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JUNE 4, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 8

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
Print Advertisers


Our members do more than follow the news. They make the news.

Job promotions and hirings. New projects. New partnerships. Awards. Every day we hear about exciting accomplishments, historic milestones and other positive aspects of our member businesses that deserve to be shared. Faces & Places is great way to use your membership to be seen. This column appears each month in Chamber News and features information about Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members and volunteers. Submissions may include grand openings, changes in management, moves, expansions, major developments and award recognition.

If your company has a business-related success story or personnel change that you want to share, click here and follow the instructions. We are pleased to note the following news submitted by our members as printed in the latest edition of Chamber News:

Recognition of Chamber Volunteers
New Faces & Promotions
Honors in Industry
Good Deeds


Liz Lloyd
Liz Lloyd
Lloyd Companies
Kerry Hammel
Kerry Hammel

Hilton Garden Inn
Derek Kattenberg
Derek Kattenberg

Real Property Management Express
Shawna Kleinwolterink
Shawna Kleinwolterink

Lloyd Companies
Larry Ayres
Larry Ayres

Ayres & Associates
Rich Noble
Ritch Noble

McKinneyOlson Insurance
Duane Noerenberg
Duane Noerenberg
Anderson Group CPA
Karen Noonan
Karen Noonan
CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc.
Nathan Stallinga
Nathan Stallinga
Daren Anderson
Daren Anderson
Big D Technology Solutions
Wendy Bergan
Wendy Bergan

The Ambassador Team of the Month for February was: Liz Lloyd, Lloyd Companies; Kerry Hammel, Hilton Garden Inn; Derek Kattenberg, Real Property Management Express; Shawna Kleinwolterink, Lloyd Companies; Larry Ayres, Ayres & Associates; and Ritch Noble, McKinneyOlson Insurance.

Duane Noerenberg, Anderson Group CPA, was the Diplomat of the Month for February.  Second place honors was a tie between Karen Noonan, CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc., and Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities, and third place honors went to Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions. Stallinga was also the recipient of the Ribbon Cutting Attendance Award, and the Reinvestment Award went to Wendy Bergan, YMCA. The Diplomat Team of the Month for February was: Captain David Johnson, DAKOTACARE; Karen Noonan, CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc.; Debra Peterson, CorTrust Bank; Kristina Wolfe, Travel Leaders/Village Travel; and Mike Larson, Swenson Investments & Commodities.

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Joseph L. Gaspar was promoted to Vice President in charge of sales and marketing for Tri-State Wholesale Flooring, Inc. Gaspar has been with Tri-State nearly 10 years. He will retain his current position as Sales Manager.

Avera Medical Group Radiology Sioux Falls has joined the Avera family. Twenty physicians and a physician assistant comprise a team of providers focused on using the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat disease. Providers include Drs. Josie Alpers, Jeffery Baka, Matthew Casey, Sabina Choudhry, Daniel Crosby, Christopher Gregory, Matthew Helgeson, Ryan Jepperson, Joseph Jordahl, Michael Kihne, Jonah Luzier, Thomas Masterson, Patrick Nelson, Brad Paulson, Matthew Pardy, Joshua Plorde, Daryl Rife, Andrew Soye, Randal Welter and Suzanne Woodward; and Derek Sitter, PAC. Along with the addition of the radiology team, Avera McKennan has assumed ownership of the Avera Veradia Vein Center, located in Plaza 2 on the Avera McKennan campus, and the Avera PET-CT Center at 6001 S. Sharon Ave. Suite 2 in Sioux Falls. Both were formerly operated by MedXRay.

Travis Starks is a Financial Services Representative/PRINCOR Registered Representative and Marty DesLauriers is a Financial Advisor with the Dakotas Business Center of The Principal Financial Group.

Travis Entenman joined Complete Media. He is a native of Sioux Falls and has a degree in advertising.

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The Telly Awards named ADwërks as a bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for its piece titled A Round For The House an animated television public service announcement for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Siouxland. The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

Several Chamber members were recognized at the annual South Dakota ADDY Awards, sponsored by the South Dakota Advertising Federation. The Best of Show Award for print went to Insight Marketing Design. Paulsen Marketing received the Best of Show broadcast award. The Creative Legacy Award winner was Sara Steever, a 20-year veteran of Paulsen Marketing. The 2011 Silver Medal was awarded to Roxanne Lucchesi, professor of advertising at South Dakota State University. Fourteen Best of Class Awards were presented to represent the best pieces of work of all the Gold and Silver ADDYS presented in each category. Lawrence & Schiller received six Best of Class Awards; Insight Marketing Design received three Best of Class Awards; Fresh Produce received two Best of Class Awards; and Paulsen Marketing received one Best of Class Award.

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Officers elected to the 2012 Sioux Empire United Way Board of Directors include: Chair Carl Wynja, U.S. Bank; First Vice Chair Jim Wiederrich, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith PC; Second Vice Chair & Secretary/Treasurer Bob Thimjon, Ramkota Hotel - Best Western Companies; Past Chair Scott Lawrence, Lawrence & Schiller, Inc.; Campaign Division Chair Dave Long, Capital One; Community Impact Division Chair Rick Hull, Johnstone Supply; and Marketing Division Chair Lindsey Meyers, Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota. Members elected to a first three-year term are: Ken Baptist, John Morrell & Co.; Dan Rykhus, Raven Industries; Ryan Dulaney, Great Western Bank; and Julie Norton, Avera McKennan. Other board members include: Randy Bury, Sanford Health; Lisa Hicks, Communication Workers of America; Anne Jackson, Wells Fargo; Tom Lorang, Sioux Falls Catholic Schools; Patricia Lyon, Sioux Falls Police Department; Rick Martin, Ernst Capital Group; Dean Mertz, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society; Wayne Muth; Bill O'Connor, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard; Scott Petersen, LodgeNet Interactive Corporation; Tom Simmons, Midcontinent Communications; Bill Smith, Sioux Falls School District; Paul Sova, Showplace Wood Products; and Dave Zimbeck, Citi.

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The UPS Foundation provided a grant to Junior Achievement of South Dakota to implement the JA "Be Entrepreneurial" program, which is aimed at challenging high school students to start thinking about entrepreneurial ventures while still in high school. Throughout the fall and spring semesters, more than 100 students were impacted by the program at O'Gorman, Roosevelt, and Washington high schools.

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