We can’t help people break down barriers to build better connected communities from the comfort of our North Loop office, so we’re getting out from behind our desks to learn more about the great faces (besides these four stoic dudes) and great places of South Dakota.


We’re looking to connect with civic-connectors, entrepreneurs, community-builders, and up-to-somethingers across South Dakota. Know of someone we should meet while we’re in town? Want to recommend a can’t miss roadside attraction? Is there a story brewing in South Dakota that you think Pollen should cover?

Tell us about it.

Our first stop will be Rapid City. We’re partnering with our friends at The Numad Group on Morning Fill Up, a series of public gatherings intended to inspire and engage members of The Garage, as well as residents around western South Dakota, to put their creative energies into action for the betterment of the entire community. The series is a partnership between The Numad Group and the Bush Foundation. This event is open to the public and sells out fast.


September Morning Fill Up Details

7 AM on Wednesday, September 23

The Garage, 402 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City



September’s Morning Fill Up guest will be Dr. Tom Jackson Jr., president of Black Hills State University. In a conversation with Matt Ehlman of The Numad Group, Dr. Jackson will talk about his vision for Black Hills State University, and how he plans to connect the university’s legacy with its future.


For those of you in the area, we hope you’ll join us at The Garage the night before, from 5-7 PM on September 22, for a networking reception. Stop by and introduce yourself, bring your friends, meet new people, learn more about Pollen, enjoy a bite to eat, and take in some local entertainment.



We’ll also be making stops in Pine Ridge, Sioux Falls, and Brookings to meet with folks and break bread. Stay tuned for details about that.