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:

VCDC Staffing Changes: Maureen Cashin, our Visitor and Tourism Coordinator since the summer of 2010, recently departed from the VCDC and relocated to the Quad Cities for family reasons. We wish her the best of luck in her new home and thank her for outstanding service to the organization, the membership, and the community. To fill her role, we’ll be hiring a new position, Economic Development and Communications Assistant. This new position doesn’t represent more staff, just internal reorganization of the existing number of positions to operate in a more focused and efficient manner. See below for more information on this position.

Full-time position open for an economic development and communications assistant. The Assistant will provide support for the Executive Director in executing economic development functions and provide communications assistance for the VCDC. For more information, visit www.vermillionchamber.com. To apply, send resume to Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Co., 116 Market St., Vermillion, SD 57069 or e-mail to vcdc@vermillionchamber.com.

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.

Announcement:

The Clay-Union Foundation is seeking 1-2 males attending USD’s school of law or communications majors, to serve on its board. The program matches youth age 5-17 in the two counties, and is seeking to expand the board, and add new youth and volunteers. Please contact John Gille at (605) 421-5050 or e-mail jgillerrsd60@yahoo.com for more information. The program is supported by local business, individual donations, and the United Way of Vermillion.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR 

FRIDAY, 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.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Program: Pulse Chamber Music, featuring virtuoso trio Pulse from Florida 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 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Meet at 6 p.m. at DakotaDome.
  • USD Women’s Volleyball vs. Western Illinois at 7 p.m.
  • Football: Madison at 7 p.m. (T)

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

  • Sharing the Dream in Guatemala Open House “Come and See” events with Diana Ramirez, Guatemala Coordinator. Diana will be doing weaving demonstration from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
  • Coyoteopoly Food Drive, Saturday, Oct. 19-26 at Maurices, 324 Bower St. Non-perishables donated to the Vermillion Food Pantry. For every three food items donated, you will receive a Maurices coupon. Call (605) 624-9930 for details.
  • Oral Interp at Sioux Falls Lincoln at 7:30 a.m.
  • Volleyball: Sioux Falls Christian at 9 a.m. (T)
  • 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.
  • Marching Band: Quad State Marching Field Competition at USD at 9:30 a.m.
  • USD Cross Country Meet at 10 a.m., Don Baker cross country course (north of soccer field).
  • 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 ea. (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 hhs@midconetwork.com. Orders need to be picked up during event. All proceeds go to HHS.
  • USD Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Meet at 6 p.m. at DakotaDome.
  • 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.

SUNDAY, 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.
  • USD Women’s Soccer vs. Denver at noon at DakotaDome soccer field.
  • The Art of Sustainability Harvest Festival, Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. featuring kids pumpkin painting at 2 p.m., potluck at 4 p.m., Grace Freeman speaking on “Healing in Your Backyard” at 5 p.m., raffle drawing at 6:45 p.m. and music by Pics, Bows, y Amigos at 7 p.m. Local art showcasing Austin Rasby. Admission: $5 less: $2 for furnishing potluck dish; $2 for using sustainable transportation; $1 for bringing a plate and utensils.
  • USD Fall Choral Showcase at 3 p.m., Aalfs Auditorium located in Slagle Hall. Open to the public.
  • USD Women’s Volleyball vs. Nebraska-Omaha at 7 p.m., Dakota Dome.

MONDAY, OCT. 21

  • Early dismissal at Vermillion Public Schools, 2 p.m.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences from 2:30-8 p.m.
  • Medicare Part D (prescription) Enrollment at 320 W. Main St. SHINE educator available Oct. 21-Dec. 7. Mondays, 1-4 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-noon. By appointment only. Call 624-8072.
  • 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.
  • Apple Polishing Concert at Vermillion High School at 8:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

  • The Vermillion Rotary Club is hosting a special program in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center. The program is entitled “Deep Science in the Black Hills.” Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with physicists a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the former Homestake gold mine near Lead. The program will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. as part of the weekly Vermillion Rotary Club meeting. The public is invited to attend the free presentation. Lunch will be available for $8. Please rsvp for lunch prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct.18 to John Prescott at johnp@cityofvermillion.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

PLANNING AHEAD:

  • OCT. 25 – The Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) at 504 River Dr., North Sioux City, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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) 242-5445 before 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23.
  • OCT. 25 – Brown Bag Lunch Program: Michael Hilson, Yankton native and instructor of guitar at USD. Performance takes place 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. 26 – The Eagles Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie #2421 is planning a bus trip to the Grand Falls Casino. Bus departs from the Eagles Club at 114 W. Main St. at 9 a.m. and returns by 6 p.m. Event is open to the public. Cost to ride the bus is $20. Seating limited to 56 people. Deadline to sign up is Oct. 18. Call 624-9934 with any questions. Bring a photo ID/drivers license if you plan to go.
  • OCT. 26 – 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. 27 – The Friends of the W. H. Over Museum will be sponsoring their annual fall event at 2:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear their costume and bring their pumpkins to the Museum’s Discovery Room for carving. Following the carving, pumpkins will be displayed, games will be played and treats will be provided. At 5:30, a soup supper will be served in Sletwold Hall. Special entertainment this year will be Olga and Lena, Swedish Cleaning Ladies from Wasau, NE. Their performance will be at approximately 5:30 p.m. A free will offering will be taken and chances will be available for purchase to win a door prize. Event sponsored by the Clay County Commissioners. The Friends of the W. H. Over Museum is also an agency of the United Way of Vermillion. Call (605) 677-5228 for further information. Everyone is welcome.
  • OCT. 31 – Vermillion’s First Pumkin’ Chuckin’ competition will be held at 5:30 p.m. during the Vermillion Area Farmers Market. Competitors must obtain their pumpkins, gourds, or squash at the market open from 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Human-powered catapults and trebuchets are invited to compete for the coveted Golden Gourd. Catapults and trebuchets will be accepted in both youth (11-17) and adult (18 and over) classes. Registration is open online through Oct. 30 and will be accepted in person day of the competition from 3-5 p.m. Registration form and rules are online through Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/VAFarmersMarket/ or contact Amy Schweinle at (605) 659-3399 or amy@vermillionfarmersmarket.org.
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