Read more on "#MemberMonday: Buena Vista University" »
What services do you offer? Buena Vista University through our Strategic Partnership Division creates mutually beneficial partnerships with employers to strengthen their current employee benefits package, at no cost to the employer.
How many years has your business been a Chamber member?We have been members for almost 3 years.
What is the best part about being a Chamber member?We enjoy connecting with other organizations, especially during Connect 101!
What is a fun or surprising fact about your company?Our Strategic Partnerships division is new at the university and was started about a year ago. We look forward to working with organizations around Siouxland and across the state to create opportunities to access higher education and lowering the overall cost of attendance through employer partner grant funding.
Read more on "FEH Design’s Toi Sullivan Named Vice President" »
Sioux City, Iowa: The stockholders of FEH Design recently named Toi Sullivan, AIA a Vice President. Toi is the first female vice president in the firm’s 120+ year history.
Toi Sullivan, who joined FEH in 1999, is a licensed architect in the firm’s Sioux City office. As Vice President, Toi’s role will expand to include executive board leadership along with overseeing the marketing department. She will continue to be a principal designer for the firm’s educational, corporate, and religious work.
Toi graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota where she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1992. After college, she worked in marketing and sales before pursuing a career in architecture.
“When I graduated, there were no architecture jobs available. After several years in another career, being an architect was a distant memory,” said Toi. “Then I landed an interview with FEH, and they took a leap of faith on me. I connected with a group of women and together, we studied for our architect licensure. Every year during my performance review, management would ask me about my future career plans, and I always said I wanted to be in leadership.”
Toi has been involved in many impactful projects in the Siouxland area including Terrace View Events Center, Camp High Hopes, Spirit Lake Community Schools, Le Mars Public Library, Rock Valley Community Schools, June E. Nylen Cancer Center, Henjes, Conner & Williams PC, Siouxland PACE, and the restoration of the Davidson Building and Warrior Hotel.
Toi’s passions include preserving historical architecture and supporting Siouxland leadership, having served on Sioux City’s Historic Preservation Commission, a past president of Leadership Siouxland, and a Women Lead Change volunteer.
Toi’s advice to young professionals: “Don’t wait for someone else to move your mountains.”
She is currently working on design projects for Telco Triad Community Credit Union, Sioux City Endodontics, and Gehlen Catholic School.
Toi resides in Sioux City with her husband, Brad. The couple have two daughters, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren.
FEH Design is a community of architects, engineers, interior and graphic designers with a passion to create. Operating at offices in Sioux City, Des Moines, Dubuque (IA) and Oconomowoc (WI), FEH provides design services for public and private use projects in the Midwest. FEH clients receive a high level of personalized service and are involved in the entire design process.
What services do you offer?Stifel is a full-service wealth management firm providing a wide variety of investment products, financial services and financial advice including financial planning, retirement planning, employer sponsored retirement plans, and life insurance. We work with individual investors, businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations.
How many years has your business been a Chamber member?Proudly since 1970 we have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber! That includes previous predecessor firms that Stifel acquired.
What is the best part about being a Chamber member?Being a part of the Siouxland 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 a fun or surprising fact about your business?We are one of the oldest investment 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.
Read more on "#MemberMonday: United Way of Siouxland" »
What services do you offer?United Way improves lives by uniting the caring power of our community. We do this by working with local businesses, community volunteers, and donors who help us invest in local programs that advance the health, education and financial stability of every person across our Siouxland Community.
How many years has your business been a Chamber member?We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber for 43 years!
What is the best part about being a Chamber member? The people at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce are THE BEST. This organization really does take the lead in building our community by involving businesses from the entire Siouxland area. They care about this community and the dedicated staff and volunteer leadership groups of the Chamber really do make a difference.
What is a fun or surprising fact about your organization?United Way of Siouxland is 99 years old, and the United Way movement was started in 1887 in Denver by a woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi.
Read more on "#MemberMonday: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland" »
What services do you offer?Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles) ages 5 through young adulthood in the Siouxland area.
How many years has your organization been a Chamber member?We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber for 19 years!
What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member?There are many amazing benefits of being a Chamber member! We have enjoyed being a part of Connect 101 and have loved getting to connect with and learn from all of the other leaders. We love how supportive the Chamber is of our organization. They are always willing to help promote and broadcast any special events or job openings we may have. We are very proud to be a 19-year Chamber member!
What is a fun or surprising fact about your organization?Many people think that Bigs can only be individual adults, but you can actually sign up to be a Big Couple or a Big Family as well! Big Couples and Big Families are for people who are in a committed relationship that get matched with a Little Brother or Sister and show them what a household of love and support looks like.
Read more on "#MemberMonday: Great Southern Bank" »
What services do you offer?Great Southern Bank offers a variety of financial products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposits, loans, and more, to meet the needs of personal and business customers.
How many years has your business been a Chamber member?We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce for 11 years.
What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? The best part about being a Siouxland Chamber member is the availability to extensive resources that they provide for member businesses through networking, educational roundtable events and legislative advocacy at the state and federal level.
Their continued efforts to advocate for the Siouxland community; its families and businesses, match closely with Great Southern Bank’s core values of teamwork, mutual respect, and understanding what really matters:
Commitment to make our community a better place to live, work and do business
Commitment to provide services and capital to help our community grow and prosper
Commitment to encourage our associates to actively participate and be involved in our community
Commitment to supporting our local businesses and agencies through charitable giving
What is a fun or surprising fact about your business?While we pride ourselves on providing personalized service with a hometown feel, Great Southern Bank operates more than 100 offices across 11 states, including 95 banking centers, six loan production offices, and one home loan office.
Read more on "#MemberMonday: Theodore’s Academy" »
What services do you offer?We offer preschool and childcare services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
How many years has your business been a Chamber member? Our business opened in March 2020 and has been a Siouxland Chamber member since December 2019.
What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member?The best part about being a Siouxland Chamber member is knowing we have additional support from our business community. We also love all the connections and resources the Chamber provides its members.
What is a fun or surprising fact about your business?Our center is build around the idea that the natural exploration of the great outdoors is a priority. Our age groups are categorized by a garden theme, seedlings, sprouts, blossoms, and little gardeners. We incorporate nature into at least one lesson plan a day per age group and do as many outdoor activities as possible. We have bird baths and bird feeders at the windows of the classrooms. The children have experienced toads, birds, bugs, wildflowers, crops and more.