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CURRENT ISSUE
JUNE 5, 2017 - VOL. 52 No. 9

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DECEMBER FACES & PLACES

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
Honors and Awards
Good Deeds

Anniversaries
New Faces & Promotions
Leadership

RECOGNITION OF CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS

Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson
Great Western Bank
Jack Dyvig
Jack Dyvig

Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club
Karen Noonan
Karen Noonan
Carriernet Group Financial, Inc.

David Johnson
David Johnson
DAKOTACARE
Ryan Welsh
Ryan Welsh
Convention & Visitors Bureau

1st Place: Ryan Bak, KSFY Television; Mara Walters, KSFY Television; Leah Jones, KSFY Television; Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club; Annie Chicoine-Welsh, HJN-Team Real Estate; Chamber President/CEO Evan Nolte; Dick Beck, Beck and Hofer Construction, Inc.; Dean Karsky, Farmers Insurance Group/Karsky Agency; Kevin Jergenson, Century Business Products, Inc.; and Chair of the Board Dave Rozenboom, U.S. Bank.

2nd Place: Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc.; Amy O’Connor-Hoback, Kleenrite Company; Chamber President/CEO Evan Nolte; Carol Jandera; and Chair of the Board Dave Rozenboom, U.S. Bank.

3rd Place: Rick J. Rysavy, Home Federal Bank; Chamber President/CEO Evan Nolte Jill Melchert, Farmers Insurance Group/Jill Melchert Agency; Lynda Billars, The Lynda B. Advantage/the Real Estate Company; Jeff Ducheneaux, MetaBank; Tom Bennett, South Dakota Symphony; and Chair of the Board Dave Rozenboom, U.S. Bank.

Top Ambassador Associates: Chamber President/CEO Evan Nolte; Ryan Bak, KSFY Television; Dick Beck, Beck and Hofer Construction, Inc.; Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc. and Chair of the Board Dave Rozenboom, U.S. Bank.

Dean Karsky, Farmers Insurance Group/Karsky Agency, and Ryan Welsh, KSFY Television, were the Ambassador Team of the Year. Together they sold 42.5 new Chamber memberships during the 2008-2009 year. Mike Hauck, NAI Sioux Falls, and Mark McClung, Active Data Systems, Inc., placed second with 24.25 new members, followed by Lynda Billars, The Lynda B. Advantage/the Real Estate Company, and Jeff Ducheneaux, MetaBank, in third place with 16 new members.

Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank, was the Diplomat of the Year for 2008-09. Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank, was the Diplomat of the Month for September. Tammy Beintema, MSH Architects (Miller Sellers Heroux Architects, Inc.), took second place honors and Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc., took third place honors. The winner of the Diplomat Reinvestment Blitz was Doug Erickson, Key Staffing. The September Diplomat Team of the Month includes: Captain Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club; Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank; Jill Melchert, Farmers Insurance Group-Jill Melchert Agency; Wendy Bergan, YMCA; and Janel Cole, Postnet SD 103.

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RECOGNITION OF CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS

Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank, was the Diplomat of the Month for October. Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, took second place honors and Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc., took third place honors. The winner of the Diplomat Reinvestment Blitz was David Johnson, DAKOTACARE. The October Diplomat Team of the Month includes: Captain Kathy Jurgens, Empire Mall/Empire East; Chris Conrad, First Bank & Trust; Jenifer Geerts, Best Business Products; Dawn Koenig, AMERI/Star Real Estate; and Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc.

Approximately 90 volunteers sold 96 new Chamber memberships during the two-week Fall Membership Drive, which concluded Nov. 13. The goal was 85. Thank you to all the Ambassadors and Associate Ambassadors. Team standings are as follows: 1st Place Ambassador Team: Dean Karsky, Farmers Insurance, Group/Karsky Agency; 2nd Place Ambassador Team: Lynda Billars, The Lynda B. Advantage/the real estate co.-Lynda Billars, and Jeff Ducheneaux ; and the 3rd Place Ambassador Team: Ritch Noble, McKinneyOlson Insurance, and Carol Jandera. Several associates helped with the drive. Top associate finishers include: 1st Place: Ryan Bak, KSFY Television; 2nd Place: Dick Beck, Beck & Hofer Construction, Inc.; and 3rd Place: Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc.

