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Webster, SD
Webster, SD

eNews | August & September 2013

Webster, SD
$40-119,000 salary positions

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.

Webster alumna Adrienne (Hoverstadt) McKeown and Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether kicked off the event with enthusiastic welcomes, followed by words from WADC Board President Tom Sannes and Webster Mayor Mike Grosek.

Speakers encouraged all attendees to celebrate their roots and keep Webster in mind as a great area to live, work, play and connect.

In fact, WADC has 60+ acres of land in the Webster Industrial Park that can become a home for new or relocating businesses and also for businesses looking to expand.

Plus, a variety of spaces are available for business development throughout the area, including WADC's Lake Region Business Center, Main Street, Highway 12, and more!

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In addition, local companies are seeking talented employees in a variety of positions with varying skill sets. An estimated 109 job opportunities are currently available in the Webster Area.

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Not only does Webster Area offer great opportunities regarding business and jobs, but also for individuals and families during their time "off-the-clock." Webster boasts a new pool, 24/7 access to health care, modern school buildings with dedicated teachers, and events and traditions for all to enjoy.

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Congratulations to all 26 door prizes winners, and thanks to all for joining us!

For more information, contact Webster Area Development Corporation at 605-345-3159 or

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.

First, mark your calendar for
Extension's online seminar, "Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business," to be held this Thursday, Oct. 10 at 1 PM (central). No registration or fees are required to attend.

Learn more about the ACA webinar >

Next, visit, the official website for enrolling in the new federal system for health insurance. You'll learn more about Small Business Health Options Plan (SHOP), which is designed for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

Lastly, contact Carla Burns. You may recognize the name, as she has monthly office hours in Webster, providing free, confidential business consulting through
South Dakota Small Business Development Center.

She is now also a certified "navigator," meaning she provides 1-on-1 counseling for those seeking insurance via Navigator services are provided at no cost, through federal funding.

Reach Carla by phone at
(605) 626-2565 or email at

As always, feel free to contact me at or (605) 345-3159.

Until next time,

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SDSU students visiting Webster

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

This partnership provides SDSU students with real-world experience and offers energy and ideas to the Webster community.

The community is invited to attend events throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Webster Area High School gym.

More details to come!

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.

"Advantage South Dakota Job Opportunities Showcase Tour," was designed to discuss the 3,000 job opportunities available in the region as well as show off the great amenities of these communities.

WADC Executive Director, Melissa Fose, boarded the bus to tour the group around Webster and share details about the 100+ jobs in Day County.

EVENTS: Mark your calendar!


Pumpkin Fest &
Lighted Night Parade

Oct. 11-12, 2013
Webster, SD


Start Up Weekend
Nov. 15-17, 2013
Sioux Falls, SD


SD Market Place
March 26, 2014
Aberdeen, SD


Job Opportunities

Available Land/Properties > Economic Development > Business Center Conference Room

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Melissa Fose
Executive Director
Webster Area Development Corporation

711 W. 1st St., Rm 110
PO Box 6
Webster, SD 57274

(605) 345-3159

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