September 2021 President's Report
One year ago, I could sit in my office and go hours without getting a single phone call or seeing another person. It felt like the world had pushed pause. What a change a year can make. As I sit here, looking out my window at the construction of the new bridge, I can clearly see the changes Pierre is making for the better for residents and visitors alike.
In 2021, the South Dakota hospitality industry has seen record numbers of visitors over the summer. What does this mean for our communities? Our local shops are being visited, gas stations are being utilized, and our amazing restaurants are back in full swing. Please extend grace to area businesses; most are still working around product and employee shortages and are doing their best under the circumstances.
Getting to represent not only the ClubHouse, but the Community of Pierre area as whole, my favorite question from our guests is, “where should we go eat?” With my rebuttal of “what are you hungry for?” People are amazed that our community has such a variety of choices, most of which are locally owned. We all have our favorites in town, but that’s the beauty of Pierre. There is something for everyone!
While most communities around the state are beginning to see their peak tourism season wind down, Pierre is just about ready to welcome our two busiest months for travelers. Get ready to roll out the orange carpet for Rooster Rush in the Pierre area and show visitors what our Midwest hospitality and great outdoors are all about.
I am so proud to call Pierre home and to represent the community of Pierre and Fort Pierre. I hope each of you have gotten to enjoy the beautiful summer Pierre has seen this year.