December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008

JUNE 4, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 8

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
Print Advertisers


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 and Awards
Members in the News


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
Sandy Case
U.S. Postal Service

Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, was the Diplomat of the Month for November. Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc., took second place honors and Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank, took third place honors. The winner of the Diplomat Reinvestment Blitz was Sandy Case, U.S. Postal Service. The Diplomat Team of the Month includes: Captain Kathy Jurgens, The Empire Mall/Empire East; Karen Noonan, Carriernet Group Financial, Inc.; Jenifer Geerts, Best Business Products, Inc.; and Dawn Koenig, AMERI/STAR Real Estate.

Back to Top


Katy Morris is the Special Events Coordinator for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She is planning the JDRF Sioux Falls Walk to Cure Diabetes on Jan. 30, 2010 at The Empire Mall.

Jeff Cordell was recently named general manager for Handyman Matters. Cordell has been in the construction field for more than 20 years. Handyman Matters is a locally owned and operated franchise covering Sioux Falls and Sioux City.

SilverStone Group promoted Suzie Tolzin from Account Manager to Vice President in the Group Benefits division. With more than 19 years of experience in Group Benefits, Tolzin has developed into one of the premier management professionals in the Sioux Falls region. She has worked extensively with large, sophisticated clients who utilize a self-funded approach to benefits plans. Dan LaRock was also promoted from Account Executive to Vice President in the Group Benefits division. LaRock was previously the lead account executive for the South Dakota employee benefits division. He joined SilverStone Group in 2006 and works with employers with complicated funding arrangements and large, multi-site organizations. LaRock spent the previous 12 years in professional public relations, fundraising and consulting positions.

Coral Assam is the new Marketing & Development Coordinator for LifeLight Communications, Inc.

Back to Top


The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE) announced the 2009 Building Industry Award Winners: HBASE Builder Member of the Year Dudley Deffenbaugh, Deffenbaugh Homes; HBASE Associate Member of the Year Deb Ziemke, Plains Commerce Bank; Presidential Award Winners Kim Hefner with Home Federal Bank, Scott Hjellming with Hjellming Construction and Paul Nelsen with Paul Nelsen Construction.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America recognized Marco as a Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer. Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai Elite status to dealers that provide exceptional service to the local business community. Marco is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced color and monochrome business products in the U.S.

Alicia Schumacher, Media Planner/Buyer at Insight Marketing Design, was awarded Google Advertising Certification. To receive this certification, professionals must pass the Google Advertising Exam and manage multiple Google AdWords accounts.

Back to Top


Marketing materials created by Insight Marketing Design are featured in two recently published books. The Big Book of Green Design, published in 2009 by Collins Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, New York, includes four pieces created by Insight. The Big Book of Green Design features top green design materials created worldwide. Another title in the “Big Book� design series, The Big Book of Self-Promotion from the same publisher, also released in 2009, also contains several pieces from Insight

Prairie Business magazine, a monthly regional business publication that covers North Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota, released its 20 under 40 list of some of the best and brightest young professionals for 2009. Chamber members included in this list were: Paul Ten Haken, Founder and President of Click Rain Inc.; Micah Aberson, Director of Business Development for Lawrence & Schiller; Brian Jans, Vice President of Jans Corporation; and Chris Thorkelson, Vice President of Construction and Development for Lloyd Companies.

Back to Top

Join the Chamber of Commerce

Members Only Section


Copyright © 2019 Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Service.

  Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce CoSentry