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Webster, SD
Webster, SD

eNews | May 2013

Webster, SD
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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.

The new facility opened for swim team practice late last week, and for everyone on Sunday 's sunny afternoon.

Even so, Webster Venture for Excellence (WAVE) is still busy with a grand opening event, Slide King contest, Tsunami Night raffle tickets, managing the recycling trailer, and other projects for the pool.

The grand opening will be held on June 29 immediately following the Webster Alumni parade with free swimming from 1-7 PM, light snacks and beverages, Slide King, alumni races, and more!

Slide King--fundraising to avoid wearing the Speedo--is a new contest with cash accepted in the voting jars at La Bella Vita, Great Western Bank, Dacotah Bank and CorTrust Bank in Webster. The person who raises the most funds will ride down the big blue slide in regular swimming shorts. The one who raises the least will wear a Speedo down the slide.

The $2.3 million facility includes a 240,000 gallon pool, bath house, five 25-yard lanes, sandbox, 20-foot umbrellas, large slide and other features that would not be possible at the old pool built in 1965. Hours include weekdays from 1-5 PM and 7-9 PM, and weekends from 1-5 PM. Programs will also be offered, such as swimming lessons and others.

WAVE has raised
more than $967,000 for this project. A special election in 2012 resulted in $2.2 million property tax opt for 20 years.

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.

This is great news for local communities, as many of these entrepreneurs' passions also provide new and/or continuing services for residents.

Horter Restoration & Repair
Began in the early 2000s as John Horter's hobby, but now features its own storefront at 225 Main Street South in Bristol after John and his wife Jaclyn purchased Garr's Garage in December. The new shop offers general auto repair, tires, hardware and farm supplies, and of course antique tractor restoration and repair. Horter Restoration & Repair is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, June 8, including complimentary food and beverages from 4-8 PM. Find them on

Spot On Printing
Opened in May by two local ladies taking on a new challenge together. At 611 Main Street in Webster, Darci James and Jacki Hoven offer embroidery, screen-printing and sublimation services on apparel. Clothing items are also ready for purchase in the showroom. Save the date for their grand opening event on June 28. Find Spot On Printing on

Energy W.A.V.E.
Expanded in January, adding a second office in the back office at Krege Chiropractic at 610 Main Street, Webster. Penny Fedje continues to provide healing and balancing procedures at Pickerel Lake near Grenville. Learn more online at Energy W.A.V.E.'s

La Bella Vita
Opened in November, with two local business owners joining forces to provide a variety of services under one roof--at 705 Main Street, Webster. Hair, nails, massage, coffee, and more are now available thanks to owners Cynthia Premus (formerly Bella Salon) and Julianna Stern (formerly Revive Massage). La Bella Vita's grand opening was in April, but often have special deals posted on their
Facebook page.

Celebrate these entrepreneurs and their efforts towards enhancing our communities. Be sure to attend the two upcoming grand opening celebrations--June 8 for Horter Restoration & Repair, and June 28 for Spot On Printing--or stop in today to see what these businesses have to offer.

Let us be a resource to you. Not only do we recruit businesses to the Webster Area, but we also support existing businesses and encourage entrepreneurship.

To learn more, contact
Melissa at or 605-345-3159.

TIPS: Celebrate your successes, whether big, small or in between

No matter how big, or how small, this month's column is a reminder to celebrate your successes.

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.

These are not just completed tasks, but successful steps towards a more deliberate marketing strategy to help your business grow.

Whether it's a silent fist-pump alone in your office, picking up the phone to share your excitement with someone else, or throwing a party for the office. Do it!

Do it because all steps are important to the overall (and often times long) process and celebrating can alleviate stress along the way.

And, while you're at it, why not celebrate the successes of your neighbors, too?

Attend the grand opening for a new business in the area, or the open house of one that has been around for as long as you can remember. Fundraisers, too!

Rally your friends and family to join you, because when one local business/organization succeeds, so does your town and greater community.

Have a success story to share? Contact me at or 605-345-3159.

Until next time,

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IN THE NEWS: On air, again!

Our executive director, Melissa Fose, joined KSDR radio host Jeff Anderson on May 22.

The two discussed WADC's main role (to bring new businesses to and support existing businesses in Day County), our selling points (great people, high-ranking schools, hunting and fishing, fewer taxes, and more) and other local events and excitement in our area.

Fose had recently been on air with Anderson in April for "Webster Wednesday."

To learn more, contact Melissa at or 605-345-3159.

SBDC: To-do list related to the bottom line

According to Entrepreneur, using a to-do list can actually improve your businesses bottom line. Knowing how to prioritize your tasks can improve your business and create a better work-life balance.

Thanks, Small Business Development Center, for this helpful tidbit!

Meet with SBDC's consultant, Carla Burns, during her monthly hours at our Lake Region Business Center (1209 Main Street, Webster). Call to set up an appointment at 605-626-2565.


EVENTS: Family fun in Webster Area

June 8
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Roslyn (

June 16
International Vinegar Festival in Roslyn (

June 28-30
Alumni Weekend in Webster (

June 29
Pool Grand Opening in Webster (

Open until Oct. 15
Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry in Webster (

Open until Labor Day
International Vinegar Museum in Roslyn (

Hunting & Fishing
Year-round in Webster Area (

Find more opportunities at Webster Area Chamber's
Facebook or Twitter.


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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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