Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce Newsletter | Nov. 2022

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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 Brittney Miller

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

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CENTER OF THE NATION FOUNDATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: @Center Nikki Hoyme of the Nation Mona Heimbaugh Foundation Fallon Hendrickson Dustin Christensen Miranda Gallagher | Executive Director

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CENTER OF THE NATION FOUNDATION?

To provide financial support for the educational and community development activities and programs of the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce. To promote and develop the economic, civic, cultural and social welfare of the citizens of Butte County, South Dakota through educational programs. To conduct educational programs to encourage the development of small business enterprises in Bute County; To establish technical education programs which will better qualify residents for employment in Butte County; To promote the development of tourism in Butte County through education programs; To promote the use of new technologies, businesses, and education support in Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce Members.

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.


LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR Small businesses add flavor to our area. There is a sense of adventure when you explore a small business. You never know what beauties you’ll uncover or what scrumptiousness awaits. Sadly, that’s also why a lot of people choose to patronize chains. With chains they know exactly what they’ll get and there’s a lot of comfort in that. But comfort does come at a price and that price could be our community. Large employers and chains are vital to our area, but this holiday season we’re asking you to support small businesses to help ensure they’re around in the coming years. Here’s why: 7 Reasons to Support Small Business This Holiday Season 1. Small businesses need you. While SCORE advises that businesses should keep three to six months of operating reserves, most small businesses have 27 days’ worth. With inflation, rising costs, hiring issues, and a plethora of other challenges, that place our small businesses in a precarious position, where you spend your money this holiday could affect which businesses will be here in the new year. 2. It feels good to shop small. Supporting small businesses feels good because you can see the impact. The smiles and gratitude you receive for shopping with a small business feel special. You can tell you’re making an impact and often they remember you when you return. 3. Small businesses support your causes. Small businesses are the first ones you turn to when asking for support for your beloved causes from your kids’ sports to your favorite nonprofits. Their sponsorships improve the quality of life in the area. But they can’t sponsor your causes if they’re not in business. 4. Small businesses answer your questions. Chatbots are great but they are programmed to respond literally to your questions. They do not anticipate needs or ask follow-up questions like small business owners and employees do. Sometimes the conversation that comes from speaking with

small business professionals leads to other opportunities, interests, and stories. That’s less likely to happen with a chatbot or large-scale online retailer. 5. Small businesses give you an experience. Shopping small is about the experience and holiday shopping provides some of the biggest highlights of the year with seasonal aromas, delightful demos, delicious tastes, and happy melodies. Twinkle lights make everything more festive. Even an amazing website can’t provide the same tantalizing shopping experience an in-person trip to your favorite small business can. 6. Small businesses rely on your holiday spending. As many as 20% of small businesses rely on holiday sales to offset slower times during the year. If you don’t buy locally during the holidays, it affects their future. 7. You can be a gift-giving wizard. Times are tight right now and many of us are cutting back on what we’re spending this year so that we can cover rising costs in essentials. While it’s natural to look for the cheapest gift possible during these times, you don’t want to forgo the holiday smiles from the perfect gift just to stay within your budget. Many small businesses provide unique, thoughtful items that you can’t get in many places. You can spend less but give your special someone something that they’ll cherish. Shopping small this holiday season is a big deal. These past few years have been hard on local businesses. With smaller operating reserves, rising costs and lower sales, they need you this year. And if you enjoy those small businesses, you know where you need to put your holiday dollars.

OUR RECENT BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Each week we are featuring a chamber member business on our Facebook page. IN OCTOBER WE FEATURED.... Subway of Belle Fourche Tri-State Museum & Visitor Center Bluepeak Prairie Hills Transit Follow along with us to learn more about our wonderful Belle Fourche businesses. Maybe you’ll even win a prize! POST YOUR EVENT WITH US! ASK OUR OFFICE FOR DETAILS!


2023-2025 Board of Directors Application The Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations through Friday, October 30, 2022, at 4:00 pm MST for 3 open positions on the Board of Directors. If you would like to self-nominate or nominate another person, please fill out the form below and return it to the Chamber Office by close of nominations.

