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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
New Name


Corey Weide
David Johnson
Daren Anderson
Daren Anderson
Big D Technology Solutions/Big D Online Solutions
Ryan Konz
Julie Nelson
Great Western Bank
  Daren Anderson
Teri Roest

David Johnson, DAKOTACARE, was awarded Diplomat of the Month and the Ribbon Cutting Attendance honors for November. Second place honors went to Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions/Big D Online Solutions, and third place honors went to Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank. Teri Roest, SpeedConnect, was the recipient of the Retention Award.

The Diplomat Team of the Month for November was: Captain David Johnson, DAKOTACARE; Janel Cole, Cole Notary, LLC; Duane Noerenberg, Anderson Group CPA; Jill Dawson, American Family Insurance-Jill M. Dawson Agency; and Mike Larson, Swenson Investments & Commodities.

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Home Federal Bank announced several new staff members and promotions. Jerald Haase is the new Computer Operations Manager in the Information Systems Department. Haase has more than 15 years of Information Systems and Management experience. Jay Soukup is a Business Banker at the Sioux Falls corporate office. Soukup has experience in finance and business in the Sioux Falls area. Kathy Johnston is the new Business Intelligence Analyst in the Accounting/Finance department. Johnston has experience in the banking, accounting and customer relations. Matt Hieb was promoted to Consumer Loan Underwriter. Most recently, Hieb was the Branch Manager at the Sioux Falls Main branch and the 26th & Sycamore HyVee in-store branch; he joined Home Federal Bank in September 2002. Matt Nelson was promoted to Business Banker at Home Federal Bank’s corporate office in downtown Sioux Falls. He started with Home Federal Bank in 2004. Tiffani Turner was promoted to Branch Manager of Home Federal Bank’s 41st & Terry branch and 26th & Marion Road Hy-Vee in-store location. Turner began her career with Home Federal Bank in December 2004 at the Colman branch and most recently held the position of Personal Banker/Supervisor at the 26th and Sycamore Hy-Vee in-store branch.

Bill Peterson is the Vice President/Resource Development for Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota. Previously, Peterson served as Vice President/Public Affairs Officer for CNA/Western Surety Company for nearly 25 years. Peterson has a long history of community and state involvement, including eight years as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives.

Gage Brothers Concrete Products Incorporated promoted three new vice presidents: David Honner to Vice President of Finance, Joe Bunkers to Vice President of Preconstruction, and Chuck Smith to Vice President of Operations. Honner has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1992 and joined the company in 1998 as a Controller. In 2006, Honner was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. As Vice President of Finance, Honner will continue his duties as CFO and also oversee human resources and safety. Bunkers started in the drafting department in 1999 and he has since worked in various departments throughout Gage Brothers including quality control, project management, and sales. Smith joined Gage Brothers in 2006 as Director of Project Management. As Vice President of Operations, Smith will oversee all plant operations, project management, engineering, and quality control.

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DeWild Grant Reckert and Associates Company is now DGR Engineering. The new name is built upon the initials of the company’s three founders. The company has offices in Sioux Falls and Rock Rapids and Sioux City, Iowa.

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