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

Chair's Column
New Members
Member Anniversaries
Cover Story
Other News
Faces & Places
Ribbon Cuttings
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Community Appeals Capital Drive Schedule


OCTOBER 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

Champion Windows, Sun Rooms and Home Exteriors Ribbon Cutting
Champion Windows sells windows, doors, siding, sunrooms, roofing and other home exterior products. L to R: Troy Spader, Pam Dardar, Mike Hauck, Darryl Dardar (division manager), Liz Lloyd, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Nate Welch, Julie Nelson and Keith Auch.

City of Sioux Falls-Solberg Overpass Ribbon Cutting
The Solberg Avenue Overpass opened for traffic Aug. 20 and is the first structure built over I-229 since 1992. L to R: Chad Huwe, Josh VandenBos, Rick Rysavy, Rex Rolfing, Mark Cotter (Director of Public Works), Darin Bergquist (South Dakota Department of Transportation Secretary), Steve Van Buskirk, Dean Karsky and Brad Ludens.

DakotAbilities Ribbon Cutting
DakotAbilities helps people with disabilities live, work and fully participate in an inclusive community. L to R: Joe Dvorak, Carrie Dragt, Nathan Stallinga, Mayor Mike Huether, Robert Bohm (executive director), Keith Severson, Craig Lloyd, Larry Ayres, Bobbi Nelson, Rick Rysavy and Rocky Rehfeld.

Dakota Marine Detachment #659, Marine Corps League Ribbon Cutting
The Marine Corp League is a veteran’s service organization and a member of the Sioux Falls Veterans Council active in military and veteran’s activities. L to R: Mark Heisey, Jack Dyvig, Larry Johnsen, Royce Adams, David Trei, Lynda Billars, Bobbi Nelson, Ruth Christopherson, Clarence Kooistra (commandant), Rick Rysavy, Phil Bechtold, Ron Tottingham, Gene Cordes, Dave Nordlund and Mark Williamson.

EmBe Ribbon Cutting
EmBe (formerly the YWCA) enriches the Sioux Falls community by empowering women and families. L to R: Dr. Rod Parry, Ruth Parry, Lynda Billars, Mike Huether, Laurie Knutson (CEO), Rick Rysavy, Julie Kriech (board chair), Karen Noonan, Amber Schwiesow, Julie Nelson and LaVonne Gasper.

Kilian Community College Ribbon Cutting
Kilian Community College is the city’s only community college and their mission is student success —in the classroom, at home, at work and in the community. L to R: Dan Rykus, Rod Carlson, Mayor Mike Huether, Stacy Walters, Dan Johnson, Mark Millage (president), Amy O’Connor Hoback, Tiffany Miller, Denver Davis and Wendy McDonnel.

Good Samaritan Society-Home Care Ribbon Cutting
The Good Samaritan Society-Home Care provides ways to help to keep people living at home. L to R: Bill Gran, David Horazdovsky (cdo), Garret Wilson, Larry Ayres, Renady Mohr (Director of Home Health), Nathan Stallinga, Karen Noonan, Gerald Beninga and Tara Burton.

Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum-Mabel and Judy Jasper Education Center Ribbon Cutting
In a partnership with the Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department, the new Mabel and Judy Jasper Education Center will help fulfill the Arboretum mission to nurture connections between plants and people, past and present, in an inspiring natural setting that invites discovery. L to R: Jennifer Rothenbuehler, Mike Hauck, Kristi Masterson, Dean Buckneberg, Judy Jasper, Charles Gullickson (WAS Board President), Henry Hauck, Mike Crane, Mayor Mike Huether and Gita Hendricks.

Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation-River Greenway Phase II Ribbon Cutting
Located near the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn on the bank of the Big Sioux River The Sioux Falls Parks & 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: Sandra Pay, Mark Millage, Keith Severson, Don Kearney (Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Director), Josh VandenBos, (City of Sioux Falls Engineer) Tory Miedema (Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Park Development Specialist), Rick Rysavy, Mayor Mike Huether, Marshall Selberg, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Pat Lloyd, Dan Doyle, Lorrae Lindquist (Parks and Recreation Board), Kevin Nyberg and Mike Crane.

City of Sioux Falls Elmwood Golf Course/Airport Runway Groundbreaking
The Elmwood Golf Course and Airport Runway remodel consists of three phases and is scheduled to be completed in March 2017. L to R: Rob Oliver, Mike Crane, Mayor Mike Huether, Dan Letellier, Myla Kampshoff, Terry Comstock, Tom Jansa and Mark Mickelson.


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