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1,8,15,22,29 Farmers Market 5th & Main Parking Lot; 8:30am-12:30pm Call 995-8048 1-2 & 6-9 Into the Woods Theatre Performance Pepsi Cola Theatre; Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm Call 996-9137 or visit www.mitchellact.org 6,13,20 Downtown Thursday Event Mitchell’s Main Street & Corn Palace Courtyard; 5pm-7pm Call Kari at 990-4500 or visit www.mitchellmainstreet.com 18-20 DakotaFest Schlaffman Farm; 9am-5pm Call 996-5567 for general info or 800-827-8007 for vendor info www.ideaggroup.com/dakotafest 19 DakotaFest Women’s Brunch Highland Conference Center; 10am Call 996-5567 or visit www.mitchellchamber.com 19 Miller Lite Bull Bash Horseman’s Sports Arena; ; 7:30pm Contact Lance at 770-8299 21-23 Tour De Corn Bicycle Ride Check out the full weekend schedule at www.pcpedalers.org Contact Joan at 990-2553 or [email protected] 26-30 Corn Palace Festival Corn Palace & Main Street; Jerrod Nieman, Theory of a Deadman Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tony Orlando Daily Contact at 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com

SEPTEMBER

5,12,19,26 Farmers Market 5th & Main Parking Lot; 8:30am-12:30pm Call 995-8048 7 Annual State Pedal Pull Corn Palace; 10am-3pm Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com 10 Geico Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour® powered by Victory Mitchell’s Main Street and Corn Palace; 5pm-9pm Contact the CVB at 996-6223 or visit www.visitmitchell.com 12 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger – Book Discussion Jean Patrick facilitator. Located at Mitchell Public Library; 10am 25-26 DWU Blue & White Days Event Locations Vary Contact DWU at [email protected] 25-26 Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show Masonic Temple; Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm Contact Cathy Steinmetz at 605-239-4753 26 28th Annual National Pedal Pull Corn Palace; 10am-4pm Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com 25-27 Outkasts Cruise-in & Car Show Corn Palace & Main Street; 11am-4pm Daily Contact Dave at 996-7913 or visit www.outkastscarclub.com 28-Oct.3 SD Manufacturing Week Events to be held at various locations. More info in September ChamberView

OCTOBER

2-3 Wilbur Ellis Championship Bull Riding Corn Palace Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com 2-4 The Boys Next Door Theatre Performance Pepsi Cola Theatre Call 996-9137 or visit www.mitchellact.org 9-11 The Boys Next Door Theatre Performance Pepsi Cola Theatre Call 996-9137 or visit www.mitchellact.org 10 Kiwanis Zombie / Glow Run The Depot; 7pm Contact Stacey 770-6032 16 30th Annual Pheasant Country Pheasants Forever Banquet & Auction Corn Palace; 5pm Contact Brad at 770-7095 16-17 Hunter’s Wives Shopping Weekend Participating businesses throughout Mitchell Contact Kari at 990-4500 or visit www.mitchellmainstreet.com 24-25 Annual Mitchell Gun Show Davison County 4-H Grounds; Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm Contact Bob at 268-0254 30-31 6th Annual Pro-Hockey Celebrity Hunt Mitchell Area Contact Dave at 996-7450 or visit www.prohockeycelebrityhunt.com

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31 Mitchell’s Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat Mitchell’s Main Street Businesses; 3:30pm-6pm Contact Kari at 990-4500 or visit www.mitchellmainstreet.com 31 11th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Davison County Fairgrounds; 10am-4pm Contact Cindy at 996-8563

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6-7 Mitchell’s Holiday Open House Weekend Participating retail establishments 20-21 Holiday Arts Christmas Craft Show Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Contact Nancy at 605-248-2526 or Crystal at or 605-425-2081 23 Christmas at the Palace Corn Palace 4pm-7pm Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com

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Welcome New Members!

Welcome New Members!................................................................................... 2 August Mix & Mingle............................................................................................ 2 Thank You for Your Investment........................................................................... 2 Women’s Brunch.................................................................................................. 3 Chamber 101........................................................................................................ 3 Social Media for Business Training...................................................................... 3 Ribbon Cuttings.................................................................................................... 4

Behavior Care specialists, 620 N. Lawler, Mitchell; 605-228-4472; www.behaviorcarespecialist.com LAB Digital Media, Mitchell; 605-656-0010 Lakeview Lawn Bowling Association, PO Box 311, Mitchell; 996-0367

August Mix & Mingle Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Tuesday, August 11th 5pm-7pm 3200 Indian Village Road

Networking After Hours - Lawn Bowling............................................................ 5 Project Thank You................................................................................................. 5 Networking Lunch - Stephanie Ellwein.............................................................. 5 IDEAg Dakotafest Show Information............................................................... 6-7 HOT Bike Tour........................................................................................................ 8 CVB Welcomes Bikers to Mitchell....................................................................... 8 New Exhibit at Indian Village.............................................................................. 9 Check out the Corn Palace............................................................................... 9 August Happenings............................................................................................. 9 Successful Stampede Rodeo Pullover............................................................... 9 Fiscal Year Sales up in State and Largest South Dakota Cities.................... 10 Mitchell Sales the First Half of 2015................................................................... 10 Dakota Heartland Updates.............................................................................. 10 Mitchell Main Street & Beyond Happenings................................................... 11 Calendar of Events............................................................................................ 12 The Chamberview Newsletter is published the first Monday of each month. This publication is done as a partnership between the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Republic. This publication is distributed to 12,500 Households/30,000 readers in Mitchell and the surrounding area. If you are a Chamber member and your business is interested in advertising in this publication, please contact The Daily Republic at 605.996.5514.

MITCHELL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MITCHELL AREA DEVELOPMENT CORP. BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Gwenda Koch – Cornerstone Coffeehouse & Deli Chair-Elect Bruce Yakley – Trail King Industries, Inc. Treasurer Rob Schelske – First Dakota National Bank-Mitchell Past Chair Amy Tlam – Muth Electric, Inc. Ryan Thompson – Santel Communications Jay Wempe – American Ice Deryk Thomsen – Sun Gold Sports Joe Childs – Mitchell School District Kyle Musick – Innovative Systems Brian Klock – Klock Werks Justin Luther – County Fair Food Stores Brenda Freidel – The Pin Cushion Rory Palm – The Daily Republic

EX-OFFICIO Bruce Yakley – Chamber Board Representative Jeff Smith – City Council John Claggett – County Commission

The following businesses have renewed their membership.** Crazy About Cupcakes Martin Insurance Agency McFarland Supply Co On Sight

MITCHELL CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ADVISORY BOARD

Chairman Sean Moen – OverTime Sports Bar & Steakhouse Past Chairman Jill Larson – Highland Conference Center Rebecca Grace – Ramada Inn & Suites Dave Sietsema – Klock Werks Eric Giblin – Subway Cindy Gregg – Prehistoric Indian Village Misty Zilla – Bean Box Espresso Jason Wede – Cornerstone Coffeehouse & Deli EX-OFFICIO Susan Tjarks – City Council Gwenda Koch – Chamber Liaison

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Bryan Hisel – Executive Director Sonya Moller – Chamber Director Kimberly Lofgren – Director of Finance & Administration Rebecca Zabel – Program Coordinator Laurie Cooper – Director of MADC Operations David Lambert – Regional Development Director Jacki Miskimins – Regional Workforce Coordinator Katie Knutson – Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Jen Johnston - CVB Marketing Coordinator Dale Odegaard – Director of Chamber Enterprise Barb Odegaard – Gift Shop Marketing Manager Troy Magnuson – Gift Shop Manager

CHAMBER MISSION STATEMENT: Provide leadership to unify community action that enhances the business environment and the quality of life in the Mitchell area.

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Mitchell Main Street & Beyond Happenings Upcoming Events: JVCC Farmer’s & Flea Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm in the 5th & Main Street parking lot in downtown Mitchell! Various vendors offer fresh garden produce, eggs, canned goods, jellies / jams, baked goods, and various hand-crafted items! Always fresh, always seasonal, always local! Downtown Thursdays Everyone is invited to experience a brand new event in downtown Mitchell! Mitchell Main Street & Beyond is hosting a summer concert series every Thursday throughout the summer! Downtown Thursdays kicked off on June 4 and will continue every Thursday through Aug. 20. Live music will be performing on the new Corn Palace balcony. Lots of family activities will be available, including: face painting, sidewalk chalking, lego building, live artist painting, coloring contests, bean bag toss, giant Jenga, balloon tying, bubble blowing, bike parades, Cornelius appearances, Dachshund races, petting zoos, and various other activities! Cornerstone Too will be selling their famous hand-dipped ice cream, fruit smoothies, blended coffee drinks. Wine and/or beer will be available for purchase at the Scoreboard Pub & Grille. Big Daddy’s Catering from the Brig will have their food truck on site for you to purchase something to eat! A huge thank you to Klock Werks Kustom Cycles for sponsoring every Downtown Thursday! Thank you also to H&R Salvage for providing the bleacher seating each week. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own camping chairs and dogs are welcome as well. Please bring your friends and family to Downtown Thursdays in support and enjoyment of this brand new, exciting, weekly event! Here is the future entertainment lineup: August 6 Uncle Roy and the Boys August 13 Starfire August 20 Sid Stemper

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EX-OFFICIO Greg Von Wald – MADC President, Mitchell Technical Institute Tom Clark – Avera Queen of Peace Amy Novak – Dakota Wesleyan University Dr. Joseph Graves – Mitchell School District Mayor Jerry Toomey – City Council Steve Rice – City Council John Claggett – County Commissioners Kari Kirchmeyer - Mitchell Main Street and Beyond

Chair Greg VonWald – Mitchell Technical Institute Vice Chair Jacquelyn Johnson – Dice Financial Service Group Treasurer Roger Musick – Innovative Systems Past Chair Lori Essig – Dakota Wesleyan University Mayor Jerry Toomey – City of Mitchell Larry Thompson – Vantage Point Tom Clark – Avera Queen of Peace Roger Musick – Innovative Systems Tom Patzer – Patzer Woodworking Inc. Lance Koth – First Dakota National Bank Chris Krohmer – Krohmer Plumbing Inc.

Thank You for Your Investment in the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce!

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Fiscal Year Sales up in State and Largest South Dakota Cities Fiscal Year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The State of South Dakota’s fiscal year is the 12 month period from July 1st to June 30th. At the end of this period, the State compiles the total taxable sales for each city and the state as a whole. Of the largest cities in the state, Sioux Falls lead the pack in sales growth with over $ 4.8 billion dollars in annual sales and just under a 7% growth rate. Rapid City with $ 2.6 billion dollars in sales and almost a 4% growth rate also had strong sales during fiscal year 2015. All of the largest cities with the exception of Aberdeen had growth in taxable sales during the 2015 fiscal year.

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Mitchell taxable sales of $546 million dollars represents a 1.9% growth rate over the previous fiscal year.

Mitchell Sales the First Half of 2015 During the first six months of 2015, taxable sales in Mitchell increased by $1.7 million dollars over the same period in 2014. Total taxable sales from January through June in Mitchel were $258.9 million dollars compared to the first six months of 2014 when sales were $ 257.2 million dollars in sales. 2015 sales in Mitchell were down in January and June but were higher in the other four months of the year. It should be noted that January sales are actually reflective of sales in December during the holiday shopping season as businesses report and pay sales taxes due the month after sales occurred.

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Corsica Animal Health Opens New Clinic Business Expansion – Corsica celebrates a new 3,500 sq. ft. large and small animal vet clinic officially open for business June 12th. The ribbon cutting ceremony was filled with congratulatory comments from representatives from the City, Commercial Club and Development Corp. and official ribbon cutting picture. A complimentary lunch was served and live animal treatment demonstrations were provided by vet staff.

The $250,000 new facilities is located in the community’s South Industrial Park along US Hwy 281 and was made possible utilizing Douglas County’s first tax increment financing (TIF) proceeds which paid for infrastructure improvements to the area. Specifically, TIF paid for the sewer line extension and access road development into the property. Local producers and leaders believe that this facility will enhance Corsica’s image as a value-added ag community and a place livestock production will flourish.

Corsica Airport Seeks Federal Assistance Airport Expansion – Representatives from the City of Corsica and Corsica Development Corp. met with the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission on June 23rd to request assistance in gaining NPIAS status to help continue the growth and development of improvements to the current grass runway airfield. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) is a federal designation of nearly 3,400 airports which are eligible to receive federal grants to improve airport operations.

Dan Noteboom of Corsica Development highlighted both the need and the efforts which the community of 594 have completed on their own to enhance value-added ag development in the region. A new 4,500 sq. ft. airport hangar and general aviation terminal, two new fuel systems and the hiring of an airport manager have all contributed toward an incredible increase in usage of the facility which has peak flights of 148 per day for the seven aircraft based at this rural facility. The Commission asked Corsica to return to the July 15th meeting with a formal proposal and funding request for a preliminary Airport Layout Plan.

