Rapid City Chamber of Commerce


Members of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce have the opportunity make a difference in the community by getting involved in one or more of the many active Chamber committees.

Agriculture & Natural Resource Committee

This committee works to increase economic activity and mutual understanding between people and businesses in Rapid City and their rural neighbors. This group also focuses on and addresss agricultural and natural resource issues at all government levels.

Ambassadors Committee

This committee promotes the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce and helps to maintain its membership strength.

Black Hills Air Service Partnership

The Black Hills Air Service Partnership works to enhance commercial air service at the Rapid City Regional Airport by fostering partnerships with airlines and other area communities to develop new markets and quality service with competitive fares.

Creative Industries Committee

The Creative Industries committee recognizes, promotes, and supports the creative industries in our area recognizing the importance of the arts and arts-related businesses to a successful community.


The Diplomats maintain good relations with our current members and new businesses, visit dignitaries, area communities and recruit new members. We are one of the fund-raising arms for the Chamber acting as the “Go To” committee for Chamber needs.

Governmental Affairs Committee

This group increases business awareness and involvement in political and legislative issues working as an advocate for businesses and the community at the local, state and national levels.

Leadership Rapid City Committee

Leadership Rapid City (LRC) is a 12-week program that promotes a better understanding of our community, builds leadership skills, and develops a network of community leaders. Twenty-plus years ago the leaders of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce took a bold step and established this far-reaching visionary program which provides existing and potential leaders with the knowledge necessary to effectively participate in community affairs.

Junior Leadership Rapid City Committee

Junior Leadership Rapid City is a five week leadership program tailored to high school students, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Rapid City, and the local business community. The aim of Junior LRC is to foster current and future leadership by offering young people opportunities to develop their leadership skills and to broaden their knowledge of the Rapid City community.

Military Affairs Committee

The Military Affairs Committee (MAC) assures our military installations remain a viable part of the Rapid City community and that our military forces remain an effective deterrent to future conflict.

Workforce Development Committee

This committee works to establish an advisory concept for workforce development that is culturally aware, embraces inclusion and is targeted towards the betterment of Rapid City’s present and future employers. There are three stages: School Outreach, Current Workforce Outreach and Connecting Businesses with relevant topics to better their business.

Young Professionals Group

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals in the Rapid City Area. The agenda of YPG is to enrich our community by uniting and developing our young professionals.

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Chamber Events

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Community Events

November 14

Artists of the Black Hills Great Small Works Exhibit and Reception

When:  12:00am / Prairie Edge Trading Company and Galleries

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November 14

Holiday Entertainment

When:  10:00am / Rushmore Mall

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December 14

Santa's Here

When:  2:00pm /

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December 14

Skating with Santa

When:  5:00pm / Main Street Square

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