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2017 May Newsletter

May 22, 2017
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Relationships are vital for personal and professional growth.  This has been told to me many times by leadership within the companies that I have worked and also by some of the most prominent people in our community (yes many are SME members).  The work life/family life balance is an important one.  Juggling the time with family events seems to be a large commitment as are chasing around our kids and family Read more  

2017 April Newsletter

April 13, 2017
Jared

SME WOMEN IN BUSINESS SURVEY

April is one of SME’s largest months with multiple events occurring.   We kick it off with Suzie Humphreys energizing the membership with her creative and enthusiastic presentation at Calloways Event Center at 5:15 on April 18th.  A great perk about this evening event is the ability to network with everyone in attendance.  Please come and enjoy a great event with other SME members.   Thank you, Read more  

2017 March Newsletter

March 15, 2017
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What a Great February we had!  Not only was the weather incredibly reasonable for a February, we had some things to celebrate at SME.  First, was the SME Excellence Awards® honoring our own SME member Mr. Bernie DeWald as the 2017 South Dakota Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year™.  The committee put on an incredible show that showcased Mr. DeWald as a true ambassador for Sioux Falls.  It was very Read more  

Women of Excellence Nominations Needed

March 8, 2017

SME Sioux Falls Seeks Women of Excellence Nominees

SME Sioux Falls is seeking nominees for its annual Women of Excellence awards.  Women can be nominated by a corporation, agency, civic organization, school, place of worship or other group/individual.   Nominations accepted for five categories.

Nominate Women of Excellence

The 5 categories are as follows:

Excellence in Marketing

Ideal nominees for this award excel in the field of marketing and advocate for their business and their marketing industry within the community.

Excellence in Sales

Ideal nominees for this award excel in the field of Sales and make a significant contribution to their company’s overall revenue Read more  

2017 SME February Newsletter

February 7, 2017
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In this February newsletter, I want to connect SME’s membership with the term “entrepreneurship”.  Entrepreneurship is defined by the businessdictionary.com as someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity and, as the decision maker, decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced. 

I also researched the top five qualities of a successful entrepreneur by entrepreneur.com  1) Self-discipline, 2) integrity, 3) Read more  

2017 January Newsletter

January 7, 2017
JARED
Ready or not 2017, here we come!!  

2016 is now in the past but it was a great year for SME and the Sioux Falls area!  Here are some of the highlights: great SME speakers, honoring Evan Nolte, a great president (thanks Shelly for all your work), all-time new high for building permits, sporting successes (SDSU, USD, Augustana, SF Storm, SF Skyforce, and the Women’s NCAA tournament games) and we can’t forget the Read more  

2016 December Newsletter

December 8, 2016
Hello December!! 
Jared !
Winter is nearly here (ok it feels like it at least) and the Holiday season is upon us.  As I look at the first few months of being president of SME, I have heard some incredible speakers such as Meridith Elliot Powell speak on selling value through sales.  Her passion and presentation was strong and got rave reviews.  Then Carl Gould spoke about understanding and managing the sales process.  He Read more  

2016 November Newsletter

November 14, 2016
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November is one of my favorite months. Fall is here, football is in full force, the pumpkin pie and turkey is just about in the oven, but most of all we celebrate our thanks!  I am thankful and blessed for so much in my life.  One of those blessings are the people I call friends through SME.  We are an organization of strong leaders that want to just do better with Read more  

2016 October Newsletter

October 11, 2016
WOW what a speaker Meredith Elliott Powell was.  Sure she said some things that we might have known but she also took some concepts and shed some incredible light on
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them.  For instance, 20% of the population keep their heads down and focus on the solution.  So there are 80% of us complaining and thinking of the negative verses working to find the solution?  I find this a powerful guide especially Read more  

2016 September Newsletter

September 6, 2016
j. ducommun
Mission Statements….  Most organizations have them.  Many are very detailed.  Some are vague.  Some are impactful. Here is a definition of a Mission Statement from Wikipedia. “The mission statement should guide the actions of the organization, spell out its overall goal, provide a path, and guide decision-making. It provides "the framework or context within which the company's strategies are formulated." It is like a goal for what the company wants to do for Read more  
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