter, Vermillion Chamber, or Nook ‘n Cranny in Vermillion. Food, beverages, sale items and much more.

 

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