February 28th, 2020

What’s UpNEXT? – Vermillion’s Coffee Hour

*at McVicker Plaza*

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Anytime Fitness with Mariah Grimm and Joe Bartlett

COMING to UPNEXT Coffee Hour:

3/11 – USD Area Toastmasters Club with Club members

Thanks to this month’s sponsor!

Bank of the West


Main Street Center Coffee

The Main Street Center invites you for complimentary coffee each Thursday morning at 9:00am! Homemade cinnamon rolls are available for $1.50. Find more information at https://vermillionseniorcenter.org/index.html

Legislative Cracker Barrel

February 29th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the City Hall Council Chambers. Come hear from your District 17 Legislators!

Ducks Unlimited Banquet

Friday, February 28th, 2020 at the Eagles, 114 W. Main St. in Vermillion. 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm social, 6:30 pm Prime Rib dinner with the auction to follow. Single - $40. Couple - $55. Greenwings under 17 - $15. (Includes Dinner & Membership). Sponsor - $300. For tickets, contact Travis (605) 670-8832 or buy tickets at the door.

Vermillion Food Pantry’s 35th Anniversary

This anniversary, show someone you really care, but instead of flowers or fancy gifts, we are asking for your donation. Every dollar you give helps provide six meals to those in need. Help make this anniversary one to remember for the 250 families a month that rely on us. Donate at www.vermillionfoodpantry.org or VFP, PO Box 103, Vermillion SD.

National Music Museum

Fri., Mar 27th @ 7:00 pm

• NMM Live! concert: Luehrman, Shaffer, and Check -- Americana, Farber Hall (Old Main)

Fri., May 1st @ 7:00 pm

• NMM Live! concert: Maggie in the Meantime - celtic, Farber Hall

General public, $7. Free to NMM Members, USD students and staff.

Winter Market Season

Save these dates! 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Clay County 4H/Extension Building at 515 High St.

Winter Markets

March 21st, 2020

April 18th, 2020


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.

Home Rule Charter Committee members needed

The City Council is seeking individuals to serve on a 5-member Home Rule Charter Committee. The City Council authorized the formation of the Home Rule Charter Committee to draft a home rule charter for presentation to and consideration by the Council prior to August 1, 2020.

The Committee is asked to host multiple public meetings to receive input and educate the public on the home rule charter. The City Council desires to place the question of adopting a home rule charter before the voters of the City of Vermillion at the November 3, 2020 general election. The January 20, 2020 report of a study committee on moving forward with home rule is available on the City’s website.

Interested volunteers are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form available on the City’s website and at City Hall and return it by 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Please contact City Hall if you have any questions.


Providing home care for Vermillion, Yankton, Dakota Dunes, Sioux Falls, Madison surrounding areas, Right at Home of Sioux Falls offers comfort by matching caregivers with people that need a little extra help to stay in their home. With services ranging from household chores and transportation to personal care and nursing, Right at Home has many kinds of caregivers responding to the needs of the whole person. Patty Larsen, of Elk Point has recently joined Right at Home’s culture of caring as a Chaplain.

Vermillion residents may recognize Patty from her work as a school counselor in Vermillion School District for 28 years. After taking early retirement from the district in 2017, Patty earned a graduate certification in Chaplaincy and worked as a chaplain at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City for two years. In her work with Right at Home, Larsen assists clients, families and caregivers as they draw on their own beliefs and practices for comfort, courage and strength as they navigate the circumstances that accompany life’s stages.

For more information about Right at Home services in the Vermillion area contact Shawn Johnson, Regional Director, shawn@rahsesd.com, (605) 205-0625. https://www.rightathome.net/sioux-falls

Vermillion Civic Council

The VCC is now taking debit and credit cards.

Congratulations to the Vermillion Cultural Association!

The VCA were recipients of a $2,000 prize from the South Dakota Gives Prize Pool for one of their Giving Tuesday participation posts! The VCA asked renowned South Dakotan fiddler Owen DeJong to play a couple of tunes in the Vermillion Theater. His performance showcased the ceiling in need of some love and the need for stronger lighting in the auditorium. They won the funds for including the South Dakota state instrument in their giving day activities. Check out the performance here: https://www.facebook.com/vermculture/videos/3033244560038226

Value-Added Producer Grants Available!

