ABC Ribbon Cutting
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, February 21st from 5pm – 6:30pm for a Chamber Ribbon Cutting at Action for the Betterment of our Community (ABC)! Help us welcome ABC to their new location with the Sturgis Afterschool Program at 1428 Short Track Road in Sturgis. There will be projects on display from the kids and tours of the new facility! Take this opportunity to learn about their plans moving forward and support a great organization.

Date: Thursday, 2/21

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location: 1428 Short Track Rd. Sturgis, SD

Community Showcase
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The annual Community Showcase event is scheduled for Thursday March 21, 2019 from 5-7pm at the Sturgis Community Center!

This FREE event is an opportunity to learn more about non-profit and healthcare organizations that do great work in our community. Mark your calendar to stop by and take advantage of everything they have to offer – they will be highlighting their missions and projects, distributing information, and promoting healthy living and volunteerism in the area. There will also be a Chili & Soup Supper competition – try them all and vote for your favorite for $5/person!

Special thanks to Northern Hills Federal Credit Union and Black Hills Energy for sponsoring the 2019 Community Showcase! If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact us.

Sturgis City Council & Mayoral Election Forum
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s time to vote for our Sturgis City Council Members and Mayor!

The Chamber is hosting a City Council & Mayoral Election Forum on Tuesday, March 26th. This event is open to the public – please join us to hear from existing Council Members and new candidates as well our current Mayor and new mayoral candidate on topics that matter in our community! Special thanks to Francie Ruebel-Alberts for moderating the event.


Home-Based Business Mixer
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re teaming up with Sturgis Economic Development and The Local to bring a Home-Based Business Mixer to Sturgis!

Do you work from home? Enjoy your days working in PJ’s? It’s pretty great, however, maybe you miss having “coworkers” – those individuals who understand what it’s like to also work at home.

We’re putting on this mixer to celebrate those who work from home and give you all a platform to connect and meet the community! Join us for some networking, some cocktails and connection with other locals who work from home.

2019 Chamber Awards Banquet
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our 2019 Chamber Awards Banquet is right around the corner on April 4th (details coming soon!), and we are now accepting nominations!

Please visit our Nomination Form to make as many nominations as you wish. The full list of nominations will be reviewed by a committee to select final recipients. This year’s awards include:

  • Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Pride Award
  • Employee of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Retail Business of the Year
  • Service Business of the Year
  • Hospitality Business of the Year
  • Manufacturing Business of the Year
  • Sponsor of the Year
  • Key City Award

Each award’s description can be found on the Nomination Form. Thank you for nominating the businesses and individuals you feel are most deserving of these honors!

Sturgis Spring City-Wide Yard Sale
May 4 all-day

Pick up a map on the Chamber Events tab or at 2040 Junction Avenue! Over fifty yard sales going on across town!

Sturgis Volksmarch: Historic Deadman Canyon
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Start Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Finish Time: 2:00pm

Description: The 2019 Sturgis Volksmarch will take participants into Deadman Canyon on a historic journey to the old dams along Alkali Creek that supplied water to the city of Sturgis. Due to safety concerns, these dams were decommissioned decades ago and are now in ruins or silted in. Hikers can enjoy a hike through a shaded gorge amongst the area’s famous Ponderosa Pine trees – both the 5k and 10k options may include shallow creek crossings, depending on the weather. The trailhead information booth will provide additional information and photos surrounding the history of the dams along the Volksmarch trail the day of the event. This is a walk/run at your own pace event.

Start Point: Red Cut Road Parking Lot (the old archery range parking area off Elk Road – coordinates 44.394872, -103.523029)

Directions: From I-90, take exit 30 into Sturgis. Travel west on Lazelle St. (towards Boulder Canyon/Deadwood) for about 0.3 miles and take a left onto Moose Drive just after the BJ’s Country Store gas station. Follow Moose Drive for approximately 1.4 miles until you reach Elk Road. Turn right onto Elk Road and follow it around a sharp “L” corner for a total of 0.7 miles until you see a gravel road on your right. Turn right onto the gravel road and follow it a short distance to a gravel parking lot. This is the starting point (map coordinates: 44.394872, -103.523029).

Fee: $3 per person.

10k/5k Options: Yes, both will be marked.

Wheelchair/Stroller Accessible: No

Water Available: Yes, the Sturgis Chamber will have water coolers the day of the event. There are no running water facilities.

Restrooms Available: No. However, the trailhead is on the edge of Sturgis and not far from restroom facilities by car.

Pets Allowed: Yes, please keep pets on leashes.

Contact Information:
Phone: (605) 347-2556

Chamber Ribbon Cutting: The Hotel Sturgis
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Hotel Sturgis is ready for a Ribbon Cutting! Join the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce at their newly-renovated downtown building (1144 Main Street) at 3:00pm on Friday, June 14th to officially welcome them to the community!

Chamber Mixer: Paula Rae Studio + The Local
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Emily Costopoulos, owner of The Local is co-hosting a Chamber Mixer with Paula Rae, owner of Paula Rae Studio.

About Paula Rae Studio:

Paula Rae is a local artist using vibrant colors, flowing movement, and a quiet elegance in her fluid abstract art. The work arouses curiosity, engages the viewer, and would make a lovely addition to your home or office.

A variety of work will be on display during the Mixer at The Local, as well as an opportunity for attendees to experience fluid acrylic painting first hand on a small 4”x4” wood (mdf) coaster. Paula will have samples of the color combinations and walk you through the process, providing several demonstrations throughout the evening.

About The Local:

The Local is the space you’re missing in your business or professional development. It’s a network of other entrepreneurs & professionals looking to connect and collaborate in a bigger way. Join us for our monthly networking events or continuous learning workshops to see how a rising tide really does lift all boats.

See you at the Chamber Mixer! 

Chamber Ribbon Cutting: White Canvas Art Co.
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a Chamber Ribbon Cutting event at White Canvas Art Co.! We will be welcoming them to their brand new location at 1060 Main Street in Sturgis on Friday, June 28th at 5:00pm.