#MemberMonday: Make-A-Wish Iowa

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What services do you offer? Our mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illness.

How long have you been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member since February 2020.

What is the best part about being a Chamber member? Make-A-Wish Iowa is a statewide organization. Our headquarters is in Urbandale, Iowa but we grant wishes throughout the entire state. We rely heavily on donors and volunteers throughout the entire state of Iowa to help grant wishes of kids in all areas of the state. Being a part of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce allows us to connect with businesses and individuals in areas we may not have been able to reach without the support of the Chamber.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? This year, Make-A-Wish Iowa granted our 4,000th wish! We have been in existence in the state of Iowa for over 30 years and it’s incredible to think we have granted the wishes of over 4,000 children.

We are always looking for volunteers and other ways to engage individuals with Make-A-Wish Iowa. To learn more about how to get involved contact us at 515.334.2636.

#MemberMonday: Chick-fil-A Southern Hills Mall

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What services do you offer? It is our pleasure to serve a variety of delicious chicken menu items to the Siouxland community.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We are a NEW member of the Siouxland Chamber. We became a Chamber member on June 3, 2020!

What is the best part about being a Chamber member? We love building relationships with other members and learning more about our community.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business?
Chick-fil-A entered Siouxland in the Southern Hills Mall on May 12, 1981 (39 years ago!)

#MemberMonday: STRIVE Health + Wellness

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What services do you offer? We offer online nutrition, fitness and health coaching, weight loss and fitness programming, personal training and a downloadable app.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We became a member in October of 2019.

What is the best part about being a Chamber member? We love staying plugged in with what local businesses are doing and ways that we can help other small businesses grow.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? Some of the people we coach on a personal, regular basis we have never met in person. That is the beauty of an online business. We can connect with you anywhere and you never need to leave home!

#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