#MemberMonday: Sterk Financial Services

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Sterk Financial Services
350 Oak Tree Ln, Ste. 150
Dakota Dunes, SD


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? 14 years

What services do you offer? Investment Management; Financial, Retirement, & Estate Planning; 401K Management

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? 14 years

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the opportunities to connect with other great business leaders.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We especially enjoyed the comradery and fun at the Chamber membership drive.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  Our windows get hit by golf balls every week – but none have been broken!


Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Membership Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

#MemberMonday: Keane & Associates

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Keane & Associates / Ameriprise Financial
325 W. 7th St.
Sioux City, IA


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? Approximately 37 years

What services do you offer? Financial planning and wealth management

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? 20 years

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? The interaction with other great members of the community

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Golf outing / annual dinner / singing the National Anthem at the Annual Dinner

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  We have three brothers working together with 100+ years of combined experience.


Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Membership Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

#MemberMonday: Central Kitchen & Bath

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Central Kitchen & Bath
844 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, IA

Dennis King (Designer) – Nila Hesse (Designer/Lighting Expert) – Naomi J Anderson (Designer/Showroom Manager)


 

How many years has your business been in Siouxland? Central Kitchen & Bath has seen a few different owners over the last few decades – but has currently been owned by P&H Wholesale since 2008.

What services do you offer? We have educated, professional designers available from start to finish for your future kitchen, bathroom, laundry, man cave or office. The sky is the limit. We have more choices than stars in the sky. We have everything from cabinetry, lighting, faucet fixtures, tubs and more to choose from.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We had our first ribbon cutting on Hamilton Blvd. in 2010, and then after we moved locations, we had a grand opening and ribbon cutting at our current Gordon Drive location in 2014.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? The Siouxland Chamber helps us keep up to date with our community. We love and want to support our community as much as we can. 

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Each of our ribbon cuttings were our favorites! The Chamber Ambassadors are so kind and supportive.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  We pride ourselves on going above and beyond your expectations. We have small town values, with big city styles. We love our jobs and the people we get to work with. Also, we have recently become Sioux City’s 1st premier showroom for Cambria quartz countertops.


Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Membership Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

#MemberMonday: Sterling Computers Corporation

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Sterling Computers Corporation
600 Stevens Port Dr., Ste. 200
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? 10 years

What services do you offer? Sterling has been a leader in providing IT resources to federal, state and local government, education, and commercial customers for over 22 years. Today, we are one of the fastest growing resellers in the United States with access to over 1,800 manufacturers. We have been recognized by CRN and Washington Technology as a fast-growing company-but also, more importantly, as a company who differentiates itself by investing in infrastructure certifications such as data center, storage, and virtualization.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been members of the Siouxland Chamber for 9 years and also members of the Dakota Valley Business Council (DVBC). Steve Van Ginkel, our Vice President of Partner Alliance and Marketing, is the Secretary and Treasurer for the DVBC.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? Networking

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? The 2017 Annual Dinner with Keynote Speaker, Robert O’Neill

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  We are the largest IT company in the state of South Dakota.


Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Membership Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

Navy Announces Commissioning Date for USS Sioux City (LCS 11)

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The future USS Sioux City (LCS 11), a Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, will be commissioned a United States Ship (USS) on November 17, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland.  More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the commissioning ceremony at the United States Naval Academy.

“The Secretary of the Navy designated the Naval Academy as the site of the commissioning because of its strong naval heritage and in recognition of Annapolis’ support of the U.S. Navy,” said Vice Admiral Walter E. Carter Jr., Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Annapolis looks forward to hosting this great event, said Mayor Gavin Buckley.  “This is a tremendous opportunity for businesses in our community to show their support for the Navy and for people living in and around Annapolis to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event, experience the Navy and visit the Naval Academy.”

“We’re proud there will be a US Navy ship carrying the name of Sioux City,” said Bob Scott, Mayor of Sioux City, Iowa. “The citizens of Sioux City are honored to be the namesake city for this great ship and look forward to following and supporting the crew and their families for decades to come.”

