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.

Feb
26
Mon
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Feb 26 @ 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.

Feb
27
Tue
SME Excellence Awards ® 2018 and 2018 South Dakota Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm

Time: Doors open 5:30 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm
Honoree: Rod Carlson
Sponsor: First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

Mar
8
Thu
2018 March SME Membership Mixer @ George Boom Funeral Home
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and enjoy fun and fellowship while you “mix” with other SME Members and learn about the new facility available at George Boom.  Refreshments will be served.

Mar
13
Tue
SME Executive Board Meeting @ Anderson Group CPA
Mar 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Executive Officers of SME Sioux Falls meet to handle immediate business of the organization and to organize and plan the SME Board meetings.

Mar
26
Mon
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Mar 26 @ 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.

Mar
27
Tue
March 2018 Membership Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Jerrid Sebesta
Topic: How Weather and Basketball Can Give Us the Keys to Success
Sponsor: American Bank & Trust

Life is nothing more than a series of “seasons”, but not weather seasons. The way someone uses those “seasons” can open or shut doors of opportunity in the future. Jerrid walks you through his own life coming from humble beginnings as a small-town, single-parent kid in western Minnesota to becoming a successful collegiate basketball player as well as a well-known TV meteorologist through combination of hard work, excellence and ethics. He openly admits, “I should have NEVER had the opportunities and experiences I’ve been given in my life. Regardless of a person’s past or up-bringing, everyone has the potential of achieving BIG things in his/her lives.”

http://jerridsebesta.com/


Jerrid Sebesta is an award winning, CBM Certified TV meteorologist as well as a prominent motivational speaker and social media mogul.   He has worked at KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, SD, at KPNX-TV, Phoenix, AZ and most-recently at KARE11, Minneapolis, MN.

Sebesta was born and raised in Montevideo, MN.  He started his collegiate career at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN before heading to the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.  It’s hard to tell on TV, but Jerrid stands 6’6″ tall and played college basketball at UND while pursing his meteorology degree.

One of Jerrid’s biggest claims to fame is #blamejerrid, a nationally-trending Twitter hashtag started in April of 2013.  Since then, people having been “blaming” him for just about anything from horrible weather to flat tires.

Jerrid is married to his wife, Emily and has two children, Beckham and Raiya.

Apr
10
Tue
SME Executive Board Meeting @ Anderson Group CPA
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Executive Officers of SME Sioux Falls meet to handle immediate business of the organization and to organize and plan the SME Board meetings.

Apr
17
Tue
April 2018 Membership Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Apr 17 @ 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Speaker: Devin Henderson
Topic: When Life’s Hard, Laugh Harder (Humor in the Work Place)
Sponsor: First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

Devin’s keynote messages are as informative as they are funny! He teaches people how they can use humor in everyday situations to perform at their best at work and have more fun in the process. The specifics vary depending on the needs of the audience, but here are the basics…

http://devinhenderson.com/


Devin Henderson takes humor seriously. He has a funny way of helping people perform at their best by embracing their sense of humor. As an entrepreneur, father of five, and a pain in the neck to the world’s most beautiful bride, Devin’s mantra is: “When life’s hard, laugh harder.” He shows people how humor can help them deal with change, stress, failure, difficult people, and the lint that collects on the shower floor after wearing a new pair of socks. Black socks. We’re talking real problems.

As a humorist keynote speaker, Devin helps people see how humor can make them healthier, more productive, more creative, better problem solvers and more fun to be around. His keynote presentations are interactive and hilarious, which is what makes his message stick in people’s brains longer than peanut butter on the roof of your mouth. Devin teaches that happiness is directly related to one’s ability to laugh at life and that humor can be found in nearly any situation.

Devin has been making audiences laugh for over a dozen years. He has performed as a corporate comedian in all 50 states, except Hawaii, Alaska, and like 18 others. Devin has opened for comedians Sinbad and Mike Birbiglia and is a Certified Speaking Professional, which is like the black belt of public speaking. So don’t mess with him – his humor is lethal. He is also a self-published author. “Share Your Magic” is Devin’s best-selling book of all time. Mainly because it’s his only book. Devin wrote this bio himself, which is challenging and actually kind of weird.

Apr
24
Tue
2018 SME Women in Business® @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you’d like mobile updates on this event text “SME” to 605-550-4009 Text messaging fees and rates may apply.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Keynote Speaker:  Hilary Farr (from TV’s Love It or List It)

GOLD Sponsors: Wellmark, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, Principal Financial, Sanford Health

SILVER Sponsors: RASE Avera, Midco, Gunderson’s Jewelry, Wireless World Verizon, Montgomery’s Furniture,

InKind Sponsors:  KelolandTV ; Midwest Radio

 

Women of Excellence Award Sponsor:  Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort

Hilary Farr is an internationally renowned designer, co-host of Love It or List It, which airs on W Network in Canada and HGTV in the USA, and president of Hilary Farr Design, a thriving interior design company founded over 15 years ago.

She is credited as the first designer to stage properties for sale in Toronto where she currently resides. The internationally-known design sensation has also lived in Australia, England, California, and New York. 

Much of Farr’s success is attributed to her ability to anticipate industry trends, understand the personalities of her many unique clients, and to respond with distinctive designs that suit their needs and lifestyles. Drama, timeless glamour and functionality are Farr’s trademarks.

SME Women in Business® tickets are $75 for all attendees.  Tables of 10 may be ordered for $750.  They include the afternoon market place / trade fair and afternoon session speakers as well.  Order by calling 605-336-5626 or click here.

Apr
26
Thu
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Apr 26 @ 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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