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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 Cutings & Groundbreakings from the February 9, 2018 Issue of Chamber News

Accountable To You, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Accountable To You, Inc. provides bookkeeping, payroll, and training services. L to R: Carson Moore, Michelle Markgraf, Mark Luke, Kiri Sells, Chris Filsinger, Molly Okerlund (president), Daschle Larsen, Laurie Knutson and Dylon Bollock.

Advantage Seamless Gutters, LLC Ribbon Cutting
Advantage Seamless Gutters is family owned and locally operated for all your gutter needs including soffit, fascia and siding for new and existing installations. L to R: Tom Ries, Marie Christensen, Oliver Christensen, Dan Doyle, Matt Christensen (owner), Mark Luke, Craig Lindes, Henry Christensen, Aidan Jutting and April Meyerink.

Arete Wealth Management, LLC Ribbon Cutting
Arete is a boutique investment firm focused on bespoke investments and access to institutional grade investments that University endowments enjoy; specializing in private equity, investment banking and Blockchain. L to R: Aidan Thurman, Mark Luke, Lynda Billars, Pat Thurman, Daren Anderson, Dennis Thurman (proprietor), Randy Knecht, Becky Thurman, Alexis Konstant and Ashton Thurman.

Macurco Gas Detection Ribbon Cutting
Macurco is excited to unveil and celebrate the expansion and redesign of their facility. L to R: Chad Hatch, April Meyerink, Amy O’Connor Hoback, Rod Carlson, Jeffrey Christiansen (vice president/gm), Heather Christiansen, Marcus Mahlen, Michael Krumwiede, Julie Strandell, Mike Strandell (ceo), Cindi Johnson and Paul Schock.

RL Real Estate Group Ribbon Cutting
RL Real Estate Group is a residential real estate brokerage servicing Sioux Falls and surrounding areas. L to R: Lynda Billars, Tracie Storo, Cory Weeden, Cullan Laughlin, Mark Luke, Regan Laughlin (broker/owner), Tim Sturdevant, Heath Fitzsimmons, Gita Hendricks and Jennifer Nordman.

South Dakota Miss Amazing Ribbon Cutting
South Dakota Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. L to R: Emily Worden, Lynda Billars, Lindy Hill, Mark Luke, Becca Worden (state director), Catherine Foy, Dan Doyle and Rhiannon Israel.

Tax Consultants, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Tax Consultants, Inc. has relocated and expanded in staffing, office space and parking. L to R: Felicia Watson, Andrea Miller, Laurie Knutson, Ashley DeMent, Mark Luke, Tracey Watson (president), Cindi Johnson, Mike Hauck and Rachel Mulder.

Thrivent Financial Ribbon Cutting
As a membership organization of Christians, Thrivent offers a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives to help members blend faith, finances and generosity. L to R: Nancy Weber-Sweere, James Gaspar, Gerri Healy, Tyler Tschetter, Janet Schlueter, Mark Schlueter (wealth advisor), Mark Luke, Anthony Pizer (financial associate), Derrick Karsky, Bobbi Thury and Karen Asfeldt.

Well365 Ribbon Cutting
Well365 is a corporate wellness company. L to R: Brandi Stoner, James Gaspar, Nathan Stallinga, Karla Santi, Mark Luke, Trisha Dohn (owner/ceo), Brody Dohn, James Payer II, David Dohn, Beckett Dohn and Marissa Cool.

Lewis Drug, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Lewis Drug celebrated the relocation of their 41st & Minnesota store to their newest location. They operate 54 stores and celebrated 75 years in 2017. L to R: Bob Meyer, Ryan Schneider, Mayor Mike Huether, Steve Van Buskirk, Mark Griffin (president & ceo), Mark Luke, Nikki Griffin (corp. vp), Lynda Billars, Daschle Larsen and Sara Hahn.

Salvation Army Ribbon Cutting
This is a time of growth and celebration as The Salvation Army expands their outreach to the community through the remodeling of the new Family Services office. L to R: Roger Priestley, April Meyerink, Tim Sturdevant, Major Thomas E. Riggs (commanding officer), Steve Cook (advisory board chair), Andrea Miller, James Payer II, Mark Luke and Ron Mattice.

The Sampson House Ribbon Cutting
The Sampson House is a digital marketing agency that focuses on brand building, content creation, company storytelling and strategy. L to R: Mike Hall, Kerry McDonald, April Meyerink, Angela Berry, Jeff Sampson, Valerie Sampson (owner), Karla Santi, Mark Luke, Michelle Markgraf, James Gaspar and Milana Arambasic.

Sioux Empire Farm Show Ribbon Cutting
The 65th Annual Sioux Empire Farm Show was held Jan. 23-27. L to R: Mike Hauck, Tim Sturdevant, Tammy Beintema, Holly Behrens, Larry Healy (farm show general co-chair), Phil DeGroot (farm show general co-chair), Chris Filsinger, Mark Luke and Jim Woster.


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