Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce - MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
Nov. 6, 2013

Contact Person:
Amy Smolik

Hundreds of volunteers to participate in tomorrow's
Operation Thank You
Today Chamber volunteers are setting up for one of the community's largest, one-day volunteer events that will take place tomorrow, the 23rd Annual Operation Thank You.

Volunteers are taking time throughout the day at the Holiday Inn City Centre to pre-load bags with the 2013-14 Sioux Falls Community Guide, 2013 Chamber Annual Report and Chamber membership decal.

Tomorrow, members of the Diplomat Committee, the servicing arm of the Chamber, along with their recruits totaling approximately 250, will hand-deliver the publications to Chamber members in the Sioux Falls area throughout the day.

In addition to the online membership directory available at, Chamber members can access Chamber information through a new mobile app. The app replaces the printed directory that was previously distributed at Operation Thank You. This month the Chamber's mobile app will be available for free at your favorite app store; search "Sioux Falls Chamber." The app was developed with McKerin Software to be a complete resource for Chamber members. Users can search the Chamber's online member directory (2,200 members) by name, category or keyword and instantly connect; view upcoming Chamber events; contact Chamber staff via phone/email; read Chamber News and get other updates; stay up-to-date with the Chamber on social media; connect with the Chamber's website for more information and resources; and start the process to become a Chamber member.

The purpose of Operation Thank You is to make a personal visit to each Chamber member and thank them for their investment in the Chamber organization and the greater Sioux Falls community. Members can also complete a short survey to share feedback about their Chamber membership and to rate the services provided by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. The 23rd Annual Operation Thank You will begin with a 7:30 a.m. kick-off at the Holiday Inn City Centre. The event wraps-up at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow with a reception at the Holiday Inn City Centre that includes door prizes for the volunteers who worked on the project.

For more information, contact Membership Services Manager Pat Lund at 605.373.2014.


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