101st Black Hills Roundup is On!
LET'S RODEO! The City of Belle Fourche and the BHR Committee would like to invite you to the 101st Black Hills Roundup June 30 - July 4, 2020!
Steps are being taken to provide a safe and fun event for everyone - spectators, athletes, staff and volunteers alike. Special procedures will include disinfecting the grandstands after each rodeo performance, and having a longer parade route so spectators have more room for social distancing. Signs outlining the protocols will be prominently displayed on the grounds.
We look forward to another great year of rodeo with the 101st Black Hills Roundup!
Get your tickets now at BlackHillsRoundup.com
Click HERE for the full event schedule
2020 BHR Grand Parade Theme: Remember WHY it's the 4th of July
Click HERE for parade route, float entry forms, and further details
Visit www.BlackHillsRoundup.com for more information and updates.
Chamber Welcomes Two New Board Members
The Chamber Board is excited to welcome two new fantastic members to our board to fill existing vacancies.
First, Daphne Johnson, of Designs by Daphne Gallery is joining our board. Please read her bio below:
Daphne Johnson retired from the State of Michigan in 2018 after nearly 30 years of service. She held a number of positions including Assistant Attorney General, Legal Administrator for the Department of Corrections, and Deputy Director for the Talent Investment Agency. She is a licensed attorney in MI since 2000. She served as an Advisor to the Standing Committee on Character & Fitness for the State Bar of Michigan for 13 years. And, she received an award from the Attorney General and many letters of commendation from the Governor and Lt. Governor.
Since retirement, Daphne and her husband Paul fulfilled their dream of moving to the Black Hills. They are co-owners of Designs by Daphne Gallery on State Street in Belle Fourche. She is excited to pursue the passions instilled in her by her father for artistic expression, woodworking, and entrepreneurship. Daphne is also very passionate about helping special needs children in Western South Dakota and has been a Lifescape Foundation Volunteer since 2010.
Daphne earned a BA in Psychology from Michigan State University (MSU), an Associate Degree in Business from Lansing Community College, a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University, and a Juris Doctor from MSU.
Secondly, Andy Bears, of the Belle Fourche Country Club, is also joining our board. Please read his bio below:
Andy Bears grew up in nearby Hulett, Wy, where golf has been Andy’s passion since age 10. He grew up playing golf at Devil’s Tower Golf Club where his parents operated the on-site restaurant. His love of the game translated into a degree from the Golf Academy of Arizona in 2007 and into his position now as the Club Golf Pro and Manager of the Belle Fourche Country Club. Andy loves watching others experience fun with the game. He is an all-around golf advocate and he shares his love of the game by encouraging and instructing any and all who ask. In his role at the Belle Fourche Country Club, Andy enjoys tremendously the people of Belle Fourche, stating, “They’re my kind of people!” He is excited to bring his enthusiasm and experience to the Belle Fourche Chamber to help the community as much as possible. In his own words, “The Belle Fourche Country Club is important to the community of Belle Fourche and likewise, the people, the businesses, the entire community of Belle Fourche is important to all of us at the Country Club as well.”
Lastly, we are also seeking a new Director for the Chamber. Please expect to see the job opening posted in the near future. Change is hard, but change is also good. All of us on the board are excited for what the future holds for our organization and our great little town. We are truly blessed to live in a small community that pulls together when the going gets rough. Thank you again to all who continue to make Belle Fourche a great place to live and work!
Resources for Businesses on COVID-19
The Chamber has complied a list of resources on COVID-19 including a useful tool kit from the US Chamber of Commerce in effort to help you navigate these coming weeks. Follow this link for:
- Guidance for Employers
- Workplace Tips
- Survey on Business Impact
- Resilience in a Box Toolkit to build a plan
- SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses impacted by Coronavirus
- + More
Belle Fourche is OPEN for Business!
