Leadership Madison – Growing Leaders and Community Involvement October/November 2014

A newsletter of the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
October/November 2014
Leadership Madison – Growing Leaders and Community Involvement
Chamber Leadership Madison begins for the
13th year. Twenty five participant Chamber
members are a part of the 2014-15 class with the
Mission “to grow future leaders”.
Front L-R: Mitchel Nuttelmann – Falcon
Plastics, Inc., Lexy Sattler – Dakota State
University Foundation, Breanna Terry – PPD
UHMW Industries, Lindsey Callies – Farmers
Insurance – Herr Insurance Agency, Amber
Alfson – Dakota State University, Mike
McGillivray – City of Madison, Daniel Coomes
– East River Electric Cooperative.
Middle L-R – Megan Schneider – FirstLine
Funding Group, Garry Eggert – Manitou
Group-Gehl Company, Stacy Mueller – State
Farm Insurance-Randy Schaefer, Mandie
Miller – East River Federal Credit Union, Jami
Kooiman – Manitou Group-Gehl Company,
Charlotte Charles – Madison Community
Hospital, Melanie Anderson – Wells Fargo
Bank, Kirsten Thuringer – Madison Daily
Leader, Roger Olson – PPD UHMW Industries.
Back L-R: Troy Long – Manitou Group-Gehl
Company, Neisha Bjorklund – FirstLine
Funding Group, Stephanie Johnson – Persona
Inc., Kaitlin Thomas – Golden Living Center,
Cassie Potter – Madison Farmers Elevator,
Carrie Mennis – Montgomery’s Furniture,
Aaron Olson – Manitou Group-Gehl Company,
Dustin Ragsdale – Wireless World, Amber
Schmidt – Dakota State University.
On September 16 the twenty five participant class of Leadership Madison were very busy
learning about themselves, one another, and the community. In thirteen sessions, from
September 2014 to March 2015 Leadership Madison teaches the skills that will help enable
participants to reach their leadership potential as well as an increase awareness of and
involvement in the Madison Community.
Program goals are in leadership, personal growth, awareness, involvement and
networking. One goal is to increase participation and responsibilities in community
activities and networking with others interested in improving the community. To meet this
goal, the group is divided into five small groups to work on a community project of their
choosing. The committee shared past projects and outcomes while also providing project
ideas for consideration by Leadership Madison participant groups from member non-profit
and service organizations. In addition, each participant will donate hours to assist member
organizations or the Chamber with events and services to benefit the community and their
awareness.
A goal is also to familiarize the participants of the opportunities, needs, and resources
of the Greater Madison Area. Many Chamber businesses, organizations and individuals are
asked to provide tours, explain what they do and the impact upon our community or present
to the group on leadership. To date, one session explored healthcare in the community
including visits to Community Counseling Services, Golden Living Center, Bethel Lutheran
Home, and a presentation from the Madison Community Hospital. In a session at Orland
Colony, participants saw culture differences, the overall operation and the leadership style
of the colony. Other visits will include business, industry, manufacturing, and energy
provider tours, along with gaining an increased understanding of local government
leadership and services through visiting City and County Offices plus attending
Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature in January.
Another session will include local volunteer organizations where participants will hear
about the mission, objectives, and services offered and their impact on the community.
Participants are encouraged to become involved in and join community groups. Other goals
include cultivating leadership skills and enhancing the knowledge, confidence, and skills of
the participants while improving their effectiveness in interpersonal situations. Maria
Harder, Human Resource Director of Dakota State University, helped participants identify
their personalities and communication styles, leadership traits and those of others. Brenda
Hanley, a motivational speaker, of You Can Too, Inc. gave a presentation about working in
groups, overcoming challenges, and maintaining a vision to accomplish goals. Tom
Simmons, Senior Vice President of Midcontinent Communications, visited on the deliberate
pursuit of a culture of excellence as leaders and more will present on leadership including
Interim President Marysz Rames of DSU and a panel of local leaders.
Call us at 256-2454 | www.chamberofmadisonsd.com
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BOARD OFFICERS
Bernie Schuurmans
President
Ph: 256-2670
Madison Family Dental
Cotton Koch
Vice-President
Ph: 256-7717
Madison Central School District
Donna Fawbush
Secretary/Tresurer
Ph: 256-5666
Dakota Prairie Playhouse - DSU
BOARD MEMBERS
Liz Avery
Ph: 256-4536
East River Electric Cooperative
Scott Backus
Ph: 256-2049
Power Promotions
Cindy Callies
Ph: 256-6134
First Madison Insuranc
Shari Eliason
Ph: 256-4441
2nd Street Diner
Eric Sinclair
Ph: 256-4000
Montgomery’s Furniture
Dennis Slaughter
Ph: 256-2851
Krug Products, Inc.
Brenda Thompson
Ph: 270-0482
HJN Team Real Estate
EX-OFFICIO
Kelly Johnson
Madison City Commissioner
Ronald Golden
Lake County Commissioner
Dr. Marysz Ranes
DSU Interim President
Vince Schaefer
Madison Central School
Superintendent
Aaron Walter
Community Center Director
SFC Darin Rus
211th En. Co. National Guard
Julie Gross
Lake Area Improvement Corp
(LAIC) Director
STAFF
Rosie Jamison
Executive Director
Jennifer DeKam
Office Manager
Danese Johannsen
Special Projects
From the Board. . .
Happy November everyone! As I write, it
is the final days of October and election
advertising is flooding my TV, radio,
computer, even my drive to work! In only a
few days, it will all be in the history books.
As annoying as the constant advertising
gets, we must remember how fortunate we
are to have a voice in elections. If I were
writing earlier, I could tell you all about my
feelings about the candidates and ballot
issues and how they affect my family and
business. Luckily, no one will have to endure
my ranting, just my appreciation to live in a
country where I can freely speak my mind.
In this season of thankfulness, I am grateful
to the men and women who selflessly serve
in our nation's armed forces. Because of
their dedication we enjoy these freedoms
and so many more. Take a moment this
week to thank them for their service.
My family has called Madison home for
nearly eighteen years. We love this town! We
chose Madison to put down roots. We have
raised our children, run our business, and
built relationships. We are so thankful for
this community of schools, businesses,
churches, and the people who make it all
possible.
So how might we show our gratitude?
The holiday season is certainly a perfect
time to give back. Many organizations make
it easy to help those in need in our
community. The Angel tree, Food Pantry,
St. John's clothing room, and new this year,
Christmas for the Kids, an event to raise
funds for Christmas gifts for children in
need. The lunch, bake sale and country
store will be held on Sunday November 16
starting at 11:30 at St. John Lutheran.
Perhaps you have more time than money
to help this year. Simply volunteer your
time! Any of these organizations, your
church, or the Chamber of Commerce has
lots of opportunities to make a difference in
our wonderful community.
Please consider a way in which your
family can give back this holiday season.
Shari Eliason
GMACC Board of Directors
2nd Street Diner
Note from the
Director
ROSIE JAMISON,
Executive Director
Since my last update much has been
happening throughout your Chamber and
community.
The Chamber hosted the Welcome to DSU
Students with 16 businesses providing “A
Taste of Madison” and 60 members
participating in the Community Promotions
event and over 320 DSU students attending.
