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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
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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


Corey Weide
Corey Weide
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC - Corey Weide
Lyle Dabbert
Lyle Dabbert
Brown & Saenger
Dean Karsky
Dean Karsky

Farmers Insurance Group/Karsky Agency
Jessica Kerher
Jessica Kerher

Serendipitous Events
Amy O'Connor-Hoback
Amy O'Connor-Hoback

Kleenrite Company
Ryan Konz
Ryan Konz
Service First Federal Credit Union
Jack Dyvig
Jack Dyvig
Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club
Karen Noonan
Karen Noonan
CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc.
Daren Anderson
Daren Anderson

Big D Technology Solutions/Big D Online Solutions
David Johnson
David Johnson


Diplomat Committee Chair Sandy Case, Case by Case Consulting, presented a plaque for 15 years of service to the Diplomat Committee to Nancy VanOtterloo, First PREMIER Bank.

Diplomat Committee Chair Sandy Case, Case by Case Consulting, presented a plaque for 20 years of service to the Diplomat Committee to Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank.

The Ambassador Team of the Month for June includes: Corey Weide, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC-Corey Weide; Lyle Dabbert, Brown & Saenger; Dean Karsky, Farmers Insurance Group/Karsky Agency; Jessica Kerher, Serendipitous Events; Amy O’Connor-Hoback, Kleenrite Company; and Ryan Konz, Service First Federal Credit Union.

Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, was awarded Diplomat of the Month and the Reinvestment Award honors for June. Second place honors went to Karen Noonan, CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc., and third place honors went to Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions/Big D Online Solutions. Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities, was the recipient of the Ribbon Cutting Attendance Award.

The Diplomat Team of the Month for June was: Captain David Johnson, DAKOTACARE; Karen Noonan, CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc.; Deb Peterson, CorTrust Bank; Kristina Wolfe, Travel Leaders/Village Travel; and Mike Larson, Swenson Investments & Commodities.

Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank, was recognized for 20 years of service to the Diplomat Committee. Nancy VanOtterloo, First PREMIER Bank, was recognized for 15 years of service to the Diplomat Committee.

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Kristene Watkins joined Caliber Creative as a graphic designer. She has nearly 15 years experience in the industry and previously worked with two other local advertising agencies in Sioux Falls. Mari Stensgaard was hired by Caliber Creative as an account executive. She previously worked at a video production company in Sioux Falls and interned at Lawrence & Schiller after graduating from Augustana College in May 2011.

Home Federal Bank recently appointed Kurt Johnson as Vice President/Business Intelligence Manager and John Schramm as Vice President/Special Asset Manager.

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Border States Electric (BSE) selected Charlene Swanson to participate in the company’s management trainee program. She will relocate to the company’s Sioux Falls branch. Swanson joined BSE in 2001 as a pricing associate at the corporate headquarters in Fargo, N.D. Over the 24-month training program, BSE’s management trainees are exposed to all aspects of branch sales and operations through hands-on training and development. In addition, they are given opportunities to enhance their personal leadership skills and manage projects.

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The Compass Center recently voted the following as Executive Committee officers: President Jennifer Sherman, The Risse Sherman Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Past President Marty Hagemann, Invisible Fence; Vice President Melissa Johnson, Oh My Cupcakes; Treasurer Karen Waller, Meta Bank; and Secretary Cheryl Kappenman, Wells Fargo. Melissa Williams, CitiTrust, is a new member of the Board of Directors.

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