Who We Are
The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce is the dedicated champion for our more than 1,900 business members and their employees. The Chamber’s volunteer leadership and staff marshal the organization’s resources to advance a competitive business environment that gives members a distinct advantage in achieving business objectives.
“The mission of the Chamber is to drive economic growth and community advancement in the Wichita region.”
Below you will find five focus areas and their critical strategic priorities that your Chamber will be advancing to transform our metro area in 2015.
Meet the critical needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Wichita region.
Collaborate with business organizations and small business service providers to support entrepreneurship and innovation in the Wichita region.
Grow the Wichita regional economy by helping existing and new employers grow quality primary jobs and capital investment.
Strengthen private/public partnerships on a regional basis, including Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus and the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth.
Engage the broader community in a discussion about economic development issues and the future of our regional economy.
Achieve a public policy agenda for business and the community at the local, state and federal level.
Identify and support business-friendly candidates for elected office, starting with 2015 City Council and mayoral races.
Develop, attract and retain a well-educated and trained workforce for the Wichita region by addressing current needs and future trends.
Downtown/Quality of Place
Increase awareness and recognition that quality of place, beginning with a vibrant downtown, is critical to the entire region’s identity and success.
Check out the Chamber's performance updates in our four focus areas: representing business interests to government, influencing through political action, promoting the community, and providing oppotunities to build better relationships. Click on the report to view:
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. AetnaAirbus North America Engineering, Inc. Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BKD, LLPBuilding Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O'Kelly'sCNH Industries Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Cox Machine, Inc. Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc. Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc. Dillon Food Stores Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.Eby Construction Co. Envision, Inc. Friends University GLMV Architecture, Inc. Golden Plains Credit UnionHouse of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation KSNW-Channel 3 Law Company Inc. LDF CompaniesLegacy BankL K ArchitectureLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. Newman University Occidental Management, Inc. Pioneer Balloon Company Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441 Poet Ethanol Products Range Oil Company, Inc. Ritchie Exploration, Inc. Rusty Eck Ford Security 1st Title LLC Slawson Real Estate Company Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas TECT Aerospace UCI United Way of the Plains Value PlaceVisit WichitaWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWorkforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.Yingling Aviation
Allen Gibbs & HoulikBlack Hills EnergyBombardier LearjetCapitol Federal Savings BankCargill Meat SolutionsCommerce BankEquity BankFoulston SiefkinGrant ThorntonHutton Construction CorporationKansas Gas ServiceK•Coe IsomMeritrust Credit UnionProfessional Engineering ConsultantsSullivan Higdon & SinkWal-Mart Stores Inc. - EastWestar EnergyWichita Eagle