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Community leader’s vision builds on street-level approach to service

“I could say his name in a lot of circles, and people wouldn’t know him,” Mayor Paul TenHaken said. “But the impact that Rich is having in our city is tremendous.” Meet Rich Merkouris, a servant leader with a big vision.

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Profile hits big growth spurt with stores in 25 states

Sanford’s leaders envision Profile becoming a $1 billion business. If growth like this keeps up, it will be.

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From Italy to Sioux Falls, business owner enters next chapter with new location

Luca: Made in Italy might feature Italian merchandise, but the story is all about what’s possible in America. From Italy to Sioux Falls, from cleaning bathrooms to owning a boutique, his next chapter starts Friday.

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Second chances: Employers find dedicated workers in those trying to rebuild their lives

“If I judged them on their past alone, I might be missing out on a great employee.” Hear from a number of employers who say prior offenders are helping fill their workforce needs.

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‘Like a 165-year-old startup’: Sioux Falls Seminary’s turnaround driven by innovation

“No one is doing what we’re doing.” Come with us for a look at the incredible transformation of Sioux Falls Seminary – a case study of innovation for any industry.

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Nine story lines in business for 2019

This year, rather than single out people or places we’ll be watching, we opted to share what we believe will be nine key story lines to follow in the Sioux Falls-area business community in 2019.

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2019 outlook: Record year’s momentum expected to continue; 2020 ‘is a question mark’

It’s time for our annual look at the Sioux Falls market as a new year begins. Here’s a snapshot of projects, plans and attitudes from business leaders headed into 2019.

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From homeless to business owner, entrepreneur built life with help from others

At least 100 people age 16 to 21 are homeless in our community. But this woman proves what can happen when someone steps in to help.

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CEO reflects on career, mission of helping those with special needs

“My dream was to walk out the door when I was still loving it, and I just do.” She leads one of Sioux Falls’ largest employers and is retiring soon. We look back and ahead with the CEO of LifeScape.

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Restaurant delivery gains fast following in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls set a Bite Squad record for busiest launch, and our appetite for food delivery is growing. We explore the trend and bring you the top most-ordered meals so far.

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