Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Workforce Development



This committee usually meets the fourth Thursday of each month in the Chamber Boardroom (room 207). Call the Chamber to confirm date and time.

Chair: Ryan Harris, Workforce Development Coordinator, Hampton Inn & Suites Rapid City Rushmore
Vice Chair: Eltina Three Stars, Workforce Development Coordinator, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board

Staff Liaison: Debbie Leber

Mission Statement

Connecting employers and educators for the development of Rapid City's present and future workforce.

We believe that one of the keys to a strong community is a strong workforce. Our committee is dedicated to converging K-16 education with current business trends and needs. We focus on two elements: Business Partnerships and Education & Career Development.

Objectives: Host the Business to Business Expo/February Mixer, host lunch and learns and other learning opportunities, partner with Chamber businesses who are working toward the same goals, connect businesses and educators towards the common goal of workforce development, & sponsor the job bank on the Chamber's website

Program Of Work (pdf)


Scholarship Availability: Click Here!

These scholarships are available each year around February or March. 

Committee Members

Suzi Aadland
Ashley Auwerter
Dustin Baertsch
Scott Barbour
Cheryl Bettmeng
Wes Brown
Heidi Bulman
Sandy Burns
Casey Carmichael
Rich Cartney
Taylor Davis
Terri Davis
Catherine Greseth
Jacob Hamik

Ryan Harris
Tamie Hopp
Kevin Jackson
Debra Jensen
Sam Kerr
Melissa Miller Kincart
Debbie Leber
Brittney Lystad
Kevin Maher
Patricia Mahon
Casey Martin
Samantha McGrath
Luke Nehring
Scott Pribyl
Victoria Queen



Deborah Reynolds
Stephanie Rittberger
Liddy Rohrbach
Keryn Rowland
Peggy Schlechter
Lisa Senecal
Gayle Steiger
Dave Viall
Jerome Wickersham

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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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