#MemberMonday: Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty, Inc.

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What services do you offer? We offer a one-stop shop for all your real estate needs.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member of the Siouxland Chamber since December of 1995 – almost 25 years!

What is the best part about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the networking opportunities and learning about all different types of businesses and what each provides.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We are the oldest real estate company in Siouxland and have recently gone through a total re-branding. We are the same Coldwell Banker real estate team with a NEW LOOK.

#MemberMonday: Keane and Associates/Ameriprise Financial

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What services do you offer? We offer financial planning/wealth management and much more.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber since 1998.

What is the best part about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the many networking opportunities that our membership provides and overall fun events.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? Our business, Keane and Associates, started with three brothers in the business. We now have two brothers in the business and we LOVE Siouxland.

Guest Blog: A Simple Life is a Beautiful Life

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Live a simple life. Sounds easy right? When I think of living in such a way, images of breathtaking landscapes flood my mind. It’s funny how simple life can truly feel when you are surrounded by a warm sandy beach or a beautiful snow capped mountain. But life isn’t all that simple sometimes. Truth is, we all face trials that challenge us to our very core. The specific challenge this blog will be zooming in on is mental health.

My name is Abby and I work for a non-profit organization created to assist individuals with disabilities in improving and building their life skills. Simple Life Inc. wants to make life simple, positive, healthy, and fulfilling. We are dedicated to enriching lives through our Day Habilitation and Home Based Habilitation services. If you are interested in learning more about our program, feel free to check out our website at https://simplelifeinc.com/ but I would also encourage you to simply keep the conversation about mental health going.

“Society is so quick to label mental health in such an extreme and belittling way.”

As reluctant as I am to admit this, I was very ignorant about mental health when I applied for this company. I came into this job with the desire to help people, but I knew very little about this field. It didn’t take long for me to realize many people have the wrong idea as to what mental health is. Often times, I would explain my job to someone and they would make thoughtless inaccurate assumptions that I “deal with crazy people”. Society is so quick to label mental health in such an extreme and belittling way. If we would be honest with ourselves, we would realize that we all struggle with mental health. Our mental health is something we all must work on balancing and protecting.

No one asks for difficult circumstances to overcome. It’s pretty safe to say we are all seeking after a simple life in this regard. And although you may feel there is a giant gap between you and mental health, the truth is, you are much closer than you realize. The goal of this blog is to shed some light on mental health and share firsthand stories of the simple moments that changed my entire perception of individuals with disabilities. Because after all, there is something so beautiful about a simple life. Stay tuned.

Abby Austin, Day Habilitation Supervisor
Simple Life, Inc.
400 S. Martha St.
Sioux City, IA 51105
p. 712-574-8367
f. 712-574-8380

#MemberMonday: Whiskey Creek Insurance LLC

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland for 6 years.

What services do you offer? We offer all lines of insurance including home, farm, business, personal, crop and health.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce for 6 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy all the resources that the Chamber has to offer to the Siouxland community.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our favorite event was the open house of our new office in April of 2018.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We are family owned.

#MemberMonday: STEMM (Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries)

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Siouxland for 23 years.

What services do you offer? We develop relational bridges between Siouxland and Tanzania through our orphanage, supporting children through spiritual growth, medical care and educational opportunities.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been a members since September of 2017.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the networking opportunities.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our favorite event was the Sioux City Bandits pregame cookout.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? In addition to our Siouxland office, we also have an office in Tanzania!

#MemberMonday: Vision Care Clinic, PC

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland for 6 years.

What services do you offer? We offer routine eye exams, post-op care after ocular surgeries, ocular disease management, contact lenses and eyeglasses.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been members of the Siouxland Chamber for 6 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the community involvement that being a Chamber member represents.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We have 10 locations serving western Iowa, including one office in Blair, Nebraska.

#MemberMonday: Sunrise Retirement Community

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? Sunrise was incorporated in 1958 and considers 1960 as the “opening” year for the business.

What services do you offer? We offer independent living options (townhome or apartment style available), assisted living, assisted living memory care, skilled rehab, long-term nursing care, nursing memory care, Sunrise Stay at Home services.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber since 1970!

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the information that we receive from the Siouxland Chamber about other businesses in the Sioux City area, attending open houses and all of the networking events.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Sunrise had the opportunity to host an after hours event to celebrate the grand opening of our new health center and assisted living in 2012.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? Sunrise is home to more than 300 people and employs approximately 200 people…making it a small community unto itself!