Leading a premier city
Look around Dana Dykhouse´s office and it´s easy to see his passions: his family and his community.
Photos of his wife, children and grandsons are intermixed with blue and gold from his alma mater, South Dakota State University, and mementos from service to various organizations across the community and state.
Dykhouse, CEO of First PREMIER Bank in Sioux Falls, is the new Chair of the Board of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, which started its 2014-15 year Oct. 1.
"I´m unusual in that I haven´t served as an Ambassador or Diplomat," Dykhouse said, referring to the Chamber´s volunteer sales and retention committees. His first official role with the Chamber was on the Board of Directors, though he has been actively involved by attending mixers, ribbon cuttings, Sioux Empire Farm Shows and other Chamber events over the years...
Maintaining momentum is key to our success
In Sioux Falls we are truly in an enviable position, both regionally and nationally. As I look forward to the year ahead for our Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and our community, I´m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. More importantly, I´m confident that we have the vision and the leadership to make our community be whatever we want it to be.
I believe we have a responsibility, both to those who came before us and to those who will come after us, to continue to raise our expectations of where we are going and what we want to become. Our community is strong because our leaders knew how to dream big. You don´t have to look very far to see the seeds they planted that are now bearing fruit. We owe it to the next generation to continue that vision – and to add our own dreams to the mix, too...