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Listen to Virginia…

Circle logo “For a business to continue to grow, you need to keep brushing up on your skills. Our company offers a lot of training for our agents, but we also need to focus on growing our employees. I was excited to hear the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce was sponsoring a local seminar on Customer Service. As COO for CENTURY 21 ProLink, I know customer service is very important to client retention, so I am sending my front-line employee to this seminar. We need more opportunities to have programing like this in our backyard, so support this seminar today and sign up your employees.”

Virginia Anderson
Century 21 ProLink

A Passion For Service Workshop
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Holiday Inn Downtown
701 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, IA  51101

Morning Workshop: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information or to register for this Customer Service workshop, click here.


Participate in the Sioux City Explorers 1st Annual Spread the Warmth Drive

Spread_the_Warmth_DriveWith the Holiday and winter season approaching, cold weather is among us. The Sioux City Explorers want to help keep everyone warm this winter by hosting their first annual “Spread the Warmth Mitten and Hat Drive”.

All donation items received by the X’s will be provided to the Salvation Army of Siouxland and distributed in conjunction with their annual Coats for Kids campaign.

To help spread the warmth, please stop by the Explorers’ winter offices located at 600 Stevens Port Drive, Ste 105 in Dakota Dunes, SD (between Tyson Foods Corporate office and Oral Surgery Associates) and donate a pair of mittens or a stocking hat and receive a pair of complimentary tickets for any 2014 Sioux City Explorers home game during the month of May.

“We are so excited once again that the Sioux City Explorers have partnered with the Salvation Army of Siouxland to help boys and girls in need this Holiday Season. The Explorers glove and hat drive will be a home run in making Christmas bright for many children throughout Siouxland,” comments The Salvation Army Corps officer Capt. Von R. Vandiver.

Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, December 18th. Help the Sioux City Explorers Spread the Warmth this season and keep Siouxland children warm, while also receiving your opportunity to enjoy the warmth of the summer at Lewis & Clark Park.

Whistle Stop Consignment Shop Celebrates their 2nd Anniversary

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The Whistle Stop Consignment Shop is celebrating Whistlestop Consignment2
its 2nd anniversary, Saturday, December 14! We specialize in antiques, vintage jewelry, collectibles, and other vintage items. Our many customers and vendors have helped to make our store a great success! Come visit us downtown at our one-of-a-kind antique store. We are having huge sales and refreshments. Located at 506 Nebraska Street, the Whistle Stop is the place to be! You never know what you’ll find. Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Saturday.

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Biz Tech Expo – Tomorrow’s Technology Confusion Unraveled

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You’re a business owner and when you talk to your IT guys, it’s like they speak a BizTech_Logo2foreign language, or you’re a business owner and you don’t have IT guys.  You need to attend the 3rd Annual Biz Tech and Small Business Expo, December 12th at Bev’s on the River from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The event is sponsored by Fibercomm, Quality Telecommunications, NetSys+, Powell Broadcasting including special displays by Kingsbury Electronic Systems.  At the Biz Tech Expo you’ll find ways to enhance your bottom line, answers to those technical questions, and enjoy an exciting luncheon speaker, Hugh Weber, curator of OTA.  For more information go to or contact Craig at 712-239-2100.

Volunteer Appreciation and Grand Re-Opening Celebration


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

GiGi’s Playhouse
Volunteer Appreciation & Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Saturday, November 23, 2013
1551 Indian Hills Dr., Ste. 6 and Ste. 7
Sioux City, IA  51104
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come check out our playhouse!  We have doubled our space so we can serve more children with Down syndrome and their families!

GiGi’s Playhouse-Sioux City has grown because of the support of Siouxland, the surrounding communities and the wonderful volunteers.  Please come join GiGi’s Playhouse families and friends as we celebrate YOU and all you do for children who have Down syndrome!  Snacks and beverages will be served.

Please RSVP by calling 712.226.PLAY (7529) or email


Join the Sioux City Conservatory of Music presenting The Ooks of Hazzard and Jonny 2BAGS November 2nd at the Orpheum


ARTilicious: An epicurean showcase returns for its second appearance at the Sioux City Art Center!

