Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce

& Development Company

116 Market Street, Suite 103

Vermillion, SD 57069

(605) 624-5571


Chamber Business:

Rita’s Purse-O-Nalities is open for business at 6 W. Main St. Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m., and help them celebrate their grand opening on Oct. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check out their great selection of purses, jewelry, scarves, bling Coyote gear, watches and so much more. Everyone welcome.

Monday, Oct. 14 is Native American Day. The VCDC office will be closed.

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 Clay-Union Foundation is seeking one to two males attending USD’S school of law or communications majors, to serve on its board. The program matches youths aged 5-17 in the two counties, and is seeking to expand the board, and add new youth and volunteers. Contact John Gille at (605) 421-5050 or e-mail for more information. The program is supported by local business, individual donations and the United Way of Vermillion.




  • Free blood pressure screening from 7:30-9 a.m., Sanford Vermillion, 20 S. Plum St., main lobby. Free Spirometry test also available from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Flu Shots also available. Adult flu shot: $20, mist: $30. Sanford Health Plan insurance and Medicare accepted. Free flu vaccine for age 18 or younger provided by the state of South Dakota.
  • 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.
  • USD Women’s Soccer at SDSU at 6 p.m.
    Vermillion High School Homecoming football game vs. Flandreau at 7:30 p.m.
  • Homecoming Dance at Vermillion High School from 9:30-11:30 p.m.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 7/8th Grade Volleyball Tournament at Dakota Valley. Games start at 9 a.m.
  • USD Football vs. Indiana State at the DakotaDome at 1 p.m.
  • Guest Artist featuring Stephanie Vial on cello at 2 p.m., Colton Recital Hall located in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.


  • Pancake Sunday at the Main Street Center at 320 W. Main St. from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 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 (toll free).
  • Guest Artist featuring Stephanie Vial on Baroque cello at 3 p.m., National Music Museum located on USD campus.


  • 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.
  • Native American Day. No school at Vermillion Public Schools and USD.


  • 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


  • Clay County Barns presentation by Jim Stone at the Preservation Wednesday session at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. at 7 p.m. For more information, call 677-7060.


  • Medicare Part D (prescription) Enrollment at 320 W. Main St. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cancer Support Group meeting, 2:30 p.m., Sletwold Room at Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E. Clark St. For more information, call Marcy at 624-8706.
  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds from 3-7 p.m. For more information call (605) 659-3399 or e-mail
  • Vermillion Lions Club meeting at 6 p.m. at W. H. Over Museum in Sletwold Hall, 6 p.m.
  • “Short Attention Slam Anything: A Competitive Open Mic” at Raziel’s at 8:30 p.m. Calling all poets, singers, musicians, comedians, actors, etc. Contestants have five minutes to impress. Prizes awarded. Registration at 8 p.m. Entry fee: canned food item for Food Pantry.


  • 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. 19 – 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. 19 – The Heartland Humane Society (HHS) and Hy-Vee stores in Yankton and Vermillion are teaming up to host the “I Spy Pie Benefit” Homemade apple pies for $10 (either pre-baked or ready-to-bake) will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hy-Vee stores in Yankton and Vermillion. This is a fundraiser to help cover costs of veterinary care for HHS animals. Pre-orders can be placed by calling HHS at (605) 664-4244 or e-mail Orders need to be picked up during event on Oct. 19. All proceeds go to HHS.
  • OCT. 19 – Clay County Park Halloween Bash. Public is welcome. Activities for all ages. Activities start at 1 p.m., with a chili feed from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by more fun activities into the night. First come, first serve for camping spots.
  • 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. 21-DEC. 7 – Medicare Part D (prescription) Enrollment at 320 W Main St. SHIINE educator available Oct. 21-Dec. 7. Mondays 1-4 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-noon. By appointment only – call 624-8072.
  • OCT. 24 – USD Career and Graduate School Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Muenster University Center. To register, visit Sponsored by the Academic and Career Planning Center. For additional information, contact Heather Johnson at or (605) 677-5381.
Tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>