Chamber News September 2022
Vol. 57, No. 10
A PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER SIOUX FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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In this issue Message from the Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Event Calendars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Economic Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Faces & Places. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19 Community Appeals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Business Advocacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Headlines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-37
Using Your Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
As the leading Sioux Falls area business advocate, the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce represents its members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region.
Business Sense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ribbon Cuttings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-47 Member Anniversaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Five Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ON THE COVER
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Message from the Chair
Message from the Chair As I sat down to write my final Chamber News column as chair of the board, I was thinking about everything that has been accomplished in the last year.
Alex Ramirez 2021-22 Chair of the Board
We piloted a non-partisan candidate school program to educate the next generation of civic leaders; eighteen people considering a future run for public office participated. We completed our first DE&I Activator Series, with 372 people participating in at least one session. We secured $200 million in state funding support for workforce housing in South Dakota. We made major investments in higher education and research, including DSU’s Applied Research Lab in Sioux Falls, a biomedical facility at USD Discovery District, and the creation of the Health Science Simulation Center at Southeast Technical College. It’s been another banner year for building and construction projects too. At the end of 2021, the city celebrated when it surpassed the milestone of $1 billion in building permits. In 2022, we surpassed that mark by the end of July and the numbers keep climbing.
We are And these things only scratch the surface. How do you summarize the impact of all that is thriving happening? because I traveled to Greece this summer. It is a country I’ve visited several times, and on each trip, I make of you! a point to visit ancient ruins. As striking as those historic sites are, what is most impressive to me is the people who built them.
All the projects and progress happening in and around Sioux Falls are made possible through the efforts of our people. We are thriving because of you! Thank you for the investments you make and the role you play in keeping Sioux Falls strong and growing. My term as chair of the Chamber’s board of directors has been such a great honor. Serving Chamber members and the community as a whole has brought me a sense of satisfaction greater than any other service. I will cherish this time for the rest of my life. I encourage you to mark your calendar for Oct. 18, 2022 and plan to attend our 116th Annual Meeting. We will welcome our new board chair, Paul Hanson of Sanford Health, and celebrate all the people who make Sioux Falls a great place to live and work.
2021-22 GREATER SIOUX FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP
Jeff Griffin, President & CEO Diane Balk, Accounting Manager Joan Bartling, Vice President of Finance & Accounting Justin Bentaas, Public Affairs & Research Manager Jill Blom, Graphics & Communications Manager Casey Boerger, Young Professionals Network Manager Kyle Davis, Member Services Specialist Jennie Doyen, Vice President of Member Services Becky Griebel, Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Heidinger, Member Services Specialist Steven Herman, Sales Manager Pat Lund, Member Relations Manager Mike Lynch, Executive Director of Investor Relations, Forward Sioux Falls Debra Owen, Vice President of Government Relations Holly Rader, Vice President of Member Relations Teresa Schreier, Events Coordinator Susan Seachris, Administrative/Accounting Assistant
Chair Alex Ramirez, USA Media TV Chair-Elect Paul Hanson, Sanford Health Vice Chair Scott Lawrence, Lawrence & Schiller, Inc. Treasurer Miles Beacom, PREMIER Bankcard Immediate Past Chair Dan Doyle, Lloyd Companies Chamber President & CEO Jeff Griffin BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe Bunkers, Gage Brothers Kim Burma, Midco Tamien Dysart, Think 3D Solutions Natalie Eisenberg, Click Rain, Inc. Kayla Eitreim, Junior Achievement of South Dakota Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, Dakota State University Jason Herrboldt, First Bank & Trust Angela Lammers, Cetera Services, LLC
Valerie Loudenback, Grand Prairie Foods Tolcha Mesele, Smithfield Foods Nancy Savage, Child’s Play Toys Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities Bob Sutton, Avera Health Tony Venhuizen, Standard Services, LLC EX-OFFICIO
Kyle Groos, Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Cindy Heiberger, Minnehaha County Commission Jim Schmidt, Lincoln County Commission Kate Serenbetz, Sioux Falls School Board Dr. Jane Stavem, Sioux Falls Public School System Mayor Paul TenHaken, City of Sioux Falls
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Events Calendar Dates, times and locations are subject to change. For a current listing of all Chamber events, visit siouxfallschamber.com, read the weekly edition of Quickly, or call (605) 336-1620. You can register and pay for events online at siouxfallschamber.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
4:30–6:30 p.m. Fit My Feet Orthotics & Shoes 3534 S. Western Ave. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar $5 admission or use your Mixer Pass
Cybersecurity Conference Wednesday, Sept. 14
7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center 1201 N. West Ave. DETAILS: Businesses of every size need a cybersecurity plan. Learn from experts in the industry how you can protect your business at the 2022 Cybersecurity Conference. COST: $75
ChamberHood-Northwest Thursday, Sept. 15 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Blue Rock Bar & Grill 4021 Bobhalla Dr.
DETAILS: Who are the people in your neighborhood? Join us for an informative luncheon and a chance to meet some of those neighbors. If you live, work, commute or do business in northwest Sioux Falls, this event is for you! COST: $30
Golf Tournament Thursday, Sept. 22
9 a.m. Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort 1415 Grand Falls Blvd., Larchwood, IA DETAILS: Join fellow Chamber members for an afternoon of networking and fun at one of the last golf outings of the 2022 season. Hosted by the Chamber’s Agribusiness Advisory Council.
Business Sense Workshop: Disability Etiquette Tuesday, Sept. 27 11 a.m.–Noon Zoom
DETAILS: People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world. Learn ways to interact more effectively with people with various disabilities with this workshop on disability etiquette training. Basic tips and best practices will be offered to help eliminate some of the fears that exist when communicating with people with disabilities. Presented by Vicki Stewart, Business Resource Network. COST: $10
116th Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18
Sioux Falls Convention Center 1201 N. West Ave. DETAILS: Enjoy a night of celebration and laughs at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Comedian Charlie Berens is the featured guest. See pages 36-37 in this issue for more information. COST: $100 per person, reserved tables of ten available
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GREATER SIOUX FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
To RSVP to any of these events, visit siouxfallsypn.com or call (605) 373-2002. Visit siouxfallsypn.com for a full list of events.
Morning Buzz Thursday, Sept. 1
YPs Read Monday, Sept. 19
DETAILS: Join other YPN members for networking while getting your morning buzz (coffee). Morning-minded young professionals are invited to come enjoy coffee and conversation with other YPN members at our Morning Buzz.
DETAILS: YPs Read is a book club for members of the Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network. We focus on reading Personal and Professional development books.
7:30–9 a.m. M.B. Haskett Delicatessen 324 S. Phillips Ave.
Power Lunch Tuesday, Sept. 13
Noon–1 p.m. Daily Clean Food & Drink 6215 S. Western Ave. DETAILS: Research says one of the best ways to improve your productivity at work is to take a lunch break. So check out of the office (or your home office) for the noon hour and enjoy lunch with us at Daily Clean Food & Drink! Please RSVP so we can monitor space requirements. COST: Free, food & drink on your own.
5–6 p.m. Severance Brewing Co. 701 N. Phillips Ave., #110
Off the Clock Wednesday, Sept. 28
4–7 p.m. Remedy Brewing Company 401 E. 8th St., Suite 120 DETAILS: Join us for September’s Off the Clock! In true YPN fashion, you will have a chance to make new friends and business connections by networking in a relaxed setting. No registration required – just show up and encourage other young professionals or colleagues to join you.
Find us on social media or visit siouxfallsypn.com
Action Team Meetings You can help shape key areas of YPN programming by joining an Action Team. All team meetings are open to any YPN member who would like to get involved. Volunteering with an Action Team is a great way to strengthen professional connections and exercise your skills in collaboration, facilitation and project management. For more details on the responsibilities of each team, visit siouxfallsypn.com.
Personal & Professional Development/Civic Engagement Action Team Thursday, Sept. 1, 4–5 p.m. Chamber of Commerce
Social Action Team
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 4–5 p.m. Remedy Brewing Company 401 E. 8th St., Suite 120
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Lake Lorraine Farmers Market (every Thursday)
Fall Festival at Country Apple Orchard (every weekend)
The Kingston Trio at Washington Pavilion
Rodney Carrington at Washington Pavilion
I Love the 90s Tour at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Events listed on these pages are curated from entries submitted to siouxfallsevents.com and experiencesiouxfalls.com/events. Visit these websites for details on the events listed here and more events happening in the Sioux Falls area.
59th Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival at Washington Pavilion
Sioux Falls Coins & Sports Cards Show at Sioux Falls Convention Center
Germanfest at Fawick Park
Sioux Falls Cars and Coffee at Fleet Farm
Backstreet Boys at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sioux Falls Parade of Homes
Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club
Wilco at Washington Pavilion
Sam Hunt at Great Shots
Jackyl at the Alliance
Hairspray at Washington Pavilion
All events are subject to change. Please check the online events calendars for the most recent updates.
