Chamber Member Holiday Open House
In appreciation of all our wonderful Chamber Members, we are hosting a Holiday Open House here at the Chamber office. We'll have festive snacks and beverages. Please stop on by to say hello and allow us a chance to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in person!
A Good Way to Start the Season!
The Chamber wishes to thank all who helped make the Holiday Craft Bazaar and Light Up the Night not only possible, but a good time for all!
The Holiday Craft Bazaar saw approximately 500 shoppers over both days, while Light Up the Night drew an estimated 600 - 800 people downtown. None of this would have been possible without the hard work of a number of individuals volunteering their time and talents - Thank you!
Thank you to the Belle Fourche community for turning out and supporting these events!
Chamber Business of the Week: Richard A. Plumier, Attorney
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Manufacturers Day & Industrial Rail Park Dedication
Afterwards, Permian Tank gave the first Manufacturing Day tour through their vast facility, followed by tours of Ring Container, New Generation Feeds, Design Tanks, and Gillette Fence. Those on the tours enjoyed learning about these local manufacturers and expressed amazement at the scope of operations happening in 'little' Belle Fourche.
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Runnings Grand Opening
Photo: Chamber board member Kayla Kinard and Chamber president Jay Cordell hold the ribbon as Runnings manager Brandon Freed cuts the ribbon on the new Belle Fourche location Friday.
The new Runnings store in Belle Fourche hosted its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning.
Representatives from the City Council Kayla Kinard, James Ager, and Jim Smit, as well as the Chamber of Commerce Board and the Belle Fourche EDC, welcomed Runnings owners Dennis and Adele Reed, and their son Brian Odegaard, and thanked them and manager Brandon Freed for investing and expanding in Belle Fourche.
The Grand Opening continues through October 2nd, with more activities planned throughout the weekend.
WELCOME to BELLE FOURCHE (W2BF)!
Our 2016 Campaign focuses on welcoming visitors to Belle Fourche in a way we haven't done before. Belle Fourche is the FIRST stop on the way to all the attractions the Black Hills of South Dakota has to offer and the LAST stop on the way back home. Our goal is to showcase Belle Fourche as THE place to shop, stay and dine that welcomes visitors and offers tremendous value and a unique experience with all the attractions we have not only in town but in the surrounding area.
The QR Code on the postcard links to a page and map on our website, highlighting all the chamber businesses in town that are shopping, lodging or dining related. The links on each business show your phone, address and website links (if we have them). Please be sure to confirm we have your place of business listed and that we have the most up-to-date information for you on the site. You may also visit the page by navigating to http://www.w2bf.com.
We've created some lapel buttons and informational post cards that your business can have to wear and handout to customers at your establishment. Call us today (605) 892-2676 to get some buttons and cards delivered.
Welcome New Members:
Family owned and operated business for 22 years. Tom and Brenda Schnieder, the owners, started the business in the Black Hills and surrounding area in 1991.
Black Hills Title proudly serves Butte, Harding, Meade and Lawrence counties out of our 3 convenient offices located in Belle Fourche, Sturgis and Spearfish. Our experienced and dedicated team is on hand to assist you with the title insurance and closing services you need and the peace of mind you deserve.
Superior Concrete Solutions LLC is an authorized dealer and installer for the CTi System serving the Black Hills and surrounding areas. The CTi System is a true state-of-the-art coating that resurfaces and restores old and new concrete.
We strived to exceed customer expectations by providing the highest quality of care in a friendly, encouraging, and relaxed environment.
Our mission is to assist and educate our patients in living a healthy, active lifestyle, without pain or physical limitations.
For all you custom screen printing an embroidery needs!
Thank You Recent Renewing Members
October Renewals: CBH Cooperative • A & B Business Equipment • Stereo’s & Stuff • South Park Lanes • St. James Lutheran Church • Bunney’s Body & Collision Repair • Jumpin’ Jacks/Mid-America Travel Plaza
November Renewals: Quik Signs • Black Hills Pioneer • Spearfish Eye Care Center • Tanglewood Apartments
From the Director...
Are You A Planner?
It’s been a great year for Belle Fourche business and the Chamber of Commerce. Activities designed to hit our targets have been revived or added this year. There are more to come!
Beginning in September and running through the end of October, the Chamber is hosting an all new fall event aimed to bring business to our community and extending our activities into the fall here in Belle Fourche. As a Chamber member you can get in on the events by going to www.blackhillsfallflavors.com and registering your business event. If you need help designing your event advertising or more information about the focus of Fall Flavors feel free to call our Director at the Chamber office.
One of the Chamber’s targets is to: TARGET BETTER BUSINESS PRACTICES and we can do that by being better planners.
We at the Chamber are doing all we can to keep you informed, and we will do our best to get the info to you early so that you can plan. Planning is a key for your businesses success. I had a work associate that didn’t like to plan but by the time we finished working together after nearly three years he was finally talking about “planning”.
I am a planner and like to have my “ducks in a row” as best as I can. That is how we will run your Chamber as well. Help us help you by planning to:
- Read our newsletter, website and Facebook and responding accordingly.
- Respond to our email inquiries for information from you.
- Call us if you need information or have questions. That is why we are here.
- Ask others to join the Chamber. We are 192 strong presently but need more to join if we are to be financially stable.
- Get us your business information so that we can answer inquiries from those visiting or moving to the area. Please update the Chamber with any email; phone, address or any other changes.
I have been amazed by the number of new people moving to Belle Fourche and the Belle Fourche area. If you have never moved to a new area, let me tell you, it can be challenging. My wife and I moved here eight years ago but knew only our daughter, and we were building a house. I really needed “local wisdom” about what contractors, lumber yards etc. to use. I did my best from afar to get my “ducks in a row” but failed in some areas because I didn’t have the right connections. Plan to make connections by attending the Chamber Coffee on Tuesday mornings, the Chamber Luncheon on Wednesdays at noon, or attend a Chamber mixer or business open houses.
Your Chamber is here to provide that connection between you, your customers, and other businesses. Many people come to the Chamber of Commerce for information on businesses and our area. When they come in we give them the information that we have or know. It behooves us to get to know each other. I’ll be coming around but feel free to stop by the Chamber and introduce yourself or call and ask me to stop by to get to know you. I would very much welcome those kinds of calls.
Executive Chamber Director