Editor’s Note

The start of a new year brings new possibilities. Many of us take time to reflect on the passing year and set our intentions for the days and weeks to come. But for the last couple of years, people have sat in contemplation longer, and maybe even for the first time. For a lot of us, it’s become an ongoing process versus an event that New Year’s prompts. We’ve taken stock of what is important and how we want to experience life. We are here, after all, to experience it.

How do we create a life full of experiences, that when we look back, we will remember vividly and with joy? Well, you have to answer that for yourself. But for me, it comes down to engaging in things I’ve never tried before, exploring the world, and stretching myself. It’s about taking risks and having adventures. It’s about the amazing people I surround myself with every day.

To create more opportunities like that, I’m excited to announce a couple of big things. 

Siouxland Magazine now has a location on Historic 4th Street. 

This is a place for the community to come together and have meaningful conversations. 

The opening of a new business – The Expansion Center.

A place to help you expand in all areas of your life – mind, body, and spirit. Debbie LaCroix and I have opened this center to create a space for people to try new things, to play if you will. You’ll find everything from workshops to services to shopping. Check out the story in the coming pages.

Both businesses are located under one roof at 1119 4th Street. We can’t wait to see you there. Make this year a year full of memorable experiences.

Owner of Siouxland Magazine

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For more than 15 years, the City of Sioux City’s Progress newsletter has shared positive stories, project updates, and event information with residents and visitors. The publication has evolved—both in design and distribution—but its goals have remained the same:

- Showcase the success in our City to residents and visitors
- Attract and recruit new businesses and employees to the Siouxland area

As we considered new ways of reaching our diverse audience, inserting the Progress newsletter into Siouxland Magazine was a natural fit. Siouxland Magazine strives to educate and inspire its readers, and it seeks to create a community that thrives on connecting with one another. We share these aspirations, and we are proud of this new partnership.

The City Progress newsletter, designed as a pull-out piece, can be a handy reference throughout the summer and beyond. We hope this issue will inform you of what’s happening in the city and invite you to become part of it!

Anne Westra
Communications & Public Engagement Specialist, City of Sioux City