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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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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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Community Events

February 16

Children's Theater Play "Tune Kaboom in The Cave of Doom"to be Performed in Lead

When:  2:00pm / Historic Homestake Opera House-313 W. Main Street, Lead

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February 16

Sweetheart Dinner & Dance

When:  5:30pm / South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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February 17

High Plains Live! Presents: Lyle Berry Band

When:  2:00pm / High Plains Western Heritage Center

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February 21

Salary Negotiation Skills “Work Smart” Workshop for Women presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW)

When:  8:30am / Black Hills State University - Rapid City

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