Are two major Sioux Falls partners breaking up?

While I know the names of these two organizations, I will not mention the names at this point until I have more solid information.

While these two organizations have worked in a partnership for a very long time, I think most people wouldn’t know that. While they do have separate names, they are attached at the hip.

At a public meeting recently the head of one of the organizations said to expect a split between the two. It was also mentioned that the media ‘keep it under their hats’ until more details emerge. I wasn’t in attendance and not sure why this non secret remain a secret?

I have NO association with either organization, but both receive tax dollars because they help promote our community both in tourism and business (one more than the other).

It will be interesting if this happens and the reasons behind it. Like most things, it probably is related to money, unfortunately.


#1 In the know on 11.03.21 at 9:56 pm

This is a little bit old news. CVB has been talking about splitting up from the Chamber since before COVID. Chamber just doesn’t want to let them go because it shows that the Chamber is becoming increasingly irrelevant to the community.

#2 Man Date? on 11.04.21 at 10:49 am

When I read the headline I thought Detroit Lewis was breaking up with his Man Date!

#3 l3wis on 11.04.21 at 10:55 am

I had heard about it over the years, but I think it will finally happen. I also heard the Chamber wanted to take a grab at the BID tax. There is also several rumors that the chamber leadership is upset with the lack of leadership out of city hall.

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 11.04.21 at 11:09 am

The Chamber needs to get on Meta. That’s where it’s at man. The Chamber should try a garage video, too, or would that be a Bunker Ramp video? AND, what, comfy seats at the State Theater and a chicken sandwich aren’t enough?

#5 l3wis on 11.04.21 at 12:01 pm

I would love to do a gossip blog about the personal lives of elected officials in SF, it would be hilarious. Last year a delivery driver told me that very wealthy elected official, who lives on a gated street gave him a dollar tip and said that he was in a budget. You can take your guesses who that cheap F’ck was. I have delivery drivers tell me all the time that the working class tip better than the rich.

#6 Further Fear & Loathing on 11.04.21 at 12:28 pm

The rich don’t pay, so why should they tip? Watch what they do and not what they say. As far as an elected official gossip blog, I am all in. I suggest we start by running some sort of camera/sting operation in the parking lots of Limitless Male and Scarletts to begin with (Why do you think the City Center is next to Romantix? Too bad the Frontier Club no longer exists.). It would be fun to catch some fundamentalist legislators hanging-out in the Chick-fil-A lanes as well. #HoneyIamGoingPheasantHunting #ButHoneyISpentTwoHoursInAFastFoodDrive-ThruLane

#7 NTLNIQ on 11.04.21 at 2:28 pm

I love the idea too. Could be ran by a blowhard that thinks he’s smarter than everyone. Could call it SouthDaCola.

#8 l3wis on 11.04.21 at 2:36 pm

I only publish about 1/3 of what I know, for good reason.

#9 Fearing the Fuhrer & More on 11.04.21 at 3:41 pm

Now, with this gossip blog idea, it’s imperative that we hire up front a great legal team, because you know we will be sued. But that’s okay, because we will maintain our Larry Flynt attitude and persevere through it all and win all of our legal battles (Fxxk Jerry Falwell!). Then, after our initial sting operations, I suggest we head down to the Winner/Dallas area to cause some more good trouble. It’s kind of the Deadwood of our time down there, if you know what I mean.

#10 Mike Lee Zitterich on 11.04.21 at 4:45 pm

A lot of wealthy people watch every penny they spend, and do not spend. It is what separates wealthy vs poor.

One makes great financial decisions, and the other makes poor financial decisions.

Lots of Wealthy people drive older cars 10 years and older, they dont buy new, they save every thing they own for later use, they do not eat out as often, and they budget every dollar of income as to watch their personal lifestyle.

I am not sure why you people want to attack wealth so much, when you should be learning from them more than anything.

I have learned from them more so in the last 10 years. I am catching on to their spending habits, weeding out uncessary expenses, going without, driving a 1999 Chevy Pick Up and a 2007 Nissan Quest. Why – cause I paid Cash, not borrowing paying an extra 5, 10, 15% in interest.

