Thank you for being a valued member of the visitor industry in Sioux Falls!

It is our pleasure to represent the #1 Host City in The Heart of America.

Mission: To market the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a one-of-a-kind visitor destination, and to provide premier visitor services, and increase visitor spending, in order to enhance economic impact throughout the community.

Purpose of the Business Improvement District (BID)

The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) BID is created for the purpose of funding the marketing and promotion of the visitor industry in the city of Sioux Falls and its hotels and motels located within the district through the Sioux Falls CVB. 

CVB Business Improvement District (BID) Board

BID Voting Members

  • Thea Miller Ryan - Chair, CVB Executive Committee, The Outdoor Campus
  • Tom Morris - Vice-Chair, CVB Executive Committee, Kelly Inns, Ltd.
  • Sara McMahon- Secretary, Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Scott Garrett - Holiday Inn City Centre
  • Tracy Kolb - Hampton Inn by Hilton
  • Jennifer Seifert-Brenna - Hegg Companies
  • Jean Hoesing - Ramada Hotel & Suites
  • Usha Parmar - Super 8
  • Paul Schiller - At-Large

BID Non-Voting Members

  • Teri Schmidt - Executive Director, Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Rex Rolfing - Sioux Falls City Council

For more information regarding bylaws and ordinances visit the city of Sioux Falls website.

CVB Advisory Council

CVB Executive Committee:

  • Sara McMahon - Chair, Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Frank Gurnick - Vice-Chair, Dakota Alliance Soccer Club
  • Jan Grunewaldt - Treasurer, Best Western PLUS Sioux Falls Ramkota
  • Teri Schmidt - Executive Director, Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Thea Miller Ryan - Past-Chair, The Outdoor Campus

CVB Voting Members:

  • Tove Bormes - Rug and Relic
  • Lauren Fosheim - Farmers Business Network
  • Todd Heitkamp - National Weather Service & Dakota Angler
  • Chris Kray - Scheels All Sports, Inc.
  • Patti Lyon - Sioux Falls Police Department, Retired
  • Shailesh Patel - Hampton Inn, TownePlace Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Microtel Inn & Suites
  • Jessie Schmidt - Better Business Bureau
  • Jodi Schwan - SiouxFalls.Business
  • Riccardo Tarabelsi - Fernson Brewing Co.
  • Terry Vandrovec - Sanford Sports Complex
  • Cindy Walsh - GreatLIFE
  • Steve Westra - Hegg Companies
  • Stacy Wrightsman - Sanford Health Public Affairs
2017 Annual Report

Click here for the 2017 Annual Report