business

Entrepreneurial Resources in Sioux Falls to Merge

Startup Sioux Falls and Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship are merging into one by the end of the year, executives from both organizations announced. Zeal’s Executive Director, Brienne Maner, joined KDLT News Today to talk about why, what it means for those aspiring to build successful businesses in the Sioux Empire and where you can find more information.   Categories: KDLT…

Storm Causes Handy Man Home Remodeling Center to Temporarily Relocate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Handy Man Home Remodeling Center in Sioux Falls usually helps customers with their own remodeling projects. However, after the mess left behind by straight line winds last week, they have some huge remodeling projects of their own. “The wind got under the roof and blew the decking and the insulation and rubber roof right off the…

Employers are Utilizing Social Media During Hiring Process

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s no secret that a lot of us spend parts of our day scrolling through social media on our phones and computers. Now employers are using the platforms to their advantage. Organizations like Sprenger-Midwest Inc. are starting to utilize Facebook’s “jobs tab” by posting job applications.  “We’re always looking for qualified candidates. Social media is a great…

Levitt at the Falls Wraps Up First Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Levitt at the Falls officially wrapped up Saturday night with the last show of the inaugural season.  Organizers say this opening year has been a big success. Folks got to enjoy free, live music all summer long. There were a variety of different touring groups. There was everything from local groups like Kory And The Fireflies, to…

Brandon Kids Start Pooper McScooper Business

BRANDON, S.D.- A group of kids from Brandon have found a unique and sometimes stinky way to raise money for their summer activities. All while building some business skills along the way. Each week you’ll find the McGee family out scooping poop. The four siblings Noah, Levi, Tevon and Sunni started their business in April. “Pooper McScoopers and the ‘Mc’…

Minnesota Brewing Company to Acquire Sioux Falls Based Hydra Beer Company

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Minnesota company is buying Sioux Falls-based Hydra Beer Company. Lupulin Brewing Company of Big Lake, MN has agreed to acquire Hydra Beer Company. Hydra’s current location in Sioux Falls will become Lupulin Brewing’s newest brewery and taproom. Lupulin Brewing also recently partnered with Global Distributing to distribute its beer in South Dakota. Lupulin Brewing officials…

South Dakota Celebrates National Small Business Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 99 percent of South Dakota businesses. They help create jobs in the state and are active in their communities by helping with service projects and supporting non-profits. May 5th-11th is National Small Business Week. People are encouraged to stop by local small businesses to support, and thank…

New Owners Make Changes to Elegant Mommy Store

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- In October new owners took over Elegant Mommy, a parenting boutique in Sioux Falls. Since then, they’ve made some changes to make it their own. The goal of Elegant Mommy has always been to create a space for moms to come together. Owners Lindsey Auch and Kelcey Smith have expanded on that idea. They tore down some…

New Local Brewery Brings Belgian Influences

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This year’s government shutdown is still having an effect on some area businesses. KDLT News first introduced you to the Sioux Falls Brewery Covert Artisan Ales in January. The government shutdown kept the new business from starting their bottle distribution. While they’re still waiting to get labels approved to start selling bottles around town, the public is…

Senator Thune Tours Growing Small Business in Tea

TEA, S.D.- It’s no secret that small businesses in South Dakota are making big strides. One of them, DeGeest Steel Works in Tea was recognized recently for its success. That earned a special visit Tuesday From Senator John Thune. DeGeest steel works is a third generation, family owned business. They produce steel parts for equipment. A month ago the president,…

Digging Out of the April Snow Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-While many are staying warm indoors, some folks in Sioux Falls had to brave the snowy, cold weather Thursday. For Sioux Falls resident James Wright, snow days are some of his busiest. He was out scraping ice off his car to get ready for a days work. Wright drives part time for Bite Squad. “People order food because…

Coffee Cart Program Helps Brew Independence in Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Friday mornings are extra special at one Sioux Falls elementary school. A new program that started this school year is not only helping teachers jump start their day, it’s also brewing an important sense of independence in some of the students. There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee to start the day off right and a…

Cliff Avenue Greenhouse, Leif Ericson Day Camp Recovering After Flood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The staff at Cliff Avenue Greenhouse off 26th St. had already been working hard preparing for their busy season when the flood hit. Two of their growing greenhouses experienced flooding. One with the water thigh high. “It was terribly, terribly heartbreaking, you know just all that hard work and everything that was happening. It was terribly hard to…

Taco Bar Fundraises For Lifescape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- One Sioux Falls Mexican restaurant is celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day by stirring up some luck for others in the community. Rudy M. Navarrete’s Tex-Mexican Restaurant is holding a fundraiser Sunday for Lifescape, a local organization that serves kids and adults with disabilities. Customers can pay $12 for adults and $5 for kids for an all-you-can-eat taco bar…

What Could Happen to Big Retail Stores for Sale in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several big retail stores are closing around Sioux Falls and that means plenty of commercial space is up for sale. Because of this, the layout of these spaces could be changing. Kmart and ShopKo are two big retailers closing stores in Sioux Falls. A local commercial real estate broker says trying to fill the empty space with…

“Marie Kondo Effect” Hits Local Thrift Stores

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” is inspiring folks across the nation to get rid of items in their homes that no longer “spark joy.” Thrift stores around town are feeling the effects. At Savers in Sioux Falls one person’s trash is another’s treasure. The business runs off donations. “We try to put out over…

Survey Suggests More Economic Growth for Midwest, Plains 

OMAHA, Neb. – A new report says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index in February hit its highest level since September, signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Friday says the index rose to 57.9 last month from 56.0 in January. The September figure was 57.5. Creighton University…