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AUG. 6, 2014 - VOL. 49 No. 11

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May 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 August 6, 2014 Issue of Chamber News

Bits-N-Bytes Ribbon Cutting
Bits-N-Bytes provides their customers with great customer service for all their computer needs. L to R: Karen Noonan, Anthony Giannini, Jack Dyvig, Karla Lentz (manager), Larry Giannini (owner), Kristian Giannini, Lisa Giannini, Josh Giannini, Brian Baer, Annie Welsh and Ritch Noble.

Bob’s Lock & Key Ribbon Cutting
Bob’s Lock & Key is a full service locksmith serving the Sioux Falls area. L to R: Ritch Noble, Dave Rozenboom, Randy Hawks (co-owner), Kathleen Hawks (co-owner), Duane Noerenberg, Rick Rysavy and Ron Hovland.

Chivilla Bay Ribbon Cutting
Chivilla Bay specializes in fun, flirty and fabulous clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. L to R: Chad VanBuskirk, Karen Noonan, Rex Pruitt, Bruce May (co-owner), Rhonda May (co-owner), Stacy Wrightsman, Mark McClung and Rebecca Scheier.

Dakota Fabrication, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Dakota Fabrication, Inc. is a full service welding and metal fabrication shop specializing in pre-fabrication pipe, modules, and structural steel. L to R: Sara Vegge, Fred Vegge, Ritch Noble, Lori Lewison, Rachel Walling (president), Liz Lloyd, Tim Walling (vice president), Brian Jans, Floyd Walling and Wanda Walling.

Daugaard for Governor Ribbon Cutting
Daugaard for Governor is working to elect Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard as the Governor of South Dakota. L to R: Chris Daugaard, Nathan Heinert, Mike Hauck, Steve Statz, Laura Mitchell, Dennis Daugaard (candidate for Governor), Linda Daugaard, Tony Venhuizen, Sara Venhuizen, Patrick Weber, Ritch Noble and Margaret Amundson.

E-Suites by Virtual Office Advantage Ribbon Cutting
E-Suites by Virtual Office Advantage is a professional office environment complete with everything necessary for small and mobile business success. L to R: Tina Ford, Craig Ford, Mark Luke, Jeni Thomas, Madison Hagan, Tiffny Ford-Hagan (owner), Mitch Hagan, Gita Hendricks, Rex Pruitt and Tim Hagan.

El Diario Hispanic Newspaper Ribbon Cutting
El Diario News, the region’s premier Spanish language newspaper, is quickly becoming the trusted voice for the Latino community in South Dakota and the tri-state area. L to R: Stacy Wrightsman, Claudia Brito, Rick Rysavy, Alfonso Brito (editor), Barb Stork, Rex Pruitt and Pastor Daniel Murille.

The Ideal Weigh,Inc. Ribbon Cutting
The Ideal Weight, Inc. represents the Ideal Protein weight-loss protocol that helps individuals lose weight and improve their health. L to R: Jaime Erger, Bernie DeWald, Kathy Jurgens, Kathy Bertsch (CEO/owner), Ritch Noble, Tim Callahan, Karen Noonan and Gary Bertsch.

Kalliki Software LLC Ribbon Cutting
Kalliki Software LLC makes businesses money through innovative online marketing. L to R: Samantha Thomas, Micki Lundin, Tom Shields, Micheal Lustfield, Adam Learing, Shane Thomas (CEO), Karen Noonan, Mike Hauck and Sam Yost.

Kleenrite Company Ribbon Cutting
Kleenrite Company provides excellent commercial cleaning services to Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. L to R: Carol Jandera, Doug Berkland, Ritch Noble, Tim Hoback, Amy O’Connor Hoback (sales manager), Bob O’Connor, Karla O’Connor and Micki Lundin.

Leading Edge Chiropractic & Acupuncture Ribbon Cutting
Leading Edge Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers a welcoming and holistic treatment option for the Sioux Falls area. L to R: JoAnn Roemen, Dwayne Roemen, Rex Pruitt, Eric Siemers, Dave Rozenboom, Dr. Seth Roemen (co-owner), Dr. Nicole Roemen (co-owner), Nancy Weber-Sweere, Bonnie and Denny Malenke.

Midco Connections Ribbon Cutting
Midco Connections specializes in contact center services in multiple industries and markets Midcontinent. L to R: Rex Pruitt, Lynda Billars, Tom Bosch, Dick Busch, Cordell Brooks (general manager), Jenifer Tobin and Stacy Wrightsman.