Designed to be agile and stealth surface combatants, Littoral Combat Ships are capable of engaging and defeating enemies who challenge our freedom of navigation in shallow contested areas like the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea.  The ship incorporates innovative construction, manning, training, and operational concepts designed to be forward deployed around the world for long periods of time.

“The crew has been preparing for this day, the most important in any ship’s life, for many months,” said Commander Randy Malone, Commanding Officer of the future USS Sioux City.  “After thirty-three years in the Navy, I can assure you that this is an exceptional crew and we could not be prouder and more excited to take the USS Sioux City around the globe in defense of freedom.”

“A ship’s commissioning is perhaps the most patriotic event you will ever attend,” said retired Navy Rear Admiral Frank Thorp, Commissioning Committee Chairman.  “Watching a ship come to life and transition from a hunk of steel to a commissioned US Navy ship is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The USS Sioux City Commissioning Committee was established to coordinate the events leading up to the commissioning.  They have set a goal of raising $800,000 to fund the events, honors for the crew, and a legacy fund to support educational opportunities for the crew and their families for the life of the ship.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and companies interested in supporting the commissioning of the USS Sioux City.  Becoming a sponsor includes invitations to the week’s events and priority seating for the commissioning ceremony.

For more information, please visit usssiouxcitylcs11.org
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#MemberMonday: Habitué Coffeehouse & Cakes to Remember

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Habitué Coffeehouse &
Cakes to Remember
108 Central Ave. NE
Le Mars, IA

 


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been open for 8 years. We opened for business on our owner, Cheryl Wells’ 50th birthday. What a gift!

What services do you offer? Habitué not only offers exceptional coffees, artsian drinks and incredible edibles, but we are a premier supplier of cakes for all occasions. Whether it be a birthday, anniversary, office gathering or wedding, we’ll create a cake to remember for your event.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We happily joined the Chamber in 2017.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? The Chamber gives us the opportunity to not only know what’s going on in our community, but to be a part of it. The opportunities that we have to connect with other members, to learn and grow and to be able to share what we offer is invaluable.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We highly enjoyed the 2018 Small Business EXPO. Given the opportunity to gather with other like-minded businesses in the community and have them actually taste what we have to offer was invaluable. It was a great event to participate in.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  We found over the years that people wanted to get their daily coffee fix from Habitué, but didn’t have the opportunity to come downtown. Because of that, we opened a coffee drive-thru on Hawkeye Avenue, just east of the new Total Motors.


Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Membership Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

#MemberMonday: CNOS

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CNOS
575 Sioux Point Rd.
Dakota Dunes, SD

 

 

 


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? 47 years

What services do you offer? Healthcare

  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Imaging
  • Athletic Training Service
  • Sports Performance Services

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? 20 years as CNOS

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy supporting and learning from our fellow Chamber business leaders. The Chamber affords CNOS leadership a better understanding of the potential and future of economic development in Siouxland and how we can capitalize on current development efforts.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? The Washington, DC lobbying trip and steak reception

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  CNOS employs over 250 people in the Siouxland community.


Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Membership Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

#MemberMonday: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Event Center

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Event Center
885 Cottonwood Lane
Dakota Dunes, SD

 

 


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? A month and a half (opened June 13, 2018)

What services do you offer? We offer hotel accommodations, smaller meeting rooms as well as event space that can host large events up to 500 people.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? 1 year

What do you enjoy  most about being a Chamber member?  Being new to the area being a member has been a great way to get to know the community and stay up to date on everything that is going on. The Chamber has been so welcoming since we came to town and they are making us feel like we’re right where we belong.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory?  Although we may be a little biased, we would have to say the golf outing. We know it rained for the players, but we were happy to have them come and enjoy our facilities, get out of the rain, and warm up with a meal and drinks. It was also memorable for us because it was our first event!

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


Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Membership Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

American Airlines to Add Third Flight to Chicago this Fall

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Officials of Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field in Sioux City announced that American Airlines will add a third flight out of Sioux City to their hub at Chicago O’Hare beginning on September 5, 2018. Initially, the scheduled time for the new flight is:

Depart Sioux City (SUX) at 3:33 p.m. – Arrive Chicago (ORD) at 5 p.m.
Depart Chicago (ORD) at 1:20 p.m. – Arrive Sioux City (SUX) at 2:53 p.m.

