Women’s influence being felt downtown

Female owners/operators of businesses in downtown Vermillion include Emily Sudbeck, Willson Florist; Shawn Johnson, Infinite Variety; Peggy Higman, RED Steakhouse; Rita Houska, Rita's Purse-o-nalities; Amy McComsey-Nelson, Amy's Whoopti-Do; Jessi Wilharm, Chae's Oriental Dining; Judy Nygren, Nygren's True Value; Laura Brady, Body in Balance Massage;  Diane Wirth, The Varsity Pub; Margret Crew, Clay County Title & Abstract; Sara Bye, Farmers Insurance; Bekki Engquist-Schroeder, The Spa at Wynie Mae's; Tabatha Odens, Pets Paw; Lisa Johnson, Vermillion Beauty Shop; Gloria Christopherson, Nook n Cranny; and Crystal Solomon, The Front Porch. Not pictured are Amber Groh, The Varsity Pub; Trish Durham, The Mane Attraction; Marla David, Meridian Title Company; Caitlin Collier, Collier Law Office; Karen Muenster; Monica Iverson, Cakes by Monica; Phyllis Packard, LumoStudios; Lois Hazen, Massage for Health; Dorothy Neuhaus, Ot 'n Dot's Arts, Antiques & Collectables; Paulette Wipf, Pressing Matters; Bonnie Rowland, Raziel's; Kelly Saunders, Scoops; Marie Oulette, Total Flooring; Clarene Meins, University Cleaners; Amy Christensen, Vermillion Vision Clinic; and Linda Vogel, Vogel Law. 
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By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net The growing influence of women entrepreneurs in downtown Vermillion was noticed immediately by Nancy Naeve of Sioux Falls television station KSFY as she and a cameraman visited the community Monday. Naeve was responding to an invitation she received from Bekki Engquist-Schroeder, owner-operator of The Spa at … Read Article

Nygren’s True Value celebrates 25 years

Nygren’s True Value (formerly Coast to Coast Hardware) has been in business since 1988. Nick and Judy Nygren have been owners for the past 25 years. Together with third generation owner Marty Nygren, they recently celebrated their 25-year grand reopening. In preparation for this celebration, Nygren’s True Value recently completed … Read Article

Junior Achievement of Vermillion announces 2013-14 board members

Junior Achievement of Vermillion is proud to announce that Ric Rasmussen, Rasmussen Motors, is serving as the Board Chair for the 2013-2014 year. Tasha Anderson, University of South Dakota, and Joe Hoose, SESDAC, were recently elected to the JA Vermillion board. Other members serving on the board include Shannon Fairholm, … Read Article

Eagle Creek groundbreaking sets Vermillion’s future course

A crew from Puetz Construction, Mitchell, works quietly in the background as University of South Dakota President James Abbott addresses local citizens who gathered Tuesday to witness a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building. 
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By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Vermillion took a step into the future Tuesday morning. That’s what multiple city and business officials said during a groundbreaking ceremony for Eagle Creek Software Services, which took place at the southwest corner of Princeton and Bower streets, north of the old Pamida building. “It’s a … Read Article