SEP. 5, 2017 - VOL. 53 No. 12

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Chamber Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 24

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 111th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is sponsoring this year´s event.

The Chamber´s Annual Meeting launches the one-year term of the incoming Board of Directors Chair, Steve Van Buskirk, Director of Land Development at Van Buskirk Companies. Van Buskirk will take over the Chamber´s top volunteer position Oct. 1, following 2016-17 Chair of the Board Dr. Dave Kapaska. Also at the meeting, the Chamber will share the priorities for the 2017-18 year and acknowledge the contributions of retiring directors. . .

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Celebrate manufacturing in South Dakota

South Dakota will recognize and celebrate the impact of manufacturing on our state´s economy Oct. 2-6, 2017. The week´s events coincide with National Manufacturers Day on Oct. 6. National Manufacturers Day is observed each year on the first Friday in October as a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

The most pressing issue facing the manufacturing industry today is a gap in skilled labor – 80 percent of manufacturers say they cannot find the skilled workers they need. This gap continues to widen. Manufacturing Day is an occasion for manufacturers to share what they do with their communities, and to connect directly with job seekers and students to begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face. . .

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Sioux Empire Housing Partnership celebrates 20 years

The Sioux Empire Housing Partnership (SEHP) will celebrate 20 years of tackling affordable housing issues in the Sioux Empire at its annual breakfast on Sept. 14. The event begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn City Centre, and will feature an address from Governor Dennis Daugaard.

"Governor Daugaard has been a tireless advocate for affordable housing during his time in office," said SEHP President Jim Schmidt. "We are honored to have him participate in our 20th anniversary. . .

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