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Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce
First Quarter Newsletter
In This Issue First Quarter Recap
First Quarter Recap
Chamber Member News
Agri-Business Committee ~ National Ag Week
The Agri-Business Committee took time to recognize ag producers
Thank Yous and the importance of agriculture in
MACE Event Award our community by celebrating National
Ag Week, March 4-10, 2012. Ag is our
New Members state's #1 industry and the committee
ran PSA's, conducted Ag in the
Affordable Expressions Classroom training and passed out ag
800 Mariner Ln., Ste. 201 facts at Hy-Vee on Saturday of the
(605) 661-3952 event along with soy crayons and
Owner: Jamie Ridgeway
coloring books for the kids.
American Truck Driving June 19, 2012 will be the annual Ag Gala featuring Bruce Vincent
Academy as a speaker. Click HERE to register for tickets. If you are
904 W. 23rd St., Ste. 105
interested in being a sponsor please contact Carmen Bodden at
americantruckdrivingacademy.com email@example.com. For more details visit
Owner: Wayne & Cecilia Sorenson www.yanktonsd.com/aggala.
Dakota Garage Doors
47496 271st St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108 Ambassadors Committee
(605) 359-8175 The Ambassadors were busy as
Manager: Jon Gustad always with monthly mixers, ribbon
Jen's Events Planning and
cuttings and the Annual Chamber
Cleric Meeting and Banquet. Thank you to
2901 Broadway Ave., Ste. E our Mixer host business The Ideal
(712) 730-1758 Weigh, Inc. in January and
Owner/CEO: Jennifer Heath
Yankton Monument Co. Family
Kids Against Hunger -Yankton Memorials by Gibson in March.
814 James Place
(605) 260-0293 January through March saw
Director: Steve Mach
numerous Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses and Growth Award
cuttings for businesses that expanded and upgraded.
Louie's Carpet, Upholstery and
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Disaster Restoration The Annual Chamber Meeting and Banquet was moved to March
Po Box 461
and completely revamped by the committee. The "Night With the
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-2485 Stars" had over 300 attendees and featured a Chamber Board
www.louiescarpetcleaning.com Movie Premier, awards and a night full of fun. To see the movie and
Owner: Anthony Edelen the awards from the event you can visit
2101 Broadway Ave. ______________________________________________________
(605) 665-2268 Business Development Committee ~ Business Training
Manager: Katie Kiger
In an effort to continue to help small
MW Towing and Automotive businesses make better business
Services decisions, the Business Development
114 Douglas Ave.
Committee continues their spring
Owner: Mark Wenzlaff business training series. March series
"Getting to Know Your Local Media"
On The Edge Clothing Co. and April partnership with the SHRM
2101 Broadway Ave., Ste. 270
Owners: Matthew & Kaylynn The May series will be on May 22 about
Sayler "Using Your Marketing Dollars
Effectively". Jim Mathis of ADwerks will
Individual Member be giving the presentation at 12 p.m.
621 Riverside Dr. at the Marketplace Cafe Meeting Room.
(605) 689-0430 Click HERE to register for this training.
Southeast CASA Program
410 Walnut St., Ste. 103 The committee is currently working on a three part fall series that
(605) 760-4825 will take businesses through "How to Create Unique Partnership".
Education Committee ~ Educator/Business Expo
State Farm - Rhonda Wesseln Yankton educators had a unique in-service experience in January
1023 W. 9th St. when the Education Committee and
Chamber businesses hosted the first
Agent/Officer: Rhonda Wesseln annual Educator/Business Expo. Over
28 businesses showcased their
Sweet T's products and services to the educators,
2101 Broadway Ave.
a social was held at the end of the
(605) 260-0280 expo with the Friends of Education
Owner: Terri Erdmann winners announced and door prizes
given away. To see photos from the
United Way & Volunteer
event you can visit www.yanktonsd.com/educator.
610 W. 23rd St., Ste. 11 ______________________________________________________
www.yanktonunitedway.org Governmental Affairs Committee ~ Legislative Events
Executive Director: Pam Kettering
The Governmental Affairs Committee was busy the first quarter of
Yankton Storm Restoration the year. The committee hosted three
PO Box 7052 Legislative Cracker Barrels, Post
(605) 661-4488 Legislative Luncheon with David Owen
of the South Dakota Chamber of
Owner: Lee Rettig
Commerce & Industry, and the annual
Z Wireless, Verizon Premium Yankton Day in Pierre. The also hosted
Wireless Retailer three city council and school board
1101 Broadway Ave., Ste. 121
Candidate Forums in conjunction with
www.gozwireless.com Interchange and the local media. Your
Chamber wants you to know the issues that face our community,
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Manager: Beverly Collins region and state and will continue to be advocates for you.
Women Community Leaders Committee ~ Woman of
5 Star Communications Distinction Luncheon
Affordable Self Storage, L.L.C.
