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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
Good Deeds


Liz Lloyd
Liz Lloyd
Lloyd Residential Group, LLC / Keller-Williams Realty, Sioux Falls
Dean Buckneberg
Dean Buckneberg
Eide Bailly LLP
Heather Kittelson
Heather Kittleson
Midcontinent Communications
Daren Anderson
Daren Anderson
Big D Technology Solutions / Big D Online Solutions
Jack Dyvig
Jack Dyvig
Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club
Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson
Great Western Bank
Eric Siemers
Eric Siemers
Gita Hendricks
Gita Hendricks
Paper Pearls Jewelry
Duane Noerenberg

Duane Noerenberg, Anderson Group CPA, received a plaque for 25 years of service to the Chamber’s Diplomat Committee from Membership Services Director Betty Ordal.

The Ambassador Team of the Month for May was Team Lloyd: Liz Lloyd, Lloyd Residential Group, LLC Keller-Williams Realty, Sioux Falls; Dean Buckneberg, Eide Bailly LLP; and Heather Kittleson, Midcontinent Communications.

Daren Anderson, Big D Technology Solutions, was awarded Diplomat of the Month for May. Second place honors went to Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, and third place honors went to Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank. Eric Siemers, Viamedia, was the recipient of the Retention Award, and Gita Hendricks, Paper Pearls Jewelry, won the Ribbon Cutting Attendance Award. The Diplomat Team of the Month for May was: Captain Eric Siemers, Viamedia, Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, Carrie Dragt, Midcontinent Communications, Kristina Wolfe, Travel Leaders/Village Travel, and John Park, Farm Bureau Financial Services.

Duane Noerenberg, Anderson Group CPA, was recognized for 25 years of service to the Diplomat Committee.

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O’Connor Company welcomed two new staff members. Tyler Wolff as a Sales and Service Coordinator. Wolff holds an associate’s degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from Southeast Technical Institute and has several years of experience in refrigeration. Jennifer Zell joined the accounting department as a Receivables and Inventory Processor. Zell has an associate’s degree in Accounting from STI and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Business Management from South Dakota State University.

G & R Controls welcomed Matt Boeve as a Service Technician. Boeve has an associate’s degree in HVAC/R Technology and a degree in Computer Network Administration, both from Southeast Technical Institute. Boeve has several years of experience in construction and refrigeration. Laree Giovannettone is a part-time Accountant; she has more than a dozen years of administrative and accounting experience and has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Dakota State University, with a minor in Business Administration and Computer Graphics. Amber Lively is an Administrative Assistant. Lively spent more than eight years in the military, serving in the Iowa Air National Guard and Iowa Army National Guard, with an Airman of the Year Nomination in 2005. Tracy Schreurs transitioned from part-time Administrative Assistant to Sales Assistant. Schreurs recently earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Sioux Falls. Ryan Sernett joined as a System Specialist and is a recent graduate from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Sustainable Energy Systems. Greg Weinacht is a Controls Technician. Weinacht is a Journeyman Electrician and brings eight years of field experience; he holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Dakota State University.

Credit Collections Bureau promoted Mark Graff to collection associate.

Randy Sprenkle, a Solutions Analyst in Century Business Products’ (CBP) Pierre office, relocated to Sioux Falls to be closer to family. With more than 30 years in the office equipment industry, Sprenkle has assisted many businesses in the Pierre area modernize their office document processes.

Bob Daeschler joined Bell Incorporated as director of sales and business development. Daeschler will be responsible for the Bell Incorporated national sales team and will serve as a member of Bell’s executive leadership team. He has 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the packaging industry.

Marco, Inc. promoted Adam Ramberg to IT Service Manager for North Dakota and South Dakota. Ramberg has more than 10 years of experience in the IT service industry and has an Information Systems Degree from the University of North Dakota. He has been with Marco since 2009.

The Volunteers of America, Dakotas’ Board of Directors appointed Dennis Hoffman as President & CEO. Hoffman has been acting as Interim CEO since December 2012. Hoffman has more than 25 years of leadership and business management experience including investments, insurance, banking, finance and institutional foundation administration. He has been employed by Wells Fargo, Edward Jones and the University of Sioux Falls, holding senior level positions throughout much of his career.

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The Surety and Fidelity Association of America honored Bill Peterson, formerly of CNA Surety, for 25 years of service to the surety and fidelity bond industry and specifically for 10 years chairing the SFAA Government Affairs Advisory Committee. Peterson is now with Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota.

Casey Joe joined the quarter million dollar club for the Credit Collections Bureau. Shane Gold was named collector of the month for May 2013. Megan Wehrkamp and Rose Benson were named client services representatives of the month for Credit Collections Bureau.

General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. was chosen as the Kobelco America’s excavator dealer for South Dakota and western Minnesota. Kobelco America is a manufacturer of construction equipment.

Bartlett & West was again named one of the nation’s Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Each year ENR ranks U.S. engineering, architecture and contracting firms based on the previous year’s revenue dollar volume and historically Bartlett & West has been included in the closely-watched list. This year’s ENR rankings recognize Bartlett & West as the 206th largest firm in the country.

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The Junior League of Sioux Falls, a women’s volunteer organization that empowers women to be a driving force to improve the Sioux Falls community, announced the following members of its 2013-14 Board of Directors, led by President Teri Able. She succeeds Pamela Kreber and will serve a one-year term through May 2014. Other members include: President Elect Katie Meert; Treasurer Jessica Wells; Assistant Treasurer Joanne Chang; Recording Secretary Andrea Wisdorf; Corresponding Secretary Peggy Kapusta; Public Relations Chair Ann Gausman; Arrangements/Education & Training Chair: Mary Schaefbauer; Membership Development Chair Gayle Craik; Nominating & Placement Co-chairs: Lisa Karsky & Jessica Aguilar; EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Project Chair Laura Jacobs; Human Trafficking Task Force Project Chair Dawn Stenberg; Human Trafficking Education Project Chair Ashley Hinderaker; Project Research & Development Harriet Yocum; and Pumps, Pearls, Purses Fundraiser Chair Pamela Kreber. Community projects for 2013-14 include the Human Trafficking Task Force, Human Trafficking Education Campaign and EmBe (formally the YWCA) Women’s Leadership Program to help empower women to reach their greatest potential.

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The Argus Leader RibFest “KidzFest at Ribfest” freewill donations collected more than $1,467 for Cure Kids Cancer, a program under the Children’s Miracle Network. All funds raised for Cure Kids Cancer go to support oncology services for the Sioux Falls area with 100 percent of funds staying local and benefiting children.

The inaugural BLOOM fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire raised more than $16,000. The money raised through donations, ticket and art sales will help subsidize the $25 annual membership for age-appropriate, drop-in afterschool and evening programs for youth. The program costs more than $1,500 per child per year to deliver.

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