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a multi-session Social Media Toolbox training between now and February 2016. Each training session lasts just 1 hour and will be a recorded training on a specific social media tool or a strategy to implement social media at your business! Sessions are held at 8:30am and 12pm and is just $40 per session to register. Chamber and Main Street Members receive a discounted rate of only $25 per session!

The 2015 Women’s Brunch is scheduled to be held at the Highland Conference Center on Wednesday, August 19th at 10am. Our speaker this year will be Julie Clark, author and founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club. Julie’s message will motivate and inspire you to live your life to its fullest! Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at the Chamber Offices located at 601 N. Main St. You can also purchase tickets by phone by calling 996-5567.

The next class will be Tuesday, August 18. Through “The Power of Twitter: 140 Characters Can Make or Break Your Brand” with Joel Comm, attendees will learn how companies can utilize Twitter more effectively as well as what not to do with Twitter through examples of what has not worked for others. To sign up or for more information, contact Rebecca at [email protected] com or 996-5567. For a full listing of all sessions, visit www.mitchellchamber.com/ pages/SocialMediaToolbox

Julie Clark is an award-winning author, professional speaker, life fulfillment and success coach. She is the founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club and is becoming America’s most invigorating coffee break companion, empowering women to live each day to the fullest. She is a fun-loving, inspiring coffee-lover who never stops learning and never stops teaching others how to get every last drop out of each and every day.

Chamber 101: Maximize Your Chamber Benefits Do you know what all you get for being a member of the Chamber? There is probably a lot more that you can be doing with your membership and with the software we offer! Start getting the most out of your Chamber membership by attending our next session of Chamber 101 class on Tuesday, August 11th, at 8:30am in the Chamber Boardroom! This 1 hour session will cover benefits you gain with having a Chamber membership, resources available to you, and what options you have when utilizing the Member Information Center – such as posting jobs and events for your business! To register for this FREE session, call Rebecca at 996-5567 or email [email protected]

DakotaFest Women’s Brunch would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: MJ Aviation/Aurora Cooperative, POET Biorefining-Mitchell, Davison/Aurora County Title Company, IDEAg Group-DakotaFest, and Vern Eide of Mitchell. Table sponsorships are still available for only $40! Sponsors will be listed in the Monday Memo, ChamberView, and on screen the day of the event. Contact Rebecca at 996-5567 or [email protected] mitchellchamber.com for more information.

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New Exhibit at Indian Village The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village announced the opening of its newest exhibit, Ancient Ecosystems. Created in the mid-1960s, the 500-pound dioramas depict various aspects of South Dakota ecology. Famed animal sculptor Louis Paul Jonas created the bison and antelope figures, while the backgrounds were painted by Wayne Trimm, a 1948 Augustana College (Sioux Falls) alumnus who worked as a staff artist for the New York Conservation Department.

Originally founded in 1939 as a means of bolstering the morale of the people of the region who at the time were suffering from extreme drought and a years-long depression, the Dakota Discovery Museum tells the story of people who came from all over the globe and met at the Middle Border. Dakota Discovery Museum holds the collections of the Middle Border Museum, the Oscar Howe Art Center, the Charles Hargens Studio and many more.

The exhibit was donated by Augustana College to the Prehistoric Indian Village earlier this year. New display cases were constructed for the exhibit mimicking the exterior of the Village’s Boehnen Memorial Museum. The exhibit now resides in the new multimedia room of the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

After some difficulties resulting in a closure over the winter months of 2014-15, Dakota Discovery Museum is reopened and making plans to grow and build a genuinely co-curricular facility that serves not only the DWU community, but Mitchell and the entire region. Dakota Discovery Museum serves as a destination for hundreds of school kids every year. Dakota Discovery Museum is located at 1300 McGovern Ave. and is open Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

For more information, please visit www.mitchellindianvillage.com or contact Cynthia Gregg at 605-996-5473.

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August Happenings The Downtown Thursdays event continues to be a great evening event, drawing hundreds of community members and visitors to the front of the Corn Palace for live music, children’s activities, food, and beverages from 5-7pm every Thursday through August 20th. Every Saturday, until September 26th, stop down to the Farmer’s Market from 8:30am – 12:30pm for fresh produce, meats, baked goods, artisan vendors, and more! Dakotafest rolls into town August 18-20 at the Schlaffman Farm, just east of Mitchell Technical Institute’s campus. After a day spent at DakotaFest, head to the Rodeo Grounds on August 19th to watch the top bull riders compete at the Miller Lite Bull Bash. Be sure to step aside for cyclists on August 22 when the Tour de Corn Bicycle Ride weaves through town. And who can forget the Corn Palace Festival, August 26 – 30, with headliner Jerrod Niemann kicking off the week on Thursday, followed by Theory of a Deadman on Friday, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Saturday, and Tony Orlando on Sunday. Find more information on all of these events by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.VisitMitchell.com.

Successful Stampede Rodeo Pullover On Thursday, July 16th the CVB welcomed one lucky family to Mitchell during the annual Stampede Rodeo Pullover. The Rodeo committee presented the Yapuncich family from St. Cloud, MN with a free meal at The Depot, a night’s stay at the Days Inn, and crow’s nest tickets to the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. Mayor Jerry Toomey gave them a key to the city of Mitchell, and the CVB provided them with a gift basket of Corn Palace goodies and free admission to area attractions.

A live feed of the corn-struction and annual decorating can be seen right before your eyes at www.VisitMitchell.com/corn-cam, courtesy of OnSight 24/7. Check it out daily!

Avera is excited to welcome Jeff Lee to the Avera family with the partnership of Avera Advanced Physical Therapy. Jeff has been practicing physical therapy in Mitchell since 1998 and works with patients to correct dysfunction and relieve pain caused by injury or medical conditions. Jeff is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. Avera Advanced Physical Therapy is located at 409 S. Ohlman St. and can be reached at 996-4552.

Pictured: Back row: Jennifer Nicholas, Jeff Yapuncich, Denny Halstead, County Sherriff Steve Brink, and Mayor Jerry Toomey; Front row: Lily Yapuncich, Rochelle Yapuncich, Caleb Yapuncich, Cornelia, CVB Director Katie Knutson and Rodeo Committee Member Dave Sietsema.

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CVB Welcomes Bikers to Mitchell What a great time had by all at the annual Biker Welcome in front of the Corn Palace, July 30th and 31st! We closed Main Street in front of the Corn Palace for bike parking only and offered professional pictures of bikes and bikers in front of the newly renovated Corn Palace. Non-biker visitors were also encouraged to stop by! Each group was given four custom postcards featuring their photo, which were then mailed free of charge to friends and family across the United States. The CVB also handed out hundreds of chap stick/sunscreen combo sticks, blinking safety lights, and bottle opener keychains.