February was the annual Woman of Distinction Luncheon in which
Andera Income Tax Service
Anderson Realty, L.L.C. two women were selected for their
Autumn Winds, L.L.C. volunteerism and professional
Avera Home Medical Equipment leadership in the Yankton area. Kim
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Jensen was selected for the
Avon - Karla Olson
Baldwin Filters, Inc. Outstanding Professional category and
Bank 360 Sarah Carda for the Outstanding
Ben Jensen Dental Woman Leader in Community Service
Ben's Brewing Co.
category. Next year's event is
Bohnet, Tom & Mary Lou
Bon Homme Yankton Electric scheduled for Monday, February 18,
Bonanza Family Restaurant 2013. To see photos from this year's event visit
Bultsma Insurance Agency www.yanktonsd.com/distinctionluncheon.
C & B Operations, L.L.C. dba
Fred Haar Company, Inc. Chamber Member News
C&C Hauling & Construction, Inc.
Captain Norm's Bait Shop * Mount Marty College announces the addition of Women's
Tennis to their sports offerings. This will be the 16th intercollegiate
Century 21 Professional sport at Mount Marty College.
Charlie's Pizza House, Inc. * Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. recently announced that the
Cihak Insurance Company
Cimpl Packing Company
company's Inductors Division has earned the International
Cornette, John & Lyndall Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Cox Auto Supply
Credit Collection Services * Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. and the Regional Technical Education
Culligan Water Yankton
Dakota Beverage Co., Inc.
Center, Inc. were honored as South Dakota Technology Education
Dakota Data Shred Association's Friends of Education at its annual conference in
Dial Properties Co./Yankton Mall Pierre.
DJ'S Specialty Resort &
* The Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. has been awarded a three
Dykes, Brad & Sheryl year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging
Edward Jones (MRI) and Diagnostic Imaging Services.
Eisenbraun & Associates, Inc.
Electair, Inc. dba Kaiser Heating
* Dr. Steve Gutnik, MD FACP Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Farm Bureau Financial Services was recently recognized by Sanford School of Medicine of the
Farm Credit Services of America University of South Dakota as an Outstanding Faculty member. Dr.
FDC Publishing/Midwest, Inc. Gutnik is an affiliate of the Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.
Federal Prison Camp
First Dakota National Bank
First National Bank of Omaha * Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital has just celebrated their 10
First National Bank South Dakota year Anniversary. They have also been awarded a three-year term
Floor To Ceiling Store of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review
Frontier Mills, Inc.
by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Gehl Power Products, Inc.
Gerstner Oil Co. * Jill Mikkelsen of Yankton High School was named the South
Goetz & Klimisch Law Office Dakota Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of
Grossenburg, R.C., DDS
Teacher of English.
Hedahls Parts Plus
Hillcrest Golf & Country Club * WNAX Radio's Tom Ritter is the recipient of the 2011 Farm and
Historic Argo Hotel Ranch News Award from the South Dakota Farmers Union.
Home Instead Senior Care
Hubbs Agency, Inc.
Huff, Steve * Brad Bies will start as the City of Yankton's full-time Code
John A. Conkling Distributing Enforcement official.
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Kathan, Greg & Arlene * Kathy Jacobs, Director of the Yankton Community Library,
Kennedy, Pier & Knoff, L.L.P. was recently selected to attend the Mountain Plains Library
Kevin Guthmiller Agency, L.L.C.
Association 2012 Leadership Institute.
Koletzky Implement, Inc. * Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. has been chosen as one of two
Kolor Me Kids Learning companies from South Dakota to benefit from the Chinese Trade
Kopetsky's Ace Hardware
Kreycik Riverview Elk & * Dan Somsen, RPh., President of Yankton Rexall Drug
Buffalo Ranch Company, is happy to announce the addition of Dr. Michael
L & M Radiator, Inc.
Kuchta as a partner to the business.
L & S Electric, Inc.
Lawnco Lawn & Tree Care
Leader & Associates * Aaron Hansen has joined Home Federal Bank as their Vice
Lewis & Clark Home Builders President Marketing Manager.
Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital
LifeServe Blood Center * Carla Schlingman and Bill Bobzin, Century 21 Professional
LilyCrest Real Estate, have earned the Multi Million Dollar Club Award for
Linda's Angel Crossing their 2011 sales success.
Luken Memorials, Inc.
M.T. & R.C. Smith
Insurance, Inc. * Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. has announced the addition of Gary
Marketplace Cafe Fisher, Structural Design Engineer.
Mayer Signs, Inc.
* Congratulations to the Yankton County Observer and the
Midwest Appraisal Associates
Midwest Autoplex, Inc. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan for their recognitions in their
Missouri Valley Shopper divisions of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better
Morgen Square Newspaper Contest.
