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:

Cracker Barrel sessions with our legislators will be:

  • Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center St.
  • Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center St.

Please join District 17 Legislators, Sen. Tom Jones and House Reps. Nancy Rasmussen and Ray Ring for an update on the 89th Legislative Session. Open to the public. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us for some great discussion. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary, Clay County Democrats, Clay County Republicans, and the VCDC Legislative Affairs Committee.

The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) Annual Banquet and Vermillion NOW 2! campaign kickoff is Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Vermillion Event Center, 912 N Dakota St. The guest speaker is Brendan Johnson, United States attorney. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program. It is a time to thank all of the members, individuals, and volunteers who support and contribute to the success of the chamber and business community through their membership and investment in Vermillion NOW. The banquet also gives us an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of the community’s leaders and organizations by presenting the Family Business of the Year Award, the Mayor’s Community Service Award, the United Way Volunteer of the Year Award, the VCDC Community Leader Award, along with other awards. The banquet is open to the public and tickets are on sale for $30 each. For more information and to order your tickets contact the VCDC at 116 Market St., (605) 624-5571. RSVP by Jan. 30.

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.

Announcement:

LumoStudios and Gallery exhibit: Due to popular demand and the past cold weather The ReDiscover Robert Aldern works on display at LumoStudios, 2 E. Main St., will be on display until Feb.14. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. (605) 624-9222, lumostudios@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

  • Blood drive sponsored by Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in partnership with Heroes Behind the Badges Drive.
  • Debate: Watertown at noon. (T)
  • NMM Live! Brown Bag Lunch Program featuring Willson and McKee, folk duo, 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.
  • Bowling: Yankton (H) Yankton Family Fun Center at 4 p.m.
  • 7/8 Grade Boys Basketball vs. West Central at 4 p.m. (H)
  • Girls Basketball: Lennox at 5 p.m. (H)
  • One-act play at Vermillion High School at 7:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball vs. Lennox at approximately 7:30 p.m. (H)

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

  • Debate: Watertown at 8 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.
  • Wrestling: West Central Invite at 10 a.m. (T)
  • Teens Program at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, “Mario Kart Tournament,” 2 p.m.
  • USD Women’s Basketball vs. Omaha, at 2 p.m., DakotaDome.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

  • Free-throw contest sponsored by St. Agnes Council of the Knights of Columbus at 2 p.m. in the Vermillion High School Gym. Open to boys and girls ages 9-14 years. First place prizes will be given out in each age group. For more information, contact Ray Hofman at 624-6457.
  • Annual Meeting of the Friends of the W. H. Over Museum; potluck meal at 5:30; business meeting to follow with entertainment by John and Susan McNeill to top off the evening. All members and interested future members welcome!
  • TBA – USD Quad State Honor Band, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 26 and 27

 

MONDAY, JAN. 27

  • 16th Annual Quad State Honor Band Festival Concert at 9 a.m., Aalfs Auditorium, Slagle Hall.
  • Community Blood Drive: Vermillion Law and Fire Dept. compete to see which department can recruit the most blood donors for Vermillion’s blood supply during the 8th Annual “Heroes Behind the Badges, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-6:30 p.m. at the 102 S. Plum St. entrance at Sanford Vermillion. The public is encouraged to designate their blood donation in honor of the department of their choice. The department with the most donations will receive the traveling trophy and bragging rights for the year. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs. or more and be in good general health. Bring an ID along. For more information, visit www.cbblifeblood.org or call 624-2611.
  • International Forum: “Edward Snowden: Traitor or Hero?” at noon, Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD campus. Participating in the discussion are: Prof. Gregory Huckabee (Business Law), Lt. Col. (Ret.) Tom Martin (Decision Science and former head of the USD ROTC Department), and Dean (Ret.) Tom Sorensen (Law School). Moderator: Dr. Benno Wymar (Economics). The event is sponsored by the (USD) Beacom School of Business and is open to the public at no charge.
  • Support group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or memory loss at 7 p.m., Vermillion Public Library. Contact Fern at 624-4898 or Marilyn at 934-2534 for more information.
  • Al-anon meeting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call 624-9764.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

  • 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.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29

  • Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) at 1024 W. Cherry St. 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) 677-6900 before 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27.
  • Adult program: Books in Context Linked Event: PBS Documentary (60 min.) “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story” at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library at 6 p.m.
  • Adult program: Books in Context Discussion: “I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad” by Karolyn Smardz Frost at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library at 7 p.m. Discussion facilitated by Sarah Lampert, assistant professor of history, USD.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 30

  • Kids After School at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, “Science Club: Air!” at 3:45-5 p.m.

 

PLANNING AHEAD:

  • FEB. 1 – 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.
  • FEB. 1 – Cracker Barrel session with our Legislators will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center St. Please join District 17 Legislators, Senator Tom Jones and House Representatives Nancy Rasmussen and Ray Ring for an update on the 89th Legislative Session. Open to the public. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us for some great discussion. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary, Clay County Democrats, Clay County Republicans, and the VCDC Legislative Affairs Committee.
  • FEB. 8 – Sanford Vermillion Community Health and Wellness Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lee Medical Building, USD campus (corner of Clark and Dakota streets). Visit sanfordvermillion.org for more details or call (605) 624-2611. Both free and minimal charge screenings available to public as well as family fun, information and activities.

 

Tuesday, February 11

President’s Research Roundtable: Research and scholarly activity are integral to the University of South Dakota’s mission and are part of the daily academic life of faculty and students. To encourage an open dialog among faculty and administration regarding research, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host the President’s Research Roundtable, a campus discussion about USD’s research initiatives. The event, planned by a faculty committee, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4-5 p.m. in the Neuharth Media Center conference room. For more information or to submit a question for discussion, go to http://www.usd.edu/research/research-and-sponsored-programs/presidents-research-roundtable.cfm.

 

Friday, February 28

Wine with Will” fundraising event for 2014 SD Shakespeare Festival coming to Vermillion June 13-15. Enjoy wine tasting, live music and Shakespearean entertainment at “Wine with Will”, Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. at John Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on USD campus. For ticket information, email: company@sdshakespearefestival.org

 

Saturday, March 1

Cracker Barrel session with our Legislators will be Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center St. Please join District 17 Legislators, Senator Tom Jones and House Representatives Nancy Rasmussen and Ray Ring for an update on the 89th Legislative Session. Open to the public. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us for some great discussion. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary, Clay County Democrats, Clay County Republicans, and the VCDC Legislative Affairs Committee.

 

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.phpand includes

links to USD and Public School events.

 

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