Jodi’s Journal

Jodi’s Journal: As millennials return to suburbia, a cautionary tale from a fellow ‘best place to live’

Sioux Falls was once named the best place to live in America. So was this town, nicknamed the “Millennial Mayberry.” But things aren’t quite idyllic there — and it could serve as a cautionary tale here.

1 week ago

Jodi’s Journal: Becoming the City of Dreams

“I’m so proud of my city.” Maybe you’ve heard it lately. Maybe you’ve said it. There’s a growing sense of energy mixed with civic pride, thanks to a lot of little and not-so-little things that are coming together at the same time.

3 weeks ago

Jodi’s Journal: Faith Through Frames creates priceless portraits

Steve Johnson thought maybe his camera could help him start a little side business. It led him to a calling instead.

1 month ago

Jodi’s Journal: Cues from ‘Jeopardy’ champ resonate in business

He’s playing the game of Jeopardy “as perfectly as possible.” And his strategy could lead to success in business too.

2 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: What happens in Vegas

What do Las Vegas, the world’s largest retail real estate convention and the mixed-used parking ramp project in downtown Sioux Falls have in common? Read on.

2 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: Don’t count down to retirement

“There’s nothing sadder than the countdown to retirement.” Take a cue from some business leaders making big career changes: It’s possible to find new roles that fill you with purpose no matter what stage you’re at in your career.

3 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: As planning director retires, a message for future leadership

As the city’s planning leader retires, a message on the value of relationships.

3 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: Lessons from lost Amazon deal apply to downtown redevelopment

A national expert on what businesses and their workers are looking for in cities weighs in on Sioux Falls as downtown prepares for unprecedented development.

4 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: An island in a sea of media change

“This week marked two years in business for me, and while I didn’t set out to be part of the rapidly evolving media industry, I’ve ended up in it.”

4 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: Three reasons behind a business closure

It’s the season of business closures, and while each has its own story, there are some common themes behind them.

5 months ago

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