McVicker Plaza · 2 E. Main Street · Vermillion, SD 57069
605-624-5571 · 800-809-2071
Grand Opening for McVicker Plaza Scheduled
August 28, 2018
The community is invited to save the date for the McVicker Plaza’s Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting on Friday, September 21st at 4:30pm. The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company has begun operating from their permanent home at 2 E. Main Street, in downtown Vermillion, and has welcomed in USD’s retail store, Charlie’s. The recent, large-scale renovation paves the way for the VCDC to launch the first collaborative co-working space in Vermillion, as well as to expand their base of operations for meeting the goals and priorities of serving the region.
Two full days of events are currently being planned for Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st, including tours, announcement of collaborative co-working space programs, and more. A highlight of the two days of events will be a workshop with Melody Warnick, author of ‘This is Where You Belong’. Further details on these events will be released in the coming weeks via the media and at www.LiveVermillion.com.
“Our primary goal with the Grand Opening events is really to showcase this space and all it can do,” says Nate Welch, VCDC President & CEO. “We’re looking forward to introducing this building’s capacities to all of our partners, volunteers, members, community and friends over those two days. We’re excited to share it with you.”
Thursday, September 20th
8:00am – VCDC Volunteer Appreciation Coffee Social
Board and committee members, as well as any event volunteers, will be welcomed in for small group tours of McVicker Plaza while enjoying morning coffee and refreshments.
2:00-4:00pm - Community Involvement Workshop with author Melody Warnick
This engagement workshop is aimed at those who find themselves well integrated into the Vermillion community, as well as those who are looking to forge deeper connections. Idea folks of all ages, backgrounds or experience are welcome. Participants can expect dynamic opportunities for exchange, networking, and community-building.
4:30pm – Vermillion NEXT Third Thursday Social
Any current or prospective members of Vermillion NEXT, our young professionals organization, are encouraged to spend the evening with us as we 'break in' the new space with our first evening social!
Friday, September 21st
8:00am - Coffee with the Author Melody Warnick & Book Signing
We're excited to host a book-signing event with our visiting author! Advance copies of the book will be available for purchase at Charlie's Retail Store, 2 E. Main Street. Copies will also be available for purchase at the event.
10:00am – Entrepreneurial Workshop
We'll be welcoming friends and visitors into our new Collaborative Co-Working Space at street level, while discussing associated new programming. We will introduce you to all of the support and opportunities that a space like this can provide, including: business consultation, financing options, networking and connections.
11:30am - Vermillion NOW2 Luncheon
Open toVermillion NOW! 2 Contributors, takes place at Old Lumber Company.
1:00-2:30pm – GOED Opportunity Zone Presentation
Members from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development will be in town to present information about Vermillion’s recent designation as an Opportunity Zone, which is expected to encourage and enhance potential developments in the area. This presentation, which will be attended by Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development, Aaron Scheibe, will be held at McVicker Plaza.
3:30pm – National Music Museum Preservation Center Ground-Breaking
Takes place at Riverbend Business Park, 1225 N. Carr Street.
4:30pm - McVicker Plaza Open House & Ribbon Cutting
The two days will culminate with the main event! Visitors can expect tours of the building and refreshments, in addition to the celebratory ribbon-cutting.
Susan Heggestad, Marketing & Tourism Manager