JULY 07, 2016 - VOL. 51 No. 10

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July 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 July 7, 2016 Issue of Chamber News

American Bank & Trust Ribbon Cutting
American Bank & Trust is a family owned community bank that is new to Sioux Falls, but has been serving South Dakota since 1892. L to R: Jeff Erickson, Tasha Lee, Nathan Stallinga, Bill Rezac, Doug Tribble, Lynn Schneider (CEO), Donna Steele, Mike Hauck, Preston Steele, Mayor Mike Huether, Jered Schock and Amy O’Connor Hoback.

Avera Medical Group Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Ribbon Cutting
Avera can help you feel as amazing on the outside as you do on the inside. L to R: Randall Oppold, Tom Hackl, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Dr. Tad Jacobs, Dr. Barry Martin, Alex Ramirez, Dr. Mark Shashikant, David Flicek (Senior VP, Clinic Operations), Sr. Mary Thomas, David Johnson and Becky Snethen.

Carroll Institute for Alcohol & Drug Therapy Ribbon Cutting
Carroll Institute is a comprehensive community behavioral health counseling agency, providing therapy for individuals dealing with substance use disorders. L to R: Tiffany Butler, Gary Gaspar, Carrie Dragt, John Neth, Pastor Bob Ruedebusch, Gary Tuschen (executive director), Mike Hauck, Amy O’Connor Hoback and Brenda Ebbinga.

DakotAbilities Ribbon Cutting
DakotAbilities is a community service provider offering assistance to adults with developmental disabilities. L to R: Jeff Jares, Mike Hauck, Mayor Mike Huether, Robert Bohm (executive director), Nathan Stallinga, Joey Rotert, Chris Filsinger and Julie Nelson.

Diamond Mowers, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
For more than four decades, Diamond Mowers have manufactured the toughest attachments for tractors, skid-steers and excavators. L to R: Cedric Seefeldt, Daschle Larsen, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Bill Doyle, Linda Doyle, Len Homelvig (plant manager), Tom Hackl, Bobbi Thury and Dave Ver Steeg.

Dress For Success Sioux Falls Ribbon Cutting
Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support. L to R: Carrie Dragt, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Bobbi Thury, Laurie Knutson (CEO), Erin Bosch, Valerie Loudenback, Amy O’Connor Hoback and Christie Aberson.

Eastside Antiques & More Ribbon Cutting
Eastside Antiques & More is an antique mall with 45-60 quality vendors of antiques, collectibles, repurposers, artisans and more. L to R: Tom Hackl, Ken Kramer, Leyton Kramer, Mark Luke, Angie Kramer, Donna Larson, Bobbi Thury and David Johnson.

Fareway Stores, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Fareway Stores, Inc. opened a second location in Sioux Falls. This marks the 113th store for the growing Midwest grocery company. L to R: Pete Campbell, Brian Tieskotter, Brent O’Neil, Reynolds W. Cramer (CEO), Ryan Buchanan, Dean Karsky, Jamie Riesberg, B.J. Van Der Linden, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Fred Greiner (President/COO), Cari Mrla and Jacob Jeppeson.

GNC at Empire Mall Ribbon Cutting
GNC is helping people live healthier lives. L to R: Bryce Tran, Charlie Westbrook, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Nathan Stallinga, JJ Nair, Casey Nickell (treasurer/secretary), Rob TeKolste, Stefanie Engebretson and Michale Gunter.

Granite Springs Lodge Ribbon Cutting
Granite Springs Lodge is South Dakota’s premier event facility. Enjoy secluded Midwestern style accommodations for your next big event or get away. L to R: Larry Ayres, Bobbi Thury, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Amanda Graves, Brian Graves (owner), Cindi Johnson and Kristy Berg.

Koch Insurance Ribbon Cutting
As an independent insurance agency, Koch Insurance represents regional and national property-casualty carriers. L to R: Royal Koch, Nathan Stallinga, Austin Koch, Dr. Dave Kapaska, R. Martin Koch (owner), Courtney Koch, Mike Hauck, Jill Sprakel, Jessica Hauck, Aaron Clayton and Joe Linneweber.

LED Light Exchange Depot Ribbon Cutting
Light Exchange Depot’s mission is to educate business owners of the benefits of LED and show them how to determine their “return on investment.” L to R: Tyler Viet, Julie Nelson, Chris Filsinger, Dave Stadheim, Darwin Viet (owner), Mike Hauck, Doug Viet and Amy O’Connor Hoback.

