• September 2018

Chamber Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 16
Featuring keynote speaker Matthew Luhn

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 112th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The celebration will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m., the dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. The evening concludes with a post-reception at 9:15 p.m.

The Chamber´s Annual Meeting launches the one-year term of the incoming chair, Tim Sturdevant, President & CEO of Sturdevant´s Auto Parts. He will take over the Chamber´s top volunteer position Oct. 1, following 2017-18 Chair of the Board Steve Van Buskirk, Van Buskirk Companies. Also at the meeting, the Chamber will share priorities for the coming year and acknowledge the contributions of retiring directors.

The event will culminate with 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 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.

With over 20 years´ 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.

Stacy Wrightsman, Sanford Health, is serving as chair of the Annual Meeting and Corey Weide, Morgan Stanley, is leading the ticket sales team.

New this year is the option to purchase bottles of wine in advance, which will be ready on your table at the event. Attendees can order their wine at the same time they purchase tickets – either through an online order at siouxfallschamber.com or through a member of the ticket sales committee. Wine presale is limited to members who reserve a table.

Invitations will be mailed to Chamber members after Labor Day and tickets will be distributed beginning in September. The cost is $85 per person or a table of ten for $850. Tickets and table reservations will be available beginning Sept. 4.

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