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Biomat Plasma Drive (May 26th - May 30th)

Now more than ever Biomat needs your plasma. Your plasma donation will help in the research and treatment options for COVID-19 patients.

To participate in the Plasma Drive, you must:

  • Book an appointment. Either click the button below or call the center at 605.277.1434.
  • Must have eaten a full meal prior to donating.
  • Make sure you are well hydrated.
  • Must weigh over 110 lbs.
  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Bring a proof of current address, photo ID and social security proof on your first visit.

For the plasma to go to making medication, Biomat will need a minimum of 2 collections from every donor. First time donations take between 2 – 2.5 hours (including paperwork submission).

Help make a difference at such an exceptional time.


Book your appointment here

How to Stay Updated

Even from our remote workspaces, the staff at the VCDC continue to work hard to spread the message about our member businesses and community information.

If you want to be added to our weekly e-newsletter, the Monday Messenger, please email us at

And then tune into our Facebook Live sessions, happening three times a week:

  • Monday’s at 8:00 pm for the latest news
  • Wednesday’s at 9:00 am – our Virtual Up NEXT Coffee Hour
  • Friday’s at 4:00 pm to wrap up the week

Visit our Facebook page @LiveVermillion.


City of Vermillion Emergency Ordinance 1413

On Monday, March 30th, 2020 the City Council unanimously adopted Emergency Ordinance 1413 that addresses the public health crisis caused by COVID-19 by implementing certain measures which have been deemed necessary to slow community spread. Emergency Ordinance 1413 became effective immediately upon adoption. The full ordinance outlines operations that must cease and those that can remain open while practicing social distancing.

Emergency Ordinance 1413

Shop Local Ordinance Updates: VCDC Chamber Members

Shop Local Ordinance

Shop Local Hours: VCDC Chamber Members

Shop Local Hours

Restaurant & Bar Hours: VCDC Chamber Members

Restaurant & Bar Hours

Here for Good 605

EASW, a VCDC member, wants to provide a risk free, no capital investment resource to small businesses and causes in America! $10 from each sale goes to the designated affiliate. Some shirts are donating funds to a cause of their choice! Help us keep small businesses, communities and causes here for good!
Visit Here for Good 605 Website

Support Vermillion Bartenders & Restaurant Staff

Thread & Ink is donating $10 from the sale of each shirt to bartenders and restaurant staff at the Vermillion establishment of your choice. A $50 bonus will be awarded to the staff of the establishment that receives the most t-shirt sales! Local orders will be delivered to your doorstep (social distancing practices observed).
Purchase Shirts Here

South Dakota Case Counts

COVID-19 in South Dakota

SD County of Residence of COVID-19 Cases

Chamber Member Hot Deals

Being a Chamber member of the VCDC provides the opportunity to showcase your businesses current Hot Deals – advertise any sales you have going on; special discounts available or ongoing promotions.

Available Hot Deals