South Dakota Department of Tourism - sitemap

2017 Spring Hospitality Training

This spring, a dozen different hospitality training opportunities are being offered in numerous locations around South Dakota. Below, find information about what, when and where, as well as who to contact for more information.

NOTE: We will continue to add information as it is received, so be sure to check back.

Aberdeen  |  Chamberlain/Oacoma  |   Custer/Custer State Park  |  Deadwood/Lead

Faulkton  |  Milbank  |  Mitchell  |  Pierre/Fort Pierre  |  Rapid City

Sioux Falls  |  Spearfish  |  Watertown  |  Winner

Event: Leadercast 2017 live simulcast (
Date and Time: Friday, May 5 @ 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (registration @ 7 a.m.)
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Contact: Casey Weismantle at 605-225-2414

Speakers: Ted Janusz
Date and Times: Monday, May 15, Customer Service Training @ 10:30 a.m.
                          and 2:30 p.m. (lunch and annual meeting at 12 noon)
Location: Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort, Oacoma
Contact: Jenn Hanna at 224-4617 or

Speaker: Laurie Guest
Date and Time: Thursday, June 8 @ 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Buffalo Ridge Theater, Custer
Contact: Custer Chamber of Commerce at 605-673-2244

Speaker: Joe Veneto
Date and Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Speakers: Deni Amundson and Paula Jensen
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 10 @ 2 p.m.
Location: Faulkton Community Center
Contact: Trevor Cramer at 605-598-3050 or

Speaker: V.J. Smith
Date and Times: Thursday, May 4 @ 12 noon and 6:30 p.m.
                           ($10 for chamber members, $20 for non-members)
Location: Speedway Event Center
Contact: Chelcie Eischens at 605-432-6656

Speakers: Tina Beal
Date and Times: Tuesday, May 9 @ 8 a.m. and 12 noon (free)
Location: Nordby Trades Center Lecture Hall, Mitchell Technical Institute
Contact: Mitchel CVB at 605-996-5567 or

Event: Leadercast 2017 live simulcast
Date and Time: Friday, May 5 @ 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Drifters, Fort Pierre
Contact: Lois Ries at 605-224-7361

Speaker: Laurie Guest
Date and Times: Wednesday, June 7 @ 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
                           ($15 per person; register online)
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel
Contact: Julie Jones-Whitcher at 605-718-8481 or

Spearker: Doug Lipp (at Sioux Falls CVB Visitor Industry Luncheon)
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 9 @ 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Sioux Falls Convention Center
Contact: Teri Schmidt at 605-373-2030

Event: Leadercast 2017 live simulcast (Leadercast 2017 at BHSU)
Date and Time: Friday, May 5 @ 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Jacket Legacy Room, BHSU Student Union
Contact: Thomas Hopewell at 605-642-1241 or thomas.hopewell@bhsu.ed

Speaker: Mike Gussiaas
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 10 @ 9 a.m. (free; RSVP by May 5)
Location: Redlin Art Center
Contact: Julie Knutson at 605-753-0282 or

Event: Dee Dee Raap
Date and Time: Thursday, May 25 @ 1-4 p.m. (free; please pre-register)
Location: 4-H Center
Contact: Karla Brozik at 605-842-1533




Please contact Wanda Goodman, Deputy Secretary, for more information at 605-773-3301 or