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MAR. 5, 2015 - VOL. 50 No. 6

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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January 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 March 5, 2015 Issue of Chamber News

Chic Boutiquea Ribbon Cutting
Chic Boutique is a women’s consignment store that offers women’s clothing and accessories in all sizes for all occassions. L to R: Lexie Godwin, Mike Hauck, Jodie Godwin (co-owner), Kristina Wolfe, Brenda Godwin (co-owner), Lynda Billars, Norri Moeckel (co-owner) and Karen Noonan.

Elite Business Systems Ribbon Cutting
Elite Business Systems is a locally owned and operated distributor of color and black and white digital imaging systems, digital duplicators, printers, facsimiles and paper handling equipment. L to R: Dean Karsky, Lynda Billars, Paul Bruflat, Mike Nerland (president/owner), Jill Melchert, Rod Carlson and J.J. Kippes.

It Works Ribbon Cutting
It Works offers an Ultimate Slimming Body application that you can target any area of your body to tighten and tone your body. L to R: Tammy Beintema, Doug Berkland, Diana Miller, Rex Pruitt, Rick Rysavy, Carol Brower (partner) and Trista Torguson.

National Abstinence Clearinghouse-The Loft @ 801 Ribbon Cutting
The National Abstinence Clearinghouse-The Loft @ 801 is a retail store that provides materials on marriage, dating, sexual integrity and parenting. L to R: Kim Moore, Tad Anderson, Afton Johnson, Rex Pruitt, Leslee Unruh (president), Dwight Beukelman, Tom Bosch, Dean Buckneberg and Kimberly Martinez.

Mavericks Recreation Equipment Rentals, LLC Ribbon Cutting
Mavericks Recreation Equipment Rentals, LLC is a family-friendly business in Ft. Pierre that provides rental equipment for your outdoor fun at affordable prices. L to R: Stacy Wrightsman, Dean Karsky, Doug Berkland, Ken Weinheimer (owner), Tammy Beintema and Mark Luke.

New York Express Pizza Ribbon Cutting
New York Express Pizza offers a New York-style pizza and other great items. L to R: Josh Birrittier, Jenifer Tobin, Mike Hauck, Tom Verhey, Ken Baptist, Steve Butterfield (promotion director), Ethan Ortega and Jill Butterfield.

Sioux Empire Farm Show Ribbon Cutting
The 58th Sioux Empire Farm Show is an annual event sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commmerce Agri-Business Division to assist with promoting the agriculture industry. L to R: Jaxon Schrag, Rex Pruitt, Tammy Beintema, Brian Gilbert (Farm Show General Chair), Rachel Mehlhaf (Agri-Business Division Chair), Cindy Christensen, Barb Stork, Dean Karsky and Sammi Schrag.

Sioux Falls Farm Show/Midwest Shows Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Falls Farm Show has been in partnership with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 14 years in promoting agriculture. L to R: Cindy Christensen, Brian Gilbert (Farm Show General Chair), Jason Riles, Lynda Billars, Mike Begeman, John Riles (Midwest Shows President), Rachel Mehlhaf (Agri-Business Division Chair), Jack Dyvig, Rex Pruitt, John Sampson and Ron Bormaster.

Southeastern Behavioral Healthcare – Journey House Ribbon Cutting
The Southeastern Behavioral Healthcare-Journey House is a part of their educaton and integration services, which educates and suppports individuals to discover their directions for life. L to R: Kris Graham, Gita Hendricks, Liz Lloyd, Mark Bratt (Education & Integration Services Director), Linda Richards, Dean Karsky, Ann Rieck McFarland and Andi Anderson.




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