Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce Newsletter | April 2023 Issue

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NEW &

RENEWING MEMBERS HAPPENINGS!

NEW MEMBERS:

SACRISON PAVING, INC. IN THE BLACK BOOKKEEPING

RENEWING MEMBERS:

Community Education of the Black Hills

Capp’s Cornerstone Refinishing

Office Emporium

Black Hills Optical

Butte County Equipment

Tri-State Chiropractic

Black Hills Vision Care

Black Hills Laundry

Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Masters Auto Detailing

New Generation Supplements

Tanglewood Apartments

Frontier Glass of Belle

KOTA TV

Spearfish Sasquatch

First Interstate Bank

Bullock Hotel

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

The Branding Iron

www.bellefourchechamber.org

2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President Lee Capp, Capp’s Cornerstone & Refinishing

VP of Membership | Matt Kreutz, Mid- America Travel/Crossroads

VP of Communications | Angie Besler, Albany Farms

Secretary & Treasurer Cassie Pannone, Highmark FCU

Sheila Hodge, Pete’s Clothing & Hodge Bootery

Jade Larson, Tri-State Chiropractic

Nikki Hoyme, Monument Health

David Pruitt- Pooter Q BBQ

Rachel Woodroof- Beam Financial

Heidi Parker | City Council Liason

Wendy Bowers Economic Development

Miranda Gallagher | Executive Director

Karalee Fritz | Assistant Director

509 Grant St | Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Office Hours: 9am – 4pm M-F

(605) 892-2676 | events@bellefourchechamber.org

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CENTER OF THE NATION FOUNDATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

President- Fallon Hendricks

Nikki Hoyme

Rachel Woodroof

Audrey Pruitt

Cadie Hackenbary

Miranda Gallagher | Executive Director

@Center of the Nation Foundation

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.

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April 1st | CoNBA Easter Egg Hunt 10am

CATCH ALL EVENTS IN TOWN ONLINE!

April 1st | Wellness Fair - Rec Center 8am

April 3rd | KW Realty Real Estate EmpowermentVenue 519, 5pm

April 4th | Progressive Bingo - Branding Iron Steakhouse 6pm

April 4th | SDPB’s Dakota Life: Greetings from Belle Fourche Episode Preimiere at BF Rec Center, 7pm

April 7th & 8th | Saturday on State Street Market

April 16th | Family Fun Day - Tri-State Museum and Visitors Center 2pm to 4pm

April 17th | Community CPR/First AidRec Center 5:30pm

LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

Sold Out!

For the first time in years the Belle Fourche Chamber Annual Banquet was a sold out event. It is an honor to celebrate you and your successes for 2022. Working together to make a stronger community is something dear to my heart. My board and I feel that working with our local organizations can make our community stronger and we can achieve more things together.

Already this year the Chamber has partnered with the Belle Fourche Public Schools, Economic Development, the City of Belle Fourche, Better Culture, just to name a few. We hope to be able to partner with more organizations and make a bigger impact in our community and its future. I look forward to working with all of you this year.

BUILDING COMMUNITY & WORKING TOGETHER

The Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Belle Fourche High School Hospitality and Tourism Class this semester. This past week Miranda the Executive Director of the Chamber spent the week with Mrs. Niesent’s class teaching them about planning, coordinating, budgeting, and marketing our 2023 Annual River Festival on June 10th. The students in the class came up with ideas of things they would like to see during the River Festival and how to implement those new ideas with our current activities. Mark your calendars for this year’s Annual River Festival as you don’t want to miss out on these new activities!

PLEASE HELP US WELCOME SHARON CAPP TO THE CHAMBER! THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A MARKETING INTERN!

IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE PLEASE HAVE THEM SEND THEIR RESUMES TO THE CHAMBER, PO BOX 905.

ANNUAL BANQUET THANK YOU! AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our EVENT SPONSORS, TABLE SPONSORS, AUCTION DONATIONS, PATRONS, MEMBERS, STAFF & BOARD for a very successful Annual Banquet!

We had a SOLD OUT event and it was a great evening of networking, fun and fundraising for the Chamber!

We appreciate everything you do and all your support of the Chamber!

We LOVE Belle Fourche! #locallove

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

CONGRATULATONS TO ALL THE AWARD WINNERS!

SNAPSHOTS OF OUR ANNUAL BANQUET FUN!

