Monthly Meetings and Calendar

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SME is an active and vibrant organization. Check back here often for the latest meetings, gatherings, events and fun activities. We’ll see you there.

Oct
23
Tue
2018 October SME Membership Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Chris Westfall                                     westfallonline.com
Topic: Leadership Language
Sponsor:  TBA

What’s the secret to leadership, influence and engagement? Whether you wish to persuade your employees or your customers, success starts with your story. Chris Westfall has helped his clients to land Shark Tank, Dragons Den in Canada and even Shark Tank Australia. He’s helped launch over four dozen businesses, raised nearly $60 million in investment capital, and he’s appeared on CNN and ABC NEWS.  Find out how to create a powerful message, in this highly interactive presentation from the US National Elevator Pitch Champion!

SME Members FREE!  Guests $40.  RSVP to 605-336-5626 or email info@smesiouxfalls.org if a guest or use the CVent Registration process if a SME Member.

MEET CHRIS WESTFALL
How’s your elevator pitch? Chris Westfall has created multi-million dollar revenue streams for companies on four continents, with innovative new strategies on leadership communication. As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, he’s helped clients to land on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den, and Shark Tank – Australia. A consultant to financial leaders and Fortune 100 companies, he’s helped entrepreneurs to launch a broad array of businesses, and successfully re-branded products and services around the globe. Working with thousands of business leaders, he’s helped launch over 50 companies, while raising nearly $50 Million in investment capital. He’s coached teams to victory in the Intel Global Capital
Conference, the Harvard Executive MBA Pitch Competition, and the Rice Business Plan Competition 2016 (the largest and most lucrative pitch competition in the world). Chris’ clients include HP, Cisco, Unilever, DISCOVER Card, Great American
Insurance, The Jewish Federations of North America, American General Insurance, Transwestern, EY and many more.
Focused on the leaders of tomorrow, Chris has worked with a number of universities across North America, including SUNY, The University of Pennsylvania, SMU, The University of Chicago, and dozens of others. An awardwinning MBA instructor, his latest book is called Leadership Language (Wiley, 2018) the follow-up to the best seller, The NEW Elevator Pitch. He’s the publisher of six other books – find out more at westfallonline.com

Oct
24
Wed
SME Recruitment Committee Meeting @ TBA
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Recruitment Committee for SME Sioux Falls will meet monthly to engage in ongoing recruiting of new members to the organization.  This committee is responsible for asking members to recuit as well, and awarding $50 credits to members who successfully recruit new members.  The committee also hosts contests during the year for incentive to members who help this process.

The Chair person of the committee is Charlie Nesdahl of TCF Bank and you can email him to get further information. 

Locations of the meetings may change and Charlie will let all members of the committee know about these.  

Oct
25
Thu
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The SME Board of Directors meet to handle the business of the organization and make decisions for the benefit of the membership.

Nov
6
Tue
SME Executive Board Meeting
Nov 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Executive Officers of SME Sioux Falls meet to handle business of the organization and to thoroughly go over practices and accounting and make recommendations to the full board.

Nov
8
Thu
Engagement Committee Meetings @ American Family Insurance Conference Room
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The SME Engagement Committee meets monthly and plans the hosting of Mixers, Small Group Events (SGEs) and executes a plan to get members engaged and active in the organization.  During the months when Small Group Events are scheduled, the committee meeting will not be held as those events are at the same time as the committee meetings.  During months when mixers are planned, the committee meetings will be held at the regular time, as mixers are in the evening.

The committee members also reach out to new members and host them for coffee and encourage signing up for committee work.  They will be the greeters at SME events and encourage members to interact with each other.  

Marsha Anderson is this year’s chair.  Please click the link on her name to communicate about the committee and volunteer help or offer suggestions.

SME Membership Mixer @ TBA
Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The SME Engagement Committee is currently planning a mixer for this date.  They will be seeking a host who will provide the place, food and beverage and a quick tour / description of their business.

Please contact Marsha Anderson, the committee chair if you are interested in hosting or call the SME office at 336-5626 or email info@smesiouxfalls.org.  

2018 November SME Mixer @ Metabank
Nov 8 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Join us for a Mixer at Metabank to learn more about the services they offer and spend time getting acquainted with new and seasoned members and guests.

No cost to attend and everyone welcome.

RSVP via the CVent registration process or let the office know by email at info@smesiouxfalls.org or call 605-336-5626.

Nov
13
Tue
2018 November SME Membership Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Topic:  Leadership Today – Growing Tomorrows Leaders in Today’s Market

Sponsor:  Wireless World 

John H. Riddle is Executive consultant and leader in Multi-Channel Customer Engagement areas with over 30 years of experience working in industries including home appliances, consumer electronics, and home builders.  John is recognized in the retail industry as an expert with top down relationships with nearly every major retailer in the United States:  The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Amazon, Menards, Aaron’s Rent-A-Center, Ferguson, and thousands of independent owners.

John’s passion is and has been to grow leaders. Over the past 20 years he has invested himself and the companies he has worked for and represented in creating literally hundreds of leaders who have gone on to become executive and board members of Companies worldwide. “Leadership it’s a passion”

SME Members attend for FREE.  Guests $40.  RSVP attendance by calling 605-336-5626 or here

 

Nov
14
Wed
SME Recruitment Committee Meeting @ TBA
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Recruitment Committee for SME Sioux Falls will meet monthly to engage in ongoing recruiting of new members to the organization.  This committee is responsible for asking members to recuit as well, and awarding $50 credits to members who successfully recruit new members.  The committee also hosts contests during the year for incentive to members who help this process.

The Chair person of the committee is Charlie Nesdahl of TCF Bank and you can email him to get further information. 

Locations of the meetings may change and Charlie will let all members of the committee know about these.  

Nov
15
Thu
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Nov 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The SME Board of Directors meet to handle the business of the organization and make decisions for the benefit of the membership.

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