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Sioux Falls Home Expo
Southeast Tech Trek 5k Fun Run/Walk
Sioux Falls Parade of Homes
October Art & Wine Walk in downtown Sioux Falls
Call to Freedom CommUnity Breakfast
First Fruits Harvest Festival at Union Gospel Mission
Cookies, Corks & Brews at The District
Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour
Drake White at The District
KELOLAND Living Arts & Crafts Show
Theresa Caputo Live! at Washington Pavilion
Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at Washington Pavilion
Battle of the Bands at Ramkota Inn Exhibit Hall
Junkin’ Market Days at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
Oktoberfest at Remedy Brewing Company
The Book of Mormon at Washington Pavilion
Greta Van Fleet at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Zombie Crawl in downtown Sioux Falls
Jeremy Camp with Katy Nichole at Washington Pavilion
Walker Hayes at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Haunted Heartland Country Corn Maze
ZooBoo at Great Plains Zoo
Trick or Treat Trail Run
5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl
Anya Marina & Nikki Glaser at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort
Dylan Scott at The District
Bark in the Park at Pasley Park
Harvest Festival at Wilde Prairie Winery
Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy at Washington Pavilion
Thomas Rhett at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Iron Maiden at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
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Tracking trends in business is just one way that the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce is looking out for our members. Sioux Falls is a great place to do business, in part because of its diverse economy. Check here for economic indicators that help show growth and development.
City of Sioux Falls Building Permit Data
Regional Unemployment Rates
CUMULATIVE YEAR TO DATE
MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL
Source: City of Sioux Falls
City of Sioux Falls Total Construction Value July 2022
CUMULATIVE YEAR TO DATE
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Note: figures represent Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), not just city; rates are not seasonally-adjusted
$1,077.0 million $745.9 million
Agriculture Trends June 2022
$349.8 million $121.1 million
Source: City of Sioux Falls
(per bushel) U.S. South Dakota
$607.2 million $247.5 million
Total Construction Value
2022 New Non-Residential Construction Value
Sioux Falls Region Housing Overview
(per bushel) U.S. South Dakota
New Listings: 630 Days on the Market Until Sale: 65 Median Sales Price: $314,700 Inventory of Homes for Sale: 1,081 Source: RASE (Realtor Association of the Sioux Empire)
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Faces & Places
Faces & Places Our members do more than follow the news. They make the news. Job promotions and hirings. New projects. New partnerships. Awards. Every day we hear about exciting accomplishments, historic milestones and other positive aspects of our member businesses that deserve to be shared. Submit news to email@example.com.
Journey Group Companies
Black Hills Federal Credit Union
The Lynda B. Advantage, Keller Williams Realty
Family Visitation Center
Recognition of Chamber Volunteers The Ambassador Committee promotes the Chamber and assists in bringing new members into the organization. The Diplomat Committee works to maintain membership strength in the Chamber and provide outstanding customer service to members. Their volunteer service helps to keep the Chamber strong. Featured Ambassadors this month are Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities, ten years as an ambassador and current board member; and Jay Rasmussen, Journey Group Companies, six years as an ambassador and the immediate past chair of the committee. The ACE Award is presented monthly to one ambassador in recognition of their efforts to bring new members into the Chamber. April Meyerink, Black Hills Federal Credit Union,
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received the ACE Award for June and Lynda Billars, The Lynda B. Advantage, Keller Williams Realty, received the July ACE Award. Sandy Case was the diplomat of the month for June. The July diplomat of the month was Doug DeGroot. Event Champion is a recognition given monthly to one diplomat for consistent attendance and participation at events and ribbon cuttings. Carol Woltjer, Family Visitation Center, was the June Event Champion and Nicole Garber, PREMIER Bankcard, received the honor for July. Two diplomat teams tied for the June team of the month. Team Carstensen: Andrea Carstensen, Minnwest Bank; Tammy Beintema, American Heart Association;
Derrick Karsky, Farmers Insurance Group/ Karsky Agency; Gita Hendricks, Cornerstone Financial Solutions, Inc.; and Jordan Huisman, First PREMIER Bank. Team Nelson: Brad Nelson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sioux Falls Real Estate; David Johnson, DAKOTACARE Administrative Services (DAS); Brent Van Aartsen, Dakota State University; and Curt Johnson, Showplace Cabinetry. The diplomat team of the month for July was Team Menning: Christy Menning, McCrossan Boys Ranch; Carrie Dragt, Midco; Sheila Hoff, Keller Williams Realty; Cody Papke, City of Sioux Falls; and Nicole Garber, PREMIER Bankcard.
New Faces & Promotions Forward Sioux Falls has named Dave Flicek as chair of the Joint Venture Management Committee. Flicek, the Chief Operating Officer for Avera Health, replaces Chris Ekstrum, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls. In addition, Pam Bonrud, NorthWestern Energy, and Vernon Brown, SDN Communications, have each been appointed to a serve a three-year term as at-large members of the Committee. Dr. Jay Perry is the new vice president of USD – Sioux Falls. Perry served the South Dakota Board of Regents for nearly eight years as vice president for academic affairs and senior adviser for policy and planning. Attorney Andy Grocott has joined Goosmann Law Firm. Grocott is a 10-year military veteran with experience procuring and administering multi-million-dollar government contracts, commodities, services and construction projects for the Air Force. His areas of practice include business and estate planning. Grocott received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota, MBA from Liberty University and bachelor’s degree from SDSU. RSA - Architecture & Design has added three new team members. Shaye Horacek is an architectural drafter. He holds an architectural
engineering degree from Southeast Technical College and is also an active member of the United States Air Force. Mikayla Brown is an interior designer with degrees in interior and graphic design. Mitch Schlingman is an architectural designer. He earned his master’s in architecture from SDSU and is an associate member of the AIA. Reliabank has hired Candis Almond as Human Resource Director. Almond has a decade of experience in strategic human resource planning, performance management, staffing, federal and state law compliance, employee benefits, compensation, and management coaching. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from the University of South Dakota. Runnings has hired Angela Eyer as store manager for its East side location and Cullen Beals as store manager for the West side location. First PREMIER Bank welcomed Sarah Wilson as vice president and mortgage sales manager. Wilson has nearly 15 years of experience in financial services. She will lead, coordinate and develop a team of residential mortgage originators and mortgage banking assistants.
Good Deeds Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) is sponsoring the construction of a tiny home for veterans in need at the Veterans Community Project (VCP) Village in Sioux Falls. The VCP Village is a specialized community of 25 tiny homes with on-site services to help homeless veterans return to an independent life. BHFCU donated $50,000 and staff will assist with constructing the sponsored tiny home. As a part of the program, veterans work to achieve health and wellness, income stability, education and training, and fiscal understanding goals, with the ultimate objective of living independently.
Employees at the Sioux Falls office of Eide Bailly LLP recently participated in the firm’s 14th annual Community Day. Approximately 700 hours of work were donated in a single day to clean up and maintain city parks and green spaces. As a result of the volunteers’ efforts, approximately eight truckloads of branches and two full dump trucks of garbage were pulled from the river and its bank, playgrounds at three parks were groomed with FIBAR, 20 tons of sand were added to volleyball courts, and bathrooms and shelters were painted or stained.
Sandra Wallace has been promoted to vice president of human resources for First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard. She will oversee the company’s human resources functions including the talent acquisition, employee relations and compensation teams. She will also manage onsite HR support at each PREMIER location. Wallace has a bachelor’s in human development from Iowa State University and a Master of Public Administration from Drake University. The Sioux Falls Skyforce has promoted four front office team members. Kylie Morris has been promoted to vice president of marketing and brand strategy. Morris joined the Skyforce as an intern and spent six seasons as the director of game day marketing and communications. Matt Dykstra has been promoted to vice president of business development. He began as an intern five years ago and has held positions in media relations and business development. Robel Tewelde has been promoted to senior account executive of group sales. Tewelde joined the Skyforce ahead of the 2019-20 season as an account executive. Ryan Soukup has been promoted to director of game operations. Soukup has spent three seasons assisting with game operations.
Mergers & Acquisitions VIKOR has acquired the Construction Division of Pathwave, Inc. The move allows VIKOR to expand its services and increases its team to more than 235 employees. Pathwave will continue to offer its telecom field operations software, which VIKOR plans to utilize to consistently deliver quality closeout packages.
