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NOV. 6, 2015 - VOL. 51 No. 2

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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Young Professionals Network Kick-Off Party

Community Appeals Capital Drive Schedule

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March 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 November 10, 2015 Issue of Chamber News

Empire Vision, P.C. Ribbon Cutting
Empire Vision, P.C. is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of their patients. L to R: Ashley Ellingson, Karen Noonan, Eric Anderson, Ryan Ackerson (co-owner), Nate Schmidt, Kendra Ott (co-owner), Kathy Jurgens and Julie Bohls.

Express Employment Professionals Ribbon Cutting
Express Employment Professionals provide all levels of staffing, career placements, education hire, payroll and a variety of human resource services. L to R: Alan Berdahl, Tammie Harris, Karen Noonan, Bill Linsenmeyer (owner), Eric Anderson, David Johnson, Kerry Hammel and Karen Jenkins.

Human Capital Consultants Ribbon Cutting
Human Capital Consulting helps companies put people first and offers progressive business strategies to improve organizational impact. L to R: Tom Bennett, Tom Van Wyhe, Tom Bosch, Julie Owens, Maggie Owens (owner), Rex Pruitt and John Pies.

My Custom Framer Ribbon Cutting
My Custom Framer provides high quality custom framing at affordable prices. L to R: Somer Ortman, Deb Peterson, Eric Anderson, Tom Parker (president), Lee Andersen, Dave Fleck and Scott Fitch.

O2 Media, LLC Ribbon Cutting
O2 Media provides full service outdoor digital advertising and content management. L to R: Brian Sibson, Larry Wetsch (general manager) Rod Carlson, Doug Muth (co-owner), Tom Bosch, Eric Anderson, Tom Bennett and Jackie Stratman.

Ogdie Realty Ribbon Cutting
Ogdie Realty’s mission is to serve their clients, both sellers and buyers, in meeting their real estate needs effectively with honesty and integrity. L to R: Chris Hamze, Deb Peterson, Lynda Billars, Dale Thorpe, Cathie Ogdie (co-owner), Sam Ogdie (co-owner), Dean Karsky and Karen Noonan.

St. Francis House Ribbon Cutting
The St. Francis House is an ecumenical ministry to the homeless. L to R: Lisa Herr, Randy Bartunek, Carolee Bucholz, Karen Noonan, Dean Karsky, Julie Becker (Executive Director), Gita Hendricks, Ryan Welsh, Mayor Dave Munson, Tom Wingert and Gloria Paulin.

56th Annual Sioux Empire Farm Show Ribbon Cutting
Bringing more than 30,000 visitors to Sioux Falls, the 56th Annual Sioux Empire Show was held Jan.27-30. It is sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. L to R: Cindy Christensen, Tom VanWyhe, Mike Miller (2009 Chair), Tammy Beintema, Jim Schmidt, Eric Anderson and Steve Shaykett.

Sioux Falls Farm Show (Midwest Farm Shows, Inc.) Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Midwest Shows, Inc. since 1998 to offer the best in commercial exhibits as part of the annual salute to agriculture. L to R: Ron Bormaster, Lyle Dabbert, John Sampson, Penny Swank, Mayor Dave Munson, Eric Anderson, John Riles (Midwest Farm Shows, Inc. President), Dave Stadheim, Steve Shaykett, Lisa Schultz and Mike Miller.

The Community Outreach Ribbon Cutting
The Community Outreach is an ecumenical ministry that helps individuals with basic needs through financial assistance, information/referral, education and connecting those in need with those that want to help. L to R: Carrie Roberts, Phil Olson, Larry Evans, Angela Hyde (director), Mayor Dave Munson, Eric Anderson, Deb Peterson, Mike Hauck, Jolene West, Kate Pierce-Mogen, Dave Eiesland and Roger Shephard.

TMA (Tire Muffler Alignment) Ribbon Cutting
TMA (Tire Muffler Alignment) is a complete tire and automotive repair center that focuses on personalized service to its customers. L to R: Marvin Ballantyne, Dale Thorpe, Eric Siemers, Eric Anderson, Brad Hanson (manager), Lee Andersen and Vern Fries.

Try It Again Ribbon Cutting
Try It Again is a consignment store that offers brand name clothes for the entire family at a fraction of the cost. L to R: Caasha Barse, Julie Nelson, Karen Noonan, Mike Barse, Eric Anderson, Cody Barse, Kerry Hammel, Calli Barse, Laurie Barse (owner), Carrie Barse and Jamie Burns. Ribbon Cutting believe in strong family values along with family business, which is the backbone of any community. L to R: Nancy Weber-Sweere, Jim Schmidt, Amanda Fogelberg, Ritch Noble, Brent Desrochers (general manager), Angie Porter, Stephanie Clausen, Scott Schwarting and Jack Dyvig.




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