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.

2018 August Small Group Event @ American Family Insurance Conference Room
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

W. Tom Simmons will be the presenter at our SME Small Group Event in August.  He will be providing a topic and more details as the date approaches and it will be incluided in your CVent registration.

Topic:  “Seven Questions Begging for Answers”

This event is for members only and is limited to the first 25 that respond.  

It is a brown bag lunch and free for members (added value).


2018 SME Golf JAM (Join – A – Member) event @ Spring Creek Country Club
Aug 14 all-day

Sales of Mulligans for golfers and any contest proceeds from the Golf J-A-M participants will be directed to a fundraising effort in honor of several SME members who are now in remission, have battled or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. we will be donating funds as part of your registration (bundles or any additional donations) to the American Cancer Society in their honor.  More money may be given to the benefit cause if the golfer chooses to do so.

Registration costs are $115.  $85 for green fees, lunch and cart.  Included in the $30 BUNDLE (PER PERSON) is 2 mulligans, 2 drink tickets, 3 putting contest tries, pink ball contest, appetizers

A pink ball contest will be held (1 played / team)

If you are a member of an existing team, please provide other players’ names on the registration form
If you are in independent golfer, we will assign you to a team that needs additional players
Registration includes a sack lunch

Play Format is Texas scramble: The best of the four drives is chosen and all four team members then hit from that spot, and so on…some additional rules concerning drives and putt used by each team member apply.

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2018 September Membership Mixer @ Legacy Law Firm, P.C.
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm







Legacy Law Firm, P.C. is a boutique law firm practicing exclusively in estate planning, elder law, and business planning.  They help people with things like wills, trusts, business formation to business succession planning, to helping protect assets from the high costs of long-term care.  Basically, they help clients protect everyone they love and everything they have worked hard to achieve and look forward to hosting the SME Mixer!

The mixer is free to all SME members and their guests.  Registration will be via C Vent invite.  

4:30 – 7:00 pm.  

2018 September SME Membership Meeting @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Topic:  Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless

Sponsor:  Vern Eide

The program, is a take-no-prisoners, no BS attitude adjustment for those of us who call ourselves entrepreneurs. Following the success of his prime-time show, C-Suite With Jeffrey Hayzlett, companies and events always want to know what the secret is behind the success of entrepreneurs and executives who can move mountains.

“I’ve owned franchises, run small businesses (and sold over 200 of them), and I have been the CMO of a Fortune 500 company. I’ve learned that in every business and in every industry, limitations exist everywhere – mostly in our minds and in the stories we tell ourselves. Getting past these limitations is hard work.  My new book and keynote focus on the attitude we need to overcome, and the obstacles that face our businesses every day. No one is coming to save us, none of us will win the lottery. Everyone can think big, the art is in acting bigger.” – Jeffrey Hayzlett


Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity; primetime television and radio show host; best-selling author; sought-after keynote speaker; and sometime cowboy.  From small businesses to international corporations, he puts his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional develoopment, mass marketing prowess, and affinity for social media.  

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others.  He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV.  Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Appretice with Donald Trum for three seasons.  He is executive producer of a number of global television projects and is a frequesnt contributor to the American Marketing Association’s AMA TV and Marketing News publication.  With a strong following in business and social media communitities, he’s recognized as one of the top 10 c-suite Twitterers and a key influencer in the social media landscape.  

Members attend free. Guests $40.  Guests register by calling 605-336-5626 or here 

SME Holiday Gala 2018 @ THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

6:00 pm Social, 6:30 pm Dinner
Sponsor: TBA

The SME Holiday Gala is one of our most popular annual social events.  Members are encouraged to invite their significant other or a guest at no charge to share the holiday festivities with tantalizing food, fellowship and entertainment!  It is an evening that guarantees a festive start to the Holiday Season. 

No Charge for members and one guest.  (Festive attire encouraged)

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

Speaker:  Mark Matteson                          
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:

Conoco Phillips
John Deere

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 registraiton process and attend for FREE!  Guests will be charged $40 and can RSVP by calling 605-336-5626 or emailing


SME Excellence Awards ® 2019 and 2019 South Dakota Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm

Time: Doors open 5:30 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm
Honoree: TBA

This event is in the planning stages at this time and will be updated in June 2018 with the new honoree and sponsor.

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