Business of the Week: Northern Hills FCU

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Each week, the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce selects a local business from its members to feature as the Business of the Week. Below is this week's feature. 

Northern Hills Federal Credit Union is a full service financial cooperative based on the philosophy of people helping people.  We offer a full service mortgage department, ag and business lending services, and a wide range of consumer products at competitive rates.

 We pride ourselves on providing exceptional member service, quality financial products, and a commitment to innovation.  The Credit Union has been serving the communities of the Black Hills for over 65 years.  Originally Northern Hills FCU was chartered to serve the employees of the Ft. Meade Veterans Administration Hospital.  Today we have four full service office locations in Sturgis, Deadwood, Spearfish, and Belle Fourche.  Along with our office locations, we offer a mix of remote solutions giving members an opportunity to manage their finances anywhere anytime at their convenience.

 Our commitment to Belle Fourche and the other Black Hills communities is to provide personalized service, quality financial products, education and exceptional member service.  We want to be your one-stop institution for all your financial needs!     

 

Craft & Vendor Show

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Calling all Crafters and Vendors!

The Belle Fourche Chamber in cooperation with the Butte County Post, is putting on an Arts and Craft Show June 17-18th

The event is being held the same weekend as the State High School Finals Rodeo and the Center of the Nation All Car Rally so we hope to have lots of traffic!

The Arts & Crafts Show will be located in the Butte County Post building downtown, and space is limited. Deadline to register is June 1st.

Details: 

Booth for one day: $15 (Friday or Saturday)

Booth for both Fri & Sat: $25

Hours will be: Friday 9am - 6pm

                       Saturday 10am - 3pm

Set up on Friday is 8am; Saturday, 9am

To sign up, please request and fill out a registration form at the Chamber. Checks can be made out to the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce.

Farmers Market Vendors Wanted!

 

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Do you grow a surplus of fruits and vegetables every year? Do you sew, preserve, carve, tool, or otherwise craft quality handmade goods? Set up a booth with us at the Community Farmers Market! We are beyond excited to begin hosting this Farmers Market in our own Belle Fourche! To provide an outlet for you, our local growers and crafters, to sell your locally grown produce and handmade, homemade goods to our community!

Beginning June 16th at 5-7pm in the New York Life Insurance parking lot, this Market will run every Thursday into October. It is $5 to sign up each week, to help defray advertising costs. For information and registration forms, contact the Chamber.

(605) 892-2676

[email protected]

We Support Our National Guard

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The Chamber and our members recognize the value of our Nat Guard and reserve!

At the regular monthly Chamber Board meeting, April 20th, Chamber Executive Director Gary Wood on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce signed a statement of support for the National Guard and Reserve. Shown is President Jay Cordell and Executive Director Gary Wood receiving from ESGR representative (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), Francie Ruebel-Alberts the signed statement of support.

WELCOME to BELLE FOURCHE (W2BF)!

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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:

My Mission Travel

My Mission Travel serves all areas of travel from business travel to leisure travel; missions and group travel.  Airline tickets, hotels, cars, cruises, tours and all-inclusive packages.  We are here to serve you wherever you travel needs may take you! www.mymissiontravel.com

Masters Auto Detailing

Free Pickup and Delivery! We eliminate the inconvenience of arranging a ride to drop off and pickup your vehicle for detailing services. All you need to do is give us a call at (605) 642-0562 to schedule an appointment today. facebook.com/ColorMystique

12710927_1238047049542108_4108377382148330005_o Highmark Credit Union

The vision of Highmark Federal Credit Union is to be a world-class financial institution that helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals. We will accomplish our Vision through our commitment to strategic growth, outstanding service, and community involvement.

10547514_839410052746129_6761395170561475166_n Black Hills Team Real Estate

We like to put our clients first. We try to help to be available for clients whether buying or selling real estate. We are the top selling residential office in Belle Fourche. We have over 30 years of combined experience. We not only work real estate we love what we do. We start with clients and end up with wonderful lifetime friends.

12669605_185963638425863_4674626236710266165_n Grap's Burgers & Brews

Grap's specializes in American-style gourmet burgers and craft beers. Family friendly atmosphere with good food, good beer and great service.

Thank You Recent Renewing Members

April Renewals:

Runnings  •  Frontier Glass of Belle, LLC  •  Tanglewood Apartments  •  Badlands Broadcasting Co., Inc •  West Tire & Alignment • Buckmaster Law Offices P. C. • Dakota Financial Services • Connection Church • First Congregational Church • Lynn's Dakotamart (Belle Fourche) • First Gold Hotel & Gaming • Bullock Hotel & Gaming • Croell Redi Mix • Richard Pluimer, a Prof, LLC • Pizza Hut • Black Hill Area Community Foundation • Coca Cola Bottling Company High Country • Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation • WIT Coalition • First Western Insurance 

May Renewals:

The Branding Iron • Beslers Cadillac Ranch • United Methodist Church • Center of the Nation All Car Rally • Rocky Point Recreation Area • International Order of Odd Fellows: Lodge #25 • Le Belle Ballet & More • Prairie Hills Transit • St. Onge Livestock Exchange • Belle Fourche Health Care Community

From the Director...

Are You A Planner?

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  I am sure I don’t need to tell you that June/July is one of the busiest times of the year in our fair city.  We had our first Chamber luncheon last week at the Stadium, and I think I overwhelmed the attendees with information on all that is going on.  Others chimed in with more events and our note papers were full of events, times etc.

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.

Sincerely,

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.