UPDATE: It was confirmed to me that the Chamber did stop sponsoring the event and a new (existing) group will take it over. There will be an official announcement with all the details SOON!

I was told today by a source that the Sioux Falls Chamber sent out an email to members saying they will no longer sponsor the Legislative Coffees in Sioux Falls (or maybe just this year) and that the legislature has been notified.

Not sure if it is true, but I have been contacting other sources in hopes I can get a clearer understanding.

I’m cool with this as long as The League of Women Voters takes it over. I have never approved of the Chamber running the coffees. They represent their membership and little else, while the LWV is a non-profit that promotes civic engagement and voter registration.

I have also heard the venue is moving. Which is also good. The SE Tech location was horrible and extremely out of the way. It should be somewhere central again like Augie, USF, Hilton or Holiday Inn Downtown.

If anyone knows more deets, drop me a line and I will update the post accordingly.

2 Thoughts on “UPDATE: Is the Sioux Falls Chamber bailing on the Legislative Coffees?

  1. Very Stable Genius on November 19, 2023 at 11:00 am said:

    The Republicans and the Democrats used to be a part of this, too, but they were kicked out of it about six years ago.

    Hopefully, the LWV will keep it going.

    I didn’t mind the SE Tech location, however, but by the time I got there, I was half way to Hartford. 🙂

  2. "Woodstock" on November 19, 2023 at 11:02 am said:

    “‘half way to Hartford’?”….. “Say, did any of you guys ever see that movie?”…. “It was ‘Fargo’ before ‘Fargo'”…..

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