October is an Exciting Month for Siouxland Public Media KWIT/KOJI

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October 24th through October 30th is the Siouxland Public Media KWIT/KOJI annual Fall Fund Drive. This is a great time for businesses and individuals to learn more about what Siouxland Public Media does, volunteer and pledge their support.  They have a few openings for individuals to volunteer to take phone calls and be on the air. If you are interested please email, Rachael Keokenchanh.

As part of their Fall Fund Drive efforts, this year marks their first “Cheers to Sioux” event. They have rented the Diving Elk for their exclusive use on October 29, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Tickets to this event are $15 and include appetizers, 1 drink, and a commemorative 16 oz. pilsner glass! The menu is wings, fondue, and hummus with veggies and 1 drink of choice (including a specially curated event drink)! Additional drinks and event t-shirts will be available for purchase.  Guests who make their annual pledge or one-time gift of $120 or more will receive the t-shirt as a THANK YOU!

For event details and to buy your tickets, please visit them on Facebook.

#MemberMonday: HR Green, Inc.

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HR Green, Inc.
519 Nebraska St.
Sioux City, IA 51101-1305


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? 10 years-since 2008

What services do you offer?  For more than a century, HR Green has provided exceptional engineering, technical consulting, and management services to clients in the following markets: Transportation, Water, Governmental Services, Land Development, Environmental, and Construction.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce?
13 years – since 2005 

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member?  Getting information about the great things happening in Sioux City. There has been a lot of development and growth that is continuing to improve the reputation of the City.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We have become more involved with the Chamber golf outing the last few years. This has allowed us to network with City leaders and growth that is continuing to improve the reputation of the City.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  In the early 1960s as HR Green was celebrating its 50th anniversary, founder Howard R. Green had seen his one-man office grow to a multi-million dollar corporation. Across the state of Iowa, communities jumped at the bait of federal funds and HR Green engineers were called in to design new plants. HR Green engineer Herb Berry was in residence in Sioux City supervising the design and construction of the first sewage treatment plant ever built on the Missouri River. In addition, HR Green is honored to be one of the nation’s longest operating engineering firms. On March 10, 2018 we celebrated our 105th anniversary.


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: WinnaVegas Casino Resort

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WinnaVegas Casino Resort
1500 330th St..
Sloan, IA 51055

 


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? 26 years

What services do you offer?  We offer gaming, hotel with pool and hot tub, dining, golf simulator, gas and entertainment.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been members of the Siouxland Chamber for 24 years. 

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the networking and community partnerships.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? The Annual Dinner

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  WinnaVegas Casino Resort was the first casino in Siouxland.


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: The BAC Clinic of Chiropractic & Spine Rehabilitation

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The BAC Clinic of Chiropractic
1501 Nebraska St.
Sioux City, IA 51105

 


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? 43 years

What services do you offer?  We provide chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been members of the Siouxland Chamber for 36 years. 

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy building relationships with other business leaders and Chamber members.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? The Annual Dinner

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  We are a third generation chiropractic family. We boast having the largest chiropractic family in the world that lived under one household.


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!

Registration for the Spring 2019 Semester of the Wayne State College MBA Program begins Monday, November 12th

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About the MBA Program

As a busy professional, you want to move ahead in your career, but getting away from the workplace to attend classes on a college campus can be impossible. Wayne State’s online MBA program provides the perfect solution. Working professionals can earn a high-quality MBA from anywhere in the world. On top of the convenience, the program is nationally ranked for affordability. The MBA program is 30 credit hour, non-thesis, 100 percent online program with no required visits to campus. Tuition is a flat $361.25 per credit hour regardless of residency. Low cost doesn’t mean a sacrifice in terms of quality. Wayne State’s MBA classes are generally taught by on-campus faculty with terminal degrees or appropriate credentials in their fields.

Wayne State College is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Formed in 1997, IACBE accredits business programs and colleges and universities worldwide that demonstrate characteristics of excellence, with more than 230 member educational institutions in more than 20 countries.

Wayne State College’s MBA program is proud of the significant benefits of accreditation by IACBA: Enhanced Reputation, Evidence of Quality, Sharing of Best Practices, Public Accountability, and International Partnership Opportunities.

Wayne State Ranked for Online MBA

The Wayne State MBA program has recently received high rankings on these independent ranking sites. These rankings have been determined by low-cost and high-quality online education.

