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:

The Special Events Committee for the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) is sponsoring the fifth annual “Parade of Lights” in Downtown Vermillion on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Vermillion area merchants, businesses, schools and organizations are encouraged to put together a float or entry for the parade. The theme is “The Spirit of Christmas”, so get your creativity flowing and enter. First, second and third places will be awarded. Entry forms can be found on the VCDC Web site, www.vermillionchamber.com, or at the Chamber office at 116 Market St. Deadline to enter is Dec. 2.

At the end of the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the community Christmas tree at Ratingen Platz on the corner of Market and Main streets. After the tree lighting, children and parents are invited to the Vermillion Library for “Stockings for Soldiers”, an opportunity to make a FREE ornament to take home, and to decorate a stocking for a soldier serving overseas, sponsored by the Vermillion Public Library. For more information please call the VCDC office at (605) 624-5571.

Children 11 and under are encouraged to enter a coloring contest for a chance to have “Lunch with Santa”, sponsored by HyVee, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at HyVee and meet him before Christmas. Coloring pages will be available at the public schools, daycare centers, HyVee and the VCDC office at 116 Market St. The coloring entries must be received by Nov. 25.

Also on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., bring the children for free pictures with Santa at HyVee by Peterman Photography. For more information please call the VCDC office at (605) 624-5571.

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 annb@vermillionchamber.com or at 624-5571.

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

  • No school at Vermillion Public Schools, teacher in-service.
  • USD Opera presents “The Billy Goats Gruff”, Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on USD campus. Tickets: $5 each. Open to the public
  • Brown Bag Lunch Program featuring “The Dizzying Diversity of American Music,” an eclectic trio from the University of Central Missouri playing diverse musical styles and genres on a large arsenal of musical instruments, 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.

SATURAY, NOV. 16

  • 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.
  • Santa’s Shack Gifts and Craft Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wakonda School Gym.
  • ROTC and Veteran’s Club Tailgate, 11 a.m.-noon at DakotaDome.
  • USD Football vs. South Dakota State at 1 p.m. at DakotaDome.
  • Sharing the Dream in Guatemala Open House “Come and See” event with Diana Ramirez, Guatemala coordinator. Come and learn how to make homemade tortillas. Everyone is welcome.
  • Chili Blues Cook-Off sponsored by Carey’s Bar and Vermillion Area Arts Council will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. Live music, art, chili, breads, desserts. For more info or to participate in the contest, contact vaacboard@yahoo.com.
  • “Waylon, Willie, and the Boys,” featuring the McNeills, Nick Schwebach and Owen DeJong at 8 p.m. at Gayville Music Hall in Gayville. For reservations, call (605) 267-2859.

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

  • Craft and Vendor Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Eagles, 114 W. Main, 624-9934.
  • Annual Taco Dinner Fundraiser by St. Agnes Youth Group from 5-7 p.m. at St. Agnes School Gym. “All you can eat meal”: $6 for adults; $4 for children; 6 years and under free. Proceeds go towards youth group ski trip to Mankato in February. Matching funds project with Catholic United. For more info, call Ray Hofman at 624-6457.
  • Junior Piano Recital featuring Blake Proehl at 7 p.m., Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on USD campus.

MONDAY, NOV. 18

  • International Forum: “Still vulnerable to OPEC?” at noon, Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD campus. The event is sponsored by the (USD) Beacom School of Business.
  • Sustainability Series presents: “The Messy Science of Sustainability, Testing a Behavior Change Model to Address Environmental Problems,” with Elaine Cole, Ph.D. at 3:30 p.m., Beacom Hall, USD School of Business.
  • USD Jazz Ensembles in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts.
  • 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.
  • Wrestling Practice starts.
  • TBA – Yankton Honor Band Festival.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

  • 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.
  • Education session on long-term care offered by the SD Dept. of Social Services including information on costs, how to plan for long-term care needs, what Medicare and Medicaid will cover, etc. An hour-long educational session will be held in Vermillion at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. at 2 p.m. Sessions are free and open to the public. For a complete session schedule, visit www.ltcpartnership.sd.gov/educationsessions.aspx/.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

  • 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 resume 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., Monday, Nov.18.

PLANNING AHEAD:

  • NOV. 23 – 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.
  • DEC. 6 – Tour of Homes: “Joyful Traditions” hosted by Clay County Historical Society, 4:30-8 p.m. Featured homes: Erin/John Beyers-216 Forest Ave; Michelle Kanto Nelson-122 N.Yale; Virginia Talley-121 S. University; Joanne/Mel Ustad-937 Ridgecrest Dr.; Sandy/Ross Dickenson-16 Cypress Dr.; Austin-Whittemore House-15 Austin St. (complimentary refreshments served at this location).
  • DEC. 8 – Christmas Festival hosted by W. H. Over Museum from 1-4:30 p.m. Everyone welcome to come enjoy the vendors, bake sale, children’s activities, dancers, baton twirlers, decorated trees, wonderful refreshments and hospitality.
  • DEC. 13 – 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: resume 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, Dec. 11.
  • DEC. 14 – Sweets and Treats hosted by Clay County Historical Society, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Austin-Whittemore House, 15 Austin St. A holiday open house to come and select homemade Christmas goodies.
  • DEC. 20 – The Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) at 1024 W. Cherry St., Friday, Dec. 20, 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: resume 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, Dec. 18.

 

Tuesday, January 7…

The 31st Annual Dakota Farm Show is Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 7, 8, and 9 at the Dakota Dome. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday Free admission and free parking. For more information please go to www.farmshowsusa.com. For vendor information please call Penny Swank at 507-437-7969.

 

Sunday, June 22-Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Scandinavia Adult Tour-2014: tour will visit Bergan and Oslo, Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, Tallinn, Estonia, and conclude in St. Petersburg, Russia. Depart Sioux Falls on June 22 and return July 8, 2014. If interested, email: Lenni.Billberg@k12.sd.us or call (605) 670-2717

Does your business or organization have an event you would like included in the Chamber

Chat? If you do please call us at 624-5571 or email us at vcdc@vermillionchamber.com. A

listing of events is also available at: www.vermillionchamber.com/calendar.php and includes

links to USD and Public School events.

 

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