Members of the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and various business leaders will be heading to Pierre for their annual agency meetings and legislative reception.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, will be filled with meetings that include the new governor, Kristi Noem, her new administration and visits to the House and Senate Chambers. Agency meetings will take place with the newly appointed cabinet Secretaries and Commissioners from the Department of Agriculture, Education, Game, Fish & Parks, Labor, Tourism and Transportation. The meetings will begin at 10 a.m. at the Matthew Training Center on the ground floor of the Foss Building.

That evening from 5-7 p.m., the Yankton Chamber of Commerce and attendees will co-host a social for the legislators and their staff. The 2019 event will be a new partnership with Madison and Freeman and is themed the “2019 Highway 81 Roadshow.” During the social, the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Association will host the annual House and Senate Archery Challenge. Mount Marty College, RTEC, Yankton School District and the Yankton Convention & Visitors Bureau will have informational displays that evening for the South Dakota legislators to get a glimpse of the Yankton community.

“The Chamber has taken great pride in the relationships that we have built in Pierre over the past decade and now with new leadership and staffing changes, it is essential that we continue to develop and foster new relationships” says Executive Director Carmen Schramm.

Business owners who would like more information and are interested in attending should contact the Chamber at 605-665-3636 before Jan. 18.

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