NOV. 9TH | VENUE 519 | NOON CATHERINE GRESETH : SERVICE ANIMALS IN YOUR BUSINESS WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 9TH AT NOON. PLEASE RSVP.

Nominee Information: Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________ Email: __________________________________________

LUNCH & LEARN SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 9TH: CATHERINE GRESETH : SERVICE ANIMALS IN YOUR BUSINESS

Please tell us a little about yourself (or the nominee):

DECEMBER 7TH: TIME MANAGEMENT WITH MEG MCNEESE JANUARY 11TH: BLACK HILLS SHRM: HR MANAGEMENT

If selected, how do you (or the nominee) feel you (or the nominee) could contribute to the success of the Chamber?

As a Director of the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce, I am willing to commit to the following: • • • • • •

Attend all regular Board of Directors meetings and special meetings that may arise. Regular meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7am. Enter into full discussion and participate in Chamber policy decisions. Maintain the confidentiality of the Board of Directors meetings. Attend membership activities and Chamber events. Help with membership recruitment and retention. Enhance the organization public image.

Signature: ____________________________________

Date: _______________________________

Submit application by October 30th, 2022 Email: director@bellefourchechamber.org | PO Box 905 Belle Fourche, SD 57717 | Drop off: 509 Grant Street

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Do you want to help your community? Have fun and meet new people? We are looking for volunteers to help our planning committee with events. Helping hands is what we need! Contact our office to get the details!


DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO COULD JOIN THE CHAMBER? NEW BUSINESS TO TOWN? HELP US MAKE BELLE FOURCHE STRONGER TOGETHER! INVITE A FRIEND TO JOIN!

Please join us November 11th at 12 noon for a dedication ceremony honoring LeLund Morris Kahler. | Where: Roundup Grounds Bridge Learn more about Le Lund Morris Kahler: https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/27078/LE-L-KAHLER/ https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=281441


November 5th Family Photo Sessions -12 noon to 4pm at the BHR Mercantile building. Nov 10th Hunter Star Quilt Class at 1 pm Office Emporium & Gone To Pieces Quilt Shop November 10th Holiday Open Houses- Belle Fourche Businesses November 11th BFMS Veterans Day Program and BFMS Veterans’ Day Reunion November 11th LeLund Kahler Bridge Dedication – Round-up Road -12(noon) Family Photo Sessions -12 noon to 4pm at the BHR Mercantile building. November 12th November 12th BFACT - “Friendsgiving” – Grap’s Back Room – 5:00-9:00 – Thank you for supporters of BFACT! November 17-19th FAB – BFHS Fall Play – BF Rec Center Theater November 23, 25-27 Buy Any Rec Center Membership Get An Additional Month Free November 25th Chili Feed by Belle Silver Lining before Parade of Lights at community hall from 5-6 pm | Santa, Grinch & Cowboy Band November 25th Light up the Night Festivities November 25th December CoNBA Drawings November 26th Small Business Saturday November 27th -December 3rd - Give Big Week: Chamber Foundation Program November 29th Festival of Trees December 1st Begins December 1, 12 Days of Fitness at the Rec Center December 1st Christmas Open House at Keller Williams December 2-3 Besler’s Cadillac Ranch Cowboy Christmas December 3rd Christmas Belle Program December 3rd DIY Christmas Wreaths 5pm to 8pm -The Wild Bluebell December 3rd 9am-Breakfast with Santa at the Rec Center December 9-11th Christmas Carol Program – Rec Center December 16th Belle Black Friday December 16th Gingerbread Kids Perform at 7 a.m.- Tri-State Museum December 16th Polar Express Bus Rides & Santa Clause December 17th Polar Express Bus Rides- Scrooge Photos December 17th Winter Showcase – LBB + Studio B – Nutcracker – BF Rec Center Theater – 6pm December 17th Gingerbread Kids Perform at 2 pm.- Tri-State Museum December 18th Family Fun Day, Christmas Crafts: Christmas Around the World at 2 p.m.- Tri-State Museum 7-9pm Holiday Teen Night 5/6 Grade at the Rec Center 7-9pm Holiday Teen Night 7/8 Grade at the Rec Center December 21st December 21st

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