We appreciate the partnership with DSU as
we promote the Madison area so the students
want to call this community their university
home.
Welcome to DSU Interim President Dr.
Marysz Rames from your Chamber. We
appreciate her cooperative efforts with the
Chamber.
Chamber Leadership Madison Committee
began its thirteenth year with another record
number of twenty five participants. On
September 20 DSU Trojan Day Parade and
Football Game brought thousands of people to
our community to watch bands, parade
entries and friends/dignitaries on Egan
Avenue and Trojan Field. Your Chamber had
five parade entries promoting Chamber
committees activities and awarenessEducation, Community Promotions, Rec &
Tourney and Ag who partnered with the
Madison FFA Chapter. Rounding out the five
was your Chamber Board of Directors with
2014 Distinguished Service recipients Val
Burg of B&G Transportation and Bob Sahr of
East River Electric Power Cooperative. All of
which represented our strength of now 317
current members to promote business and our
community.
Madison Central School has been
successfully implementing the Career &
Technical Education Grant working with
businesses for student hands on learning for
credit and gaining experience in valuable
trade skills for high demand careers. On
September 27 the Rec & Tourney Committee
hosted the first GMACC Rooster Rush Golf
Social at the Lakes Golf Course and Bar &
Grill as an appreciation to Chamber.
October marked the 2nd Annual Madison
Manufacturing Days with tours and this year
an added - “Pride in What We Build”
Manufacturing Show Case promoting SD
Manufacturing Week and our member
business and industry. There are twenty six
manufacturers in the greater Madison area
and nearly 400 from the public, high school
and Chamber membership toured five
member plants learning more about products
produced and the economic impact our
manufacturers have upon our community and
beyond.
Prairie Village hosted a record number at
Hobo Marlin’s Pumpkin Train as their final
event of the season with 646 children enjoying
a great October Saturday in Madison. Ag
Committee
members
showed
their
appreciation to Ag producers during soybean
harvest for doing business with Chamber
members and also helped support the
Madison FFA Chapter Save Our Farm Youth
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GMACC Ag Committee - Ag Appreciation Note from the Director
Continued from page 2
October 10 at the new
program. Tourism, another major industry to
our community, was noted by our office as
Madison Farmers Elevator
Jennifer and I attended a regional association
GMACC Ag Committee Members on the
new scale before trucks came through.
Weighing in at a combined weight of 1940
pounds! Pictured L-R Rob Thuringer,
Committee
Chair-Peterson
Farm
Seeds/individual member, Susan HilmoeSioux Valley Energy, Kevin Jaspers-Farm
Credit Services of America, Craig WalkerGreat Western Bank, Mark Stoller-Madison
Farmers Elevator, Carolyn Rudebusch-Lake
County Conservation District, Dave EllensLakeco Crop Services and Darrell Gerdes–
Wells Fargo. Not Pictured here is Kasey
Gehrels – Helena Chemical Co.
meeting. These meetings deal with industry
updates, trends and 2015 opportunities for our
attractions and businesses.
Opening week of pheasant season was
promoted by 50 Chamber businesses and the
Rec & Tourney Committee through Rooster
Rush. Orange Jack O Lantern posters were
hung in over eighty Chamber member
businesses and organizations, inviting
children to participate in the Chamber Trick
or Treat event. Other options were provided
by member organizations for safe and fun
child activities.
Members had 2 ribbon cuttings, 1 ground
breaking and 2 open houses - Community
Counseling Services, Trolley’s, ECCO
Foundation residence home, Lake Area Town
Homes and Persona 20th anniversary. During
the last 2 months of 2014, six more Chamber
member
recognitions
are
planned
representing growth, progress and member
pride. We appreciate the public and member
supporting these recognitions, welcoming and
congratulating business and organizations by
attending these important events.
The Education Committee is coordinating
American Education Week activities and an
appreciation to educators throughout
November 16 - 22. Check out school children’s’
art work displayed at Chamber member
eating establishments and more.
The
Diplomat Committee Chamber Show and Sell
will be the largest ever with over 100 vendors
inviting visitors and residents to experience
shopping in Madison. Mark your calendar for
Saturday, November 29th as your traditional
shop the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the
DSU Fieldhouse and Dakota Prairie
Playhouse while coming to Madison for
holiday shopping.
2015
Chamber
Board
member
replacements are needed as terms are ending
for current board members. We depend upon
volunteer leadership and thank those who
have served as board members through our
mission “To promote our members, our
community, and economic development
resulting in a better quality of life.”
Holiday Promotions for the season will
include great options as you shop locally. New
this year is a store front holiday decorating
competition. Members will be competing for
Chamber recognition and to encourage area
shoppers to first look local to purchase
Christmas gifts. This helps fuel our
community economy and future growth. Also,
the Community Promotions Committee will
coordinate Hot Friday Holiday Promotion
with drawings for Chamber Bucks valued at
$500 over Thanksgiving Friday and Saturday.
In addition, the 12 Days of Christmas
promotion will begin November 30 offering
$3,000 over the 12 days with Chamber
business gift certificates weekdays from Dec 8
to 22 to encourage holiday shoppers to choose
to buy from Chamber businesses and register
often for the drawings.
The holiday season would not be complete
without the Day with Santa on Saturday,
December 13, an event full of activity, rides,
give away/drawings for toys and an
opportunity to have pictures with Santa from
9:30 to 12:30 at the City Armory. Watch for
many holiday events your Chamber members
are hosting by checking the Chamber
Calendar of Events and be sure to contact our
office with your events to share with the
community.
Your holiday season is soon here. Consider
Chamber Bucks, redeemable at Chamber
members for a full year as a great option to fill
your holiday shopping lists of friends,
employees and loved ones. I hope you enjoy
the upcoming holiday activities and events as
you “discover the unexpected’.
Did we miss something?
Send it to [email protected]
or call Rosie Jamison at 256 2454.
Candidate Forum held
on October 21st
GMACC Governmental Affairs Committee and American Association of University
Women coordinated a District 8 and Lake County Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October
21. Nancy Moose of AAUW pictured and Jada Emery of GMACC Governmental Affairs
served as moderators for candidates L-R Scott Parsley, Chuck Jones, Jeff Nelson, Leslie
Hein. District 8 Senate Candidates L-R Scott Parsley and Chuck E. Jones, House of
Representative Candidates – Jeff Nelson, Leslie Heinemann and Mathew Wollmann, Lake
County Sheriff Candidates – Tim Walburg and Scott Knisley and Lake County Commission
candidates Charles Scholl, Scott Pedersen and Kelli Wollmann. Over 80 attended the forum
at the DSU Science Center Auditorium.
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Leadership Madison continued from page 1
Thank you to members, the Chamber
Leadership Madison Committee, sponsors,
presenters and employers of registrants
making this a valuable program benefiting
all in the greater Madison area. Leadership
Madison Committee members coordinating
the program – Chair Kim Wermers, Carrie
Callies, Alicia Entringer, Gina Peak and
Board Liaisons Donna Fawbush and Dennis
Slaughter with the mission to “Grow Future
Leaders”. Leadership Madison sponsors are
listed below. THANK YOU!