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Faces & Places
Honors & Awards Nicole Garber, Customer Experience and Process Innovation Director at PREMIER Bankcard, was honored with the Innovating with AI and Analytics award at Verint’s 2022 Engage Global Customer Awards. The award recognizes innovators transforming business by deploying advanced machine learning models, natural language processing, intent and analytics engines to derive tangible value in customer engagement. PREMIER Bankcard is leveraging predictive First Call Resolution algorithms to understand how likely is it that the agent resolved the issue to the customer’s satisfaction, and to identify which agents and call types create the most friction. The call studies are also key to finding those things that associates are excelling at and this effort plays a key role with performance management and agent recognition. Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP lawyer Reece Almond was presented with the South Dakota Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award for 2022. The award
recognizes dedication to pro bono service through the State Bar of South Dakota’s Legal Aid Program, Access to Justice, Inc. Almond volunteered to assist in a case where a minor child was in need of their own attorney due to a high conflict custody/visitation situation and related Protection Order matter. Over a three-year period, Almond provided more than 300 hours of pro bono service in his capacity as attorney for the minor child. In addition to this case, Almond has accepted other various court appointments on a variety of matters. Almond also chairs the South Dakota State Bar’s AskA-Lawyer program and has served as a judge in Teen Court. Forbes, in partnership with market research firm Statista, has named the top three banks in South Dakota, based on customer satisfaction data. They are: First Dakota National Bank, Dacotah Bank, and CorTrust Bank. The survey focused on six separate facets of the banking relationship: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services,
customer service and financial advice. Institutions with branches in more than 14 states weren’t eligible for the rankings. Four Goosmann Law Firm attorneys were selected to the 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. This honor is limited to no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the Great Plains. CEO Jeana Goosmann personally acts as general counsel to company presidents, CEOs, and corporate executives. This is the seventh year she has been selected to the list. Joel Carney is Chief People Officer and Partner at Goosmann Law Firm. This is the second year he has been selected to the list. Daniel Epstein is a Partner and the litigation practice area leader for the firm. This is Epstein’s second year selected to the Super Lawyers List. Barry Sackett is a Partner and the business law practice area leader for Goosmann. This is the fourth year Sackett has been selected to the list. Goosmann Law Firm has seven attorneys with Sioux Falls ties who have been selected to the 2022 Great Plains Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list. William Hale is the Sioux City managing partner of Goosmann Law Firm. This is the fourth year he has been on the Rising Stars list. Warren Ford is a partner and corporate maintenance program leader. This is his first year on the list. Nick Montague is a partner and estate planning practice area leader. This is his fifth year on the list. Anna Limoges is a litigation attorney. This is her first year on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Stefan Szwarc is an estate planning and business attorney. This is the first year he is on the list. Joshua Clark is a business attorney and is on the list for the first time this year. Elle Onisciuc is on the Rising Stars list for the first time. She is a litigation and family law attorney. Three Chamber member companies were named to the latest Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. They are: Lauriebelles, 363% growth; MarketBeat, 317% growth; and Weisser Distributing, 142% growth. Companies are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S. based, privately held, for profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of Dec. 31, 2021.
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1-5 Holiday Inn City Centre hosted Chamber
members for the July Membership Mixer. The Holiday Inn is celebrating 50 years of business in downtown Sioux Falls. Nichelle Lund welcomed guests for an evening of networking and fun.
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Faces & Places
6-10 The August Membership Mixer was hosted by
Sanford Health at their Foundation House in northeast Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls Market President Paul Hanson welcomed guests, who enjoyed refreshments and networking on the patio.
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11 Chamber members gathered at Architecture
Incorporated for coffee and networking at the July Morning Mingle. 12-13 Members who live and work on the southwest side of Sioux Falls gathered at The SandBar & Grill for a recent ChamberHood. The event provides an opportunity to network with neighbors and learn about development and projects planned for that portion of town. The next ChamberHood, planned for September, will focus on the north side of Sioux Falls. 14 YPN members participated in a Coffee Table Talk about the Sustainability Plan proposed by the City of Sioux Falls.
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Faces & Places
17 15 The Chamber’s annual Inside Washington
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series began on Aug. 16 with a luncheon featuring U.S. Senator John Thune. Thune was interviewed by Jodi Schwan, Align Content Studio, about activity taking place in Washington, D.C. and then took questions from the audience. 16-17 Community Connections tours provide a way for YPN members to go behind the scenes of a local business, to learn about their mission and operations. Attendees at the tour of Landscape Garden Center learned about the company’s history and growth in Sioux Falls. Ag United hosted young professionals for a tour of Boadwine Farms and educated attendees about the technology involved in modern agriculture. 18 Young professionals enjoyed coffee and conversation next to the city’s namesake Falls at the July Morning Buzz event. Fall Overlook Café by Stensland, located at Falls Park, hosted the YPN event.
19-22 The 39th annual Ag Appreciation
Day took place Aug. 10 in conjunction with the Sioux Empire Fair. Approximately 130 volunteers worked together to serve a free lunch to an estimate 2,300 farmers and ranchers. The event is organized by the Agribusiness Division of the Chamber.
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GREATER SIOUX FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Community Appeals Scheduled Fund Drives The purpose of the Community Appeals Committee is to qualify and provide orderly scheduling of capital fund drives to the business community. By vetting capital fund drives, the objective of Community Appeals is to affirm the project is a sound community investment and worthy of donor consideration. It is the intent of the Chamber to encourage every business to carefully consider such requests. However, we also acknowledge that many businesses have limited resources for capital fund drives, both in an ability to properly evaluate them and a sufficient budget to contribute. Our Community Appeals process is intended to provide our members with assurance that a Community Appeals campaign is worthy of investment.
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MCCROSSAN BOYS RANCH NOV. 1, 2022–MARCH 31, 2023
To expand/renovate the McCrossan School and construct an outdoor athletic complex.
ACTIVE GENERATIONS APRIL 1, 2023–JULY 31, 2023
To add a second Active Generations location on the east side of Sioux Falls.
VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT NOV. 1, 2023-MARCH 31, 2024 To build a village of 25 tiny homes for homeless veterans in the Sioux Falls area. A Village Center will also be constructed to facilitate behavioral/physical wellness, serving to link to other services.
LIFESCAPE HOSPITAL & SCHOOL APRIL 1, 2024-JULY 31, 2024
To construct a new campus to increase residential service capacity, specialty school capacity and outpatient services.
Standing at your side MEET THE CREATORS
They’re the dreamers. The doers. Manufacturing products. Providing services. Moving us forward. Growing jobs. Building culture. Supporting local. Developing solutions. Putting everything together with style. Fueling others’ passions while they live out their own. They call the Sioux Falls area home. Every day they create culture and community that sets Sioux Falls apart. And the place where they intersect? It’s the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. Since 1907, the Chamber has worked to foster an environment to help businesses succeed. As this little prairie town grew, so did the businesses and the people who make Sioux Falls extraordinary. As an advocate for businesses, the Chamber provides access. It has programs that grow leaders and provides professional development. From networking to public policy to interacting with elected officials, the Chamber is a hub for connections and idea sharing. It’s a place where businesses of all sizes and industries can come together and lift each other up, learn from one another and work toward a common goal of success for all. Nearly 2,000 businesses from the greater Sioux Falls area are creating this community. When you’re a Chamber member, you’re a creator of the community, too. Here are a few stories from your fellow creators.
By Amy Smolik,
For the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce MEET MORE CREATORS
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Trish Bates never set out to own a business in Sioux Falls. A Mitchell native, she was excited to help grow her salon within her local business community and support her hometown. But an opportunity to purchase an established salon operating similarly to her Mitchell salon made sense. Expanding into Sioux Falls would also allow Bates to market directly to cosmetology graduates in Sioux Falls, which could help grow her Hollywood Style Mitchell salon. After all, as she told her husband, “It’ll be easy. I’ll just keep doing everything I’m doing now, times two.” For the past six years Bates said she has proven herself wrong day in and
day out, but that adding Hollywood Style in Sioux Falls has been a great addition. Bates has owned her Mitchell salon for 14 years and said she’s used to her “small-town” community. Sioux Falls is a completely different culture, from the business community to the styles of hair to the requests they get from clients, she said. But the thing that is constant is the need for one hub to bring everyone together — and the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce provides that, she said. “(Joining the Chamber was) the first thing I thought of,” she said. “When we join together, we make each other great.”
“When we join together, we make each other great.” While Bates doesn’t routinely engage in Chamber activities in Sioux Falls, she does feel a sense of community because she is a Chamber member. And she’s grateful to be able
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The family trade started in 1882 as a painting business by two of the four Norberg brothers. Upon arriving in the States from Sweden, brothers Sven Albert and Peter operated under the name Norberg Bros. In 1885 the first storefront opened as Norberg Paints. They made paint, supplied paint, carried wallpaper and had painters on the team.
A running joke in the Norberg family is that each baby born into the family is “brought down to the store usually a week after being born,” said Stuart Norberg. “The store” is Norberg Paints, one of South Dakota’s longest-held
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family-owned businesses. Stuart recalls spending time at the paint store as a kid, as did his son, Sam, and both his son and son-in-law bring their children down, too. “They want to be a part of it — which is exciting,” Norberg said.
In 1960, the business switched to solely being a retail supplier of premium paint brands, stain and supplies and equipment. In addition, they offer window blinds and industrial paint and coatings. After operating from several storefronts downtown, Norberg Paints moved to E. 14th Street in 1986 and in 2008 added the South store at E. 37th Street.
