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Membership Benefits

Annual Membership Meeting
The annual membership meeting is the membership’s opportunity to vote for the Dakota Valley Business Council Board of Directors and Officers.  This event, usually held in September, is held in conjunction with the monthly business coffee.

Legislative Committee
The legislative committee meets periodically from October through April to generate a legislative agenda that includes the business community's priorities to be lobbied during the next South Dakota legislative session. They assist in planning the annual Pierre Legislative Days lobbying trip (held in early February) and participate in conference calls with other business leaders in South Dakota to discuss legislative updates and up to the minute bill status. The committee hosts a pre-legislative session meeting with the South Dakota State Chamber, a South Dakota legislative wrap-up with District 17 legislators, and candidate forums.

Annual Siouxland/Washington Conference and Steak Dinner
During the annual Siouxland/Washington Conference, Dakota Valley Business Council members join with other regional leaders to communicate with congressional leaders in the tri-state area on national issues in cooperation with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. This event is typically held in April.

Monthly Business Coffees
Monthly business coffees provide members an opportunity to showcase their business and network with other business leaders.

South Dakota Boards and Commissions
Boards and commissions are an important way for Dakota Valley Business Council members to become more active on a statewide level and bring area issues to the attention of state policy makers. If you are interested in becoming more involved on a statewide level on a particular board or commission, contact the Dakota Valley Business Council Executive Director, Barbara Sloniker at 712.255.7903 or a member of the Board of Directors.