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OCT. 5, 2017 - VOL. 54 No. 1

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
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Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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JUNE Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Ribbon cutting ceremonies provide new or expanding businesses an opportunity to promote their products or services. These events are organized free of charge for members and are held Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Chamber invites members of the Board of Directors, members of the Ambassador and Diplomat committees, and local elected officials to share in the event. The Chamber member requests the date and the Chamber staff assists by organizing the agenda and providing the ribbon and scissors.

Ribbon Cutting photos are printed in each issue of Chamber News. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cuttings for members to celebrate joining the Chamber, anniversaries, grand openings, expansions or remodelings.

Ribbon cutting photos are sized in high-resolution format on the web for 90 days following their publication date in the print issue of Chamber News. Members may download photos to make their own prints of any of the images included during that time period. One photo will be included in the Ribbon Cutting archives following that 90-day period.

For more information on how to schedule a ribbon cutting, contact Amy Farr at 605.336.1620. For more information on how to schedule a groundbreaking, contact Diane Andresen at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation at 605.339.0103.

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings from the October 5, 2017 Issue of Chamber News

Chelsea's Boutique Ribbon Cutting
Chelsea’s Boutique offers unique, fashionable, boutique-style clothes at affordable prices. L to R: Haley Williams, Keith Severson, Rick Rysavy, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Steff Liston Holtrop, Chelsea Pickner (owner), Colin Tracy and Kelly Grovijahn.

DJ Jer Events and Lighting Design Ribbon Cutting
DJ Jer Events and Lighting Design exceeds clients’ expectations by providing a high level of service and professionalism for weddings, corporate, private, lighting and production events. L to R: Dan Aesoph, Keith Severson, Sienna Brech, Deb Peterson, Sara Brech, Norah Brech, Dean Karsky, Jeremy Brech (owner), Lyle Dabbert, Addison Brech and Matt Gappa.

Dow Rummel Village Ribbon Cutting
Dow Rummel Village is a retirement community in Sioux Falls providing independent living, assisted living, memory care and nursing home care. L to R: Kevin Kaufman, Nate Welch, Julie Nelson, Kristen Zueger, Darla Van Rosendale (CEO), Alan Hodgson (Board of Directors Chair), Amy O’Connor Hoback, Lynda Billars and Tracey Hughes.

EarthBend Ribbon Cutting
EarthBend is on the cutting edge of technology. For high-quality, low-risk, evolutionary solutions, come live on the EarthBend Edge. L to R: John Kramer, Karen Noonan, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Wade Hoffman, Rob Beyer (President/CEO), Ryan Donovan (general manager/vice president of sales & service), Mayor Mike Huether, Rick Rysavy, Kristen Zueger and Donna Werner.

Falls Community Health-Hayward Elementary School Ribbon Cutting
The mission of Falls Community Health is to provide an open door to quality health services by removing barriers, especially financial, that exist for working families without health insurance or other resources to meet their health care needs. L to R: Jill Franken (Public Health Director), Carrie Dragt, Mayor Mike Huether, U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, Judy Kendall, Dean Karsky, Pam Homan (Sioux Falls School District Superintendent), Kiersta Machacek and children from Hayward Elementary School.

Falls Overlook Cafe Ribbon Cutting
Falls Overlook Café is a restaurant that serves a variety of foods and beverages and offers dining inside and outside with a view of the falls. L to R: Jill Millette, Garrett Wilson, Karen Noonan, Norma Dunker, Jack Dyvig, Rhonda Milstead (manager), Larry Ayres, Mayor Mike Huether, Corey Weide and John Clauson.

Fareway Food Stores Ribbon Cutting
Fareway Food Stores is a growing Midwest grocery company with more than 100 stores. L to R: Tim Reinert, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Rick Rysavy, Keith Severson, Jeff McElvain, Julie Nelson, Matt Stotts, Steff Liston Holtrop, Reynolds W. Cramer, Fred Greiner (COO/President), Mike McCormick (district supervisor) and Aaron Rice.

Fit My Feet Orthotics & Shoes Ribbon Cutting
Fit My Feet Orthotics & Shoes provides a sit and fit shoe store with an in-store orthotic lab and certified shoe/orthotic fitter. L to R: Cindy Granum, Garrett Wilson, Paul Kolterman, Carrie Dragt, Charlene Kolterman (CEO), Mark Luke, Kristi Masterson, Liz Lloyd, Nick and Amanda Kolterman.