Cover Story cosmetologist, but no longer practices her trade. She is fueled by mentoring and training new stylists and helping them grow, she said. She appreciates the training opportunities and school that supports stylists and salons in Sioux Falls. “I love training new stylists, growing their business,” she said. “We really cater to training and growing new stylists into seasoned stylists. Our salon has a good mix of new and senior stylists.”
to operate a business in a thriving, growing community. Hollywood Style is a full-service salon — they do lashes, nails, all hair services, waxing, brows. Bates is a
As a small store competing against bigger box companies, it can be challenging. “We’re not always going to be the cheapest, but we will be competitive,” Norberg said. And we can out-service and provide as good, if not better, products.” Over the years, descendants of Sven and Peter have continued to manage the business. Norberg joined the team in the 1980s, following his father Stanley, grandfather Paul and greatgrandfather Sven, and was joined by his uncles and cousins from Peter’s lineage. Norberg is proud to be part of a family business that has watched Sioux Falls grow and withstood wars, depressions, recessions and more recently, a pandemic. Looking back, Norberg wishes he could sit down with previous generations and learn more about how they survived during the tough times or even why they chose Sioux Falls after
She sees her role as a business owner as creating the optimal space for her cosmetologists to work. “For them, they create 100% of the time — and they’re all amazing artists,” she said. “I want to provide the best community I can give them. I want them to come to work and be creative and then just go home. I’ll do all the behind-the-scenes stuff.”
Bates invests in her people, through team-building and educational opportunities. That also includes investing in the community to help Hollywood Style — and all businesses — continue to grow and succeed, knowing that membership in the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce is a part of that success. “I think it’s integrating everyone together. (The Chamber is a) good opportunity to network and help each other,” Simpson said. “Everyone has their own unique businesses and if you can bounce ideas and perspectives off others, it’s nice.” “I love that we’re in such an evolving industry. Our community is growing so fast,” Simpson said. “I love getting to meet people coming through doors every day and building relationships with clients and stylists.”
The Sioux Falls salon is managed by Shelby Simpson. She appreciates that
leaving Sweden due to the potato famine. As a result, he’s trying to include more context in the year-end reports for future generations to better understand what was happening and how the team at Norberg excelled in the good times and persevered in tougher times. “My position right now is to help mentor and transition our fourth and fifth generations to sustain and continue our business with the same values and culture,” he said. “I’ve been entrusted to do that handoff and to make sure it’s a good one.” Creating a solid team of people from multiple generations isn’t always easy. Norberg said having the right people has been key to their success, which allows the team to dream and create more business opportunities. Supporting employees by creating a
great work environment that utilizes their talents is also important, he said — “we build into them, they build along with us.” As to why Norberg Paints stays in Sioux Falls, Norberg says that answer is easy — “we like this place.” And Norberg credits the role of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce in creating a dynamic business community to help businesses of all sizes thrive. The Chamber is a communication hub for bringing people in and supporting local businesses. “If the city does well, we’re doing well,” he said.
“We build into them, they build along with us.”
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Located in Uptown Sioux Falls, La Luna Café is a destination for artists, families and businesspeople alike. It promises coffee, food and love — brought to you by a family who is passionate to serve.
Doing it just before a pandemic hit, with some family members also serving as pastors of a church and other family members going to school, added a few more hoops to jump through.
La Luna is owned by Salvador and Edith Jaimes and started with the help of their three children. Salvador and Edith came to Sioux Falls in the early 2000s from El Salvador primarily to start a church. They had previous experience in the food industry and after talking about opening a coffee shop in Sioux Falls for years, in 2019 they finally took the plunge.
Oldest son Salvador graduated from the University of Sioux Falls and now attends Princeton. Daughter Tatiana also graduated from USF and has started her professional career in social work but will still be active at the café. Youngest son Diego is now a student at USF.
Opening any small business is an exciting and challenging endeavor.
“I can really appreciate our business community here. Everyone is so supportive,” Tatiana said. “I love seeing people in their work outfits coming in on their way into work.”
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Growing up near Sioux City, Mindy Kroll listened to her parents talk about their business over the dinner table. They talked about challenges, opportunities and ways to evolve the company. As a result, she knew that she, too, wanted to be her own boss someday. Her parents adapted their business, Time Management Systems (TMS), and created new solutions for their clients as technology evolved from typewriters to copiers. After graduating from South Dakota State University and starting her career in sales, Kroll joined the family business in 2007, working
The Jaimes family extends their support to the creative community as well, serving as a home to artists who display their work for sale,
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Art was always part of the business plan, Tatiana said. “It’s fun to support the community through art and making art ourselves. Every plate we serve is art. We love latte art and make our drinks as pretty as possible. We’re very specific on details in making our meals.” Tatiana said they view everyone who enters La Luna as a creative of some type, even if they don’t necessarily consider themselves an artist. “We just want to push Sioux Falls to foster creativity,” she said. Creating a space that is welcoming to all was key to opening La Luna Café, as was joining the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. “We knew joining the Chamber was going to be a good thing. It’s a built-in support system— a group that will give you a shout out,” she said.
remotely as she and her husband wanted to stay in Sioux Falls. In 2013, Kroll and her sister, Jen Vanderloo, purchased the business from their parents. Kroll is the CEO and Vanderloo is the CFO, working out of the Sioux City office. The team of 26 employees is split between the two offices. In a nutshell, Time Management Systems sells software — but it is much more than that, Kroll said. “We create solutions. We take what they have and integrate with our platforms. Our goal is to empower companies with strategic solutions through
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as well as regular music performances and poetry readings.
our creations,” she said. “We don’t want to be just a time and attendance company. We find solutions. We want companies to ask — ‘what else can you do?’ We’ll create it!” TMS employees are very forwardthinking. Many of the products and services created have come directly from input from frontline staff and
Cover Story “We wanted to support the community having a space for people to be creative and they naturally gave us support back. It’s not just a give-give or take-take — it’s give-take.” Salvador and Edith continue to grow their church, Iglesia Restauracion en Cristo (Restoration in Christ Church). They are both fueled by operating the café: Salvador, who loves waking up to a good cup of black coffee and a pastry; and Edith, who receives joy by creating food for others. “Mom loves cooking for people — it brings her so much joy,” Tatiana said. “She wants to watch people eat and enjoy the food, she loves to provide that service and finds joy in other people’s enjoyment of eating.” While Tatiana will be stepping back a bit in her role at the café, she’s still coordinating the rotating art displays. The current display celebrates their own baristas and showcases their latte art.
“We wanted to support the community having a space for people to be creative and they naturally gave us support back.”
“Our goal is to empower companies with strategic solutions through our creations.”
copier services and now have evolved to payroll, human resources, security and surveillance.
requests from clients — “our staff is integral in the evolution of products that we write,” Kroll said.
Because of technology, TMS clients are located across the country. Kroll wanted to work in Sioux Falls and keep an office here because the city is constantly growing and changing. “I look at so many cities that are dying and going backwards or have people leaving — Sioux Falls is not one of those cities,” she said. “Everyone wants to live in a place when there’s hope for the future, especially with everything that’s going on in the world. Sioux Falls embodies that very well.”
The company has client niches that utilize the services, from school districts to healthcare to manufacturing and grocery stores. Those dinner conversations Kroll listened to while growing up were about time and
For Kroll, being a member of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce creates connections. From events to advocacy, the Chamber is a great promoter for small businesses like hers.
“The Chamber does a phenomenal job of keeping people connected. I like the Morning Mingles — I can stop in on my way to work, grab coffee and meet people. Everything is very inviting,” she said. Working and living in a city that fits her personality — “content, but not complacent” — means going to work is fun for Kroll. “My favorite part of my job? I get to pick who I work with. And I work with some awesome, smart people,” she said. As for being an entrepreneur, it’s more fun than she thought it would be. “Growing up I watched my parents solve problems. I really enjoy leading and it’s fun to create and build things — I am fortunate to work with the brightest and most forward-thinking team, which allows us to dream bigger,” Kroll said.
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Big questions on the 2022 ballot Chamber will review and recommend positions for each Last month brought an anniversary date which I am most grateful to have obtained. Nearly a decade ago, I was diagnosed with a deadly form of stomach cancer. The news came as a shock to my family. Every cancer survivor remembers the date they received the call. The world stops. My sons were 8 and 13 at the time. They started school two weeks after I was diagnosed. I missed sending them off to school that year as I was undergoing tests and treatment. Knowing I would not be there, I sent handwritten cards encouraging them about their first day of school. It would seem an easy enough task, but an entire box of Kleenex aided my efforts in writing those cards. Debra Owen
Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Medical bills with health insurance can be overwhelming. Without insurance, they can be insurmountable.