If you want a house, then work 10, 15, 20 years to put away CASH and plan for that house by placing the money in a TRUST for so many years until you have $200,000 saved up. NO INTEREST.

The wealthy pay 75% of all income taxes, but yet pay a much lessor rate in terms of their Gross Income, cause they control their “Personal Lifestyles” and keep the remaining portion INVESTED in Land, Real Property, Healthcare, Retirement, and Education Trusts.

I learned this long time ago, which made me further removed from the Left Sided Progressive Politics.

I tip Deliver Drivers $2 dollars each time, its a good budget to keep, I look at it as, they are doing 2-5 deliveries an hour, and they should be earning $4 to $10 dollars an hour in tips, plus they are probally earning $6.50 an hour in wages, that translates to $10 to $17 an hour. That is great income for delivering pizza’s.

Stop the hate on those who create Wealth, we need that wealth to help invest in Properties, Land Development, Houses, Big Apartment Buildings, Businesses, Jobs, all the things that help generate tax revenues for the City.

Yes, I am on a personal life style budget also…I watch every penny earned, and every penny that goes out the door, while keeping as much invested as possible.

#11 Conservative Here on 11.04.21 at 5:07 pm

Mike – I have to disagree with you on one aspect. Many wealthy people are just flat out jerks and take many opportunities to stick to the working man. This is why they are wealthy and frequently look down on the common man. It’s more of a rarity anymore that you have wealthy people with a generous heart. This does NOT mean because they are wealthy we should steal their money and tax them more. This is a heart issue more than anything

#12 l3wis on 11.04.21 at 6:13 pm

As I have said, there are two kinds of wealthy people, either they inherited it or they screwed people over. Unless you are a genius like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs wealth is attained on the backs of underpaid workers. This is why I despise salespeople, they receive a commission for selling a product that honest underpaid people made.

#13 NTLNIQ on 11.04.21 at 9:06 pm

Mike tips $2. What a douche. I do a lot of deliveries, and anything less than $5 is an absolute insult and rarely happens.

#14 Erica on 11.05.21 at 12:48 am

Mike, Boss pizza has been hiring drivers for 17-20/hr PLUS they get tips. Just saying.

Too many people on this page spend too much time complaining about “the wealthy” and “tauperville” 🙄 and act as though those groups of people are the sole reason for all their problems.

FYI, not everyone south of 57th is even close to being rich and not all rich people (wth does rich even mean to you, what amount of $ is rich to YOU?) are greedy assholes let alone the ones here aren’t worried about what you are and aren’t doing and in any position to have control in any way of your life and its outcome.

#15 "Woodstock" on 11.05.21 at 7:09 am

“Boss Pizza Rocks!”…. “I’d work there for free!”….

#16 Silverstar on 11.05.21 at 12:39 pm

I like to tip the guys at Silverstar, makes me feel all warm inside.

#17 Sick of Fearing on 11.05.21 at 2:41 pm

After I wash my own vehicle, I make myself a drink. I mix Coke with Squirt. It’s a poor man’s whiskey sour.

#18 Sick & Tired on 11.05.21 at 3:50 pm

I dreamt the other night that these state-of-the-art car washes were now being placed on toll roads. You just took a brief exit, but kept going, then you either got back on the main toll road, after your wash, or you stopped at the adjoining Roy Rogers for a hamburger sandwich. I believe I was in Ohio. Indiana? Maybe Illinoise.

#19 "Workin at the Car Wash, Yeah!".... on 11.05.21 at 4:38 pm

An excerpt from a new movie entitled: ‘The Aliens Are Over Us’.

Subordinate Alien: “Captain, these Earthlings are building new state-of-the-art car washes at an alarming rate, while also suffering a drought and climate change. Should we intervene?”

