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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 December 7, 2016 Issue of Chamber News

Dakota King dba Burger King Ribbon Cutting
Burger King is a quick service restaurant that is known for serving high quality, great tasting and affordable food. L to R: Mike Leslie, April Meyerink, Jack Dyvig, Amy O’Connor Hoback, John Henkhaus, Thomas Walsh, Jr. (owner/president), Dieter Maiwald, Mark Smith, Erin Schoenbeck, Jeff Oliver and Al Jones

City of Sioux Falls West Side Dog Park – Family Park Ribbon Cutting
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: Mayor Mike Huether, Carrie Dragt, Tim Sturdevant, Don Kearney, Mike Patten (park development specialist), Patti Abdallah, Jackie Stratman, Nathan Stallinga and Grace Abdallah

Crew Construction and Restoration Ribbon Cutting
Two companies merged to become one “Crew”, providing construction and restoration services with one call. L to R: Dennis Hance, Kim Cerwick, Jered Schock, Sheila Hoff, Joey Rotert, Brett Carter (director of sales and marketing), Kyle Eberts, Shellie Linn (sales and marketing), Nathan Stallinga, Alex Ramirez, Brandon Eberhard and Ellyse Olsen

Edith Sanford Breast Cancer/Sanford Cancer Center Ribbon Cutting
Sanford Cancer Center in Sioux Falls is a regional referral hub for providing patients with the latest cancer treatments. L to R: Amy Soetaent, Andrea Lamphiear, Bobbi Thury, Mayor Mike Huether, Paul Hansen (executive vice president), Dr. Michael Keppen (medical oncologist), Nathan Stallinga, Sharon Hunt and Melinda Talley

Elysian Outfitters Ribbon Cutting
Elysian Outfitters is an online boutique for men and women focusing on timeless styles. L to R: Michael Callis, Sharon Haselhoff, Mark Luke, Sarah Barthel (co-owner), Loghin Welch (co-owner), Stacy Wrightsman, Lynda Billars, Chris Filsinger and Morgan Javers

The Guiding Hand Foundation Ribbon Cutting
The Guiding Hand Foundation is devoted to supporting the essential daily needs of individuals and families with cancer. L to R: Nate Kenyon, Mike Hauck, Nathan Stallinga, Chris Jacob (president/founder), Dean Karsky, Karie Marty, Jessica Hauck, Daschle Larsen and Larry Luetke

Massage Envy - Dawley Farm Ribbon Cutting
Massage Envy is the local best provider of therapeutic massage and skin care. “We help you take care of you.” L to R: Shelby Simpson, James Payer II, Tim Sturdevant, KaDee Marvig (clinic manager), Larry Ayres, Jen Devine (regional manager), Nathan Stallinga and Derik Hai

Miller Funeral Home, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Miller Funeral Home, serving the Sioux Falls area since 1902, is the area’s only on site crematory. L to R: Joel Vipond, Gary Gaspar, Julie Nelson, Tim Bachman, Tim Wingen (managing partner), Nathan Stallinga, April Meyerink and Karl Koball

Minnehaha-Lincoln Republican Women Ribbon Cutting
Minnehaha-Lincoln Republican Women exist to promote an informed public through political education and activities. L to R: Carol Luebke, Roxi Halverson, Nathan Stallinga, Karon Gubbrud (president), Dean Karsky, Lindy Hill, Cindy Steinhauer, Joey Rotert and Caren Straatman

Pitter Patter Playhouse Ribbon Cutting
The mission of Pitter Patter Playhouse is to provide quality care to children through play. L to R: Jeff Portner, Marty and Harvey DesLauriers, Darci Hustrulid, Lacey Forthman (co-owner), Michele Glatt (co-owner), Julie Nelson, Angie Wahl, Mark Luke and Jeremy Fortman

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews Ribbon Cutting
An award winning North Dakota grown restaurant, Sickies Garage offers a wild variety of freshly made extreme burger creations and craft beer pairings. L to R: Joel Staats, Gita Hendricks, Larry Ayres, Sheri Moucka (general manager), Dean Karsky, Lindsey VanderWeide, Nathan Stallinga and Chad Jagow.

Sioux Empire Kennel Club Ribbon Cutting
Sioux Empire Kennel Club exists to protect and advance the interests of companion and performance events sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, Inc. L to R: Tracy Thorstenson, Bobbi Thury, Gita Hendricks, Mert Kramer (treasurer), Johna Nielson, Nathan Stallinga, Lynda Billars and Dave Nilsen

Southeast Tech Ribbon Cutting
Ranked nationally as one of America’s best 2-year technical colleges, Southeast Tech offers more than 50 degrees and diplomas. L to R: Lee Pothast, Alex Ramirez, Mayor Mike Huether, Adam Cooper, Robert Griggs (president), Nathan Stallinga, Rich Kluin, Chris Filsinger, Jim Jacobsen, Stacy Wrightsman and Jason Merritt

Special Olympics South Dakota Ribbon Cutting
Special Olympics South Dakota provides those with disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness and social acceptance and inclusion. L to R: Melanie Frosch, Mayor Mike Huether, Julie Nelson, Nick Kortan, Alex Ramirez, Darryl Nordquist (president/ceo), Mark Luke, Nathan Stallinga, Phillip Konechne and Maynard Konechne

Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Sunbelt Rentals is an equipment rental provider for contractors, specialty contractors as well as do-it-yourselfers. L to R: Shawn Kleinwolterink, Todd Riffle, Tim Sturdevant, Jeremy Stulken (branch manager), Nathan Stallinga, Tim Anderson and Rick Thompson


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