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AUG. 3, 2015 - VOL. 50 No. 11

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Leadership Sioux Falls 30 applications due Aug. 14
Growing a federal advocacy program
Advertising opportunities available in 2015-16
Sioux Falls Community Guide

Workforce development conference scheduled for Sept. 29
Chamber Annual Meeting scheduled for Oct. 20

Leadership Sioux Falls 30 applications due Aug. 14

Applications for the Chamber´s 30th Leadership Sioux Falls program are now being accepted through Aug. 14. More than 850 people have graduated and gone on to serve the region in a number of ways.

Applicants must have participated in past community and professional activities, be a current resident or employed in the Sioux Falls metro area, over the age of 25, able to attend all required sessions, and commit to serving and strengthening the community upon completion of the program. Previous applicants are strongly encouraged to reapply.

Leadership Sioux Falls has these cornerstone values: to develop long-lasting relationships and...

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Growing a federal advocacy program

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has a long history of effective advocacy with local and state governments due to well-developed programs and processes highlighting this work. Local governmental officials and meetings are easily accessed and we have the ability to influence decision-making. Our detailed platform development process for state government prepares for boots-on-the-ground advocacy during the annual legislative session as well as staying engaged during the interim as issues emerge.

In addition, we´ve enjoyed great relationships with our federal congressional delegation over the years and have successfully engaged in federal issues as they crop-up. Our Inside Washington events are an example of how we engage with and hear from our delegation.

But, over the last year or so, we have begun efforts...

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Advertising opportunities available in 2015-16 Sioux Falls Community Guide

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members have an opportunity to promote their businesses to individuals interested in learning more about living and working in Sioux Falls and to fellow Chamber members in the annual Sioux Falls Community Guide.

The guides will initially be distributed at Operation Thank You, a one-day event where volunteers visit Chamber members to share information about the Chamber and thank them for their membership investment; this year it will be held Oct. 29. The publication is distributed year-round and can also be found as a digital flipbook at siouxfalls.com.

The Chamber contracts with Argus Leader Media to produce...

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Workforce development conference scheduled for Sept. 29

The Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SESHRM) will be hosting an all-day conference on Tuesday, Sept. 29 addressing the various aspects of workforce development in Sioux Falls.

The morning session will be focused on developing your current workforce with topics such as leadership development, succession planning, and training. The afternoon session will be driven toward developing the workforce of tomorrow. Industry leaders and educational institutions will be represented on a panel to share some of the exciting partnerships and programs taking place in Sioux Falls to help create a pipeline of qualified employees...

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Chamber Annual Meeting scheduled for Oct. 20

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 109th Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, featuring a brief Chamber program followed by a performance from improv comedy theater The Second City.

The Chamber´s Annual Meeting recognizes the efforts of the outgoing Chair of the Board and launches the one-year term of the incoming chair Paul Bruflat, CNA Surety. Bruflat will take over the Chamber´s top volunteer position Oct. 1, following the success of 2014-15 Chair of the Board Dana Dykhouse, First PREMIER Bank.At the Annual Meeting, the Chamber will share the priorities for the 2015-16 year and the contributions of retiring directors will also be acknowledged.

Second City has been entertaining audiences and churning out North America´s most famous comedians for more than...

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