SDCEDC Winter 2020 Conference

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Name: SDCEDC Winter 2020 Conference
Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join us at the South Dakota Chamber and Economic Development Council's winter conference and participate in the following discussions
  • Fundraising
  • Main Streets
  • Housing
  • Workforce

SDCEDC was formed for the purpose of promoting education and professional growth of its members in management techniques and principles of economic, industrial and community development.  SDCEDC serves as a forum for the analysis and advocacy of issues and programs affecting the business climate in South Dakota and the communication of its positions with South Dakota's state and local leaders. 

US Chamber Institute and Economic Development Institute Scholarship Brochure and Scholarship Application
  -- The application for must be downloaded, completed and returned by email (, fax (605-224-7198) or mail (SDCEDC, PO Box 1056, Pierre, SD  57501).


SDCEDC members may receive only one scholarship during a calendar year. (Further conditions apply.) Members may apply for $500 scholarships to attend any professional training opportunity so long as it is recognized as a prerequisite in becoming a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).  Members may also apply for $100 scholarships to attend SDCEDC Conferences (two scholarships available per conference.)

Up to three $500 scholarships are awarded at the spring and winter conferences. They are offered based on the size of operational budgets.

Effective December 2015, the following operational budget formula shall apply.
  • Less than or equal to $300,000: May apply for a scholarship during each year of the designated program per individual/organization.
  • $300,001 to $750,000: May apply for a scholarship for two years of the designated program per individual/organization.
  • $750,001 and greater: May apply for one year of the designated program per individual/organization.
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to report on their training experience at the earliest possible conference either in person or by phone.
For additional training program information, contact the following.

Economic Development Institute
University of Oklahoma

Institute for Organization Management
Center for Leadership Development
SDCEDC Conferences

South Dakota Chamber & Economic
Development Council
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Pierre, South Dakota

A room block has been established under the name Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SD) -- SDCEDC.  The room rate is $99, plus applicable taxes.  Guests must call the hotel directly to make reservations - 605-224-6877.
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Start time:  12 Noon (CST)


Featuring a Discussion of Fundraising by Nate Welch, SDCEDC Board President and President/CEO, Vermillion Chamber and Development Company
MAIN STREET PANEL:  Community Grants and Best Practices
Featuring:  Kevin Kuchenbecker, Historic Deadwood and Steve Watson, ISG Group
HOUSING / INDUSTRIAL PARKS:  What Developers Look for and Opportunity Zones

Featuring:  Hult Homes of Casper, Wyoming;   Alex Smith, US Department of Commerce and Mandy Sutton, CPA, Eide Bailly
WORKFORCE:  Programs and Successes

Featuring:  Build Dakota Program and Successful Industry Partners
An opportunity for deeper discussion on the day?s topics in an informal setting

The 2020 Officers of SDCEDC are:

President: Nate Welch, Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Co.
Vice President: Laurie Shelton, Huron Area Chamber & Visitors Bureau
Treasurer: Mark Vaux, Mitchell Area Chamber and Area Development Corp.
Secretary: Kevin Wagner, Deadwood Economic Development Corp.
At Large Director: Amanda Anglin, Sturgis Economic Development Corp.
Past President: Rita Anderson, DeSmet Development Corp.
Contact Information:
Mary Anne Boyd VP Program Services South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry 605-260-8215
$25 per person
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