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Annual Meeting

The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and Wichita Educational Foundation
are pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Meeting program as

Community Partners

Wichita State University, Visit Wichita, and the Greater Wichita Partnership


About the Event

The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and Wichita Educational Foundation have announced that Wichita native Charles Koch will be the featured guest speaker at the Chamber Annual Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2015. Koch is the Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc., a position he has held since 1967.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski from MSNBC’s Morning Joe program will join Mr. Koch on stage for a moderated discussion about his most recent book, Good Profit, How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World’s Most Successful Companies. Published by Crown Business, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Mr. Koch’s book was released in October and is currently listed on the New York Times' Bestseller list. More information can be found at goodprofitbook.comBooks may also be ordered through Chamber member, Watermark Books.

An added feature of this year's event includes the broadcast of the Morning Joe program live from Wichita the following day. Participants may register at this Eventbrite site.

Bios - Koch, Scarborough and Brzezinski
Video Announcement - Charles Koch as speaker
Video Announcement - Moderators Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
News Release
 - Charles Koch as speaker
News Release - Moderators Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
News Release - MSNBC selects Wichita State University campus for November 3 broadcast of Morning Joe program.

Agenda and Reservations

Dinner will be held in Century II Exhibition Hall. Program will take place in Century II Convention Hall immediately following dinner.

No audio/video recording or photography are allowed.

Please arrive promptly as security screenings will take place.

6:30-7:30 p.m.    Dinner in Exhibition Hall. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
7:40-9:30 p.m.    Program in Convention Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Pricing
Corporate table sponsorship (8 seats): $1200 - SOLD OUT
Individual ticket for dinner and program: $115 - SOLD OUT
Program only, general seating: $55 - SOLD OUT
Program only, balcony seating: $35

Tickets have been mailed. Registrations received after October 9 may be picked up at the Chamber office or at Century II Convention Hall the night of November 2.

Ticket sales end at noon on Monday, November 2.

Please note the following.


Thank you to our sponsors!


Premier Sponsors
Ernst & Young LLC
Fidelity Bank
High Touch Technologies
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Meritrust Credit Union
Murfin, Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Platinum Sponsors
Airbus Americas Engineering, Inc.
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Black Hills Energy
Cargill Meat Solutions
Cox Business
Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc.
Grant Thornton LLP
House of Schwan, Inc.
Howard + Helmer Architecture
Hyatt Regency Wichita
RCB Bank
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
Westar Energy
Wilson Building Maintenance Inc.

Print Sponsor
Envision, Inc.

Gold Sponsors
Berry Companies, Inc.
Emprise Bank
GLMV Architecture
Hutton Construction Corporation
Occidental Management, Inc.
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Dessert Sponsor
Klenda Austerman LLC, Attorneys at Law
TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas

Dinner Wine Sponsor
Eby Construction Co.
K•Coe Isom
Rose Hill Bank

Silver Sponsors
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L. C.
Foulston Siefkin LLP
Golden Plains Credit Union
Hartman Oil
IMA, Inc.
Kansas Gas Service
Koch Industries, Inc.
Sullivan Higdon & Sink

Transportation Sponsor
Koch Industries, Inc.

Green Room Sponsor
Horton's Furniture


Corporate Table Sponsors

Alex Ammar
Alltite, Inc.
APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears, Wichita Branch
Bank of the West
Bank SNB
Berry Companies, Inc.
Birds Eye Holdings, LLC
Bombardier Learjet
Builders Plus Construction, LLC
Building Controls and Services Inc.
Butler Community College
Central Power Systems & Services Inc.
Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas Inc.
Citizens Bank of Kansas
Clifton Square Shopping Village
CNH Industrial
Commerce Bank
Conco Construction
Cornejo & Sons Inc.
Cornejo Companies
Cox Business
Cox Machine, Inc.
Cranmer Grass Farming Inc.
Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc.
Dillon Stores
Eby Construction Co.
Emprise Bank
Fee Insurance Group
Friends University
GLMV Architecture
Great Plains Ventures Inc.
Hartman Oil Co., Inc.
Helen Galloway
Hinkle Law Firm, LLC
House of Schwan, Inc.
ICI Insurance
Insurance Resources LLC/Air Capital Insurance LLC
iSi Environmental Services
J R Custom Metal Products, Inc.
Jack DeBoer
Kansas Beer Wholesalers Assoc., Inc.
Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Kansas Policy Institute
Kansas Truck Equipment Co., Inc.
Kansas Turnpike Authority
Koch Industries, Inc.
Krehbiel Architecture
KSNW-Channel 3
Lampton Welding Supply Co. Inc.
Lario Enterprises, LLC
Legacy Bank
Legend Senior Living, LLC
Margaret Dechant
Martin Pringle Law Firm
McCormick Armstrong Co. Inc.
Medical Society of Sedgwick County
Midwest Single Source, Inc.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
P.B. Hoidale Co., Inc.
Pearson Construction, LLC
Petrich Benefit Plan Services, Inc.
Premier Food Service, Inc.
Protection 1
Realtors of South Central Kansas
River City Brewing Co.
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
Simmons Bank
Skyward Credit Union
Slawson Real Estate Company
SMG / INTRUST Bank Arena
Southwest National Bank
Stan Miller
Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.
Sunflower Bank, N.A.
Sunflower Broadcasting/KWCH/KSCW
Sunrise Oilfield Supply, Inc.
Superior Boiler Works, Inc
Surency Life and Health Insurance Company
The Bradbury Company
The Carnahan Group
The Martens Companies
The Martin Eby Family
The McGinty Machine Co., Inc.
The Plaid Giraffe, Inc.
The Print Source Inc.
The Wichita Eagle
Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, LLC
UMB Bank, N.A.
Visit Wichita
Watkins & Schneider Consulting LLC
Wichita Area Technical College
Wichita Federal Credit Union
Wichita Independent Business Association
Wichita Public Schools
Wichita Railway Service, LLC
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
Yingling Aviation

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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