Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Governmental Affairs Committee

Debra Niemi GAC ChairChair: Debra Niemi

Staff Liason: Anna Hays

Meeting Time: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room (207)

FY19 and CY2020 GAC Schedule

Objective

To increase business awareness and involvement in political and legislative issues. Advocate for business and the community at the local, state and national levels.

Committee Sponsors

                    

Committee Members

 
Qusi Al-Haj U.S. Senator John Thune
Mayor Steve Allender City of Rapid City
Dean Aurand Mid Continent Testing Labs, Inc.
Scott Barbour Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc.
Ann Brentlinger SDSMT
Shannon Brinker Keller Williams Commercial
Aaron Costello Black Hills Corporation
Jeff Cullum Eddies Truck
Ken Davis Pennington County Court
Mike Diedrich Regional Health
Darla Drew-Lerdal City of Rapid City
JP Duniphan  
Scott Engmann Black Hills Habitat for Humanity
Doug Feterl West Plains Engineering
Matthew Fitting H & R Block                                                                     
Kathryn Fitzgerald Meta4Marketing
Chris Gross KEVN
Arlene Ham-Burr  
Mark Haugen Senator John Thune                                                       
Todd Holen Homeslice Media Group
David Johnson Johnson Tree Service, Inc.
Dick Johnson West River Electric Association
Adam Kaemingk U.S. Senator Mike Rounds
Jafar Karim Black Hills Corporation
Mark Kampfe Dentist
Chris Karn Vast Broadband
Lynn Kendall South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority
Sam Kerr Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun P.C.
Kitty Kinsman The K Group
Steve Malott SDSMT
Joan Martin Pennington County
Lon Massingale Rapid City Journal
Katie Murray U.S. Congressman Dusty Johnson
Deb Niemi Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Jessica Olson Stay Graceful
Jeff Partridge Partridge Financial
Curt Pochardt RCAS School Board
Amy Policky RCAS School Board
Linda Rabe Rapid City Chamber of Commerce                                             
Al Rieman Black Hills Harley Davidson
Brad Saathoff Black Hills Workshop
Kelsey Sakos Mayor Steve Allender
Julie Schmitz Jensen Visit Rapid City
Alan Solano Behavior Management Systems
Haven Stuck Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.
Kevin Thomm Pennington County Sheriff's Department
Rob Timm Chiesman Center for Democracy
Melanie Torno Torno Mediation and Mental Health Services
Helen Usera Aspiring Business
Mutch Usera Black Hills Corporation
Linda Lea Viken Viken Law Firm
Rachel Waddell Elder Guidance Service
John Way Bankwest
Vesta Wells-Johnson Creative Digital Design
Jim White Sound Pro
Ben Wudke Black Hills Forest Resource Association
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Chamber Events

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Community Events

December 12

Christmas Shoppers Village

When:  9:00am / High Plains Western Heritage Center

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December 19

Rory Hoffman & Family in Concert

When:  7:00pm / Rushmore Plaza Fine Arts Theater

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December 20

Ugly Sweater Skate Party

When:  6:00pm / Main Street Square

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December 21

Marketplace PopUp: Christmas Edition

When:  8:00am / Central States Fair

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