Monday, July 2, 2018

Attend Our July Speed Networking Lunch


South Sioux City Chamber of CommerceSouth Sioux City Chamber of Commerce prides itself on hosting events that are beneficial to all community members, and our July Speed Networking Lunch event is no exception! If you’re a local business owner in town, or just want practice in a networking setting, here’s your chance.

South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce is hosting their next networking event on July 19th, from 12-1:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to make next business contacts and connections within the community and to talk to other like-minded professionals in the business. Stop by during your lunch hour and share your business cards with other attendees.

The event will be hosted at the Delta Hotels by Marriott South Sioux City Riverfront, which is located at 385 E. 4th Street, in South Sioux City. Admission is $15 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. We’d like to thank Powell Broadcasting and LegalShield for sponsoring our event and for being a supporter of the South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce.

Wondering how a networking event would be beneficial to you? Here are some reasons you should attend:

  • Networking events allow you to meet people you probably would have never met otherwise. It allows you to make new business contacts from around your area and grow connections with new people in the community. People who have a lot of knowledge, no matter what it’s about, tend to like to share that information with others who are willing to listen. This is a perfect opportunity to learn some new things, not only about running a business in a certain industry but the area you’re located in.

Speed Networking Event
  • Attending networking events that are put on by a specific group, such as a Chamber of Commerce, allows you to meet key members of the community. If you make a good impression, these members are more likely to spread the word about you and how the work you’re doing is important.
  • Not only do you get to network and meet new business connections, but talking to others who either own a business or have experience in the business world is a great way to learn about different ways to run your company and promote your business.

If you’d like to attend our next networking event, you can find all of the relevant information listed above on our Chamber of Commerce website. We can’t wait to network with you!


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Summertime and Livin’ is Easy: Cardinal Festival Days offer something for everyone.

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer and festival season! Whether it’s music, dancing, food, car shows, activities for the kids or just simply exploring the area, Cardinal Festival Days has a little something for everyone. The ninth annual event is June 8th and 9th in South Sioux City and features exciting events throughout the day. The event begins with at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, 8th Chamber Coffee Hour at the Riverview Outdoor Center. The downtown Block Party celebrations begins at 6:00pm featuring the local favorite band - Top Down. There will be a Beer Garden and local food trucks.

The fun continues all day Saturday starting bright and early with the annual Cardinal Festival Soccer Tournament at 8:00 a.m. Events following the tournament include South Sioux City’s Cooperative Learning Gardens Tours at 9 a.m., 1030 5th Avenue (behind Tri-State Communications). The High School All-Class Social begins at 1 p.m. at the school with, 50 years of Year Books, history and snacks. The parade kicks off at 4 p.m. from Klasey Park.

A non-judged Show and Shine car show will allow festival participants to view beautiful and unique classic cars. Dash plaques and goody bags will be given to the first 75 entries in this exciting event. The event is set to start at 5 p.m. Kids will love playing in the bounce houses and will be entertained by magicians starting at 5 p.m.. Everyone can try their luck at some amazing prizes during FREE Bingo from 5-8 p.m!

Rounding out a fun-filled day will be a family drive inn movie at dusk followed by the Fireworks Extravaganza! If this doesn’t get you excited for the summer, we don’t know what will! Mark your calendars and get ready for some fun with your family!

Cardinal Festival Days
 

What: 9th annual Cardinal Festival Days
When:
Friday, June 8th, 2018
Downtown (1st Avenue behind the new fire station), South Sioux City
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Riverview Outdoor Center, 1280 Riverview Drive, South Sioux City

For more information and a complete lineup of events visit: http://visitsouthsiouxcity.com/visitors/events/cardinal-days/
https://www.facebook.com/Cardinal-Festival-Days-390808517630258/

 
The South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and prosperity to our local businesses! Call us today to see how we can help you grow your business through networking and other activities. Be part of the community and Join Today by calling (402)494-1626 or visit us online http://www.southsiouxchamber.org.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Embark on Art in the Park...


