McVicker Plaza · 2 E. Main Street · Vermillion, SD 57069
605-624-5571 · 800-809-2071
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The Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company's annual Holiday Bucks promotion has officially sold out in a record THREE DAYS! Now $15,000 is ready to be spent throughout the community. If you missed your chance to purchase holiday bucks with a discount there is still time to purchase Vermillion Bucks to use or give as gifts.
THIRD ANNUAL PARADE OF LIGHTS COMING TO VERMILLION
The Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company is pleased to announce that historic downtown Vermillion will once again be the festive backdrop for this season's annual Stand-Still Parade of Lights on Thursday, November 29th, 6-6:45 pm. A great community event for all ages, visitors can expect creative parade entries, warm drinks and treats, great giveaways, and much more.
Individuals and community groups are encouraged to enter this year's Parade of Lights event. Entries will be due by Tuesday, November 20th, and can be submitted online here, by phone at 605.624.5571, or via email to Chamber Director Katherine Heine at Katherine@VermillionChamber.com.
VCDC OPERATIONS MOVING TO PERMANENT HOME
The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company is slated to begin occupying their permanent home at McVicker Plaza, 2 E. Main Street, in the coming weeks. The historic building, which dates to 1884, has undergone a monumental renovation to preserve its structural integrity, resurrect its original façade, and prepare it to serve a wide range of purposes. The renovation paves the way for the VCDC to launch the first collaborative co-working space in Vermillion, as well as to expand their base of operations for meeting the goals and priorities of serving the region. A noticeable and practical addition to the VCDC operations will be a welcoming Visitors Center at the entrance of the building. Additionally, the street-level space will create a new, long-term home for Charlie's, USD's retail store.
"The re-imagining of the McVicker Plaza at 2 E. Main Street will catapult Vermillion's entrepreneurial eco-system into a new era," says Nate Welch, President & CEO. "The Vermillion community and the University community continue to fortify many layers of our relationship, and our project here is a great example of that at so many levels. As we continue to strive to improve the quality of life in Vermillion, our efforts are greatly enhanced by this strategic and collaborative investment in our dynamic downtown."
The public is invited to save the date for the McVicker Plaza's Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting on Friday, September 21st. Plans are underway for concurrent public workshops in economic development, pilot programs for the collaborative co-working space, and more. Further details on these events will be released in the coming weeks via the media and at www.LiveVermillion.com. VCDC staff continue to be reachable via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and via phone at 624-5571. Any mail for VCDC staff can now be directed to 2 E. Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.
In addition to the awarding of those honors, VCDC President & CEO Nate Welch also revealed during his 'State of the VCDC' speech that Vermillion has been selected to host the Special Olympics South Dakota Summer Games for 2019 and 2020. The VCDC Sports Authority has been working hard in recent months to craft the winning event bid, and the community is sure to benefit greatly from the presence of these games. "It's no coincidence that the 2019 games will mark the 51st year of Special Olympics SD, and that SOSD started right here in Vermillion in an office on the campus of USD," shares Welch. "Our community is incredibly honored to have the start of the second half of a century of Special Olympics South Dakota back where it started. Like the track competition, Special Olympics would be making the turn toward another 50-year lap!"
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Vermillion Awarded Community of the Year
Vermillion was named Large Community of the Year by Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday evening in Sioux Falls at the Governor's Economic Development Conference. Mayor Jack Powell, USD President James Abbott, and Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) President Gerry Tracy accepted the award on behalf of the community. "We greatly appreciate Governor Daugaard's recognition of Vermillion. Our partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development has been a key factor in our community's success," said Tracy.
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