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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.

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

Recognition of Chamber Volunteers

Mike Hauck
Mike Hauck
NAI Sioux Falls
Mark McClung
Mark McClung

Active Data Systems
Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson

Great Western Bank
Karen Noonan
Karen Noonan

CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc.
Tami Ekrem
Tami Ekrem

Dynamic Business Solutions

Mike Hauck, NAI Sioux Falls, and Mark McClung, Active Data Systems, were the Ambassador Team of the Month for August.
Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank, was the Diplomat of the Month for August.
Karen Noonan, CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc., took second place honors and Tami Ekrem, Dynamic Business Solutions, took third place honors for August.
The August Diplomat Team of the Month includes: Captain Tami Ekrem, Dynamic Business Solutions; Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank; Doug Erickson, Key Staffing; and Kathy Jurgens, Empire Mall/Empire East.

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New Faces/Promotions

Century Business Products added new staff members and promoted other staff. Hannah Breyfogle is the Marketing and Sales Coordinator and will assist with supporting the sales team and developing new marketing strategies. Todd Gordon was promoted to Field Service Manager and is responsible for supervising and training the field technicians. Kyle Ruhland is now Senior Solutions Analyst and works with major accounts, marketing input, product and sales training and sales staff support.

Widseth Smith Nolting named Nathan Lund, PE, as a new civil engineer and project manager. Lund manages WSN's project teams assigned to the preparation of feasibility studies, preliminary and final plans/specifications and construction observation. A professional engineer with 10 years experience, Lund has served as engineer, designer, project representative, technician and surveyor for a variety of civil, municipal and industrial engineering projects.

National American University named Lisa Houtsma as the Campus Director for the Sioux Falls Campus. Houtsma has been with National American University for 12 years, most recently as the System Admissions Training Director.

Global Spectrum/Sioux Falls Convention Center hired two new staff members. Sioux Falls native Rachael Miller is a sales manager. She received her bachelor's degree in consumer affairs from South Dakota State University and her master's degree in contemporary media & journalism from the University of South Dakota. Previously, Miller worked in recruiting in Denver. Jill Castle is a sales manager. She grew up in Hoven, S.D., and earned her bachelor's degree in hotel/hospitality from SDSU. Previously, Castle worked in Las Vegas as an executive meeting manager and in Greenville, S.C. as a sales and catering manager.

Ulteig Engineers added a new employee to their Sioux Falls office. DelRon Peters joined Ulteig's Water/Wastewater Services division as a Project Manager. Peters has more than 10 years experience and graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in civil and environmental engineering.

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Members of the 2008-09 South Dakota Advertising Federation Board of Directors include: Past President Paul VanVeldhuizen, Alphagraphics; President Ryan Tysdal, Results Radio; 1st Vice President Alicia DeGeest, Paulsen Marketing; 2nd Vice President Julie Hoyer, SDN Communications; Secretary Sharon Knoll, Fresh Produce; and Directors Anne Delay, KSFY; Eric Vasgaard, Keyframe; Doug Moss, Insight Marketing Design; Rick Fink, Results Radio; Derek Soukop, Lawrence & Schiller; Laura Tschetter, Adwerks; Corey Vilhauer, HenkinSchultz; and Executive Director Ruth Ann Scott.

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Honors in Industry

Dale A. Jans, P.E., was commissioned Central Zone vice president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). He will be the administrative officer of the Central Zone and a member of the NCEES Board of Directors for a two-year term. NCEES is a national nonprofit organization composed of engineering and surveying licensing boards representing all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE) recognized the following Chamber members at the Fall Parade of Homes: in the twin homes/townhomes/ condominiums category, G&D Harr Construction and Dunham Homes, LLC; and in the single family construction category, Dunham Homes, LLC.

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