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.)

Fall Flavors in Belle Fourche

Shop, Eat, Stay & Play in Belle Fourche this Fall!

Fall Flavors has been designed to bring flavor and fun to Belle Fourche during September and October! Features will include Fall Flavors food displays, menu selections & reservation-only dinners at participating restaurants, cooking demonstrations and cook-offs. Belle Fourche grocers will offer various Fall Flavors Selection items and samples throughout their stores. Non-food related businesses are getting in on the fun, too, with Art Classes, Skill Demonstrations, Fall Flavors Sales, and more!  Check out the calendar for a full listing.

Go to www.BlackHillsFallFlavors.com for the full calendar of events and event details!

September Le Belle Marché Indoor Market

September Le Belle Marché Indoor Market

Saturday, September 14 | 9am-4pm

Roosevelt Event Center Gym 1010 State St. Belle Fourche

Come shop local crafters, bakers, artists, vendors and more! With new vendors every market, there's bound to be something for everyone!

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.

 

Riverfront Broadcasting LLC / Eagle Country Radio

Riverfront Broadcasting is a privately owned company with radio stations in Spearfish, Rapid City, Yankton, and Pierre, South Dakota.

Recent Renewing Members

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

August Renewals: Center of the Nation Wool, Inc. • Drug Screening Services LLC • United Way of the Black Hills •South Dakota Department of Revenue • Jackson Dental • State Farm Insurance - Duke Boston Agency Inc. • Belle Fourche Soccer Association •D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives • Green Bean Coffeehouse - Belle Fourche

 

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.