Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Workforce Development

This committee usually meets the fourth Thursday of each month in the Chamber Boardroom (room 207). Call the Chamber to confirm date and time.

Chair: Dustin Baertsch, Workforce Development Coordinator, Associated General Contractors of South Dakota
Vice Chair: Ryan Harris, Workforce Development Coordinator, Rapid City Economic Development Partnership

Staff Liaison: Debbie Leber

Mission Statement

Connecting employers and educators for the development of Rapid City's present and future workforce.

Objectives: Host the Business to Business Expo/February Mixer, host lunch and learns and other learning opportunities, partner with Chamber businesses who are working toward the same goals, connect businesses and educators towards the common goal of workforce development.

February 16, 2018
February 23, 2018

Program Of Work (pdf)

Scholarship Availability: Click link for details and to apply.
Now Available

These scholarships are available each year around February. 

Committee Members

Suzi Aadland
Dustin Baertsch
Ken Brown
Wes Brown
Heidi Bulman
Sandy Burns
Casey Carmichael
Bill Christensen
Taylor Davis
Tony DeMaro
Michael Deveraux
Laura Dyer
Kathleen Fitzgerald-Ellis 
Janelle Galpin
Catherine Greseth
Jenny Griffin
David Gustafson

Jacob Hamik
Ryan Harris
Michelle Heins
Jesse Herrera
Tamie Hopp
Sherri Horan
Aaron Jacobs
Jessica Kanta
Sam Kerr
Melissa Miller Kincart
Debbie Leber
Joan Lindstrom
Amanda Lopez
Ronda Lynch
Kevin Maher
Patricia Mahon
Patrick Murphy

Jeff Nelson
Ted Pettyjohn
Amy Policky
Scott Pribyl
Linda Rabe
Deborah Reynolds
Stephanie Rittberger
Liddy Rohrbach
Kim Roth
Eric Buckle
Peggy Schlechter
Stephanie Seljeskog
Lisa Senical
Wes Storm
Jim White

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Chamber Events

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Community Events

February 23

YFS Diamonds and Denim Dinner Theatre

When:  5:30pm / 120 E. Adams St.

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February 24

Community Crackerbarrel

When:  9:00am / South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Classroom Building

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February 24

Open auditions for May 2018 romantic comedy play Barefoot In the Park by Neil Simon Gold Camp Players Community Theatre

When:  1:00pm / Historic Homestake Opera House-313 W. Main Street, Lead

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February 24

Piano Extravaganza

When:  1:00pm /

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