Captain Alien: “No, let’s sit back and watch how all of this plays out first”… “Instead, get me an update on the drive-thru lanes at Chick-fil-As”… “Are they still two hours long?”… “And, what about the Democrats, have they passed anything yet?”…. “And also, is Jason still AG?”…. “Speaking of that, where’s my baked potato, steak, and Coke?”….

Subordinate Alien: “I’ll check on all of those things fro you”… “And Captain, do you still want to do a flyover Taupeville tonight just for fun to scare the hell out of them?”

Captain Alien: “Will talk further about that after I get my dinner”… “And, do we still have House of Parliament steak sauce around here?”…. “Also, have you seen my Limitless Male pills?”….. “They always put me in a good mood for a fun flyover”….

#20 NTLNIQ on 11.05.21 at 10:33 pm

Hey Mike, Just wanted to let you know that I did deliveries for 5 hours today, and my smallest tip was 6 dollars. NO ONE tips $2. That’s a real douchebag move.

#21 Tire with no tread on 11.06.21 at 11:06 am

Do the Feds know about these big tips?

#22 Very Stable Genius on 11.06.21 at 12:07 pm

#23 Mike Lee Zitterich on 11.06.21 at 5:23 pm

Hmm, I see no one appreciates peoples beliefs on here. Obviously I am not the only one who tips $2 dollars or less otherwise it would never got brought up. The point was, you “Manage” your money for your own personal gain. Wealthy people “Manage” their money as to keep their personal lifestyle as low as possible but effective to accomplish what they want to do in their personal lifestyles. ALL OTHER income is socked away, invested, held in TRUSTS (land, real property, healthcare, retirement, educaiton) for future expenses.

I find it laughable how you can hate on people who actually take the time to Save, Manage their Income, and Invest.

Not only that, every dollar you decided to spend “personally” means you pay more income taxes. And that is what you need to learn from the “Wealthy Class”.

The Democrats pushed and supported the income tax, but with out Republicans giving the Democrats what they wanted, the income tax, the income tax would have never been put in place. However – while the Republicans helped create the income tax, they did write the law in favor of “Those Americans” who wanted to AVOID the tax completely, and with that, “WE” conservatives got the last laugh.

So … next time you choose to personally spend your income, think how much that expense is really costing you, and then learn how can I ‘save’ as much income as possibly can…

Limit Your Personal Lifestyle Expenses, means you can pay less ‘income taxes’ on your income. So learn to live like the wealthy, and you may one day be wealthy also.

DO NOT ever mock how a person chooses to spend their money, without first getting to know them first.

#24 NTNLIQ on 11.06.21 at 11:01 pm

Mike, I’m mocking you because you’re a cheap a$$hole if you think tipping $2 is common. NO ONE tips like that. I’ve done over 3000 deliveries, and I can count on one hand how many times I’ve gotten a tip that low. It’s an insult.

#25 NTNLIQ on 11.06.21 at 11:04 pm

As far as the feds knowing about the tips: most tips are done through the platform (DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, etc), and yes, that’s reported to the IRS on the yearly 1099. Cash tips aren’t nearly as common, but are supposed to be reported when doing your taxes.

#26 Very Stable Genius on 11.07.21 at 6:09 am

The first federal income tax was passed to help fund the Civil War. It was signed into law by a Republican president known as Abraham Lincoln.

When you spend “personally” you pay a sales tax and not an income tax.

#27 I only tip hotties on 11.08.21 at 12:29 pm

I’m a big believer in tipping just hotties. I know it pisses dumb, ugly, Demoncrat waitresses, so it is a win, win, win.

#28 Flat tire on 11.10.21 at 2:02 pm

There’s no such thing as a hottie Republican waitress. Well, not for long, because soon they find that sugar daddy customer they were looking for.

Democratic waitresses, however, hot or not, stay on the job because they have a work ethic and are not materialistic.

But, I say tip all of the waitresses, however, and remember if you tip a hottie Republican waitress you are merely subsidizing some make-up to help fulfill a Republican sugar daddy’s fantasy. But maybe that’s a good thing after all, because then the daddy really doesn’t know what he’s really getting into. #Surprise!