• October 2019

113th Annual Meeting to feature Sekou Andrews

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 113th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event is the largest gathering of the year of local business leaders and is an opportunity to network and form new connections, while celebrating the good work that has been accomplished in our businesses and community.

Sekou Andrews, the “Poetic Voice,” will deliver the keynote address. For over 15 years Sekou has been helping the world's largest organizations deliver relevant information with riveting inspiration through an innovative, unconventional category of speaking called Poetic Voice.

Forbes Magazine has called Sekou “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” His “wow-factor” is in high demand with the world's most successful organizations, including Google, Viacom, Toyota, Nike, Cisco, Linkedin, Global Green, Paypal, ASAE, The Gap, General Mills, TEDx, YPO, Capital One, L'Oreal, Autodesk, ACLU, Intuit and the NBA to name but a few. Sekou has also emerged as an inspiring voice for health and wellness, routinely evoking tears, cheers, and standing ovations at events for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, United Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Blue Shield, TEDMED, Roche, Genentech and the American Nurses Association.

A schoolteacher turned actor, recording artist, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning poetic voice, Sekou is a multi-talented entertainer with over two decades of experience rocking diverse audiences. His speeches are rich with actionable insight that help attendees connect more deeply with their communities, become more influential leaders and unlock greater possibilities.

The Chamber's Annual Meeting launches the one-year term of the incoming chair, Bobbi Thury, founder and attorney of Legacy Law Firm, P.C. Thury will take over the Chamber's top volunteer position Oct. 1, following 2018-19 Chair of the Board Tim Sturdevant, Sturdevant's Auto Parts. Also at the meeting, the Chamber will share priorities for the coming year and acknowledge the contributions of retiring directors.

The 113th Annual Meeting is sponsored by ISG, Sanford Health and Wells Fargo Bank. Corey Weide, The Venrick Goeman Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, is serving as chair of the Annual Meeting and Jay Rasmussen, Journey Group Companies, is leading the ticket sales team.

The Annual Meeting will kick off with the largest networking event of the year – a reception at 4:30 p.m. Dinner and the program will start at 6:30 p.m., and 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. 11.

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 113th Annual Meeting

Featuring keynote speaker Sekou Andrews

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 Sioux Falls Convention Center

Purchase tickets by Oct. 11

Tickets are $85 per person. Tables of ten may be reserved for $850.

Order tickets online at siouxfallschamber.com
or contact a member of the Ticket Sales Committee

Corey Weide, The Venrick Goeman Group at
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
(Event Chair)
Jay Rasmussen, Journey Group Companies (Committee Chair)
Rod Carlson, Active Generations
Lyle Dabbert, Innovative Office Solutions
Bernie DeWald
Stefanie Engebretson, Goosmann Law Firm
Chris Filsinger, CorTrust Bank
Amy O'Connor Hoback, Kleenrite Company
Kristin Hoefert-Redlinger, Northwestern Mutual
Megan Jansick, Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Cindi Johnson, Spectrum Marketing
Alexis Konstant, Lloyd Companies
Josh Muckenhirn, ISG, Inc.
Julie Nelson, American Bank & Trust
James Payer II, Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons
Joey Rotert, Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union
Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities
Stefan Szwarc, Great Western Bank
Tom VanWyhe

Thank you to our Chamber News Premium Sponsors

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