Photo Gallery: Zeal Ignite with Dr. Vance Thompson

Zeal Center recently hosted a sold out Ignite speaker series event at Josiah’s Coffeehouse, Cafe and Bakery in downtown Sioux Falls.

Guest presenter, internationally recognized laser vision surgeon, and entrepreneur, Dr. Vance Thompson of Vance Thompson Vision, spoke to an enthusiastic group of Sioux Falls leaders about development of an innovative mindset, and how to hire the right people to create a healthy business culture through the “science of nice”.


“There’s the same amount of greatness and niceness in us all, and we work hard to create an environment that brings it out in people.” -Dr. Vance Thompson

Dr. Thompson believes in a team first approach to customer service. Entrepreneur Magazine recently awarded Vance Thompson Vision as one of the country’s Top Company Cultures. As an entrepreneur, he has used his gifts of servant leadership to create countless service oriented business models. As co-owner in Jessup Cellars in Yountville, California, his award winning staff recently won an award for the Best Tasting Room Experience and Best Wine Club Experience for the third year in a row.

Thompson’s sons Blake and Joel have followed in his entrepreneurial footsteps and have co-founded a successful local brewery, Fernson Brewing Company. Blake’s wife Kayla co-owns and operates Marie & Marie Bridal in downtown Sioux Falls.

Thank you to First Bank & Trust and First PREMIER Bank for sponsoring this inspiring event. Follow Zeal's channels to stay plugged into the entrepreneurial ecosystem through upcoming events, workshops, social events, and more.

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