Jim Iverson, Bethel Lutheran Community Administrator showing Chamber
Leadership Madison participants the Adult Day Care area of New Hope Day Services
Christmas at the Museum and
6th Annual Tree Display
Lake Country Historical Society/Smith-Zimmermann Museum will host a holiday
gathering and Christmas tree display in December. From December 4 – 31st trees will be
decorated by participating organizations of the community. Plan to visit the museum
throughout December and vote on your favorite tree through a donation that is then given
to a local charity or non-profit organization after the season.
On Sunday, December 14th Smith Zimmermann will celebrate Christmas at the
Museum featuring the Lebahn Family Train and musical entertainment that afternoon.
Plan to take part in the holiday through one of these opportunities by celebrating Christmas
at our local Smith Zimmermann Museum.
Thank you to 2014-15 Chamber
Leadership Madison Sponsors
Gold
Bethel Lutheran Community
City of Madison
Dakota State University
East River Electric Power Cooperative
Falcon Plastics, Inc.
Midcontinent Communications
PPD UHMW Industries—USA
Wells Fargo Bank
Silver
Aramark/DSU Dining Services
First Bank & Trust
Great Western Bank
Heartland Consumers Power District
Lake Area Improvement Corporation
Madison Community Hospital
NorthWestern Energy
Bronze
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Amert Construction Co., Inc.
Dairy Queen
East River Federal Credit Union
Farm Bureau Financial Services—Amber
Steinberg Agency
First Madison Insurance
Jencks & Jencks, P.C.
King Insurance Agency, Inc.
Krug Products, Inc.
Lakebrook TV & Appliance, LLC
Madison Airport/Riggin Flight Services
Madison Central/Middle School
Madison Daily Leader
Madison Family Dental
Nicky’s Restaurant & Lounge
One Stop
Pizza Ranch of Madison
Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Lounge
Stan’s Men’s & Women’s Apparel
State Farm Insurance—Randy Schaefer
Sunshine Foods
The Eyecare Center
The Pampered Chef—Rita Feldhaus
We Care Dental
Weber Abstract Company
Your investment makes this program possible to grow leaders for the future!
How Parents Can Be Involved
In Your Child’s Reading
Submitted article by 2014 Educator of the
Year – Dr. Vicki Sterling
The ability to read is truly a miracle.
Think about the straight and squiggly lines
which make letters and the brain is
supposed to quickly understand how those
scribbles are forming words. Those words,
which are not pictures, are to be read at a
speed to form pictures in the mind. Image
all
those
scrawls
producing
knowledge
and reading for pleasure.
Learning to read is a
miracle
classroom
teachers
see
daily.
Primary teachers see
children learning to read
while the upper level
teachers are continually challenging
students to gain more knowledge.
Research show children whose parents
read to their children will have more
success in school. Parents can help with the
evolving process of reading skills and
support the growth of their children as
readers. As adult readers, you use good
reading techniques which can guide your
child’s grow to be a strong adult reader.
First, you prepare yourself for what you
are about to read. If the reading is work
related, you scan through the text to see the
basic outline of the materials, look at any
bold print, charts, etc. before you start to
read. Your brain is preparing to learn. If
you are reading a novel, you have prepared
your brain because you have read books by
this same author or genre or the summary
seems inviting. Students’ need the same
preparation whether it is looking at the
cover and guessing what the book contains
or scan a science/social studies chapter to
prepare the brain for the new information.
A second way to help comprehension is
done during reading. Active reading adults
use a variety of strategies.
Making
connections is one way. The text relates to
something you have already read or seen or
hear about. Visualizing is when the brain
can see what is happening while reading.
This can occur when following direction or
reading a novel; your mind’s eye knows
what is happening. Another technique is
predicting. It is the anticipation question of
what will happen next.
Parents can
reinforce active comprehension with simple
questions. What other book have you read
like this one? What pictures do you have in
your mind as you are reading (or listening)?
Think about what was just read, now, what
do you think will happen next?
If text information is to be retained,
students need to think about what they
have read, just as they need to do in their
future adult reading. When adults get done
reading they share their knowledge maybe
at the office or use the new knowledge on a
project. Adults share novels giving others
reasons for reading. Students can be asked
simple memory questions like: What were
two things you learned? What was the best
part? What was most interesting?
The ability to read is a miracle and
understanding is a skill which can be honed
from birth to adulthood. Reading research
has helped teachers in strengthening
students’
comprehension
based
on
strategies which good readers and adults
use. Support your child with some easy to
use techniques at home as they grow in
their reading.
Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers
Return to Celebrate 6th year in Madison!
Article submitted by Donna Fawbush
Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, South Dakota is happy to announce the return
of the popular holiday concert tour: Off-the-Cuff’s production of Holiday Jam with the
Hegg Brothers, on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm.
This musical showcase features the talents of a 10-piece band playing Christmas
Classics and contemporary new arrangements in the lush, funky and soulful sounds of
Jeremy Hegg, Jon Hegg, and friends.
This year’s tour again includes Allison Nash and Charles Sanders, recently returning
from their international tour. 2014 also marks the return of multi-percussionist Derek
Hengeveld. Horns, sax, piano, guitar, and percussion round out the ensemble.
Holiday Jam is a long-running holiday tradition that continues to highlight new musical
twists. This year’s two-hour show features stories of the season, messages for the heart,
and music to lift the spirits. Holiday Jam is a twist on the season audiences will not soon
forget. You won’t want to miss it!
Tickets sales began on November 1st. For additional information or to purchase your
tickets for the Madison show, call the box office or e-mail, 605-256-5666 or
[email protected]
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EPA regulations
will be costly
for consumers
Submitted by GMACC Members: East River
Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. - General
Manager Thomas R. Boyko, Heartland
Consumers Power District - CEO Russell
Olson and Sioux Valley Energy - General
Manager/CEO Tim McCarthy
On June 2, 2014, the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) published a
proposed rule aimed at reducing carbon
dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power
plants called the Clean Power Plan. After
months of review, it is clear to us, the electric
power suppliers in the Madison area, these
rules will raise consumer electric rates.
The proposed rule mandates each state
develop a plan to reach an EPA-prescribed
level of CO2 emissions. In order to meet the
EPA requirements, existing coal generation
must be replaced with lower-emitting
sources such as natural gas, renewables like
wind or solar, or through energy
conservation.
Unfortunately, it is very costly to replace
existing generation sources that still have
useful life and, in some cases, are not
completely paid for, resulting in stranded
costs. Very likely, many coal plants, which
supply over 62 percent of our electricity here
in the Midwest, will be taken out of service.
Both the municipal and cooperative
power suppliers serving this area are
already leaders in the development of
renewable energy. Over 20 percent of our
power portfolio comes from renewable
generation, without considering our
hydropower resources. While we look for
opportunities to add to our renewable mix,
in reality, it’s not a base-load resource; the
wind does not blow and the sun does not
shine 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The EPA also suggests the goal could be
attained through energy conservation. In
this region, your power providers have been
promoting energy conservation for over 25
years and have invested millions of dollars
to assist you, the consumer, in purchasing
energy efficient appliances, lighting, and
heating and cooling equipment as well as
made
commercial
energy
efficiency
investments. We plan to continue these
programs because they make sense, but
unless we receive credit for our existing
achievements, we will be penalized for being
early adopters of energy efficiency. We need
to make sure the investments that have
already been made (and paid for by YOU—
the consumer) are taken into consideration
in the proposed EPA rule.
