Wichita has many outstanding people and organizations. The Chamber’s Honors Night recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started 50 years ago.
Honors Night celebrates an outstanding individual, three exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitment to the community, and a striking architectural achievement. All of the honors have special meaning because each contributes to the greater well-being of our community.
On this special night, the business community gathers to say "thank you" to our honorees, who are indeed worthy. In recognition of this fact, their names will be enshrined on the "Wall of Honor" in the Chamber building, forming another stitch in the historic fabric of the Wichita area.
2013 Award Recipients
Uncommon Citizen award l Charlie Chandler, President and CEO of INTRUST Bank, N.A.
Spirit of Wichita award l Foulston Siefkin LLP
Over the Years award l Airbus Americas Engineering, Inc.; Botanica, The Wichita Gardens; and Cox Machine Inc.
Keeper of the Plains award l GLMV Architecture
2012 Award Recipients
Tom Dondlinger - Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co., Bruce Gilkeson - Lusco Brick & Stone Co., Helen Galloway - The First Place, Jeff Kennedy - Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP, Tony Utter - Wichita Area Association of Realtors, Katie Dorrah - Junior League of Wichita.
Uncommon Citizen | Helen Galloway
Spirit of Wichita | Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. Inc.
Over the Years | Junior League of Wichita | Lusco Brick & Stone Co. | Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Baurer, L.L.P.
Keeper of the Plains | Wichita Area Association of Realtors
2011 Award Recipients
Pictured from left to right: Kenneth Bengtson - MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc., Clay Bastian - Fidelity Bank,
Uncommon Citizen | Michael and Nestor Weigand
Ad Astra | INTRUST Bank Arena
Over The Years | Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc. | MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Spirit of Wichita | Kice Industries, Inc.
Keeper of the Plains | The Fidelity Bank Carnegie Library Building
Martin K. EbyDondlinger & Sons Construction CompanyLegacy BankCase New HollandJohnson Controls – YorkConco, IncStar LumberWescon ProductsHouse of SchwanBKD, LLPIMA Financial GroupSullivan Higdon & SinkMeritrust Credit UnionHutton Construction
Allen Gibbs & HoulikBeechcraft CorporationBlack Hills EnergyBombardier LearjetCapitol Federal Savings BankCommerce BankEquity BankFoulston SiefkinGrant ThorntonHutton Construction CorporationKansas Gas ServiceMeritrust Credit UnionProfessional Engineering ConsultantsSullivan Higdon & SinkWal-Mart Stores Inc. - EastWestar EnergyWichita Eagle