Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Learn More About the South Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

For over 100-years, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has entertained the people of South Sioux City and the surrounding areas with they’re beautiful sounds and entertaining performances. They’ve grown from just a 30-piece college ensemble to a 90-member professional orchestra. The start of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra can be traced back to 1915, when the Morningside College Orchestra started, with the first public performance by the South Sioux City Orchestra being on February 27, 1916.

While the Conductor position has been passed around to only five other musicians, Ryan Haskins became the sixth Music Director and Conductor of the symphony in 2009. Ryan has proven himself to be an innovative and creative concert director and continues to draw crowds from surrounding areas for the orchestra's performances. During his tenure in the UK, Ryan held many positions with renowned ensembles and participated in many different festivals worldwide. Along with being an inspiring young conductor, Ryan also has a passion for inspiring young musicians, and often holds workshops around the world to help young musicians develop their skills and passion for music.

Ticket prices range depending on where you’d like to sit and can cost anywhere from $15 to $75. Season ticket holder options are also available. In addition to reasonable ticket prices, you don’t have to worry about dressing up to go to the symphony anymore, there’s no dress code! One of the biggest questions we get is, “Is it kid-friendly?” You know your child better than anyone else, so if you think your child would enjoy spending time watching an orchestra performance, we’d love to have them join you. Our performances are about two hours long, so if you think your child wouldn’t be able to sit through that, the symphony may not be the best option for them until they’re older.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has a long, rich history in the South Sioux City area. Since the beginning, their mission has been to enrich the quality of life in Siouxland through symphonic music. If you’d like to learn more about the history of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, you can visit their website, and if you’d like to learn more about the current Music Director and Conductor Ryan Haskins, you can find that here. The South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce loves that we have such a diverse cultural presence in this area, and we can’t wait to see you at the symphony! For more information on the businesses in Siouxland, you can visit our website and like our Facebook page.


South Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

Monday, February 18, 2019

Why Supporting Small Businesses is Important

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With big box stores and online retail giants slowly but surely wiping out mom-and-pop shops across America, it’s more important than ever to support small businesses. While wonderful initiatives such as Small Business Saturday promote shopping locally, it’s very beneficial to have that “shop small” mindset year round. Read on to learn the benefits of supporting your local small businesses.

Better service.
Local shop owners are very invested in their businesses, meaning you’ll receive top-notch customer service from them and the people they employ. Small business owners often hire people who are knowledgeable about the products they are selling and will also take the extra time to get to know customers and build relationships.

More support for the local economy.
Money spent in small businesses usually stays within the community, benefitting the local economy. Small local businesses also provide jobs to residents, so supporting mom-and-pop shops means more job opportunities within the community. Small business owners are also usually intent on supporting their fellow small businesses, further contributing to a healthy local economy.

Investment within the community.
Small business owners are usually intent on supporting their fellow local businesses, further contributing to a healthy local economy and sense of community. Local businesses owners live in the communities they serve, therefore are more invested in the community’s future and are less likely to leave. Local businesses are also twice as likely to donate to community causes than large chain retailers.

Better use of your tax money.
Local businesses require less infrastructure and less maintenance, meaning more of your tax dollars are available to benefit and beautify your community. Small businesses also make more efficient use of public services as compared to big-box stores entering the community.

Keeps your community one-of-a-kind.
If every town in America had the same retail and restaurant chains, we’d be pretty bland from coast to coast. Small businesses make our communities unique, and when there are successful small businesses within our communities, that entices new small businesses to move in, too. Communities with unique and thriving places to shop and eat will attract new residents, entrepreneurs, and future investors. It creates healthy competition, which means more choices and lower prices for the consumers. It’s a win-win.

South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce recommends that you always consider supporting your small businesses and buying local whenever you can.

Supporting Small Business

Friday, February 1, 2019

Join Us At The Job Fair On February 6th

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Do you know someone looking for a job? Tell them about our Job Fair on February 6th! It’s the perfect opportunity to make a positive first impression, learn about companies and what it's like to work for them. This is a unique opportunity to make personal connections that are impossible when merely submitting a resume online. Be sure to check out these tips to make the most of this opportunity!

Plan Ahead
Know which employers you want to connect with and what jobs they have available ahead of time but don’t rule any companies out. Show up with an ample supply of resumes, enthusiasm and a snack to keep you going.

Dress for an Interview
What you wear can be important. Employers notice the details so avoid wrinkled clothes, dirty shoes, and inappropriate jewelry.

Questions to Ask
You have already planned ahead and know what opportunities are available so stick to asking recruiters to elaborate on the information you've learned from your research. Mention something you read online about a new product or ask who succeeds in the available positions.

Prepare Answers About Yourself
Be concise; you don't have much time to make your impression before the recruiter is on to the next person. Plan to describe where your most recent employment was and describe your skills or what you learned in that job.

Join us at Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover St Omaha, Nebraska from 1-4 p.m. on February 6th, 2019! Don’t forget to check out some of the companies attending in advance:

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies | Custom Diesel Drivers Training | Family Learning & Childcare | Globe Life & Accident Insurance | Gordman's Distribution Center | Job Source USA | Kum & Go | Lift Solutions, Inc. | Midland University | Monarch Oil | Papio Transport | Purdue University Global | Robert's Nursery, Landscapes & Lawns | SAS Retail Services | Torchmark Corp

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 at (402) 494-1626. Be part of the community and Join Today!!!


South Sioux City Job Fair