User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


67° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Businesses Boom With Summit League Support

March 12, 2014, 6:07 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Businesses Boom With Summit League Support
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Now that the Summit League tournament has come to an end, many basketball fans are leaving town. And local businesses are already missing their presence.

"It is hectic. It's great. It's a fun atmosphere," Joe Sefrna said.

It may not look like it now, but during the Summit League tournament, Jono's Bar and Grill near the Arena is hopping.

Owner Joe Sefrna says the lack of restaurants in the area helps out the small, neighborhood bar.

"I guess just sheer numbers. When there's not a lot of places to go, they kind of narrow it down. Jono's has been around awhile and it's pretty well known," Sefrna said.

According to the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director, Teri Schmidt, the Summit League is one of the top five events in Sioux Falls-- bringing in a lot of business for hotels, restaurants, and some places you might not think about.

"Maybe somebody broke their tooth while they were here and had to see a dentist. Or hurt their ankle or who knows what, and sought medical attention. Also retail. A lot of people go shopping. Maybe they go shopping because they want to, but maybe they go shopping because they forgot their tooth brush. So that all adds in," Schmidt said.

While USD fans had a great week with the women's team winning the championship, SDSU fans were a little less enthused.

Sefrna says how the local teams perform is a big indicator for how much money they'll make that week.

"If you really look at the previous years, when SDSU has been in the finals, it's been a big difference. And as a SDSU alumni I was a little disheartened by the losses of course. And it also affects the revenue at the bar," Sefrna said. 

We won't know exact numbers for a week or so, but Schmidt says this year's tournament was nothing to be ashamed of.

"I have a feeling this one's going to come out yet further ahead than the others have been. And they've all been great successes. But the numbers I think we're going to see in the end are going to show higher than even in year's past," Schmidt said.

Schmidt says coverage from local and national media was also a great promotional tool for the city.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Sioux Falls No Longer Best Small City

7/25/2014 11:12 AM

Sioux Falls is no longer the nation's best small city for business and careers.

Full Story
Iowa Town Bracing For Closure Of Tyson Foods Plant

7/27/2014 3:31 PM

One small northwest Iowa town is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee closes, and business own...

Full Story
Simply Mac Coming To Sioux Falls

7/28/2014 1:12 PM

Apple users will soon have another option for sales and service support.

Full Story
Dawley Farm Village Expands

7/25/2014 10:10 PM

If you don't live on the Sioux Falls east side, or haven't taken a drive over there lately, you may not have noticed all the new businesses.

Full Story | Watch
Sioux City Riverboat Casino Prepares For Last Day

7/30/2014 7:57 AM

The Argosy riverboat casino is preparing to take its last bets Wednesday, having told the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission that it will close by 5 p....

Full Story


Events