On April 12, Sioux Falls residents will
elect four new city council members from
the 12 who are vying for seats within the
following districts: At-Large, Northeast,
Northwest and Southwest. Also on this day,
citizens residing within the Sioux Falls Public
School District will elect two candidates for
school board from the five who are running.
Candidate information can be found on this
page through page 31 of Chamber News.
The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of
Commerce does not endorse candidates but
members are encouraged to learn about the
candidates they are eligible to vote for and to. . .
Campus on East Bank Campaign to support multiple LSS services
A few years ago, Lutheran Social Services´ (LSS) leadership had a vision to both enhance and expand its services. This vision included an improved visibility for the agency and its services, ease of access for its clients, and development of a campus-like setting close to the downtown core of the city.
In February 2014, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Community Appeals Committee helped move this dream closer to reality when it approved an LSS capital campaign request from the business community in the amount of $1.25 million for the time period between April 1-July 31, 2016. The overall campaign goal is $5.4 million. . .
After 12 years successfully helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their companies, the South Dakota Technology Business Center has completed a nearly $500,000 remodel and has renamed and rebranded the organization.
The new name, Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, reflects the organization´s evolving focus and mission. The new space is designed to foster collaboration amongst entrepreneurs and between entrepreneurs and on-site partners such as the Governor´s Office of Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center.
"We´re incredibly excited about this change and the direction our organization is headed," said President Rich Naser. "Zeal represents both a key ingredient in entrepreneurial success and the passion that our founders – the Chamber and Development Foundation –and our team have for helping them achieve their vision."