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Entrepreneurial innovator Elizabeth Gore will be the keynote speaker of the annual meeting of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 24.
Gore is the entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell Technologies, recruited by company founder and CEO Michael Dell to fuel the expansion of global entrepreneurship with the goal of creating jobs that will drive the world economy. She also is a regular columnist for Inc., writing about the intersection of entrepreneurship, government, technology and business.
Gore is the emeritus chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council. In that role, she focused on building global partnerships that positively affect the U.N.’s most-pressing humanitarian issues. She was also U.N. vice president of global partnerships, where she oversaw a $150 million campaign for malaria programs and a multimillion-dollar partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gore was named by People as one of the top 100 Extraordinary Women, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of Entrepreneur’s Women to Watch. She holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s in education administration from Texas A&M University and serves on the leadership council of Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
The chamber’s annual meeting recognizes the efforts of the outgoing chair of the board and launches the one-year term of the incoming chair. Steve Van Buskirk, director of land development for Van Buskirk Cos., will take over the chamber’s top volunteer position Oct. 1, succeeding Dr. Dave Kapaska, retired CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital &University Health System.
The event is sponsored by the Denny Sanford Premier Center and will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $85 for chamber members or $170 for others. Individual tickets are available or reserved tables of 10 are available for $850. Chamber members can order tickets by contacting Teresa Schreier at 605-373-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrepreneurial innovator Elizabeth Gore will be the keynote speaker of the annual meeting for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Oct. 24.