A few years ago, as my oldest was headed to college, we came across the card. We talked about those difficult months when I went through treatment. Near the end of the conversation, he circled back to the card and offered, “I understood the reason why you wrote the card. I knew you were trying to tell me good-bye if you didn’t make it back home.” Thankfully, I did return home and never missed another first day of school. Those were tough days, months and years. I’m thankful to live in a state with fabulous health care providers who are dedicated to the art of healing. I share this story with a grateful heart. My family has a mom and a wife because of faith, prayer and support of our community… and because I had health insurance. Yes, health insurance, through my employer. Insurance that provided a medical pathway to survive cancer. When families face a health crisis without health insurance, a diagnosis like cancer is even more devastating. Medical bills with health insurance can be overwhelming. Without insurance, they can be insurmountable. Most working people have some form of health insurance provided by their employer, as I did all those years ago. However, there are still many working people, in addition to those who are unemployed, who do not have insurance. This November voters will decide if a proposed plan to expand the public health insurance program known as Medicaid is the right plan for South Dakota. It is on the ballot as Constitutional Amendment D. As it does with all issues that go to the voters, the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce will carefully review the proposal, provide information to our members and adopt a position on the issue. The work begins with our Issues Management Council (IMC); a committee of more than 40 volunteers representing a variety of industries and ranging from small business owners to leaders of large corporations. Our process requires hearing from both sides of the debate on each ballot measure. IMC then provides a recommendation to the Board of Directors, which ultimately determines the Chamber’s position on each ballot measure. The process is careful and thorough. We know that not all members will agree with every position adopted by the Chamber. But you can be confident that all the arguments are being weighed in light of what is best for our businesses and our community. In addition to the Medicaid expansion proposal, legalizing medical marijuana and an ordinance to ban new slaughterhouses within the city limits of Sioux Falls are on the general election ballot. The Chamber will provide information and make recommendations for each of these issues. As of press date, the Board has not yet voted on any of the 2022 ballot measures. However, I expect that by the time you read this article, the Board will have voted to adopt a position on Constitutional Amendment D, with more to soon follow. You can find the latest information on the Chamber’s positions on policy questions on our website at siouxfallschamber.com/advocacy/chambers-position. I’m proud of the Chamber’s long tradition of engaging our membership in policy decisions. The process inspires trust in the Board’s decision on each ballot measure. Working together we are building a better South Dakota for our residents for generations to come.
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SEHP marks 26 years at annual breakfast The Sioux Empire Housing Partnership (SEHP) will hold its 26th annual breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Holiday Inn City Centre. The theme of the 2022 annual breakfast is “Expanding the Vision.” The breakfast program will feature speakers Lynn Keller Forbes, Executive Director of the Southeastern Council of Governments (SECOG), and Jeff Griffin, President/CEO of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. A summary of activity and successes from the past year will be shared and awards will be presented to individuals who have had a significant impact on affordable housing.
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Launched in 1997 as an initiative of Forward Sioux Falls, SEHP works to preserve, improve and increase affordable housing options for low- to moderate-income families. They provide HUDcertified housing education, which includes first-time homebuyer education, rental education and credit review. Their adult and youth financial literacy programs are offered at no cost to clients. The annual breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program will conclude by 9 a.m. Tickets are $40 per person or $240 for a table of six. Tickets can be purchased at eventcreate.com/e/sehp. For more information contact SEHP staff at (605) 339-0942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-range strategic plan will seek community input Preliminary work has begun on a long-range, community-wide strategic plan that will provide a blueprint for moving Sioux Falls forward in the next decade. Forward Sioux Falls is leading collaboration with the City of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, Sioux Empire United Way and the Sioux Falls Public School District. RDG, an Omaha-based consulting firm, has been hired to coordinate the plan, which will focus on quality-of-life attributes including, but not limited to: •
Health & Human Services
A plan to engage the public in the project has been designed and will be implemented later this summer. This will include surveys, listening sessions, community roundtables and open houses. In addition, there will be opportunities for community members to participate and provide input during existing events held throughout Sioux Falls to meet people where they are. An awareness campaign will ensure audiences are educated in the process and welcomed to participate. This will include a dynamic website to engage and provide meaningful input and feedback, social media notifications and promotional materials to inform the public about the project and how they can become involved. The strategic plan is scheduled to be completed by April 2023.
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The power to change a story The Sioux Empire United Way (SEUW) will kick off its annual fundraising campaign on September 12-16, 2022. A full week of activities are planned, which will celebrate the good the Sioux Empire United Way does throughout its four-county footprint. The week kicks off on Monday with free coffee at five Scooter’s Coffee locations around town. The following days include donut deliveries to partners, tours of SEUW-supported agencies, and the launch of a SEUW special-edition beer from Severance Brewing Co. “Sioux Empire United Way plays an important role in helping make the Sioux Empire such a wonderful place to live and work. As our community grows, I want to continue to spread the message of this important work. I also want to show my appreciation for the support of our current leaders, volunteers, agencies and donors,” said volunteer campaign chair Monie Siemonsma. “Whether you are a long-term SEUW supporter or are looking for a new opportunity to get involved and give back, I hope I can connect with you throughout the 2023 campaign.” In 2023, SEUW will support 39 agencies and 80 programs, impacting the lives of children, vulnerable adults and people in crisis. In the past year, through the support of donors in the community, SEUW has: • Helped 185 children access preschool programming • Provided 827 individuals escaping a domestic violence situation with a safe shelter • Provided 109 individuals in need of care and supervision during the day with adult day services • Provided 11 families and 467 individuals with housing and case management services • Delivered books to more than 10,000 children through the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program The Power to Change a Story is the theme for the 2023 campaign. It points to the impact that each individual donor can have on the lives of friends, neighbors and strangers in their community. For details on all of the activities planned for kickoff week, or to learn more about Sioux Empire United Way in our community, visit seuw.org.
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Meet the CEO The Sioux Empire United Way is entering its new campaign season with a new leader at the helm of the organization. Alan H. Turner II became President and CEO last spring. Through his 25-year career in nonprofit leadership, Turner served as president and CEO for three other United Ways: United Way of Central Alan H. Turner II Florida, in Lakeland, Florida; United Sioux Empire United Way Way of Southwest Alabama, in Mobile, Alabama; and United Way of West Tennessee, in Jackson, Tennessee. Other organizations he has served include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus, the New York State Assembly and the Boy Scouts of America.
What drew you to career in non-profit leadership?
Growing up my father taught me to find ways to help those in need. We would volunteer and help the different nonprofits in the various communities I grew up in. It just seemed like a natural fit.
What attracted you to the job with SEUW?
My wife and I were looking for a community and an organization where we could see planting roots for our family. The Sioux Falls area offers our family that opportunity. The SEUW has a strong history in the community of helping those most in need and I hope I can continue that tradition.
What are your goals for your first year as leader of SEUW?
To listen and learn more. To learn from our nonprofit partners, our volunteers, our donors and our corporate partners. I have already learned this is a very giving community and one that wants to help those in need. I would like to find ways United Way can be a stronger partner throughout the community and build on our current relationships while forming new ones. I want to share our mission and message with those who may not know what United Way does.
What is something we might not know about you?
I am a big Captain America fan. I enjoy getting to relive some of my childhood by collecting comic books with my son. The movies are fun but going through comics I once read as a kid and now collecting with my son is pretty cool.
Summit focuses on best practices in workforce development From hiring to retaining top talent, it is a challenging time to be building your workforce. The Sioux Falls Development Foundation’s annual WIN in Workforce Summit will bring together business leaders and experts for a day focused on workforce strategies that can be put to immediate use. The WIN in Workforce Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. HR professionals and leaders at all levels of an organization will find opportunities to learn from others who are finding ways to create talented teams and take their businesses to new levels of success. The event will kick off with an inspirational message from Justin Forsett, a former NFL running back turned Shark Tank entrepreneur. Forsett shares his story of going from poverty to peak performance in sports and business.
Chad Greenway speaks at the 2021 WIN in Workforce Summit
Additional sessions include panel discussions on attracting new entry-level employees, talent development, talent retention to address employee burnout, and today’s workforce issues, such as hybrid workplaces and change management.
The registration fee is $89 and includes a networking lunch. SHRM members will be eligible for up to nine Personal Development Credits for attending the 2022 WIN in Workforce Summit. Find more information and register online at wininworkforce.com.
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Cybersecurity Conference to be held Sept. 14 A cybersecurity conference will bring together speakers in government, academia and industry to explore the evolving threat landscape and industry-developed best practices for protecting your organization. The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce will host the fifth annual Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference on Sept. 14 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. A distinguished lineup of security experts will examine what leaders can do to defend critical infrastructure and deter malicious actors. The event will be headlined by the Deputy Commander of the USCYBERCOM, Lt. General Timothy Haugh. Other featured speakers include U.S. Senator Mike Rounds; Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, Dakota State University; Jim Hanson, Avera; Katelyn FlowersVelasquez, USGS EROS; and Kyle Hendrickson, Eide Bailly LLP. Businesses of every size need a cybersecurity plan. This conference will offer valuable insight into domestic and foreign threats facing businesses, best practices for mitigating cyber risk, and ways in which leaders in business and government can respond to significant cyber threats. The 2022 Sioux Falls Cybersecurity Conference is a collaboration between the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. SDN Communications is the lead sponsor of the event and AARP, Eide Bailly LLP, PREMIER Bankcard and Marsh & McLennan Agency are supporting sponsors.
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Cybersecurity Conference Wednesday, Sept. 14 • 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center $75
Details and registration at siouxfallschamber.com
Keynote Speaker Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh is the deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, which directs, synchronizes and coordinates cyberspace planning and operations to defend and advance national interests in collaboration with domestic and international partners. The Command’s focus areas include defending the DoDIN, providing Lt. General support to combatant commanders Timothy Haugh for the execution of their missions USCYBERCOM around the world, and strengthening our nation’s ability to withstand and respond to cyber-attacks. Haugh was previously the commander of the Cyber National Mission Force and has held other senior roles at USCYBERCOM, including director of intelligence and deputy chief of Joint Task Force-Ares.
