The Siouxland Growth Organization is thrilled to kick off the new year with renewed energy and some new board members who were voted in during the 2022 SGO Holiday Christmas Party. Joining the team for 2023 are Tommy Hermann (Special Events Chair), Clark Charlestin (Connect Chair), Sidney Marks (Community Engagement Chair), and Makaelyn Glienke (Secretary). We are thrilled to have them on board alongside Sydney McManamy (President), Grace Nordquist (Past President), Angela Rogers (Vice President), Nick Drenth (Treasurer), Rob Valdovinos (Marketing Chair), and Ashley Vande Brake (Innovation Market Chair).
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the board members whose board positions have come to term. Jeremiah Back, Jacey Hanna, and Brock Bourek have been invaluable members of the Siouxland GO team. We are grateful for their contributions and commitment to the Siouxland Growth Organization, and we wish them all the best!
It was a busy and exciting year for Siouxland GO in 2022! We started the year with professional development workshops, social events, and fundraisers. These events were well-attended and received, with many attendees leaving with valuable skills and knowledge they could apply to their careers, and making a few new connections.
One of the year’s highlights was our 20th Anniversary Murder Mystery Dinner, partnering with LAMB Arts Regional Theater, which was held in December of 2022. With more than 200 people in attendance, it was a huge success and a great way to celebrate two decades of serving the Siouxland community. The dinner featured a thrilling mystery to solve, delicious food, live music by Madison Avenue, and, of course, great company! It was a fitting end to a fantastic year, and we are already looking forward to what 2023 has in store for us.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Siouxland Growth Organization, there are many exciting opportunities to get involved and make a difference. One of the best ways to get involved is to join one of our committees, which helps plan and execute the events and opportunities we offer our members. No matter your expertise or background, we welcome all members interested in helping improve the organization through their committee efforts. Our committees are Community Engagement, Connect, Marketing, Innovation Market, and Special Events. To find out more about the various committees that we have available, you can visit our website, SiouxCityGO.com, and click on the committee titles to be redirected to their respective pages. If you are interested in joining a committee, you can contact the SGO Board Chair of that committee to get involved.
We will be holding our March General Meeting, March 15, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the South Sioux City College Center, located at 1001 College Way. These meetings are open to the public, and we welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about our organization and how we support our Siouxland community. This is a great opportunity to meet our team, hear about our plans for the year, and get involved in the activities and events that we have planned. If you would like more information about the events we have coming up in the future, please check us out on Facebook. We hope to see you soon at one of our events or committee meetings!
Rob Valdovinos – Marketing Chair of SGO