City-Wide Spring Clean Up Rummage Sale

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Saturday May 7th, let's get spiffy! Households, businesses, organizations -- all are welcome to join in a city-wide Spring cleaning.

Deadline to register for the City-Wide Spring Clean Up rummage sale is April 25th! Come in and fill out a form for your home or business, or sign up for a booth space behind the Pratt building. We still have a few Garage Sale Kits left! 

 

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

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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.

Thank You Recent Renewing Members

March Renewals:

Sand Creek Printing  •  Morris Law Firm  •  Deadwood Gulch Gaming & Resort  •  The Real Estate Center of Belle Fourche  •  Common Cents Food Stores  •  Jackson Dental  •  Black Hills Vision Care  •  Barker Wilson Law Firm LLP  •  Emmanual Baptist Church  •  Lindstad Alignment, Inc  •  South Side Conoco  •  Suds & Duds  •  High School Rodeo Association •  The Real Estate Center of Spearfish  •  Habeck Trucking, Inc  •  Fresh Future LLC  DBA  Subway—Belle Fourche  •  First Interstate Bank—Belle Fourche  •  Belle Fourche Lion's Club  •  American West Bar & Grille  •  Black Hills State University  •  New Generation Feeds  •  Real Estate Center of Custer  •  Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort  •  Dakota Travel  •  Ring Container Technologies  •  Waste Connections, Inc.  •  Wells Fargo Belle Fourche  •  Reese Property Management  •  Belle Fourche Senior Center  •  Man Cave Cigar & Tobacco Store 

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

From the Director...

Paying Yourself Back!

DirectorGaryWood 

 We live in a day and age where your credit card gives you “points” that you can exchange for cash or goods. Many of you probably take advantage of those “perks” provided by your credit or merchant card.

    Along that line, I’d like you to consider the “points or perks” you reap when you buy from a business in your community.

   One of the “perks” of shopping locally is that people invested in our community often serve our community in a variety of ways. This means that decisions that affect business and customers alike are made by people who live in, invest in, and who will feel the effects of those decisions the most.

   Our businesses are vested in the community and serve the city and area on boards, councils and committees. A lot of what is done in this city is done by business people who care very much about our city and want to see it grow. Yes, so their businesses can grow, but also so that their children and grandchildren have a healthy way of life, their employees are happy here and want to remain in the area, and you the residents of our city have services right here in our community.

   I don’t believe there would be many of us that would want to abdicate our local decision making to someone who isn’t affected by those decisions. When we fail to support local business we lose those businesses in our city and county government, on our school boards, civic committees, churches and volunteer organizations. In the end the community is the loser because business is more than just “brick and mortar” on main street. Businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors and mine. We, as the customer, must recognize that our businesses are really people who contribute much to our community and way of life.

   As I’ve been getting to know the business owners/managers in Belle Fourche I’ve been impressed with their dedication to our community and area. Now, I don’t believe we owe them a living but we are really paying ourselves when we support local business because it comes back to us in a multitude of ways as stated above.

   So the next time you sign up to get “points” from a credit or merchant card, remind yourself that you also get points when you support a local business. I’d like to ask you if you are “getting the points?”

Have a great Spring!

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.