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Networking After Hours – Lawn Bowling Networking Lunch – Stephanie Ellwein 15 people came out to enjoy an evening of Lawn Bowling on June 23rd to enjoy an evening of Lawn Bowling and fun! At least three games were played by everyone, rotating partners each time. Dinner was provided by Lakeview Golf Course.

“The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings hundreds of bikers through Mitchell, and with this year being the 75th Anniversary, we wanted to welcome them with open arms.” said CVB Director Katie Knutson. “Mitchell is home to two extremely well-known and respected custom bike shops, and we wanted to continue building on our reputation for being a biker-friendly city.”

Stephanie Ellwein, City Administrator, shared her experiences over the past year with attendees at the July Networking Lunch. Ellwein described her role as managing the day-to-day operations and providing the information elected city leaders need to make decisions. Over the past year the City has made many changes including necessary technology upgrades and bringing all departments under one network, progress toward a new more user-friendly website, and working with a group of Mitchell community members on creating a community brand and image.

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be held August 3-9 in Sturgis, South Dakota. The event typically attracts over 400,000 travelers, expected 1.2 million this year.

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IDEAg Dakotafest Show Information August 18 – 20, 2015 Tuesday, August 18 Wednesday, August 19 Thursday, August 20

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: $10 per person, Under 18 – FREE Purchase tickets online for half price!* www.IDEAgGroup.com/Dakotafest *Half-price ticket purchase ends Monday, August 17. FREE PARKING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS • Unless otherwise noted, all events are held in the SDSU booth (#600). Tuesday, August 18 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

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Show Opens Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook Precision Ag Technologies Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent New Opportunities for Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass Free SDSU Ice Cream Grain Market Outlook Pedal Pull, Sponsored by WinField CROPLAN Booth #SR05 Current Topics in Agriculture Tax Savings for Farm Families Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent Show Closes

Wednesday, August 19 9:00 a.m. Show Opens 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health 10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook 10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies 10:30 a.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies 11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass 12:00 p.m. Free SDSU Ice Cream 1:00 p.m. Avian Influenza Update 1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull, Sponsored by WinField CROPLAN Booth #SR05 1:30 p.m. Grain Market Outlook 2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture 2:00 p.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 5:00 p.m. Show Closes Thursday, August 20 9:00 a.m. Show Opens 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health 10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook 10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies 10:30 a.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies 11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass 12:00 p.m. Free SDSU Ice Cream 1:00 p.m. Grain Market Outlook 1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull, Sponsored by WinField CROPLAN Booth #SR05 1:30 p.m. Water Management for Agriculture in South Dakota 2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture 2:00 p.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 4:00 p.m. Show Closes

EDUCATION SESSION INFO Tuesday, August 18 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health • Jeff Hemenway (NRCS) • Stan Boltz (NRCS) • Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist

Wednesday, August 19 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health • Jeff Hemenway (NRCS) • Stan Boltz (NRCS) • Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist

11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies • Nic Uilk, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor • Aaron Franzen, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor 11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways to Run More Cows on the Same Grass • Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook • Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist

10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook • Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist & SDSU Extension Climate Specialist • Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist

10:30 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies • Nic Uilk, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor • Aaron Franzen, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor

10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies • Amanda Bachmann, SDSU Extension Pesticide Education & Urban Entomology Field Specialist

1:30 p.m. Water Management for Agriculture in South Dakota • Chris Hay, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer

11:00 a.m. New Opportunities for Beginning Farmers & Ranchers • Merlin Neumiller, SDSU Extension Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Manager • Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies • Nic Uilk, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor • Aaron Franzen, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor

2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture • Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director

11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways to Run More Cows on the Same Grass • Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

SPECIAL DAILY EVENTS • Ride & Drive Major equipment manufacturers will hold daily ride & drive demos at the North end of the East parking lot. Come and see the latest technologies in spraying, hay equipment, tractors, and much more!

11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass • Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist 1:00 p.m. Grain Market Outlook • Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist 1:30 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture • Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director 2:00 p.m. Tax Savings for Farm Families Sponsored by AgriPlan NOW

1:00 p.m. Avian Influenza Update • Russ Daly, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian 1:30 p.m. Grain Market Outlook • Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist 2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture • Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director Thursday, August 20 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health • Jeff Hemenway (NRCS) • Stan Boltz (NRCS) • Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist 10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook • Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist & SDSU Extension Climate Specialist 10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies • Amanda Bachmann, SDSU Extension Pesticide Education & Urban Entomology Field Specialist

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GRAHAM TIRE Graham Tire is a large tire and service retailer with multiple locations in the tri-state area. We offer quality tires for consumer, commercial, OTR and farm applications with brands including Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Titan, and Goodyear Farm. Our competitive pricing and superior service ensure your vehicles are riding on the right tires or tracks. Stop in and see us today at booth 327 or at our ride and drive location! OTHER RIDE & DRIVE PARTICIPANTS: Mul-T-Rex

Sponsored by: WinField CROPLAN • Ice Cream Social 12:00 p.m. SDSU Booth (#600)

Stop by the SDSU booth for cold, refreshing ice cream every day at noon! • Livestock Chute Demos 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Northwest Veterinary Livestock Demo Tent

The livestock Demo Tent is located on the west side of the grounds. Throughout each day representatives from animal health sponsors will be available to detail their products and answer questions.

Every day the newest innovations in chutes and handling equipment will be demonstrated at 10:30am and 2:00pm. We will have different brands and models of chutes and will allow sales representatives to process calves during the demos. Livestock demos include information on: • Chutes and handling equipment • Vaccination protocol and Beef Quality Assurance (EQA) • Identification systems • Data collection systems • Pertinent industry topics

Various livestock and animal health education sessions will also take place throughout the show. Sponsored by: Northwest Veterinary Supply

• Pedal Pull 1:00 p.m. WinField – CROPLAN booth (#SR05) Bring your youngster to the Pedal Pull to see how he or she fares in Dakotafest’s most widely-attended children’s contest.

