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August 30, 2019


Morrell’s/Smithfield Foods CEO to visit Sioux Falls to discuss the past, present and future of long-standing employer
 
Governor Kristi Noem to offer comments
 
Morrell/Smithfield Foods has been one of Sioux Falls’ most significant employers and a significant driver of the regional economy for more than 100 years.  The President and CEO of this major player in the food industry will be in Sioux Falls to discuss what is happening at this plant and share his thoughts about the future of the industry and the facility located in Sioux Falls.

The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry is holding this year’s Economic Outlook Seminar Tuesday, October 1, 3-6 PM, at The Country Club of Sioux Falls, 3400 W 22nd Street, Sioux Falls.  Details located www.sdchamber.biz under Special Events.
 
This year’s highlighted business segment will include a presentation by Smithfield Foods, Inc. President and CEO Ken Sullivan.  Sullivan will focus on the present day facts of the Smithfield operation, followed by a panel discussion of the past and future of the company in Sioux Falls.
 
We are pleased to announce that Governor Kristi Noem will address the audience prior to the Smithfield presentation and will introduce Mr. Sullivan.
 
The annual seminar will also feature economic speaker Dr. Joseph Santos, Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Dykhouse Scholar in Money, Banking and Regulation, Department of Economics, South Dakota State University.  Dr. Santos will talk about the South Dakota economy and the impact of tariffs.  
 
Jodi Schwan, founder of SiouxFalls.Business, will present the results of her quarterly CEO survey and moderate the Smithfield panel discussion.
 
This South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry event is brought to you by sponsors Avera Health, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, MidAmerican Energy, Sanford Health, Augustana University, Malloy Electric, NorthWestern Energy, South Dakota State University and Xcel Energy.
 
Registration is $50.  Register by Wednesday, September 25th at www.sdchamber.biz under Special Events or call the South Dakota Chamber at 1-877-817-8215.  

 
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