The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce serves the tri-state region including the cities of Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; South Sioux City and Dakota City, Nebraska; and North Sioux City and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota by promoting economic development and quality of life for the region.

It’s the intent of this blog to share the stories and news of our 1,100 + members as well as demonstrate how hard the Chamber is working for the betterment of the community.  If you are a chamber member and have something or someone at your business of interest, please let us know!

The Voices behind the Blog:

Claire Gibbons

Hello! My name is Claire, and I’m one of this Spring’s social media interns.  Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, I’m currently in my freshman year at Morningside College working toward a double major in Graphic Design and Advertising with a minor in Music. I’m excited to be here and can’t wait to get right into blogging and social media with the Siouxland Chamber!

Katie Brannen

Hi!  I’m Katie and I am one of the new Social Media Interns here at the Chamber!  I am very excited to be working here this semester.  I am originally from Fremont, Nebraska.  I moved to Sioux City in 2007 for school.  Currently I am a senior at Morningside College (I graduate in May!!).  My field of study is Corporate Communications and Advertising with a minor in Spanish.  After graduation I hope to stay in the Siouxland area!

John Stanek

Hello all! My name is John and I am the new Social Media Intern here at the Chamber! Born and raised right here in Siouxland, I hope to bring my accessible skills of media and networking to benefit this town. I am currently enrolled at Western Iowa Tech where I am studying Photography and the great world of Mass Media! In my spare time I enjoy forest trekking, spinning tunes, and being foolishly hilarious. You can start looking forward to my blogging and pictures around the city. It’s going to be a fun ride :)!

Jaci Huang * Jaci Huang completed her internship with the Siouxland chamber in August 2010.

Hell0, my name is Jaci. I am a new intern here at Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. I will work with Kaitlin this summer to update our information and events in Facebook, Twitter and other social medias.

I am a graduate of Morningside College. I came here last summer as a member of an exchange program. I am from southeast coastal city of China. Since I’m from a warm city, I was really surprised of the winter here in Sioux City! I hoep to add variety  to Chamber, and I believe it will be  a great place to work for and gain broder knowledge!

I’m looking forward to work here!

Kaitlin Tow * Kaitlin Tow completed her internship with the Siouxland chamber in August 2010.

Hi, I’m Kaitlin! I just finished my freshman year at Briar Cliff University and chose to stay in Sioux City for the summer, helping Siouxland Chamber of Commerce as a social media intern. I’m looking forward to a great summer of blogging about the awesome stuff the Sioux City area has to offer!
I play soccer for the Briar Cliff Chargers and like to spend my free time drawing or goofing off with my friends. I’m a currently a Biology major at Briar Cliff, but my interest in media and economics leads me toward getting a Computer Science or Business minor.

Chelsey Meyer * Chelsey Meyer completed her internship with the Siouxland chamber in May 2010.

Hi! My name is Chelsey Meyer, and I was born in Holstein, IA and attended Galva-Holstein High School. I played several sports in high school including volleyball, basketball and softball. Upon graduation I chose to attend Morningside College to study Mass Communications. Along the way I chose to pick up a double major in Mass Communications and English, and also a minor in Business. I will graduate from Morningside on May 8th (also my birthday!) and hope to obtain a position in the public relations field.

Lindsay Washburn *Lindsay Washburn completed her internship with the Siouxland chamber in May 2010.

Hello, my name is Lindsay Washburn, and I am one of the interns at Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. I was born right here in Sioux City, and raised just down the interstate, in Sergeant Bluff. I went to school there from the time of kindergarten all the way through my senior year of high school. I attended Western Iowa Tech Community College for two years before transferring to Morningside, where I will graduate this Spring.

IanIan Banks * Ian completed his internship with the Siouxland chamber in Dec 2009. We were grateful for all his help and wish him the best in his future career goals.


Sarah Thiele * Sarah completed her internship with the Chamber in August 2009 and will return to school for her senior year. On behalf of the Siouxland Chamber, we wish Sarah the best and thank her for all the entertaining articles and committment to our social media efforts.


2 responses to “About

  1. Awesome blog sight! Kudos to the staff for updating Siouxland’s image and getting the word out on our fabulous area!

  2. Zach and Sarah-

    First, I think its so awesome that the Chamber has social media interns!

    I just wanted to quickly reach out to you guys because my company (Lava Row, a social media education firm based in Des Moines) is putting on a “social media for business” educational seminar next Wednesday in Sioux City.

    I hope that this event can be of value to your membership base and would love to get you more details via email. (Would love to meet you at the event, too!) If you’re interested, please reach out to me at nathan [at] lavarow [dot] com or @nathantwright on Twitter. Hope to hear from you guys!


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