August 21st, 2020


VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

Join us on Wednesday morning for coffee hour with the VCDC and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Tune in at or on Channel 3.

VCDC Golf Social

Monday, August 31st, 2020 at the Bluffs Golf Course. Registration begins at 10:45 am. Staggered tee-times from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Register your team online now at

Vermillion NEXT Membership

Vermillion NEXT, the Young Professionals Network for Emerging Leaders is an initiative to engage young professionals in and around the Vermillion area, for people aged 21-40. It’s a great way to get involved with the community, to meet people, and to have an impact on the city and on your own professional development. Join now!

Mazing Acres Ribbon Cutting

Join us in welcoming the Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch to the VCDC Chamber! Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 30851 433rd Ave., Yankton, SD 57078.

Thursdays on the Platz

Every Thursday from July 9th through August 27th! 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in downtown Vermillion. The VCDC encourages mask wearing and social distancing for the safety of all attendees.


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Congratulations to Bill and Christy Marketon for their achievement of winning the Operator of the Year Award during the annual Red Roof Circle of Excellence Award Ceremony. They received the honor by prevailing over more than 650 hotels.

Bill and Christy own and operate Red Roof Inn Vermillion. Their property achieved quality scores ranked in the top 10 percent of the brand and is always looking for new ways to attract guests.

Studio 13 Motel & RV Park now open!

There are 9 sites (up to 45’), and each site has 30 & 50 amp hookups. Reservations are accepted. There are nightly and weekly rates. Open May through October. Bathhouse & coin op laundry coming soon!


Tanager Booster Bash

Friday, August 21st, 2020. 6:00 pm at the Vermillion High School Football Field (weather permitting). Hear coaches talk as well as a player introduction. Pizza to be served – goodwill donation. The spirit store will be open. Bring your own lawn chair. Face masks are recommended. Social distancing guidelines to be followed. Open to the public!! Come learn more about the Athletic Booster Club at

USD’s Virtual Work-Study and Part-Time Job Fair

The Academic and Career Planning Center will be hosting a Virtual Work-Study and Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, August 26th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm to inform current and incoming students about employment opportunities both on campus and around the community.

If your Company would like to attend this event to promote your work-study, part-time hourly, seasonal, or graduate assistantship positions available to students, register by Friday, August 21st.

Registration is FREE and the spots are unlimited!

One Book South Dakota

The most recent selection in the 17-year history of the One Book South Dakota program is “Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church” by Megan Phelps-Roper.

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library invites you to learn about and discuss the book during your lunch break! This digital program will be hosted via Zoom on Friday, September 4th at 12:00 pm.

The first 30 people to register will each get a free Reader Guide and a South Dakota Humanities Council sticky pad!

Family Movie Night Popcorn

The Vermillion Cultural Association will open their doors from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Grab some carry out popcorn to enjoy at home while watching a movie with your family. Small - $5. Medium - $6. Large - $7. Jumbo $15. *Subject to change.

Bloody Mary Sunday

They are back! CDC guidelines in place, of course. Valiant Vineyards have huge balconies to spread out and enjoy the Godzilla Bloody Mary with a whole rotisserie chicken or the Monster Bloody Mary topped with a grilled brat! Every Sunday, we create a new delicious Monster Meal piled on a tall ice cold glass of Bloody Mary. Follow Valiant Vineyards on Facebook to see the new meal each week! Spring through fall, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.


SDRA Seeking Nominations

The South Dakota Retailers Association is seeking nominations for the South Dakota Retailer of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and the SDRA Community Service Awards. Presented annually since 1982, the South Dakota Retailers Association Yearly Awards recognize excellence in business and community. Please help us identify businesses that your organization believes are deserving of recognition. Think about the little shop on Main Street, the large outfitter at the end of the block, or the go-to restaurant on a Saturday night. You can nominate one business or several. Nominations must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by September 1st, 2020.

USD is Requiring

Face Coverings

Announced by the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR), starting August 19th, the University of South Dakota will require face coverings in all public indoor spaces on campus this fall semester. This protocol applies to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Face coverings may include a mask, bandana, shield, or any other covering that covers the mouth and nose.

“USD strongly supports wearing face coverings as a practical way to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. In addition to maintaining physical distancing and washing your hands, wearing a face covering is one of the most significant steps we can take to help protect others and ourselves,” said USD President Sheila K. Gestring.

To begin fall semester operations on the campuses, the regents agreed to require face coverings in all public indoor spaces on campus (Level 3). This action will be reviewed 30 days after the start of the fall academic term.

Vermillion Area Farmer’s Market

We are going to end the drive-through market. As much as we had hoped it would increase safety, it seems to have increased risk in other areas. The market will be all walking as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience. However, we encourage those in high-risk populations to contact vendors in advance to order for the week.

Saturday markets are returning! Look for us the last Saturday of each month!

• August 29th

• September 26th

From 9am - 12:00 pm at the Platz, downtown Vermillion

Census Workers in Our Area Soon

The 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up Operation (door knocking) will begin on August 11th in South Dakota. If a household DOES NOT want someone to come knocking on their door, they need to complete their 2020 Census form as soon as possible. You can fill out the questionnaire online at

Vermillion Mural Project is complete!

The Vermillion Community Mural Project is complete! The indigenous-led, community-based mural project taking place on two walls of the Coyote Twin Theater in downtown Vermillion is a two-part installment. The awe-inspiring mural showcases vivid imagery created by three indigenous artists and members of the Vermillion community.

The artists who conceptualized the mural design are USD alumni Reyna Hernandez (Ihanktonwan Dakota), Elizabeth Skye (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), and Inkpa Mani (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota). Reyna, Liz and Inkpa have used different mediums to address the lack of native visibility and hope to engage conversations that work toward creating a better-informed discourse concerning indigenous lives and experiences.

A dedication ceremony to be held in conjunction with the Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture in September.


Right at Home – Health Sciences Marketing Internship

The intern candidate will gain valuable hands on experience in a fast growing and high demand in home health care business providing health care, administrative and marketing support to the Southeast Region Director of Right at Home, Sioux Falls Division.

• Dependable student pursuing a health care related career with exceptional IT, social media, and marketing skills and can adjust to shifting priorities.

• Ability to work remotely 3-5 hours a week for at least one semester and attend one personal meeting with Area Director each week.

• Access to a vehicle to run errands and or provide occasional health care services to our existing clients.

Position Open Date: Now until filled. Candidate to begin ASAP.

Direct Applications To:

Shawn Johnson/Regional Director

Right At Home

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-275-0070 - Office

605-206-0625 - Cell

VCDC Internship Positions

Spring 2021 VCDC Internship Positions are still available!

• Accounting Assistant

• Assistant Event Coordinator

• Communications

• Economic Development

• Graphic Design

• Marketing & Digital Communications

• Photography & Videography

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the VCDC, 2 E. Main St., Vermillion or email to

Red Roof Inn

Need some extra cash? Join the award winning Red Roof Vermillion Housekeeping Team. We are looking to add to our great staff and you may be just what we are looking for! Stop in and see Michele at the Red Roof on 1208 E. Cherry St. to fill out an application today. Housekeepers earn an hourly salary and tips. Flexible scheduling and days off. Stop in or call 605.624.8005 today!


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