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IDEAg Dakotafest Show Information August 18 – 20, 2015 Tuesday, August 18 Wednesday, August 19 Thursday, August 20

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: $10 per person, Under 18 – FREE Purchase tickets online for half price!* www.IDEAgGroup.com/Dakotafest *Half-price ticket purchase ends Monday, August 17. FREE PARKING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS • Unless otherwise noted, all events are held in the SDSU booth (#600). Tuesday, August 18 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

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Show Opens Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook Precision Ag Technologies Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent New Opportunities for Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass Free SDSU Ice Cream Grain Market Outlook Pedal Pull, Sponsored by WinField CROPLAN Booth #SR05 Current Topics in Agriculture Tax Savings for Farm Families Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent Show Closes

Wednesday, August 19 9:00 a.m. Show Opens 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health 10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook 10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies 10:30 a.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies 11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass 12:00 p.m. Free SDSU Ice Cream 1:00 p.m. Avian Influenza Update 1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull, Sponsored by WinField CROPLAN Booth #SR05 1:30 p.m. Grain Market Outlook 2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture 2:00 p.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 5:00 p.m. Show Closes Thursday, August 20 9:00 a.m. Show Opens 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health 10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook 10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies 10:30 a.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies 11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass 12:00 p.m. Free SDSU Ice Cream 1:00 p.m. Grain Market Outlook 1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull, Sponsored by WinField CROPLAN Booth #SR05 1:30 p.m. Water Management for Agriculture in South Dakota 2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture 2:00 p.m. Livestock Chute Demos NW Vet Tent 4:00 p.m. Show Closes

EDUCATION SESSION INFO Tuesday, August 18 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health • Jeff Hemenway (NRCS) • Stan Boltz (NRCS) • Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist

Wednesday, August 19 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health • Jeff Hemenway (NRCS) • Stan Boltz (NRCS) • Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist

11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies • Nic Uilk, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor • Aaron Franzen, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor 11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways to Run More Cows on the Same Grass • Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook • Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist

10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook • Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist & SDSU Extension Climate Specialist • Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist

10:30 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies • Nic Uilk, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor • Aaron Franzen, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor

10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies • Amanda Bachmann, SDSU Extension Pesticide Education & Urban Entomology Field Specialist

1:30 p.m. Water Management for Agriculture in South Dakota • Chris Hay, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer

11:00 a.m. New Opportunities for Beginning Farmers & Ranchers • Merlin Neumiller, SDSU Extension Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Manager • Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

11:00 a.m. Precision Ag Technologies • Nic Uilk, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor • Aaron Franzen, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Instructor

2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture • Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director

11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways to Run More Cows on the Same Grass • Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

SPECIAL DAILY EVENTS • Ride & Drive Major equipment manufacturers will hold daily ride & drive demos at the North end of the East parking lot. Come and see the latest technologies in spraying, hay equipment, tractors, and much more!

11:30 a.m. Top Ten Ways To Run More Cows on the Same Grass • Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist 1:00 p.m. Grain Market Outlook • Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist 1:30 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture • Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director 2:00 p.m. Tax Savings for Farm Families Sponsored by AgriPlan NOW

1:00 p.m. Avian Influenza Update • Russ Daly, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian 1:30 p.m. Grain Market Outlook • Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist 2:00 p.m. Current Topics in Agriculture • Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director Thursday, August 20 9:30 a.m. Rainfall Simulator and Pasture and Cropland Soil Health • Jeff Hemenway (NRCS) • Stan Boltz (NRCS) • Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist 10:00 a.m. Daily Weather Briefing & Climate Outlook • Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist & SDSU Extension Climate Specialist 10:30 a.m. Nozzle Selection for New Crop Technologies • Amanda Bachmann, SDSU Extension Pesticide Education & Urban Entomology Field Specialist

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1:00 p.m. Grain Market Outlook • Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist

GRAHAM TIRE Graham Tire is a large tire and service retailer with multiple locations in the tri-state area. We offer quality tires for consumer, commercial, OTR and farm applications with brands including Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Titan, and Goodyear Farm. Our competitive pricing and superior service ensure your vehicles are riding on the right tires or tracks. Stop in and see us today at booth 327 or at our ride and drive location! OTHER RIDE & DRIVE PARTICIPANTS: Mul-T-Rex

Sponsored by: WinField CROPLAN • Ice Cream Social 12:00 p.m. SDSU Booth (#600)

Stop by the SDSU booth for cold, refreshing ice cream every day at noon! • Livestock Chute Demos 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Northwest Veterinary Livestock Demo Tent

The livestock Demo Tent is located on the west side of the grounds. Throughout each day representatives from animal health sponsors will be available to detail their products and answer questions.

Every day the newest innovations in chutes and handling equipment will be demonstrated at 10:30am and 2:00pm. We will have different brands and models of chutes and will allow sales representatives to process calves during the demos. Livestock demos include information on: • Chutes and handling equipment • Vaccination protocol and Beef Quality Assurance (EQA) • Identification systems • Data collection systems • Pertinent industry topics

Various livestock and animal health education sessions will also take place throughout the show. Sponsored by: Northwest Veterinary Supply

• Pedal Pull 1:00 p.m. WinField – CROPLAN booth (#SR05) Bring your youngster to the Pedal Pull to see how he or she fares in Dakotafest’s most widely-attended children’s contest.

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CVB Welcomes Bikers to Mitchell What a great time had by all at the annual Biker Welcome in front of the Corn Palace, July 30th and 31st! We closed Main Street in front of the Corn Palace for bike parking only and offered professional pictures of bikes and bikers in front of the newly renovated Corn Palace. Non-biker visitors were also encouraged to stop by! Each group was given four custom postcards featuring their photo, which were then mailed free of charge to friends and family across the United States. The CVB also handed out hundreds of chap stick/sunscreen combo sticks, blinking safety lights, and bottle opener keychains.

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Networking After Hours – Lawn Bowling Networking Lunch – Stephanie Ellwein 15 people came out to enjoy an evening of Lawn Bowling on June 23rd to enjoy an evening of Lawn Bowling and fun! At least three games were played by everyone, rotating partners each time. Dinner was provided by Lakeview Golf Course.

“The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings hundreds of bikers through Mitchell, and with this year being the 75th Anniversary, we wanted to welcome them with open arms.” said CVB Director Katie Knutson. “Mitchell is home to two extremely well-known and respected custom bike shops, and we wanted to continue building on our reputation for being a biker-friendly city.”

Stephanie Ellwein, City Administrator, shared her experiences over the past year with attendees at the July Networking Lunch. Ellwein described her role as managing the day-to-day operations and providing the information elected city leaders need to make decisions. Over the past year the City has made many changes including necessary technology upgrades and bringing all departments under one network, progress toward a new more user-friendly website, and working with a group of Mitchell community members on creating a community brand and image.

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be held August 3-9 in Sturgis, South Dakota. The event typically attracts over 400,000 travelers, expected 1.2 million this year.