Finally, we believe the timeline laid out
by the EPA is unattainable and will lead to
significant increases in electric bills. We
have worked hard over the years to provide
our customers with reliable, affordable
service while minimizing our impact on the
environment. The EPA wants to impede our
ability to keep doing that.
SD Great Star Service Award Received
The South Dakota Department of
Tourism has recognized 156 businesses and
organizations in 46 communities across
South Dakota for their outstanding
customer service with 3 from Madison- Lake
Herman State Park, Walkers Point
Recreation Area and Greater Madison Area
Chamber of Commerce. The Great Service
Star Program is designed to identify and
recognize businesses that develop and
complete hospitality training programs for
their staff, recognize and reward employees
Lake Herman and Walkers Point - Louis Reif-Park Maintenance, John Bame-Manager,
Patty Heermann-Asst Manager and Sally Wolf-Campground Attendant
for offering great service, and find unique
ways to show customer appreciation. Jim
Hagen, Secretary of the South Dakota
Department of Tourism said, “The Great
Service Star program encourages the
continued development of skills and
techniques that make South Dakota stand
apart from other states. The recipients of
the award for 2015 designation have
continued to provide top notch service to
GMACC – Jennifer DeKam-Office Manager,
Rosie Jamison-Executive Director,
Danese Johansen-Special Projects
guests and are committed to the success of
the visitor industry in South Dakota
throughout 2014.
Businesses interested in pursuing the
Great Service Star designation and/or to
provide free customer service training for
their employees are encouraged to visit or
contact
the
Chamber.
http://sdvisit.com/programs/service/greatser
vice.asp.
AmericanNovember
Education
Week
16-22, 2014
93rd Annual
"Raise Your Hand for Student Success"
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The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
Education Committee is taking this opportunity to
familiarize you with the goal of American Education Week:
“To increase public awareness and appreciation for the
nation's schools, to encourage people to visit our local
schools, and to build community pride and support for
education.”
Here is a reminder of the economic impact of Madison
educational facilities to our community.
FACILITY
STUDENTS EMPLOYEES PAYROLL
Dakota State University
Madison Central School
St. Thomas School
Madison Christian School
* Includes Preschool
3,047
1,133
80*
31*
517
148
14
5
$21,854,795
$ 7,015,269
$ 294,321
$ 56,452
BUDGET
$37,614,192
$11,224,638
$ 456,304
$ 87,000
Appreciate the IMPACT of Education!
OVERALL
MADISON'S
EDUCATIONAL
FACILITIES
IMPACT
Unduplicated
Students
4,291
Employees
684
Annual Payroll:
$29.2 Million
Annual Budget:
$ 49.4 Million
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Madison Landmark Returns –
Prostrollo White Buffalo
Restored White Buffalo returns home with Prostrollo children near
In late August this year many area
residents and visitors found when stopping
at the corner of Washington and SE 10th
Street there was not the familiar Prostrollo
All-American white buffalo under the
flowing American Flag that we are so
accustomed to seeing. Children commented
when it was gone, Steam Threshing
Jamboree visitors and new DSU families
driving into Madison were confused when
given the traditional directions “turn or
keep going straight at the white buffalo” and
it was not to be found. Those of us using the
white buffalo in giving directions needed to
change because the familiar landmark was
removed for refurbishing.
Beginning in 1978 the white buffalo became
the trademark of Prostrollo All-American
Auto Mall. Since that time, it has only been
removed for refurbishing twice, once to
Sparta, Wisconsin where it was originally
purchased and again this fall to Huron by
air brush artist, Schaun Schnathorst. It is
the only one of its kind and stands 12 feet
tall, 20 feet long and weighs 2000 pounds. It
is the fiberglass replica of Big Medicine, the
most famous white buffalo ever born.
The Founder of Prostrollo All-American
Auto Mall, the late Jerry Prostrollo, chose
the company trademark as a tribute to our
Western Heritage and the important role of
the American Buffalo. It was believed by the
Plains Indians that anyone who gazed upon
the rare white buffalo was a favored one.
Similarly, by using the white buffalo as a
trademark,
Prostrollos
wants
their
customers to feel that they are favored ones.
Because of the significance of the white
buffalo and Jerry Prostrollos induction to
the Order of the White Buffalo for
exceptional work in economic development
by Governor Frank Farrar, 1969-1971, the
Prostrollo Company established it as their
trademark.
The Prostrollo White Buffalo, has returned
to his stand under the American flag this
fall for all to enjoy and once again be a
Leaving for refurbishing
resource for directions, topic of interest and
a tribute to the American West as we pass
by the busy intersection at the southeast
entrance to Madison.
More can be found on the story of the
Prostrollo white buffalo and “Big Medicine”
on their website at prostrolloautomall.com.
Chamber Rooster Rush Golf Social
On September 27 the Chamber Rooster Rush Golf Tournament was held at the Lakes Golf
Course. This was an event coordinated by the Chamber Rec and Tourney Committee promoting
hunting season and as an appreciation for members and guests. Six teams participated in this
initial event to promote Chamber members and Fall Hunting Season. The winning team with
a score of 33 (3 under Par) on the 9 hole round was: left to right Dr. Leslie and Libby
Heinemann, Charlotte Hart and Nancy Jacobson. The event included theme games, food and
beverages after the golf tourney at the Lakes Bar and Grill promoting hunting due to its
economic impact.
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Rooster Rush Promotion
GMACC Rec and Tourney Committee
promoted the importance of hunting
season with the opening weekend of
pheasant season. Sixty five Chamber
businesses were given posters, door
clings, hats and orange t-shirts promoting
this important impact upon the state’s
and our local economy annually.
Drawings for a SD Rooster Rush hunting
shirt were held at Classic Corner won by
Tasia Hart and at One Stop by Jason
Kearin. All promotional items received
were requested through apllication by
Greater Madison Area Chamber and
Lake Area Improvement Corporation
from the SD Department of Tourism.
Enjoy safe hunting with family and
friends the rest of the season for all
wildlife in 2014!
Successful Prairie Village
Pumpkin Train
Information submitted by Stan Rauch, Prairie Village Manager
The 2014 Prairie Village Pumpkin Train held on October 4th was a tremendous success,
thanks in part to the good weather. There were a record number of 646 kids under the age of
12 that rode the Prairie Village train to the pumpkin patch to pick their pumpkins. They were
accompanied by well over 1000 adults and teens. The previous record was 492 kids in 2012.
People from several counties in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa attended the annual event.
Depot Room &
Railroad Museum
GMACC Rec and Tourney Committee
members Tory Bickett and Laura Reed of
DSU promoted Rooster Rush at DSU just
prior to opening weekend!
CHAMBER SHOW AND SELL
Plan to attend November 29th. . .
registrations are still being taken
Continue the tradition or start one by planning to join your friends, shop at your
leisure anytime from 9:00 to 3:00, and grab a treat while there from concessions
provided by area groups. Variety of items from Home Distributor items, wood
crafting, handmade jams & Jellies, holiday crafts and décor and many more means
there is a little something for everyone!
