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Where the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce shares helpful tips, tricks, articles and resources for the Pierre - Fort Pierre business community. The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is an active membership organization that has served the Pierre and Fort Pierre communities since origination as the Pierre Citizens Union in 1881. The Chamber promotes prosperity, growth, and our way of life in the lower Oahe region.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
SBA COVID-19 Updates for SD Economic Ecosystem Partners

Last week, after over a year of operation and serving more than eight million small businesses across the U.S., funding for the bi-partisan Paycheck Protection Program has been exhausted. Some of the questions we’re receiving include:

Jamie L. Wood, South Dakota SBA District Director

Monday, May 10, 2021
Regional Economic Conditions for Ninth District Businesses

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis's Regional Outreach team surveyed businesses across the Ninth District to gauge recent economic activity and the near-term outlook of firms in various sectors. Ron Wirtz, Regional Outreach director, discussed the latest results forma mid-April survey of firms. Ron covered current business conditions, continuing effects of the pandemic, and the near-term outlook of district firms.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
May 2021 Membership Report

Membership Report from the Pierre Area Chamber's May 2021 Newsletter.

Katie Johnson, Membership Director

Monday, May 3, 2021
May 2021 CVB Report

Convention & Visitors Bureau Report from the Pierre Area Chamber's May 2021 Newsletter

Tia Kafka, Convention & Visitors Bureau Director

Thursday, April 29, 2021
May 2021 Pierre Mayor's Report

Pierre Mayor's Report from the Pierre Area Chamber's May 2021 Newsletter

Steve Harding, Pierre Mayor

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
May 2021 New Member

New members of the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce in April 2021, included in the May Newsletter.

Katie Johnson, Membership Director

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
May 2021 Capital City Economy

Capital City Economy from the Pierre Area Chamber's May 2021 Newsletter.

Jim Protexter, PEDCO COO

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Designing The First 15 Feet of Your Store

They say that you only get one chance to make a first impression, and nowhere is that more important than in the retail industry. You'll need to draw customers into your store from the moment they step foot inside, and this requires care and attention to detail when planning the entrance to your shop. Here's what you'll need to consider.

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Monday, April 26, 2021
Shop #Loyal2Local and Save

Celebrate May Day with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce by shopping our May Day Extravaganza promotion and support local businesses. Graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays and wedding gifts can all be found at the click of a mouse on PierreArea.ShopWhereILive.com; you’ll find summer clothes, treats, electronics, gift cards and so much more!

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Monday, April 19, 2021
25 Marketing Questions You Nee to Ask Yourself Today

If recovery is right around the corner, now is the ideal time to revisit your marketing strategy and plan. Making critical changes now can bring you into alignment to make the most of recovery. Plus, it’s possible the needs and desires of your target audience have changed. These questions are easily answered but implementing the answers/solutions takes more planning. It’s a lot of work now but once you put it in, you’ll be glad you did.

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce