#MemberMonday: Bomgaars

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Siouxland for 67 years!

What services do you offer? Bomgaars is a family owned and operated farm / ranch / home goods retailer with 85 stores in Iowa, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce for 49 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We appreciate the support of local businesses.

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

#MemberMonday: PeopleReady

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland for over 20 years. We were previously Labor Ready.

What services do you offer? We offer staffing services – especially on-demand labor (skilled and unskilled), temp-to-hire, and direct-hire services. We also offer a mobile app that can connect businesses with over 40,000 qualified and motivated workers.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We were previously members, but re-joined in July of 2018.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We love the opportunity to network and give back to our community.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We are fairly new, but we really enjoyed the Chamber 101 meeting which helped us to know how to get the most out of our membership as well as meet other new members and businesses.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? When people think of us, they often think of “labor” jobs or “unskilled” associates, but we have a diverse group of associates who are ready to work daily, including skilled laborers, drivers, clerical, and more!

#MemberMonday: Stifel

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? Stifel has been in Siouxland for 10 years when it purchased the local UBS office in 2009. Stifel, our parent firm, does business in all 50 states and has been providing investment services since 1890.

What services do you offer? We are a full-service wealth management firm providing a wide variety of investment products, services and advice including financial planning, retirement planning, employer sponsored retirement plans, trustee services, mortgages, and life insurance. We work with individual investors, businesses, governments and non-profit organizations.

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

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? Being a part of the Chamber brings credibility to our business and demonstrates commitment to our community. We feel a sense of duty to work together with other Siouxland businesses and our Chamber to support a vibrant business community which benefits our tri-state area.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We employ 11 people in our local office and collectively, we have had many great experiences at Chamber events over the years! From golf tournaments, Chamber After Hours, networking events, ribbon cuttings, membership drives to the Annual Dinners, there is always a welcoming atmosphere that highlights all the best things of our community!

What is a fun or surprising fat about your company/business? We are one of the oldest firms in the area. Our office origins date back to 1952 when our office was called TC Henderson and was located in the Badgerow Building, across the street from our current location on 4th and Jackson.

#MemberMonday: MercyOne Sioux City

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? Mercy traces its roots back more than 128 years when the Sisters of Mercy opened St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Sioux City.

What services do you offer? MercyOne Siouxland is a regional medical center that meets the needs of residents in a 33-county area of western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. In addition to the main hospital in Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland owns rural hospitals in Primghar, Iowa, and Oakland, Nebraska, manages hospitals in Pender, Nebraska and Hawarden, Iowa, and operates a primary care clinic network, specialty care clinics and home health services. MeryOne Siouxland is a partner with Dunes Surgical Hospital, a multi-specialty surgical hospital, in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been members of the Chamber since 1900!

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? Seeing as Mercy is probably one of the older “businesses” in Sioux City, we enjoy being part of the Siouxland business community and meeting other businesses new and old, both to Siouxland and to the Chamber.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We look forward to attending the Annual Chamber Dinner each year with our colleagues and hearing the wonderful speakers!

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? MercyOne Siouxland is also home to the only Level II Trauma Center in western Iowa.

Leadership Siouxland Announces 37 New Program Graduates

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The Board and Executive Director of Leadership Siouxland are proud to announce the names of the thirty-seven graduates and their sponsoring companies.  These participants were recognized on May 2 at the graduation banquet held at Wells Enterprises, Inc.  The 2018-2019 class graduates are:

Kaitlin Boettcher (Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson and Meis, LLP)

Kyle Bonstead (Sioux City Foundry)

Curtis Boschult (L & L Builders)

Rachael Chapple, Lindsey DeZeeuw, Kristin Martin (Fashion Floors)

Lesa Cropley (Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)

Kevin Ehlers, Tammy Koopmans (Great West Casualty Co)

Jeanette Frey, Heather Mansfield, Blake Mullins, Melissa Tolzin, Carrina Huss, Prakriti Rajbhandari (Wells Enterprises, Inc.)