As of press time, there is still space available for the 2014 Greater Madison Area
Chamber of Commerce Show and Sell set for Saturday, November 29th the
Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is the 6th year for the combined locations
across the street from one another with convenient parking. Contact the Chamber
to register for the event at [email protected] or 256 2454 for more
information.
Discover the Unexpected at the area’s largest show on November 29th in
Madison!
The Depot Community Room is available
for rent to the public as well as Chamber
Members. The Depot room is a great option for
your personal and business needs including:
baby & bridal showers, business meetings,
receptions, graduations and more. It is also is
our local railroad museum. Reservations and
rental agreement may be made through
the Chamber office at 256-2454 or
[email protected]
“We would like to welcome the following NEW members to the Chamber”
Bei Capelli Salon & Spa – Lacey Reuman
211 N. Egan Ave., Madison, SD 57042 – 605-256-3174
Founded in 1962 by A Rustic, Romantic Salon & Spa that tailors to your every need with
haircuts, colors, foils, waxing, facials, pedicures, manicures, acrylics, shellac & gels,
styles & wedding accommodations.
designArc architecture + design – Gary Zay
Groundbreaking
ECCO Foundation
408 4th St., Brookings, SD 57006 – 605-692-4008
www.teamdesignarc.com
A design firm that provides affordable, responsible and creative architecture and interior design
solutions throughout eastern South Dakota. Les Rowland owner in Brookings and Gary Zay
(resident architect of Madison). Recent area design services in Madison are: Madison
Community Counseling Center Expansion, ECCO Foundation House and the Madison Central
School Bus Garage.
Lakeview Runners – Janet Weber
PO Box 295, Madison, SD 57042 – 605-256-2172
Opening in 1997, Janet Weber is an owner & breeder of thoroughbred racing horses and
competes at a national level. Lakeview Runners has a 14 stall operation with pastures, hay
barn, stall barn & run-in sheds. Services include breeding, boarding & lay ups.
Madison Area Career Learning Center – Sandy Salley
223 S. Van Eps Ave. Suite 103, Madison, SD 57042 – 605-256-5320
Established in 1984, Madison Area Career Learning is non-profit organization that provides
adult education including literacy instruction, training for the GED exam, English as a second
language instruction, personal tutoring, community education courses and parenting classes.
The Edge 24 Hour Fitness – Adrian & Linda Smith
720 S. Washington Ave., Madison, SD 57042 – 605-310-1510
A convenient, comfortable facility specifically designed to assist members in transforming
their physical fitness. The vision of The Edge is to impact individual, family and community
fitness, health and wellness to a degree that positively affects their entire lives.
The ECCO Foundation held a groundbreaking at the site of future new home at
103 S. Liberty Ave. on September 12th. The home will be single level and have the
capacity of housing 8 individuals that are served by ECCO, Inc. with 24-hour
staffing. ECCO, Inc. Executive Director, Vick Kommes thanked members of the
ECCO Foundation Board of Directors, the people that ECCO serves, and their
employees for making this project become a reality.
E-Cig lounge - CJ& Brian Jordan
102 S. Egan Ave., Madison SD 57042 - 605 291-6583
Opened Fall of 2014, E-Cig Lounge is a relaxing lounge area to purchase
multiple flavors and different styles of e- cig devices for ages 18 and older
as a healthier alternative to smoking.
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October/November 2014
GMACC promoted at 2014 TROJAN Day
GMACC BoD &
Distinguished
Service Award 2014
Recipients L-R:
Shari Eliason,
Dennis Slaughter,
Cotton Koch,
Eric Sinclair,
Liz Avery,
Donna Fawbush
and truck bed –
President Bernie
Schuurmans, with
2014 Distinguished
Service Val Burg
and Bob Sahr
Not Pictured:
Scott Backus,
Cindy Callies and
Brenda Thompson
GMACC Recreation & Tournament Committee members Laura Reed & Tory Bickett
GMACC Education Committee entry with 2014 Friends of Education Bob & Christine
Sahr and Educator of the Year Dr. Vicki Sterling. Driver Robb Graham.
Combined Madison FFA Chapter members & GMACC Ag Committee Entry
GMACC Community Promotions Entry - Ron Wise of F&M Co-op driving
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October/November 2014
Education is a Team Effort
By Bob and Christine Sahr 2014 GMACC
Friends of Education
We are fortunate to live in a community
like Madison with a high quality
educational system starting with our
preschool programs running through K-12
and Dakota State University.
Our
teachers, administrators, and employees do
such a great job that it may be tempting to
watch from the stands and cheer instead of
getting into the game.
However, what greater service to our
community and to our future exists than to
play a role in educating our youth? Little
things do add up, and we, as community
members, have a great opportunity to
become more engaged in our educational
system. Let’s look at one example.
We act as the Kids Voting Coordinators
for the school district. While there are
many Kids Voting activities leading up to
the election, one day—Election Day—is the
big day with twelve hours of the polls being
open for kids to participate in a mock
election.
When you add up the number of people
involved from the community in making
Kids Voting a reality, it totals more than
100. These range from Sioux Valley
Energy’s Operation Round Up program
providing our funding, to the help of
teachers, administrators, and the local
media promoting the event, to the Prairie
Playhouse providing the space for our
voting booths, to the volunteers staffing the
polls.
All told, a lot of people donate just a
little time each to make Kids Voting a
success. What’s the impact? Hundreds of
students, even those who don’t vote, learn
more about democracy, and 200-300 kids
come, with their parents, to the polls on
Election Day. Take away the volunteer
support, and the program would fail.
So, our message to you is that even a
little help in the classroom, around the
school, or with an extracurricular activity
makes an impact when it is coupled with
similar efforts from others.
We thank the Education Committee for
the Greater Madison Area of Chamber of
Commerce for awarding us the 2014
Friends of Education Award. We know
there are far more deserving recipients and
are grateful to all who help educate our
children.
HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD?
Send your stories or events to [email protected]
or call Rosie Jamison at 256-2454.
Open House
Mills Property Management – Lake Area Townhouses
The new housing development Lake Area Townhouses located at 418 SW 8th
Street, were open for viewing on August 27th. Twenty-eight new townhomes offer
1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans that feature a range of premium amenities including:
attached garage, private patios, and a washer and dryer. Madison contact is Jamie
McKinney at 720 S. Washington Ave.
Open House & Ribbon Cutting
Community Counseling Services
On September 18th over seventy five visited the 10,000+ square foot newly
remodeled facility from the previous 3,500 square feet. The Madison CCS location
now includes a board conference room, activity and family rooms, enhanced
caseworker offices and client meeting rooms, reception area plus green space and
more that are all ADA compliant. CCS serves 7 counties with the Mission “to
promote healthy individuals and families in the communities we serve” and has
been located in Madison since 1990. New CEO, Belinda Nelson (center) extended
appreciated to all - the CCS Board, GMACC and the Madison community at the
event.
