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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 & Awards


Dean Buckneberg
Dean Buckneberg
Eide Bailly LLP
Mark Luke
Mark Luke
Mark Luke Construction, LLC
Lyle Dabbert
Lyle Dabbert
Brown & Saenger
Jack Dyvig
Jack Dyvig
Sioux Falls Morning Optimist Club
Daren Anderson
Daren Anderson
Big D Technology Solutions
Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson
Great Western Bank

The Ambassador Team of the Month for December was Team Buckneberg: Dean Buckneberg, Eide Bailly LLP; Mark Luke, Mark Luke Construction, LLC; and Lyle Dabbert, Brown & Saenger.

Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, was awarded Diplomat of the Month honors for December, as well as the Retention Award. Second place honors went to Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions, and third place honors and the Ribbon Cutting Attendance Award went to Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank.

The Diplomat Team of the Month for December was: Captain David Johnson, DAKOTACARE; Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions; Kristina Wolfe, Travel Leaders/Village Travel; Carrie Dragt, Midcontinent Communications; and Drew Cosand, Hegg Companies, Inc.

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Lauren Fosheim
Lauren Fosheim

Lauren Fosheim joined the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce as the Young Professionals Network Manager. Fosheim has a bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University in Agricultural Education, Communications & Leadership. A native of Webster, S.D., she was previously the 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator for Yankton County.

Chris Semrau is the Assistant General Manager for SMG Sioux Falls, managers of the Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center, and Orpheum Theater Center. Semrau will book acts for all four facilities. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and has been Director of Events and Marketing at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks since May 2000.

Brown & Saenger hired Jodi Bass as Sales Consultant. Bass will be responsible for providing service and sales assistance for the Business Products, Office Furniture, Professional Printing and Promotional Product divisions. Bass years of sales and customer service experience. Brown & Saenger hired Mitch Chadwell as a Promotional Account Manager. Chadwell will be working in the promotional division and has years of customer service experience.

Gary Martin was promoted to Collection Representative by the Credit Collections Bureau.

AMERI/STAR Real Estate, Inc. hired The Fisher Sisters; Dana & Danielle and Sally Reuter. All three real estate agents have a vast knowledge of the real estate market.

G & R Controls welcomed Cody Nytroe as a Controls Technician doing installations. Nytroe has previous experience in the construction, manufacturing and welding industries. Mike Schmitz joins the team as Warehouse Supervisor. Schmitz brings with him more than 25 years of experience working in and coordinating warehouse operations.

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Insight Marketing Design won a dozen awards for a wide variety of clients in the MarCom Awards for creative excellence, including four platinum, six gold, and two honorable mentions.

Lance Roberts, Century Business Products, Inc., placed fourth in the Kyocera Best Technician in America competition. By qualifying for the final competition, Roberts became the third Century technician to place in the top five among technicians nationwide. He competed against winners from four other regions, completing written, oral and hands on exams given by top Kyocera engineers to test technical ability, accuracy, and problem solving skills.

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Marco, Inc. acquired Twin Cities-based TeleProCommunications, Inc. to expand the technology services they provide to their clients. TelePro is a longstanding telecom carrier agent that recommends and supports services from a number of local, long distance, internet, and data providers across the U.S

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