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February FACES & PLACES

Our members do more than follow the news. They make the news.

Job promotions and hirings. New projects. New partnerships. Awards. Every day we hear about exciting accomplishments, historic milestones and other positive aspects of our member businesses that deserve to be shared. Faces & Places is great way to use your membership to be seen. This column appears each month in Chamber News and features information about Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members and volunteers. Submissions may include grand openings, changes in management, moves, expansions, major developments and award recognition.

If your company has a business-related success story or personnel change that you want to share, click here and follow the instructions. We are pleased to note the following news submitted by our members as printed in the latest edition of Chamber News:

Recognition of Chamber Volunteers
New Faces & Promotions
Honors & Awards
Leadership
Good Deeds


RECOGNITION OF CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS


Corey Weide
Corey Weide
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Dave Stedheim
Dave Stedheim
RECOM, Inc.
Lyle Dabbert
Lyle Dabbert
Brown & Saenger

Nathan Stallinga
Nathan Stallinga
DakotAbilities
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
Home Federal Bank
Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson
Home Federal Bank

Daren Anderson
Daren Anderson
Big D Technology
Karen Noonan
Karen Noonan
CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc.
Jack Dyvig
Jack Dyvig
Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club




Sandy Case
Sandy Case
U.S. Postal Service





The Ambassador Team of the Month for December was: Team Weide (Corey Weide, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; Dave Stadheim, RECOM, Inc.; and Lyle Dabbert, Brown & Saenger). Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities, was the Ribbon Cutting Attendance award winner and Eric Anderson, Home Federal Bank, won the Top Sales award.

Julie Nelson, Home Federal Bank, was awarded Diplomat of the Month honors for December. Second place honors went to Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions, Inc., and third place honors went to Karen Noonan, CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc. Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, was the recipient of the Ribbon Cutting Attendance award, and Sandy Case, U.S. Postal Service, won the Reinvestment Award. The Diplomat Team of the Month for December was: Captain Sheila Hoff, Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls; Julie Nelson, Home Federal Bank; Nancy VanOtterloo, First PREMIER Bank; Joey Rotert, Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union; and Sandy Case, U.S. Postal Service.

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NEW FACES & PROMOTIONS

Jennifer Johnson was promoted to Branch Manager at Security National Bank of South Dakota. She has been with the bank for seven years and in the banking industry for 13 years.

Taylor Stueven joined Caliber Creative as an Account Coordinator. Stueven graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in advertising and public relations in 2014.

HenkinSchultz added several new staff members. Shane Speck is an interactive marketing manager and brings more than eight years of experience with interactive media. Rebecca Julius is a media buyer, bringing three years of experience. Sioux Falls native Andi Leonard is an account coordinator and digital strategist. Jeremy Wingler is an account coordinator.

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, L.L.P. named R. Blake Curd, M.D. as its new CEO. Specializing in congenital hand reconstruction, hand surgery, microvascular surgery and upper extremity surgery/tissue transfer, Curd has practiced medicine at Orthopedic Institute for 13 years. Curd is the current president of Physician Hospitals of America, a guest speaker and frequent lecturer and can also be found on the sidelines as the Associate Team Physician for the Sioux Falls Stampede and Sioux Falls Canaries. He also serves as a South Dakota State Senator. Curd attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and did his fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years, including two years at Ellsworth as a B1 Squadron Flight Surgeon and on a tour of duty in Kuwait and Iraq as the flight surgeon for a combat search and rescue squadron before joining Orthopedic Institute.

Credit Collections Bureau added new collection associates: Chris McConnell, Beth Rodriguez and Rene Foss. Ron Lewis was promoted to collection representative.

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HONORS & AWARDS

Franchiserankings.com ranked Coffee News the No. 7 Best Home-Based Franchise. The Sioux Falls franchise is operated by Steve Herman.

Credit Collections Bureau named Megan Wehrkamp Client Service Representative of the Month for December.

Marco, Inc. was selected as a 2014 Elite Dealer by ENX magazine and The Week in Imaging, a print and online publication for dealers and resellers of office technology, solutions and services.

Entrepreneur magazine ranked SERVPRO, a clean up and restoration company, No. 7 overall franchises in its 2015 Franchise 500 poll. SERVPRO was ranked No. 1 in its industry, Restoration Services. The local franchise is owned by Adam Birger.

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LEADERSHIP

The Board of Directors of The Co-op Natural Foods in Sioux Falls recently re-elected four officers. Officers for 2015 are: President Alex Halbach, Cutler Law Firm; Vice President Dan Doyle, Cutler Law Firm; Treasurer Jill McManus, CNA Surety; and Secretary Cory Myers, Argus Leader Media.

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GOOD DEEDS

Xcel Energy awarded a $7,000 grant to Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota´s Center for New Americans. This grant supports pre-employment classes that help refugees learn English skills needed for entry-level jobs in several industries. Xcel Energy´s grant is part of the company´s corporate giving Economic Sustainability focus area, promoting workforce development, workforce readiness, specific job skills training, job placement and job creation.

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