The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity at Black Hills State University will host a daylong South Dakota Business Regulations workshop to benefit local business owners and entrepreneurs on March 29 at BHSU-Rapid City from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


In August 2016, the Spearfish Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors met to develop a comprehensive work plan for the next three years. Read it here: SEDC Strategic Plan

The Spearfish Economic Development Corporation recognized its 2017 annual award winners during the Annual Membership Meeting Jan. 26 at the Spearfish Holiday Inn & Convention Center.

Captain Clean of the Northern Hills received the 2017 Rising Star Award, while Speedy Mart Inc., was the 2017 Award of Excellence recipient.

The Rising Star award recognizes entrepreneurial spirit of individuals who make the investment of time and money to grow a small business in Spearfish. The Award of Excellence recipient exemplifies dedication and commitment in business development, capital investment, job creation and leadership in the community.

Captain Clean of the Northern Hills has been in business since 1980. Owned by Lenny and Cassie Gomez, bought the business in 1991 and have managed it since. Owning their own business allowed Lenny and Cassie to stay active in their children’s lives. Lenny has also served on various committees over the years, and the couple works to mentor youth that work at Captain Clean.

Since 1993, Phillips 66 has served the Spearfish community, visitors and passerby. Randy began Speedy Mart, Inc. in 1993 and opened the Philips 66 location at Exit 14. Manager Kelly Dies, joined the team in 2003. Speedy Mart, Inc. gives back to Spearfish in multiple ways. Kelly has been involved significantly in the community over the years, including work the Matthews Opera House, Festival in the Park and the Hospice of the Northern Hills. She’s also been active in the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce.