The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls took a short road trip to The Bakery, 910 N. Main Ave., on Monday, Sept. 26, for a first-hand look at this business incubator for collaboration, ideas and innovation, and for a discussion about the “Rise of Young Entrepreneurs.” Rotarian Brian Rand, a co-founder of The Bakery, hosted and moderated a panel featuring Addie Graham-Kramer of The Event Company, Aaron Hultgren of Legacy Developments, and Matthew Paulson of
Program Highlights:
  • Reasons to operate in Sioux Falls:  Good place to raise a family; Opportunities exist; Welcoming community
  • Challenges in the SF Market:  Connecting with female CEO's; Hiring; Keeping talent here; stay relevant in the technology future; Push for more small businesses; Raising money/investors for businesses
  • Large businesses mentoring smaller businesses.
  • Workforce development:  Work ethic; invest in employees; Promote Sioux Falls; Colleges should offer more relevant courses
September 26, 2016 meeting attendance:
  • Meeting attendance was 63 out of 309 or 20%
  • 44 out of 63 in attendance were Paul Harris Fellows or 70%
  • 31 Guests, and 1 Visiting Rotarian
Next Week’s Program:
Maricarrol Kueter, Editor; Jonathan Ellis, Argus Leader; Stephanie Rissler South Dakota Public Broadcasting; Beth Fuller Jensen, KELO News - Understanding South Dakota’s 10 Ballot Questions.  If you go to:  you can access your ballot and bring it with you.