Coming Soon: FALL FLAVORS

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Check out the FALL FLAVORS WEBSITE for details and event dates!

Belle Fourche Country Club Ribbon Cutting

 

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If you haven't had a chance yet, stop by and enjoy the new patio addition at the Belle Fourche Country Club. A huge thank you goes out to the Belle Fourche Country Club board and the social committee for the completion of the project. In addition, thank you to the club members who participated in all the social committee events hosted to make this project possible. Club improvements continue to be the focus for all Social Committee events.

The handcrafted, timber frame was built by the Axe and Chisel Homestead, operated by TR and Bethany Hill. The project could not have been completed without the countless number of volunteer hours from both members and non-members of the club. Thank you to all board members, social committee members, and community members who came to support the ribbon cutting!

Pam Lange

Chamber Business of the Week: Dairy Queen

5796743c2c59f.image Dairy Queen in Belle Fourche is all about fun, friends and family. It's a special outing destination after concerts and sporting events, and an at-home destination with cakes and dilly bars for birthdays and celebrations. Dairy Queen has a variety of food and treats sure to please any customer. 
Owners Craig and Tara Knapp both worked at the Buffalo Jump Saloon in Beulah, Wyo., where they met the previous Dairy Queen owner, Don Schuh. Schuh convinced Craig and Tara the Dairy Queen in Belle Fourche was a perfect opportunity for them to own a business in the community in which they lived. 
 
Craig grew up in Hulett, Wyo. Tara grew up in Pierre, S.D. Both attended Black Hills State University, where they both graduated. Prior to working at Dairy Queen, Tara worked at the Belle Fourche Middle School as a language arts teacher. Craig had his own construction company and previously worked at Dakota Lumber. 
 Dairy Queen is the perfect destination for the $5 lunch. 
"At DQ in Belle Fourche, we strive to make every customer a fan of our delicious food and tasty treats every time they visit Dairy Queen," Tara said. 
 

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Keep Up-to-Date With Our Weekly Printables!

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

Printable for the week of August 22 - 28 now available

To download .pdf, click HERE.

 

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:

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.

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Cory's Tire Factory

How do we stay small and sell big? It's simple: years of experience. At Tri-State Tire and Auto, our mission is to offer you the latest in parts and products at the best prices, and with unparalleled service. We pledge our best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you try us, we're sure you'll be back for more!

img_dlr_logo SD Department of Labor and Regulation

Our mission is to promote economic opportunity and financial security for individuals and businesses through quality, responsive and expert services; fair and equitable employment solutions; and safe and sound business practices. 

0930 20727269 New Games.pdf The Lodge at Deadwood

The Lodge at Deadwood brings you some of the best lodging, dining, and casino entertainment in the Northern Black Hills! Explore the million-acre recreational playground right outside our doors. Then stay, dine, play, and experience everything this historic town has to offer. Visit us year-round in Deadwood, South Dakota. 

Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 1.01.23 PM SDT Advocation Services

Our mission is to provide support, advice, and education to Service Dog Handlers, Families, and Professionals about the rights and responsibilities of using a Service Dog or Emotional Support Animal. To advocate for Service Dog Teams as it pertains to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Housing Authority laws, as well as assisting businesses and the public in better understanding their role in aiding the disabled with the goal of living a more full and independent life as a whole.

Love That Shoppe Love That Shoppe

One of the largest antique dealers in South Dakota and soon to expand! Love That Shoppe is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind items & collectables, and has been a fixture in downtown Belle Fourche for 25 years. Owner Betty has 30+ years of buying-and-selling antiques experience. 

Thank You Recent Renewing Members

July Renewals:

Bear Country USA • Century 21 Spearfish Realty • Redwater Eye Care • Dakota Lumber • Eagle Sales of the Black Hills • Turbiville Industrial Electric Works • Reptile Gardens • State Farm Insurance • Laura McNally, CPA

August Renewals:

PSI Family Limited • Belle Fourche Youth Soccer • Black Hills Roundup • Neighborhood Housing Service • Center of the Nation Wool • Green Bean Coffeehouse • Rainbow International 

From the Director...

Are You A Planner?

DirectorGaryWood 

  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.