• October 2019

Message from the Chair

By Bobbi Thury
2019-20 Chair of the Board

We are at our best when synergy is at its best. Simply stated, synergy is the recognition that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Synergy is the catalyst that can unleash the greatest power of possibility, the spirit of discovery and the perseverance to keep going. To our fellow businesses and citizens who got beat up and ravaged in last month's storm, tornadoes and flooding, we here at the Chamber are with you and please let us know if we can help in any way. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you recover.

Bobbi Thury
As a membership-based organization, our strength is not derived from one person but from the whole.

Together, we are stronger. In all things–storms, businesses, community, family, we are better together. At the Chamber, synergy is serious business for us. Whether it's helping move forward legislation that promotes a better business climate so we can have a thriving business community, helping our small business owners connect and be educated on the latest developments at our Business Sense Workshops, or developing the next generation of leaders through YPN and Leadership Sioux Falls, we know that a rising tide lifts all boats.

As a membership-based organization, our strength is not derived from one person but from the whole. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has committed volunteers, dedicated staff and over 2,000 member businesses who are invested in making Sioux Falls a great place to live, work, learn, play and grow. We are strong because we are a collaborative group of leaders working together for the betterment of our community, and I invite you to join us in this effort.

If you want to learn more about how you can get involved in the Chamber, give us a call! For those already involved, you know the first week of October brings a time of transition as we bring in new board members and extend thanks to those terming off the board. New officers assume leadership positions, taking on important responsibilities to the Chamber membership. That includes myself, as I step into the role of your Chair of the Board for 2019-2020 – a position I am honored to hold.

I also invite you to join me on Oct. 22 at the Chamber's 113th Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is the networking event of the year, so don't miss a minute of the networking reception starting at 4:30 p.m. We'll celebrate all the good work that has been accomplished in the past year and lay the groundwork for the coming year. As the largest gathering of the year of business and industry leaders, it certainly is a can't-miss networking opportunity! I look forward to seeing you there!


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