Do your Shopping Locally for the Holidays
November 22-23 Holiday Kick Off
November 28 -29 Hot Friday $500 in Chamber Bucks
Nov 30 – Dec 22 12 Days of Christmas
$3000 in Chamber Business Gift Certificates
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October/November 2014
NOVEMBER
10:00 AM .......................................................... Madison High School Veteran's Day Program
MHS Gymnasium
6:30 PM .............................................................................................. Creative Spirits Painting
The Lakes Bar & Grill
6:00 PM ................................................................................................ Billy Lurken Live Music
Mochavino
7:30 PM .................................................................. State High School Football Championship
Vermillion SD Dakota Dome
12:00 PM .............................................................. National Geographic Producer Kelly Sweet
DSU Science Center Auditorium
12:15 PM ................................................ The Edge 24 Hour Fitness Chamber Ribbon Cutting
720 S. Washington Ave.
6:00 PM ........................................................................ Larry Green & Gary Snow Live Music
Mochavino
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM .................................................... The Edge 24 Hour Fitness Open House
720 S. Washington Ave.
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.................... American Education Week - GMACC Education Committee
2:00 PM .......................................................................... Long Term Care Educational Session
Lake County Courthouse - Commission Meeting Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM ........................................................ Operation Christmas Child Drop Off
Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church 120 S.W. 2nd St.
5:30 PM ........................................................................ DSU Foundation Scholarship Banquet
Dakota Prairie Playhouse
6:00 PM ...................................................................................... Men's City League Basketball
Madison Community Center
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM .......................................................................................... Baby Care Class
Madison Community Hospital
4:00 PM .................................................. GMACC Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting
Depot Community Meeting Room
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM ...... CJ's Salon & More Open House & Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 5:15
102 S. Egan Ave.
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM ...................................................... Madison Area Career Learning Center
30 Anniversary Celebration and Chamber Reception
223 S. Van Eps Ave Suite 103
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ........................ Bei Capelli Salon & Spa - Ribbon Cutting & Open House
211 N. Egan Ave.
6:00 PM.................................................................................................................. Dive in Movie
Madison Community Center
.................................................................................. Chamber Business Shop Locally for the Holidays
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ........................................ Chamber Member Store Front Holiday Display
Participating Chamber Members
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM .................................................................... Annual Chamber Show & Sell
Dakota Prairie Playhouse & DSU Fieldhouse
DECEMBER
12/02/2014
5:15 PM ...................................................................... Lake County Historical Society Meeting
Smith-Zimmerman Museum
12/03/2014
12:00 PM .................................................................. GMACC - Education Committee Meeting
Nicky's Restaurant
12/04-25/2014
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM .............................................................. Foot Care Clinic - every Thursday
Madison Community Hospital
12/04/2014
6:00 PM ................................................................................................ Diabetes Support Group
Madison Community Hospital
12/05/2014
7:00 AM .................................................................................. GMACC Ag Committee Meeting
2nd Street Diner
12/05/2014
8:00 AM.............................................................................. DSU Discover Day - Tentative date
Dakota State University
12/05/2014
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM .............................................................................. Chamber Holiday Mixer
Depot Community Room
12/05/2014
7:30 PM .............................................................................. Master Singers Christmas Concert
St. John Lutheran Church in Howard
12/06/2014
8:00 AM...................................................................................... Youth Basketball Tournament
sponsored by MHS Booster Club, St Thomas School and Seizing SD Men's DSU Basketball group
Multiple Basketball courts in Madison
12/06/2014
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM .............................................................. Living Hope Wesleyan Toy Shop
Living Hope Wesleyan Church
12/06/2014
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ................................................................................ Reindeer Day• Lewis
12/07/2014
1:30 PM .................................................. 27th Annual Community Holiday Memorial Service
Ellsworth Funeral Chapel
12/07/2014
4:30 PM .............................................................................. Master Signers Christmas Concert
St. Thomas Catholic Church
12/08/2014
3:30 PM ............................................................................ GMACC Board of Directors Meeting
Depot Community Room
12/13/2014
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ...................................................................... Chamber - Day With Santa
Madison Downtown Armory
12/19/2014
8:00 PM .......................................................................... Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers
Dakota Prairie Playhouse
Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
& Member Upcoming Happenings
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
November 14th The Edge 24 Hour Fitness Chamber Ribbon Cutting
12:15 PM at 720 S. Washington Ave.
November 15th The Edge 24 Hour Fitness Open House
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 720 S. Washington Ave.
November 16th -22nd American Education Week – GMACC Education Committee
November 18th CJ’s Salon and More & E-Cig Lounge Open House
from 4:30 – 6:00 PM with Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 5:15 PM
November 20th Madison Area Career Learning Center 30th Anniversary
Celebration & Chamber reception 4:00 – 7:00 PM at 223 S. Van Eps. Ave. Suite 103
November 21st Bei Capelli Salon & Spa Open House
4:00 – 5:00 PM with Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 PM at 211 N. Egan Ave.
November 28th – December 31st Store front holiday display
Saturday, November 29th Annual Chamber Show & Sell from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at
the Dakota Prairie Playhouse & DSU Fieldhouse
December 5th – Chamber Member Holiday Mixer
from 5-7 PM at the Depot Community Room
Saturday, December 13th Chamber Day With Santa
from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the City of Madison Armory
January 27th GMACC – Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature Day in Pierre
Madison Area
Chamber of Commerce
MISSION STATEMENT
To promote our members, the community,
and economic development,
resulting in a better quality of life.
Open House & Ribbon Cutting
Trolleys
JANUARY
01/02/2015
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01/11/2015
01/16/2015
01/18/2015
01/25/2015
01/27/2015
02/15/2015
7:00 AM .................................................................................. GMACC Ag Committee Meeting
2nd Street Diner
12:00 PM .................................................................. GMACC - Education Committee Meeting
Nicky's Restaurant
4:00 PM ................................................GMACC-Community Promotions Committee Meeting
Depot Community Room
1:00 PM .................................................................................. Outlaw Ice Races on Lake Brant
Shore of Shipwreck Bar & Grill - Lake Brant
8:00 AM.............................................................................. DSU Discover Day - Tentative date
Dakota State University
1:00 PM............................................................................................................ Outlaw Ice Races
Shore of Shipwreck Bar & Grill - Lake Brant
1:00 PM............................................................................................................ Outlaw Ice Races
Shore of Shipwreck Grill - Lake Brant
6:30 AM – 11:00 PM .............................. GMACC - Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature Day
Pierre State Capital
Shore of Shipwreck Grill - Lake Brant
1:00 PM............................................................................................................ Outlaw Ice Races
Shore of Shipwreck Bar & Grill - Lake Brant
www.chamberofmadisonsd.com/events
Trolley’s old fashion ice cream parlor and homemade chocolate shop open house
and Chamber ribbon cutting was held on October 23rd. Over 50 came to sample
pumpkin cider, dipped strawberries, delicious chocolates and a dish of ice cream
with members and friends. Stop in for lunch, grab a treat in the afternoon or
gather with friends for an evening in downtown Madison at Trolley’s 201 S. Egan.
Congratulations owners Vicki and Ricky Johns!
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Save Our Farm Youth – The
Madison FFA Chapter provided SOFY for
the 3rd and 4th grade Madison School
students. This event was partially
sponsored by GMACC Ag Committee and
provided farm and outdoor safety
education along with fun for the children
while there. Stations were - tractor,
livestock, crops/plants, hunting and
lawnmower; then they have an
opportunity to experience a petting zoo
and hay bale maze.
