Corey Weide CRPC is Senior Portfolio Manager, Associate Vice President and Financial Advisor with The Venrick Goeman Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. A Sioux Falls native, he graduated from Lincoln High School and Mount Marty College. Corey has been a Chamber Ambassador for nine years, including a turn as chair of that committee. Currently, he is also serving as Event Chair for the Chamber’s 113th Annual Meeting. Corey and his wife Erica have two soccer-loving children, Ella and Liam.
Q: Why do you choose to volunteer your time for the Chamber?
A: The Chamber is a member-led organization for the benefit of everyone. Our Chamber brings the business community together with city and state government, school board and non-profits to make this a better place for all of us to work and live. Plus, the Chamber Annual Meeting is a phenomenal event to attend. The “Who’s Who” of Sioux Falls is there to celebrate our past year’s accomplishments and to look forward to how we are going to tackle the challenges ahead.
Q: Describe your perfect day in Sioux Falls.
Sit on the front porch with a fresh cup of coffee and just enjoy the sunrise.
Play a round of golf for the rest of the morning. Watch our kids play soccer in the afternoon. Get dressed up and go out downtown for dinner. Sit on one of the many great patios, pair a nice bottle of Napa Cab with a filet and take our time enjoying the wine, the dinner and conversation.
Q: What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I originally trained as a Registered Nurse and worked in pediatrics and cardiology. Working in these areas was giving me the experience needed to go to graduate school for anesthesia. Investments were always an interest of mine and I found myself helping the nurses and doctors that I worked with on their investments.
I realized people really liked the advice that I was giving them, so I made the career change.
Q: If you could witness any event of the past, present or future, what would it be?
A: I am a music lover and there are so many bands that I wish I would have been able to see live. Beatles, Queen, Grateful Dead, The Doors, Nirvana (to name a few) – they had so many epic concerts that really brought people together.
Q: Describe a challenge facing our community today. Any ideas on how to tackle it?
A: Without a doubt, every business owner that we work with talks about the worker shortage. I frequently hear if there were more people to do the work, we could do more business. This challenge is ultimately a good thing if we can attract people to Sioux Falls while retaining our recent graduates from high schools, trade schools and universities. The growth and opportunities in Sioux Falls have never been more attractive than they are today. I’m sure many have heard the financial website SmartAsset ranked Sioux Falls as the #1 city for young professionals to live. I believe the Chamber’s many years of collaborative efforts have played a great part in making this happen. Leadership Sioux Falls and The Young Professionals Network are two examples of the Chamber’s commitment to cultivating and encouraging young adults’ involvement in the city.