Historic Preservation Opportunities for Belle Fourche Businesses

Owners of historic buildings have opportunities for property tax breaks and possibly even restoration grants.

Belle Fourche and area commercial, public and residential property owners are invited to an informal program opening with a noon no-host lunch with South Dakota State Preservation Office officials at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Branding Iron Social Club on the south side of Belle Fourche.

The state preservation office administers federal and state tax incentive programs, and handles review and compliance issues on historic building architecture.

Belle Fourche currently has a registered historic downtown district, but other structures may qualify for the state and national registers of historic places.

Miss the event? Download the information from the Historical Society here.

Fall Flavors In the Field

      

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October 13 was our first Fall Flavors in the Field event, and we consider it a success. 70 guests were treated to incredible views of the Redwater valley at sunset, and a mouthwatering dinner of Mesquite smoked brisket, applewood pork tenderloin, dutch oven potatoes and more from Old West Dutch Oven Catering Company.

The chamber hopes to make this an annual event as part of Fall Flavors!

Fall Flavors 2017

The fall fun continues! The Fall Flavors October calendar is full of events for you to enjoy in Belle Fourche: Featured events includes PumpkinFestactivities for children and families with competitions including pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving/decorating, a kid friendly Halloween play from the Tri-State Performers, haunted cabin, crafts, vendor fair and more!
 
Check out BlackHillsFallFlavors.com for all the latest news and event information. Download the event calendar HERE

PumpkinFest and Holiday Craft Bazaar Vendor Registration is open: Click HERE

Manufacturers Week 2017

 

Chamber executive director Gary Wood and Deb Brown of Save Your Town

Belle Fourche's 2nd annual Manufacturers Week unfolded October 3-5, with a variety of seminars and events, and noted speaker Deb Brown of Save Your Town.
Tours of empty commercial buildings took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, buildings that included many of the dominating and historic structures in downtown Belle Fourche. Building owners and real estate agents were on hand to answer questions about the buildings, as most on the tour are sale or rent. The Chamber took videos of these tours that can be viewed through the link below.
After the tours, Deb Brown met individually with business owners for some one-on-one consulting on ways to improve and grow their businesses. 
 
Thursday October 5th officially South Dakota Manufacturers Day. Events were held at the Belle Fourche Community Center, and began with a coffee hour at 7:30am. 8th Avenue Bakery provided coffee and fresh donuts. Deb Brown gave two seminars, giving practical advice and simple steps for businesses to implement for a brighter future.
South Dakota secretary of the Department of Labor & Regulation Marsha Hultman then gave a presentation on South Dakota's workforce, manufacturing, and employment.
Small Business Development Center's regional director Dona Leavens and Tim Crawford spoke on the assistance and benefits available to small businesses through the SBDC.
These seminars and presentations are available to view through the link below.
 
After a working luncheon catered by Subway, a group left from the community hall to tour Pipeline Plastics and the Belle Fourche Industrial Arts Center.
Deb Brown met individually with several community groups to discuss ways they can do their parts to improve Belle Fourche while working in harmony.
 
The day ended with a Job Fair & Career Day where fifteen area businesses hosted booths advertising their services and employment opportunities.
 
The Chamber is pleased with the amount of growth Belle Fourche Manufacturers Day/Week has seen in just one year, and we are very encouraged by the turnout and enthusiasm we saw this week towards making Belle Fourche an even better place to live, work, and play.  

Link to Building Tour and Seminar Videos

 
 
 

Community Farmers Market Ends

The hard frost has come and it's time to say goodbye to the farmers market season. The vendors decided that yesterday's market would be the last for this year, and look forward to returning in 2018.
We would like to extend a huge Thank You both to the amazing vendors who pitched their tents each week, and the wonderful people who turned out to support them! We have had a great 2nd year, growing up to an average of ten vendors a week, and we are so encouraged by the amount of support and excitement the Belle Fourche community has shown us.
THANK YOU vendors and THANK YOU Belle Fourche! We will see you all in 2018!

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Keep abreast of weekly happenings and upcoming member events in the community with our convenient printable! 

Printable for the week now available

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New Members

 

McKenzie Hennessey - Keller Williams - Black Hills Realtor

When you're looking for a real estate professional to help you, know that above all else, good agents put their clients first. This is your dream, and your agent is your advocate to help you make your dream come true.

Michelle Watson - Keller Williams - Black Hills Realtor

When you're looking for a real estate professional to help you, know that above all else, good agents put their clients first. This is your dream, and your agent is your advocate to help you make your dream come true.

Willow Creek Tax LLC

Now with two locations to better serve you!

Sunset Motel & RV Park

When you stay at the Sunset Motel & RV Park, you come in as strangers but leave as friends!

Cindy's Cleaning & Restoration

Specializing in home deep cleaning.

Joe Dirt Septic & Drain, LLC

"Sewer or later you'll need us"

Recent Renewing Members

September Renewals: Jackson Dental ● Superior Concrete Solutions ● Stadium Sports Grill ● Black Hills State University ● Black Hills Title ● The Real Estate Center of Spearfish ● CBH Co-Op ● Cenex ● CBH Travel Center ● Black Hills Windshield Repair

October Renewals: Fast Break Screen Printing ● First Congregational Church

Thank you, Special Sponsors!

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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.