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Prairie Family Healthcare is a family practice that prides itself in providing compassionate healthcare for people of all ages. Prairie Family deals with both acute illnesses and chronic conditions. They focus on health maintenance and illness prevention. Diane’s first master’s degree is women and children’s health so they see many women and children. Diane subsequently went back to college specializing in Family Practice. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prairie Family Healthcare is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday 7:30am-4pm. They are located at 120 W. 6th Ave., Mitchell.

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New Exhibit at Indian Village The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village announced the opening of its newest exhibit, Ancient Ecosystems. Created in the mid-1960s, the 500-pound dioramas depict various aspects of South Dakota ecology. Famed animal sculptor Louis Paul Jonas created the bison and antelope figures, while the backgrounds were painted by Wayne Trimm, a 1948 Augustana College (Sioux Falls) alumnus who worked as a staff artist for the New York Conservation Department.

Originally founded in 1939 as a means of bolstering the morale of the people of the region who at the time were suffering from extreme drought and a years-long depression, the Dakota Discovery Museum tells the story of people who came from all over the globe and met at the Middle Border. Dakota Discovery Museum holds the collections of the Middle Border Museum, the Oscar Howe Art Center, the Charles Hargens Studio and many more.

The exhibit was donated by Augustana College to the Prehistoric Indian Village earlier this year. New display cases were constructed for the exhibit mimicking the exterior of the Village’s Boehnen Memorial Museum. The exhibit now resides in the new multimedia room of the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

After some difficulties resulting in a closure over the winter months of 2014-15, Dakota Discovery Museum is reopened and making plans to grow and build a genuinely co-curricular facility that serves not only the DWU community, but Mitchell and the entire region. Dakota Discovery Museum serves as a destination for hundreds of school kids every year. Dakota Discovery Museum is located at 1300 McGovern Ave. and is open Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

For more information, please visit www.mitchellindianvillage.com or contact Cynthia Gregg at 605-996-5473.

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August Happenings The Downtown Thursdays event continues to be a great evening event, drawing hundreds of community members and visitors to the front of the Corn Palace for live music, children’s activities, food, and beverages from 5-7pm every Thursday through August 20th. Every Saturday, until September 26th, stop down to the Farmer’s Market from 8:30am – 12:30pm for fresh produce, meats, baked goods, artisan vendors, and more! Dakotafest rolls into town August 18-20 at the Schlaffman Farm, just east of Mitchell Technical Institute’s campus. After a day spent at DakotaFest, head to the Rodeo Grounds on August 19th to watch the top bull riders compete at the Miller Lite Bull Bash. Be sure to step aside for cyclists on August 22 when the Tour de Corn Bicycle Ride weaves through town. And who can forget the Corn Palace Festival, August 26 – 30, with headliner Jerrod Niemann kicking off the week on Thursday, followed by Theory of a Deadman on Friday, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Saturday, and Tony Orlando on Sunday. Find more information on all of these events by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.VisitMitchell.com.

Successful Stampede Rodeo Pullover On Thursday, July 16th the CVB welcomed one lucky family to Mitchell during the annual Stampede Rodeo Pullover. The Rodeo committee presented the Yapuncich family from St. Cloud, MN with a free meal at The Depot, a night’s stay at the Days Inn, and crow’s nest tickets to the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. Mayor Jerry Toomey gave them a key to the city of Mitchell, and the CVB provided them with a gift basket of Corn Palace goodies and free admission to area attractions.

A live feed of the corn-struction and annual decorating can be seen right before your eyes at www.VisitMitchell.com/corn-cam, courtesy of OnSight 24/7. Check it out daily!

Avera is excited to welcome Jeff Lee to the Avera family with the partnership of Avera Advanced Physical Therapy. Jeff has been practicing physical therapy in Mitchell since 1998 and works with patients to correct dysfunction and relieve pain caused by injury or medical conditions. Jeff is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. Avera Advanced Physical Therapy is located at 409 S. Ohlman St. and can be reached at 996-4552.

Pictured: Back row: Jennifer Nicholas, Jeff Yapuncich, Denny Halstead, County Sherriff Steve Brink, and Mayor Jerry Toomey; Front row: Lily Yapuncich, Rochelle Yapuncich, Caleb Yapuncich, Cornelia, CVB Director Katie Knutson and Rodeo Committee Member Dave Sietsema.

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Fiscal Year Sales up in State and Largest South Dakota Cities Fiscal Year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The State of South Dakota’s fiscal year is the 12 month period from July 1st to June 30th. At the end of this period, the State compiles the total taxable sales for each city and the state as a whole. Of the largest cities in the state, Sioux Falls lead the pack in sales growth with over $ 4.8 billion dollars in annual sales and just under a 7% growth rate. Rapid City with $ 2.6 billion dollars in sales and almost a 4% growth rate also had strong sales during fiscal year 2015. All of the largest cities with the exception of Aberdeen had growth in taxable sales during the 2015 fiscal year.

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Mitchell taxable sales of $546 million dollars represents a 1.9% growth rate over the previous fiscal year.

Mitchell Sales the First Half of 2015 During the first six months of 2015, taxable sales in Mitchell increased by $1.7 million dollars over the same period in 2014. Total taxable sales from January through June in Mitchel were $258.9 million dollars compared to the first six months of 2014 when sales were $ 257.2 million dollars in sales. 2015 sales in Mitchell were down in January and June but were higher in the other four months of the year. It should be noted that January sales are actually reflective of sales in December during the holiday shopping season as businesses report and pay sales taxes due the month after sales occurred.

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Corsica Animal Health Opens New Clinic Business Expansion – Corsica celebrates a new 3,500 sq. ft. large and small animal vet clinic officially open for business June 12th. The ribbon cutting ceremony was filled with congratulatory comments from representatives from the City, Commercial Club and Development Corp. and official ribbon cutting picture. A complimentary lunch was served and live animal treatment demonstrations were provided by vet staff.

The $250,000 new facilities is located in the community’s South Industrial Park along US Hwy 281 and was made possible utilizing Douglas County’s first tax increment financing (TIF) proceeds which paid for infrastructure improvements to the area. Specifically, TIF paid for the sewer line extension and access road development into the property. Local producers and leaders believe that this facility will enhance Corsica’s image as a value-added ag community and a place livestock production will flourish.

Corsica Airport Seeks Federal Assistance Airport Expansion – Representatives from the City of Corsica and Corsica Development Corp. met with the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission on June 23rd to request assistance in gaining NPIAS status to help continue the growth and development of improvements to the current grass runway airfield. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) is a federal designation of nearly 3,400 airports which are eligible to receive federal grants to improve airport operations.

