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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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B2B Expo Booth Registration Now Open!

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with HomeSlice Media Group to bring you the 2018 Business to Business Expo and February Mixer! We are excited to try out a new location this year at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 


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Community Events

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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