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2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mona Heimbaugh | President Sheila Hodge | Vice President Lee Capp | Secretary/Treasurer Jade Larson Rachel Woodroof Nikki Hoyme Toniya Canales Matt Kreutz
Heidi Parker | City Council Liason Tallia Nighswonger | Economic Development Miranda Gallagher | Executive Director
509 Grant St | Belle Fourche, SD 57717 Office Hours: 9am – 4pm M-F
(605) 892-2676 | email@example.com
BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Woodroof Rachel Woodruff is originally from Sturgis and went to college in Vermillion at USD. She graduated with a bachelor of science in mass communications and public relations. Rachel, her husband Justin and daughter Rylee, 6 moved to Belle Fourche where Rylee attends 1st grade at South Park Elementary. Rachel is a market development executive for Beam Technologies. Her vision for the chamber is to continue the community’s revitalization efforts, and promote incentives to attract young families and new small businesses to town. She would like to see more emphasis placed on housing and infrastructure as essential elements for growth.
The Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce serves to promote our members, the commercial, civic, and general interests of the city of Belle Fourche, and our trade area. As a voluntary organization our aim is to represent and advocate for our members and the business community as a whole.
We are not a civic club, a charitable organization, or department of city government. We are a private, non-profit, taxpaying corporation focused on improving the community and businesses of Belle Fourche. We’re compromised of people — people just like you, who realize that we can accomplish more collectively than individually.
ES PRIZ AYS W A E GIV N & FU
3rd ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
FOUR MAN SCRAMBLE
Proceeds of the tournament will be matched and donated to
3:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
July 29th, 2022
Where? Belle Fourche Country Club $400 Entry Fee *per team, includes 9 holes of golf, cart & dinner as well as great prizes and giveaways *Fee increases to $500 for teams that sign up after the first 13 teams due to additional cart rental fees
SIGN UP SOON! (limited availability) Slots not guaranteed until payment is received
The Autism Society of the Black Hills was founded in 1997 and is a nonprofit affiliate of the Autism Society of America (ASA). The Black Hills Chapter joined to enable all families and others associated with an autistic, Asperger’s or Pervasive Development Disorder individual to have access to support groups, meetings, additional information and resources. So much can be accomplished when parents and professionals join together to advocate for their children. Our goal is to provide information, support and encouragement to those families and individuals in need.
To register, or for additional information, call or text Tallia at 605-892-5696
BELLE FOURCHE HISTORY
LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR
WHAT – BELLE FOURCHE -THE CENTER OF THE NATION – HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!
- Well, the Geographic Center of the Nation, including the states of Alaska and Hawaii. Before these two states were added to the nation in 1959, Lebanon, Kansas was the center of the contiguous United States, so named in 1912 when Arizona and New Mexico were added. In 1912 the US Geodetic Survey did not have complex digital methods of determining the geographic center. Instead, they used a cardboard cutout of the nation and balanced it on the head of a pin. Now Belle Fourche is designated as the Geographic Center of the Nation by the US National Geodetic Survey, even though they admit that an exact measurement is nearly impossible due to the fluidity of the shorelines. A new method developed by PHD Peter Rogerson in 2015 takes into consideration the curvature of the earth.
TRADEMARK NOTICE! Center of the Nation Trademark - Yearly Contracts are now available for our members to use the Center of the Nation Trademark. Please complete the application and return to the Chamber. We do charge a Royalty Fee based on the wholesale cost of goods sold. Royalty Rate: 25%- Based on wholesale cost of goods sold.
Did you know only 14% of money spent at chain retailers stays in the local economy, compared to 48% of money spent at independent businesses. Through operations, jobs and community initiatives, money spent at local businesses stays in the local economy, while 86% of money spent at chain retailers leaves the community. Shop Local and keep our economy vibrant and healthy. Shopping local is crucial to our continued growth because the success of local businesses attracts and encourages other entrepreneurs to start local businesses, which leads to more jobs and revenue re-circulation throughout our community. As a local business owner, it makes them immensely happy to have the opportunity to help shape what Belle Fourche community becomes. 10 Reasons to SHOP LOCAL 1. Keep Money Local 2. Locally Made Products 3. Support for Nonprofits 4. Personal Connection 5. Product Knowledge 6. Cost Effective 7. Better Experience 8. Create Community 9. Better Service 10. Support Future Growth
BELLE FOURCHE ART COUNCIL FREE SUMMER CONCERTS: July 1st, 5pm Cowboy Band July 13th, 7pm Green Dolphin Dixieland Band July 20th, 7pm Black Sheep and the Shepherd July 27th, 7pm Northern Hills Band
OUR RECENT BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Each week we are featuring a chamber member business on our Facebook page. IN MAY WE FEATURED.... Rocky Point Recreation Area Runnings The Plumber of the Black Hills Hitching Post Tap House Belle Chiropractic Follow along with us to learn more about our wonderful Belle Fourche businesses.
JULY 13TH | VENUE 519 | NOON BUSINESS BRANDING 101 WITH MOXIE MARKETING. COST IS $20.
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Crazy Days Bed Races July 30, 2022, 9:00 am Team Registration Form
Mail Registration Form and $50.00 (Cash or Check) Entry Fee to: Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce PO Box 905 Belle Fourche, SD 57717 Or drop it off at the office: 509 Grant Street Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Team Name ____________________________________________________ Team Captain Name: _____________________________________________ Mailing Address: _________________________________________________ Contact Name, Phone# and Email ____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ **All members are required to sign the Release of Waiver of Liability. If team member is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the release for them.
