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

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NOVEMBER 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

Aerotek Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Falls Aerotek is a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services; focusing on professional, manufacturing, and engineering divisions. L to R: Jarred Reardon, Duane Noerenberg, Rick Rysavy, Jamie Bortnem, Zach Tufte (account manager), Keith Severson, Dean Karsky and Sarah Wilhelm.

All About Travel, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
All About Travel, Inc. is a full-service travel agency. L to R: Mark Ryken, Paul Bruflat, Larry Ayres, Karen Schroedermeier (president), Daren Anderson, Jodi Swensen, Rex Pruitt and Lorie Buus.

Arthritis Foundation-Upper Midwest Region Ribbon Cutting
Arthritis Foundation-Upper Midwest Region is committed to eliminating the pain for the 50 million American adults and 300,000 children suffering from arthritis. L to R: Julie Lair, Doug Berkland, Mike Hauck, Dr. Allison Alvine (chair, SD Area Leadership Board), Vickie Goodwin (community development specialist), David Johnson, Rod Carlson and Ross Alvine.

Avera Medical Group McGreevy Dawley Farm Ribbon Cutting
Avera Medical Group McGreevy offers outstanding, compassionate family care to Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. L to R: Dr. Michael Stotz, Mayor Mike Huether, Paul Bruflat, Rick Rysavy, Kimberly Lunder, Lori Lewison, Dr. Dave Kapaska (president, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center), Dr. Tricia Knutson (physician), Nancy Weber-Sweere, Donna Scholten, Dr. Pat McGreevy, John Healy, Sister Mary Thomas and Dr. Michael Schurrer.

Better Business Bureau, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
The Better Business Bureau, Inc. is a key adviser and objective expert on the topic of trust in the marketplace. L to R: Veronica Fishcher, Lynda Billars, Julie Nelson, Jessie Schmidt (South Dakota director), Dr. Dave Kapaska, Jim Hagarty (president), Tom Bosch (Board Chair), Amy O’Connor Hoback and Jack Cornett.

Big Soo Coupon Book Ribbon Cutting
Big Soo Coupon Book provides local businesses low cost advertising by way of coupons, pushing prime patrons to their door. L to R: Rick Rysavy, Tammy Beintema, Jane Moore (vice president), Mark Moore (president), Karen Noonan, Ryan Konz and Loni Shaft.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire-Kiwanis Avenue Learning Center Ribbon Cutting
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire is the area’s only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to serving youth from four weeks old to age 18. L to R: Pastor Allen Kjesbo, Bernie DeWald, Azeb Hamda, Karen Fogas (president), Mike Hauck, Katy Folkerts, Karen Noonan, Bill Rezac and Denise Kjesbo.

City of Sioux Falls-Environmental Center Ribbon Cutting
City of Sioux Falls Public Works Environmental Division oversees community environmental issues to provide a better quality of life. L to R: Tammy Beintema, Matthew Gedney, Karen Noonan, Dean Karsky, Brandi Rensch, Jesse Neyens, Bob Kappel (environmental manager), Matt Tobias, Doug Johnson, Mayor Mike Huether, Mark Cotter (director, public works) and Rick Rysavy.

City of Sioux Falls/Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation-McCart Park Ribbon Cutting
The Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is responsible for maintaining public open spaces and for providing a quality system of parks and recreation facilities and positive leisure opportunities for everyone in the community. L to R: Rick Rysavy, Don Kearney (director of Parks and Recreation), Mike Crane (Park Board Rep), Mary Kay McCart Cramer, Liliana Silvidi, Mayor Mike Huether, Michael Silvidi, Martha McCart Silvidi and Karen Noonan.

Dakota Sports/Dakota Lettering/Hauff Mid America Sports Ribbon Cutting
Dakota Sports/Dakota Lettering/Hauff Mid America Sports sells to schools, clubs and companies and has been outfitting teams and creating solutions for athletes, coaches and fans for decades. They offer promotional products, screen printing and embroidery services. L to R: Greg Uhlir, Percy Vebrugge, Becky Eliason, Larry Ayres, Curt Hauff (secretary), Mike Hauck, Jerry Hauff (vice president), Kristi Masterson, Steve Hauff (president), Julie Nelson, Donna Wagner, Doug Wagner and Kip Eggebraaten.

Fiegen Construction Co. Ribbon Cutting
Fiegen Constructon Co. is a third generation general contracting firm specializing in design/build. L to R: Dave Van Nieuwenhuyzen, Mark Stordahl, Jeff Fiegen (president), Keith Severson, Rick Rysavy, Julie Nelson, Ritch Noble and Rusty Fiegen

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation Ribbon Cutting
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the building and construction industry. L to R: Kelly Hadler, Mike Hauck, Karen Noonan, Craig Mackin (CFO, Interlock Industries), Jim Waldron (president, Metal Sales Manufacturing), George Marx (VP central region), Rick Rysavy, Tammy Beintema, Mayor Mike Huether and Jeff Colemer.

