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

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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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 September 5, 2017 Issue of Chamber News

AOS-Alexander Open Systems Ribbon Cutting
Alexander Open Systems is the leading consultative technology partner in the Midwest. L to R: Denis Lueders, Kevin Simmons, James Delay, Rex Pruitt, Jim Miller (vice president), Dave Stadhiem, Lyle Dabbert, Eric Siemers, Steven Weidner and Steve Nelson.

The Attic Bar & Grill & Casino Ribbon Cutting
The Attic Bar & Grill & Casino offers great food and service along with a great atmosphere as your neighborhood bar and grill. L to R: Shane Freeborne, Rex Pruitt, Genna Terveer, Brad Paasch (manager), David Johnson, Corey Weide, Paul Bruflat and Mary Conzemius. Not Pictured: Nicole Haug (manager).

Brick City Fashions Ribbon Cutting
Brick City Fashions is your one-stop shop providing affordable clothing and hair designs for the entire family. L to R: Montel Williams, Cari Linn Fossum, Marcellino Cochran (owner), Rex Pruitt, Steve Statz, Charice Adams and Angie Wahl.

Burnside Game Place Ribbon Cutting
Burnside Game Place is a total gaming experience with bingo, b-3 machines, pull tabs and a new state-of-the-art casino. L to R: Tessa Logan, Cari Linn Fossum, Bill Rezac, Karen Noonan, Karen Fogas (CEO), Randy Maas (business manager), Mike Hauck and Jada England.

CBM Food Service & Hungrys Restaurants Ribbon Cutting
CBM Food Service & Hungrys Restaurants own nine restaurants in the region and is a nationwide provider of managed services, primarily food service in prisons, jails and schools. L to R: Amber Garry (co-owner), Dean Karsky, Dustin Sejnoha (co-owner), Valerie Headlee (co-owner), Carol Sejnoha (co-owner), Bruce Eide, Marlin Sejnoha, Jr. (co-owner/President), Shane Sejnoha (co-owner), Stephanie Richter (co-owner), Rex Pruitt and Karen Noonan

Cleaner Greener Energies Ribbon Cutting
Cleaner Greener Energies specializes in the sales and installation of renewable energy products for residential, commercial and agricultural applications. L to R: Dennis Williams, Mayor Mike Huether, Ritch Noble, Sara Beach, Trent Nelson (vice president), Craig Kjonegaard, Robert Westall (president), Jennifer Westall, Dean Karsky, Nancy Nelson, Doug Berkland and Eric Heiser.

The Community Outreach Ribbon Cutting
The Community Outreach is a Christian ministry for financial/relational assistance to people obtaining or retaining safe and permanent housing. L to R: Michael Dick, Sandra Schreiner, Rachel Noonan, Sean Salyer, Carrie Roberts, Angela Hyde, Paul Bruflat, Gary Helder (executive director), Deb Peterson, Dave Eiesland (board president), Rod Carlson, Rick Rysavy and Thomas Clayton.

HM Cragg Ribbon Cutting
HM Cragg is a 100 percent employee owned company and serves as a manufacturer’s rep and distributor of standard and custom power solutions. L to R: Lisa Greenhoff, Paul Nelson, Scott Missling, Lisa Schultz, Cari Linn Fossum, , Steph Aamodt (vice president-finance & administration), Jessica Coffelt, , Yvette Plooster, Lexi Gallagher, Rex Pruitt, Kristen Zueger, Barb Callahan and Andy Grav.

Investment Centers of America, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA) provides a variety of solutions ranging from securities and mutual funds to life insurance, long-term care, and annuities. L to R: Jammie den Hord, Deb Peterson, Rod Carlson, Tim Schut (financial advisor), Mike Hauck, Brian Jans and Dave Bangasser.

Parkinson Association of South Dakota Ribbon Cutting
The Parkinson Association of South Dakota (PASD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to impoving quality of life for people touched by Parkinson’s disease. L to R: Bernice Christopherson, Brad Grossenburg, Donna Scott, Rex Pruitt, Corinne Kruse, Eric Siemers, Mary Freeman (president), Cari Linn Fossum, Jolaine Kempema and Penny Eberhart.

Renew Energy Maintenance Ribbon Cutting
Renew Energy Maintenance is a Midwest based turbine service company serving the greater United States. L to R: Mike Sherman, Mayor Mike Huether, Eric Anderson, Rodger Horr, Gary Fish (CFO), Rex Pruitt, Jim Mikel (president), Karen Noonan, Jack Dyvig, Wade Wiechman, Nick Siddens and Curt Eliason.

Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau Falls Park Visitor Information Center Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) the marketing organization charged with bringing visitors to Sioux Falls. L to R: Cathy Buchheim, Chrissy Spoo, Dean Karsky, Teri Ellis Schmidt (executive director), Kraig Pomrenke (CVB Advisory Council Chair), Rex Pruitt, Julie Nelson, Jim Entenman and Rachel Crane.

Sunny Radio Ribbon Cutting
Sunny Radio is the only locally-owned radio station in the Sioux Empire (92.1FM/AM1520). L to R: Lorna Stratman, Mac McNamara, Nancy Van Otterloo, Juan Bonilla, Heidi Small (co-owner), Tom Verhey, John Small (co-owner), Rex Pruitt, Eric Bailly, Peggy Hines and Jamie Small.

Training Solutions Institute Ribbon Cutting
Training Solutions Institute provides continuing education, training and workforce development opportunities to southeast South Dakota. L to R: Jack Dyvig, Mike Hauck, Roxanna McKenna, Lon Haird (director), Bruce Eide, Cari Linn Fossum and Dana Wohlwend.

Trane Ribbon Cutting
Trane Parts & Supply provides parts, products and supplies to the HVAC industry. L to R: Jerry Cross, Wendy Bergan, Tom Van Wyhe (Dakotas area manager), Brad Grossenburg, Bernie DeWald, Rex Pruitt and Curt Floyd.

University of Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk Ribbon Cutting
The University of Sioux Falls is grounded in the liberal arts tradition, which values the development of students’ intellectual, analytical and creative capacities. L to R: Jimmie Rysdon, Paula O’Neill-Weedon, Felix Velez, Gordon Stewart, Dr. Mark Benedetto (president), Gail Benedetto, Jim Clark, Evan Nolte and Ceca Cooper.

Special Olympics Ribbon Cutting
The Special Olympics’ new 6,000 square foot facility will consist of office space and warehouse storage space. L to R: Tom Bosch, Michelle Erpenbach, Darryl Nordquist (CEO/executive director), Kim Benning (chair), Duane Spader and Tom Simmons.




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