Advocacy Alliance Policy Conference


    In order to develop its legislative platform, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, through its Issues Management Council, conducts research, hears presentations and surveys its members about issues affecting business. These efforts, combined with actively following and monitoring legislative activity since the close of last session, guide efforts in developing the platform for the upcoming session.



  • Patrick Connelly


    Connelly Kuhl Group


    Patrick, has more than 15 years of experience in grassroots marketing and mobilization, public policy and media strategies. Connolly's successful public affairs experience includes work on behalf U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, now U.S. Representative Tom Emmer, the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center as well as public policy and community relations efforts for the Rochester Coalition and Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance. He's also led and supported coalition efforts on behalf of the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation, the Republican Party of Minnesota, Xcel Energy, Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce,  and the  Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota.


    Patrick holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from St. Mary's University of Minnesota and a master's degree in organizational management from Concordia University. He recently completed his term on St. Mary's University Alumni Board and as member of the Cretin – Derham Hall Board of Directors.