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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
  www.affordableexpressions.com
  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
  (866) 308-7755
                                    interested in being a sponsor please contact Carmen Bodden at
  americantruckdrivingacademy.com   chamber@yanktonsd.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
  www.kahyankton.org
  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
                                      www.yanktonsd.com/annualmeeting.
  Maurices
  2101 Broadway Ave.                  ______________________________________________________
  Yankton Mall
  (605) 665-2268                      Business Development Committee ~ Business Training
  www.maurices.com
                                      Series
  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
  (605) 668-9177
  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
                                      Spring Conference.
  Yankton Mall
  (605) 689-1003
  Owners: Matthew & Kaylynn           The May series will be on May 22 about
  Sayler                              "Using Your Marketing Dollars
                                      Effectively". Jim Mathis of ADwerks will
  Van Pace
  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".
  www.southeastcasa.org               ______________________________________________________
  Program Director:
  Sherri Rodgers-Conti
                                      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
  (605) 665-4718
                                                                 Chamber businesses hosted the first
  www.rhondainsuresyou.com
  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
  Yankton Mall
  (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.
  Services
  610 W. 23rd St., Ste. 11            ______________________________________________________
  (605) 665-6766
  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
  www.yanktonstormrestoration.com
                                      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
  (605) 689-3733
  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.
                                      ______________________________________________________
     Renewing Members
                                      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.
      Karen Chaplin
  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
      & Casino
  Carda, Brian
                                      Tennis to their sports offerings. This will be the 16th intercollegiate
  Century 21 Professional             sport at Mount Marty College.
      Real Estate
  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 &
      Sports Rentals
  Dybsetter, Gary
                                      * 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
      & Cooling
                                      * 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
  Freeburg, Amy
  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
  Haley, Dana
                                      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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  John's Service
  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.
  Kline's Jewelry
  Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.
  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
      Center/Daycare
                                     Mission.
  Kopetsky's Ace Hardware
      Downtown
  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.
      Association
  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.
  McDonald's
                                     * 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.
  Morton Buildings
  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 Energy
  Northwestern Mutual Financial
                                     * Congratulations to Walmart on being selected SuperCenter of
      Network
  Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and     2011!
      Crematory, Inc.
  Phinney's Pub & Casino             Thank Yous
  Plains Marketing, L.P.
  Plath Chiropractic
  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
  ProBuild
  Quiznos
                                     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!
      Resource Management
  Shindler, Scott
                                     ~ Dr. Wayne Kindle
  Shorma, William
  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
  Unique Tan
  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!
      Storage, Inc.
  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
  Willcut Appraisals
  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
      Company, L.L.C.
  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-
                                     0851



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