Connect with Profile by Sanford at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Developed by researchers and physicians at Sanford Health, Profile by Sanford is a personalized weight loss program that offers nutritious meal plans and products, unlimited one-on-one coaching and smart tracking technology to help you lose weight the healthier way.  Profile has members in 49 states and 3 countries who have lost a combined 600,000+ pounds!

The Profile plan addresses each issue that can affect weight gain, unlike other diets that only focus on food.  Our members see real results built on nutrition, activity and lifestyle principles to help guide choices and achieve weight loss goals quickly.

Visit their booth at the Small Business EXPO and find out how to get on the road to weight management through Profile by Sanford and get your name in for a drawing for a Profile product gift basket!

Profile by Sanford
5001 Sergeant Rd., Ste. 375
Sioux City, IA 51106
712.250.2598

Connect with LeRoy Hanson Co./Creative Embroidery at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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LeRoy Hanson Co./Creative Embroidery is not just for embroidery.  LeRoy Hanson Company was founded in the late 1970s by LeRoy Hanson, thus the interesting website address whoisleroy.com. Their main business started with personalizing typical items such as pens, magnets, and coffee mugs.  Since then they’ve brought in embroidery equipment and added a store front to become one of Siouxland’s leading wearable supplier, Creative Embroidery.

In 1990 Jerry Steffen purchased the company and prides himself on Creative Embroidery’s quality imprinting and embroidery at very competitive pricing and quick turn-around time.  Moonlighting as a keyboardist with Locked-N-Loaded and Bishop Heelan’s head football coach, Jerry’s creativity and strategy is always at work.  So whether it’s for the office or a social function, Creative Embroidery is your one stop shop for all your imprintable needs.

Come visit Creative Emroidery’s booth at the Small Business EXPO and learn how Jerry Steffen and his team can rock your business with their embroidery, screen printing and promotional items-and check out their giveaways!

LeRoy Hanson Co./Creative Embroidery Company
1153 Tri-View Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51103
712.252.0003

Join members of the Sioux City Blue Zones Project tonight in their Weekly Walking Series

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The Sioux City Blue Zones Committee is challenging downtown workers and the public to participate in their Indoor Winter Walking Challenge. Sioux City is fortunate to have several locations where walkers can really stretch out their legs through long warm hallways, despite frigid outdoor temperatures.

Skywalk – Downtown workers and the public are invited to stroll as a group through the Skywalk at 5:30 PM each Thursday through March 10th.  The starting point for the walk is the Ho-Chunk Centre atrium.

Other free walking locations are Walk with a DOC throughh the tunnels at UnityPoint – St. Luke’s, Western Iowa Tech Community College meandering hallways and the Southern Hills Mall corridors.

To find out about upcoming Blue Zones Project events and ways to live longer and better, visit the Sioux City Blue Zones Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SiouxCityBlueZonesProject/ or www.bluezonesproject.com.

 

Connect with Sonic Drive-In Sioux City at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Mark Underwood, an Atlantic, Iowa native and Iowa State alum, welcomes you to Sioux City’s Sonic-America’s Drive-In to enjoy the large, diverse menu known for burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and drinks. Whether having breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack customers can combine various drinks and flavors to create thousands of possible drink combinations, all delivered carside by a friendly carhop (or drive-thru if you are in a hurry).

Come visit Sonic’s booth at the Small Business EXPO, learn about their 23 shakes and their other delicious food and register for a chance to win a $25 My Sonic gift card!

Sioux City’s Sonic-America’s Drive-In
2725 Trinity Drive
Sioux City, IA 51108
712.239.0432

Connect with NAI United at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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NAI United focuses exclusively on commercial real estate services.  The team at NAI United offers a full range of brokerage services for industrial, investment, land, office and retail properties, as well as lease administration, owner and tenant representation, corporate relocation, and property management.  As an NAI Global Member, NAI United can provide you with exceptional solutions to your commercial real estate needs – both locally and globally.

Come visit their booth at the Small Business EXPO to learn more how NAI United can help you with all your commercial property needs.

NAI United
302 Jones St., Ste. 100
Sioux City, IA
712.224.2727

Siouxland Returns to the Top! Ranks First in the Nation for Economic Development

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For the fifth time in the last decade, the Siouxland metropolitan region ranks first in the nation for economic development, according to results confirmed today by Site Selection magazine.  The region also earned Website Front Graphictop billing in back-to-back years in 2007 and 2008, as well as in 2012 and 2013.  The Siouxland metro ranked second both in 2009 and 2014 and finished third in 2006.  The region has ranked in the top three nationally in its population category in a remarkable eight of the last ten years.

