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Platte Chamber

The Platte Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote and maintain the Platte area as a regional trade center by using resources such as advertising, marketing, community events and community members to help provide a better quality of life.

The Chamber of Commerce serves as the primary source for information about our community, from requests for general community and event information to inquiries about relocation to our area. The Chamber provides a critical link between those seeking information and resources within our community and the agencies, businesses, and organizations that provide those resources.

Chamber Staff:

Executive Director: Cindy Meyer

Contact Us:

Located at:  512 S. Main Street

Office hours:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
(closed weekends & holidays)

Office: 605-337-2275 or

Board of Directors:

President:  Jesse Block, First Fidelity Bank
Vice-President:  Cole Anderson, Cole's Computers
Secretary/Treasurer: Cynthia Hoeksema, Bookkeeping Plus 
Past President: Vicki Jensen, Platte Health Center Avera 
Director: Tyler Samuelson, Summit Contracting
Director: Lynn Walstad, Modern Woodmen of America
Director: Mark Kuipers, Kuip's Hardware

 2017 Board

Photo Credit: Liz Antonsen Photography


Annual Chamber sponsored events:

Event nameDateTimeLocation
Platte Area Chamber of Commerce Walleye Fishing Tournament Held the 1st weekend in May Rules meeting and Calcutta 7 p.m. on Friday; fish all day Saturday, Banquet Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Snake Creek Recreation Area/Lake Francis Case
Play In Platte Weekend - Tenative - Golf tournament, city-wide rummages, softball tournament, bean bag toss tournaments, car show, food vendors and more Typically held the last weekend in July   Main Street
Christmas Promotion - Kids’ prize drawings and roller skating, Kids’ Shopping Day, Holiday Walk, Punch Card drawings, discounted Christmas Cash Dollars, Customer Appreciation Days November and December    

Annual Awards presented by the Chamber:

The Pride In Platte Award is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet.

The Pride in Platte Award was started in 2000 to recognize members of Platte for their dedication and contributions to this community.

To nominate a community member(s):

  1. Submit a letter, telling why this person or persons should be recognized for their dedication and contributions to this community.
  2. Submit your nominations to the Chamber by e-mail (, by mail (Box 393), or drop them off at the City or Chamber office.


"Pride In Platte Award"Past winners
2000 Roger Eastman
2001 Ilo VanderBoom
2002 Bill Lieuwen
2003 Herman Korthals
2004 No award given
2005 Lewis VanderBoom
2006 Marcus & Diane King
2007 Tom and Barb Travis
2008 Lance Griese
2009 Joyce and Allen Polly
2010 Dave Johnson
2011 Tom Boltjes
2012 Platte Fire Dept., EMT's & Police Dept.

Kevin Kuiper


The Platte Area Family Business of the Year Award is presented to one of Platte’s local family-owned businesses to recognize the accomplishments of family businesses and their contributions to the local community and the surrounding region. The winner of the local award goes on to compete for the Annual Prairie Family Business of the Year awards, which are presented at their annual Prairie Family Business Conference in April.

Selection Criteria:

  • Family Business makes valuable contributions to the community through leadership roles, volunteer service, and/or financial support.
  • Family Business demonstrates pride in the family business and demonstrates genuine caring for the personal well-being of employees, recognizing their contributions to the success of the business.
  • Family Business is known for its integrity and is recognized for honesty in business relationships with employees and customers and providing an honest value to all in the community.
  • Family Business demonstrates proven success and growth of the family business since its founding.

"Platte Area Family Business of the Year Award"Past winners
2009 Meyerink Farm Service
2010 Bultsma Trucking
2011 Severson Oil and Severson Service
2012 Turnis Farm Service
2013 Darlene Van Zee family