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Chamber Membership Passes Articles of Incorporation

 – By Rapid City Chamber

Thank you to each of you who came out and voted in last night’s special membership meeting. As a member-driven organization it was important we hear from you. Thank you to the Grand Gateway Hotel for hosting the April Mixer and providing a venue for members to vote on the proposed Articles of Incorporation. After counting the votes, the articles have PASSED – moving us another step closer in the Chamber becoming a division of Elevate Rapid City.

So what comes next?

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Rapid City Chamber Praises Signing of HB1111

 – By Rapid City Chamber

RAPID CITY, SD – The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce and Ellsworth Air Force Base applaud the South Dakota Legislature’s passing and Governor Noem’s signing of HB1111. This bill reduces barriers for professional licensing for military spouses in South Dakota by allowing boards to recognize the licenses in good standing that spouses hold from other states. The Chamber of Commerce, South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, Representative Diedrich, and Senators Solano and Partridge worked closely with military spouses and licensing boards and associations to construct and advocate for this legislation helping our military spouses continue their careers while in South Dakota.

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Membership Information meetings regarding merging with Elevate Rapid City

 – By Rapid City Chamber

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”

                -Charles Darwin

With the above quote in mind your Chamber Board believes this to be an excellent opportunity to merge with Elevate Rapid City. The synergies created by merging these organizations are the best way to efficiently move Rapid City forward economically.  We wanted you to have a chance to learn more about this and have an opportunity to ask questions. 

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Rapid City 2019 Legislative Crackerbarrel Dates Announced

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce has set the crackerbarrel dates for the 2019 session of the South Dakota State Legislature.  This year’s crackerbarrels will be held from 9-11 a.m. on the following Saturdays and locations:

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Chamber Member Input is Requested

 – By Rapid City Chamber

Dear Chamber Member,

I’m writing to you today to inform you of a decision that our Board of Directors will be making at our Board meeting on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 regarding an organizational change.  Please take a moment to read through this letter so that you understand the background of why we are considering this proposal.

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Chamber to Host Candidate Forums

 – By Rapid City Chamber

Chamber to Host Candidates Forum

           The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce and KKLS News Talk/HomeSlice Media Group will host a forum for candidates running for Pennington County Commission on Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. at Western Dakota Tech, 800 Mickelson Drive.

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Rapid City Chamber to host State of the Local Governments Luncheon

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the Local Governments Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, LaCroix Hall.

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Workforce Development Committee Awards Scholarships to Local Students

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Foundation Scholarship is awarded in partnership of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation and the Workforce Development Committee of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships are awarded to Rapid City residents pursuing higher education to advance their skills while attending Rapid City schools in order to successfully participate in the public sector of the Rapid City area. 

All applicants selected will be attending school at one of the following institutes: Black Hills Beauty College, Black Hills State University-Rapid City, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University West River, or the University of South Dakota Rapid City.

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Chamber to Host First Crackerbarrel of 2018 Session

 – By Lynn Kendall

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee in cooperation with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) will host the first legislative crackerbarrel on January 27 in the Didier Education Center in the Classroom Building on the SDSM&T campus from 9 to 11 a.m. 

Other crackerbarrels are scheduled for February 10 at Western Dakota Tech, February 24 at SDSM&T and March 3 at Western Dakota Tech.  Please make note of the location change for the Feb 10 and March 3 events. All crackerbarrels are free and open to the community.

 

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2017 Leadership Rapid City Class Selected

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rapid City proudly announces the candidates for the Leadership Rapid City Class of 2017: 

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Chamber Hosts Last Legislative Crackbarrel

 – By Rapid City Chamber

For Immediate Release

Chamber Hosts Last Legislative Crackerbarrel

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee in cooperation with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) will host the last legislative crackerbarrels on March 4 in the Didier Education Center in the Classroom Building on the SD Mines campus from 9 to 11 a.m.  Senator Terri Haverly, Senator Alan Solano, and Representative Chip Campbell will be the featured speakers

Doors will open at 8 a.m. for any attendees or legislators who would like to come early and have the opportunity to visit before the start of the crackerbarrel.

Crackerbarrels are free and open to the community.

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U.S. Chamber Awards Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce with Accredited 5-Star Status

 – By Rapid City Chamber

 

The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce with Accredited status for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

“Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, Vice President, Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management.  “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”

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Chamber's Legislative Crackerbarrels continue on February 21

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee in cooperation with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) will host the third of four legislative crackerbarrels on February 21 in the Didier Education Center in the Classroom Building on the SDSM&T campus from 9 to 11 a.m.  Senator Alan Solano, Representative Mike Verchio, Representative Lynne DiSanto and Representative Scott Craig will be the featured speakers.

The last crackerbarrel is scheduled for March 7.  All crackerbarrels are free and open to the community.

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Chamber's Legislative Crackerbarrels continue on January 31

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee in cooperation with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) will host the second of four legislative crackerbarrels on January 31 in the Didier Education Center in the Classroom Building on the SDSM&T campus from 9 to 11 a.m.  Senator Terri Haverly, Represenative Kristin Conzet, Representative Lance Russell and Representative Chip Campbell will be the featured speakers.

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Governor Daugaard to speak at luncheon

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee will hold the annual Governor’s Luncheon on Friday, January 16 in LaCroix Hall at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

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Now Accepting 2014 Junior LRC Applications

 – By Rapid City Chamber

Does your high school student need a fun, challenging opportunity to become equipped for success? If so, they need to inquire about the Rapid City Chamber’s Junior Leadership Rapid City program. 

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Chamber Announces Annual Meeting Honorees

 – By Rapid City Chamber

Rapid City, SD – The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 128th Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 18 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rushmore Hall. This year’s theme is “Creating a Community of BIG Possibilities” with featured guest speaker Holly Hoffman of CBS’ reality show “Survivor.” The evening will begin with a social at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. 

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128th Annual Meeting

 – By Rapid City Chamber

Rapid City, SD – The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 128th Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 18 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rushmore Hall. The evening will begin with a social at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Creating a Community of BIG Possibilities” and the featured guest speaker is Holly Hoffman. Holly was born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota and was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on CBS’ reality show “Survivor Nicaragua.”

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Chamber Announces 2014 Wind Beneath Our Wings Award Recipients

 – By Rapid City Chamber

This year’s “Wind Beneath Our Wings” Outstanding Performance honorees are Julaine Arient-Rollman of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, South Dakota Department of Social Services; Dr. Charles Hart of Regional Health; Deborah Kuehn of Black Hills Pediatrics, Early Childhood Connections and Regional Health; Lloyd Paulson, civic leader and philanthropist; The Honorable Judge Craig Pfeifle of Seventh Circuit Court, State of South Dakota; Debbie Stangle of  Project Solutions, Inc.; and Brad Winter of Black Hills Works. 

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Seeking nominations for the 2014 Wind Beneath Our Wings Outstanding Performance Awards

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees for the Wind Beneath Our Wings Outstanding Performance Awards. These prestigious awards are designed to recognize people who have improved the lives of others through their work, support, or contributions in the health and human services fields.   

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April 26

Artists Reception: Best of the West

When:  5:00pm / Dahl Arts Center

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April 26

Emerging Artists Showcase

When:  7:30pm / Dahl Arts Center

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April 26

Spring Orchestra Concert

When:  7:30pm / South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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April 27

Walk Like Madd 5k run/walk

When:  9:00am / Old Story Book Island Picnic Shelter

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