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BH&B's bi-monthly newsletter, "microBytes" is a member resource covering regional tourism trends, the latest Association updates, event news, local partners, and more!

2017 VIP Card Program

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Our highly anticipated VIP Cards will soon be back from the printers and distributed to all paid members. We encourage all participants to take advantage of the free or discounted rates offered by members throughout the region so you can share the best information with our visitors in 2017.

BH&B Corporate Partner: Spizzirri Press

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In 1975, as a graduate of the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute, Peter Spizzirri decided to put his illustrative abilities and commitment to realism together and start a business that would introduce quality coloring books to children. "Just because it's a coloring book, it doesn't have to be mediocre art. If we give quality to look at from a young age, children will develop a finer appreciation of art."

So Peter, alongside his wife Linda, set to work right at home, growing their business with their family side by side.

2017 Literature Distribution

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Last Friday, our team unloaded dozens of pallets of the new Black Hills & Badlands Vacation Guides off a semi truck and into our warehouse. This week, our focus has been on distribution. Utilizing three rental trucks and an "all-hands-on-deck" approach, we've been able to distribute these new guides to the Badlands area, Belle Fourche, Black Hawk, Custer, Custer State Park, Deadwood, Devils Tower, Hill City, Hot Springs, Keystone, Lead, Mt. Rushmore, Nemo, Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis, Summerset, Sundance, Piedmont, Wall, and Whitewood—just to name a few!

BH&B Corporate Partner: Wheeler Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What does a covered wagon, a starfish, a miner’s burro, a clam shell and a kayak have in common? They are among the sterling silver charms manufactured by Wheeler Manufacturing Co. of Lemmon, SD. It might surprise some that this small Northern Plains town near the North Dakota border has been home to the jewelry manufacturer for more than 65 years. The plant employs nearly 120 workers, including many generations of 'Lemmonites'!

2017 Events & Calendars

Thursday, May 18, 2017

With Memorial Day ahead of us and the official start date of summer on the horizon, our high traffic season is starting to take hold. In conversation with several members, the consensus is as expected—it's already starting to get busy around here! Once again, we will be printing and distributing copies of our annual 4th of July calendar, spanning the days before and after Independence Day. In order to create the most comprehensive list of events, we need your help!

2017 National Travel and Tourism Week & Area Customer Service Trainings

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Established by a congressional resolution in 1983, National Travel and Tourism Week is a week of events that serves to champion the power of our industry. Celebrated this year from May 7-13, travel and tourism professionals from across the nation will promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to their local economies and to the U.S. economy as a whole.

Upcoming Film to Feature the Black Hills: The Long Look Back

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Step aside Dances With Wolves—a new movie is being filmed right here in the Black Hills.

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