Speaker Date Topic
Jodi Schwan Jul 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Retail Convention Update & Making a News Outlet Profitable Today
Retail Convention Update & Making a News Outlet Profitable Today

They’re two industries that touch all of us – retail and media – and both are going through a period of similar evolution and disruption. Jodi Schwan is uniquely positioned to observe both. As the publisher of online news source Sioux Falls.business, she is pioneering a new media model while chronicling the many other Sioux Falls industries – including retail – that are going through their own changing business models. Jodi will touch on the overall health of the Sioux Falls economy, market trends and upcoming development, along with detailing the changes in her own industry and how she believes they mirror changes in the retail industry, drawing on years of gaining national insight at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual RECON convention.

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 40 clubs in the world.

 

Speaker Bio: Jodi Schwan is the founder of Align Content Studio, which provides content marketing strategy, production and distribution to clients in a wide range of industries. She also develops and oversees Align's original content brands including www.SiouxFalls.business and provides business news and analysis to KSFY-TV and KELO-AM. Jodi is a former editor, broadcaster and columnist who also served as chief of staff for the city of Sioux Falls from 2006 until 2010. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.

Meet the 2019 SD Hall of Fame Inductees Jul 29, 2019 11:30 AM
South Dakota Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees - Dick Brown & Clyde Frederickson
South Dakota Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees - Dick Brown & Clyde Frederickson

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 40 clubs in the world.

Avera Human Performance Center Aug 05, 2019 11:30 AM
Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA
Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA

Dr. Jonathan Buchanan from the Avera Human Performance Center will discuss how the new facility on the Louise Health Campus will allow Avera to serve athletes of all ages and ability levels as well as promote overall health, wellness and balance throughout a lifetime.  This new facility will focus on the needs of people who want to improve their overall physical performance or recover from injuries through sports medicine, orthopedic, therapy, and sports performance training services.

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 40 clubs in the world.

 

Speaker Bio:

Jonathan Buchanan, MD, CAQ, MBA, at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, is a board-certified internal medicine physician with specialized training in sports medicine. Dr. Buchanan provides sports medicine and orthopedic care for all ages and specializes in using ultrasound technology to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries. In his free time, Dr. Buchanan loves spending time with his family, including his wife and four children. He also enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons, playing sports, sky diving, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, camping, reading and volunteering for church activities. https://www.avera.org/doctors/profile/jonathan-buchanan/

Arc of Dreams Aug 12, 2019 11:30 AM
Jim Clark & Paul Schiller
Jim Clark & Paul Schiller
Arc of Dreams Director, Jim Clark and team member, Paul Schiller will highlight the recently completed Arc of Dreams project and express its gratitude to the Downtown Rotary Club for its early and significant support of this massive, inspirational sculpture.

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 40 clubs in the world.

Speaker Bios:

Jim ClarkGrowing up in Sioux Falls Jim Clark dreamed of being an active contributor to the hometown he loved.  And, during his 36-year business career he firmly established himself in the Sioux Falls community with successful  pursuits first in banking and then as Xcel Energy Principal Manager of South Dakota.  But, he explains his biggest dream for Sioux Falls actually began back in 1970.  As a young, traveling student in Rome, Italy Jim was captivated with the sculptures incorporated into the St. Angelo bridge.  Years later, this glorious display of public art stirred his ambition to create the much-heralded community project called Sioux Falls SculptureWalk.   Today this massive undertaking of annually placing scores of sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls is celebrating its 16thyear. Jim Clark, a "northend" neighborhood kid embraced a big dream and made it a reality.

Paul Schiller, a member of the SculptureWalk team approached Jim with another big dream. His idea was to build a magnificent sculpture spanning the river downtown in tribute to South Dakota visionaries.  Paul and Jim promptly contacted renowned sculptor and SD Artist Laureate Dale Lamphere. Together they developed a suitably colossal monument that symbolizes the daunting challenges and accomplishments of determined South Dakotans.  That monument, called the ARC of DREAMS now rises nearly seven gleaming stories skyward over the Big Sioux River. It stands as testimony of those stalwart folks who preceded us. It also is encouragement to those who succeed us to make this area an ever better place to live, work and enjoy. 

 

The SculptureWalk dream team is sincerely grateful to Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary for being one of the very first major sponsors to support this masterwork.

Paul Schiller – Photography has always been Paul Schiller's greatest passion.  He started his career as a photojournalist, and after co-founding Lawrence & Schiller in 1976 and later Five Star Call Centers with his business partner, Craig Lawrence, Paul has returned to his roots as a fine art nature photographer.  He and his wife, Koni (a fellow Downtown Rotarian) created Acts of Nature, an innovative imaging company specializing in "interior landscaping".   The two make a perfect team with Paul's artistic eye and Koni's astute capacity for personal customer service.  

Paul has been the official photographer of SculptureWalk each of the sixteen years of the program's existence.   His gift for intriguing graphic presentation has enhanced the SculptureWalk experience for hundreds of thousands of sculpture admirers.  Six years ago, he and Jim Clark initiated the concept of a signature sculpture rising majestically above Sioux Falls' historic downtown as a tribute to the vigorous spirit of South Dakotans.  With support exclusively from private donors, like the Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary Club, that magnificent structure now stands in proud testimony to dreamers from our past, present and future.