Jodi’s Journal

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 week 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

3 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.”

3 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.

4 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: Winter Carnival extends activities; if you’ve missed it so far, make up for it this week

We’ve got a Winter Carnival. Now it’s time to get out and keep supporting it.

5 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: Government shutdown creates hidden costs to business, human toll

“We need some help. It’s gone on too long. We’ve got real pain points now.” A business leader whose nearly 300-person team hasn’t been able to work during the government shutdown said the effects are bigger and broader than you might think.

5 months ago

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