Mount Marty College
MtronPTI * Congratulations to Larry Ness, First Dakota National Bank, on
Neighborhood Dental being inducted to the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
Northwestern Mutual Financial
* Congratulations to Walmart on being selected SuperCenter of
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and 2011!
Phinney's Pub & Casino Thank Yous
Plains Marketing, L.P.
Premium Best Transport South Dakota Lion's State Convention Committee wants to thank
Printing Specialists you for your help with the convention and the bags & information
PrintSource folder and the greeting at the Convention. We in Yankton are so
fortunate to have an active Convention & Visitors Bureau and
Regional Technical Education gracious help with conventions. Thanks to you all!
Center, Inc. ~ Anne Becker Committee Chair and Zone 8 Convention Host
Roger's Family Pharmacy
Roy Johnson Roofing
Rupiper's Travel & Tours
My deep appreciation to you and the Chamber Education
Sacred Heart Monastery Committee! Friday afternoon (Business Educator Expo) was
SDN Communications wonderful for our staff. The event was well organized, lots of
SE SD Chapter Society of Human vendors/business people and great food! Thank you again!
~ Dr. Wayne Kindle
Signs By Design Thank you very much for the gift basket full of great products from
Slumberland Furniture Yankton ("Home"). As you know so well, Yankton is a great place
South Dakota Department of
Labor & Regulation - Yankton
to live, work and raise a family. It is also a great place to visit. I
Office have experienced first-hand all the hard work the Yankton
South Dakota Magazine Chamber does to promote our city and support the business
Southeast Job Link, Inc. community. Thanks for working so hard to make Yankton better
State Farm Insurance
and help others understand what we already know; Yankton is a
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Steamway Cleaning & special place.
Restoration ~ Matt Michels
Steffes, Marv & Dawn
Stockmen's Livestock Market
Stockmen's Trailer Sales, L.L.C. On behalf of the Yankton campus Black Hills State University, I
Sunset Ridge would like to thank you very much for the Education Expo you
TeMari Designs, L.L.C. sponsored. An event as successful as your Expo which we
The Broadway Group of Thrivent
Financial for Lutherans participated in does not happen without untold hours of hard work
Thieman, John & Lynn and sacrifices from all the committee members. From the Chamber
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, staff to each committee person, any question or need that I had
L.P. was addressed promptly and gracefully. Professor Steve Wynia
United States Army Corps of who traveled from Rapid City to attend and I had a wonderful time
Engineers meeting and sharing information about our Advanced
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. Manufacturing A.S. Degree with our Yankton Educator's. Once
VanDerhule Moving & again thank you and congratulations on a job well done!
Verizon Wireless ~ Tari Tielke, MA IT Admissions Counselor, BHSU/Yankton Campus
Veterinary Medical Clinic
Vishay Dale Electronics MACE Event of the Year Award
Vision Real Estate Services
Welfl Construction Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Receives
Wells Fargo Bank Event of the Year Honors
Williams & Company, P.C.
Sioux Falls, SD - The Yankton Chamber received the "Event of the
Wintz & Ray Funeral Home & Year" award at the Mid-America Chamber Executives annual
Cremation Service, Inc. conference in Sioux Falls on Friday, May 11. The Chamber won for
Wohlenberg Ritzman & the Signature Drink Contest, a competition between bartenders
Worldwide Call Center, Inc.
who raised money for the Fourth of July fireworks display. The
Yaggie's, Inc. contest had each bartender make their signature drink and allowed
Yankton Daily Press & patrons to vote by placing cash in a special drink jar at their bar.
Dakotan/Yankton Printing At the end of the contest, the bartenders with the most cash in the
Yankton Diesel Injection, Inc.
Yankton Insurance Agency
jar (for the categories of mixed drink and non-alcoholic) were
Yankton Livestock Auction declared winners. The winners were Chris Johnson of Robbie's
Market Lounge & Casino in the mixed drink category and Amy Mulloy of
Yankton Office Equipment Magilly's Broadway Eatery in the non-alcoholic category.
Yankton Rexall Drug Company
Yankton School District 63-3
Yankton Surgical The judges for the Event of the Year award appreciated the
Associates, P.C. creativity of the contest, the fact it promoted members, and the
Yankton Title Company charitable nature of it to raise funds for a community event.
Yankton Winnelson Co.
Members On The Move
About Mid-America Chamber Executives!
Abes Detailing & Car Wash The Mid-America Chamber Executives (MACE) is comprised of
Moved to 1817 Broadway Ave. Chamber professionals belonging to their state Chamber executive
organization or state Chamber of commerce in the five-state area
The Broadway Group of
Thrivent Financial for of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Lutherans Their mission is to upgrade the professional excellence of Chamber
Moved to 420 Broadway Ave. executives in the MACE Area. Contact - Chad Kulas (651) 221-
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