What's UpNEXT? - Vermillion's Coffee Hour

Wednesday, Aug 8

Marilyn Trefz, Redwood Mediation Services & Legal Assistance

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Redwood Mediation Services & Legal Assistance

COMING to UpNEXT Coffee Hour:

8/15 - Teramie Hill, VHS Student European WWII Trip

8/22 - Teresa McDowell Johnson, Vermillion Food Pantry

8/29 - General Election Ballot Measures


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 Aug 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.

Tickets Now On Sale

Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries – now a hit show on Netflix – is coming to the Vermillion Public Library! Join the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library for this memorable event!

There are two ticket options:

$20 Ticket (Limited Quantity Available):

Includes the Author Meet & Greet at Carey’s Bar from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Your ticket will get you a supper catered by Heck’s Dakota Style BBQ and 1 free bar drink! Plus you will meet the author in person!

Afterwards, wander over to the Vermillion Public Library for an Author Talk and Q&A with Craig Johnson, plus book sales and signing (doors open at 5:30 pm).

$5 Ticket (Proceeds go towards Vermillion Public Library Youth programming):

Author Talk and Q&A with Craig Johnson (6:30 – 8:00 pm), plus book sales and signing (8:00 – 9:00 pm) at the VPL. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

$0/No Ticket:

Barnes & Noble Book Sale and Author Book Signing. Open to the public! (8:00 – 9:00 pm).

Tickets go on sale July 21st at the Library Circulation Desk.


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.

The City’s contractor will be chip sealing the streets highlighted on the map Wednesday, August 1st through Friday, August 3rd. Please do not park on the highlighted streets from 7am until dark. The City will notify adjacent property owners of the exact date that work will occur on their street.

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 October 7th, so the last day to visit for a while will be Saturday, October 6th (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, 2018:

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

August 22, 2018:

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.

The folks over at the Helpline Center – 211 - have recently added new features to their website!

1. Helpsheets – Quick, information documents covering topics ranging from bed bugs to how to help a loved one in a mental health crisis. We are continuing to produce more of these on requested topics!

2. Connections Calendars – Listing events such as school supply giveaways, job fairs and more. Also, there is a calendar devoted to listing professional training opportunities across the state.

This Week’s Happenings!

Aug. 3

12a.m.-1 p.m. - Lunch & Learn: Old West Tech at Vermillion Public Library

1:45-2:45pm - Book Chatter at Vermillion Public Library

Aug. 4

7:00am-12 p.m. - Lions Club Breakfast at the W.H. Over Museum

9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Vermillion Area Farmers Market at Ratingen Platz

10 a.m. - Overeaters Anonymous at the Newman Center

Aug. 5

7 a.m.-12 p.m. - Lions Club Breakfast at the W.H. Over Museum

Aug. 6

5:30-7 p.m. – Welcome Table Serves a Free Meal at First United Methodist Church

6:00-8:30pm – Book Discussion, “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson at the Vermillion Public Library

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

7 p.m. – City Council Meeting at City Hall

7 p.m. – Music Mondays, featuring Bluff Ridge Band at Austin-Whittemore House

Aug. 7

12 p.m. – Rotary Meeting at the Al Neuharth Media Center

For more information: www.vermillionrotaryclub.org.

4 p.m. – Mahjong at the Vermillion Public Library

Aug. 8

8 a.m. – UpNEXT Coffee Hour at the Vermillion Public Library

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

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

4 p.m. – Mahjong at the Vermillion Public Library

Aug. 9

12 p.m. – Optimist Club Executive Board Meeting at Expert Approach Board Room

12 p.m. – Clay County Fair begins! at the Clay County Fairgrounds

3:00-7 p.m. – Vermillion Area Farmers Market Summer Market at Clay County Fairgrounds

5:30-7:30pm – Thursdays on the Platz! Featuring Whiskey Rich at Ratingen Platz


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