HealthSource of Sioux Falls West Ribbon Cutting
HealthSource of Sioux Falls West Chiropractic utilizes chiropractic care, progressive rehab and muscle work to help their patients get back to doing what they love in life. L to R: Ann Brunkow, Keith Severson, Cathy Crisp, Rick Rysavy, Eric Siemers, Dr. Mike Clarke (co-owner), Dr. Heath Marsh, Dr. Justin McKillip and Karen Hendricks.

Howard Wood Dakota Relays Ribbon Cutting
The 88th Howard Wood Dakota Relays was held May 3-4, featuring more than 3,000 middle school, high school, college and university student athletes. L to R: Matt Althoff (Relays President), Bill O’Connor (Treasurer), Monte Misfeldt, Brian Phelps, Jean Wood Fuller and Drake Wood (grandchildren of Howard Wood), Terry Nielsen, Mark Meile and Jeff Nelson (Relays Vice President).

Jefferson Bus Lines Ribbon Cutting
Jefferson Bus Lines is an inter-city bus transportation and package express service. L to R: Lisa Lien, Mary Johnson, Steve Woelfel (CEO), Rick Swanson, Dr. Dave Kapaska, Corey Weide, Mike Hauck and Tasha Jorgenson.

Meat Lodge Ribbon Cutting
The Meat Lodge is a retail/wholesale business selling top quality meats and seafood. L to R: Phil Bourgerie, Tom Burchill, Rick Rysavy, Karen Noonan, Brandon Howell (co-owner), Bart Bickley (co-owner), Jessica Howell, Holly Bickley, Mary Johnson and Krista Bickley.

Presentation Sisters Ribbon Cutting
The Presentation Sisters are a vowed faith community who work for justice, alleviate oppression and promote human dignity, especially among the poor. L to R: Kayla Seeger, Sr. Gabriella Crowley, Martha Hernandez, Brooke Nicholson, Sr. Sheila Schnell, Sr. Janice Klein (director of development), Keith Severson, Sr. Janet Hortsman, Jen Rothenbuehler, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Liz Lloyd, Karen Noonan and Sr. Jan Mengenhauser.

R.F. Pettigrew Dedication Ribbon Cutting
The 10-ft bronze sculpture of R.F. Pettigrew was dedicated and took its place at the entrance of Phillips to the Falls. L to R: Marlyn Bergeson, Mayor Mike Huether, Evan Nolte, Bob Kolbe, Darwin Wolf (sculptor), Rob Oliver (Chamber Board of Directors Chair), Candy Van Dam and Gary Thimsen.

Sioux Falls Area Literacy Council Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Falls Area Literacy Council helps adults improve their reading, writing and spelling skills. L to R: Penny Hanke, Tammy Beintema, Leah May (Board of Directors President), Ruth Christopherson, Paige Carda (executive director), Rod Carlson, Amy O’Connor Hoback and Veronica Shukla.

SpeedConnect Ribbon Cutting
SpeedConnect offers a premium broadband connection perfect for online movie subscriptions, gaming and other online video-streaming services. L to R: Duane Sutton, Rick Rysavy, Steff Liston Holtrop, Andy Terrell, Tyler Haahr, John Ogren (founder & managing partner), Mark Luke, Teri Roest (general manager), Tammy Beintema, Tony Lounsberry, Tina Zurcher and Teri Webbenhurst.

St. Joseph's Indian School Donor Care Center Ribbon Cutting
St. Joseph’s Indian School Donor Care Center builds meaningful relationships with an increased commitment from St. Joseph’s donors through a personal communication model. L to R: Karen Noonan, Rick Rysavy, Kody Christianson, Father Stephen Huffstetter (President/Director), Deb Peterson, Corey Weide and Pat Foley.

Verizon Wireless-Z Wireless Ribbon Cutting
Z Wireless is your local Verizon Premium Retailer that is so much more than a cell phone store. L to R: Reggie Kuipers, Matt Jacobson, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Denny Freeman, Tammy Beintema, Scott Brady (director of sales), Rob Oliver and Kelly Katz.

Save Our Space Ribbon Cutting
Save Our Space provides creative, versatile and affordable storage solutions for the house, garage and office. L to R: Larry Plucker, Sr., Cathy Crisp, Stacy Wrightsman, Theresa Plucker, Larry Plucker, Jr. (owner), Larry Ayres, Eric McDonald, Stacey Jans, Hannah and Sydelle Sperle and Taylor Plucker.




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