SEP. 8, 2016 - VOL. 51 No. 12

Chair's Column
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Chamber Board adopts positions on ballot issues

Your Chamber has a very thorough process for identifying and vetting issues before the Board of Directors is asked to weigh-in with respect to adopting a position. In the instance of ballot issues, we do not have to worry about identifying them because with 10 appearing on the November ballot we could not ignore them.

We begin with a brief statement of fact – South Dakota allows a wide range of issues to go to the ballot and has a low threshold for getting issues on the ballot. In 24 states, there is no access to the ballot for initiated or referred laws or constitutional amendments. Of the 26 states that allow some access only 11 states allow access. . .

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Chamber Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 18

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 110th Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, featuring a Chamber program following the theme of "Together. We Work.", followed by a keynote from generations experts BridgeWorks. Hannah Ubl (Millennial) and Scott Zimmer (Generation X) will lead an engaging and informative presentation.

The Chamber´s Annual Meeting launches the one-year term of incoming chair Dr. Dave Kapaska, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. Kapaska will take over the Chamber´s top volunteer position Oct. 1, following 2015-16 Chair of the Board Paul Bruflat, CNA Surety. Also at the Annual Meeting, the Chamber will share the priorities for the 2016-17 year and acknowledge the contributions of retiring directors. Chamber President/CEO Evan Nolte will also be honored as he is. . .

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Now available: 2016-17 Mxer Pass

In the last year, hundreds of Chamber members took advantage of the Chamber Mixer Pass, which allowed them to attend the Membership Mixers at a reduced cost. Now through Dec. 31, the Chamber will offer 2016-17 Mixer Admission Passes at a discounted price of $40 - a $20 savings if you attend all 12 Membership Mixers next fiscal year. . .

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