Monday, November 25, 2013

eNews | October/November 2013

October/November 2013

WEBSTER: Community welcomes university architecture program
About 20 students and faculty from South Dakota State University's Architecture professional degree program spent their Saturday... 

TIPS: Use special week as spring board to business ownership
Last week was Global Entrepreneurship Week, and it's not too late to celebrate! Get started today or finish your big plans to become... READ MORE>>  

JOB FAIR: 35 seek job informationLast month's job fair drew in 35 people to talk to local companies about the 70 jobs... READ MORE>> 

DAKOTAFIRE: Webster featured in magazine
WADC was pleased to host Dakotafire Media for its fall magazine issue, featuring Webster jobs, businesses... READ MORE>>

EVENTS: Mark your calendar!
Several holiday events in the Webster Area... READ MORE>>

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

eNews | August/September 2013

August/September 2013

SIOUX FALLS: First-ever event draws crowd of Webster friends
More than 60 individuals gathered at Falls Overlook Cafe in Sioux Falls, SD on Sept. 26... READ MORE>>

TIPS: Affordable Care Act resources available for small businesses

With October's roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to know that there are resources to help small business owners understand the new regulations... READ MORE>>

SAVE THE DATE: SDSU students visiting Webster

About 30 SDSU students and faculty will visit Webster in October, with the potential for an ongoing, 6-year study... READ MORE>>

WEBSTER:11 headhunters tour community

In celebration of South Dakota Manufacturing Week, Advantage South Dakota communities brought 11 representatives from Sioux Falls employment agencies to the region... READ MORE>>

EVENTS: Mark your calendar!

Pumpkin Fest & Lighted Night Parade... 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

eNews | June/July 2013

June/July 2013

WEBSTER AREA: Good salaries add to attraction to local lifestyle
Business is booming in Day County, and numerous employers are hiring... READ MORE>>

WEBSTER:  Community adopted by SDSU Architecture Program

Starting this fall, Webster may see more Jackrabbits in town as a result of a partnership with the Department of Architecture at South Dakota State University... READ MORE>>

GUEST COLUMN: Failing to plan is planning to fail
Not convinced that you need a business plan? Here are 7 good reasons why having a business plan is a good idea... READ MORE>>

SAVE THE DATE: Webster gathering in Sioux Falls
Join us for an evening of socializing with others who share a common connection to Webster... READ MORE>>

WEBSTER: PowderTech mourns leader
With deep sadness, PowderTech Corporation announced the loss of a dear friend, mentor and colleague, D.C. (Doug) Brown in July... READ MORE>>
STATE: Governor hears from WADC, regional group
Governor Dennis Daugaard and Commissioner Pat Costello met with members of Advantage South Dakota on June 25 to discuss current economic development opportunities... READ MORE>>

NATIONAL: SD rated #1 in CNBC survey
Not only was South Dakota awarded America's Top State for Business for 2013, but also received the honor in record breaking fashion by achieving 1639 points... 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

eNews | May 2013

May 2013

WEBSTER:  Pool opens, WAVE sets date for grand opening celebration
Webster Aquatic Center welcomed swimmers on June 2, with fundraising continuing through recycling, contests and events... READ MORE>>

AREA: Local entrepreneurs' new businesses combine personal interest and community needs
Five businesses opened up shop on Main Street, four in Webster and one in Bristol... READ MORE>>

TIPS: Celebrate your successes, whether big, small or in between
Take the time to relish the moment in which your first marketing campaign launches, or when your first advertisement appears in the paper, or even when you reach 30 likes on Facebook... READ MORE>>

IN THE NEWS: On air, again!
Our executive director, Melissa Fose, joined KSDR radio host Jeff Anderson on May 22... READ MORE>>

SBDC: To-do list related to the bottom line    
According to Entrepreneur, using a to-do list can actually improve your businesses bottom line... READ MORE>>
EVENTS: Family fun in Webster Area
June 8, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Roslyn...

Monday, April 29, 2013

eNews | April 2013

April 2013

WEBSTER AREA:  Weyh selected for WADC internship program    Aaron Weyh, a Webster Area High School senior, will intern with our office for the next several weeks... READ MORE>>

WEBSTER: Business Center leased space, conference room available
Utilize our conference room and/or lease space at our Lake Region Business Center, located at 1209 Main Street in Webster... READ MORE>>

TIPS: Make good advertising ideas work for you (imitation is key)
Charles Caleb Colton had it right, which is why his famous quote, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,"... READ MORE>>

IN THE NEWS: Fose on radio for "Webster Wednesday"
Our executive director, Melissa Fose, participated on "Webster Wednesday" radio show on April 10... READ MORE>>

FUN: Yard of the Week contest starts in May
Our friends at Day County Housing Development Corporation are gearing up for the second annual Yard of the Week program in Webster... READ MORE>> 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

eNews | March 2013

March 2013

WEBSTER AREA: Interim leader becomes new executive director
We are pleased to announce that our current interim director, Melissa Fose, will become the new executive director... READ MORE>>

NORTHEASTERN SD: Economic developers focus on regional efforts through Bush Foundation pilot
A Bush Foundation grant offers community and economic developers additional opportunity to think regionally... READ MORE>>

TIPS: Ask questions to assess advertising reach and effectiveness    
This past weekend, I heard a radio advertisement for my uncle's towing business. I made a mental note to call or email about hearing the ad. A few days later, I realize that I haven't yet done so... READ MORE>>

OPPORTUNITY: Meet with Carla

Carla Burns visits Webster each month, offering free, confidential consulting for new and existing business leaders... READ MORE>>

IN THE NEWS:Series features our neighbors

We were thrilled to see Reporter & Farmer start a new series, "Coming Home",... READ MORE>>
   EVENTS: Fun always on Webster Area calendar
The best way to hear about fun and events happening in the Webster Area... 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

eNews | News-worthy jobs, SHOT Show, internship, and more

January/February 2013

WEBSTER AREA: News-worthy jobs
Kickin' off 2013 right -- Day County Jobs all over the news... READ MORE>>
LAS VEGAS: Webster Area represented at 2013 SHOT Show   
Webster Area and the State of South Dakota are pleased with results of the 2013 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show)... READ MORE>>

TIPS: Keep in touch with marketing + check out these great resources    
Another couple of months have flown by and a new year has come. Are you keeping in touch with your friend... READ MORE>>
OPPORTUNITY: Seeking Interns!
Leave your mark on your community and gain real world experience through an internship at WADC. One local high school senior will work a minimum of four hours per week for approximately 11 weeks with us... READ MORE>>

RESOURCES:  Guide for those new to the area
View this new guide online, download it, or pick up a complimentary copy at the Chamber of Commerce's office... READ MORE>>

WEBSTER: Pool update
Right now, Webster's new aquatic center boasts sunshine and fluffy snow...