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Vol. 23 No. 10 PO Box 118, Sioux City, Iowa 51102

September 2018


Fleet Farm New Sioux City store anchors Sunnybrook Village

INSIDE THIS MONTH’S ISSUE: Briar Cliff partners with WITCC PAGE 5

New rail bridge connects trails PAGE 11


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BusinessJournal Ron Peterson, publisher Dave Dreeszen, editor Siouxland Business Journal is published monthly by Sioux City Newspapers Inc., in cooperation with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. Requests for a free subscription or address changes should be sent to: Tad Kelson Siouxland Business Journal Box 118 Sioux City, Iowa 51102

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Ribbon cuttings..............................pages 5, 6, 7, 9 & 11

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On the move..................................................... page 10


Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal

Stacey Streit sets up a display of lawn blowers Aug. 16 at the new Fleet Farm store in Sioux City. The store, which anchors the new Sunnybrook Village retail development, is among the chain’s first to feature a new layout, in which most of the sales floor is visible from any part in the store.


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Sunnybrook Village opens for business MASON DOCKTER

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SIOUX CITY – The longanticipated anchor of the Sunnybrook Village development area dropped last month. On Aug. 17, Wisconsinbased retail chain Fleet Farm, which been working to plant a flag in Sioux City store for more than a year, opened its doors at the 64acre Sunnybrook shopping complex on Sioux City’s east side. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott estimates that the Sunnybrook area has seen more than $100 million worth of development since development began in the area less than a decade ago. “Just this (Fleet Farm) and the apartments are $50 million, $28 million across the street at St. Luke’s,” Scott said. “And that doesn’t include Target or Lowe’s or anything else.” The new Fleet Farm is the 39th store to join the “fleet,” which dates back to 1955. The chain is planning on opening a total of five stores this year, including one in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, that opened the day before Sioux City. Fleet Farm CEO Derick Prelle said the store was able to draw 150 employees, including general manager Jon Kollman, who was brought in from the Ankeny

An employee works to double check pricing in the grocery section at the new Fleet Farm store in the Sunnybrook Village development area. Fleet Farm CEO Derick Prelle said he expects the chain to expand further into Iowa in 2019.

Employee Kim Larson cleans a register on Aug. 16, at the new Fleet Farm store in Sioux City’s Sunnybrook Drive shopping district.

store. “We were very lucky. We got a very nice response from the Sioux City community, and we’ve got the store fully staffed,” Prelle said. He called the Sioux City store “the flagship of the fleet” – it is one of the first stores trying out a new layout in which most of the store is visible from any

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point in the store, without the view being obstructed by tall shelves. “We spent a lot of time talking to our customers to generate a list of ideas about what a perfect Fleet Farm would look like,” he said. “The big changes in a store like this are, it’s much more shoppable. Wider aisles, easier to move around.” Prelle said that Iowa is one state that (along with South Dakota) is being probed for future Fleet Farm development. “We expect, in 2019, for Iowa to be one of our big expansion focuses,” he said. Currently there are Fleet Farms in Ankeny, Mason City and now Sioux City. “We’re expecting between five and eight more in Iowa.” Despite the fact that Sioux City’s retail landscape has stiff competition

Tim Hynds photos, Sioux City Journal

Jon Kollman, general manager of the Sioux City Fleet Farm, is shown the day before the store opened to the public in August. The 218,000-square-foot store is the latest addition to the Sunnybrook Village development area, which Mayor Bob Scott estimates has generated $100 million in economic activity.

for Fleet Farm – with Menards, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears, Scheels, two Earl Mays and two Bomgaars each offering some of what Fleet Farm has – Prelle is confident that the store has what it takes to thrive here. “We think there is no direct comparable to a Fleet Farm – we think we’re oneof-a-kind,” he said. “Reason for that is, nobody puts this huge and eclectic mix

of product together.” Sunnybrook Village is a great location for Fleet Farm, Prelle said, and he rattled off several reasons why. “We like to be centrally-located, we like to have excellent access to freeways and roads, which this side obviously does, and we like to be in an area that’s convenient for shoppers – so if there’s other retailers, that’s a great sign,” he said.