THANK YOU TO OUR
Ag appreciation day sponsors Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 • Hosted by the Chamber's Agribusiness Division Pork Sponsor:
Harvester Sponsors: AARP South Dakota Avantara Norton Black Hills Federal Credit Union Diamond Mowers ELO CPAs & Advisors Graham Tire Company
Knife River Midco Summit Carbon Solutions Wholestone Farms Xcel Energy
Special thanks to the Minnehaha County Pork Producers Grower Sponsors: Avera Health
Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort
Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
South Dakota Soybean
The First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Payback Feeds - CHS Nutrition
Sioux Metro Growth Alliance
Farm Credit Services of America
Plains Commerce Bank
Sioux Empire Fair Association
First PREMIER Bank
South Dakota Corn
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
Results Townsquare MEDIA
South Dakota Pork
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Cultivator Sponsors: ASM Global and Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sam’s Club 8165
Beal Distributing, Inc.
Senator Larry Zikmund
Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP
Sioux Equipment Co Inc.
Dakota Business Finance Eide Bailly LLP First Bank & Trust First Dakota National Bank Holiday Inn City Centre Hyatt Place South
Scott's Lumber & Supply Co.
Sioux Falls SKYFORCE South Dakota Biotech Association Two Way Solutions, Inc. U.S. Bank Waste Management of South Dakota, Inc. Zoetis
The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce recognizes the role agriculture plays in the growth of our community. Though our city’s economy continues to expand and diversify, we know the region’s roots lie in agriculture. For 39 years, we’ve been proud to acknowledge the work of our area farmers and ranchers by offering a free meal in conjunction with the Sioux Empire Fair. With the help of the businesses listed here and under the guidance of the Chamber’s Agribusiness Pillar, we are able to continue this salute to agriculture. Thank you for all you do.
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State Chamber to host Economic Outlook The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry will hold their 16th annual Economic Outlook Seminar on Tuesday, October 4, from 3-6 p.m., at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event will include this year’s economic report from Dr. Joe Santos, Director and Professor of Economics, Ness School of Management and Economics, South Dakota State University and the results of Jodi Schwan’s SiouxFalls.Business quarterly CEO survey. A panel discussion featuring area business leaders will be announced closer to the event date. The 2022 Economic Outlook Seminar is chaired by Reggie Kuipers, Bender Commercial Real Estate, and is sponsored by Avera Health, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, MidAmerican Energy, NorthWestern Energy, Sanford Health, Augustana
Economic Outlook Seminar Tuesday, Oct. 4 • 3-6 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center Learn more at sdchamber.biz
University, SDN Communications, South Dakota State University and Xcel Energy. Registration is $50 for in-person attendance or $30 for online access. For additional information and to register, visit sdchamber.biz.
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The stage is lit up at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in 2021.
A night of celebration and laughs
Chamber Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 18 The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold its 116th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event is the premier gathering of the year of local business leaders and is a celebration of all that has been accomplished in our businesses and community. The 116th Annual Meeting will feature comedian Charlie Berens, an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more. Berens is known for the Midwest humor incorporated into his standup routine. The Chamber’s Annual Meeting launches the one-year term of the incoming chair, Paul Hanson, Sanford Health. Hanson will take over the Chamber’s top volunteer position Oct. 1, following 202122 Chair of the Board Alex Ramirez, USA Media TV. Also at the meeting, the Chamber will share priorities for the coming year and acknowledge the contributions of retiring directors. The Annual Meeting typically draws approximately 1,700 people together for an evening of networking, entertainment and celebration. The 116th Annual Meeting is sponsored by Avera Health and Sanford Health. HenkinSchultz is the Creative Partner. April Meyerink, Black Hills Federal Credit Union, is serving as chair of the Annual Meeting and Laura Mitchell, Lawrence & Schiller, Inc., is leading the ticket sales team. 36 Chamber News | SEPTEMBER 2022
Tickets will go on sale September 6. The cost is $100 per person or a reserved table of ten for $1,000. Members who order a full table will also have the option to purchase bottles of wine in advance, which will be ready on the table at the event.
Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce 116th Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 Sioux Falls Convention Center Tickets on sale Sept. 6 siouxfallschamber.com
Comedian Charlie Berens Charlie Berens is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors and musicians. He is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 16 million views. In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute, which now has over 1.9 million followers on Facebook. In addition to his Midwest-focused sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID.
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Using Your Membership
Get your Mixer Pass Chamber members have long recognized the value of attending Membership Mixers. Each month a large number of members attend these events and enjoy the opportunity to create new connections and strengthen existing relationships with other chamber members.
Standard admission at the door to a Membership Mixer is $5 per person. You can reduce the cost of attending by purchasing a Mixer Pass. A Mixer Pass gets you admission to all Mixers for the coming year. Now through Dec. 31, you can purchase a Mixer Pass at a discounted price of $40 – that’s a $20 savings if you attend all 12 Membership Mixers in the next Chamber year. Here are some of the advantages of purchasing a Mixer Pass: • You’ll always be prepared for attendance at the mixer – even if you don’t have cash on hand. • If you can’t attend one of the monthly mixers, you can let a co-worker or friend use your pass for that month. • Order your pass now and the Chamber will invoice your business, so you don’t have to bother with expensing your admission cost each month. • Order several for your business and share them with your employees who will benefit from the networking environment of a mixer. You can also use them to treat customers to complimentary admission to a mixer(s).
The Mixer Pass can be used for admittance to each monthly Mixer from October 2022-September 2023. The Pass must be presented at the registration at each event. To purchase your Mixer Pass, contact Teresa Schreier at tschreier@ siouxfalls.com. Or you can place your order at the registration area of an upcoming Mixer.
Plan wisely. Member FDIC
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Understanding Your Internet Connection Dedicated Fiber
Internet is internet, right? Yes and no. There are many factors in how the internet is delivered that can impact your connection quality and speed.
This is a dedicated delivery type that goes over a fiber medium and terminates to a network device on the premises. This delivery method is the most reliable and offers symmetrical download and upload speeds with very low latency and jitter:
The key to understanding the various delivery methods is to first understand how they are grouped. Shared vs. dedicated
• Latency: The time it takes for a data packet to reach its destination and return to the sender. This is measured in milliseconds and is a very important part of delivering quality internet service.
Let’s take a trip back to when the internet was just making its way mainstream. In a speech in 1994, Vice President Al Gore referred to the internet as the “information superhighway.” This phrase is a great way to explain internet delivery types.
A shared internet connection is like a multilane highway. Speeds are relatively fast, and you can be in any of the three lanes. So long as traffic congestion is low, you can go the speed limit (or faster), but this may change when rush hour hits. With a shared internet connection, the amount of traffic on the highway – or people using the internet at any given time – is directly related to your internet speed and quality.
• Jitter: The amount of latency inconsistency over a network. This is also measured in milliseconds and is one of the more important factors in delivering audio and video services.
Note: Midco Dedicated Internet is only available for businesses. Fixed Wireless
A dedicated internet connection is like a new fourth lane. This lane is empty, and you are the only car allowed to drive on it. Because it’s new, the road is smooth and fast. You drive the speed limit with no other cars slowing you down. You get your own turn lanes, entrance ramps and exit ramps, and it’s smooth sailing all the way to your destination. (If only this existed on our daily commutes, right?!)
This is a shared internet connection delivered over fiber, typically to a wireless tower. Equipment is installed on the top of a water tower, grain elevator or other tall structure that is connected to an internet provider’s network. Then, an antenna on your building points directly to that equipment (not at the sky) and delivers high-speed internet using point-to-multipoint signals.
Internet delivery methods
Fixed wireless is commonly used in rural areas where underground internet lines do not often exist due to the vast distance between locations. Speeds are not as fast as coax, FTTP or fiber, but fixed wireless does deliver quality internet with surprisingly low latency and jitter.
With a basic understanding of shared and dedicated internet under our belts, we can explore how different internet delivery methods affect your connection. Coax (Commonly referred to as DOCSIS)
This is a shared delivery type that goes over a copper coaxial line into the premises. It’s typically terminated with a cable modem, and while download speeds can be quite fast, the upload speeds are a fraction of the download speeds. Coax is primarily used in residential homes and small businesses. Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP)
This delivery method is like coax; however, FTTP is delivered over fiber and goes directly to your premises, providing a more reliable connection. This delivery method allows for symmetrical download and upload speeds. Fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) is similar, but it brings fiber as close as possible to a home or business, then the connection is completed using coaxial cable.
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Brian Schumacher is a Sales Engineer at Midco where he provides expertise for all technical aspects of sales, including analyzing the needs of customers and strategizing solutions through engineering design.