On October 4, 2018 the third flight will be moved to 7 p.m. departure out of Sioux City (SUX) and a 6:45 p.m. arrival from Chicago (ORD).

This flight is a nice compliment to the current daily service at Sioux Gateway Airport:

Depart Sioux City (SUX) at 6:02 a.m. – Arrive Chicago (ORD) at 7:30 a.m.
Depart Sioux City (SUX) at 12:22 p.m. – Arrive Chicago (ORD) at 2:04 p.m.
Depart Sioux City (SUX) at 3:10 p.m. – Arrive Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) at 5:20 p.m.

Depart Chicago (ORD) Sioux City (SUX at 10:20 a.m. – Arrive Sioux City (SUX) 11:54 a.m.
Depart Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) at 12:45 p.m. – Arrive Sioux City (SUX) at 2:44 p.m.
Depart Chicago (ORD) at 8:50 p.m. – Arrive Sioux City (SUX) at 10:26 p.m.

“We are excited that American Airlines continues to expand their flights at Sioux Gateway Airport. This third daily flight to Chicago O’Hare is a result of the continued support from local travelers. We have seen strong consistent utilization of the current twice daily service to Chicago and this third flight helps to fill in the gap, making it easier for business travelers going to Chicago and back in the same day. Paired with the daily flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth, this expanded service offers our community and visitors multiple options,” said Darrell Jesse Sioux Gateway Airport Board President.

For airline and flight information visit the Sioux Gateway Airport website at www.flysux.com.

Leadership Siouxland Announces Recent Graduates

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Leadership Siouxland is proud to announce the thirty-one individuals that recently graduated from the community leadership program.  The graduates and the company that sponsored their participation are:  Greg Breyfogle, Korey Behr, Roger Dickson, Jami Hartzell, Mike Mackey and Stephanie Engle from Wells Enterprises;  Jason Allen, Sioux City Police Department; Gabriel Appiah, SIMPCO; Jodi Arnold and Lance Larson, Mercy Medical Services; Paula Bennett, MD, AB Staffing, LLC; Anna Bertrand, Sky Ranch Behavioral Services; Kristina Bottjen, US Bank; Jim Braunschweig and Ken Tidwell, WITCC; Jason Bring, Heidman Law Firm; Christopher Eickholt and Dan Meier, Goodwill of the Great Plains; Beth Forney and Joe Hanson, Great West Casualty; Priscilla Forsyth, Forsyth Law Firm; Angela George, CableOne; Amanda Madison, Goodin Insurance; Kay Oskvig, Crary Huff Attorneys; Elda Raudales, Sedgwick Brennan Abstract Co; Kathy Roberts, Siouxland Mental Health; Dan Schoenherr, IMKO Workforce Solutions; Mandy Suing, Beyond the Bell; Joshua Thomas and Molly Twohig, 185th Air Guard; Lori Twohig, Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

These 31 individuals completed the 9-month curriculum and were recognized at the Graduation Banquet held at the Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in May.  Wells Enterprises CEO Mike Wells provided the keynote address for the audience of 72, which included 31 program graduates, Leadership Siouxland board members, family members and sponsors of the class.

This 9-month program teaches leadership skills and provides participants valuable knowledge about Siouxland.  The monthly sessions focus on various aspects of Siouxland, including education, public safety, non-profits, arts and social media, economic development and politics and government.   Participants go through the Gallup Strength Finder and learn how to turn their talents into strengths.  A Positive Leadership curriculum is taught, which focuses on different aspects of leadership, including authenticity, purpose, advocacy, resilience, community building, reason and gratitude.  Participants work in teams to partner with a community agency to complete a project that will add value to the community.  This year, participants also were able to experience firsthand a refueling mission by the Air National Guard Refueling Wing.   To learn more about what our employees experienced, visit www.leadershipsiouxland.org or visit Leadership Siouxland on Facebook.  Applications currently being accepted for the 2018 – 2019 class.   Apply now to secure your spot!  For questions, contact Peggy Smith, Executive Director, at 712-898-8594.