Mayor Scott said that he expects the entire Sunnybrook area to be full within a decade’s time. “There’s out-lots, if you look, around the different areas of the development that Jay Anthony (principal of Anthony Partners and Sunnybrook developer) has laid out, so yes, besides Hobby Lobby, there’ll be lots of more development,” he said.


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Buena Vista University will continue to serve the Siouxland area by opening its newest location in Sioux City with long-time partner Western Iowa Tech Community College. Pictured cutting the ribbon is BVU Dean of Education Ann Monroe-Baillargeon; BVU Assistant Director Bailey Wrenn; BVU Regional Director Rachel Richardson; BVU President Joshua Merchant; and WITCC President Terry Murrell. The location will provide classes in eight-week sessions in a variety of formats, including face-to-face courses in the evening, online courses, and courses delivered via web-based videos, starting this fall.

The new Cook Park Splash Pad was a welcome to this 90-degree day. Cutting the ribbon is Cindy Brewer, Parks & Recreation Board President, along with fellow board members and representatives from the city. The splash pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day.




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Photos courtesy of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce

Sioux City Ford hosted the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce’s Rush Hour Connect in July. The dealership was built on strong values of honesty, integrity and dedication. Those values drive the business to be a good community citizen, partnering with numerous non-profits, schools and sports organizations.

Centinela Mexican Restaurant in Sergeant Bluff celebrated its recent opening. Co-owner Fernando Lugano is shown cutting the ribbon with his employees. Located just off Highway 75, Centinela’s offers daily specials on food and drinks.

ChamberInvestors HAMILTON BAR & GRILL Kent Frohock Sioux City LAKEPORT DENTAL CARE Brenda Miller Sioux City BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY Rachel Richardson Sioux City PEOPLE READY Samantha Hogue

Sioux City NCP MANAGEMENT LLC Rachel Porter Sioux City



PELLA GATEWAY LLC Rich Herman North Sioux City

WARD ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. Brandy Sydow Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

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Jeff Carlson, general manager of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, celebrated its recently expanded patio. The Lakeport Commons restaurant now has double the seating, yard games and live music weekly on Wednesdays. Old Chicago offers lunch specials Mondays-Fridays and Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. The taproom has 36 craft beers on tap and more than 50 craft bottled beers and crafted cocktails.


The McDonalds Restaurant at 4105 Morningside Ave. celebrated the completion of some recent renovations. Pictured are Mark Wheeldon, franchise owner; Omarsa Maniego, supervisor; Thuy Phan, general manager, and Adam Wheeldon. With the updates, ordering and service is streamlined and more efficient. Originally built in 1966, it was Sioux City’s second McDonalds and the fast food chain’s 909th location out of the then-15,000 companywide.

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Complete Roofing & Remodeling recently celebrated its new membership with the Siouxland Chamber. Pictured cutting the ribbon are sales associate Emily Smith and owner Ryan Van Cleave. The business has a dedicated and experienced team of experts to deliver the highest quality product with maximum efficiency, from installations to quality repairs,

New Siouxland Chamber member Tucker Hill Vineyard opened its doors in 2009 and continues to grow. Pictured cutting the ribbon are Justin Ream, owners Brenda and Barry Dittmer and Pam Milton. Warmth surrounds the vineyard which has a tasting room/event room that can handle parties up to 65, a shop that sells wine and gifts and a large barn with a capacity up to 350 complete with outdoor patio with fireplace.

