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 Vermillion’s newest business, BBQ Blues Smokehouse at 5 Market St. The Grand Opening will be Tuesday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. Come in and try the homemade sides, sauces and delicious smoked meats. Stop in on the 9th and enter to win t-shirts and gift certificates.

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:

Board members needed: The Clay-Union Foundation matches youth age 5-17 with qualified and screened adult volunteers. The program would like to add at least two more USD students from the school of law, or communications majors to its board of directors. The board determines local fun functions, helps raise funds, and determines long term goals. For more information on being a board member, joining as an adult mentor, or signing up a youth, please contact John Gille at (605) 421-5050 or e-mail jgillerrsd60@yahoo.com. The program is funded in part by the United Way of Vermillion, and local donors.

Members of Fraternal Order of Police in Clay County have worked with the community to insure a safe Dakota Days Celebration. One way to improve the D-Days experience is to place porta-potties in the downtown area. To accomplish this, members of the Order are asking downtown Vermillion businesses for cash donations to put five porta-potties in downtown Vermillion for D-Days weekend. The cost is just under $900. Donations can be delivered or mailed to Matt Betzen, Vermillion FOP Treasurer, 15 N. Washington, Vermillion.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR 

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

  • Free flu vaccine for age 18 or younger provided by State of South Dakota at Sanford Vermillion, 102 S. Plum St. entrance from 7:30-9 a.m. Adult flu shot: $20. Sanford Health Plan insurance and Medicare accepted.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Program: “Rock the Piano,” featuring Vermillion native Adam Nelson at 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. Free and open to the public.
  • Campus Tour: Enjoy seeing all the places you remember as well as new additions to the campus landscape, 2-3 p.m. This one-hour tour will depart from the pit lounge area of the Muenster University Center. Shuttle carts available. To assist in our planning, please RSVP online at www.usdalumni.com/events or call (800) 655-2586. Open to the public.
  • Cross Country: Lennox at 4 p.m. (T)
  • Boys Soccer: Chamberlain at 5 p.m. (T)
  • Reception for Kirby James Pilcher, 5-7:30 p.m., John A. Day Gallery located in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public.
  • Football: Dakota Valley at 7 p.m. (T)
  • Fall Play: “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Vermillion High School at 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

  • 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.
  • Dakota Days Parade at 10 a.m.
  • USD Homecoming: USD Football vs. Missouri State at 2 p.m. at the DakotaDome.
  • Fall Play: “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Vermillion High School at 7:30 p.m.
  • “The Hay Country Jamboree” at 8 p.m. at Gayville Music Hall in Gayville. Featured musicians: Ervin Pickhinke, John and Susan McNeill, Owen DeJong and Nick Schwebach. For reservations, call (605) 267-2859.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

  • USD Chamber Singers in Concert at Aalfs Auditorium at 2 p.m. Concert includes a “reunion” choir of Chamber Singers alums and performances from this year’s ensemble.
  • Fall Play: “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Vermillion High School at 2:30 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 7

  • State “A” Boys Golf at Hartford.
  • Farber Forum featuring Dr. Mark Fisher at 4 p.m., Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD campus. Open to the public.
  • JV Football: Dakota Valley at 4:30 p.m. (T)
  • 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.

TUESDAY, OCT. 8

  • Great Plains International Trade Association’s fifth annual conference is Oct. 8 and 9 at the Club House Inn and Suites in Sioux Falls. Speakers from different sectors of commerce will be speaking on topics such as personal logistics, business logistics, finance, multi-cultural issues, legal issues and risk management. For further details and to register contact Arslan Khalid at (605) 271-1882 or arsil87@hotmail.com.
  • Vermillion Rotary Club meeting from noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center. For more information, visit www.vermillionrotaryclub.org.
  • American Legion Wallace Post and Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Center located at 320 W. Main Street.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

  • Fifth annual Tanager Volunteer day. Work will start around 8:45 a.m. and end around 3 p.m. Contact Lenni Billberg at Vermillion High School for more information.
  • Free flu vaccine for age 18 or younger provided by State of SD, Wednesday, Oct. 9 at USD Wellness Center, 1031 University St. from 4-7 p.m. Adult flu shot: $20. Sanford Health Plan insurance and Medicare accepted.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds from 3-7 p.m. For more information, call (605) 659-3399 or e-mail VAFarmersMarket@gmail.com.

PLANNING AHEAD:

  • OCT. 11 – Free flu vaccine for age 18 or younger provided by State of South Dakota at Sanford Vermillion, 20 S. Plum St., Main Lobby during blood pressure clinic from 7:30-9 a.m. Adult flu shot: $20. Sanford Health Plan insurance and Medicare accepted.
  • OCT. 11 – Brown Bag Lunch Program: Jami Lynn and Dylan James, perform traditional American folk songs and jazz numbers at 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. Free and open to the public.
  • OCT. 12 – Eagles’ Child Health and Safety Carnival, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Vermillion. Carnival Outdoors and first 100 children receive a free T-Shirt. Multiple educational booths and viewing of emergency vehicles. Free event.
  • OCT. 12 – 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.
  • OCT. 18 – The Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1024 W. Cherry St. The JSAP is a free workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on modern-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Topics covered are: résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. Parties interested in attending should register by calling (605) 677-6900 before 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16.
  • OCT. 20 – St. Agnes Parish Fall Festival. Roast turkey dinner served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Raffles begin at 1 p.m. Youth group car raffle 1998 Chevy Malibu, Country Store, Silent Auction and more. Adults: $8; youth under 10: $4; under 2 years free.
  • OCT. 24 – USD Career and Graduate School Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Muenster University Center. To register, visit www.usd.edu/advising/career-and-graduate-school-fair.cfm. Sponsored by the Academic and Career Planning Center. For additional information, contact Heather Johnson at heather.waringjohnson@usd.edu or (605) 677-5381.
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