#MemberMonday: Siouxland Community Foundation

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We were established in 1988.

What services do you offer? The Siouxland Community Foundation is a trusted organization that connects people who care with cases that matter by providing a means to receive gifts and distribute grants in response to community needs.

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

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? The Chamber offers a plethora of resources including the ability to post jobs when we need to connect with the business community. We also enjoy Rush Hour Connect events that allow us to mingle with other Chamber members and the community educational sessions they provide.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We enjoyed the Chamber annual meeting with keynote speaker Robert O’Neil.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your business? The Siouxland Community Foundation (SCF) awarded $1.880 million in grants from over 200 funds in 2017. The Community Foundation’s total assets under administration grew to over $26 million in 2017. Over $3,047,000 in charitable gifts were made by donors to community foundation funds. SCF invested $105,000 in initiatives and opportunities strengthening Siouxland through two leadership grants: Grade Level Reading and the Capacity Building Initiative.

#MemberMonday: Fit My Feet

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Siouxland since March of 2018. We held our grand opening in May 2018.

What services do you offer? We sell shoes, over the counter insoles, custom foot orthotics and braces.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member almost 2 years.

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

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We enjoyed our grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting in May of 2018.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We have practitioners on staff.

#MemberMonday: V.I.P. Gymnastics, Ninja, & Cheer

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’re new to Siouxland – we opened in September of 2018.

What services do you offer? We offer gymnastics, ninja, and cheer classes as well as field trips, birthday parties, special events and group rentals.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? This was our first year as a member. We became a member in August of 2018.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? I love the feeling that so many people are cheering us on and want to see us succeed as a Chamber member.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? After our ribbon cutting ceremony we loved watching the Chamber Ambassadors “play” gymnastics and ninja.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? Although we have only been open since September of 2018 we have a competitive gymnastics & cheer team.

#MemberMonday: Goodin Insurance Agency

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland for 12 1/2 years.

What services do you offer? We are an independent insurance agency offering home, auto, business, non-profit, and life insurance.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member for 7 years since 2012!

What do you enjoy most about being a chamber member? We enjoy the networking events offered by the Chamber especially their annual golf outing in June and the annual dinner in the fall.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We had a fantastic ribbon cutting at our new location in Virginia Square in June of 2018.

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

#MemberMonday: Alzheimer’s Association

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What services do you offer? We offer local support groups, community education, awareness advocacy, 24/7 helpline, medic alert and safe return, research and national funding.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member since 1992.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the energy and positivity when walking into an event. We also enjoy their collaboration and support in big picture tasks.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our favorite memory is the Chamber and community support we received at our 2017 ribbon cutting introducing our new office space to Siouxland.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We are the leading non profit fundraising organization for Alzheimer’s and other dementia research.

#MemberMonday: Constellation Energy

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been serving in the Siouxland area for 20 years.

What services do you offer? Constellation is a natural gas supplier to larger natural gas users. We provide a variety of price types that are customized depending on our customers’ tolerance to risk and budget certainty. Ultimately, it’s about saving costs on natural gas which is one of the top ten expenses most businesses have. We partner with our customers to be their energy expert.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been members since February of 2018 – we should have joined the Chamber years ago!

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the opportunity to grow business through networking. The Chamber has been very helpful in assisting with contacts and services – if you just ask. Also, the Chamber has helped us work with other Chamber members.

What is your favorite Chamber event / memory? We enjoyed the Annual Chamber Dinner last September with keynote speaker, Erik Weihenmayer. We enjoyed the networking, and as an amateur mountaineer I enjoyed meeting Erik.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? Constellation is owned by Exelon (EXC) a Fortune 100 company. Exelon is involved in every sector of the energy industry.

John Gleeson Recognized with Chamber’s Top Award

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Local Leader Recognized for Business Leadership, Community Service, & Philanthropy

The W. Edwards Deming Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award was presented to local business executive John Gleeson at the 34th Annual Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening.  Hosted at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Sioux City, Gleeson was honored for his decades of business leadership, community service, and philanthropy. 

