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I have lived in Wichita for 20 years, and I am always more proud of this city and its productive, generous people after attending Honors Night.
Mary Beth Jarvis, Wichita Festivals, Inc.

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.


Uncommon Citizen award
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
Established in 2002, this award is given to an organization or not-for-profit 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
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
The requirements for this award include: aesthetic quality; improvement to the physical environment; visibility to the general public; and a well-maintained appearance.


Keeper of the Plains Award Nominations

We are now seeking nominations for the prestigious Keeper of the Plains award. The Keeper of the Plains award committee considers aesthetic quality, degree of improvement, visibility, and maintenance when determining a winner. The award will be presented at the Chamber's Honors Night banquet in spring 2016.

Please complete and return the nomination form by Nov. 20, 2015. If available, please include before and after photos of the project.

Criteria for Nomination

  • Construction must have been completed between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2015.
  • Projects must be within Sedgwick County, but cannot be a public tax-supported entity.
  • There are no limits on the physical or monetary size of the project.
  • The recipient must be a member of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Criteria for Award Recipients

  • Aesthetic Quality - the project is visually appealing (includes landscaping and design)
  • Degree of Improvement - the project substantially improved the physical environment
  • Visibility - the project is clearly visible to the general public and easily seen by visitors
  • Maintenance - the project is continuously well-kept, nearly litter-free, painted, mowed or clipped, as appropriate

For more information, contact Rachel Groene at 268-1127.




View videos that highlight past award recipients by visiting our YouTube channel.


Hearing the stories of how Wichita businesses are succeeding and making a difference at Honors Night leaves me feeling good about this community.
Jon Rolph, SASNAK Management Corporation
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