ARTilicious invite-1ARTilicious will be held at the Sioux City Art Center on October 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. and is a collaboration between the Sioux City Art Center and Hy-Vee Food Stores with exquisite food, exclusive wines and beers and cooking demonstrations. This festive event highlights Hy-Vee’s vast culinary talents with displays and tastings for all your holiday and party needs. Guests at ARTilicious will enjoy countless offerings from wholesome comfort foods to refined gourmet selections appropriate for any holiday celebration whether a casual family brunch, a formal dinner celebration, hors d’oeuvres for a cocktail party or a festive buffet. All of the menu items will feature pairings of premium wines and specialty beers from Glazer Distributors of Iowa.

Some of the scrumptious food offerings include: Carved top round roast, shrimp cocktail, edamame, California roll sushi, smoked salmon, an olive bar, Import and Domestic cheeses and many others sure to tantalize your taste buds. The samplings of wines and beers at ARTilicious are festive additions to your party plans. You are sure to find a libation that is unique, unexpected and meets your entertaining needs perfectly!

A Silent Auction of ArtSplash Artisan artworks will also be a highlight of the evening, helping you start your holiday shopping with unique items for your loved ones! ARTilicious benefits Art Center’s ArtSplash in its planning for Labor Day Weekend 2014.

Date:      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time:      5 – 8 pm
Place:     Sioux City Art Center
Tickets: $35 – Art Center Association Members; $40 – non-members  

For more details or to purchase tickets:
712.279.6272 ext. 200


Support the Research & Cure of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Whispering Creek Active Retirement Community Spaghetti Dinner – Thursday, September 12th

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Nature Calls Hits Tenth Year – Bigger Than Ever

NC_2013 10th YearWhere can you sample 30 types of beer, bid on unique auction items and visit with artists about their work? At the “Nature Calls” fundraiser, of course. The event is Saturday, September 14th at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The casual evening includes nature art, beer tasting, raffles, silent auction and live auction. Guests can sample 30 select brews and craft beers. This year is a true tasting, with separate tables of Oktoberfests, Stouts, IPAs, Ambers, and Wheat beers. There is an additional table of sweeter brews and alternatives to beer. And in honor of the 10th Anniversary there will be a special Mystery Beer Table—to be revealed the night of the event. Delicious food and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will also be available throughout the evening.

NC_2013 10th Year“This event is casual and tons of fun. We have people looking forward to it every year because of the relaxed atmosphere and unique combination of artists, beers and auction items,” said Dawn Snyder, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Programs Director. “It is our tenth year for this fundraiser and we continue to be humbled by the generosity of our donors and local community support.” added Snyder. “Funds from past Nature Calls have been used for the Nature Center indoor exhibits, the Raptor House and the newly opened Discovery Forest Nature Playscape.”

This year’s Live Auction event includes a 42” VIZIO 3D TV; tickets to the Chiefs vs. Giants football game in Kansas City; a special 10th Anniversary Quilt featuring the animals from the past years; a trip to a vacation home in Wisconsin; fine jewelry; original artwork; beer novelties and many more wonderful items. In addition, more than 80 Silent Auction items have been donated for the event.

Advance tickets for “Nature Calls” are $30 and are on sale now by contacting the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center at 712-258-0838 or online at

Tickets after Noon on September 13th are $35 each. Proceeds from the event go to special educational programs at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.

For more information on “Nature Calls” contact Dawn Snyder at 712-258-0838. A complete listing of auction items, sponsors, artists and beers featured at the event is listed at

J & L Enterprises Staffing & Recruiting is Currently Filling Nearly 400 Positions


J&L Enterprises Staffing and Recruiting, located at 219 W. 7th in Sioux City, IA, has nearly 400 positions open to fill in the Sioux City area for companies who are looking for part-time and full-time employees, from entry level to executive.
J&L plans to hold two job fairs in the next few weeks:  September 9, from
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and September 11 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

As John Wockenfuss, President of J&L explains, “We need workers, whether they are from our immediate area, outlying areas, or even across the nation who would like to relocate here. If you need work, we have jobs.”

Kelly Conolly, Vice President of J&L adds, “These are good paying jobs in the Sioux City area. We need people to apply to help out our local employers who need to fill their demand.”

You can find out more about how J&L  can help your company by viewing this informational video:

For More information and all job postings visit the J&L Web site, or contact Susan at 712.224.2090 or e-mail to