Key considerations for outsourcing So, you have big dreams for your company. Most businesses do. Yet to support the vision you want, companies often think they need cutting edge technology, up-to-date financials to drive business growth, data that helps them move forward and quality security parameters that make them feel protected. Although these are great goals to have, not many organizations can accomplish them using their internal staff alone. Each Kristen Boyle Eide Bailly LLP goal takes deep market expertise, industry knowledge and strategic foresight along with experience to make it happen. Rather than hiring internal employees or specialists, organizations often turn to outsourcing to complement the skill sets and knowledge of their team, grow their thinking and make their goals reality.
What is outsourcing?
Outsourcing is simply the process of hiring an outside source to help with particular tasks. This could be an individual freelancer or a consultant company with expertise in a specific field. Outsourcing services can be found across several industries, including accounting, technology, cybersecurity, data, human resources and more. You essentially create your dream team through trusted advisors, consultants and resources on loan when and where you need them and for what you need them for. Outsourcing can be helpful for organizations that want to get a better handle on their finances, create a budget, enter transaction conversations, conduct an internal audit or whose ultimate focus might be construction for remodeling or expansion, for example, but their finances are not aligned to that goal. Rapid growth calls for additional support, fast. Outsourcing is not a replacement to core functions of a business, ones that are aligned with the organization’s mission and values. Rather, outsourcing helps support and serves as a resource for needed services, where having someone on staff does not make sense, right now. Often, organizations outsource to bring in needed expertise or an extra set of hands where they cannot yet bring someone on fulltime to serve as a CFO, CIO, CSO, etc. Outsourcing is a way to supplement business needs and goals and current staff resources.
Benefits of services outsourcing
• Remote services • Increased ability to better meet customer needs, as employees are freed from more minimal or unrelated tasks • Leveraging the best tools and technology, specifically when you outsource IT, data or cybersecurity services • A future-focused approach where you can plan for long-term projects and get them done sooner
Things to consider when outsourcing
1. Make a detailed list of common tasks. This exercise provides insight into how you or your employees are spending your days. Are there certain tasks that might be better off as an outsourced service so time is spent more wisely? Identifying inefficiencies will lead to options for streamlining performance. 2. Take a hard look at company finances. Does outsourcing make financial sense? There is a cost saving opportunity, as you’re not hiring a full-time employee and paying for benefits or onboarding, but it’s wise to take a close look at expenses and profits before making this financial decision. 3. Does outsourcing a particular task align with company values? It’s important to be thoughtful when outsourcing core company value linked tasks. If customer service is a value that your company prides itself on, then co-sourcing or engaging project thought leadership could help you focus on maintaining or elevating your standards, providing depth of resources and new insights.
The future of outsourcing
Recent global events have made companies hyper aware of remote working options and the need for advances in technology. It also solidified the beneficial relationship between service providers and companies. While companies will continue to invest more in developing in-house capabilities, research also shows that a majority of companies will continue to outsource tasks far into the future. Outsourcing has been normalized for companies of all sizes and is set to remain a smart and strategic business option. Kristen Boyle is Bookkeeping Manager at Eide Bailly LLP. Boyle has been with the firm for four years and oversees the Business Outsourcing Services group for Sioux Falls. To learn more about outsourcing for your organization, visit eidebailly.com.
Outsourcing talent is critical in business today, and the benefits often speak for themselves. • Access to experienced resources with the skills you need to save time and money, for a monthly service fee • Hands-on knowledge without going through the hiring, onboarding and training process • Access to a larger talent pool of resources that know your industry and understand your needs • Flexibility
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Anyone can get the job done, but doing it right is a different matter entirely. That’s why, at Security National Bank, we’ll dot the i’s and cross the t’s and take care of all the little things that impact your bigger picture. The details matter around here because you matter to us.
The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce offers a ribbon cutting ceremony or member spotlight video for members to celebrate joining the Chamber, milestone anniversaries, expansions or remodels. The public and all Chamber members are invited to share in the celebration. Call (605) 336-1620 for more information or to schedule your event. Groundbreaking ceremonies are coordinated by the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. Call (605) 339-0103 for more information or to schedule your event.
2501 W. 12th St. cariboucoffee.com Caribou Coffee opened a new location with a mission to create day-making experiences for their guests. L to R: Emily Kannenberg, Addison Cole, Adam Krook, Kirk Freiberg, Lynda Billars, Blake Chesley, Jeffry Umberger (general manager), Kayla Eitreim, Jennifer Hoesing, Nichelle Lund and Izzy Settel. NEW LOCATION
1710 S. Highline Ave. cariboucoffee.com Caribou Coffee opened a new location on Highline Ave. A “Cabin” location, the shop offers drive-thru and walk-up windows with outdoor seating. L to R: Zach Swanson, Justin Zandstra, Lynda Billars, Kayla Eitreim, Shani Wixon, Steve Spindler, Anna Jankord, Andrea Carstensen, Adam Krook, Nellie Rodriguez. NEW LOCATION
7135 S. Santa Rosa Court cortrustbank.com CorTrust Bank moved to a new location that allows them to better serve their customers. L to R: Jack Hopkins, Boyd Hopkins, Megan Kjose, Roger Weber (market president), Kameron Nelson, Gina Hopkins, Kayla Eitreim, Kristin Hoefert-Redlinger, Cindi Johnson and Tom DeHaven. NEW LOCATION
Cosand Construction Company, LLC
2110 E. 52nd St. N. cosandconstruction.com Cosand Construction moved to a larger space to accommodate their growing business. L to R: Callie Cosand, Anna Jankord, Chase Cosand, Doug DeGroot, Brooke Cosand, Jay Rasmussen, Kyle Cosand (owner/president), Lynda Billars, Kim Burma, Joey Latsha and Easton Cosand. NEW LOCATION
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Courtyards at Golden Gateway
1601 N. Powder House Road courtyardsatgoldengateway.com Courtyards at Golden Gateway is an amenityrich, luxury, active adult community located on the east side of Sioux Falls. L to R: Heather Nagel, Jay Soukup, Julie Nelson, David Shelton, Kyle Kelly (president), Lynda Billars and Stephanie Vostad.
Cutler Law Firm, LLP
140 N. Phillips Ave. cutlerlawfirm.com Cutler Law Firm celebrated 25 years in business. L to R: Nichole Mohning, Brian Sittig, Jason Herrboldt, Michael Bornitz, Kent Cutler (partner), Alexis Mahlen, Lynda Billars, Jay Soukup and Kimberly Wassink.
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En Place Catering
818 E. 8th St. enplacecatering.com En Place Catering adds a creative culinary twist to event catering. L to R: Ben Birnstiehl, Claire Litzen, Kim Burma, Jacob Marek, Kameron Nelson, Chef Jordan Taylor (co-owner), Jennifer Hoesing, Cole Robbins, Barry Putzke (co-owner), Kristin Hoefert-Redlinger, Katie McNamara, and Bryson Rossing. NEW MEMBER
Firelink Digital Marketing
firelinkdigital.com Firelink Digital Marketing helps small businesses and non-profits get seen, heard and paid online. L to R: Nathan Stallinga, April Meyerink, Laura Arnett, Tammy Beintema, Mychelle Garrigan (owner), Alexis Mahlen, Kristin Hoefert-Redlinger and Tyson Wharton.
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2300 W. 49th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57105 FischerRounds.com
Offices also in Mitchell, Pierre, Watertown and Rapid City
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1300 W. 57th St., Suite 2 schemmer.com Pursuing their strategic plan to expand architecture and engineering services in Sioux Falls, Schemmer has moved to a larger office location. L to R: Robin Miller, Joe Bunkers, Andrea Carstensen, Nichelle Lund, Steve Kathol (president/CEO), Lucas Fiegen, Matt Sutton and Kristin Hoefert-Redlinger. NEW LOCATION
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
2401 W. Trevi Place, Suite 101 stifel.com/branch/sd/sioux-falls Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc moved and expanded their office size to accommodate their advisors and support staff due to their growth. L to R: Mary Steiner, Cindi Johnson, Jay Soukup, Alexis Mahlen, Kim Burma, Jennifer Sherman (branch manager), Lynda Billars and Karen Starr. NEW LOCATION
311 S. Phillips Ave., Suite 100 visioncareassociates.net/locations/siouxfalls-studio-2020 Studio 20/20 offers a boutique eyecare experience and features a luxury eyewear showroom. L to R: Kristen Kramlich, Jay Soukup, Josh Muckenhirn, Lynda Billars, Kayla Eitreim, Nicole Garber, Dr. Jarrell Freitag, Ali Freitag, Caprianha Freitag and Amy Behr. NEW MEMBER
Veterans Community Project
376 N. Willow Ave. veteranscommunityproject.org Veterans Community Project is building a housing community consisting of 25 tiny houses and the VCP Village Center for Veterans experiencing homelessness. L to R: Jason Bieber, Mayor Paul TenHaken, Steve Kolbeck, Truman Gage, Eric Gage (executive director), Brian Meyer and Mike Lynch. GROUNDBREAKING
White Space Studio
1716 S. Marion Road whitespacesiouxfalls.com White Space Studio is a natural light photography studio for creatives to dream, build, host and collaborate. L to R: April Meyerink, Simon Peschong, Ivy Peschong, Cindi Johnson, Jeff Peschong, Maddie Peschong (owner), Anna Jankord, Natalie Eisenburg, Veda Peschong, Kristin Hoefert-Redlinger and Olivia Essig. NEW MEMBER
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Voyage Federal Credit Union
4301 W. 12th St. voyagefcu.org Voyage Federal Credit Union is constructing a new building, which will replace the North Branch that they’ve occupied since the 1980s. L to R: Alyssa Bainbridge, Mike Gardner, Chris Asche, Emily Westrup, Dennis Olsen, Jeff Eckhoff, Jeff Schmidt (president/CEO), Dave Patzlaff, Mindy Brouwer, Tom Rothenberger, Tiffany Mutchler, Kurt Loudenback, Gerry Heuer, Samantha Parsons and Scott Lawrence.
