Jodi’s Journal

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.

7 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.

7 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.

8 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.”

8 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.

9 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.

9 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.

10 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: When tourism meets workforce development

If you’ve ever said we need more young, creative workers in Sioux Falls, this column and this week are for you.

10 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: Resolutions for 2019

This year’s resolution: Limit screen time. Here’s the plan to make it happen.

10 months ago

Jodi’s Journal: A tale of two economies

Nationally, markets dropped and pessimism picked up. In Sioux Falls, a record year appears to be rolling into a strong 2019. Is it a tale of two economies, or is there more to the story?

11 months ago

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