HOW TO FIND A COMPLEMENTARY BUSINESS TO HELP YOURS GROW

If you’re a small- to medium-sized business that is trying to carve out a place for itself in a competitive market, you want to differentiate yourself from the competition. One way to do that is to offer something no one else is doing. You can create a new product or service or go after an untapped market. But if you’ve already tried all of those and you’re looking for something else, it’s time to find the peanut butter to your chocolate or the peas to your carrots.

Partnering with another business can help you both offer something to your markets that neither has seen. Here are three ways to find your perfect complementary business so you both can profit.

Finding

the Ideal Business Collaboration

If you’re old enough, you may remember the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials that showed two people enjoying very different snacks—one a chocolate bar and one a jar of peanut butter. Inevitably the two collided, one had chocolate in their peanut butter, and one claimed to have peanut butter on their chocolate. But either way, a scrumptious dessert was born. The same can be true of your business.

You don’t need a formalized partnership with stakes in one another’s business. Instead, you can create special collaborations, offers, or referrals that are mutually beneficial to the businesses and your audiences.

Brainstorm Businesses That Fit Yours Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Make a list of businesses that provide a complementary service or product that you don’t offer but would benefit your target market. Ideally, the collaboration between you and this business should create something that other businesses aren’t doing. For instance, a bar that doesn’t serve food may pair up with a food truck to provide bar patrons with easy access to food while food truck aficionados can enjoy an alcoholic drink. Since some food trucks have sizable followings giving them access to your parking lot or a place to park can bring in new customers for you as well.

Think About What Your Customers Want

Building on that, make a list of what you hear customers asking for that you don’t currently do/offer. Take that list and decide whether those ideas make sense for your business. You can then decide to offer a new product or service line based on those customer requests, or you can collaborate with someone who has already created a successful business doing those things. For instance, if you own a gym, you could create a juice bar on-site or offer a healthy menu planning service. You could also work with someone to fill those needs. Here too there are options. You can rent some of your space to that business or create an affiliate or referral program so your gym members receive discounts for those other products or services at the other business’ location.

Decide What Is Stopping Customers From Buying

Is there something that is prohibiting potential customers from buying from you? What is the wall to purchase? Identify what is holding people back and solve it through collaboration. For instance, if you sell something large like furniture but you don’t offer delivery, partnering with a delivery or moving company may increase your sales. Some people don’t have the means (strength or room) to bring a large item home. But you may not want the headache of employing movers and covering the insurance. A partnership of this kind can benefit everyone.

Business collaborations can help your business, the collaborator’s business, and (both of) your markets. By understanding what your customers need and want, as well as what holds them back from buying, you can create a satisfactory collaboration that benefits everyone and serves to separate you from your competition. This way, you’ll gain exposure to a new market or additional customers as well as improve business relationships. If you’re not sure how to make connections with other businesses, contact your chamber. They can put you in touch with someone looking to grow in a similar way.

OUR RECENT BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS

Each week we are featuring a chamber member business on our Facebook page.

IN DECEMBER WE FEATURED....

Black Hills Team Principal Financial

David Pummel & Associates

Capp’s Cornerstone Refinishing

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!

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SOUTH DAKOTA RETAILERS ASSOCIATION NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2023

Contact: Caleb Nugteren, 605.224.5050 cnugteren@sdra.org

SOUTH DAKOTA RETAILERS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 18

PIERRE (SD) – There’s still time to apply for a 2023 scholarship from the South Dakota Retailers Association! April 18 is the deadline for students who will be enrolled in post-secondary schooling during the fall of 2023.

The SDRA scholarship program is designed to assist students studying for a career in hospitality, business, or trades, whether as an owner, manager, or employee. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a retail-related course of study at a technical school, college, or university in the fall of 2023.

In 2022, the association awarded funds to six students in amounts ranging from $2,200 to $3,400. Since the program was launched in 1992, the Association has awarded 269 scholarships, totaling over $222,000.

“We know there are many talented people who have an entrepreneurial spirit or who plan to work in a business,” said South Dakota Retailers Executive Director Nathan Sanderson. “Our scholarship program can help launch them on their career path. Investing just a few minutes of time applying for our scholarship could result in an award of $2,000 or more.”

If you know a hard-working student in South Dakota who could use a hand reaching their goals, South Dakota Retailers want to help them succeed in our state!

Visit sdra.org/scholarships to download the application and view the full eligibility guidelines, or call (605) 224-5050 for information. Submission deadline is Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

The South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest state trade organizations, operating as the South Dakota Restaurant, Grocers, and Hospitality associations and representing more than 4,000 businesses. Learn more about SDRA’s support for South Dakota’s business community online at sdra.org or find us on Facebook.

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