Joan Swenson and Dennis Ford Friday on It's YOUR Business hosted two hours of our show previewing the Scholarship Creating Summer Sober.
Today (Tuesday) Joan Swenson--Tall Grass is back to talk about the event -- the importance of addiction recovery --- and what you can do to help yourself, family, employees, and others.
As we have done for more than a year--Tall Grass and Face it Together share those that have had addiction --- and are in recovery. Many are mentors --- many a part of the Sioux Falls effort to get the word out and help as many people as possible.
Today--- we'll not only do our reach out--- but look at some upcoming events that helps keep the addiction banner out for people to read and take action.
Among the events----
- 5k and Canaries
- July 14th Golf Tournament
- Jazz Fest
- March into the Light
- Art--ala Joan and Tall Grass.
Our Addiction recovery show airs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday --9-10.
Another plus for the show today... Betty Ordal--- one of the biggest proponents of taking care of business is retiring within the next week.
She is leaving a leaving a legacy of 48 years of service ---as the 1st Female Sioux Falls Chamber Executive.
- 1st female Manager of the Sioux Falls Chamber
- Long hours helping glue together Festival of Bands for 27 years
- 48 of the 61 years with the Sioux Empire Farm Show
- Created and managed the Women's Division of the Chamber beginning in 1971
- That served as the stepping stone to get women more involved in the chamber and its leadership
- 1st Female Board Member was Florence Holton
- 1st Chamber Chairwoman of the Board was Sylvia Henkin
- Sold the membership Mixers when they started in 1970's -- even though some said it would never mix well in Sioux Falls -- today 12 times a year there is a monthly mixer with an average of 260 attending
- Diplomat Committee in 1982 -- today the servicing arm of the Sioux Falls Chamber..
Pat Lund--Membership Service Manager said of Betty---"I know that our community is truly a betterplace thanks to the big efforts of a this small town girl who made a difference for everyone.
Betty Ordal's pioneer work with the Chamber for 48 years --- and Tall grass and Face It's work on Addiction and Recovery make Sioux Falls a very special place.
And just it time for a survey that says Sioux Falls is the #2 place in the US for families.