Small Businesses Impacted During D-Days

Dakota Days can be a time for fun and celebration for students and also be a great boost of support for local businesses. However, these businesses go through a lot of prep to accommodate the new influx of people. If you’re a business owner looking for convenient financial solutions during this busy season, consider exploring […]

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Local bars sustain steady business

Vermillion bars have stayed open throughout the later part of the pandemic.  The Dakota Brickhouse General Manager, Josh Scherrer said all Vermillion businesses have been affected in some way or another in the past year. Businesses have responded in different ways to the new normal. The Brickhouse closes earlier at 11 p.m. and opens later […]

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Vermillion bars close early, hope to slow spread of COVID-19

Last week, Vermillion bar owners met to discuss what they could do to slow down the spread of COVID-19. The result — all bars closed at 10 p.m. from Aug. 28 through Aug. 30. Nate Welch, president and CEO of the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company, said bar owners came together because they found information […]

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‘We’re just going to keep pushing through’: How local businesses combat COVID-19

The risk of COVID-19 has impacted the number of customers at some Vermillion restaurants. But businesses are teaming up to power through the coronavirus with cleanliness and cooperation. Brickhouse general manager Josh Scherrer said the restaurant has started making their own hand sanitizer due to shortages. They’re also spending more time cleaning tables and chairs, […]

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Vermillion presents a unique climate for old and new businesses

Vermillion may be the home of USD, but the university isn’t the only landmark the town hosts. Thanks to the college bustle and an enthusiastic downtown business scene, both longtime residents and newcomers alike are enjoying success. Monica Iverson and Jim Waters co-own Cafe Brule and Dakota Brick House. The two met while doing work […]

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