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OCT. 5, 2017 - VOL. 54 No. 1

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SEPTEMBER 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 October 5, 2017 Issue of Chamber News

Advanced Systems, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Advanced Systems, Inc. has a successful history of providing sales and service in document handling. They help businesses manage, create, store and transport their document workflows. L to R: Kenyon Brown, Larry Ayres, Rick Rysavy, Dave Quint (president), Bryant Hays, Keith Severson and Jack Dyvig.

Boot Barn Ribbon Cutting
The Boot Barn is America’s favorite western and work wear store and has recently acquired RCC Western Stores. L to R: Jennifer Klinkel, Jack Dyvig, Rick Rysavy, Neil Peterson, Beth Manthey (assistant manager), Lynda Billars, Mike Hauck and Howie Lutjens.

Citywide Home Loans Ribbon Cutting
Citywide Home Loans motto is “people helping people.” They specialize in home loans and take pride in world-class customer service and making sure their customers get the right loan to suit their needs. L to R: Keegen Kleinwolterink, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Bill Rezac, Deb Crompton, Rick Rysavy, John Showers (branch manager), Shawna Kleinwolterink (branch manager), Kelly Kleinwolterink, Rick Van Den Top, Teri Van Den Top, Kristen Zueger, Garrett Wilson, Mayor Mike Huether and Karsyn Kleinwolterink.

2013 EANGUS National Conference Ribbon Cutting
The Enlisted Association National Guard United States (EANGUS) Conference is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of the National Guard soldier and airmen, both locally and nationally. L to R: Doug Simpson, Shelia Hoff, Judy Wood, John Helbert (president), Rick Rysavy, Ben Lamp (conference chair), Amy O’Connor Hoback, Lynda Billars and Ed Revell.

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History Ribbon Cutting
The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History celebrated the grand opening of its new “Monkeys, Magic and More!” project which includes a new Snow Monkey exhibit, greeting plaza for Zoo guests and a summer pond for outdoor flamingo viewing. L to R: John Peterson, Dean Karsky, Elizabeth Whealy (President & CEO), Marshall Selberg, Dan Simon, Corey Weide, Mayor Mike Huether, Steve Van Buskirk, Steffanie Holtrop and Rob Telkoste.

Helmets 4 Kids Ribbon Cutting
Helmets 4 Kids, a non-profit organization, was formed to reduce the number of preventable deaths and brain injuries in children through bicycle helmet distribution and education. L to R: David Johnson, Megan Myers, Ryan Konz, Lissa Hendricks, Troy Mundt (president/founder), Rick Rysavy, Karen Noonan and Jack Dyvig.

Inspiring Learning Ribbon Cutting
Inspiring Learning offers preschool and childcare services as well as a summer retention program. L to R: Jayme Kappel, Carrie Dragt, Mark Stevak (CFO), Dean Buckneberg, Rick Rysavy, Lynda Billars, Danessa Stevak and Inspiring Learning children.

JDRF Ribbon Cutting
JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until they achieve a world without T1D. L to R: Jacob Pagone, Karen Noonan, Justin Loverin, Robb McCoy (board president), Rick Rysavy, Tammy Beintema (development manager), Corey Weide, Larissa Luther, Julie Nelson, Jon Erickson, John Pagone, Andy Wentzy, Aaron Bjorkman and Adam Erickson.

Patti Bates Fashion Consultant and Stylist Ribbon Cutting
Patti Bates is a professional fashion consultant specializing in personal appointments and home parties. L to R: Mary Mastick, Deb Peterson, Rob Bates, Rick Rysavy, Patti Bates (president), Lynda Billars, Keith Severson, Beth Jamison and Lisa Rasmussen.

Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation-Prairie Green Golf Course Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation-Prairie Green Golf Course is one of three courses in the nationally-accredited park system and opened a two story-story clubhouse with a large multipurpose room to better serve the public and its members. L to R: Tyler Haahr, Tom Jansa (President, Dakota Golf Management), Dan Kearney (Director), Mike Crane (President, SFPR Board), Myla Kampshoff (President, Golf Advisory Board), Mayor Mike Huether and Rick Rysavy.

Presentation College Ribbon Cutting
A private, higher education institution commited to achieving excellence in education of the whole person. L to R: Tim Beckham, Lynda Billars, Rick Rysavy, Dr. Bob Schuchardt (VP, Student Services), Dr. Michelle Metzinger (VP, Academies), Nathan Stallinga, Marshal Selberg and Kelly Bass.

State Farm Insurance-Bill Thompson Ribbon Cutting
State Farm Insurance-Bill Thompson is committed to helping people make the best choice for their insurance and financial needs. L to R: Ron Arndt, Kim Thompson, Larry Ayres, Jack Dyvig, Bill Thompson (agent/owner), Rick Rysavy, Karen Noonan, Abigail Rassel, Daphne Martin and Edie Sadler.

Siouxland Libraries-Prairie West Branch Ribbon Cutting
Siouxland Libraries provides library service to Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County. L to R: Aiden Christensen, Dean Karsky, Karen Noonan, Stacy Jans, Gerald Beninga, Mary Johns (director), Mayor Mike Huether, Tammy Beintema, Joel Rosen, Krystal Pederson and Kim Regnier.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore & Mattress Mart Groundbreaking
Ashley Furniture HomeStore & Mattress Mart is an expansion of Furniture Outlets, USA. L to R: Craig Lloyd, Jim Heinitz, Bill Hinks, Rob Oliver, Greg Jamison and Mark Mickelson.

Phillips Avenue Lofts Groundbreaking
Phillips Avenue Lofts is a $15 million, 10,000 square foot construction project. It will have 86 loft apartments and potentially a restaurant. L to R: Rob Oliver, Wade Behm, Craig Lloyd, Mark Mickelson, Brent O’Neil, and Chris Thorkelson.

 

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