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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
Honors in Industry

Good Deeds
New Faces & Promotions


Liz Lloyd
Liz Lloyd
Lloyd Real Estate - Liz Lloyd
Lyle Dabbert
Lyle Dabbert
Brown & Saenger
Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson
Great Western Bank
Jack Dyvig
Jack Dyvig
Sioux Falls Morning Optimists Club
David Johnson
David Johnson
Sandy Case
Sandy Case
U.S. Postal Service
  Wendy Bergan
Wendy Bergan

Liz Lloyd, Lloyd Real Estate and Lyle Dabbert, Brown & Saenger were the Ambassador Team of the Month for August.

Julie Nelson, Great Western Bank, was the Diplomat of the Month for August. Second place went to Jack Dyvig, Sioux Falls Morning Optimist Club, and third place honors went to David Johnson, DAKOTACARE. The Reinvestment Award went to Sandy Case, U.S. Postal Service, and Wendy Bergan, YMCA, was awarded the ribbon cutting attendance award. The Diplomat Team of the Month for August was: Captain David Johnson, DAKOTACARE; Kelly Grovijahn, Homewood Suites by Hilton; Wendy McDonnel, Kilian Community College; Janel Cole, POSTNET SD 103; and Marla Reynolds, Central States Insurance, L.L.C.

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Marco recently received the “Outstanding Partner Award” from Konica Minolta in recognition for their accomplishments for 2010. The award is given to dealers who achieve year over year growth equal to or greater than 25 percent.

The Inn on Westport was recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.

Karen Schroedermeier and All About Travel, Inc. have been recognized for their outstanding knowledge, commitment and sales performance by Sandals Resorts and MLT Vacations. Sandals presented All About Travel with the Travel Agency Recognition S.T.A.R Award and MLT Vacations has designated All About Travel as a STAR Elite travel agency. These prestigious awards honor travel agents and agencies from across the U.S. and Canada.

Jill Hericks, Sales Manager for Global Spectrum at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation by the Convention Industry Council. Through the CMP program, individuals who are employed in meeting management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement, and gain industry-wide recognition.

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Junior Achievement of South Dakota announced that Dana Dykhouse, First PREMIER Bank, has been chosen from 171,000 U.S. volunteers to win the organization’s highest award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. Dykhouse has been a JA classroom volunteer for more than 20 years. He joined the JA Board in 1994 and has served two terms as the JA Board Chair. His vision to take the JA ethics program across South Dakota with executives teaching high school students about ethics was completed last year. Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence. It is presented in recognition of participation and leadership in supporting and expanding JA’s student impact, resources and/or operational excellence and sustainability.

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center was honored by AARP as one of its 2011 Best Employers for Workers Over 50. Avera McKennan joins a diverse group of corporations, health systems, universities, non-profits and government agencies on the list as the AARP Best Employers program completed its tenth awards designation since the 2001 launch. Any U.S.-based employer with at least 50 employees is eligible to apply for the Best Employers award.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals South Dakota Chapter recognized several members at an event celebrating National Philanthropy Day. The First National Bank in Sioux Falls was awarded the Outstanding Philanthropic Business; Honor Flight South Dakota received a Special Governor’s Award in Philanthropy; and Dave Fleck, Sioux Falls Construction Company, was named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.

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Six area classroom teachers were awarded Adopt A Classroom grants to help them teach financial literacy to their students. The teachers include: Alexandra Rook of Holy Spirit Elementary in Sioux Falls, Suzy Ries of Baltic High School, Kim Hankel of Discovery Elementary in Sioux Falls, Kim Wentz of Canton High School, Mary Skinner of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School, and Cyndi Underberg of Terry Redlin Elementary in Sioux Falls. All projects are to be completed during the 2011-12 school year, and each one includes an evaluation phase to measure how successfully the efforts contributed to the stated goals.

Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop presented Feeding South Dakota a check for $500 for the Back Pack Program. The restaurant created awareness of the program by donating a portion of sales for the week of their one-year anniversary to the backpack program.

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All About Travel, Inc. recently hired Jennifer Lake and Sarah Wilson.

Becky Mutziger recently joined Lloyd Companies as Human Resource Director. She has more than 10 years of Human Resource experience, previously working at another family-operated company in Aberdeen for 13 years.

Great Western Bank added three new staff members. Ryan Dulaney is Vice President, Business Banking Officer. He received bachelor’s degrees in business administration and management information from Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D. He has more than 11 years of experience in the financial industry. Brian Dewald was hired as a Business Banker. Dewald previously worked at Shur-Co in Yankton and holds a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University. James Lee was hired as a Business Banker. Lee has more than eight years of experience in the financial industry.

Claritus promoted John Skinner to Project Manager for the ID/Access Control Division. Skinner is a graduate of Lake Area Technical Institute and has worked in a variety of service related positions over the past decade.

Gage eServices LLC hired Joe Hallenbeck as an addition to their programming team in Sioux Falls. Hallenbeck is a graduate of Augustana College and has five years of web development experience in both Seattle and Sioux Falls

Bobbi Lower is the Development Director for the Sioux Empire Safety Village. She has a number of years of media experience and most recently was at Experience Works doing development and communications.

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The Southeast Technical Institute Foundation Board of Directors elected the following new officers: President Jeff Nelson, HJN; Vice-President Dale Jans, Jans Corporation; and Treasurer Kathy Thorson, MetaBank. Four new members were also voted in to serve on the Board: Larry Fuller, Insight Builders, LLC; Carl Rapp, ADP; Rachel Buse-Flaskey, Eide Bailly LLP; and Debbie Sneve, Citibank.

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