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SEP. 5, 2017 - VOL. 53 No. 12

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
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Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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AUGUST Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Ribbon cutting ceremonies provide new or expanding businesses an opportunity to promote their products or services. These events are organized free of charge for members and are held Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Chamber invites members of the Board of Directors, members of the Ambassador and Diplomat committees, and local elected officials to share in the event. The Chamber member requests the date and the Chamber staff assists by organizing the agenda and providing the ribbon and scissors.

Ribbon Cutting photos are printed in each issue of Chamber News. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cuttings for members to celebrate joining the Chamber, anniversaries, grand openings, expansions or remodelings.

Ribbon cutting photos are sized in high-resolution format on the web for 90 days following their publication date in the print issue of Chamber News. Members may download photos to make their own prints of any of the images included during that time period. One photo will be included in the Ribbon Cutting archives following that 90-day period.

For more information on how to schedule a ribbon cutting, contact Amy Farr at 605.336.1620. For more information on how to schedule a groundbreaking, contact Diane Andresen at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation at 605.339.0103.

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings from the September 5, 2017 Issue of Chamber News

Advantage Communications Ribbon Cutting
Advantage Communications provides installation, service and consulting for commercial and residential customers. L to R: Mike Hauck, Josephine Hultgren, Julie , Karen Noonan, Chad Hultgren (owner), Kari Hultgren, Charlotte Hultgren and Ritch Noble.

Career & Technical Education Academy Ribbon Cutting
Career & Technical Education Academy is a state-of-the-art academy that provides hands-on, relevant learning opportunities for high school students. L to R: Victoria Oldenburg, Gene , Jr., Bryce Lien, Sandy Case, Dave Rozenboom, Dean Karsky, Jim Kayl (principal), Kent Alberty (school board president), Dr. Pam Homan, (Superintendent) Rex Pruitt, Julie Westra, Darin Daby, Debbie Hoffman and Winy Koma.

Darwin Wolf, Sculptor Ribbon Cutting
Darwin Wolf, Sculptor produces large and small scale sculptures for corporations, organizations and individuals with a tendency toward monumental bronze. L to R: Logan Wolf, Rex Pruitt, Chrissy Spoo, Kerry Hammel, Darwin Wolf (sculptor), Dawn Wolf, Sheila Hoff and Lauren Wolf.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ribbon Cutting
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a sports ministry for coaches and athletes and all they influence. L to R: Gordie Fosness, Doug Berkland, Wendy Bergan, Brian Hansen (director), Rick Rysavy, Rob Miedema, Laura Phillips, Ritch Noble and Bob Young.

GCR Tire Center Ribbon Cutting
GCR Tire Center is a Bridgestone tire and service store that sells retail, commercial and ag tires. L to R: Daryl Vanderlinde, Jack Dyvig, Ritch Noble, Steve Holweger (store manager), Tom Bosch, Charlene Holweger, Rick Rysavy and Bill Scheopp.

Hardtops of Sioux Falls Ribbon Cutting
Hardtops of Sioux Falls provides tub refinishing and countertop and tile refinishing. Completion is done in less than a day and everything can be used again within 24 hours. L to R: Angie Wahl, Eric Anderson, Paul Westhoff (owner), Bruce Eide, Micki Lundin, Rex Pruitt and Sara Parker.

‘Hood Magazine Ribbon Cutting
The ‘Hood is a resource magazine for local families who value spending time together. L to R: Lynda Billars, Brian Jans, Tad Anderson, Steffanie Liston-Holtrop (co-owner/publisher), Rex Pruitt, Sara Parker and Ally Vogel.

Identifeye, L.L.C. Ribbon Cutting
Identifeye, L.L.C. is a locally-owned mystery shopping company that assists in improving customer satisfaction. L to R: Kathy Jurgens, Chris Madsen, Sarah Odde, Rebecca Henning (president), Rex Pruitt, Rick Rysavy and Lori Hurlburt.

Kristi Noem for U.S. Congress Ribbon Cutting
Kristi Noem for U.S. Congress is a political office for Kristi Noem, Republican candidate for South Dakota’s lone U.S. Congressional seat. L to R: Virginia Lovett, Karen Noonan, Ritch Noble, Kristi Noem (candidate), Barb Stork, Carol Jandera and Jack Lovett.

Live Well Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting
Live Well Chiropractic offers conservative solutions to challenging health care needs. L to R: Wilma Grunewaldt, Rachel Heckel, Caden Heckel, Sarah Heckel, Dr. Wesley Heckel (owner), Peyton Heckel, Lyle Dabbert, Tom Shields, Marlyn Heckel, Lisa Schultz and Carol Jandera.

Pfaff Chiropractic-Family & Children’s Health Ribbon Cutting
Pfaff Chiropractic-Family & Children’s Health’s goal is to help people be able to live their lives as healthy, pain-free and high-functioning as possible. L to R: Kathy Pfaff, Wendy Bergan, Ritch Noble, Amy Schilling, Dr. Ashley Pfaff (owner), Dave Rozenboom, Mike Hauck and Rich Pfaff.

Real Property Management Express Ribbon Cutting
Real Property Management Express is a national company focusing on single family homes up to 24-unit apartments. L to R: Aaron Severson, Lynda Billars, Steve Statz, Josh Kattenberg (president), Derek Kattenberg (vice president), Dawn Koenig and Liz Lloyd.

Sioux Empire Fair Association-Dairy Barn Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Empire Fair is the largest fair in South Dakota. L to R: Tryg Fredrickson, Ritch Noble, Lynda Billars, Karen Noonan, Monica Nussbaum (board member), Kelly Wismer, Duane Mlsna, Sandy Case and Mark Kozel.

Sioux Falls Diversity Council Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Falls Diversity Council supports diversity initiatives to raise cultural awareness and support inclusive communities. L to R: Ritch Noble, Rick Rysavy, Abullahi Sidow, Tate’ Walker, Andre Oliver (president), Juan Bonilla, Dave Rozenboom, Sandy Case, Clara Jacob, Rev. Jean Morrow, Terri Carlson and Teresa Fredrick.

Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union is a member-owned cooperative serving over 21,000 members with four Sioux Falls locations. L to R: Mark McClung, Lisa Schultz, Fran Sommerfeld (president), Dick Boe, Julie Carlson, Karen Noonan and Ritch Noble.

Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants are a minor league baseball team. L to R: Rod Carlson, Rex Pruitt, Gary Weckwerth (owner), Tim Barth, Jim Loria, Chrissy Spoo and Michael Crowley.

South Dakota Junior Football Ribbon Cutting
South Dakota Junior Football is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to conduct youth tackle programs for approximately 2,200 participates each year. L to R: Brent Hubers, Ken Sproles, Amy DeVries, Larry Leveranz (president), Pat Martin, Joe Klienschmit, Elden Lasley and players of the 2010 season.

Tonna’s Cakes, LLC Ribbon Cutting
Tonna’s Cakes, LLC bakes fresh, homemade cakes custom decorated to your desire for all occasions. L to R: Diane Sands, Chris Bartek, Hanna Bartek, Annie Welsh, Aspen Bartek, Tonna Bartek (owner), Ken Baptist, Jack Dyvig and Rex Pruitt.




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