• October 2018


Chamber Annual Meeting to feature Pixar story creator

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to feature Matthew Luhn, one of the original Story Creators at Pixar, as the keynote speaker at its 112th Annual Meeting on Oct. 16, 2018.

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker and story consultant, with over 20 years' experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Luhn works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and other professionals, teaching how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart in order to build stronger brands and business communication.

Luhn's most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more. His story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.

The Annual Meeting also recognizes the efforts of the outgoing Chair of the Board and launches the one-year term of the incoming chair. Tim Sturdevant, President & CEO of Sturdevant's Auto Parts, will take over the Chamber's top volunteer position Oct. 1, following the success of 2017-18 Chair Steve Van Buskirk, Director of Land Development for Van Buskirk Companies. The contributions of retiring directors will also be acknowledged. Stacy Wrightsman, Sanford Health, is serving as chair of the event and Corey Weide, Morgan Stanley, is leading the ticket sales team.

"This is our night to come together as a Sioux Falls business community and celebrate the successes of our community, highlight the work of our chamber and share the positive vision for the Sioux Falls region in the year ahead," said Wrightsman.

Formal invitations will be mailed to Chamber members after the Labor Day holiday. The celebration will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, beginning with a reception at 4:30 p.m. with the dinner and program starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $85 per person for Chamber members or $170 per person for non-members. Tickets and table reservations will be available beginning Sept. 4.

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Mission:
As the leading Sioux Falls area business advocate, we represent our members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region.

Jennie Doyen, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Marketing & Communications Director
(605) 373-2054

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