Fall Flavors in Belle Fourche




Fall Flavors in Belle Fourche is bringing you fun, art, food and more in September and October! Check out the FALL FLAVORS WEBSITE for details and more event dates!

Chamber Business of the Week: Butte County Post

The Butte County Post is today's official newspaper for Belle Fourche, and Butte County, as well as other bodies required to publish their minutes in an official newspaper.
It is this week’s Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week.
With roots dating back to 1891, today's Butte County Post is the current operation of newspapers in Belle Fourche and Newell that dates back to the Belle Fourche Bee, a weekly newspaper begun with typesetting on a hotel floor in May of 1891.
The Bee continued as a weekly newspaper for decades, even as it changed ownership to the Belle Fourche Post and continued under several owners.
The Post had name changes, but continued into the early 1990s when new owners published it as the Belle Fourche Post and Belle Fourche Bee in a twice-weekly operation.
The Newell Irrigator operated from 1910 in various forms until it was merged with the Belle Fourche Post as the Butte County Post.
Today the newspaper serves the entire county under general manager Mona Heimbaugh and editor Milo Dailey.
Heimbaugh is an experienced media consultant for the Northern Hills and Dailey has more than 50 years in news reporting and editing, most headquartered with South Dakota-based publications.
Through the years, the local newspaper covered news in the county and carried minutes from local governing bodies.
Major changes in the newspaper operations have been the result of changes in technology from when metal type printed on low-quality paper to today's computer-based editing and color photos on high quality newsprint.
Dailey said, "The biggest real change besides the natural changes in personnel through nearly a century and a quarter has been the huge benefit of higher quality printing and computer editing."
But, Heimbaugh said, "The thing that hasn't changed in well over a century is the commitment to offering our readers the most timely and accurate news and advertising services in the Northern Hills region."

Manufacturers Day & Industrial Rail Park Dedication


Photo credit: Milo Dailey, Butte County Post

October 6th was Belle Fourche's first Manufacturer's Day and the Industrial Rail Park dedication. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Sen. John Thune both spoke at the event, hosted by Permian Tank, both citing the importance of manufacturing and  the railroads in South Dakota economy. The ribbon for the new industrial park was cut in industrial fashion with a train engine driving through the banner.

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.

Thank you Permian Tank, Ring Container, New Generation Feeds, Design Tanks, and Gillette Fence Manufacturing for giving excellent tours and making this first Belle Fourche Manufacturer's Day a success!

 Photo credit: Milo Dailey, Butte County Post. Chamber Director Gary Wood and Belle Fourche EDC Executive Director Hollie Stalder stand with Senator John Thune at the Industrial Rail Park ribbon cutting.


Additional coverage of the event:

Black Hills Fox News/KEVN (Video)

Butte County Post

Tri-State Livestock News

Black Hills Pioneer 

Rushmore Region

Fall Flavors Festival

Winner of the Steak Tip Cook-Off Chef Casey from Mulligan's shakes hands with a representative from the South Dakota Cattlewomen's Association. Mulligan's competed against Lynn's Dakotamart for the title of Best Steak Tips in Belle Fourche.

Winner of the Steak Tip Cook-Off, Chef Casey from Mulligan's, shakes hands with a representative from the South Dakota Cattlewomen's Association. Mulligan's competed against Lynn's Dakotamart for the title of Best Steak Tips in Belle Fourche.

Fall Flavors hosted it pinnacle event - the Fall Flavors Festival - at Herrmann Park last Saturday. The event started with the Beef N’ Beer 5k, sponsored by Northern Hills FCU, Life Light Creative, Pioneer Bank & Trust, Butte County Post, Dairy Queen, Subway, Ensz Appraisal, Hersrud’s, The Olive Branch, Ring Container, and the SD Cattlewomen’s Association.

About twenty-five runners and walkers took to the marked out course which roughly followed the City River Walk.

   Chefs from Mulligan’s and Lynn’s Dakotamart fired up their gridles and fryers and prepared for the Steak Tip Cook-Off where tasters voted on which of the two had ‘The Best Steak Tips in Belle Fourche’. Goers to the event browsed the many vendor and business booths, many of which held drawings for prizes, baskets, or samples. Dairy Queen’s booth was popular serving up a competition of their own between Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie Blizzards (Pumpkin won out with the voters). Also with booths were New Heart Fitness, Butte County Post, Reruns For Small Ones, Runnings, Ring Container, Wells Fargo, Black Hills Pioneer, and even a Farmers Market stand set up, selling a variety of squash.

   The Girls Scouts offered treats and free face painting, leaving lots of kids with premature mustaches and fairy sparkles.

 At 1 p.m. the votes were counted and a representative from the South Dakota Cattlewomen announced the winner of the Steak Tip Cook-Off as Mulligan’s, who served a classic breaded steak tip. Chef Casey credited his winning secret as using locally sourced beef.

Fall Flavors in Belle Fourche will continue through October with more Fall-themed workshops and samplings at local businesses, cooking demonstrations, tastings, a pumpkin carving contest, Halloween play, and more. Go to BlackHillsFallFlavors.com for a full calendar of events.

Download Our Weekly Printable


Keep abreast of weekly happenings and upcoming member events in the community with our convenient printable! 

Printable for the week of October 24 - 29 now available

To download .pdf, click HERE.


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.

Scott Peterson Motors


Congratulations to Scott and Susan Peterson on 25 years in business in Belle Fourche! Thank you for your continued investment in our community and for all the jobs you provide. We are looking forward to seeing the new showroom come to fruition.


New Hours for the Community Farmers Market

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With fall on its way, the Farmers Market will be switching to autumn hours:

Thursdays, 4-6pm in the Pioneer Bank & Trust parking lot. 



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:

 13139298_1029773483764329_2370078014535891995_n The Crack Team

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, Inc. bh-title-logo-color

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.

unnamed Superior Concrete Solutions LLC

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. 


Pain and Movement Solutionspainlogo2

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.

Thank You Recent Renewing Members

September Renewals: 

Suds & Duds (Serval) • The Real Estate Center of Belle Fourche • The Real Estate Center of Spearfish • Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort • Subway of Belle Fourche • Habeck Trucking • The Stadium Sports Grill • Black Hills State University • Jackson Dental • Bad Land Broadcasting Co., Inc • Center of the Nation Business Association

October Renewals:

CBH Cooperative • A & B Business Equipment 

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.


Gary Wood
Executive Chamber Director



Where business people work together, sharing their energies and expertise in building a strong community.

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.