Pictured are all of Madison FFA Members
involved in SOFY and advisor Lori
Christensen and Ag Committee member
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CHAMBER MEMBERS RECOGNIZED
First Bank & Trust Recognized Nationally in 2014
First Bank and Trust ranked 60th of the
top 200 healthiest banks nationally for
2014. DepositAccounts evaluates the
financial health of federally insured banks
in the country and grades each based on
capitalization, deposit growth and loan-toreserve ratios to come up with a health
score. Those with exceptional health are
listed among the top 200. This ranking is
for First Bank & Trust branches in
Madison, Sioux Falls, Garretson, Canton
and Watertown. First Bank is the 15th
largest bank in South Dakota with assets of
$603.6 million and has an A Plus health
rating. The bank was established in 1987,
and has 120 employees in seven locations.
The bank had an 11.2 percent return on
equity and $14.7 million in interest income.
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https://www.depositaccounts.com/banks/he
alth.aspx#healthiest Congratulations from
your Chamber!
Madison CTE Program Pushes
Manufacturing Industry
Information from the Governor’s Office of
Economic Development Spotlight series
during the 2nd annual SD Manufacturing
Week Sept 29-Oct 3
The Madison Central School District
hopes that its new CTE (Career &
Technical Education) program, a program
funded partially through a Future Fund
grant from the Governor’s Office of
Economic Development (GOED), can
prepare and educate its students to fill the
growing demand. In 2012 to 2013, South
Dakota manufacturers alone added 343
jobs. The idea started a year ago—at the
conclusion of SD Manufacturing Week
2013.
“When we took our kids out to tour the
local manufacturing companies during last
year’s Manufacturing Week, they were
completely mesmerized by what was
happening and being produced right here in
our hometown,” said Adam Shaw, Madison
High School’s principal. “That really got us
thinking we should implement some kind of
program promoting our manufacturing
industry.”
And so, planning for a CTE program
began.
Dustin Williams, plant manager for
Manitou-Gehl in Madison, was a key player
early on in the planning stages of the future
CTE program.
“When Dustin said, ‘I need welders, like
40 right now,’ we knew welding needed to
be a focus of this CTE program,” Shaw said.
“And thanks to his openness to training,
education and forward thinking, he’s
letting us use Gehl’s welding lab to train
our welding students.”
Through Madison’s newly established
CTE program, students are able to earn
dual credits for graduation, as well as earn
credits to begin completion of a welding
program offered through Lake Area
Technical Institute.
“Not only are we teaching these kids a
valuable trade skill, one that is in high
demand right now, but we are hoping they
go to a vocational school to complete the
welding program they’ve already started.
So often we lose valuable, highly-skilled
students to other states. Our hope is that
we can keep them here and hopefully see
them return home to a job right here in
Madison,” Shaw added.
There’s room to grow too. Madison’s CTE
program is offering other CTE courses in
specialty areas like culinary arts,
automotive and biomedical sciences.
“It’s more than sitting and learning in a
classroom. The kids will get hands-on
training that will eventually open many
more doors for them,” Shaw said.
MCH Received 2 National Awards
Submitted Article by Madison Community
Hospital – Carol Kleibacker
Madison Community Hospital has been
recognized as one of the Top 20 Critical
Access Hospitals in the country by the
National Rural Health Association. MCH
also ranked in the Top 20 Best Practices in
Quality among all critical access hospitals
in the nation. CEO, Tammy Miller, and
Madison Hospital Board of Trustees
President, Brad Wilkens, accepted the
awards at the organizations Critical Access
Hospital Conference on October 3 in
Kansas City Mo.
The Top 20 CAHs were based on ten
indices of strength including competitive
strength, competitive intensity, market
size and growth, population risk, cost,
charge,
quality,
outcomes,
patient
perspectives, and financial stability.
The ranking is based on data compiled
by iVantage Health Analytics. From that
ranking, The National Rural Health
Association, choose the Top 20 Critical
Access Hospitals. NRHA, a non-profit
organization working to improve rural
health care, considers Madison Community
Hospital an exemplar of best practices in
all of rural health care in the United
States.
Miller said, "MCH is proud of the efforts
of its physicians and staff who have
contributed to our hospital achieving this
designation. The primary goal of MCH is
to continue as a progressive, efficient and
well-managed health care institution
committed to quality medical practice and
high ethical standards. As always,
excellent local medical care is a top priority
of the Madison Community Hospital now
and for the future.”
Chamber note – Madison Community
Hospital employees 199 and has been
providing quality health care to the
Madison community for 125 years. The new
$36.8 million facility being built on the
south edge of Madison will allow them to
continue this tradition. We are proud of this
recognition earned by the Madison
Community Hospital healthcare providers,
staff and leadership. Visit their website or
Facebook page on the building progress
http://www.madisonhospital.com/newhospital-progress.aspx
Kiwanis 49th Annual
Pancake Feed
October 21st
L-R Chuck Robbins, Sheriff Tim
Walburg, Jeff Pearson, Leland White and
Dave Westbrock members serving Denny
Poppen and Chad Comes
GMACC Rec and Tourney Committee members Tory Bickett and Laura Reed
promoted Rooster Rush at DSU just prior to opening weekend!
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CHAMBER MEMBERS RECOGNIZED
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OF PERSONA IN MADISON
Persona Sign Makers | Image Builders Celebrated 20 Year in Madison at an event
held at the Madison plant including tours, activities and a picnic on September 25
with over 100 attending. Pictured are Neil Gilbertson Plant Mgr. with owners Dennis
Holien and David Holien seated. Congratulations!
Chamber Welcome to DSU Students
The Chamber Community Promotions Committee hosted 320 students for the Chamber
Welcome to DSU Students held on September 4th in the Madison City Armory. Thank you
to the 16 eating establishments who provided “A Taste of Madison”, Chamber members
who welcomed the students on behalf of the Chamber and encouraged them to use our
services, shop our businesses and become a part of our community while here. In addition,
19 Chamber businesses and organizations provided coupons or gifts for the Welcome to
Madison bags, assembled by people that ECCO, Inc. serves, encouraging students to stop
in and do their business or get involved in the greater Madison Community. The Chamber
also appreciates the assistance of the DSU basketball & baseball teams and coaching staff
for assisting with the setup and clean up for the event and Jim Stearns allowing us to use
the American Legion tables and chairs, the City of Madison allowing the event to be held
in the City Armory. THANK YOU TO ALL!
Secure Banking Solutions 3850 of
Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing
Companies in America
From Submitted Information by Tom
Church – SBS
In September INC. magazine ranked
Secure Banking Solutions (SBS) No. 3850
on its eighth annual Inc. 500|5000, an
exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastestgrowing private companies. The list
represents the most comprehensive look at
the most important segment of the
economy—America’s
independent
entrepreneurs. SBS joins Tough Mudder,
WeddingWire, and GoPro, among other
prominent brands featured on this year’s
list.
