Tony Kellar

Economic Development Manager

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Tony Kellar


Meet Tony! Tony is the Economic Development Manager for the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company. You could consider Tony to be a local, through and through.

Growing up in the Yankton/Vermillion Area, Tony has a love and appreciation for the Missouri River where you can find him frequently kayaking and camping with his wife, Marty, and their black lab Molly. If you come to the VCDC on a Friday, you may be lucky enough to meet Molly, our self-proclaimed ambassadog.

Tony began his adult life as an entrepreneur, publishing a successful cookbook at age 30. He spent many years in the hospitality industry, ultimately opening a few restaurants of his own. Answering a thirst for adventure, he started traveling, experiencing different cultures and cuisines, from Alaska to South East Asia, living for over a year in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

As a young entrepreneur with a successful book and the experience of owning multiple businesses, Tony now enjoys assisting the efforts of local entrepreneurs and businesses and has brought his valuable life and professional experience to our office at McVicker Plaza.