Opening doors for business
Michael Bender heads up Chamber's top volunteer position
Texas native Michael Bender has called Sioux Falls home since 1992 — and while he might not find a lot of other Dallas Cowboys fans around, he couldn't be happier with his new hometown.
Michael and his wife, Jean, met at Texas Christian University, married and lived in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for seven years before moving to Jean's home state of South Dakota. ...
Bender hopes to continue to open doors for others in the Sioux Falls area business community while serving as the top ambassador in the business community. On Oct. 1, he succeeded Dave Rozenboom, U.S. Bank, as Chair of the Board of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. Bender will kick off the new Chamber year at the 104th Annual Meeting Oct. 20, featuring 2009-10 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chair of the Board Robert Milligan as the keynote speaker. Bender will share his vision for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce in the coming year at the annual meeting. ...Read Full Story
Chamber develops plan of action
When my family and I moved here in 1992, Sioux Falls was a town in many ways. Our population in the city limits was just over the 100,000 mark and our Chamber membership was just at 1,500.
Today, Sioux Falls has grown up and out in a number of ways — our four-county metro population is now more than 235,000 and we are proud to have more than 2,200 Chamber members throughout the region.
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