Thursdays in Belle Fourche

Community Pie Social | Thursdays 3-4pm Rail Park (619 State St)

It's Pie O'clock somewhere! Come enjoy a slice of pie and cup of coffee with friends at Rail Park (619 State St) every Thursday throughout the summer. New pie varieties and flavors every week!

 

Thursdays 4-6pm at the Roosevelt Grounds (1010 State St)

Fresh grown produce ∙ Locally raised farm goods ∙ homemade baked goods, jams & preserves ∙ handcrafted items & more!  Every Thursday, June 20 - September 26. (In case of inclement weather, the Farmers Market will move into the Roosevelt's gym.)

 

Hometown Thursdays | 6-9pm Downtown State St.

Good Music + Good Food = Great Fun! Bring your chair and your family & friends - eat some food, have a cold drink and listen to some awesome LIVE FREE Music each Thursday night in downtown Belle Fourche. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. starting in June.

June Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

Dirt Road Boutique - Owner Rebecca Hamilton

American West Plaza, Suite C (1807 5th Ave.) Belle Fourche

Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for Dirt Road Boutique! Welcome to the Belle Fourche business community!

Silver Lining - Belle Fourche Senior Citizens Center

826 Kingsbury St. Belle Fourche

Ribbon cutting & Grand Re-opening of Silver Lining Belle Fourche Senior Citizens Center! Then the seniors had a blast and danced the night away with the Center's 1st Annual Senior Prom!
The Center has fun weekly activities and programs, from fitness and nutrition classes to coffee & caramel rolls, plus dine-in lunches by Meals On Wheels! If you are 45+, there has never been a better time to become a member!

New Members

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!

 

Dirt Road Studio

Photography and boutique studio. Open Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-3pm

 

Western Dakota Waste Solutions

Industrial tire disposal service.

 

Wells Plumbing & Farm Supplies

For all your plumbing, irrigation, electrical supply needs and more!

 

The Leaky Pot Café

Drive-thru / Dine-in Coffee House serving espresso based drinks, a variety of teas, soups, bagels, sandwiches, and desserts.

 

Recent Renewing Members

June Renewals: • Ross Equipment Rentals • Life Light Creative • Tri-State Realty Inc. • Branding Iron Steakhouse • Northern Hills Training Center • Keller-Williams - Black Hills • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country • The Olive Branch • Tri-State Livestock News • Historic Roosevelt Events Center • Center of the Nation Concert Series

July Renewals: Moxie Marketing of the Midwest • Norlin Marine and Recreation LLC • Turbiville Industrial Electric • Besler's Cadillac Ranch • Dakota Home & Ranch Real Estate LLC • A & B Business Solutions • Dakota Lumber • Bear Country USA

 

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.