What's UpNEXT? - Vermillion's Coffee Hour

Wednesday, Aug 1

USD President Sheila Gestring

Sponsored by:

Redwood Mediation Services

ATTENTION: If you receive a phone call or visitor in your business stating they are working with the VCDC, please contact us to verify.



What are the Best. Thursdays. Ever? Thursdays on the Platz in downtown Vermillion!

Your chance to catch free, live music, affordable food & drinks, and tons of summer fun continues now through August 23rd. Musical acts like 35th & Taylor, Whiskey Rich, and Beard grace the National Music Museum stage each Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm. Hosted by the Vermillion NEXT Committee and the VCDC. More information can be found at livevermillion.com.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Clay County Fair in Vermillion! Happening August 9 – 11, the Clay County Fair is full of all the fair attractions you’d expect, as well as some fun new events. Find exhibits, animals, live music, inflatables, tasty fair food – even a salsa competition! Friday night’s main event is the new donkey races, with familiar community faces as jockeys. The always rousing Demolition Derby is slated for Saturday night this year. Find out more by visiting www.claycountyfair.net.


Visit: www.LiveVermillion.com and click on the "Things to Do" tab in the center of the page for a comprehensive view of community events. If you don't see your event listed, use the 'Submit New Event' button on our calendar to send us the information. For further assistance, feel free to contact our Marketing & Tourism Manager at susan@vermillionchamber.com.

Just 2 ½ months left to visit the National Music Museum before it begins preparations for architectural expansion and renovation!

The NMM’s doors will close to the public on Oct. 7, so the last day to visit for a while will be Saturday, Oct. 6 (which also happens to be USD D-Days end day/parade day). Please help get the word out and encourage others to visit! Sundays through Labor Day are free-admission days for South Dakota residents. The NMM’s hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Another good reason to visit: The NMM has just published a cool souvenir book with highlights of their world-class musical instrument collection. For sale in the NMM gift shop.

USDA Rural Development and the Small Business Administration Host Joint Lender Meetings

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are holding joint training sessions for lenders to learn about programs and products available to support business lending in South Dakota.

USDA RD staff will explain the Business & Industry (B & I) and the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) guaranteed programs and how lenders can use them to expand their portfolio, while maintaining the personal contacts through servicing. Lenders will also learn about using Farmer Mac as a secondary market, using lender participation to extend your loan limits, and using these programs to meet your CRA goals.

U.S. Small Business Administration will present on the benefits of using the 7(a) Guaranty Loan. This program will allow for a lender to finance new ventures or assist existing businesses in their community by providing extended terms to help small business owners with their business operations and reducing the lenders’ loan risk.

Please make plans to attend one of the sessions below to get the latest information on these guaranteed loan products:

August 15:

Sioux Falls: 9:00 am – Zeal Center of Entrepreneurship – Main Conference at 2329 N. Career Avenue, Southeast Technical Campus, Sioux Falls, SD

August 22:

Pierre: 9:00 am – USDA facility at 1717 North Lincoln Avenue, Pierre, SD.

September 20, 2018:

Rapid City: 9:00 am – USDA facility at 414 East Stumer Road, Rapid City, SD.

If you have questions, you can contact David Puls at 605-330-4243 ext. 13 or email at david.puls@sba.gov or Dana Kleinsasser at 605-352-1157 or email at dana.kleinsasser@sd.usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.


Sanford Vermillion Interview Days

August 7 • Noon – 7 p.m.

Sanford Vermillion

20 S. Plum Street (main entrance)

We are looking to fill a variety of positions including CNA, Housekeeping/Environmental Services and Dietary Services.

Come apply for open positions, speak with HR professionals, interview onsite, and see how you can be part of the health care team at Sanford Vermillion.

If you are unable to attend one of these events in person, Skype interviews are also available. Contact Sarah Wilhelm at (605) 312-9214 to arrange a Skype interview.

This Week’s Happenings

July 27

11:00-1:00pm – FREE LUNCH program for children at Jolley Elementary School

July 28

9:00am-12:00pm - Vermillion Area Farmers Market at Ratingen Platz

10:00am - Overeaters Anonymous at the Newman Center

July 29

11:00am-3:00pm - Bloody Mary Sundays at Valiant Vineyards Winery

July 30

5:30-7:00pm – Welcome Table Serves a Free Meal at First United Methodist Church

6:30-8:30pm - Celebrate Recovery Cornerstone at the Cornerstone Church

7:00pm – School Board Meeting at Al Neuharth Media Center

July 31

12:00pm – Rotary Meeting at the Al Neuharth Media Center

For more information: www.vermillionrotaryclub.org.

4:00pm – Mahjong at the Vermillion Public Library

4:00pm – Mahjong at the Vermillion Public Library

Aug. 1

8:00am – UpNEXT Coffee Hour at the Vermillion Public Library

12:00-1:00pm – Yappin’ Yotes Toastmasters Club Meeting at the Al Neuharth Media Center

1:00-4:00 – Knitting Group at the Vermillion Public Library

4:00pm – Mahjong at the Vermillion Public Library                        

 Aug 2

12:00pm – Optimist Club Meeting at First Dakota National Bank Conference Room

3:00-7:00pm – Vermillion Area Farmers Market Summer Market at Clay County Fairgrounds

5:30-7:30pm – Thursdays on the Platz! Featuring 35th & Taylo at Ratingen Platz


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