BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nikki Hoyme
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 Cham ber 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 pro grams 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.
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 (605) 892-2676 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.bellefourchechamber.org 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. CENTER OF THE NATION FOUNDATION NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS HAPPENINGS!
MEMBERS: Willow Creek Tax Jackson Dental SME’s Treats Servall Uniforms & Linens Highmark Credit Union Riverfront Broadcasting Inc. Black Hills Title Stadium Sports Grill Sunset Motel Habeck Trucking Good Shepherd Clinic Posy Palace CATCH ALL EVENTS IN TOWN ONLINE! SHARE YOUR GOOGLE CALENDAR WITH US! WE WANT TO SHOWCASE EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS IN TOWN!Northern gateway C DESTINATION Black Hills TO THE OFFICIAL VISITOR’S GUIDE PROUDLY PRODUCED IN BELLE FOURCHE BFVM_2.indd 3/30/22 1:13 PICK UP A COPY AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ONLINE!
Pumpkin FestOctober 15 10am to 4pm Moonlight MadnessChili Contest October 15 5pm to 8pm SEE PAGE 4 FOR MORE INFO!
BELLE FOURCHE HISTORY
In 1935, the state of South Dakota passed a law allowing municipalities to operate their own liquor stores. Belle Fourche immediately proposed that the city do so in June. In the meantime, the state attorney declared that law to be unconstitutional The city of Belle Fourche held an election to see if their citizens supported the city own ing/operating the liquor store. That election supported the city owned story by 502 to 298. So the city challenged the state’s attorney’s ruling and won, with Mayor and lawyer Dan McCutcheon arguing the case.
The city named former mayor Dan Hickey as the liquor store manager with the store being located at the old Cash and Carry meat store.
The recent quarterly (Aug 3, 1935) profits bring to $67,419.66 the total profit earned by the liquor and beer stores and the amount collected from private beer licenses since the city went into the hard drink business July 1, 1935.
CHAMBER MEMBER NOTICE!
The Chamber of Commerce will not be renewing the Bulk Mailing Permit this year.
We have noticed that it is not a benefit that our members use enough for us to keep.
CENTER OF THE NATION CONCERT SERIES TICKETS SOLD AT THE CHAMBER!
LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR
Budget Time!! Definitely not my favorite time of year but we all know it is very crit ical to have. Not sure if you are aware that the Chamber of Commerce was looking at closing their doors roughly five years ago due to financial struggles. When I start ed working for the Belle Fourche Chamber our funds were okay but not where the Chamber could stand on their own. Over the past two years I have been working very hard and figuring out ways to bring more funds into the Chamber without hav ing to ask our members for more money. Just this year we went to a tiered structure with more benefits, started a foundation so we can apply for grant money, increased
our sponsorship funds and helped start the new Belle Fourche Magazine.
Looking at our budget for the upcoming year has been very stressful as we are needing funds to keep our doors open. I can say that we are not in the red, but we are nowhere near where we need to be. We have requested funds from the County ($20,000) and the City ($38,841.40) this year to help us get on our feet and move forward as we continue to build memberships, programs, advertising materials, and the founda tion. Our goal is to become self-sufficient. Without the City and County’s help with funds, the Chamber will be forced to close its doors by March of 2023.
We ask that if you are available, please attend the City allocation meeting on October 12th at 5:30pm to support the Chamber in receiving the funds that we have requested. We would greatly appreciate your support! As a side note: We have heard back from Butte County and they will be awarding the Chamber $12,500. We greatly appreciate their support for our upcoming year.
OUR RECENT BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Each week we are featuring a chamber member business on our Facebook
IN SEPTEMBER WE FEATURED....
New Generation Feeds
Butte County Equipment Belle Fourche Country Club
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!
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & REGULATIONS WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON OCTOBER 12TH AT NOON. NOVEMBER 9TH: CATHERINE GRESETH : SERVICE ANIMALS IN YOUR BUSINESS DECEMBER 7TH: TIME MANAGEMENT WITH MEG MCNEESE JANUARY 11TH: BLACK HILLS SHRM: HR MANAGEMENT LAST MONTH WE HEARD FROM THE BELLE FOURCHE SCHOOL DISTRICT OCT. 12TH | VENUE 519 | NOON LUNCH & LEARN SCHEDULE: RIBBON CUTTINGS & MIXER SNAPSHOTS! SIGN UP FOR OUR AFTER HOURS MIXER! Showcase your business, and invite chamber members AND community members to stop in. Contact our office to pick a date in 2022 & 2023! Weather Hat Company UPCOMING: October 4th 4:30pm - Ribbon Cutting: New York Life Dustin Christensen 10935 Country Club Rd, Belle Fourche October 15th: Open House: 4pm to 8pm Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm Capp’s Cornerstone Refinishing 1018 7th Ave | Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm MIX & MINGLE EVENT SIGN UP!
Chili Cooking Contest
Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 905 Belle Fourche, SD 57717
509 Grant Street Belle Fourche, SD 57717 605 892
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.
Please tell us a little about yourself (or the nominee):
Free My business will Cook Chili
$350 | Small Business Sponsor
Logo on all wristbands | Recognition as sponsor on website for 1 year |Mentions in selected press release and promotional | Opportunity to include items in goodie bags Sponsor recognition plaque
$300 | 1st place Sponsor | Sponsor the $150 Cash Prize Recognition as sponsor on website for 1 year |Mentions in selected press release and promotional | Opportunity to include items in goodie bags |Logo on wristbands | Logo on all printed material
$250 | 2nd Place Sponsor | Sponsor the $100 Cash Prize Recognition as sponsor on website for 1 year |Mentions in selected press release and promotional | Opportunity to include items in goodie bags | Logo on all printed material
$250 | 3rd Place Sponsor | Sponsor the $50 Cash Prize Recognition as sponsor on website for 1 year |Mentions in selected press release and promotional | Opportunity to include items in goodie bags | Logo on all printed material
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.
the organization public image.
item or any injury incurred during the Chili Cooking Contest. All fees are non refundable.
Neither the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce nor its affiliates are responsible for any liability, lost, or stolen or damage
Submit application by October 30th, 2022
Email: email@example.com | PO Box 905 Belle Fourche, SD 57717 | Drop off: 509 Grant Street
2676 firstname.lastname@example.org Chili Entry Form Business Information COMPANY as shown on Federal Tax Return POINT OF CONTACT NAME TITLE ADDRESS Mailing Address if different PHONE FAX VENDOR EMAIL
Supervisors Name: SIGNATURE DATE REQUESTED / SENT