  • Ranked 3rd out of 23 for Most Affordable Online MBA Programs by SR Education Group.
  • Ranked among the top 50 best online MBA programs in the country by Affordable Colleges Online.
  • Ranked 3rd out of 97 institutions from Get Educated: Best Buy Regional Online MBA.

Registration for the Spring 2019 semester begins Monday, November 12, 2018!

Please contact: Jennifer Brandow, Assistant to the Dean/MBA Program at Wayne State College at mba@wsc.edu, call 402.375.7587 or visit www.wsc.edu.

 

#MemberMonday – Siouxland Humane Society

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Siouxland Humane Society
1015 Tri-View Ave.
Sioux City, IA


How many years has your organization been in Siouxland? We have been in Sioux City since 1889!

What services do you offer? We offer programs and services that promote the humane treatment of animals in the Siouxland area including: adoption, pets for seniors, sponsor a pet, spay/neuter assistance, veterinary assistance, pet food bank, emergency sheltering, breed rescue, pet facilitated therapy, cruelty investigation, pet surrender, lost and found, microchipping, end of life services (euthanasia/cremation/pet loss support).

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber for 23 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy receiving the weekly updates that include the all the happenings going on.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our favorite Chamber event was our memorial park chamber dedication and party where we had the Chamber Ambassadors and our volunteers, donors and the public all together for a celebration party.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  We touch the lives of many more people and families than we do pets with our many programs and services that are to help keep families and pets together!

 


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: FEH Design

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FEH Design
1201 4th St., #201
Sioux City, IA


How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Sioux City for 60 years and firm wide we are celebrating our 120th anniversary.

What services do you offer? FEH Design is an architecture, structural engineering and interior design firm.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? 60 years

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the sense of community the Chamber provides. The weekly emails help keep us in the know!

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our favorite Chamber event was our ribbon cutting in February. The Chamber made us feel very welcomed and we were honored to have them tour our new space.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?  FEH has designed several iconic Sioux City buildings – Tyson Events Center, Sioux City Orpheum, MidAmerican Energy Building, Sioux City Convention Center and is currently working on the restoration of the Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building.

Our new office is located in the former MacBehrs Sports Bar. We kept “Uncle Stinky’s Booze O Rama” glass sign for our break room!


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!

Doug Palmer Presented Chamber’s Prestigious Deming Award

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Local Leader Recognized for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, & Community Efforts

The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce presented the W. Edwards Deming Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award to businessman Doug Palmer at the 33rd Siouxland Chamber Annual Dinner this evening.  In front of a packed house, Palmer was recognized for his decades of entrepreneurial initiatives and business excellence, as well as his countless volunteer contributions to the Siouxland community.

A fifth generation Sioux Cityan, Palmer stated, “This community has given the Palmer family so much for so long and I am genuinely humbled to be acknowledged for doing my best to say, ‘Thank you’ to a community I am so proud and so grateful to call home.”

The annual award is presented to an outstanding business executive and exceptional community leader in the tri-state region during the Siouxland Chamber’s Annual Dinner meeting hosted each fall at the Sioux City Convention Center.

Palmer has served as CEO of Tegra Corporation, the parent company of Big Soo Terminal and Sioux Rubber and Urethane, for 35 years.  Additionally, he has an ownership interest and advisory role in Palmer Candy and Lite Form Technologies.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of Security National Bank for many years.

In addition to his many successful business ventures, Palmer has been active in countless community causes and was lauded by Debi Durham who currently serves as the Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) in Des Moines.  Durham, who worked with Palmer for many years during her tenure leading the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, asserted, “Doug Palmer is simply one of the most capable individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  He is among the brightest and most strategic thinkers I know.”

Palmer is identified by many as one of the key strategists in designing, developing, and delivering the successful referendum that allowed Sioux City to invest millions of dollars in new public-school buildings at a time when the infrastructures of the existing school facilities were no longer adequate.  The local program was so successful that it was later adopted by a state-wide initiative in Iowa.

Chris McGowan, President of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, emphasized, “Doug Palmer is truly one of the good guys and Siouxland is indebted to him for his innumerable contributions.  His commitment to our community has made his hometown a much better place for all of us.”

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 within the Siouxland community, as well as originality, quality, productivity and performance within the realm of their business.

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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 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.
  • 2002 – Eldon 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

 

#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!