Nov. 5, 2014 - VOL. 50 No. 2

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November 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 November 5, 2014 Issue of Chamber News

Asera Care Hospice Ribbon Cutting
Asera Care Hospice is one of the nation’s premier providers of hospice and palliative care. L to R: Crystal Myrmoe, Julie Nelson, Shauna Welker, Larry Ayres, Sarah Sachen (executive director), Liz Lloyd, Karen Noonan and Dawn Hurney.

Auto Finance Super Center Ribbon Cutting
Auto Finance Super Center specializes in assisting their customers rebuild and re-establish their credit. L to R: Dan Johnson, Lynda Billars, Ryan Mullen, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Bryan Mesch, Greg Jamison, Bob Mullen (owner), Brenda Hoefs, Debra Peterson and Traci Kovar.

Avaya Ribbon Cutting
Avaya is a unified communications company that provides video conferencing, data and telephone solutions to small, medium and large businesses. L to R: Suzie Folkerts, Carrie Dragt, Don Rasmussen, Anita Wetsch, Kendra Karczewski (territory account manager), Heather Kittelson and Corey Weide.

Avera Medical Group Internal Medicine Women’s Ribbon Cutting
Avera Medical Group Internal Medicine Women’s offers care that focuses on women’s unique helath needs. L to R: Jen Hiller, David Johnson, Liz Lloyd, Virginia Lemme, Dr. Janell Powell, Mary Dressing, Julie Darrington, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Mark Vortherms (assistant vice president, specialty clinics) and Megan Myers.

Boen & Associates, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Boen & Associates, Inc. opened a second location in Brandon, S.D., and provides a wealth of risk management solutions, employee health benefits and personal insurance. L to R: Jennifer Luitjens, Tim Sturdevant, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Corey Weide, Jason Owan (CEO), Bill Rezac, Kim Cerwick and Jake Edwards.

Brown & Saenger Ribbon Cutting
Brown & Saenger celebrated 125 years in business. L to R: Mike Severson, Corey Weide, Dean Buckneberg, Paula Kruetzfeldt, Dana Dykhouse, Joyce Dabbert, Lyle Dabbert (president), Matt Sage, Julie Nelson, Mike Townsend, and Russ Heins.

Catholic United Financial Ribbon Cutting
Catholic United Financial is a fraternal benefits society that has been based in St. Paul, Minn., since 1878. L to R: Kelly Grovijahn, Brenda Ebbinga, Dan Doyle, David Schonhardt (sales representative), Paul Bruflat, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Liz Lloyd and Jessica Nelson.

Costello Property Management-Chasing Willows Apartments Ribbon Cutting
Costello Property Management-Chasing Willows Apartments is a development that provides safe and affordable housing for the people in the Sioux Falls area. L to R: Mayor Mike Huether, Joan Franken, Mark Lauseng, Liz Lloyd, Tom Costello (general partner, Costello companies), Andrew P. DeCoux, Ruth Christopherson, Karen Noonan and Amy O’Connor Hoback.

Cornerstone Private Asset Trust Company Ribbon Cutting
Cornerstone Private Asset Trust Company opened a new office inside Quoin Financial Bank and works with clients to help them implement their estate planning goals and to transition wealth from one generation to the next. L to R: Tom Peterka, Jay Soukup, Garrett Wilson, Janel Cole, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Jerry Peterka, Anthony Botticella (executive vice president/managing director), Jason R. Sundberg, Garry Peterka, Lynda Billars and Chad Halbue.

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP Ribbon Cutting
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP celebrated their 75th anniversary in the historic Moe Hospital building that has been recently renovated. L to R: Thomas Frankman (managing partner), Stefanie Engebretson, Lexie Jacobsen, P. Daniel Donohue, Nathan Stallinga, Ed Evans (partner), Dean Karsky, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Tiffany M. Miller, Jean Bender and Mayor Mike Huether.

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Ribbon Cutting
The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility that opened in September 2014 — on time and on budget. L to R: (back row) Dana Dykhouse, Tracy Turbak, Terry Torkildson, Mike Cooper, Evan Nolte, Darrin Smith and Dean Karsky, (front row) Mark Cotter, Karen Leonard, Jim Entenman, Mayor Mike Huther and Kendra Siemensma.

Electric Construction Company Ribbon Cutting
Electric Construction Company has been serving the Sioux Falls area since 1906 and commemorated their new building. L to R: Julie Nelson, Karen Noonan, Duane Mergen (president), Jay Soderquist, Damon Dykstra, Amy O’Connor Hoback and Liz Lloyd.

