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.
2014 Honors Night
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Uncommon Citizen | Hale Ritchie, former CEO of Ritchie Corporation and current volunteer for Rainbows United
Spirit of Wichita | Fidelity Bank
Over the Years | Hutton Construction; John T. Arnold Associates, Inc.; Laham Development
Keeper of the Plains | Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA
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
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. Ambassador Hotel Wichita Apex Engineering International, LLC Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BG Products, Inc. BKD, LLPBoeing Defense, Space & Security - Wichita Building Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O’Kelly’sCase New HollandCHOOSE Networks, Inc. Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentColeman Company Inc. Conco 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. Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau House of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation Kennedy and Coe, LLC Key Construction, Inc. Law Company Inc. LawKingdon Architecture LDF CompaniesLegacy BankLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. NCRI -- National Catastrophe Restoration Inc. Newman University Occidental Management, Inc. Pioneer Balloon Company Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441 Poet Ethanol Products Preferred Health Systems, a Coventry Health Care Plan 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 PlaceWescon Controls CompanyWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.Workforce 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 ServiceMeritrust Credit UnionProfessional Engineering ConsultantsSullivan Higdon & SinkWal-Mart Stores Inc. - EastWestar EnergyWichita Eagle
Bank of AmericaBeechcraft CorporationCox Communications/BusinessEmprise BankFidelity BankWesley Medical Center