Tara Geddes (Floyd Valley Healthcare)

Maggie Harroun, Kristin Kirkpatrick, Ashley Lorimor (Goodwill of the Great Plains)

Brent Heald (Sioux City Police Dept)

Jamie Jaynes (Premier Bankcard)

Adam Johnson, Sue Visser (Unity Point Health Care)

Andrea Kovarna, Michelle Willsie (FiberComm)

Gabriela Calabria (Gelita)

Andrew Nilges (NSC Economic Development Corp)

Melissa Perera (Great Southern Bank)

Jean Guy Richard (Documents and Design)

Brendyn Richards (Siouxland Community Health Center)

Yaneli Roque (Tyson Foods)

Cody Selig (Central Bank)

Jessica Uhlenkamp (Heidman Law Firm)

Mohamed Warsame (Sugal Consulting)

Sharese Whitesell (Junior Achievement)

Adam Carlson (185th Air National Guard)

Carmen Wilson (WITCC)

Leadership Siouxland is a community leadership development program for the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  Its purpose is to train community-minded individuals from business, government, education and other sectors for leadership opportunities.  The 9-month curriculum weaves positive leadership and emotional intelligence concepts into each session, along with utilizing the Gallup Strength Finder and Talent2Strength program.  In addition, the class is divided into various teams that work together to create a sustainable project in conjunction with a local agency or non-profit organization.  The project teams learn a lot about themselves and how they can use their strengths to come up with creative solutions to help solve a problem or fill a need for the organization.  This year’s class teamed up with Friendship House, Women Aware, the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV), the Mary J Treglia Community House, Noah’s Hope, and Support Siouxland Soldiers. 

These graduates positively impacted the agencies they partnered with, and became better leaders committed to making a difference in the Siouxland community!

Leadership Siouxland is now accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 class.  Visit www.leadershipsiouxland.org or contact the Executive Director at info@leadershipsiouxland.org.

#MemberMonday: Keller Williams Siouxland

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? 3 years

What services do you offer? We offer residential and commercial real estate services.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? 3 years

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy being kept up-to-date about the Siouxland business community.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? The Annual Dinner is always a fantastic event and we look forward to the great speakers that are featured.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? Keller Williams was named by Forbes magazine as the #1 Happiest Place to Work in 2018.

Guest Blog: Stop in to your Sioux City Fleet Farm…

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Hey, Siouxland! Spring is finally here! The birds are singing and it’s time to head outside to enjoy the weather. Are you ready? Well you might not know, but Fleet Farm has everything you need to get your lawn and garden looking great.

Our Garden Center is open and you’ll find nursery-quality plants (but at much lower-than-nursery prices). All our plants are grown right here in the Midwest, and all our vegetables are grown without insecticides, so you’ll get the best in quality and freshness.

If you’re looking to update your yard, we can help with that too. Pick up some mulch and fertilizer- or even a lawn mower. Top it all off with a stylish patio set, planters and lighting. It’s spring, time to enjoy your outdoor space and get entertaining!

Now let’s talk about deals and special events. Our Lowest Prices sale runs May 10th-18th. Not only will you get some of the hottest deals for your home, we have a day filled with special events for you. Join us Saturday, May 18th for a chainsaw carving artist demo, and gardening & greenhouse seminars. The kids can make a special craft and the first 250 customers get a free bird suet cake. It all starts at 10am, so get there early.

It’s going to be a day filled with gardening tips, tricks and fun at your Fleet Farm store. We hope to see you on May 18th – and don’t forget to check out the Garden Center to get your yard ready for sunny days. Happy spring, Sioux City!

#MemberMonday: CD Norvell, PC

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in business in Siouxland for 9 years.

What services do you offer? We offer tax and accounting services.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member of the Siouxland Chamber for 3 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? I enjoy meeting prospective clients at networking events.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We are a Dave Ramsey endorsed local provider in the Siouxland area.

#MemberMonday: Signs By Tomorrow

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Siouxland for 27 years – since March 9, 1992.

What services do you offer? We offer signs, lettering and graphics.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been members for 27 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the ability to interact with other small business owners.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our grand opening party in 1992 was our favorite memory.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company / business? We lettered the tail of an airplane with an image of Charlie Chaplin.