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency is now accepting grant applications through their Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG), which helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of new products.

Producers can apply for up to $75,000 for planning grants and up to $250,000 for working capital grants. All grant funds awarded must be matched with non-federal funds on a 1:1 basis.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 5, 2020 for electronic applications (submitted via Grants.gov) and March 10, 2020 for paper applications (mailed or delivered to your local Rural Development Office.)

USDA recommends prospective applicants to contact their local USDA RD representative and allow at least a month to prepare their applications. Rural Development has posted a toolkit for applicants under the Forms & Resources Tab of the linked site, which includes an application checklist, templates, required grant forms, and instructions.

For more information, you can go to www.rd.usda.gov/sd or call the USDA Rural Development SD State Office at 605-352-1142

Sharing the Dream Job Opening

Part-time position – Store manager. In need of an individual to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Sharing the Dream store in downtown Vermillion, South Dakota, including: coordinating volunteers, overseeing merchandising, organizing out of store sales and shows, assisting with purchasing and ordering merchandise, organizing and planning store events, and general bookkeeping duties. 15-20 hour/week position. Individual must have the ability to prioritize, work efficiently, and have excellent communication skills. Computer skills needed include: Excel, Quickbooks, and preferably Shopify. Send letter of interest and resume to: diane@sharingthedream.org.

VCDC Finance Manager Job Opening

The Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company (VCDC) is seeking a Finance Manager. The VCDC includes the Chamber of Commerce, the Office of Economic Development and the Tourism and Visitors Bureau in Vermillion, SD.

This position will have a great deal of public contact and must always represent the organization in a positive light. If you are a self-starter who is energetic, takes direction, adapts well, manages multiple projects simultaneously, and communicates effectively with a large number of stakeholders - we want to hear from you!

This position is responsible for managing the VCDC’s financial affairs; responding to inquiries of current and future VCDC members/investors/tenants/customers and manage any outsourced finance and/or accounting functions.

For a more detailed job description, please visit the full job listing:

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to:

Nate Welch

President & CEO


2 E Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069

Subject: Finance Manager

VCDC Chamber Manager Job Opening

Want to work in a fun, fast-paced, creative environment? The Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company (VCDC) has an immediate opening for a full-time Chamber Manager. The VCDC maintains the Chamber of Commerce, Office of Economic Development and the Tourism and Visitors Bureau in Vermillion, SD.

The Chamber Manager is the front line to the members of the VCDC and gets to work with members in helping them promote their business. The Chamber Manager is responsible for developing and implementing member recruitment and retention strategies to strengthen the base of the Chamber of Commerce.

The ideal candidate is an outgoing, energetic self-starter with a passion for sales, marketing and customer service. If you are a self-starter, who is energetic, can take direction, adapts well, can manage multiple projects at once, can work with deadlines while communicating effectively and is extremely organized; we want to hear from you!

For a more detailed job description, please visit the full job listing:

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to:

Nate Welch

President & CEO


2 E Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069 or email to VCDC@VermillionChamber.com

Subject: Chamber Manager

Company Name Change

We would like to announce that THiNK605 has officially changed their company name to Thread & Ink

The folks over at the Helpline Center 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.


February 28th

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Wine with Will Fundraiser for the SD Shakespeare Festival at the John A. Day Gallery, W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

February 29th

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Legislative Cracker Barrel at Vermillion City Hall, Council Chambers

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Winter River Walk at North Alabama Bend (1.8 miles south on Highway 19)

March 2nd

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Welcome Table serves a free meal at Vermillion Community Connection Center

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Celebrate Recovery Cornerstone at Cornerstone Church

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – City Council Meeting at Vermillion City Hall, Council Chambers

March 3rd

12:00 pm – 1:00pm – Cook the Book at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Mahjong at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

March 4th

8:00 am – 9:00 am – UpNEXT Coffee Hour at McVicker Plaza

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Transgender 101 at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, Kozak Room

12:00 pm – Yappin’Yotes Toastmasters Club in MUC room 211

12:00 pm – Vermillion Rotary Club in the Al Neuharth Media Center, conference room

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Knitting Group at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

March 6th

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch & Learn: Electronic Resources at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library


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