Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce - MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
Aug. 4, 2015

Contact Person:
Amy Smolik

Second City comedy to be featured at
Chamber's 109th Annual Meeting Oct. 20
The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 109th Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, featuring a brief Chamber program followed by a performance from comedy troupe The Second City. At the Annual Meeting, the Chamber will share the priorities for the 2015-16 year. The Chamber’s Annual Meeting recognizes the efforts of the outgoing Chair of the Board and launches the one-year term of the incoming chair, Paul Bruflat, CNA Surety. Bruflat will take over the Chamber’s top volunteer position Oct. 1, following the success of 2014-15 Chair of the Board Dana Dykhouse, First PREMIER Bank. The contributions of retiring directors will also be acknowledged. Members will start the evening at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and then move to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center for a brief Chamber update from new Chair of the Board Paul Bruflat followed by the performance by The Second City.

Second City has been entertaining audiences and churning out North America’s most famous comedians for more than 55 years. Second City alumni have gone on to act in movies and sitcoms, including Saturday Night Live; just some of their illustrious performers include: Jim and John Belushi, Harold Ramis, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Tim Meadows, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Ed Helms, Steve Carell and Steven Colbert.

Kim Burma, Midcontinent Communications, is chairing the event. Chamber members will receive their invitations in September though members can already reserve tickets. The event will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. All seats are general admission. The cost is $80 per person for Chamber members, which includes the entertainment portion of the evening as well as networking and food prior to Second City’s performance.Chamber members can pre-order tickets by contacting Maddie Gutierrez at the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at (605) 373-2015 or or can purchase tickets online at

About Second City
Second City opened its doors in December 1959 in Chicago. No one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. With its roots in the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy.

Chamber members will have an opportunity to see a mixture of classic sketches, off-the-cuff improv and skits developed specifically about Sioux Falls.

For more information about The Second City, go to To view some of their performances, visit their YouTube channel. To read the story in the August edition of Chamber News, click here.


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