February 19th, 2021


VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Join us for a special discussion on Wednesday morning’s coffee hour with Matt Callahan about the Vermillion Fire Department. Tune in at www.facebook.com/LiveVermillion/ or on Channel 3.

VCDC Legislative Cracker Barrels

February 27th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Live on Facebook @LiveVermillion or local Channel 3. Submit questions to us at our email, vcdc@vermillionchamber.com.


Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company invites you to a lunch presentation “Work Life Balance” with Kelley Ashby of Kelley Ashby Consulting. February 23rd from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Old Lumber Company. Register at LiveVermillion.com.


USD Athletics

Basketball doubleheader vs. ORU – Saturday (02/20) @ 1:00pm

Basketball double header vs. ORU – Sunday (02/21) @ Noon (pink game)

Volleyball vs. North Dakota State – Sunday @ 7:00 pm (pink match)

Pink Jersey Auction

Benefits Dakota Hospital Foundation – Bid at Goyotes.com/auctions.

Unite for USD

The University of South Dakota is preparing for its third annual giving day, Unite for USD. Unite for USD is an online fundraising event to UNITE all members of the Coyote community – students, partners, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and community leaders - in celebration of USD!

The 1,862 minutes of giving begins Thursday, February 18th at 10:58 am and concludes at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 19th. Click here to learn more information or to become a giving day champion.


Jack and Charlie’s Summit League Challenge

Support the Coyotes with new Fan Gear -

We may not be able to cheer on our Coyote teams in person, but that doesn't have to ruin the USD/SDSU rivalry!

Here’s the scoop: USD and SDSU bookstores have from February 15th until March 9th to sell the most items and fill up the Summit League seats on the virtual scoreboard. For every product sold by Charlie’s Bookstore & Fan Shop, a seat will be filled under Charlie, and for every product sold by Jackrabbit Central, a seat will be filled under Jack.

Be sure to shop for all the latest Yote gear at Charlie’s Downtown, on campus or at www.usdcharliestore.com to help fill the USD seats! Starting next week, check back daily to see who's crushing the competition at https://www.jackandcharlieschallenge.com!

New Mural Complete at Community Connection Center

A new mural celebrating the Vermillion community has recently been completed at the Community Connection Center, home of the United Way of Vermillion, the Welcome Table, and Vermillion Food Pantry, among other services. Community and staff input was collected last fall to inform the content of the mural, which was begun in late September of 2020.

Although currently closed to the public, the Leroy N. Meyer Community Room is the largest and most communal room in the Community Connection Center, and has welcomed in scores of community members during Monday evening Welcome Table dinners, as well as for special events and meetings. In keeping with the intention of creating a more vibrant and joyful space for visitors to engage with, the mural project has been led by local teaching artist Susan Heggestad. The creation of the mural is supported, in part, by a Project Grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.

The 43.5x8.5’ mural occupies the longest, north wall of the Meyer Room, and features references to some local landmarks as well as abstracted symbols of community and support. Central to the mural is a replication of Prof. Leroy Meyer, for whom the room is named, and whose photograph in the same fashion is hanging across the room in the CCC. Those interested in learning more about the mural and its creation can view a recording discussion with Kelsey Collier-Wise and Heggestad at the CCC’s website, CommunityConnectionCenter.org/.


Electrical Rebates by the City of Vermillion

The City of Vermillion and Vermillion Light and Power are providing rebate opportunities for those purchasing Energy Star rated products; these rebates are available to homes and businesses. In 2020, the City of Vermillion awarded over $60,000 to utility customers. Just over $31,400 was awarded to residential customers with the remaining $28,700 awarded to commercial customers. The annual estimated savings for these energy efficient projects is 186KW.

Rebate qualifying products may range from lighting, to household appliances, and electric vehicles. Vermillion Light and Power customers may earn rebates by filling out an application following purchase. More information may be found on the Bright Energy Solution’s website below.


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 Director of Strategic Communications & Tourism at Megan@VermillionChamber.com.


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