Gleeson serves as the President and CEO of the Klinger Companies, Inc., and represents the third generation of family leadership for the national construction firm.  Upon receiving the honor, Gleeson stated, “I am most appreciative to receive this award this evening. I am very thankful that my grandfather and my parents provided an unparalleled example of a strong commitment to the community.  I also understand the most significant reason for the Klinger Companies’ success for the past 100 years is the outstanding men and women who have been part of this company.”

Gleeson was lauded for his corporate and community leadership, as well as his philanthropy by several leading local executives, including last year’s Deming Award recipient, Doug Palmer, who said, “I’ve been proud to know him as a friend for over 40 years.  He’s just been a terrific person and a terrific asset for Sioux City.”

Security National Bank President and CEO Doug Rice added, “I think of John’s tremendous commitment to philanthropy and the charitable causes, of which there are many, that he has provided his time, talent, and money.  So many have benefitted from John’s efforts.” 

Earlier this year, the Klinger Companies and the Gleeson Family Foundation contributed $1 million dollars to the United Way of Siouxland’s endowment fund.  Heather Hennings, who serves as the Executive Director of the United Way, explained, “When I think about people who have received the Deming Award in the past, John Gleeson definitely fits into this mix.  He’s giving, he’s caring…he really cares, and he shows that.”

Morningside College President John Reynders also praised Gleeson asserting, “Morningside College is a better place because of John Gleeson and Siouxland is a better place.  I can’t think of a better recipient than John Gleeson for the Deming Award.”

The Deming Award is presented annually to an outstanding business executive and exceptional community leader in the tri-state region.  Gleeson joins an exclusive list of past recipients who have been recognized for their entrepreneurial success, business leadership and commitment to Siouxland. 

The W. Edwards Deming Business Leadership & Entrepreneurial Excellence Award is presented in honor of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a Sioux City native and world-renowned statistician, philosopher and educator.  This award is designed to recognize local business executives who have exhibited outstanding leadership and corporate citizenship, within the Siouxland community, as well as originality, quality, productivity, and performance within the realm of their business.

Dr. W. Edwards Deming Business Leadership & Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Award Criteria: The W. Edwards Deming Business Leadership & Entrepreneurial Excellence Award is presented in honor of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a Sioux City native and world-renowned statistician, philosopher and educator.  This award is designed to recognize local business executives who have exhibited outstanding leadership and corporate citizenship, within the Siouxland community, as well as originality, quality, productivity, and performance within the realm of their business.

Recipients

  • 1991 – Ted Waitt, Gateway
  • 1992 – Wrede Smith, American Pop Corn Company
  • 1993 – Harold Bomgaars, Bomgaars
  • 1994 – Fred Davenport, Davenport Companies
  • 1995 – William Dible, Terra Industries Inc.
  • 1996 Byron Brower, Brower Construction Company
  • 1997 Sam Bernstein, State Steel Supply Company
  • 1998 Robert Williams, Williams and Company
  • 1999 Roland Junck, Prince Manufacturing
  • 2000 William Metz, Metz Baking Company
  • 2001 Robert Peterson, IBP, Inc.
  • 2002Eldon Roth, Beef Products, Inc.
  • 2003 Chuck Long, Long Lines
  • 2004 Irving F. Jensen, Jr., Irving F. Jensen Company
  • 2005 Pat Boeshart, Lite-Form Technologies LLC
  • 2006 Ken Ackerman, K & B Transportation
  • 2007 Leonard Gill, LP Gill, Inc.
  • 2008 Allen Mahaney, Soo Tractor Sweeprake Company
  • 2009 Mike Bennett, Terra Industries
  • 2010 Roger and Jane Bomgaars, Bomgaars
  • 2011 James Yanney, Guarantee Roofing & Siding
  • 2012 Steve Schneider, Gerkin Windows and Doors
  • 2013 Mike Wells, Wells Enterprises, Inc.
  • 2014 Garrett Smith, American Pop Corn Company
  • 2015 Regina Roth, BPI
  • 2016 Richard Waller, Security National Bank
  • 2017 Bev and Jim Wharton, Briar Cliff University / City of Sioux City
  • 2018 Douglas Palmer, Tegra Corporation, Palmer Candy Company