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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 in Industry
Members in the News


Mike Hauck
Mike Hauck
Accord Commercial Team / Hauck Law Office
Corey Weide
Corey Weide
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Jack Dyvig
Jack Dyvig
Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club
Duane Noerenberg
Duane Noerenberg
Anderson Group CPA
Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson

Great Western Bank
Brittany Getting
Brittany Getting

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Mike Hauck, Accord Commercial Team/Hauck Law Office, and Corey Weide, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, were the Ambassador Team of the Month for January.

Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club, was the Diplomat of the Month for January and also received the Ribbon Cutting Attendance Award. Second place honors and the Retention Award went to Duane Noerenberg, Anderson Group CPA, and third place went to Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank. The Diplomat Team of the Month for January was: Captain Bill Rezac, Boen & Associates, Inc.; Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club; Nathan Stallinga, DakotAbilities; Marla Reynolds, Central States Insurance, L.L.C.; and Amy O’Connor-Hoback, Kleenrite Company.

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Brittany Getting joined the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce as the YPN Coordinator. Previously she was the Director of the Clay County Convention & Visitors Bureau. She is a native of Sanborn, Iowa and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management from the University of Sioux Falls. Getting is also currently working toward her master’s degree in business administration/marketing, also at USF.

Avera Medical Group welcomed Dr. Kathleen Schneekloth and Dr. Barbara Schlager to the practice of Avera Medical Group Radiation Oncology. Drs. Schneekloth and Schlager have long been affiliated with Avera McKennan and the Avera Cancer Institute in the practice of radiation oncology, and recently have joined Avera as employed physicians. Schneekloth, a native of South Dakota, received her medical degree from Creighton University and completed her Radiation Oncology residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. She has two years of specialty training in High Dose Rate Brachytherapy and was the Medical Director for San Francisco Brachytherapy, where she established four prostate seed implant programs. Schlager specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal tract and prostate cancers. Schlager holds a medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She completed residency and fellowship in Radiation Oncology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a residency in General Radiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is certified in general radiology and therapeutic radiology by the American Board of Radiology.

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The Quality Inn & Suites hotel of Sioux Falls received a prestigious 2012 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Quality brand. Platinum Award status represents a tremendous accomplishment for a hotel and its entire staff. Each year, only the very top hotels in each brand are eligible to receive this elite distinction. As a top performing property among the company’s more than 4,900 U.S. franchised hotels, the Quality Inn & Suites hotel is among the top percentage of properties within the Quality brand.

J&L Harley-Davidson was recognized as the first-runner up for the DealerNews Top 100 Dealer of the Year. J&L was one of the 10 highest scoring dealerships in the 2012 competition. J&L Harley-Davidson has received top honors from DealerNews, an industry publication, for 16 consecutive years. In 2009 J&L received top honors recognizing their direct mail newsletter, the Eagle’s Eye, as the best media campaign. J&L Harley-Davidson is owned and operated by brothers Jim and Lonnie Entenman. They also own and operate Glacial Lakes Harley-Davidson in Watertown, SD.

Marco, Inc. was honored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. with the 2012 Pro-Tech Service Excellence Award. The award recognizes those Konica Minolta digital imaging system dealers that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction. Each element of Marco’s operation was evaluated and measured, including its management skills, inventory control systems, technical expertise, dispatch systems, and customer satisfaction ratings.

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Bethany Christian Services of Eastern South Dakota recently elected board members and officers for the 2012 year: President Daron Van Beek, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls; Vice-President Kathleen Ridder, formerly with Sunrise Senior Living in Palos Park, Ill.; Secretary Sonia Coleman, Cortrust Bank; Treasurer Mick Vanden Bosch, Sanford Clinic Ophthalmology & Optometry; Tom Bosch, Avera McKennan; Ryan Corbin, Bridget Czarnecki, John Kramer, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Vern TenNapel, Justice for All; Jeff Tornow, Electronic Systems Inc.; and Jonathan Kobes, Poet, LLC.

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Mama’s Ladas was listed as one of the six “Best Veggie Friendly Restaurants” by The Independent, a newspaper out of London, England. It was the only restaurant from the U.S. to make the list.

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Sioux Empire United Way’s 2012 Campaign raised $9.68 million, reaching their established goal. Meeting the goal also provides funding to United Way’s newest initiative, USucceed, which began in January. The program is pairing long-term mentors with high school freshmen in an effort to encourage high school graduation. Along with the campaign announcement, Sioux Empire United Way recognized six individuals and three companies: David Birkeland Memorial Award, given to the business or professional leader who most exemplifies David Birkeland’s involvement in our community — Scott Lawrence, Lawrence & Schiller, Inc.; Larry Oppold Memorial Award, given to a human service professional for outstanding dedication to his or her work — Nancy Hansen, Sioux Falls Area Literacy Council; Helen E. (Oppold) Blair Memorial Award, given to an individual whose work in human services, law enforcement, education, or church-based fields towards child abuse prevention and early intervention is exemplary — Sean Kooistra, Sioux Falls Police Department; Heart Club Philanthropist of the Year, given to a Heart Club member who has demonstrated active involvement, and has also encouraged or influenced others to contribute — Richard Bohy; Rich Garry Rookie of the Year, given to a first-time Sioux Empire United Way volunteer who has stepped up and made a tremendous impact in his or her role, helping to fulfill the mission of Sioux Empire United Way — Mark Lee, University Center; Volunteer of the Year, given to a Sioux Empire United Way volunteer who selflessly and generously gives of his or her time and talents to help fulfill the mission of the Sioux Empire United Way — Bob Thimjon, Ramkota Hotel-Best Western Companies; and Business of the Year, given to three companies or organizations based on employee numbers that have greatly benefited the community through its generosity and its employee involvement in Sioux Empire United Way — Pride Neon (1-100 employees); Scheels of Sioux Falls (101-500 employees); and Citi (501-plus employees).

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center received two Green Globe awards for its efforts in maintaining sustainability and overall environmental performance of the Prairie Center. Green Globes is a revolutionary green building guidance and assessment program that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings. Green Globes rating/certification is suitable and practically attainable for a wide range of commercial buildings, and enables building owners to credibly market their environmental responsibility to shareholders, tenants, and the broader community. The Green Globes are similar to LEED certification.

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