A Christmas parade in Bon Homme County, SD.

Bon Homme County, SD

Today, PorchLight and South Dakota Event Connection are excited to announce a partnership set to benefit rural communities across the state. Local events are an essential part of what makes each rural community special, and this partnership helps to further PorchLight’s guiding mission: “Work Big. Live Small.”

“PorchLight supports every opportunity for economic growth in a rural community because we believe you should be able to work big and live small no matter where you choose to call home. SD Event Connection is a natural partner with us, since the majority of communities in South Dakota are rural. As people attend an event in a small town, we see this as an opportunity to show off a community, and in time they could find a way to make it their home. We know that there are incredible opportunities in rural areas for work, and whether it is through our job board, recruiting services, or the PorchLight Certification course, we want to be the hub for the rural workforce.” – Jessica Meyers, Co-Founder and CEO, PorchLight

“SD Event Connection is delighted to announce its partnership with PorchLight as we proudly present a remarkable array of events taking place across the state of South Dakota. Serving as a comprehensive statewide calendar of events, SD Event Connection encapsulates the vibrancy of communities, regardless of their size. Recognizing the crucial significance of rural workforce recruitment in our state, this collaboration stands poised as an invaluable asset, illuminating the importance of community events.” – Ellie Highstreet, Founder, SD Event Connection