 “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton

Art has a way of drawing people together (pun intended) while building community pride and appreciation for culture. Mark your calendar for the first annual Art in the Park, May 12th at Crystal Cove. Art in the Park, is the first  Arts festival in South Sioux and is a project through the Leadership Dakota County. Christine Wolf, Deb Copple, and Gabe Gill, who are members of the 2018 Leadership Dakota County class, have organized the free, family-friendly event which will feature visual artists from the region, local non-profit groups, children’s art and activity center, street performers, food trucks and more. 

The festival was opened up to all artists and craftspeople within accepted medium categories ensuring the event will have a little something for everyone. Just a few of the featured artists will include:
  • Vonglan Pottery from Norfolk, NE
  • Kristy Tremayne From Homer  Custom made Santa Claus’
  • Sue Morfeld – Jewelry
  • Steve’s Photos – Local, Regional, International Landscapes, wildlife and historical landmarks.
  • NYE Street Studios, Features Unique perspective photography of Nebraska, other states and overseas.
  • Jay Lewis – Western Art.  Drawings, Paintings, Wood Sculptures, 2D and 3D Mixed Media
  • Siouxland Artists – Painting, Glass and Jewelry.
  •  Lakeport Pottery - Lynn Johnson from Sioux City.
  • Expressive Arts - from Akron, IA.
  • Johny Binkard from Ponca - Watercolor, Wearable art.
Not only do art festivals pull the community in, the economic benefit cannot be denied. According to Arts & Economic Prosperity, the United States nonprofit arts industry generated $134 billion in economic activity during 2000, including $53.2 billion in spending by nonprofit arts organizations and $80.8 billion in event-related spending by arts audiences.Art in the Park
Introducing your children to art has also been linked to an increase in development, including, motor skills, cultural awareness, language development, decision making, visual learning, and, Inventiveness. 
 
According to a report by Americans for the Arts, art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life. “If they are exploring and thinking and experimenting and trying new ideas, then creativity has a chance to blossom,” says MaryAnn Kohl, an arts educator and author of numerous books about children’s art education.
 
Furthermore, studies have shown a correlation between art and improved academic performance.  Art in the Park
If that hasn't convinced you enough to stop out and enjoy this amazing event, what if we mentioned there will be balloon animals, face painting, and a food truck with funnel cakes, kettle corn, spiral potatoes, and lemonade! See you there! 

Crystal Cove
W 39th St & Timberline Drive
South Sioux City, NE 68776
The South Sioux Chamber of Commerce loves spotlighting community events and showcasing our beautiful community.  With long-standing roots in our community, our mission is to increase business, quality of life, and employment in the greater Siouxland Area. If you are interested in becoming a member, or want to learn more about upcoming events please visit http://southsiouxchamber.org


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

5 Historical Landmarks to Visit While in South Sioux City


In addition to the many wonderful restaurants and stores to visit while in South Sioux City, there are a few historical landmarks you’ll want to add to your list of places to visit. These landmarks are what makes South Sioux City so interesting, and makes it fun to learn about the history of our great city.

Blackbird Scenic Overlook
Blackbird Scenic Overlook
Lewis and Clark and 10-men climbed a hill to the burial site of Blackbird, an Omaha Chef who died four years earlier of smallpox. Today you can view a modern model of an earth lodge and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Missouri River. This beautiful site also contains information about the Omaha Tribe.

Dakota City Train Depot
Constructed in 1922, this one-story brick depot building is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This facility was a key link in the Omaha to Minneapolis rail corridor from 1922 until 1957 when it was abandoned. The rails and ties are still located immediately north of the building.

Fourth Street, Historic District
Historic 4th contains a concentrations of late – 19th century commercial buildings. Most of the larger buildings are notable for their distinctive Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture popular to the late 1800s. The area features antique and specialty shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Flight 232 Memorial
This beautiful memorial is located on the riverfront, near the Anderson Dance Pavilion. Commemorating the heroic rescue efforts shown by the Siouxland community after the crash of the United Flight 232 in 1989, the statue depicts Colonel Dennis Nielson carrying a child to safety.

Lewis and Clark Wayside
Lewis and Clark Wayside
This scenic overlook is located on the bluffs of the Missouri River, about 3-miles from where the expedition had their longest encampment. It’s also about 4 miles from where they caught over 1,300 fish in one day. This outlook commemorates the historic discovery and provides a breathtaking view of the beautiful Missouri River.

Sergeant Floyd Monument
This 100 foot high stone obelisk memorializes Sgt. Charles Floyd who died on the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. The memorial overlooks a breathtaking view of the Missouri River, it was the first historic landmark registered by the U.S. Government in 1960.

We hope you’ll visit these amazing landmarks in South Sioux City, along with the other amazing landmarks we have to offer. Visit our website to learn more about these landmarks, and find other activities to do while visiting our beautiful town.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Explore Our Area Nature Parks


There is something invigorating about getting our children and families outdoors! We truly benefit from the great outdoors. Studies show children who grow up experiencing natural environments may benefit developmentally and have a heightened environmental awareness as adults than those who don't.

At Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, we would like to point you to the great outdoors, beginning with many of our area parks.  

Albertson Bridgeview Park
Albertson Bridgeview Park
This park features fifty flags. The idea was a flag representing each state to commemorate patriotic pride in honor of all the servicemen and women during the Desert Storm War.  This is the place to take school age children as they are learning about the US and the history our fifty states!

W. 6th Street & Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE

Cottonwood Cove Park
A 4.5-acre park located on the banks of the Missouri River. Features a public boat ramp, camping, shelter and play equipment.

14th & Hickory
Dakota City, NE
(712) 251-2189

Curry Park
Located at Crystal Cove Park dedicated to Jerry Curry and his family that has done so much for our community.

Covington Park
W. 4th & 5th Avenue, South Sioux City, NE

Crystal Cove Park
Crystal Cove ParkA beautiful park located on the Southwest corner of South Sioux. Crystal Cove is a 60-acre park with lake, 1.5 miles bike/hike trail, nature trails, fishing & shelter for rent. In 2005 underwent a $1.5 million renovation project to dredge the lake to improve habitat enhancement. Here you can see  over 200 species of birds and wildlife.

Visitors love their bird watching The lake is stocked 3 times yearly with fish for summer and winter ice fishing. In 2011 a new 18-Hole Disc Golf Course was installed.

South Sioux City, NE 68776


Dakota Gardens
16th & Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE

Danish Alps State Recreation Area (SRA)
Near Hubbard, Neb. is a 746-acre state recreation area on Kramper Reservoir, a 226-acre lake. Danish Alps includes RV and tent camping, equestrian camping facilities, day use areas, a walking and hiking trail and excellent angling and wildlife watching opportunities.

Kramper Reservoir, a 226-acre lake, was planned with shoreline fishing and boat fishing in mind, and a wide spectrum of aquatic habitat features were incorporated to make this new reservoir suitable for fish to reproduce and grow rapidly. The lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, walleye and channel catfish. Anglers are reminded that Kramper Lake is a no-wake lake and that live bait fish are not allowed. Boaters are asked to clean, drain and dry their boats to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels. A Nebraska park entry permit is required for each vehicle entering the park.

Hubbard, NE Contact Nebraska State Park System for reservations 402-755-2284.

Klasey Park
Located 1 block off of Dakota Ave. It is home to Voss Fields & the SSC Legion Baseball. Voss Fields host multiple tournaments each summer including District and State Tournaments.

W. 11th & 1st Avenue
John Douangdara MemorialSouth Sioux City, NE

John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park
This memorial is incorporated into a five-acre dog park, pays tribute to the devoted four-legged companions whose dedication to their masters was unparalleled in combat.

The park houses the Memorial in honor of fallen Navy SEAL, John Douangdara, who along with 29 fellow service members and his assault dog, Bart, were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan in 2011. It is connected to the Siouxland Trails system.

1101 Foundry Road,
South Sioux City, NE

Raymond Park
E. 23rd & C Street
South Sioux City, NE

Scenic Park
South Sioux City Parks & Recreation Department offices are located in Scenic Park. It is home to an 85 site Campground with full and basic hook-ups, SSC Outdoor Pool, newly remodeled tennis courts, playground equipment, shelters for rent, Missouri River boat ramp, Riverview Ball Complex, Dible Soccer Complex & home of the Jeffrey C. Dible Multiuse Complex.

