JULY 7, 2015 - VOL. 50 No. 10

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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Our members do more than follow the news. They make the news.

Job promotions and hirings. New projects. New partnerships. Awards. Every day we hear about exciting accomplishments, historic milestones and other positive aspects of our member businesses that deserve to be shared. Faces & Places is great way to use your membership to be seen. This column appears each month in Chamber News and features information about Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members and volunteers. Submissions may include grand openings, changes in management, moves, expansions, major developments and award recognition.

If your company has a business-related success story or personnel change that you want to share, click here and follow the instructions. We are pleased to note the following news submitted by our members as printed in the latest edition of Chamber News:

Recognition of Chamber Volunteers
New Faces & Promotions
Honors & Awards


Corey Weide,
Morgan Stanley Wealth

Dave Stadheim,

Lyle Dabbert,
Brown & Saenger

Adam Cooper,
Dacotah Bank

Daren Anderson,
Big D Technology Solutions, Inc.

Duane Noerenberg,
Anderson Group CPA

Jack Dyvig,
Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club

Jim Slater,
ServiceMaster of Sioux Falls

Debra Peterson,
CorTrust Bank

Team Weide was the Ambassador Team of the Month for May: Corey Weide, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Dave Stadheim, RECOM, Inc.; Lyle Dabbert, Brown & Saenger; and Adam Cooper, Dacotah Bank.

Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions, Inc., was awarded Diplomat of the Month honors for May. Second place honors went to Duane Noerenberg, Anderson Group CPA, and third place honors went to Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club. Jim Slater, ServiceMaster of Sioux Falls, was the recipient of the Ribbon Cutting Attendance award, and Debra Peterson, CorTrust Bank, won the Reinvestment Award.

The Diplomat Team of the Month for May was: Captain Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions, Inc.; David Johnson, DAKOTACARE; Jim Slater, ServiceMaster of Sioux Falls; Kelly Grovijahn, Yoli The Better Body Company; and Jessica Nelson, gpac.

Wendy Bergan, YMCA, was recognized for 15 years of dedicated service on the Diplomat Committee.

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HenkinSchultz Creative Services has added several staff to its account services team. Andi Leonard is a Sioux Falls native and account coordinator. New account coordinator Jeremy Wingler earned his marketing degree in 2009. University of South Dakota graduate Emily Schilling is the new controller and office manager. Rapid City native Jessa Stebbins worked in medical administration for several years before joining HenkinSchultz as a billing specialist. Stebbins graduated from Black Hills State University in Spearfish with a bachelor´s degree in business administration. Digital strategist Jaci Duesterhoeft has been analyzing data for the past three-plus years. Duesterhoeft earned her business degree at the Minnesota School of Business in Moorhead and is a native of Hutchinson, Minn.

G.A. Johnson Construction hired Matt Johnson as project manager and estimator. Johnson has nearly 10 years of civil engineering and project management experience.

Dacotah Bank expanded services with two new trust bankers at its Phillips Centre location. Rosanne Krier, a Certified Trust Financial Advisor, started working in trust financial services in 1996 after a time in the insurance industry. Her most recent employment was at Great Western Bank in Sioux Falls as vice president of wealth administration. Mark Sivertson has been in trust and wealth management for more than 30 years. Most recently he was senior vice president of trust services and wealth management at Great Western Bank in Sioux Falls. He has an undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and a law degree from the University of North Dakota.

Amesbury Truth hired Mitchell Frewaldt as a Drafter on the engineering team. Frewaldt is a recent graduate of Southeast Technical Institute with an associate´s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Marco announced the following new hires: Scott Pierce, Managed IT Network Specialist; Tiffany Clanton, Technology Advisor; Julian Pierre, Copier Field Service Technician; Don Price, Support Desk Technician; and Kevin Simmons, Senior Network Systems Engineer.

Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union added several new staff members: Tammy Uithoven, Business Services Associate-Downtown Branch; Bernice Araujo, MSA Member Service Associate-Downtown Branch; Patty Brennan, MSA Member Services Associate-MSA\All 5 Branches; Amber Nagel, MSA Member Service Associate-Meadows Branch; Bill Jonescheit, Member Service Associate-Downtown Branch; and Viktoriya Davidyuk, MSA Member Service Associate-Downtown Branch.

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Michael J. Frankman, DDS, Falls Dental Centre, was named South Dakota Young Dentist of the Year by the South Dakota Dental Association. Frankman currently serves on the SDDA Board of Trustees and is a Past President of the Southeastern District Dental Society.

Marco, Inc.´s CEO, Jeff Gau, was named as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Upper Midwest. Gau joined Marco as a sales representative in 1984 and held various management positions before he became president in 2003 and CEO in 2007. The EY Upper Midwest program includes companies based in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Collectively, this year´s finalists generated more than $2.1 billion in revenue and provided over 7,000 jobs by the end of 2014.

Jayna M. Voss of Cutler Law Firm, LLP was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) by the College´s Board of Regents. ACTEC is a nonprofit association of trust and estate lawyers and law professors whose members are elected by their peers in recognition of having made outstanding contributions to the practice of trust and estate law. An ACTEC Fellow must demonstrate the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.

Thom Bookkeeping Services LLC became the first firm in South Dakota to be a TSheets Certified Pro. TSheets is a time-tracking software that simplifies payroll, invoicing, job costing and more with mobile timesheet apps & reporting dashboard.

Credit Collections Bureau named Megan Wehrkamp Client Services Representative of the month for May.

Charity Navigator named Feeding South Dakota the top charitable organization in South Dakota, with a 4-star rating. Feeding South Dakota received a score of 95.33 out of 100. They received a score of 100 for accountability and transparency, which takes into account policies listed on the website, ease of accessibility for documents, and information provided on the Form 990. Financially, the organization was scored at 93.40. This metric looks at the program, administration, and fundraising expenses in addition to growth. The organization spends just 3.4 percent on fundraising and administration, with 96.6 percent of donations going directly to support programs and services. Four other charities in South Dakota received 4-star ratings.

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Aaron Wimmer, Family Visitation Center, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) and appointed Treasurer of the Board. SVN is an international membership network that establishes standards, promotes education and advances professionalism in the field of supervised visitation.

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