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  • Business Educational Development Committee

  • The Business Ed Committee provides vital programs that train, educate, and develop collaborative partnerships that contribute to business success.



  • Business Training Seminars

    The Business Ed Committee brings various training seminars to all of its Chamber members throughout the year. See our Events Calendar for upcoming trainings!

  • New Teachers Luncheon

    Every summer before school begins, the Chamber hosts a luncheon and FAM tour of Yankton for all new Yankton teachers and faculty.

  • Leadership Yankton Program

    Chamber members are welcomed to apply for our annual Leadership Yankton Program, where they can develop their personal leadership skills, learn from other community leaders, and gain a deeper understanding of the Yankton community. The program consists of 5 sessions, held one day per week.




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  • 2018 Chairperson 
    Dr. Jennifer Johnke, Yankton School District 63-3
    Scribe: Barbara Hermanek-Peck, Sacred Heart Monastery


    Committee Members 
    Corryn Celmer, Rural Area Health Education Center
    Melaine Duchscher, Yankton School District 63-3
    Todd Dvoracek, Yankton School District 63-3
    Cody Garvey, Yankton School District 63-3
    Susan Goeden, Yankton School District 63-3
    Katie Greene, Yankton School District 63-3
    Jen Hovland, HeartPrint Home Care
    Jennifer Johnke, Yankton School District 63-3
    Lacey Johnson, SD Department of Labor & Regulation
    Barb Kabeiseman, First Dakota National Bank
    Jennifer Kapla, Yankton School District 63-3
    Caitlin Kemnitz, SD Department of Labor & Regulation
    Dr. Wayne Kindle, Yankton School District 63-3
    Jennifer Kirchner, Yankton School District 63-3
    Brittany LaCroix, City of Yankton
    Nakita Maddox, Cornerstones Learning Center
    Carey Mitzel, Yankton School District 63-3
    Lynn Mueller, Fitness 365
    Rita Nelson, Yankton Area Progressive Growth
    Angie O’Connor, Avera Sacred Heart Wellness Center
    Barbara Hermanek-Peck, Sacred Heart Monastery
    Sheryl Rehurek, Yankton School District 63-3
    Mary Rolfs, Sacred Heart Middle School
    Beth Rye, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
    Joseph Sejnoha, Mount Marty College
    Cindy Smith, Applied Engineering, Inc.
    Brenda Spencer, Regional Technical Education Center
    Marie Steckelberg, Steckelberg Consulting, LLC
    Jennifer Trenhaile, SD Division of Rehabilitation Services
    Sheila Ulrich, Avera Education & Staffing Solutions
    Jeni Wechsler, Yankton County Health Nurse
    Kristi Palecek, TruXedo, Inc. (Board Liaison)
    Tammy Matuska, Individual (Board Liaison)

    Meetings are held the first Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Yankton Chamber & Visitors Center Conference Room, 803 E. 4th Street.

    For more information or to join the Business Educational Development Committee e-mail Marissa at: marissa@yanktonsd.com or call (605) 665-3636.


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