Spring has sprung here in Belle Fourche.  It is wonderful to see the green grass again, and fresh lambs and calves in the fields. Spring activity is taking place all over the county.

The Chamber ended the first quarter welcoming twenty new members and receiving seventy one renewals, for a total membership of two hundred thirty.  We are grateful to all our members for their support!

Thanks to additional radio sponsors, the Chamber radio report on the Country Twins (KBFS 1450 am & KYDT FM at 103.1) can now be heard not only on Tuesday 8:50 a.m. but also Thursday 8:50 a.m.  If community members have special events, please let the Chamber office know and we will be glad to announce them.

We also want to remind everyone that our W2BF (Welcome to Belle Fourche) website has been updated for the summer months. You can visit it at: www.w2bf.com. As spring progresses and summer arrives, Belle Fourche will be welcoming more visitors and this is a handy tool for them. W2BF cards with a QR code are available at the Chamber.  Come by the Chamber office and pick up some cards for your summer visitors.

Our April Chamber luncheon is Wednesday the 12th, 12pm at the Branding Iron. David Ollila, Sheep Field Specialist with SDSU, will be our featured speaker as part of the Chamber’s 2017 campaign ‘We Produce – Lamb’.  This luncheon is in conjunction with SDSU’s field promotion taking place that day in Butte County and participants in the field day will be joining us for lunch. In March the Chamber received a $750.00 grant from the American Lamb Board for our promotion of lamb in our area.  This luncheon featured lamb kabobs and was held at the Branding Iron meeting room.