Chamber Member Holiday Open House

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In appreciation of all our wonderful Chamber Members, we are hosting a Holiday Open House here at the Chamber office. We'll have festive snacks and beverages. Please stop on by to say hello and allow us a chance to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in person!

A Good Way to Start the Season!

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The Chamber wishes to thank all who helped make the Holiday Craft Bazaar and Light Up the Night not only possible, but a good time for all!

The Holiday Craft Bazaar saw approximately 500 shoppers over both days, while Light Up the Night drew an estimated 600 - 800 people downtown. None of this would have been possible without the hard work of a number of individuals volunteering their time and talents - Thank you!

Thank you to the Belle Fourche community for turning out and supporting these events!

Chamber Business of the Week: Richard A. Plumier, Attorney

bhteam-pic-10-20-16 Owner Renee Bisgaard has been a licensed Realtor since 1981. Renee has been married to Rod Bisgaard for 32 years and they have three children together: Marti, Brady and Bricee. Bisgaard started her real estate journey by opening Century 21, Dakota Belle, Inc., and ran it for approximately 18-20 years before deciding to sell it. She then worked as a realtor for Century 21 for an additional seven years before forging a new path by creating Black Hills Team.
When asked what set her business apart, Bisgaard cited her Team. "I have a wonderful, committed staff who will go above and beyond to serve our clients. (…We) love working with clients and matching people to properties. There is no property too small or income too low that we can’t work with. I believe in this business and I believe in the 'American Dream' of home ownership for all."

Download Our Weekly Printable

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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 November 28 - December 4 now available

To download .pdf, click HERE.

 

Manufacturers Day & Industrial Rail Park Dedication

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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!
 
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 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

Runnings Grand Opening

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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.

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:

 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.

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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. 

 

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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.

Fast Break Screen Printing

For all you custom screen printing an embroidery needs!

Thank You Recent Renewing Members

October Renewals: CBH Cooperative • A & B Business Equipment • Stereo’s & Stuff  • South Park Lanes • St. James Lutheran Church • Bunney’s Body & Collision Repair • Jumpin’ Jacks/Mid-America Travel Plaza

November Renewals: Quik Signs • Black Hills Pioneer • Spearfish Eye Care Center • Tanglewood Apartments 

From the Director...

Are You A Planner?

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 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.

Sincerely,

Gary Wood
Executive Chamber Director

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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.