Miss South Dakota Scholarship Foundation Ribbon Cutting
If you’re between the ages of 13-24 and want a fun way to earn scholarships for college, get started now by visiting for your contact and application information. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome. L to R: Shawn Cable, Lynda Billars, Lexie Frankman, September Kirby (executive director), Autumn Simunek (Miss SD 2015), John Henkhaus, Liz Lloyd, Lindy Hill and Kristin Cooke.

Penbrooke Pl. Ribbon Cutting
Penbrooke Place is a residential apartment community owned and managed by Hubbell Realty of West Des Moines, Iowa. L to R: Teresa Robinette, Reggie Kuipers, Jim Slater, Dean Karsky, Brian Majerus (manager), Nathan Stallinga, David May, Lynda Billars and Brittany Wipf.

Popplers Music, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Popplers Music, Inc. is an organization committed to music performance and education in the Sioux Falls region. L to R: Peter Afdahl, Dean Karsky, Nicole Raml, Betty Oldenkamp, Paul Schilf (general manager), Nathan Stallinga, Don Langlie and Rolyn Beaird.

Riverside Technologies, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
RTI is a provider of total customized computer needs, IT services and your managed solutions partner. L to R: Denis Lueders, Mark Luke, Carrie Dragt, Kevin Heiss (president), Dan Pollema, Jackie Stratman, Dean Karsky and Andrew Robinson.

SEAM (Secure Enterprise Asset Management) Ribbon Cutting
SEAM provides compliant, secure and certified IT asset-recovery, data destruction, and environmentally sound electronics recycling. L to R: Levi Hentges, Larry Ayres, Jake Anderson (president/CEO), Nathan Stallinga, Bobbi Thury, Daren Anderson and Vince Anderson.

Simply Divine Day Spa Ribbon Cutting
Simply Divine Day Spa is Sioux Falls’ newest spa that puts some inner peace back into your day with good energy in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. L to R: Candy Spaid, Dean Karsky, Deb Peterson, Kelsey Burns (owner/massage therapist/esthetician), Lexie Frankman, Melissa Kucera, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Lynda Billars and Jessica Burns.

z*stonish Magician & Hypnotist Ribbon Cutting
Zac Tenneboe, aka z*stonish, is a full-time comedy hypnotist and magician. He travels all across the country performing for corporate events, colleges and high schools. L to R: Mary Tenneboe, Tim Sturdevant, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Heather Simon, Zac Tenneboe (owner/entertainer), Cindi Johnson, Jackie Stratman and Dave Tenneboe.

Ava’s House-Sanford Health Groundbreaking
Located on 17th Street between Covell and Lake avenues on the Sanford USD Medical Center campus. The 20-bed in-patient acute level hospice facility will serve all ages with 24-hour nursing care in a home-like environment. L to R: Nathan White, Paul Bruflat, Micah Aberson, Chrisie Funari, Nick Funari, Ron Moquist, Joanne Moquist, Paul Hanson, Mayor Mike Huether and Dale Froehlich.

First Bank & Trust/Coffea Groundbreaking
First Bank & Trust and Coffea Roasterie broke ground on a new facility in Dawley Farm Village. This joint space will create a welcoming and inviting space to foster community and connections. First Bank & Trust is part of Fishback Financial Corporation, one of South Dakota’s largest privately held financial holding companies. Coffea Roasterie is a locally-owned company committed to serving coffee without compromise. L to R: Brian Thompson, Dave Waligoske, Keith Eichacker, Breanna Garbers, Mayor Mike Huether, Van Fischback, Bryan Kegley (Coffea Roasterie CEO), Zoie Thune, Jason Herrboldt (First Bank & Trust Executive VP), Dave Timpe, Lori Knutson, Chad VanBuskirk, Paul Bruflat, Craig Johnson.

Sioux Falls Ford, Inc. Groundbreaking
Sioux Falls Ford broke ground on a 90,000 sq. ft. facility that will sit on 15 acres offering sales of new Ford and Lincoln vehicles along with all makes and models of pre-owned vehicles, and will contain a 46 bay service department to meet their customers’ needs. L to R: Chuck Eide, Paul Bruflat, Mayor Mike Huether, Bennett Bloom, Gretchen Chaplin, Emmeline Chaplin, Mike Chaplin, Isabel Chaplin, Ed Bloom (co-owner), Andrew Bloom, Heidi Bloom, Debbie Nehring, Randy Nehring (co-owner), Tim Hilber, and Dale Froehlich.


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