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DEC. 1, 2017 - VOL. 54 No. 3

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Building Sioux Falls Steve Van Buskirk takes over as volunteer leader of the Chamber

Steve Van Buskirk has been helping to build the Sioux Falls area since his childhood. His parents, Myron and Joan, founded Van Buskirk Companies in 1971 and soon began building houses in Brandon, which at the time was still an unincorporated community. As a young boy, Van Buskirk earned spending money by cleaning up after work crews in the new homes being constructed in the Kingswood neighborhood on what was then the western edge of town.

Sioux Falls has changed drastically since the 1970s, growth that Van Buskirk attributes in part to the Chamber of Commerce. "The Chamber is a building block and a foundational piece of our community's success," he said. The Chamber is so ingrained in the community that many people may not realize all the areas that the organization touches. "People seem to understand that the Chamber is a leader, but they may not fully grasp how or why," stated Van Buskirk. "It is because they are involved in all these different programs, year after year, and they bring people together to help move Sioux Falls. . .

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Chair's Column

Steve Van Buskirk Message from the Chair

It has been 25 years since I began my professional career in Sioux Falls. In that time, I have witnessed how the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has assisted business growth by promoting community growth. The growth of our community has led to an expanding population, with new markets and new opportunities for our businesses owners. I encourage you to pause and reflect on our community's success and the Chamber's role in our community. When you do, I believe that you will be assured that your membership investment has been returned many times over.

Having spent my entire life in Sioux Falls, it is clear to me that the Chamber's leadership has had a positive effect on the population growth of our community. Consider the impact of the Chamber's. . .

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Elizabeth Gore to keynote Chamber's Annual Meeting

Community leaders join Chamber Board of Directors

Leadership Sioux Falls class 32 announced


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