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2019 Legislative Session Events Scheduled for Vermillion
The Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Company's Governmental Affairs Committee is pleased to share the 2019 dates for Legislative Session events in Vermillion. These ever-popular Cracker Barrel sessions will bring your District 17 Legislators, Senator Art Rusch, and House Representatives Nancy Rasmussen and Ray Ring in for a review of what is being discussed during the 94th Legislative Session.
This year the Governmental Affairs Committee is partnering with the League of Women Voters, the Clay County Republicans and the Clay County Democrats to host these two Legislative Cracker Barrels on Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, March 2nd. Both of these sessions will take place from 9:00am to 11:00am and will be held at the Vermillion City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center Street. These sessions are open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided by partners of the Governmental Affairs Committee. For those individuals who are unable to physically attend, the sessions will be livestreamed, and further information will be released in the weeks leading up to the event.
$20,000 Prize Available in Governor's Giant Vision Competition
In preparation for the Governor's Giant Vision Business Plan Competition, the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company will be collaborating with the Beacom School of Business to host a business plan training from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on January 23rd in Beacom 309. Of those who choose to submit their business plans, the top five submitted outlines will receive a $200 prize. Outlines must be submitted to TTO@usd.edu by Friday, January 25th at noon to be considered.
The SD Governor's Office of Economic Development hosts the Governor's Giant Vision Business Plan Competition each year to encourage both business and student entrepreneurs to build their dreams in South Dakota. With both a business and a student focus, the competition provides the opportunity for creators to develop ideas, write business plans and make formal presentations. A panel of business experts will review all entries and select up to eight qualifiers who will attend the final competition in Sioux Falls. Qualifiers will give presentations and discuss their ideas with seasoned business and financial experts and other invitees. The winner will be awarded $20,000, with a second-place award at $10,000, third place at $5,000, 4th place at $3,000, and 5th place at $2,000. Remaining qualifiers each receive $500 to help with the expenses of participation.
Individuals interested in competing in this year's Governor's Giant Vision Business Plan Competition are encouraged to visit the VCDC offices with any questions, or contact Tony Kellar, Economic Development Manager, by phone. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 22, 2019. For more information, visit www.southdakotagiantvision.com.
CELEBRATE #LOVermillion DAY AT USD MEN'S GAME VS. ORAL ROBERTS
The Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company are proud to announce they will a sponsor of the USD Men's Basketball game v. Oral Roberts on Sunday, February 10th at 1pm, billing it as #LOVermillion Day for the entire community. As a way to give back to the passionate fan base that Vermillion prides itself on, and to support Coyote Athletics, the VCDC is giving away FREE "#LOVermillion" stocking caps to the first 500 fans in attendance. Along with other giveaways throughout the game, the afternoon will be highlighted by an opportunity to participating in an on-court activity during the game in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. This event is just one of the events planned in the days leading up to the 18th Inauguration of the University of South Dakota President, Sheila Gestring.
"USD is not only our largest employer in Vermillion, but it's also a community of intellectualism, arts & culture, and fantastic athletics," says Nate Welch, President and CEO of the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company. "The bond between the community and the University is an integral part of what Vermillion is, so we can't think of a better way to celebrate how much we all 'Love Vermillion' than by having a #LOVermillion Day in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center as we join with USD in celebrating the coming investiture of the 18th University President, Sheila Gestring."
The USD Men's Basketball team will continue to bring the heat against their opponents, with 9 games remaining in this season of Coyote Basketball. The Coyotes will face off against the Omaha Mavericks on Thursday, February 7th, at 7pm at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, taking gameplay to fans and USD alumni in the Sioux Falls area.
Follow the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company on social media for your opportunity to enter a random drawing for a chance at participating in the halftime festivities. For more information, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/LiveVermillion/ or find them on Twitter at twitter.com/VermillionSD. For more information about events related to the 18th Inauguration of the University of South Dakota President, please visit usd.edu/inauguration.
For more information about the event, feel free to contact VCDC Events & Marketing Coordinator, Mike Bartos at Mike@VermillionChamber.com, or by phone at 624-5571.
Thank you, Vermillion, for another fantastic Standstill Parade of Lights!
The Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company would like to thank all those who made this year's Standstill Parade of Lights a festive success!
Vermillion Light & Power
Vermillion Street Department
Clay County Agricultural Fair Board
VCDC Special Events Committee
First Bank and Trust
First Dakota Bank
Bank of the West
Sanford - Vermillion
Old Lumber Company
Prairie Eye Clinic
And all of our parade entrants!!
This year's winners are:
1st place (framed award and $50 Vermillion Bucks) - Masaba
2nd place (framed award and $25 Vermillion Bucks) - Knutson Family Dentistry
3rd place (framed award and $10 Vermillion Bucks) - Vermillion Farmer's Market
4th place - Vermillion Public Transit
5th place - Biotest
And new this year - CROWD FAVORITE - Masaba
Happy Holidays and #LOVermillion!
Buy Vermillion Bucks this Holiday Season
Use and give Vermillion bucks anytime and for any reason especially during the holidays in denominations of $5, $10 or $20.
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.
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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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