BED RACE RULES · Each team must have 5 members consisting of 4 runners and one rider. · Rider must stay on the bed at all times during the race. · Beds must be designed with four functional wheels that make contact with the race surface at all times. There is no wheel size restriction. · No motorized or mechanical assistance allowed. · No steering, braking, turbos, nitrous or traction control devices · All beds will be inspected prior to the race for safety and mechanical issues. · Beds are not allowed to be pulled during the race. · All 5 team members must pass the finish line with the bed in order to win. · All beds must have a mattress. · Rider is not allowed to assist in propulsion. · Rider is not allowed to stand on the bed. · All pushers must have control of the bed at all times. · All team members must sign a Waiver of Liability and acknowledgement of the race rules and regulations prior to participating in the event. · All beds must measure at least 3 feet by 6 feet, (queen, full or twin) · All beds must not be larger than 6 feet by 8 feet · Theme or costume attire is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, keep in mind this is a Family Venue and no vulgarity or profanity will be permitted. · Each team is only allowed 2 members under the age of 18 but no younger than 12 and must have a parent signature on the waiver of liability.
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BELLE FOURCHE CRAZY DAYS
BED RACE Info Continued... Race Information: Entry fee of $50 per team. Teams will check in at 9:00a.m., race will begin at 10:00a.m.
RAIN OR SHINE!
This is a FREE contest held yearly during Belle Fourche Crazy Days by the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce.
Each team will race a city block, start to finish in their designated heat.
The Public will vote on the best decorated bed and the best costumes.
0 to 2 years of age
Depending on the number of teams entering, there will be heats of 3, and then the top team of each heat will race for the Championship! Each team will be allowed to sign up an alternate team member, but no substitutions will be allowed after the race has started. Teams that go onto the Championship heat, must race with the same members at the heat race. Prizes: 1st Place-Championship Prize 2nd Place 3rd Place Best Decorated Bed Best Team in Costume
**Disclaimer Failure to obey the rules and regulations or inappropriate conduct may lead to disqualification. Decisions by race officials are final. In the even of disqualification, there will be no refund or fees. The Bed Race Committee reserves the right to remove or disqualify, at its discretion, any teams, costumes, or bed decorations deemed inappropriate or defies the spirit of the Bed Race competition.
Parent or legal guardian must approve submission of the contestant’s photo. By submitting a photo, child/children’s names and birth dates the parent, or legal guardian grants Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce permission to use photo for advertising contest on Facebook and Chamber website and local newspapers. Our contests run yearly the week of Belle Fourche Crazy Days. All photos must be current photos of child and must be submitted no later than July 20th,2022 by midnight. Our contest rules are intended to offer fair contests; all submitted photos have an equal opportunity of being scored by our panel of judges. Photos are judged with no discrimination towards gender, race, or age. All decisions are final. Photos containing nudity or children depicted in a derogatory or dangerous position will not be accepted. The Belle Fourche Chamber reserves the right to refuse any photograph which they deem unacceptable. Please ensure your information is completed accurately. The Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce accepts photos of children 0-2 years old. The Belle Fourche Chamber judge panel will award one- girl and one-boy a prize. Winner will receive a Belle Fourche Crazy Days T-shirt and a gift card from a local merchant. You do not have to be present to win. We will have a girl and a boy winner each year.
B I N GO
PICTURE ON THE MONUMENT
ENJOY A CUP AT THE COFFEE SHOP
ACTIVITY AT THE REC
ATTEND A COMMUNITY EVENT
TAG A BUSINESS ON FACEBOOK
ATTEND A CONCERT
PLAY A ROUND OF DISC GOLF
SHOP A LOCAL STORE
BELLE FOURCHE CUTTING BOARDS WITH CENTER OF THE NATION LOGO FOR SALE Limited Time Only! $35 each. Contact the Chamber or Stop In and See Us!
BELLE FOURCHE BUSINESS SCORECARDS
Over the next few weeks the Chamber will be evaluating our business members’ social media accounts. We noticed that some of our members have accounts on Tripadvisor, Facebook, Pinterest, Chamber Directory, and Visit Belle Fourche but are not up to date. This is to help us make sure that our business owners are getting the advertising benefits they need. You will be able to schedule appointments with one of our Social Media Chamber members to help get your business up to date on Fridays.
SHOP A HISTORIC DOWNTOWN STORE
PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF
PLAY AT THE PARK
CHECK OUT OUR MEMBER to MEMBER DISCOUNT CARDS! For Info Here: https://bellefourchechamber.org/member-discount
ATTEND THE COMMUNITY THEATER
RIVER WALK PICTURE
EAT AT LOCAL RESTAURANT
GO FISHING AT ROCKY POINT
LION’S CLUB BREAKFAST
ATTEND A PARKING LOT PARTY
INSIDE THE MUSEUM
GUIDELINES: Submit photos of yourself participating in all five of the activities for a BINGO to be entered to win prizes. Submit entries for summer by September 5th,2022 to email@example.com Please provide your name & phone number for the entry. DISCLAIMER: By submitting your photos to the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce you give us permission to use your photos for any advertising.