Insurance Specialty Group and Aces Ribbon Cutting
Insurance Specialty Group and Aces provides business insurance to include certified work comp advisors and accounting and human resources solutions. L to R: Shelly Harms, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Karen Noonan, Jessica Nelson, Renae Eidenshink (CEO), Amy O’Connor Hoback and Sandi Anderson.

McCrossan Boys Ranch Ribbon Cutting
McCrossan Boys Ranch is excited to celebrate the opening of their new indoor riding arena. L to R: Lynda Billars, Marcy Versteeg, Myron and Joan VanBuskirk, Brian Roegiers (executive director), Kristi Masterson, Liz Lloyd, Christie Aberson and Troy Geis.

Montgomery's Furniture Gallery, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Montgomery’s Furniture celebrated their 126th year quest to offer their customers more selection, service and fashion as well as quality. L to R: Matt Reichert, Jay Soukup, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Julie Nelson, Julie Darrington, Giselle Sinclair, Neala and Lauren Sinclair, Kyan Sinclair, Eric Sinclair, Clark Sinclair (CEO), Matt Sinclair, Connie Sinclair and Nita Flagtwet.

Right at Home Ribbon Cutting
Right at Home celebrated their one-year anniversary in providing caregivers for your loved ones. L to R: Laurie Bruggeman, Garrett Wilson, Larry Ayres, Daren Anderson, Tony Mau (co-owner), Kari Mau (co-owner), Lynda Billars, Liz Lloyd and Ceil Mau.

Sam’s Club Hearing Center Ribbon Cutting
Sam’s Club Hearing Center offers affordable healthcare by offering optical, pharmacy and now hearing. L to R: Ariel Even, Glo Cunningham, Isis Miller, Lynda Billars, Corey Weide, Reid Sutton (hearing specialist), Nathan Stallinga, Scott Marquess, Nancy Van Otterloo, Heather Uecker and Jamie Touley.

Skinner Financial Services Ribbon Cutting
Skinner Financial Services works with their clients to protect the people they love with life insurance and plan for their financial futures. L to R: Claire Skinner, Karen Noonan, Pamela Lindmeyer, Nathan Stallinga, Jeff Skinner (director), Betty Oldenkamp, Lori Skinner, Reggie Kuipers, Corey Weide and Alida Skinner.

Sunflower Photography Ribbon Cutting
Sunflower Photography specializes in photography for weddings, engagements, boudoir and much more along with the addition of their boutique, Fia Rose. L to R: Dave Skancke, Anita Wetsch, Liz Lloyd, Sophia Bankowski, Julie Nelson, Karen Bankowski (owner), Jay Soukup, Mike Bankowski, Shelly Munson and Barb Skancke.

Tote-Ally Gorgeous Boutique Ribbon Cutting
Tote-Ally Gorgeous Boutique serves the Sioux Empire area with the latest in fashion. Mary Jo Vance and Heidi Schiebout purchased Tote-Ally Gorgeous Boutique in July 2014. L to R: Lisa Haensel, Liz Lloyd, Stefanie Engebretson, Jason Schiebout, Heidi Schiebout (co-owner), Steve VanBuskirk, Mary Jo Vance (co-owner), Matt Sage, Dave Vance, Nancy Weber-Sweere and Kat Stevens.

Community Indoor Tennis Center-Huether Family MATCH POINTE Groundbreaking
Sioux Falls’ new 50,000 sq. ft. community indoor tennis center is located at the Sanford Sports Complex. L to R: Cindy Huether, Kylie Huether, Mayor Mike Huether, Bill Townsend, Tom Simmons, Jerry Nachtigal, Darrin Smith and Paul Bruflat.

The Bluffs at Willow Run Groundbreaking
The Bluffs at Willow Run will consist of 181 luxury apartment units connected to the new Club House at Willow Run Golf Course. L to R: Mark Aspaas, Dana Dykhouse, Craig Lloyd, Tom Walsh, Sr., Mike Cooper, Tom Simmons and Dave Hanten.

Sunset Villas Groundbreaking
Sunset Villas is an $11 million project that will have a total of 120 units comprised of four 26-plex villas and two eight-plex apartment buildings. L to R: Paul Bruflat, Jason Herrboldt, Chris Carlson, Adam Kniffen, Jim Dunham, Mayor Mike Huether, Ryan Rients, Linda Dunham, Scott Erickson and Scott Lawrence.


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