May Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

Designs By Daphne Gallery - Owner Daphne Johnson

Located at 614 State St. in the former Butte County Post building.

This month we welcomed Designs By Daphne Gallery to the Chamber and the downtown Belle Fourche business district!

 

100th Black Hills Roundup signage available now!

In celebration of the Black Hills Roundup 100th Year Celebration this year, Revitalize Belle Fourche has created sign & banner designs for our local businesses to print and display.

- Poster size is 3 ft wide x 4 ft high (or smaller)
- Banner size is 5 ft wide x 3 ft high.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of either file, click here to download >> https://bit.ly/2GBV150

Additionally for our Belle Fourche residents we have yard signs for the 100th Black Hills Roundup! Double-sided signs with stakes are available for a $15 donation (payable to City of Belle Fourche).

You may pick signs up at any of the following locations:
- Chamber of Commerce (1010 State St,)
- Belle Fourche Beacon (620 State St.)
- The Olive Branch (501 State St.)
- City Hall (511 6th Ave)

Proceeds from the signs will go to fund the purchase of similarly designed pole banners for along the parade route and along the length of Hwy 85 / 5th Avenue in town.

Please note, when you do display your sign, please make sure it is on your property and not in the city owned easements. Any signs displayed in those areas may be taken down by the city.

June Le Belle Marché Indoor Market

Le Belle Marché Indoor Market
Saturday, June 8th 9am-4pm
Roosevelt Events Center Gym, 1010 State St. Belle Fourche

Shop a large variety local crafters, bakers, artists, and market vendors at Belle Fourche's indoor market!

Are you market vendor? Hurry and register by clicking the link below, spaces are filling fast! Vendor Sign Up

Chamber Annual Meeting & Soirée

Taste of Belle Fourche: Chamber Annual Meeting & Soirée

Thursday, March 28 5:30pm at Community Hall

What a night! Thank you everyone who turned out last night for our third annual 'Taste of Belle Fourche'! We had a full house and a wonderful evening of food, fun, and fellowship!

Congratulations to the Chamber Awards honorees:
• Faye Kennedy Volunteer Award: MARY BUCHHOLZ
• Retail Business of the Year: Dakota Lumber
• Service Business of the Year: BUNNEY'S BODY & COLLISION REPAIR
• Employer of the Year: ST. ONGE LIVESTOCK
• Community Pride Award: COWBOYS TOO
• Lifetime Achievement Award: WAYNE LINDSTAD - Lindstad Alignment

A huge THANK YOU to the crews that brought us a Taste of Belle Fourche - 8th Avenue Bakery, American West Grill, Crossroads at Mid-America Travel Plaza, Dairy Queen, Mona Mia's Divine Delights, Patty's Place, and Subway! The food was fabulous! Thank you for all your hard work and helping make the soiree a success!

Thank you also to our wonderful and tireless Chamber volunteers and board members that helped pull it all off.

The Chamber is looking forward to an exciting and full 2019!

New Members

Woelber Excavating LLC

Residential excavation, Rural water systems, Basements, Septic systems, Roads & Driveways

 

Heartland Home Health, LLC

Heartland Home Health is a home care agency serving the entire Northern Black Hills Region.

 

Belle Flowers Design & Decor

We are ready to help you with your flowers for any occasion. We offer both fresh or silks.

Designs By Daphne Gallery

Refinished and redesigned quality furniture and decor.

 

Gayle's Show Box & Boots

A fun mercantile with everything from clothing & boots to equine and pet supplies in Newell, SD.

Blue Spruce Coffee Truck

Blue Spruce Coffee Truck was created with love for our community. Our Coffee Truck is working with local businesses to source our goods and local charities to give back to the very same community that we love so much. Bookings available for your special event!

Recent Renewing Members

April Renewals: West Tire & Alignment • First Gold Gaming Resort • Black Hills Team • Richard Pluimer, Attorney, A Prof. LLC • Miller-Magee Post 32 • Connection Church • Crazy Horse Memorial • Grap's Burgers & Brews • Wells Fargo • First Western Insurance • DFS Insurance • Rushmore Parking Lot Striping • Croell • Lynn's Dakotamart • Center of the Nation All Car Rally • Belle Fourche Country Club

May Renewals: Riverside Campground • Belle Fourche Family Chiropractic • Belle Fourche Livestock Market • New Heart Fitness • South Dakota State Auditor • West River Transit Authority • Ski's Pizzeria • South Dakota Beef Council • Heidi Lewis, RE/MAX Realtor • Belle Fourche United Methodist Church

 

The Belle Fourche Chamber is proud to partner with the American Lamb Board and the South Dakota Beef Industry Council to support and promote lamb and beef production in the Belle Fourche area.

From the Executive Director...

 April 1, 2019

With Shopko closing, our city and area has been astir with questions about where are we going to shop now?  What will replace Shopko?  Can you think back to how you shopped before we had Shopko or Pamida?  We must have got along alright before those box stores came along, and that makes me think.  We’ve all been trained in the “one stop shop” element of box stores but I want to suggest to you that you go back to the way things used to be, when you went to different business in town to pick up many of the things that your one stop shopping at Shopko provided.  In fact much of what you got at Shopko you can still get here in town, just at a different business. 

The fact is the retail landscape is changing, not just here but nationwide and we must ask ourselves what we want the future of shopping local to look like and invest in it now. If we shift all our shopping we used to do at Shopko to online orders, how will that effect us further down the road. Will it help? Or will it eventually cause more local businesses to close? 

Now, in this case our Shopko closing was because of a larger cooperate issue, but the implications are the same. If we want a more vibrant and active town, more variety in retail and service options, and more fun events tomorrow, we have to start investing in what we have today.

I want to encourage you to start scouting out our businesses for the items you need, and to start conversations with the owners. Tell them what you need or wish was available and see if they can start carrying it for you. Many of the Chamber member business owners I have spoken to are very willing and would welcome your suggestions.

One thing we will miss is the ability to park our vehicles, especially with stock trailers attached in the large parking lot.  As a city we have some parking for such vehicles along the railroad tracks within a short walking distance of downtown.  Are there other places?  Let’s open some parking for our customers please by moving owner/employees vehicles off main streets.  Point out to our customers areas available for parking, like the lot next to the old city hall one half-block off of State street.

A word to our businesses.  Advertise what you carry that your customers can no longer go to Shopko to get. Let them know it’s still available locally!  Beyond that I’d encourage you to consider picking up product lines that are necessities (that fit in with your business), and will continue to service our community with the essentials that we all need for our daily lives. Ask your customers what they wish they could still purchase here in town for ideas. Start conversations, start building relationships, start strengthening your business.

Yes, we’ve lost Shopko, but we have not lost our business community.  

Let’s go shopping in our businesses!  Give them a chance to show you what they have.  Let’s form some new habits in the way things used to be.

 

- Gary Wood

Chamber Executive 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.