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JAN. 2, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 4

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Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Legislative Platform

In order to develop its legislative platform, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, through its Issues Management Council, conducts research, hears presentations and surveys its members about issues affecting business. These efforts, combined with actively following and monitoring legislative activity since the close of last session, guide our efforts toward developing the platform for the upcoming session. The platform is reviewed, edited and approved by the Issues Management Council and forwarded to the Chamber Executive Committee for review and adoption. Due to a unique Chamber Board calendar this year, Board approval may not be feasible before the start of session, but the platform may be affirmed at the January 2018 meeting. . .

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Hospitality industry prepares for Pheasant Fest

The state known as the pheasant capital of the world will soon welcome thousands of people to its largest city for a three-day event centered around pheasants and quail. The 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will take place Feb. 16-18 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls Arena and Best Western PLUS Ramkota Exhibit Hall.

Despite its status as a top destination for pheasant hunting, South Dakota has never hosted Pheasant Fest—the signature annual event of Pheasants Forever. The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) lobbied the national organization for years to bring the show to Sioux Falls. Their persistence paid off in the fall of 2016 when they secured the 2018 show. . .

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Mayoral candidate forums scheduled

The public will have the opportunity to question the candidates for mayor of Sioux Falls during two upcoming public forums. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and AARP are partnering to host both events.

The first event is scheduled for Feb. 8. Organized through the Chamber's Young Professionals Network, "Topics on Tap: The 2018 Mayoral Race" is geared toward issues on the minds of young professionals. The second event is organized through the Chamber's Issues Management Council, and will occur near the conclusion of the race on April 5, 2018. . .

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