• Member Benefits

    Investment in the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce is essential to the economic growth of our community.  We provide value to members through network development, educational programs, promotion and advocacy.

     

    Listed below is just a few of the many benefits we offer our members.

     

    Business and Management Services 
         •  Business Calendar
              °  As a Chamber Member enter your events at your business that the
                  public and other members are invited to.
         •  Business Education Training and Seminars
         •  Chamber Member business information
         • 
    Chamber Member Identification
              °  A plaque to identify you as a trusted member in the business
                 community. 

              °  A Web site Chamber logo is available to post on your homepage to
                 promote your membership.  

         •  Constant Contact Discount: Chamber members looking to sign up for 
            Constant Contact can receive a 25% discounted fee for being a
            member of the Yankton Chamber. 

         •  Convention Services
         •  Forums on legislative and public issues
         •  Job Postings listed on Web site
         •  Limitless referrals
              °  The office receives many requests each day for recommendations on
                  goods and services in the Yankton area. Our staff works to refer
                  Chamber Members first and foremost.

              °  Members receive complete listings in our Web site directory.
              °  Members in the visitor industry receive complete listings on 
                  visitor information pages.

              °  Members receive electronic referrals when customers request
                  services.

              °  Members are sent newcomers lists upon request.
         •  Sign up for Automatic Clearing House (ACH) payment method and 
            receive $10 off your membership.

     

    Committees
         •  Chamber members and their employees can volunteer and be part
            of the decision making process by joining one of the eight
            committees available.

              °  Agri-Business
              °  Ambassadors
              °  Business Development
              °  Community Health & Safety
              °  Education
              °  Governmental Affairs
              °  Transportation
              °  Women Community Leaders
          

    Marketing and Sponsorship
    One of the greatest benefits enjoyed by Chamber members is the exposure gained through our marketing efforts. 
         •  Advocacy
              °  Your Chamber works to strengthen the economy, create jobs and is a 
                 voice for business.

              °  The Chamber advocates for business on the local, regional, state and 
                 federal level by hosting public forums, meetings with legislators and
                 congressional leaders.
         •  Chamber Newsletter
              °  Each member receives a free subscription to the Chamber’s electronic
                 monthly What’s Happening and Quarterly Newsletter. They are
                 designed to keep you up-to-date on Chamber happenings
                 and businesses. 

              °  Members have the exclusive offer to purchase an advertisement in
                
     the newsletter (for a minimal fee). E-mailed out to 900+ individuals.
                   ∞  Top Banner Ad ($50)
                        Horizontal ad (top of newsletter) 650 x 100 pixels
                   ∞  Side Banner Ad ($25)
                        Vertical Ad (side of newsletter) 165 x 165 pixels
                   ∞  Coupon Ad ($50)
                        Bottom of Newsletter (less than 100 words, up to two images) 
                   ∞  Flier insert link – PDF Ready ($100)
                   ∞  “Members on the Move” (FREE)
                        A
    nnouncement section in the quarterly newsletter sharing your
                        business news.

         •  Many Chamber Programs and Events offer these opportunities. Check 
            out each events information on the Programs and Events tab.

              °  Ag Gala                                        °  Annual Meeting and Banquet
              °  Business Seminars                     °  Candidate Forums
              °  Chamber Golf Day                     °  Educator Appreciation Coffees
              °  Leadership Yankton                  °  Membership Mixers
              °  New Member Orientations       °  New Teacher Luncheon
              °  Pre and Post Legislative Luncheons
              °  Woman of Distinction Luncheon
             
    °  YankTON Challenge                  °  Yankton Day at the Legislature
         •  New Member Recognition
              °  Your company is prominently mentioned at our mixers, board
                  meetings 
    and in the Chamber Newsletter. 
         •  Ribbon Cuttings
              °  E-vite sent out to Chamber membership inviting them to your event.
              °  Photo of event and your business information in the 
                  Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan

              °  Photo of event on www.yanktonsd.com/ribbon
         •  Web site
              °  Membership Listing on Chamber Web site directory with
                  two category listings

              °  Enhanced Membership Listing (request pricing from Chamber)
              °  Link your business Web site to the Chamber’s Web site that receives
                  thousands of hits per month.

     

    Networking
         •  Attend many of our Chamber programs and events. 
         •  Chamber Membership Mixers 
              °  Mixers are held monthly for members to exchange business cards, 
                 make new contacts, socialize and have a little fun.

              °  New members are announced
              °  $50 for members to host and spotlight their business
         •  New Member Orientation
              °  Get to know the staff and the many programs and benefits available
                 to you as a Chamber Member.

     

    Office Services
         •  Certificates of Origin approval
         •  Citywide Business Directory (Excel Sheet or Hard Copy) ($50)
         •  Community calendar of events
         •  Labels printed of Chamber Members addresses ($.10/label)
         •  Membership Directory/Excel Sheet
         •  Name tags for visitor related meetings and conventions
         •  Notary public service
         •  Public Access Channel listings
         •  Relocation and visitor packets
         •  World-Wide Chamber telephone numbers and addresses

     

    Shop Local
         •  Chamber Dollars
              °  These checks can be used at any Yankton business and helps keep
                  the dollars local. 
         • 
    Community Involvement
              °  Your Chamber is involved and supports community events. While
                  the Chamber does not manage many of these events, we market
                  and serve on committees that produce them. 

         •  Yankton First Items
              °  Chamber members receive free Hot Deals listed on the Web site.
              °  Customizable posters, table tents and fliers are available online
                  for your business to download and use to promote shopping local.

              °  Static window clings are available to promote shopping local.

     

    Yankton Chamber and Visitors Center
         •  The Chamber and Visitors Center attracts hundreds of visitors, locals
            and new residents each month.

              °  Conference Room - Members have free use of for business related
                  meetings, trainings, interviews and press conferences.

              °  Display your company brochure for free
              °  Display your business card for free
              °  Local telephone directory outlet
              °  Poster Display for $125/year
                    ∞  Size 20.5” x 27.5”

    Whether or not you are actively involved in programs and events, the Yankton Chamber works for you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Our commitment is to business and creating a growing economy.
    Join us today!

     

    “Trying to start a new business that is mainly internet based with the work being done out of our Home, are two hurdles that are difficult to overcome. We found that becoming members of the Yankton Chamber gave our business legitimacy that our clients responded well too. Plus, the programs that the Chamber provides for area businesses to gain exposure, work well for us and shows that the Chamber truly tries to help promote local business! Since joining the Chamber, this type of exposure and promotion has helped double our business in as little as 2 months! I would recommend the Yankton Chamber for any business!” ~ Trisha Ryken  Heartland Internet Solutions, Owner

    • (800) 888-1460
    • (605) 665-3636
    • 803 E. 4th St.
    • Yankton, SD
    • 57078