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About the Chamber


How many times have you said “I wish someone would do (insert your great idea here).” Projects and events don’t take shape on their own. It takes manpower to turn a great idea into a wonderful event. Our chamber committees can help do that. In addition, committee members have an opportunity to network with other committee members and develop their leadership skills. Committee meetings are open to any chamber member.

Agri-Interest Committee

Promote ties between agriculture based interests and the Pierre/Ft. Pierre business community. Plans the Ag Field Day, Ag Tour, Ag Banquet and decides the recipients of the Ag Scholarship. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon.

Ambassadors/Membership Committee

Welcomes new chamber members by attending ribbon cuttings, grand openings and represents the Chamber at Business After Hours events. Develops leads and follows up with potential chamber members. Works on member outreach and member retention programs. Meet the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m.

Events Committee

Plans and organizes events not associated with other committees (Annual Celebration, Golf Tournament, other events). Meets the second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

Government Relations Committee

Ensures member businesses have a voice in the political process on a local, state and national level. Organizes events and meetings with elected officials such as Cracker barrels. Plans candidate/issue forums prior to elections. Meets as needed.

Hospitality Committee

Develops strategies to bring visitors to the area, facilitates combined calendar of events, cross promotes area events and attractions, encourages improved customer service practices. Meets every second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m..

Sports and Recreation Committee

Organization of sports and recreation enthusiasts to develop a yearly calendar of events, inventory the area’s sporting facilities and venues and looks for possible events and activities to recruit. Meets every second Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

Young Professional Committee

Organized to promote professional development, networking and social outlets in an effort to enhance the quality of life for young professionals working in Pierre. Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at the Ramkota bar.