Dan Noteboom of Corsica Development highlighted both the need and the efforts which the community of 594 have completed on their own to enhance value-added ag development in the region. A new 4,500 sq. ft. airport hangar and general aviation terminal, two new fuel systems and the hiring of an airport manager have all contributed toward an incredible increase in usage of the facility which has peak flights of 148 per day for the seven aircraft based at this rural facility. The Commission asked Corsica to return to the July 15th meeting with a formal proposal and funding request for a preliminary Airport Layout Plan.

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a multi-session Social Media Toolbox training between now and February 2016. Each training session lasts just 1 hour and will be a recorded training on a specific social media tool or a strategy to implement social media at your business! Sessions are held at 8:30am and 12pm and is just $40 per session to register. Chamber and Main Street Members receive a discounted rate of only $25 per session!

The 2015 Women’s Brunch is scheduled to be held at the Highland Conference Center on Wednesday, August 19th at 10am. Our speaker this year will be Julie Clark, author and founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club. Julie’s message will motivate and inspire you to live your life to its fullest! Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at the Chamber Offices located at 601 N. Main St. You can also purchase tickets by phone by calling 996-5567.

The next class will be Tuesday, August 18. Through “The Power of Twitter: 140 Characters Can Make or Break Your Brand” with Joel Comm, attendees will learn how companies can utilize Twitter more effectively as well as what not to do with Twitter through examples of what has not worked for others. To sign up or for more information, contact Rebecca at [email protected] com or 996-5567. For a full listing of all sessions, visit www.mitchellchamber.com/ pages/SocialMediaToolbox

Julie Clark is an award-winning author, professional speaker, life fulfillment and success coach. She is the founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club and is becoming America’s most invigorating coffee break companion, empowering women to live each day to the fullest. She is a fun-loving, inspiring coffee-lover who never stops learning and never stops teaching others how to get every last drop out of each and every day.

Chamber 101: Maximize Your Chamber Benefits Do you know what all you get for being a member of the Chamber? There is probably a lot more that you can be doing with your membership and with the software we offer! Start getting the most out of your Chamber membership by attending our next session of Chamber 101 class on Tuesday, August 11th, at 8:30am in the Chamber Boardroom! This 1 hour session will cover benefits you gain with having a Chamber membership, resources available to you, and what options you have when utilizing the Member Information Center – such as posting jobs and events for your business! To register for this FREE session, call Rebecca at 996-5567 or email [email protected]

DakotaFest Women’s Brunch would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: MJ Aviation/Aurora Cooperative, POET Biorefining-Mitchell, Davison/Aurora County Title Company, IDEAg Group-DakotaFest, and Vern Eide of Mitchell. Table sponsorships are still available for only $40! Sponsors will be listed in the Monday Memo, ChamberView, and on screen the day of the event. Contact Rebecca at 996-5567 or [email protected] mitchellchamber.com for more information.

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Welcome New Members!................................................................................... 2 August Mix & Mingle............................................................................................ 2 Thank You for Your Investment........................................................................... 2 Women’s Brunch.................................................................................................. 3 Chamber 101........................................................................................................ 3 Social Media for Business Training...................................................................... 3 Ribbon Cuttings.................................................................................................... 4

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August Mix & Mingle Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Tuesday, August 11th 5pm-7pm 3200 Indian Village Road

Networking After Hours - Lawn Bowling............................................................ 5 Project Thank You................................................................................................. 5 Networking Lunch - Stephanie Ellwein.............................................................. 5 IDEAg Dakotafest Show Information............................................................... 6-7 HOT Bike Tour........................................................................................................ 8 CVB Welcomes Bikers to Mitchell....................................................................... 8 New Exhibit at Indian Village.............................................................................. 9 Check out the Corn Palace............................................................................... 9 August Happenings............................................................................................. 9 Successful Stampede Rodeo Pullover............................................................... 9 Fiscal Year Sales up in State and Largest South Dakota Cities.................... 10 Mitchell Sales the First Half of 2015................................................................... 10 Dakota Heartland Updates.............................................................................. 10 Mitchell Main Street & Beyond Happenings................................................... 11 Calendar of Events............................................................................................ 12 The Chamberview Newsletter is published the first Monday of each month. This publication is done as a partnership between the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Republic. This publication is distributed to 12,500 Households/30,000 readers in Mitchell and the surrounding area. If you are a Chamber member and your business is interested in advertising in this publication, please contact The Daily Republic at 605.996.5514.

MITCHELL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MITCHELL AREA DEVELOPMENT CORP. BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Gwenda Koch – Cornerstone Coffeehouse & Deli Chair-Elect Bruce Yakley – Trail King Industries, Inc. Treasurer Rob Schelske – First Dakota National Bank-Mitchell Past Chair Amy Tlam – Muth Electric, Inc. Ryan Thompson – Santel Communications Jay Wempe – American Ice Deryk Thomsen – Sun Gold Sports Joe Childs – Mitchell School District Kyle Musick – Innovative Systems Brian Klock – Klock Werks Justin Luther – County Fair Food Stores Brenda Freidel – The Pin Cushion Rory Palm – The Daily Republic

EX-OFFICIO Bruce Yakley – Chamber Board Representative Jeff Smith – City Council John Claggett – County Commission

The following businesses have renewed their membership.** Crazy About Cupcakes Martin Insurance Agency McFarland Supply Co On Sight

MITCHELL CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ADVISORY BOARD

Chairman Sean Moen – OverTime Sports Bar & Steakhouse Past Chairman Jill Larson – Highland Conference Center Rebecca Grace – Ramada Inn & Suites Dave Sietsema – Klock Werks Eric Giblin – Subway Cindy Gregg – Prehistoric Indian Village Misty Zilla – Bean Box Espresso Jason Wede – Cornerstone Coffeehouse & Deli EX-OFFICIO Susan Tjarks – City Council Gwenda Koch – Chamber Liaison

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MANAGEMENT & STAFF

Bryan Hisel – Executive Director Sonya Moller – Chamber Director Kimberly Lofgren – Director of Finance & Administration Rebecca Zabel – Program Coordinator Laurie Cooper – Director of MADC Operations David Lambert – Regional Development Director Jacki Miskimins – Regional Workforce Coordinator Katie Knutson – Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Jen Johnston - CVB Marketing Coordinator Dale Odegaard – Director of Chamber Enterprise Barb Odegaard – Gift Shop Marketing Manager Troy Magnuson – Gift Shop Manager

CHAMBER MISSION STATEMENT: Provide leadership to unify community action that enhances the business environment and the quality of life in the Mitchell area.