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NEW FACES & PROMOTIONS

Ryan Welsh was recently named Director of Sales & Marketing for the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau. Welsh is a South Dakota State University graduate and comes to the CVB from KSFY Television where he worked his way up from Account Executive to General Sales Manager. He was also awarded Ambassador Committee Team of the year for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce in 2009.

Bethany Tschappat was promoted to Office and Research Manager for McKerin Software, Inc. Tschappat has been with McKerin Software for almost two years. She has a bachelor’s degree in human services management from the University of Phoenix and has more than five years experience in management and more than 10 years experience in client services. Chad Tschappat is the new Programmer/Analyst for McKerin Software, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in IT Information Systems Security and a master’s degree in Information Systems, both from the University of Phoenix.

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HONORS & AWARDS

Each year, the Chamber’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and the Sioux Falls veterans organizations co-sponsor the Veterans Day program to honor veterans. Four area veterans are presented with a Veterans Outstanding Achievement Award to publicly recognize them for their commitment to their community, country and organizations. This year’s recipients were: Clarence Kooistra, Disabled American Veterans; Gilmore Koepsell, American Legion Post #15; Mike Rothenbuehler, North Central Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America; and Lez Tiezen, 40 et 8 Voitures #129.

The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE) received the South Dakota Home Builders Association (SDHBA) 2009 Project of the Year Award for the construction of the Ronald McDonald House® in Sioux Falls. Since the construction of the new 18-bedroom home at 17th Street and Lake Avenue began in July of 2008, hundreds of HBASE members have donated cash, materials and long hours of labor to the Association’s largest community service project.

Insight Marketing Design received 11 2009 MarCom Awards, including four Platinum Awards, which are the highest honor, four Gold Awards and three Honorable Mentions. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals.

The South Dakota Safety Council awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to StarMark Cabinetry for excellence in workplace safety and health.

Chad Van Buskirk, Van Buskirk Companies, recently received his Certified Green Professional Designation with the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) National Green Building Program.

Julie Clark, Education Director of the Sioux Empire Housing Partnership, received the 2009 Friend of Housing award from the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA). The award is presented to an individual to recognize personal commitment, dedication and achievement toward affordable housing in South Dakota.

Mark Graham, president and CEO of Bell Inc., received the 2009 Robert T. Gair Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to industry and community. Graham also announced plans to retire from his CEO role in April 2010.

The following Chamber members received the 2009 Workplace Excellence Awards from the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SESHRM) Chapter: Globe University (small category), Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield (medium category), and Midcontinent Communications (large category). This annual award is to acknowledge those companies that have made significant strides in employee practices to establish a highly desirable work environment and to distinguish them for their leadership, culture and best practices.

U.S. Sen. John Thune received the Charles Dick Medal of Merit by the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS). The award recognizes public servants at the state and federal level who demonstrate extraordinary support for the National Guard. The medal is named in honor of Maj. Gen. Charles Dick, President of NGAUS from 1902-09.

