We've had a jam-packed week with a couple successful events! Here is a quick summary of what we've been up to at the Chamber office:
Re-cap: School Board Election Forum
We hosted the annual Meade 46-1 School Board Election Forum and greatly enjoyed hearing from each of the six candidates. Ms. Ruebel-Alberts did a phenomenal job with the questions and moderation, as usual, and I believe those in attendance left feeling much more confident about their choices for the election.
For those that tuned in online - we are so very sorry about the technical difficulties. We are mindful of the need for better audio/visual equipment, and if anyone out there would like to help pitch in or provide guidance, we would be more than grateful! As it was, we hope that even our online viewers gleaned some useful information from the event. Please check out our event coverage in the Black Hills Pioneer and on KBHB Radio's website for a re-cap. Thank you to our press contacts for attending and sharing this information!
Re-cap: Economic Development 101 Lunch & Learn
We gathered a group of about fifteen community members earlier today at the Sturgis Industrial Park to learn about "Economic Development 101" over lunch with Sturgis Economic Development Corporation Director, Amanda Anglin. Amanda led a thoughtful discussion on the purpose and scope of economic development, and outlined Sturgis Economic Development Corporation's past, current, and future initiatives on bettering the community through business acquisition, retention, and expansion, as well as workforce and housing initiatives. Overall, great questions were asked and it was wonderful to get an in-person view of the industrial complex on the western edge of town.
As we move into the third full week of May, please consider attending one or more of our upcoming Chamber events. Details can be found below on a unique upcoming business mixer, a festival booth opportunity, our annual Volksmarch, and a committee in need of new volunteers! Thank you, as always, for your dedication to Sturgis.
Veronica Grosek Executive Director Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau