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.

Jan
22
Tue
2019 January SME Membership Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker:  Mark Matteson                       http://sparkingsuccess.net             
Topic: “It’s About TIME”
Sponsor:  SDN Communications

The Country Club of Sioux Falls
 Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.        
           

Each of has 24 hours in a day, no more, no less. Imagine havingyour best year ever. Imagine information that would assist you in getting twice as much done in less time. What if you could do more of the right things that need doing in your business or job? Imagine achieving your professional and personal goals in a fraction of the time. Well, “It’s About TIME” is just the seminar for you.

Mark Matteson is an inspiring speaker and the author of the international bestseller, Freedom from Fear. For over 20 years, Mark’s positive humor and peak-performance tools have impacted organizations around the globe, igniting personal and professional success for tens of thousands of people. Mark’s clients include:

Microsoft
Honda
GE
Conoco Phillips
John Deere
Honeywell
T-Mobile

Look for Mark to bring his high-powered, highly entertaining message which will be tailored to our  group – the audience will enjoy the take-away message we want them to hear. Mark will leave all feeling encouraged, energized and empowered. Plan to feel good about SME, and feel great about the future.

SME Members RSVP via the CVENT registration process and attend for FREE!  Guests will be charged $40 and can RSVP by calling 605-336-5626 or emailing info@smesiouxfalls.org.

 

Jan
24
Thu
SME Board Meeting / Planning Session
Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Members of the SME Board of Directors meet to discuss and handle the business of the organization.

Feb
12
Tue
SME Executive Board Meeting
Feb 12 @ 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.

Feb
26
Tue
2019 February SME Membership Meeting & SME Excellence Awards
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2019 SME Membership Meeting & SME Excellence Awards®
February 26, 2019
The Sioux Falls Convention Center
Time: Doors open 5:30 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm

Mark Griffin will be honored as the 2019 South Dakota Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year™ at this event which will also include the SME’s Rising in Excellence Award, to be presented to a current SME Sioux Falls member between the ages of 25-45 who is viewed as a future leader in, and has contributed to, the business community. Nominations can be submitted online here.

Lewis Drug stores are a familiar site to those who hail from South Dakota. From five stores in 1986 to fifty-eight stores today spanning SD, IA and MN, Mark Griffin has successfully navigated the ever-changing retail environment since joining the company in 1978 as the Vice President of Inventory Control. The phenomenal growth of Lewis since 1986 is evident under his leadership as President and CEO.

Born in Sioux Falls and educated at both the University of South Dakota and Arizona State University Business School, Mr. Griffin worked for W.R. Vanderschueet in Atlanta and for A.G. Edwards in Sioux Falls before joining Lewis Drug. He serves on the executive committee for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, having served as that association’s Chair from 2002-2003. A true advocate for the Sioux Falls business community, Mark is the past Chair of the SF Airport Board Authority, Junior Achievement of SD, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Forward Sioux Falls. He recently retired from the Raven Industries board after serving for thirty years.

Mark will humbly tell you he surrounds himself with people smarter than he is, and that is what influences the success and longevity of Lewis Drug.

Mark is married to LeAnn, and they have two daughters, Nikki and Davi.

We are proud to recognize Mark Griffin as the 2019 South Dakota Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year™.

SME Sioux Falls Members can attend the 2019 SME Excellence Awards® for free. Guests $55.

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Feb
28
Thu
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Feb 28 @ 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
12
Tue
SME Executive Board Meeting
Mar 12 @ 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.

Mar
28
Thu
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Mar 28 @ 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.

Apr
9
Tue
SME Executive Board Meeting
Apr 9 @ 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.

Apr
25
Thu
SME Board of Directors Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Apr 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.

May
7
Tue
SME Executive Board Meeting
May 7 @ 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.