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THANK YOU

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Diplomat Committee held Operation Thank You on Oct. 28, where more than 300 Chamber volunteers hand-delivered the 2009-10 Sioux Falls Community Guide and Chamber Membership Directory and 2008-09 Annual Report. Thank you to the following Chamber members who sponsored the event: Active Data Systems, Inc.; Alltel; Argus Leader Media; Augustana College; Avera Health; Best Business Products, Inc.; Builders Supply Co.; Century Business Products, Inc.; Citi; CorTrust Bank; Cutler & Donahoe, LLP; Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP; Eide Bailly LLP; First PREMIER Bank; Good Samaritan Communities of Sioux Falls; Henry Carlson Co.; Holiday Inn City Centre; Humana; Lloyd Companies; McCrossan Boys Ranch; Midcontinent Communications; Novak Sanitary Service; O2 Media, LLC; Orbitcom, Inc.; Sammons Financial Group/Midland National Life Insurance Company; Sands Drywall, Inc.; Sanford Health; Scott Lumber & Supply Co.-A Division of Lampert Yards, Inc.; ServiceMaster of Sioux Falls; Showplace Kitchens; Signs Plus+ Graphics, Inc.; Sioux Falls Construction Company; Sioux Falls Products Show; South Dakota Achieve; State Senator District 12-Sandy Jerstad; U.S. Bank; and Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. Thank you also to the Chamber members who provided door prizes for the Operation Thank You volunteers: Augustana College; Avera McKennan Fitness Center; Bakker Crossing Golf Course; B.D. Promotions; Body Sculpting Day Spa; Boston’s Gourmet Pizza; Camille’s Sidewalk Café; Carnaval Brazilian Grill; Casa del Rey; Chip N Dale Coffee Co.; Cleaver’s Market; Coffea Roasterie; CorTrust Bank; Creative Chick Floral & Gifts; Dakota Spa; Envive; Family Wellness; Famous Daves BBQ; Farmers Insurance Group/Dean Karsky Agency; Farmers Insurance Group/Jill Melchert Agency; Great Western Bank; Hannah’s Hallmark; Henry Carlson Company; Holiday Inn City Centre; Holiday Inn Express; Homewood Suites by Hilton; HyVee Food Store; Kaladi’s; Kitchen Store on Tenth; Mark Anderson Wildlife; Mary Mastick/Waddell & Reed; Midcontinent Communications; POSTNET; Quality Inn & Suites; Residence Inn by Marriott; SDSU Foundation; ServiceMaster of Sioux Falls; Showplace Kitchens; Sioux Falls Morning Optimist Club; South Dakota Symphony; Southwind Bookkeeping; Spa 2000; State Farm Insurance; Staybridge Suites; Super Wash Car Washes; Tastefully Simple-Pat Lund; Tinner’s Bar & Grill; Uncle Ed’s Specialty Meats, Inc.; University of Sioux Falls; Vanessen’s Hair Design; Viereck Commercial Real Estate; Wal-Mart East; Wal-Mart West; Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage-Eric Anderson; Wireless World; Workplace Marketing & Consulting; and YMCA.

Thank you to the following Chamber members for their sponsorships and donations of prizes for the Fall Membership Drive: Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center; Bracco; Casa Del Rey; Complete Nutrition; Great Harvest Bread; Hello Gorgeous; Lynda B. Advantage/the real estate co.-Lynda Billars; Holiday Inn City Centre; HyVee Food Stores; Midcontinent Communications; Ramada Hotel & Suites; Sanford Health; Simply Perfect; Sioux Falls Jaycees; Super Wash Car Wash; Vanessen’s; Young & Richards Floral; Wal-Mart East and Wal-Mart West.

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LEADERSHIP

The following people serve on the 2009-10 South Dakota Advertising Federation Board of Directors: Past President Ryan Tysdal, Results Radio; President Julie Hoyer, SDN Communications; 1st Vice President Derek Soukup, Lawrence & Schiller; 2nd Vice President Eric Vasgaard, Keyframe; Secretary/ADDY Co-chair Hugh Weber, Deep Bench; Sponsorship Chair Rick Fink, Results Radio; Fundraising Co-chair Cathy Krueger, Maximum Graphics; Fundraising Co-chair Abby Bischoff, Sioux Falls Arena; Program Chair Doug Moss, Insight Marketing Design; ADDY Co-chair: Paul VanVeldhuizen, Alphagraphics; Special Events Chair Rob Sietsema, Sanford Health; Public Service Chair Corey Vilhauer, HenkinSchultz; Membership Chair Heather Covrig, Paulsen Marketing; and Executive Director Ruth Ann Scott.

The Youth Enrichment Services 2010 Board of Directors, includes the following Chamber members Chair Tom Loofe, Edward Jones; Kyle Eberts, Eberts Construction; Dennis Breske, NAI Sioux Falls; Laura Borman, Sioux Falls Seminary; Bill Rezac, Boen and Associates; Julie Becker, St. Francis House; Mark Tollefson; and past Chair Chris Ekstrum, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls.

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