We’re Happier than You :)

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According to the new Happiness Index, from mainstreet.com, Nebraskans are the most cheery of us all. Why did the Cornhusker State rank the highest on the national happiness scale? Overall, it ranked 2nd in lowest number foreclusures, 2nd in lowest unemployment rates and 5th in lowest percentage of non-mortgage debt by income. The Happiness Index factors in these variables to determine which states are doing the best in this time of economic distress. The midwest came out on top. Locally, Nebraska was number 1 while Iowa ranked 2nd and South Dakota ranked 8th overall.

Mainstreet.com is a business and financial news and advice website. They plan on updating the Happiness Index monthy. Can Nebraska stay on top with its corn production economy or will the ill-fated talk of ethanol play out and effect the state? In the meantime, rejoice with the midwest and check out the Happiness Index for yourself at http://tiny.cc/zOscV

-Alicia the intern

Just the Other Intern.

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Hi. I’m Alicia and I’m also a social media intern at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. I’m excited to have the blog up and running. Hopefully we can turn it into a really useful tool for the chamber. I’m currently a junior at Morningside College here in Sioux City. I’m a biology major, mass communications minor and I write for and edit the school newspaper. Welcome to the Siouxland Chamber’s new blog!

-Alicia

Another Siouxland Site Receives Certification!

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We just sent out a press release that announced the certification by CH2MHill of an 80 acre site in Roth Industrial Park in South Sioux City, NE. This certification allows us to aggressively market the site as “shovel ready.”  What this means is that the site is ready to build on by any company looking to expand in Siouxland. To get certified, the site must meet numerous qualifications that ensure the site is ready to go. We are excited about this announcement because this site is the third site in Sioux City Metro that has received certification. Each of the three states in the metro now have a certified site, giving us maximum flexibility in what we can offer expanding companies.

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-Joseph Wright, J.D.

Vice President-Technology Transfer

The Siouxland Initiative

E jwright@siouxlandchamber.com

Just An Intern.

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Hello!

My name is Zach, I am one of the Social Media Interns for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. I work here helping promote the growth and development of the Siouxland Area through the web 2.0 social networks.  I am currently a Student at Morningside College and will graduate in May of this year.  My goal is to have the blog be a great place for discussions, question and answer, or maybe just informational reading. Any great topics or questions and I will be ready to talk.

-Zach

Siouxland Video

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Check out our “Siouxland” video.  Discover what the Siouxland area has to offer.  The video features recreation, education, dining, sports, and attractions.

-Zach the intern

Our New Blog

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The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce is excited to start blogging! The goal of our blog is to stay connected. We believe in the power of the internet to help businesses grow in the Siouxland area. We want to expand our traditional networking environment by continuing the conversation online. What a better way to start than by blogging? We intend to blog about chamber events but more importantly about what’s going on with our own chamber members! By blogging, we’ll have the opportunity to build and strenghten business connections. We hope our members can also utilize our blog for promotional opportunities through testimonials as well as reports on services, products and events. Welcome to our new blog!

-Alicia the intern