Day County Champion Community

"to provide leadership to enhance the opportunities for 
economic and community development in Day County, South Dakota"


Business Loan Opportunity

Day County Champion Community (DCCC) focuses on entrepreneurship and small business development as well as community development projects. Thanks to USDA Rural Development, we have a revolving loan fund which allows us to provide low-interest loans to new or expanding businesses located in Day County, South Dakota.

Download a copy of our loan application >

Partners & Resources

SD Small Business Development Center | Website
FREE services to help businesses get started, expand, transition, etc.
Helps with a business plan, cash flow analysis, marketing, and much more!
Contact: Kelly Weaver and Carla Burns, 605-626-2565

Local Banks
Provides business loans
* CorTrust Bank, contact Peggy Ninke, 605-345-3342 | Website
* Dacotah Bank, contact Kelly Hanson, 605-345-3306 | Website
* First Savings Bank, contact Jason Bickel, 605-947-4541 or 492-3621 | Website
* Great Western Bank, contact Merrie Atherton, 605-345-4671 | Website

Webster Area Development Corporation | Website
County-wide commercial tax abatement program
Incentives, plus low-interest loans
Contact: Melissa Waldner, 345-3159

City of Webster Revolving Loan Fund
Low-interest business loans in Webster
Contact: Todd Garry, 345-3639

GROW South Dakota | Website
Provides low-interest business loans across South Dakota
Contact: Katie Rasmus, 605-345-6373

Four Bands Community Fund | Website
Provides business loans and lines of credit to enrolled tribal members in South Dakota
Contact: Lakota Vogel, 605-964-3687

SD Indian Business Alliance | Website
Provides business credit builder and microloans to enrolled tribal members in South Dakota
Contact: 605-964-3687

SD Governor's Office of Economic Development | Website
Offers MicroLOAN, workforce grant and other programs across South Dakota
Contact: Scott Amundson, 605-280-6299

NECOG Development Corporation | Website
Provides low-interest business loans in northeast South Dakota
Contact: Alison Kiesz, 605-626-2595

First District Development Company | Website
Provides low-interest business loans across South Dakota
Contact: Paula Hulscher, 605-882-5049

Webster Area Chamber of Commerce | Website
Local membership organization
Contact: Olivia Lone, 605-345-4668

SD Retailers Association | Website
Advocate for small businesses and resource for marketing, training and more
Contact: Tiffany Langer, 605-824-4445

SD Center for Enterprise Opportunity / Women's Business Center | Website
Great training and resource provider for women in business
Contact: Michelle Kane, 605-642-6311

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About Us

Day County Champion Community (DCCC) was organized in 1999 with a mission to enhance opportunities for economic and community development in Day County. This group was formed to effectively utilize resources in the areas of business development, tourism, agriculture, education and technology, and quality of life. The DCCC took the lead by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of the county and then established a vision in which Day County would continue to grow into the future.

DCCC is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing all areas of the county, and share an executive director with Webster Area Development Corporation. We also partner with several organizations throughout the region and across the state to connect our local communities and businesses to the resources they need to be successful. We believe that by taking a well-rounded, proactive approach in developing our communities, Day County will continue to prosper!

2020 Board of Directors
Kelly Hanson, President
Derek Sinner, Vice-President
Brenda Holscher

Judy Tobin
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G. Todd Garry, Secretary/Treasurer
Melissa Waldner, Executive Director

Connect With Us 

Office: Day County Courthouse - 711 W. 1st St., Suite #110, Webster
Mail to: PO Box 6, Webster, SD 57274
Office: (605) 345-3159

We are an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.