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Annual Events

Every year the Chamber holds annual events to commemorate our members, our accomplishments and our community. From the annual meeting to summits and conferences, the events are a great way to learn, network and celebrate with other Chamber members and the people of the Sioux Falls area.

Ag Appreciation Day

Each August, the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with dozens of area businesses, sponsors Ag Appreciation Day in conjunction with the Sioux Empire Fair. Approximately 5,000 area farmers take part in a free meal sponsored by the Chamber and served by its member volunteers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hundreds of Chamber member volunteers help support the activities of the Agri-Business Division throughout the year.

Contact Holly Rader for more information.

Legislative Coffees

During the state legislative session, Sioux Falls area legislators (Districts 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 25) return home to report to their constituents about the major issues of the current session. Several coffees are held on Saturdays during the legislative session and legislators answer questions posed by constituents in a moderated format. These events are free and open to the public.

Contact Justin Bentaas for more information.

Good Morning Sioux Falls

This informative event is held twice each year, once in January as a preview to the South Dakota Legislative session, and again in the spring to talk about issues like summer road construction projects, recent elections and other business issues. Good Morning Sioux Falls is also a great way to network with other Chamber members over a tasty breakfast.

Annual Meeting

The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting offers a unique opportunity for our members to celebrate the business accomplishments from the past year and preview the Chamber’s vision for the upcoming year. The Annual Meeting, typically held in October, is the largest gathering of business professionals in the region and it kicks off the next Chamber year.

Crossroads Summit

The Crossroads Summit is a one-day, biennial conference put on by the Chamber’s Young Professionals Network. The event attracts professionals from all industries around the region to network, learn and build relationships.

Cybersecurity Conference

Businesses of every size need a cybersecurity plan. At the Chamber’s annual Cybersecurity Conference, you can learn from experts in the field what you can do to protect your business.

Sioux Empire Livestock Show

The Sioux Empire Livestock Show is an annual tradition dating back to 1956. This event brings thousands of people from across the nation to Sioux Falls for several days of market and purebred livestock shows and sales. Volunteers and members of the Chamber make sure that everything runs smoothly. Contact Holly Rader for more information.

Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature

This one-day event takes place in Pierre during the legislative session. Chamber members can meet and visit with state legislators and show community support for Sioux Falls area issues being discussed in Pierre. Members leave Sioux Falls in the morning on buses, attend a luncheon in Pierre featuring top government officials or legislative leaders, watch session in action and host an afternoon social before returning to Sioux Falls. Contact Justin Bentaas for more information.

Legislative Coffees

During the state legislative session, Sioux Falls area legislators (Districts 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 25) return home to report to their constituents about the major issues of the current session. Several coffees are held on Saturdays during the legislative session and legislators answer questions posed by constituents in a moderated format. These events are free and open to the public.. Contact Justin Bentaas for more information.

Inside Washington

Each member of South Dakota´s congressional delegation is invited to join Chamber members for a luncheon meeting to discuss issues of importance and answer questions from Chamber members in attendance. The event provides the chance for a valuable exchange of ideas and information between members of Congress and the Sioux Falls area business community. The Chamber’s Issues Management Council sponsors the Inside Washington series, which is typically held in late summer. Contact Justin Bentaas for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rain or shine, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held in downtown Sioux Falls on the Saturday prior to St. Patrick’s Day. The day’s festivities kick off with the annual Painting of the Shamrock, and people come from around the region to watch the parade. This annual event is held in cooperation with the Sioux Falls Irish Club.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Among the days of national remembrance, none is more moving to Americans than Veterans Day. Each year on November 11, the Chamber’s Military & Veterans Affairs Committee partners with local veterans organizations to host a program honoring our nation’s veterans. The program is free and open to the public.

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