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OCT. 5, 2017 - VOL. 54 No. 1

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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april 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 October 5, 2017 Issue of Chamber News

American Family Insurance-Terra Koupal Agency Ribbon Cutting
American Family Insurance-Terra Koupal Agency creates a more protected community by providing property, casualty and life insurance security to qualified individuals, families and businesses. L to R: Mike Hauck, Lynda Billars, Gene Koupal, Kent Larson, Terra Koupal (agent), Mark Koupal, Steffanie Liston-Holtrop, Jim Slater, Liz Lloyd and Donna Wallin.

The Bluestem Ribbon Cutting
The Bluestem offers a unique array of menu items that reflect their philosophy of “casual, fresh and local”. L to R: Rick Rysavy, Matthew Lais, Stacy Wrightsman, Keith Severson, Larry Ayres, Skyler Hoiland (chef/owner), Mike Hoiland, Daniel Boyle and Lynette Hoiland.

Cookie Jar Eatery Ribbon Cutting
The Cookie Jar Eatery provides fresh baked goods, wholesome handcrafted soups, and delicious sandwiches. L to R: Marty Schumacher, Michael Bruggeman, Lynda Billars, Becky Smith (project manager), Nancy Van Otterloo, Greg Koch (store manager), Glen Koch (co-owner), Elaine Koch (co-owner), Rick Rysavy, Keith Severson, Reggie Kuipers and Jess Smith.

Dakota Home Staging Professionals, LLC Ribbon Cutting
Dakota Home Staging Professionals, LLC offers professional staging for both residential and commercial properties. L to R: Rick Rysavy, Gita Hendricks, Regan Laughlin (co-owner), Kim Reit (co-owner), Ashley Waples (co-owner), Deb Waples (co-owner), Amy O’Connor Hoback and Anita Wetsch.

Excel Educational Opportunities Ribbon Cutting
Excel Educational Opportunities is a non-profit organization whose camps, preschool, and scholarship fund provide opportunities for youth in the area. L to R: Tim Schut, Stacey Jans, Tammy Beintema, Stephanie Spaan (CEO), Kristen Zueger, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Lyle Dabbert and Erin Elshami.

Select Specialty Hospital of South Dakota Ribbon Cutting
Select Specialty Hospital of South Dakota, owned by Select Medical, specializes in the acute care of critically ill patients. L to R: Sherry Kurtz, Dr. Larry Burries, Eric Forbes, Lyle Dabbert, Rick Rysavy, Carol Ulmer (CEO), John Park, Brian Williams (Select Medical VP-Business Development), Tiffany Miller, Dave Stadheim, Dr. Charles O’Brien (Sanford USD Medical Center President) and Erin Taggart.

She Lives Fit Ribbon Cutting
She Lives Fit is a health coaching business, specializing in women’s weight-loss and wellness. L to R: Paul J. Fretham, Heather Sanow, Shelia Hoff, Whitney Fretham (owner/health coach), Colleen Werner, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Lyle Dabbert and Larry Werner.

Sky Zone Sioux Falls Ribbon Cutting
The Sky Zone Sioux Falls indoor trampoline park is the world’s first patented, all trampoline, walled playing surface. L to R: Jeff Reed, Dean Buckneberg, Carrie West, Rick Rysavy, Tina Redd (co-owner), Kristen Zueger, Scott Redd (co-owner), Mike Weister, Bobbi Nelson and Ryan Redd.

Tactical Security Services, LLC/Warrior Edge Ribbon Cutting
Warrior Edge offers outstanding military fitness boot camps, tactical training classes/gear and health solutions. L to R: Jen Smith, Tammy Jans, Pradeep Jayaraman, Keith Severson, John Robbins, Matt Requejo (president), Rick Rysavy, Jen Requejo, Sandy Case and Nathan Kull.

Zing Ribbon Cutting
Zing is a full-service design shop and a studio offering modern home décor, stationery and a whole lotta zing! L to R: Mike Weister, Taylor Lavin, Mike Lavin, Sarah Lavin (co-owner), Kenzi Lavin, Ruth Christopherson, Mike Flannery (co-owner), Liz Lloyd, Julie Flannery-Allen (co-owner), Rick Rysavy,




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