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Mitchell Main Street & Beyond Happenings Upcoming Events: JVCC Farmer’s & Flea Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm in the 5th & Main Street parking lot in downtown Mitchell! Various vendors offer fresh garden produce, eggs, canned goods, jellies / jams, baked goods, and various hand-crafted items! Always fresh, always seasonal, always local! Downtown Thursdays Everyone is invited to experience a brand new event in downtown Mitchell! Mitchell Main Street & Beyond is hosting a summer concert series every Thursday throughout the summer! Downtown Thursdays kicked off on June 4 and will continue every Thursday through Aug. 20. Live music will be performing on the new Corn Palace balcony. Lots of family activities will be available, including: face painting, sidewalk chalking, lego building, live artist painting, coloring contests, bean bag toss, giant Jenga, balloon tying, bubble blowing, bike parades, Cornelius appearances, Dachshund races, petting zoos, and various other activities! Cornerstone Too will be selling their famous hand-dipped ice cream, fruit smoothies, blended coffee drinks. Wine and/or beer will be available for purchase at the Scoreboard Pub & Grille. Big Daddy’s Catering from the Brig will have their food truck on site for you to purchase something to eat! A huge thank you to Klock Werks Kustom Cycles for sponsoring every Downtown Thursday! Thank you also to H&R Salvage for providing the bleacher seating each week. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own camping chairs and dogs are welcome as well. Please bring your friends and family to Downtown Thursdays in support and enjoyment of this brand new, exciting, weekly event! Here is the future entertainment lineup: August 6 Uncle Roy and the Boys August 13 Starfire August 20 Sid Stemper

Proceeds Benefit:

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EX-OFFICIO Greg Von Wald – MADC President, Mitchell Technical Institute Tom Clark – Avera Queen of Peace Amy Novak – Dakota Wesleyan University Dr. Joseph Graves – Mitchell School District Mayor Jerry Toomey – City Council Steve Rice – City Council John Claggett – County Commissioners Kari Kirchmeyer - Mitchell Main Street and Beyond

Chair Greg VonWald – Mitchell Technical Institute Vice Chair Jacquelyn Johnson – Dice Financial Service Group Treasurer Roger Musick – Innovative Systems Past Chair Lori Essig – Dakota Wesleyan University Mayor Jerry Toomey – City of Mitchell Larry Thompson – Vantage Point Tom Clark – Avera Queen of Peace Roger Musick – Innovative Systems Tom Patzer – Patzer Woodworking Inc. Lance Koth – First Dakota National Bank Chris Krohmer – Krohmer Plumbing Inc.

Thank You for Your Investment in the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce!

TOURISM

1,8,15,22,29 Farmers Market 5th & Main Parking Lot; 8:30am-12:30pm Call 995-8048 1-2 & 6-9 Into the Woods Theatre Performance Pepsi Cola Theatre; Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm Call 996-9137 or visit www.mitchellact.org 6,13,20 Downtown Thursday Event Mitchell’s Main Street & Corn Palace Courtyard; 5pm-7pm Call Kari at 990-4500 or visit www.mitchellmainstreet.com 18-20 DakotaFest Schlaffman Farm; 9am-5pm Call 996-5567 for general info or 800-827-8007 for vendor info www.ideaggroup.com/dakotafest 19 DakotaFest Women’s Brunch Highland Conference Center; 10am Call 996-5567 or visit www.mitchellchamber.com 19 Miller Lite Bull Bash Horseman’s Sports Arena; ; 7:30pm Contact Lance at 770-8299 21-23 Tour De Corn Bicycle Ride Check out the full weekend schedule at www.pcpedalers.org Contact Joan at 990-2553 or [email protected] 26-30 Corn Palace Festival Corn Palace & Main Street; Jerrod Nieman, Theory of a Deadman Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tony Orlando Daily Contact at 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com

SEPTEMBER

5,12,19,26 Farmers Market 5th & Main Parking Lot; 8:30am-12:30pm Call 995-8048 7 Annual State Pedal Pull Corn Palace; 10am-3pm Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com 10 Geico Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour® powered by Victory Mitchell’s Main Street and Corn Palace; 5pm-9pm Contact the CVB at 996-6223 or visit www.visitmitchell.com 12 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger – Book Discussion Jean Patrick facilitator. Located at Mitchell Public Library; 10am 25-26 DWU Blue & White Days Event Locations Vary Contact DWU at [email protected] 25-26 Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show Masonic Temple; Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm Contact Cathy Steinmetz at 605-239-4753 26 28th Annual National Pedal Pull Corn Palace; 10am-4pm Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com 25-27 Outkasts Cruise-in & Car Show Corn Palace & Main Street; 11am-4pm Daily Contact Dave at 996-7913 or visit www.outkastscarclub.com 28-Oct.3 SD Manufacturing Week Events to be held at various locations. More info in September ChamberView

OCTOBER

2-3 Wilbur Ellis Championship Bull Riding Corn Palace Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com 2-4 The Boys Next Door Theatre Performance Pepsi Cola Theatre Call 996-9137 or visit www.mitchellact.org 9-11 The Boys Next Door Theatre Performance Pepsi Cola Theatre Call 996-9137 or visit www.mitchellact.org 10 Kiwanis Zombie / Glow Run The Depot; 7pm Contact Stacey 770-6032 16 30th Annual Pheasant Country Pheasants Forever Banquet & Auction Corn Palace; 5pm Contact Brad at 770-7095 16-17 Hunter’s Wives Shopping Weekend Participating businesses throughout Mitchell Contact Kari at 990-4500 or visit www.mitchellmainstreet.com 24-25 Annual Mitchell Gun Show Davison County 4-H Grounds; Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm Contact Bob at 268-0254 30-31 6th Annual Pro-Hockey Celebrity Hunt Mitchell Area Contact Dave at 996-7450 or visit www.prohockeycelebrityhunt.com

Together let’s start planning for your family’s future.

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31 Mitchell’s Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat Mitchell’s Main Street Businesses; 3:30pm-6pm Contact Kari at 990-4500 or visit www.mitchellmainstreet.com 31 11th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Davison County Fairgrounds; 10am-4pm Contact Cindy at 996-8563

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NOVEMBER

6-7 Mitchell’s Holiday Open House Weekend Participating retail establishments 20-21 Holiday Arts Christmas Craft Show Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Contact Nancy at 605-248-2526 or Crystal at or 605-425-2081 23 Christmas at the Palace Corn Palace 4pm-7pm Call 995-8430 or visit www.cornpalace.com

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AUGUST

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