We currently have 41 members of EDS including: Adams Thermal System, Americold, Berry Global, Billion Automotive, CAPITOL Card Services Inc., Carsforsale.com, CCC Information Services, CCL Label, Children's Home Society, Cigna Home Delivery, Cimarron Label, CNA Surety, DakotAbilities, Dakota Land Homes, DocuTap, Electronic Systems Inc., Fiserv, Five Star Call Centers, FurnitureMart USA, Heiman Inc., Innovative Office Solutions, JDS Industries, Kore Cares, Lifescape, Lloyd Companies, Lutheran Social Services, Marmen Energy, POET, RAS, Raven Industries, RMS Roller, Sencore, SGT Inc., Showplace Wood Products, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Southeastern Behavioral Health, Spartan Emergency Response, Starmark, The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire, Vast Broadband and Xigent Solutions.
EDS was formed through suggestions from employees at Hutchinson Technology in June of 1993. HTI then contacted other Sioux Falls, SD area businesses to judge interest in forming an organization that solicits businesses in the Sioux Empire area to provide discounts to their employees.
The following founding businesses showed interest in forming such an organization: HTI, Electronic Systems, Inc., CCL Label, Stewart's, StarMark, Balance Systems and Brown & Saenger. An EDS Committee was established and plans were put in place for implementation later that year.
In November of 1993, EDS was officially kicked off with a handful of businesses offering discounts. Over the years, we've grown to more than 175 businesses providing our employees various discounts in automotive, clothing/footwear, health & beauty, home improvement, hotels/motels, jewelers, miscellaneous, mortgages/realtors/taxes, photography & galleries, recreation/entertainment, restaurants and food, and vision care.
We do have a waiting list of businesses that wish to become members. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, please contact one of the members with your company name and number of employees you have. Each October we determine if there are any vacancies to fill, and if so we'll add the next business from the waiting list.
Click on the link on our Home Page to download a form to complete, or contact the Human Resources Department of one of the current members to get in touch with their EDS Representative and they can send you a discount sheet to complete. There is not a fee for this, either. Completed forms can be mailed to PO Box 860, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0860; or scan and email form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your company is already a member of EDS, reach out to your company's EDS representative. This is often a member of HR. If you don't know who this is, send us an e-mail at email@example.com. If your company is not yet a member of EDS, your company can reach out to us via e-mail to request to join EDS.