• October 2018

Matthew Luhn to keynote Chamber's Annual Meeting

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 112th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event features a keynote address from Matthew Luhn, one of the original Story Creators at Pixar.

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 them how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart in order to build stronger brands and business communication.

With experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows and video games at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM and other studios, Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Luhn's story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Luhn's story seminar, he will share his process for creating new ideas and characters, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product.

The Chamber's Annual Meeting launches the one-year term of the incoming chair, Tim Sturdevant, President & CEO of Sturdevant's Auto Parts. He assumed the Chamber's top volunteer position Oct. 1, following 2017-18 Chair of the Board Steve Van Buskirk, Van Buskirk Companies. Stacy Wrightsman, Sanford Health, is serving as chair of the Annual Meeting and Corey Weide, Morgan Stanley, is leading the ticket sales team.

The Annual Meeting will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening concludes with a post-reception at 9:15 p.m. The cost is $85 per person or a table of ten for $850. Tickets and table reservations will be available until Oct. 10.

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