Zooks Coffee Bar
815 Gateway Lane, Suite 1, Tea, 57064 zookscoffeebar.com Zooks serves locally roasted Parable Coffee, espressos, specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, Buzzed (Lotus) energy drinks, breakfast items, light lunches and snacks. L to R: Stevie Mueller, Nichelle Lund, Kim Burma, Linda Kokenge (owner), Carrie Dragt, Sawyer Kokenge, Lynda Billars and Molly Hill. NEW MEMBER
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Member Anniversaries Congratulations to the following members who are celebrating their milestone membership anniversaries this month. They are part of a continued commitment to our community through their investment in the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about Chamber membership, contact (605) 336-1620 or email@example.com. Find a complete Membership Directory online at siouxfallschamber.com.
Daubys Sports Center Specialty Retail daubyssportscenter.com
The Dunham Company Property Management dunhamcompany.com
Exterior & Roofing mjdalsinroofing.com
Claims Associates, Inc. Insurance & Benefits claimsassoc.com
Avera McKennan Fitness Center Fitness Health & Recreation averamckennanfitness.org
Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Dennis Wieczorek Financial Services edwardjones.com/dennis-wieczorek
Hegg Realtors - Gregg Gohl Affiliate-Real Estate ggohl.hegg.com
Specialty Retail walmart.com
ABC Pediatric Dentistry
Dental Care & Orthodontics abcpediatricdentistry4kidz.com
AMERI/STAR Real Estate, Inc. Scott Enebo Affiliate-Real Estate scottenebo.ameri-star.com
Central States Manufacturing, Inc. Manufacturing & Production centralstatesmfg.com
Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas Associate Member communityhealthcare.net
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Crime Stoppers of the Sioux Empire Associate Member crimestopperssiouxempire.com
Jennifer & Joe Kirby Associate Member
Limestone, Inc. Bookkeeping limestonesd.com
Sioux Falls Candlewood Suites Hotels & Motels candlewoodsuites.com
First Year Reinvestors ChiroFamily Chiropractors chirofam.com
Diamond Mowers Agriculture diamondmowers.com
Huset’s Speedway Entertainment Services husetsspeedway.com
Spectra Food Services and Hospitality
Lockwood & Zahrbock Kool Law Office, PC
U.S. Small Business Administration
Associate Member sba.gov/sd
Hirshfield’s Paint & Decorating Painters hirshfields.com
Hunting Works for South Dakota Associate Member huntingworksforsd.com
Lead to Inspire
Professional Development & Training leadtoinspire.net
NSN Revenue Resources, LLC Financial Services nsnrevenue.com
Security Savings Bank Banks bankwithssb.com/
Stanford Hearing Aids Hearing stanfordhearingaids.com
VIKOR Teleconstruction Telecommunications vikor.com
Marketing/Advertising Agencies patientxagency.com
Business Consulting proresourceshr.com
RE/MAX Professionals, Inc. Thomas Richards Affiliate-Real Estate thomasrichards.remax.com
Marketing & Design Services reistrofferdesign.com
Rough Cut Social Bars & Breweries roughcutsocial.com
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Sioux Falls
Specialty Retail spiceandtea.com/spicestorepage/store/front/id/83
Travis Electric, Inc. Contractors traviselectricinc.com
Promotional Products wildercustoms.net
New members are printed in each issue of Chamber News. Following is a list of businesses or individuals who have invested in the greater community by joining the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. An online Membership Directory can be found at siouxfallschamber.com. Want to become a member? Call (605) 336-1620.
Allen Edge Real Estate Team – Kayla Taverna
Real Estate–Affiliates Kayla Taverna, (605) 929-5010 6245 S. Pinnacle Place, Suite 102, 57108
Interior Design Michelle Marino, (605) 271-2278 201 W. 37th St., 57105 houndstoothhouse.com
Axiom Chiropractic & Neuropathy
Key Media Solutions
Human Resources Zach Weinandt, (605) 321-2505 101 S. Phillips Ave., Suite 513, 57103 360headhunter.com
Marketing/Advertising Agencies Laura Arnett, (605) 212-1886 223 S. Phillips Ave., 57104 flynnwright.com
Chiropractor Dr. Justin Wubben, (605) 275-2010 6209 S. Pinnacle Place, Suite 102, 57108 axiom-chiropractic.com
Marketing/Advertising Agencies Korena Keys, (605) 215-5106 3600 S. Westport Ave., 57106 keymediasolutions.com
Balance Point, LLC
Live Hydration Spa Sioux Falls
Mental Health & Counseling Jordan Jenkins, (605) 524-8910 3508 S. Minnesota Ave., Suite 100, 57105 balancepointsd.com
Medical Services & Supplies Dale Weber, (605) 988-6773 5011 S. Louise Ave., 57108 livehydrationspa.com
Bridgeford Trust Company
Millborn Seeds, Inc.
Trust Companies Ashley G. Blake, (605) 224-9189 5140 E. 57th St., Suite A bridgefordtrust.com
Agriculture Devin Vander Poel, (605) 697-6306 2132 32nd Ave., Brookings, SD 57006 millbornseeds.com
The Monster Vision
Coffee Shops Jeffry Umberger, (605) 401-5191 2501 W. 12th St., 57104 cariboucoffee.com
Television, Radio & Outdoor Kevin Hurley, (712) 389-1447 North Sioux City, SD, 57049 themonstervision.com
Courtyards at Golden Gateway by Kelly Construction, Inc.
Motion and Flow Control Products, Inc.
Real Estate–Residential Kyle Kelly, (605) 403-7818 Dakota Dunes, SD 57049 courtyardsatgoldengateway.com
Dakota Vascular Prof, LLC
Clinics Amanda Saeger, (605) 306-6100 3801 S. Elmwood Ave., 57105 dakotavascular.com
Manufacturing & Production David Andrew, (605) 937-5966 1005 E. Benson Road, 57104 mfcp.com
Real Presence Radio
Radio, Television & Outdoor Mark Hollcraft, (877) 795-0122 yourcatholicradiostation.com
Event Planning Loghin L. Welch, (605) 323-9601 504 N. Main Ave., 57104 siouxfallseventplanning.com
Sioux Empire Travel
Travel Agencies Tyson Wharton, (605) 777-9781 siouxempiretravel.com
Solomon Property Inspections Real Estate–Appraisers Bob Solomon, (605) 376-4602 solomonpropertyinspections.com
South Dakota Hall of Fame
Associate Member Laurie Becvar, (605) 234-4216 1480 S. Main St., Chamberlain, 57325 sdhalloffame.org
South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions Associate Member Chad Goldammer, (605) 201-7892 5116 S. Solberg Ave., 57108 sdmanufacturing.com
Window Genie of Sioux Falls Cleaning Services Russ Moir, (605) 705-4200 1156 E. 77th St., 57108 windowgenie.com/siouxfalls
Human Resources Andrew Erdman, (515) 490-9898 paychex.com/HR
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Five questions is a monthly feature on a Chamber volunteer, Chamber member or staff member. Want to be featured here? Call (605) 336-1620.
Five questions with Jeffry Umberger Jeffry Umberger is general manager of the new Caribou Coffee located on W. 12th Street in Sioux Falls. He holds a bachelors degree in restaurant and hotel management, and has nearly two decades of experience managing restaurants and developing his employees. Jeffry loves to experience new things. In his free time, you can usually find him exploring Sioux Falls with his three kids, Zeke (10), Ellie (8), and Xavier (6).
Why does your company choose to be a Chamber member? We believe in our community and making a difference no matter how big or small.
How did you choose your career? I have a passion for people. Caribou offers the availability and resources for me to develop my team. I believe in developing each person to be the best version of themselves as possible. I do that by starting with accepting them for who they are. Jeffry Umberger Caribou Coffee
Visit chambernews.com for more questions with Jeffry
What is your favorite coffee drink? And how much do you have in day? The XL Iced Marshmallow Crafted Press is my favorite. I drink two or three a day. One of the few downfalls of working with coffee!
What might someone be surprised to learn about you? I have traveled to 23 countries, training and developing leadership for nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabs.
What do you think is one challenge facing our community today? And how should we tackle it? Recruiting and retention of our employees. We need to change our mindset from waiting for people to apply to being more proactive and telling people how awesome they are doing at their jobs and if they are looking for something different or something new, to reach out. I don’t believe in stealing people, but I do believe in saving them.
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