JUNE 4, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 8

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June 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 Megan Jansick at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation at 605.339.0103.

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings from the June 4, 2018 Issue of Chamber News

Citi Groundbreaking Groundbreaking
CITI broke ground on their 4-story, 150,000 GSF office building on Wednesday, May 9th with a completion date in 2019. This new building will be an engaging and lively space for the 1,600+ employees with a focus on connectivity. L to R: Steve Van Buskirk, Jim Schmidt, Mayor-Elect Paul Ten Haken, Dawn Duerksen, Chris McKee, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, Rich Nath (site president), Mayor Mike Huether, Ruth Christopherson and Bob Thimjon.

New City Building Ribbon Cutting
City services will be taken to a whole new level this summer when this new building opens with the aim of centralizing departments into a “government corridor” in downtown Sioux Falls. L to R: Councilor Rick Kiley, Dr. Dave Kapaska, Sue Quanbeck Etten, April Meyerink, Mayor Mike Huether, Matt Tobias, Councilor Michelle Erpenbach and Councilor Rex Rolfing.

Westside Bike Trail Groundbreaking Groundbreaking
The City of Sioux Falls and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation broke ground on the westside bike trail connection between Dunham Park and the Big Sioux River dam crossing on April 25th. The new 1.25 miles of trail will connect the main loop between West 12th Street and West 41st Street making the overall trail to be 30 miles. L to R: Jodi Erickson, Tory Medema, Lorrae Lindquist, Steve Van Buskirk, Don Kearney, Bob Thimjon and Michael Christensen.

Earthwise Pet Supply Ribbon Cutting
EarthWise Pet Supply is a holistic pet wellness store offering nutrition and wellness products, supplies, grooming and self-wash. L to R: Judy Arel, Andrea Miller, Julie Ward, Lindy Hill, Scott Ward (owner), Jackie Stratman, Alex Ramirez, Mark Luke and Sheila Gladue.

Healing Hope Ministries Ribbon Cutting
Healing Hope is a retreat center near Alcester for families who’ve experienced the death of a child at any age to any cause of death. L to R: Brian Spader, Matt Sowden, Karri Allen (co-founder), Denny Allen (co-founder), Mark Luke, Jay Soukup, Kristin Hoefert and Connie Pearson.

Holiday Inn and Suites/Crooked Pint Ale House Ribbon Cutting
The Holiday Inn and Suites is a newly constructed 116 unit hotel. The Crooked Pint is attached to the hotel. L to R: Nathan Stallinga, Justin Kallas, Alex Ramirez, Kevin Weisbeck (owner), Mayor Mike Huether, Mandie Berberich and Aaron Waldo.

Levitt at the Falls Groundbreaking Groundbreaking
Levitt at the Falls and Falls Park West broke ground on their outdoor music venue in downtown Sioux Falls on April 23rd. This venue will accommodate 5,000 concert goers, offer a covered amphitheater, lawn seating area that overlooks downtown and will offer 50 free, professional-quality concerts each year. L to R: Bob Thimjon, Steve Van Buskirk, Mayor Mike Huether, Sharon Yazowski (executive director Levitt Foundation), Rick Kiley, Don Kearney, Jennifer Kirby, Lorrae Lindquist and Mike Patten.

Method Organization Co. Ribbon Cutting
Method Organization Co. is a certified senior move manager and certified relocation stress specialist and provides services including estate liquidation, downsizing and aging in place, full service moving, and corporate relocation, along with real estate sale preparation. L to R: Mackai Schmeling, Lexie Frankman, Tim Sturdevant, April Meyerink, Jessa Stebbins (project manager), Curt Schmeling, Deb Peterson and Nathan Stallinga.

Mixed Use Parking Ramp Groundbreaking Groundbreaking
Sioux Falls' long-sought mixed-use parking ramp broke ground on May 7th. The project with a private partner will construct a multi-story ramp with an attached hotel and other commercial space to be called Village on the River. The total project will be 15-stories tall with seven floors designated for the parking garage and the top eight floors for two separate hotel brands with 220 guest rooms. The two hotel brands will be announced at a later date and the project is expected to be completed by fall 2020. L to R: Tracy Turbak, Dustin Posten, Mike Cooper, Dan Johnson, Brent O’Neil, Bob Thimjon, Jeff Lamont, Daren Ketcham, Mayor Mike Huether, Michelle Erpenbach, Norm Drake, Steve Van Buskirk, Matt Nelson and Joe Batcheller.

Preform Solutions, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
Since 2002, Preform Solutions, Inc. has manufactured custom preforms for the packaging industry serving worldwide markets. L to R: Patty Lammers, Steve Van Buskirk, Mark Luke, Dennis Christopherson (president), Brian Spader, Jane Barnett, Nathan Stallinga and James Gaspar.

Waxing the City Sioux Falls Ribbon Cutting
Waxing the City Sioux Falls offers exclusive facial and body waxing for both women and men. L to R: Alex Ramirez, Kensie Hoffman, Jenna Olson, Cindi Johnson, Kim Hoffman (owner), Jay Soukup, Nazya Thies, James Gaspar, Jen Miller, Kristin Hoefert and Hope Jensen.


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