George’s Place – A Response to a Great Need

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The Siouxland Community Health Center has established an in-house resource for adults and children who are in desperate need of new or clean clothes.

It is not at all unusual to see patients young and old come to a doctor’s appointment in clothes that are well beyond their useful life.  To see a young child in torn or dirty clothes or a senior citizen with no socks in the dead of winter is sad and unfortunate.

In response to this need, the Siouxland Community Health Center created “George’s Place” – an on-site closet full of new, clean clothes.  Socks – t-shirts – underwear – shirts – jeans, coats, etc.  We are able to purchase the clothes thanks to the generosity of our staff and outside donors.  When a patient, young or old, comes to us in that condition we will make sure they leave in new and clean clothes.

All funding for George’s Place comes from donations from the general public and staff and are tax-deductible.  Checks should be addressed to the Siouxland Community Health Foundation.

For more information, contact:

Jim Wharton
Director of Marketing and Fund Development
jwharton@slandchc.com or 712-224-1815

Customer Input Requested to Improve the City of Sioux City Website

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An upgrade to the city’s website is underway to strengthen engagement with residents, businesses and visitors. The public is invited and encouraged to help project coordinators identify current shortfalls and provide opinions on how the current site can be improved by taking a brief online survey.  The survey will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 4.

Congratulations to Lindsey Buchheit Recognized as one of the “Top 10 Under 40” Entrepreneurs in Siouxland

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Lindsey Buchheit, owner of Buchheit Law, PLC was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Under 40” entrepreneurs in the Siouxland area this past week. The award is given to 10 local entrepreneurs and professionals under the age of 40 who have improved their community through their work.

Richard A. Waller Receives Chamber’s Prestigious Deming Award

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The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce presented the W. Edwards Deming Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award at their Annual Dinner announcing that the 2016 recipient of the community honor is local businessman and long-time community supporter, Richard A. Waller.  Mr. Waller spent over 40 years with Security National Bank and retired earlier this year after serving as the Bank’s President, CEO and Chairman of the locally-owned financial institution for over two decades.

Upon receiving the award, Waller stated, “It has meant a great deal to me to lead Security National Bank and I am genuinely grateful to have had the opportunity to make a difference in the community I have and will continue to call home.  It is incredibly humbling to be recognized by an organization that has contributed so much to this community for so long.”

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 at the Sioux City Convention Center.

Waller’s professional career stretches over 44 years with Security National Bank (SNB) and he served approximately half of that time as the organization’s President and CEO.  He has been recognized for successfully leading SNB through an era of increasing federal regulations and deftly navigating turbulent changes in the banking / financial services industry.  Under his leadership, the bank’s assets grew from $300 million to $1 billion.  Over the years, Waller may have become best known for Security National Bank’s unique marketing strategy and his featured role in dozens of light-hearted television commercials promoting the bank’s services and community contributions.

In addition to his professional responsibilities with Security National Bank, Waller has been particularly engaged in leading charitable and not-for-profit organizations throughout Siouxland.  Over the course of his professional career, Waller has completed terms on the Board of Directors with numerous civic organizations including the United Way, Morningside College, Goodwill Industries and UnityPoint – St. Luke’s.  Waller is also one of a select group of local leaders who have served as Chair of both the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce as well as The Siouxland Initiative.

Chris McGowan, President of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, stated, “Rich Waller has consistently led by example and his legacy will include leaving our Siouxland region a significantly better community as a result of his innumerable and noteworthy contributions.”

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.

 

Fall Open House Celebration at Curves South Sioux

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Curves South Sioux is hosting a Fall Open House Celebration this Saturday 8-11 am. They will have many vendor booths, free massages by Savvy Salon, free zumba at 9am, free workouts and tours,and light snacks. Come shake shake shake those summer is over blues away. Pamper yourself and have fun with Curves. Anyone wanting to join Sept 12-24 will get their 1st month free!

Curves South Sioux City
1101 Dakota Ave.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
402.241.4490

Intern Connect Event Aims to Attract and Retain Talent

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Stakeholders in the Siouxland area are partnering to host an inaugural Intern Connect event on Thursday, September 29 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on the Sioux City campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College (Rocklin Conference Center B174; Parking Lot 2; Entrance 6). The event is designed to help employers strengthen ties with institutions of higher education and learn about available internship services.

Invitees will include businesses with existing internships as well as those considering the development of an internship program. Employers from the tri-state region are encouraged to attend and hear from a legal advisor, panelists from small, medium and large businesses, as well as students and graduates from internship programs. Following the interactive panel discussion, over a dozen colleges and universities will be on hand to visit one-on-one about internship opportunities. The following institutions of higher education have confirmed participation:

Briar Cliff University
Creighton University
Dordt College
Iowa State University
Morningside College
Northeast Community College
Northwestern College
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
University of South Dakota
University of Sioux Falls
Wayne State College
Western Iowa Tech

Starting an internship program is an excellent way for a business to facilitate success in terms of both workload and workforce. Interns can bring with them novel perspectives and fresh ideas, as well as provide cost-effective, highly skilled labor for an organization. In addition, internship programs can be used as a recruiting tool to give a company a pool for hiring exceptional talent. Terry Murrell, President of Western Iowa Tech Community College, said, “Students are increasingly looking for relevant ways to develop skills they learn in the classroom, and colleges need partners to help students with that process.” Kory Menken, Director of Workforce Solutions for the Siouxland Chamber and The Siouxland Initiative, added “In today’s highly competitive job market, organizations need to develop new talent as a critical component of their workforce pipeline. Internships can prove to be a valuable resource in these endeavors.”

Intern Connect is sponsored by the Sioux City Growth Organization, City of Sioux City, Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, The Siouxland Initiative, South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce and the Dakota Valley Business Council. A light breakfast will be provided and employers are asked to register by visiting www.siouxcitygo.com/intern-connect.

 

Curves South Sioux City Now has Zumba

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Come and check out the new Zumba Class at the South Sioux Curves. Fitness by Jenni has classes for members and non-members – just come in and join the fun! Zumba at South Sioux Curves is for beginners or those who have done it in the past – whatever your level this is the class for you.

Have a great time burning calories and relieving the stress of the day.  For more information call Jenni at 712.577.1162 or Curves South Sioux at 402.241.4490.

 

 

Curves South Sioux City
1101 Dakota Ave.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
402.241.4490