The Chairman of The Siouxland Initiative (TSI), Jim Jensen, who serves as CEO of Great West Casualty Company said, “We are proud to receive this national ranking and honored to be recognized by the leading publication in the field of economic development.  This award is affirmation of our commitment to growing Siouxland’s regional economy and validation of the efforts of so many public and private sector leaders who have made economic development a top priority.”

The Siouxland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which saw Plymouth County in Iowa added to the region three years ago, ranked first in the nation for the 2015 calendar year based on qualified economic development projects for communities with populations between 50,000 and 200,000 people.

Adam Bruns, Managing Editor of Site Selection magazine based in suburban Atlanta, traveled to Siouxland to make the official announcement.  Stated Bruns, “Regionalism is paid more than lip service in Siouxland. The fact that the region has earned this first place honor five times in the past eight years speaks to a long-term vision and continuity that gives company decision-makers confidence.  No wonder so many of the projects we’ve tracked are repeat investments from satisfied companies.”

TSI’s Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Skip Perley, who serves as President and CEO of Thompson Electric / Electric Innovations, introduced Mr. Bruns at the press conference and congratulated the elected leadership of the communities and counties who collectively contributed to Siouxland’s success.  Perley presented each community with an inscribed award commemorating the national recognition.

Tracked and confirmed annually by Site Selection’s “New Plant Database,” qualifying projects must include new construction and meet at least one of three criteria: capital investment of $1 million or more, creation of a minimum of 20 new jobs, or the addition of at least 20,000 sq. ft. of new floor space.  Retail, government, school, medical office, and hospital projects are not eligible for consideration.

Site Selection Press Release

Connect with Make-A-Wish Iowa at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Make-A-Wish Iowa grants the wishes of Iowa children with life threatening medical conditions.  Since its inception in 1987, Make-A-Wish Iowa has granted over 3,000 wishes and currently grant one wish every other day!  Make-A-Wish Iowa serves all 99 counties in the state and is currently looking for volunteers to grant wishes in the Sioux City area.

There are many ways to help.  Through giving you can donate airline miles, a vehicle, or give a monetary donation.  You can volunteer your time, assist with fundraising or even host a fundraising event.  There are also products and promotions you can support that all add up to granting wishes!

Come visit their booth at the Small Business EXPO to learn more about how you can get a magic wand and help grant wishes!

Make-A-Wish Iowa
3024 104th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322
515.334.2636

Connect with Aventure Staffing at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Aventure Staffing & Professional Services, LLC is your full service staffing and recruiting firm with industrial, medical, office and professional divisions.  Aventure provides IT, human resources, and marketing solutions while conducting executive placement, recruitment, and hiring.

Providing staffing services since 1983 when it began as Rudy Salem Staffing, Aventure has earned Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing Client Award.  Award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

Come visit their booth at the Small Business EXPO to learn how Aventure Staffing can help you find “the one” for you, with a job you love, or your business, with an employee that takes the team to the next level.

Aventure Staffing & Professional Services
509 Douglas St.
Sioux City, IA
712.258.2453

Connect with TravelPlus TLC at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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TravelPlus TLC (Trolleys, Limouisines, and Coaches) provides trolley, limousine, and motorcoach transportation for your business or personal needs.  TravelPlus TLC’s fleet of well maintained vehicles can accommodate groups large and small providing service for weddings, airport shuttle, sports, prom, corporate and business travel, themed tours, and parties of all kinds: birthdays, anniversaries, Quinceneras.

Visit their booth at the Small Business EXPO to learn how they can personalize a group event for you and register for a TravelPlus give-away!

TravelPlus TLC
714 Main
Sioux City, IA 51103
712.233.1113

Connect with Kerner Andersson Law at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Attorney Anna Kerner-Andersson has returned to the Siouxland area to use her global experience with the U.S. State Department as an immigration officer to service Siouxland’s immigration law needs.  Kerner Andersson Law Firm is a full service immigration law firm handling all types of immigration law cases, including both business and family immigration.

Immigration Law is federal law, allowing Attorney Kerner-Andersson to practice law nationwide.  They have clients across the U.S. and around the world!

Learn more how the Kerner Andersson Law Firm can assist you or your business with your immigration needs at the Small Business EXPO on March 15th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum.

Kerner Andersson Law Firm
370 West Anchor Drive, Ste. 216
Dakota Dunes, SD  57049
402.494.2199