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2014 Wichita Business Exposure { Sept. 25 }
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Honors Night

Wichita has many outstanding people and organizations. The Chamber’s Honors Night recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started more than 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 Award Recipients

Uncommon Citizen award l Hale Ritchie, former CEO of Ritchie Corporation & current volunteer for Rainbows United
Established in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have served their community year after year in an extraordinary capacity - making outstanding contributions to the civic and cultural institutions in Wichita.

Spirit of Wichita award l Fidelity Bank
Established in 2002, this award is given to an organization that received the Over the Years award at least 20 years ago, in recognition of its continued strength of employment, leadership, innovation, and community involvement.

Over the Years award l Hutton Construction; John T. Arnold Associates, Inc.; Laham Development
The Over the Years Award is given to companies and organizations that have exhibited a long-standing performance as good business citizens and are major contributors to our area’s economic well-being.

Keeper of the Plains award l Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA
The requirements for this award include: aesthetic quality; improvement to the physical environment; visibility to the general public; and a well-maintained appearance.

 

Videos

View videos that highlight each of the award recipients by visiting our YouTube channel.

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Kresta Dundas
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