Hall of Fame and StoryTelling America Preserve South Dakota’s Stories

Miles Beacom is the CEO of Premier Bankcard and 2013 SD Hall of Fame Inductee

A Sioux Falls video storytelling business, For Your Information (FYI), is bringing its unique approach (StoryTelling America) in a new relationship with the South Dakota Hall of Fame to help South Dakota individuals, couples, as well as, businesses and organizations to tell and preserve their stories.

According to Rick Lingberg (FYI Owner/StoryTeller) "Over time I've come to realize the most interesting stories were about people's lives; what they have experienced, the things they have learned and why it should all matter."

SDHoF Logo 250According to Greta Chapman, Executive Director of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, "The mission of the South Dakota Hall of Fame is to Champion a Culture of Excellence and our partnership with FYI/Storytelling is to video digitize inductee stories to honor, celebrate and inspire generations of South Dakotans for making dreams happen!" In many cases the South Dakota Hall of Fame is the only source of a video recording of a loved one and their journey. Inductees are people across our state that continue to make history in South Dakota as role models for youth and video makes that happen. Added Chapman, "Rick uses his years of experience and genuine interest in the unique and heartfelt stories of South Dakotans to help us build this culture of excellence."

STAlogo 541Lingberg added that he has discovered that sharing one's life experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) may be the most valuable gift a person can leave for family and friends now and in the future. Helping people to preserve those stories is what FYI/StoryTelling America does. He's been doing it through his business of over 20 years. StoryTelling America helps people to record, organize, preserve and distribute their stories in a way that provides a lasting legacy for generations to come.