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initiatives for IBC. IBC, located on Water Street in Sioux City, offers a wide LE MARS, Iowa — Prime- range of services for busibank has announced the ad- ness owners, including: dition of Evan N. Kooiker personal, group, and busito its staff. ness/commercial health Kooiker and P&C insurance prodwill serve as ucts and services. AddiPrimebank’s tionally, IBC has a prevenchief finantive health division, a risk cial officer. management division and Origia workers’ compensation nally from specialist. Kooiker Sioux Center, Iowa, Kooiker holds a Strohbehn joins BS degree in accounting, Bruening Eye as well as an MBA in corporate financial manageSIOUX CITY – Dr. Ausment from Upper Iowa tin Strohbehn, an ophUniversity. A graduate of thalmologist, has joined the Colorado Graduate the practice School of Banking as well o f B r u e n Eye as the Financial Managers i n g School of the Wisconsin S p e c i a l Graduate School of Bank- ists, which ing, Kooiker is a licensed offers pacertified public accoun- t i e n t c a re i n Da ko ta tant. Dunes and Strohbehn IBC promotes three t h e n ewly opened clinic in SunnySIOUX CITY – IBC, a brook. He joins Dr. Beth locally-owned and nation- Bruening, who has pracally-recognized insurance ticed ophthalmology in Siouxland for over 25 and business administrayears, and Dr. Tom Pratt, tion services optometrist. provider in Strohbehn will treat Sioux City, patients with cataracts, recently glaucoma, macular depromoted generation, complications three emof diabetes and other eye Davy ployees. conditions. He will also ofG i n a fer Lasik laser procedures Sypersma to correct eyes for better is now the vision. director of In addition to offering employee care in the Sioux City area, benefits Strohbehn will see patients for the at hospital satellite clinics in agency, and Kramper Orange City and Ida Grove, Lynnda Iowa, and Pender, Nebraska. K ra m p e r He and his wife have two is now the children. claims adm i n i s t ra Primebank tion manpromotes two ager. Sarah Davy has LE MARS, Iowa — Primeb e e n p ro - Sypersma bank recently announced the promotions of Teresa m o te d to preventive health man- L. Kneifl to the office of ager, leading the wellness assistant vice president and

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Moss becomes partner at Nichols, Rise SIOUX CITY – Nichols, Rise & Company LLP has announced that certified public accountant C o rey A . Moss h a s joined the firm as a partner. Moss, who practices in Moss Nichols, Rise & Company’s South Sioux City office, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. He works with a wide variety of small businesses and individuals, but also has concentrations in farming, medical, construction, real estate, and investment entities. He joins existing partners Scott Bieber, Rick Grenko, Craig Merry, Linda Shoemaker, Lynette Meyer, and Ben Kooiker. A native of Siouxland, Moss was graduated from East High School in 2006 and from Dordt College in 2010. He and his wife, Haley, are the parents of one-yearold twins, Bode and Harper.

Sioux City Fire Rescue promotes two SIOUX CITY – Sioux City Fire Rescue recently announced the promotion of two crew members. Firefighter Ryan Dykstra was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Lieutenant Dykstra is a 15-year veteran of the department. He has co m p l e te d his associate’s degree, is a member of Iowa Task Force 1 Dykstra USAR Team specializing in swift water rescue, and is also an EMT for SCFR. Lieutenant Ryan Collins was Collins promoted to the rank of captain. Captain Collins is a 12-year veteran of the department. He has completed his bachelor’s degree, is a certified Firefighter I and Firefighter II, a certified fire investigator, a UAV pilot, an AEMT, and a member of Iowa Task Force 1 USAR Team specializing in structural collapse.

StoneyBrook has new administrator DA KO TA D U N E S – StoneyBrook Suites has announced Angie Lewis, R.N. B.S., as the new administrator at its Dakota Dunes facility. Angie was the education and special projects coordinator, along with being an RN at Sunrise Community for over eight years. Being a lead RN at Siouxland Community Health Center, her most recent experience, has given her leadership skills, problem-solving abilities and hands-on medical experience that will be more than valuable for StoneyBrook Suites.


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Siouxland Trails Foundation president Bob DeSmidt and Sioux City Councilwoman Rhonda Capron cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the Floyd Boulevard and Outer Drive Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge connects the Outer Drive Trail and the Floyd River Trail to provide over 5.5 miles of continuous trails for area cyclists to ride from Outer Drive and Hamilton Boulevard to Fourth Street and Hoeven Drive.

The Sioux City Community Theatre unveiled its Tom Peterson Black Box Theatre in July. Shown cutting the ribbon are Peterson’s sisters, Robbie Adelman and Carolyn Carpenter, and other members of the Tom Peterson Foundation. The new theatre is a gift from the foundation to the community theatre. The new space will allow for seating of up to 60 people, which can be rearranged into a variety of styles and includes a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system.

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New Sioux City store anchors Sunnybrook Village

Business Journal September 2018  

New Sioux City store anchors Sunnybrook Village