Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Creative Industries Committee

Kathy Stewart-Martinson

Sue Callahan

Committee Co-Chairs:
Kathy Stewart-Martinson
Sue Callahan

Staff Liaision:
Bill Goodgion


To recognize, promote, and support the creative industries in our area recognizing the importance of the arts and arts related businesses to a successful community

The Creative Industries Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month (excluding summer months) at noon at the Books-A-Million coffee shop. New members welcome!

Creative Industries Committee Goals

  • Create opportunities for creative industries and creative people to network, share ideas and share resources
  • Increase benefits for creative businesses to participate with the chamber
  • Help expand the definition of creativity
  • Help businesses recognize the economic impact of creative industries and the value of creativity in the work place

Definition of Creative Industries

The term “creative industries” describes businesses and individual efforts for whom creativity is essential to achieve success—for example in the areas of design, music,  publishing, architecture, film & video, libraries, museums, crafts, visual arts, fashion, tv & radio, culinary arts, advertising, literature, computer gaming and performing arts.

Creativity, arts and innovation fuel our economy and make the community an amazing place to live and do business.

Additional Information on the Creative Industries

Creative Industries Events

Rushmore Honors - January 2018 - Nomination forms are due June 30, 2017.
Pecha Kucha Rapid City - October through November and March through April

PechaKucha Rapid City

Venues for creative people to meet, network and show work and ideas they are passionate about in public.

Presenter Guidelines

Contact Bill for the PowerPoint template

Contact Bill Goodgion for more information or to be added to the list of presenters.

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Chamber Events

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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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