Peachwave Ribbon Cutting
Peachwave Sioux Falls offers a quality alternative to fast-food restaurants and retailers that serve frozen dessert.L to R: Jack Dyvig, Jessie Hagemeyer, Eric McDonald, Luke Mesmer (owner), Mike Hauck, Rick Rysavy and Corina Carpenter.

Pinnacle Productions Lighting and Sound Design Ribbon Cutting
Pinnacle Productions Lighting and Sound Design is your entertainment specialist. L to R: Kylie Bittner, Jill Melchert, Tammy Beintema, Steph Bittner, Chris Hintz (owner), Chrissy Meyer, Dean Karsky and Kailyn Bittner.

Sanford Fieldhouse Ribbon Cutting
Sanford Fieldhouse is a premier indoor sports facility for local, regional and national athletic training, co-ed sports leagues and the Sanford Power Program. L to R: Dean Karsky, Barb Stork, Eric Larsen (sports complex executive director), Kevin Lampe (orthopedic/sports medicine vice president), Mike Begeman, Mayor Mike Huether and Brad Coleman.

Simply Nails Ribbon Cutting
Simply Nails offers services from natural nail treatment to artificial nail enhancement. L to R: Nina Hunh, Tammy Beintema, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Aden Le, Mongtuyen Thai, Den Le (owner), Lynda Billars, Doug Berkland, Nhi Tran and Chris Thai.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra League Ribbon Cutting
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra League is dedicated to nurturing and supporting aspiring young musicians to help build enthusiasm and appreciation for SDSOL concerts. L to R: Pat Penn, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Mike Hauck, Deb Peterson, Lynda Billars (SDSOL President), Jennifer Boomgaarden (South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Executive Director), Paul Bruflat and Marge Anderson.

Specialty Orthopedics Prof LLC Ribbon Cutting
Specialty Orthopedics Prof LLC provides care for operative and non-operative care for patients in need. L to R: Richard Zieske, Eric Anderson, Keith Severson, Dr. Timothy LeeBurton (owner), Amy LeeBurton, Julie Nelson, Rick Rysavy and Arianne Zieske.

State Farm Insurance-Drake Olson Ribbon Cutting
State Farm Insurance-Drake Olson is your Good Neighbor Agent that offers a complete financial solution to simplify your life from auto, home and life insurance, car loans and mutual funds. L to R: Jack Dyvig, Rosalinda Kilmer, Larry Ayres, Paul Bruflat, Drake Olson (agent), Jessi Otkin, Rick Rysavy and Nick Gondoras.

Thatzza Pizza! Ribbon Cutting
Thatzza Pizza! offers a great casual dining atmosphere and unique pizza combinations. L to R: Angie Wahl, Larry Ayres, Randy Woods, Scott Mathews (vice president), Karen Noonan, Rick Rysavy and Corey Wiede.

Training Solutions Institute Ribbon Cutting
Training Solutions Institute provides continuing education, training and workforce development opportunities for Southeast South Dakota. L to R: Larry Ayres, Tammy Beintema, Janet Karpen, Lon Hird (director), Karen Noonan, Mike Hauck and Terry Schneider.

Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. Ribbon Cutting
Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. is comprised of a diverse group of fan companies that manufacture a full spectrum of air moving equipment. It is one of the largest commercial and industrial fan manufactures in North America. L to R: Rick Rysavy, Nancy Weber-Sweere, Michael Barry (President/CEO), Scott Wingen, Bob Sandness, Karen Noonan and Julie Nelson.

We Drive Ribbon Cutting
We Drive is a designated driver service that gets customers and their cars home safely. L to R: Jessica Kerher, Jack Dyvig, Christy Hansen, Matthew Thueringer (owner), Lynda Billars, Rick Rysavy and Maria Cade.

Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center Groundbreaking
The Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center is a $25.7 million investment in downtown Sioux Falls and is a partnership between Hegg Companies, Inc. and Lloyd Companies, Inc. L to R: Steve Westra, Mark Mickelson, Pete Hegg, Craig Lloyd (Lloyd Companies President/CEO), Paul Hegg (Hegg Companies President/CEO ), Kristen Hegg Zueger, Mayor Mike Huether, Al Schoeneman, Barb Stork and Chris Thorkelson.

Sandra Harmon Ribbon Cutting
Sandra Harmon is a singer and performer. L to R: Lynda Billars, Rick Rysavy, Louis Harmon, Sandra Harmon (singer/performer), Gita Hendricks, Julie Nelson and Melanie Brown.

 

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