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. 

To submit a funding request to the Business Improvement District (BID) please follow these instructions:

  1. Complete the BID Funding Application Form
  2. Please attach any applicable information and budget documents
  3. Mail to the Sioux Falls CVB, Attn: Executive Director, 200 N. Phillips Ave. Ste. 102, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
CVB Business Improvement District (BID) Board

BID Voting Members

  • Thea Miller Ryan - Chair, CVB Executive Committee, The Outdoor Campus
  • Char Roth - Vice-Chair, CVB Executive Committee, J&L Harley-Davidson
  • Steve Westra - Secretary, Hegg Companies, Inc.
  • Shailesh Patel - Immediate Past-Chair, Hampton Inn of Sioux Falls, TownePlace Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Mictrotel Inn & Suites
  • Scott Garrett - Holiday Inn City Centre
  • Jean Hoesing - Ramada Hotel & Suites
  • Tom Morris - Kelly Inns, Ltd.
  • Mark Wahlstrom - At-Large
  • Open position

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:

  • Thea Miller Ryan - Chair, The Outdoor Campus
  • Sara McMahon - Vice-Chair, Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Frank Gurnick - Treasurer, Dakota Alliance Soccer Club
  • Teri Schmidt - Executive Director, Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dan Radigan - Past-Chair, Radigan Enterprises

CVB Voting Members:

  • Tove Bormes - Rug and Relic
  • Jan Grunewaldt - Best Western PLUS Sioux Falls Ramkota
  • 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
  • Terry Vandrovec - Sanford Sports Complex
  • Cindy Walsh - GreatLIFE
  • Stacy Wrightsman - Sanford Health Public Affairs
2016 Annual Report

Click here for the 2016 Annual Report