Rainbow International of Sioux Falls Ribbon Cutting
Rainbow International of Sioux Falls provides restoration and cleaning services 24/7, specializing in water damage, fire damage and carpet cleaning. L to R: Joe Schwebach (owner), Elsa Johnson, Ritch Noble, Shelia Hoff, Brian Jans, Joel Christensen (owner), Jacek Latarewicz, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Brady Lyons and Dale Jans (owner).

Sanford Center Ribbon Cutting
Sanford Health-MeritCare is an integreated healthcare system with operations in five Midwest states. L to R: Denny Sanford, Barb Stork, Ritch Noble, Dr. Ben Perryman, Kelby Krabbenhoft (President/CEO), Dave Link, Linda Broin, Julie Nelson, Todd Broin, Dave Stadheim and Ron Moquist.

Sioux Falls Construction Company Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Falls Construction Company is a diverse construction professional providing best value projects for their customers. L to R: Marlyn Bergeson, Ritch Noble, Darin Hage, Brad Goldstine, Dave Fleck (president), Jack Marshman, Tony Wiseman, Randy Knecht, Sorin Hlihor, Tom Wilson, Bernie DeWald, Lisa Schultz, Michael Bender, Stewart Olson, Jay Rasmussen, Jared Gusso, and Dave Kosbau.

Sioux Falls Downtown Lions Club Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Falls Downtown Lions Club along with other area Lions Clubs started the Lions Eye Clinic that has been established for patients with no insurance that meet eligibility requirements. L to R: Joel Hathaway, Mayor Mike Huether, Doug Berkland, Ritch Noble, Judy Buseman, Joyce Kaatz (Sanford parish nurses), Dr. Thomas White (president), Dean Buckneberg, Julie Nelson and Dr. Jeff Sayler.

Summit Heights-Volunteers of America, Dakotas Ribbon Cutting
Summit Heights-Volunteers of America Dakotas is a non-profit, spiritually-based organization that reaches out to empower people of all ages. L to R: Sherrie Nelson, Mark Lauseng (South Dakota Housing Development Authority Executive Director), Tom Shields, Ken Stork (Citibank South Dakota President/CEO), Pam Bollinger (Volunteers of America, Dakotas President/CEO), Chrissy Spoo, Craig Lloyd (Lloyd Companies President/CEO), Mayor Mike Huether, Brenda Kibbe (Volunteers of America, Dakotas Chair-Elect) and Chris Sanvig.

The Willow Tree Ribbon Cutting
The Willow Tree is a unique primitive gift shop with lawn and garden decor. L to R: Michelle Magera, Karen Noonan, Rex Pruitt, Megan Parsons, Molly Parsons, Bonnie Lambertus, Ted Lambertus (owner), Carol Jandera, Sam Magera, Kathy Jurgens and Jack Magera.

National American University Groundbreaking
National American University broke ground on a new $5 million, 22,500 square foot, two-story, masonry type building. L to R: Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Michaelle Holland (Regional President), Lisa Houtsma(Sioux Falls Campus Executive Director), Greg Jamison, Dave Rozenboom, Bob Buckingham (Owner/Chair of the Board), Dr. Phyllis Okrepkie, Mike Buckingham, Cathy Clark and Loren Koepsell.

Prairie Creek Assisted Living-Good Samaritan Society Groundbreaking
Prairie Creek Assisted Living-Good Samaritan Society broke ground on a $4.2 million, 34,000 square foot, one-story assisted living facility. L to R: Mark Mickelson, Nate Vollmouth, Linda Studer, Alecia O’Neill, David Horazdovsky (President/CEO), Dan Fosness, Mayor Mike Huether, Tom Bosch and Dave Fleck.

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation-Family Park Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation-Family Park was constructed as a partnership with the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the Soukup family. L to R: Marietta Soukup, Alan Spencer, Jay Soukup, Judy Spencer, Kia Soukup, Mindi Soukup, Bernie Heinemann, Taya Soukup, Mayor Mike Huether, Ryan Soukup, Lizzie Soukup, Jeff Vonk, Angie Soukup, Jim Soukup, Molly Millage, Rick Rysavy, Tammy Beintema, Ashley Soukup, Dave Fleck, Joan Millage, Mark Millage, Matt Millage, Ritch Noble and Carl Soukup.

 

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