801 Riverview Drive
South Sioux City, NE
(402) 494-7531

Siouxland Freedom Park

Siouxland Freedom Park
Here is 55 acres of land located in the heart of Siouxland along the banks of the Missouri River. In full view of the river’s bluff it is easily accessed from I-29 by simply crossing the Veterans Bridge, and turning directly onto Riverview Drive. The park houses the Memorial Dog Park in honor of fallen Navy SEAL, John Douangdara, who along with 29 fellow service members and his assault dog, Bart, were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan in 2011. It is connected to the Siouxland Trails system.

Construction of a 5,000-square-foot Interpretive Center will be completed within the year.

On site - a 250’ granite wall engraved with more than 58,000 fallen service members from the Vietnam War. A fifty-space lighted concrete parking lot with a 150’ flagpole that flies the 30’x60’ American flag, are adjacent to the Wall and Interpretive Center.
1801 Veterans Drive,
South Sioux City, NE 68776

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Where to Eat in South Sioux City!


Where to Eat in South Sioux city

Here at the South Sioux City Chamber, people are always asking us for restaurant recommendations. Here is the full list of restaurants in Siouxland that are also members of the Chamber:
5030 Sergeant Road
Sioux City, IA - Iowa 51106
(712) 224-0700
Experience some of the best craft beer, along with some Tavern Bites, Taproom Starters, and our hand-tossed wings.
Pizza Ranch
3116 Floyd Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 222-1777
Speciality pizzas ranging from the customer favorite The Roundup, Stampede, Bacon Cheeseburger and Tuscan Roma - roma tomatoes, spinach and alfredo sauce.  Giddy Up!  
Map to Pizza Ranch

Mi Familia
618 Dakota Ave.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 404-8191
Enjoy live music while sampling authentic Mexican food where you can get anything from tacos to steaks to whole fish dinners. Chile Rellenos, shrimp salad, and the fried ice cream are only some of the favorites.
Map to Mi Familia

4601 Dakota Ave.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-5471
Truck stop with homemade food, all-day breakfast.  A Great place to shutdown and enjoy a break from a stressful day!  Try the chicken-fried steak,  Denver omelet, or the sour cream pie.
116 E. 21st St.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-4006
Chorizo taco, carnitas and carne asada tacos are unbeatable at La Juanita.  People can't stop talking about the pickled carrots.  Best of all, they have a convenient drive-thru.  

3900 Dakota Ave., Ste. 1
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 404-8080
The go-to place for lunch.  Soup and salad bar, with a wide selection of sandwiches and breads to choose from. People love the cheeseburger soup!   Finish your lunch with a homemade dessert.  
Mi Rancherita
1512 Dakota Ave. Suite C
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 404-2960
Fresh, affordable, and authentic Mexican food from burritos to horchatas. The flan for dessert doesn’t disappoint!  
2126 Dakota Ave.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-2999
Try the Fireball Express (Hot!), the Pepperoni & Green Olive pizza, or the signature Rosie’s pizza.  
611 W. 29th St.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
Excellent Mexican Seafood.  Stuffed fish fillet and fried whole snapper are some of their favorites.  Top off the evening with mini donuts and ice cream.  

Please also take the time to visit these establishments it you are looking for delicious, fast and convenient food. 

Dairy Queen
1201 Dakota Ave.

Pizza Hut 
1601 Dakota Ave.

Hy-Vee, Inc.
2501 Cornhusker Plaza South

Hy-Vee, Inc.
2501 Cornhusker Plaza

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
111 3rd St.

El Mexicano #5
605 West 29th St.

Sam’s Club
4201 S. York St.

Wendy’s Restaurant
1702 Cornhusker Dr. 

The Koffie Knechtion
419 Gold Rd.

Subway
2720 Dakota Ave.

Wells Enterprises, Inc.
1 Blue Bunny Dr.

Laos Asian Market
115 W. 9th St.

Bimbo Bakeries USA
3723 Dakota Ave.

Aggies 
107 Sergeant Square Drive 

Burger King
2000 Cornhusker dr.

 McDonald's
 600 Dakota Ave

Walmart
601 Cornhusker Dr. 

South City City Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and prosperity to our local businesses! 

Call us today to see how we can help you grow your business through networking and other activities  (402) 494-1626 !