“Secure Banking Solutions is proud to be
included on this exclusive list of America’s
fastest growing private companies for two
consecutive years. Growth like this is not
possible without the outstanding teamwork
and innovation of our employees. This is
also not possible without all of the SBS
customers and partners who have put their
trust in us to help them protect their
valuable data. We thank you and look
forward to continuing to grow and improve
into the future.” – Kevin Streff, Managing
Partner
Secure Banking Solutions is an
information security consulting firm,
founded in 2004 and headquartered in
Madison, SD, that helps small to medium
sized financial institutions protect their
sensitive data. SBS has expertise to help
these institutions identify shortcomings in
their technology security structure and IT
regulatory requirements, and also offers
services to help correct these deficiencies.
Currently, SBS works with over 750
financial institutions in nearly every state
in the US, and has earned the endorsement
of bank and community bank trade
associations in South Dakota, North
Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa,
Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and
Ohio. SBS has grown to nearly 50
employees, and has sales offices in Kansas,
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, and
Arkansas. To learn more about Secure
Banking
Solutions
visit
www.protectmybank.com.
Inc. 500|5000 Selection process Companies ranked by Inc are based on
their revenue growth over a four-year
period and must have had a full calendar
year of revenue in year one of the four-year
period. Additionally, they have to be USbased, privately held, for profit, and
independently owned.
Thank You Members Providing
“A Taste of Madison”
at the DSU Student Welcome
Food & Beverage Contributors
2nd Street Diner
Casey’s General Store
Classic Corner
Dairy Queen
Gary’s Bakery & Café
Madison Discount Liquor
McDonald’s Restaurant
Mochavino, LLC
Nicky’s Restaurant
One Stop
Pizza Ranch of Madison
Scooby’s Convenience
Stadium Sports Grill
SUBWAY
Taco John’s
Trolley’s
GMACC Community Promotions Committee
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October/November 2014
Madison Manufacturing Days in 2014
October 1st and 2nd marked the 2nd annual Madison Manufacturing Days promoting the impact and opportunities in manufacturing throughout our community and beyond. Five
Chamber businesses and industries hosted community tours with nearly 400 people attending. In addition, 18 manufacturers and businesses displayed their products to over 90
visitors during a “Pride in What We Build” showcase that are distributed locally, regionally, nationally and internationally made right here in Madison.
Our local manufacturing statistics include: 26 businesses, employing over 1,000 people, with an average wage/salary of $35,975. These twenty six generated $355,090 in 2013 tax
revenue for our city and Madison area manufacturers generated $17,737,634 in 2013 taxable sales (source: SD Dept of Revenue). Thank you to all participating in the activities. We
look forward to the continued positive impact our manufacturing industries have upon our economy and future opportunities.
Tours were held at - Persona Sign Builders/Image Makers, Manitou Group (GEHL), Falcon Plastics, Rosebud Cabinetry and Lodging Furniture and Custom Touch Homes by owners,
managers and employees. More photos are available on www.facebook.com/MadisonSDChamber.
PERSONA Sign Makers Image
Builders Tours were led by Plant Manager,
Neil Gilbertson and Asst Plant Manager
and H.R. Manager , Stephanie Johnson for
nearly 100 on October 1st. Persona is the
5th largest sign maker in the country and
produce channel letter signs, large frames
and vinyl made signs in the Madison plant.
They are the largest producer or McDonalds
Restaurant signs, and the largest sign
manufacturer
internationally
for
hotel/motel signs. 2014 marks the 20th
anniversary of the Madison location. More
on http://www.persona-inc.com/
Falcon Plastics of Madison hosted public and students tours for over 60 where they
make injection and blow molded plastic products or components. Tours were led by co-owner
Shaun Riedesel and plant manager Ken Hatlewick along with Randy Morehouse, production
manager Greg Hudson and Human Resource Director Janet VanRosendale. Madison is one
of their 5 plant locations which employs 63 of their nearly 250 company employees in the
world – BrookingsX2, Lexington TN, China and Madison, SD. Learn more at
http://falconplastics.com/
Manitou Group -Gehl Company –130
community members and Madison High
School students toured the Madison facility
given by several guides. Plant manager
Dustin Williams (pictured) welcomed all
touring the Madison plant about the
company that manufactures Gehl and
Mustang skid steer loaders. The company
began in 1859 and has been in Madison for
41 years, since 1973. Manitou/Gehl does
business in over 70 countries and has over
80 different models manufactured from a
sheet of steel to an operational skid steer.
Currently they manufacture the largest skid
steer in the world the V400. The Madison
plant employs 325 and manufactures in
excess of 5,000 skid steers annually. Find
out more at http://www.gehl.com
Custom Touch Homes Inc. -tours were
led by Virginia McDonald, Chad Aker and
Jim Larson to over 75 community members
and students on October 2nd. Customized
homes are built in this climate-controlled
business in Madison. At the time of the
tours, twenty three homes were within the
facility at various stages of completion.
Their 60 employees build single and multifamily homes, light commercial and more
structures that are moved once completed to
local locations and to multi-states.
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October/November 2014
Rosebud Cabinetry & Lodging
Furniture – has been in Madison since
1972 and in business since 1965. Owner,
Brian Kern pictured below welcomed nearly
100 community members and students to
the plant along with John Aus, Chris
Gabriel and Kenny Blake who provided
plant tours. Rosebud makes cabinets from 9
different wood species with 24 door styles,
12 stain colors and 6 painted colors. They
employ 65 in their 62,000 square foot facility
in Madison and close to 100 in their four
locations: Madison & Tea SD, Owatonna
MN and Dickinson ND.
Their kitchen
cabinetry and lodging furniture is delivered
in 12 states by their own trucks and
furniture is sold in all states. In addition,
they sell overseas through government
contracts.
-Visit http://www.rosebudmfg.com/
Custom Touch Homes Inc.
Pride in what we Build Showcase
“Pride What We Build Showcase” held at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse on October 1. Eighteen of our companies displayed what they make with complimentary Gaylen’s
Homegrown Popcorn for all to enjoy while learning from our local companies. A few are shown below.
Global Polymer Industries Sly Dog Brandon Bunker and JoEllen TeKrony
Susan Overholt - Dakota Fixture & Cabinetry
& Susan Solid Surfaces Specialties
Keith Ulvestad Raven Industries/AEROSTAR
Chris Gabriel & John Aus Rosebud Cabinetry & Lodging Furniture
Dennis Slaughter Krug Products
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October/November 2014
It’s Getting to Look A Lot Like Christmas
This season the GMACC Community Promotions Committee will have a
Storefront Window Decorating Contest. You are invited to join the fun of the
holidays by supporting Madison area businesses when holiday shopping.
Chamber Member contestant storefronts will be on display from Nov. 28th –
Dec. 31st. The winning business will receive a prize and Chamber recognition
for their holiday inspiration and contribution to community cheer. “Discover the
Unexpected” in Madison this Holiday Season!
Chamber Bucks the Perfect Gift
The holiday season is near. Chamber
Bucks are a great gift for your employees,
teachers, coach, pastor, Secret Santa,
family or friends. Chamber Bucks are
convenient and can be used at over 290
Chamber
member
businesses
for
everything from gift items to entertainment
to recreation to gas to utility bills to cell
phone/Internet and groceries. They are
extremely versatile for anyone and any age
plus ensure your gift is supporting the local
economy.
Chamber Bucks . . . they are fast, easy
and convenient. Contact the Greater
Madison Chamber at 256-2454 or
[email protected] to place
your order. Thank you for shopping
Madison!
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