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Community: An Extraordinary Investment

Membership in the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce is an investment in the future of Vermillion. The VCDC is dedicated to economic development in the region, the promotion and support of business, and growth of opportunities for all Vermillion residents. Your investment supports these efforts and helps build a strong, vibrant community which results in an expanding market for your goods and services.

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Member Benefits

Besides being a great investment for the community, your membership comes with a host of exclusive benefits.

Business Consulting
Members gain access to continual, confidential business support and consulting when looking to develop a business plan, grow your business, create a budget, or analyze operations.

Meeting Space
Enjoy free access to our conference room for meetings and events.

Advocacy
Use the VCDC’s Governmental Affairs Committee as a liaison between the community and the government for local, state, and federal government issues.

Business Lunches
Attend lunches where you’ll be educated about a wide variety of business topics.

Membership Access
Available only to VCDC members, the membership list includes mailing information for businesses in Vermillion, along with available email addresses. Access provides a more efficient direct mailing system and provides members with opportunities to promote or inform other Chamber members about upcoming events.

Notary
Legalize your documents for free with the Chamber’s personal notary service.

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Networking

Join the Vermillion community and take advantage of several networking opportunities.

Annual Meeting & Banquet
An exciting annual event to look forward to, as well as a great opportunity to promote your business and network with other Chamber members and the newly-elected VCDC Board of Directors.

Business After Hours
A relaxed way to promote your business and network with peers. These events typically run from 5-7 pm on a given weeknight, and the hosting business will supply hors d’oeuvres and refreshments for guests.

Annual Golf Social
Held each summer, this event is an active and entertaining way to network with Chamber members and community. Sign up an individual golfer, or your entire business as a team!

VCDC Ambassadors
Ambassadors serve as goodwill and public relations representatives of the VCDC by attending ribbon cuttings, open houses, groundbreaking ceremonies, and any other community events, as needed.

Special Events Committee
This committee assists in planning, advertising, and coordinating special events hosted by the VCDC, including the Annual 4th of July Celebration, the Annual Golf Social, the Annual Banquet, and the Holiday Parade of Lights.

Governmental Affairs Committee
This committee keeps themselves and the membership up-to-date on current legislative issues. They also assist in planning annual Cracker Barrel Sessions and a trip to Pierre during each legislative session.

Exposure

Getting your name out is easier when you’re a VCDC member. Keep reading to see how we help members get exposure in Vermillion and beyond.

Online
Gain access to and be listed/linked here on the VCDC website, where thousands of people will be able to view it.

Referrals
The Chamber only refers its members to the hundreds of people and businesses who call us each year inquiring about the different services offered in Vermillion.

Community/Visitor Guide
Released each February, our annual visitor guide will have your business listed in it. These are distributed at several visitor centers along the South Dakota interstate highways, as well as to various businesses and organizations within Vermillion. Our guide is also included in every visitor and relocation request the VCDC receives. Increase your business’ exposure by purchasing ad space in each annual publication.

Quarterly Newsletter
The VCDC produces a quarterly newsletter to highlight member businesses, community, and VCDC news. Feel free to keep us abreast of your latest news by emailing or calling us with your press releases.

Monday Messenger
Our popular, weekly email newsletter is distributed to all members, as well as various other organizations, and is the best way to keep abreast of upcoming events and opportunities. Send us your events and news, and we share it with the whole community each week.

Social Networking
The VCDC is active on both Facebook and Twitter, both great platforms for us to communicate not with our own members, but also with other chambers and regional businesses to promote all that Vermillion has to offer. These accounts bolster the promotion of our own events, our members’ events, or any other important news our members might have.

Sponsorships
Increase your exposure through sponsorships each year, including events like the 4th of July fireworks showcase or hole sponsorships at the Annual Golf Social.

Ribbon Cuttings
Introduce your new or expanding business to the rest of the community by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony. The VCDC will invite members from our Board of Directors and the City Council to come together to celebrate. Simply tell us the preferred date for the ceremony, and the Chamber will help promote the event, provide the ribbon and scissors, and emcee the event.

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