Belle Fourche is OPEN for Business! Check out this website - www.ShopInBelle.com - created to help you navigate which businesses are remaining open and/or making special accommodations such as sales, online shopping, reduced hours, or lobby closures.
This is an active list and more business and shopping information is being added by the day.
BUSINESSES: Get your changes and specials listed! Click the link on the website to submit your details. (This listing is not just for Chamber members, this is for everyone!)
Chamber Events Postponed UFN
All Chamber sponsored mixers and events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. Follow us on Facebook or Subscribe to our email list for future updates and news!
5 Ways to Support Local Business from Home
With everyone's mind on the coronavirus, this is going to be a challenging time for our businesses during an already typically slow season in the year.
Here are 5 things you can do to continue to support local businesses from home!
Buy A Gift Card: Purchase a gift card or certificate now and cash in on it later! This helps small businesses keep money flowin' through the next 1-2 months and gives consumers a great reason to be local when it's finally time to gather collectively again.
Shop Online or Over the Phone: See something you like on Facebook or Instagram? Call and order over the phone or take advantage of the local businesses with e-commerce via websites. Order from your favorite restaurants and retailers online - have food delivered to your office or items shipped to your home. Many local businesses also have the option to pick up at the door or curb.
Leave A Review: Can't drop the cash now but still want to make sure your favorite local businesses are feelin' the love? Leave a review online and make sure others know just how much our small businesses mean to our community.
Promote Social Media: Like, comment, and share posts from local small businesses. Help them increase their social media engagement so the next time they promote an event or new menu item or special sale, more folks can see it!
Subscribe: Be the first to know about special tickets on sale, new events, in-store specials, and news from your favorite local businesses by subscribing to their e-newsletter. Help them grow their following by sharing it with your friends and colleagues.
When you shop and dine local, even remotely, you invest local. One of the best ways to build our vibrant community, in spite of economic and social concerns, is to support the growth of our small, locally owned businesses.
Providing packing and moving services of all types. We take the stress out of moving. You call, we haul! Fully licensed and insured.
Western Clothing and Boots to fit your Western lifestyle. Get the quality you deserve!
We are your RadioShack dealer, we have computer sales and service. A repair center for mobile devices and more!
Looking to buy or sell real estate in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota or Wyoming? Let me simplify the process for you. From homes to land to businesses – and everything in between!
The Cheyenne Crossing offers a delicious dining experience, a gift shop, small grocery area, a 3-bedroom lodge, catering and Dave's Heifer Dust Spice Blend.
The purpose of the Mount Rushmore Area Association of REALTORS® is to further the interests of home ownership and other real property ownership among our citizens.
We are a full service John Deere Dealership offering Sales, Parts, Service & AMS products.
Wolff’s Plumbing and Heating prides itself on quality finished projects and excellent customer service throughout the building process. We appreciate every one of our customers and enjoy helping in any way we can. We are a family owned business that values our employees and their families.
Recent Renewing Members
April Renewals: Common Cents • Dakota Financial Services • Croell Inc. • Connection Church • HUB International • Crazy Horse Memorial • Richard Pluimer, a Prof. LLC • St. Onge Livestock • Pizza Hut
May Renewals: Belle Fourche Livestock Market • West Tire & Alignment • The Olive Branch • The Leaky Pot Cafe • Highmark Credit Union • Belle Fourche Country Club • United Methodist Church • Rocky Point Recreation Area • Besler's Cadillac Ranch • Prairie Hills Transit • Hersruds of Belle Fourche • Lynn's Dakotamart • Designs By Daphne Gallery
Chamber Office Hours
The Chamber office will reopen Monday, May 4th under slightly shortened hours: 10am-2pm!
Keeping everyone's health still in mind, we encourage that all nonessential contact continue to be made over the phone or via email and our website.
If you do need to stop in, we will have hand sanitizer available and continue to disinfect door handles and other surfaces frequently.
Support Local Businesses
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.
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.