Business of the Week: Northern Hills FCU


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


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.


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!



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.



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

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!

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.

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...

Paying Yourself Back!


 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.