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Committee Information

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has numerous ways to get involved with committees. Click on the committee below to learn more about its purpose, activities and meeting times. Call (605) 336-1620 or email the staff contact to find out more information.


Committee Chair: Phillip DeGroot, the First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Purpose: To advance and promote the Sioux Empire as an agricultural center.
Activities: Ag Appreciation Day and the Sioux Empire Farm Show.
Meeting Time: Third Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m.
Staff Coordinator: Cindy Christensen
Committee Chair: Nathan Stallinga, Dakotabilities
Purpose: To provide a stable source of income via dues by securing new Chamber members through combined efforts with the Membership Department.
Activities: Membership sales and ribbon cuttings/groundbreakings.
Meeting Time: Third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.
Staff Coordinator: Amy Farr
Committee Chair: Jim Wiederrich, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith PC
Purpose: To enhance corporate responsibility in the Sioux Empire and to increase the number and percentage of businesses active in the Sioux Falls area community by subscribing to and becoming high-quality, corporate citizens.
Activities: Executive briefings and business tours and guest speakers.
Meeting Time: Third Thursday of each month at 11:30a.m.
Staff Coordinator: Pat Lund
Committee Chair: Brooke White, South Dakota Department of Transportation
Purpose: To provide an information-based forum and a pro-active membership addressing transportation issues for the benefit of the Sioux Falls business community.
Activities: Guest speakers on transportation issues.
Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.
Staff Coordinator: Justin Bentaas
Committee Chair: Julie Choudek, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Purpose: To qualify and provide orderly scheduling of capital fund drives.
Activities: Research, interview and select capital fund drives
Meeting Time: Second Wednesday August-January and as needed, at 7:30 a.m.
Staff Coordinator: Mike Lynch
Committee Chair: Thea Miller Ryan, The Outdoor Campus
Purpose: To market and showcase the city of Sioux Falls in order to expand the numbers and accommodate the needs of visitors to the city.
Activities: Involvement in the Sioux Falls visitor industry´s efforts to bring visitor business to the city.
Meeting Time: Fourth Thursday of each month at noon
Staff Coordinator: Kathie Puthoff
Committee Chair: Sheila Hoff, Keller Williams Realty of Sioux Falls
Purpose: To maintain membership strength in the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Activities: Membership Mixers, Good Morning Sioux Falls, Operation Thank You, ribbon cuttings/groundbreakings, Member to Member Discount program, new member visits and membership retention.
Meeting Time: Second Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
Staff Coordinator: Pat Lund
Committee Chair: DeeAnn Konrad, Sioux Falls School District
Purpose: To promote and enhance the contributions of education to the Sioux Falls area.
Activities: Superintendents´ Roundtable, education presentations and school-business partnerships.
Meeting Time: Periodically on the fourth Thursday.
Staff Coordinator: Justin Bentaas
Co-chairs: Bill Peterson, Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
Purpose: To be proactive in identifying and studying issues that impact the Sioux Falls area business community and proposing solutions and positions that preserve and enhance the business climate.
Activities: Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature, Good Morning Sioux Falls, Inside Washington, Candidate Forums, Legislative Coffees
Meeting Time: Second Thursday of each month at noon
Staff Coordinator: Justin Bentaas
Committee Co-Chairs: BG (ret.) R.J. Clifft and BG (ret.) Ronald W. Mielke
Purpose: To advocate for the future of Joe Foss Field, the South Dakota Air National Guard and other military units in the Sioux Falls area
Activities: Advocating on behalf of military units in the Sioux Falls area and South Dakota
Meeting Time: Various times
Staff Coordinator: Mike Lynch
Committee Chair: Maj Gen (ret.) Robert T. Bray, Sioux Falls School District 49-5
Purpose: To coordinate, promote and monitor military, veteran and veterans support facilities activity within the Sioux Falls area.
Activities: Armed Forces Day program, Veterans Day program and guest speakers.
Meeting Time: Third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
Staff Coordinator: Valerie Willson
Committee Chair: Chuck Hughes, Small Business Administration
Purpose: To provide assistance and support responsive to the needs of small business.
Activities: Business Sense Workshops, Chamber Café, and business start-up information.
Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.
Staff Coordinator: Lauren Fosheim
Committee Chair: Kim Burma, Midco
Purpose: To develop and promote Sioux Falls as a regional sports and recreation center, provide volunteer support and create a positive economic impact through sporting events.
Activities: State tournament hospitality events.
Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of every other month at noon
Staff Coordinator: Justin Bentaas
Committee Chair: Marty DesLauriers, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Purpose: To cultivate an informed a nd involved young professional community in the Sioux Falls area in order to retain and attract young and diverse talent.
Activities: Create opportunities for personal development, civic involvement, networking with peers and interaction with community leaders.
Meeting time: Visit www.siouxfallsypn.com for a calendar of YPN events.
Staff Coordinator: Kayla Scholten

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