Chamber Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 20
Hybrid event offers limited tickets and option to view online
The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold its 114th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event is the premier gathering of the year of local business leaders and is a celebration of the good work that has been accomplished in our businesses and community.
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting typically draws approximately 1,700 people together for an evening of networking, entertainment and celebration. This year, organizers have chosen to limit the number of available tickets in order to allow for social distancing during the program.
“In a year when we have faced unimagined challenges, I am inspired to report that our members told us it is important to hold this event in celebration of our successes and our resiliency as a community,” said Chamber President & CEO Jeff Griffin. “We have made adjustments so that we can have this event safely, and for those who are not able to attend in person, we look forward to sharing the experience virtually as well.”
The event will feature keynote speaker Larry Young, a speaker, author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist who gained a reputation in the corporate world as “the market share resuscitator.” Attracted by a great business climate, Young recently relocated his business, Boiling Frog Development, to Sioux Falls.
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting launches the one-year term of the incoming chair, Dan Doyle, Cutler Law Firm. Doyle will take over the Chamber’s top volunteer position Oct. 1, following 2019-20 Chair of the Board Bobbi Thury, Legacy Law Firm, P.C. Also at the meeting, the Chamber will share priorities for the coming year and acknowledge the contributions of retiring directors.
The 114th Annual Meeting is sponsored by Avera Health and Sanford Health. Jay Rasmussen, Journey Group Companies, is serving as chair of the Annual Meeting and James Payer II, Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons, is leading the ticket sales team.
Tickets will go on sale September 10. The cost is $100 per person or a table of six for $600. Members who order a full table will also have the option to purchase bottles of wine in advance, which will be ready on the table at the event.