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Committee Opportunities

Contacts Clubs
Meets bi-weekly over the lunch hour to exchange leads and referrals. Groups are comprised of non-competing Chamber member businesses. There is an application process, as well as attendance and participation guidelines that apply. If you are interested in joining a Contacts Club, please contact Kresta Dundas.

Chamber Champions
For Chamber members that have been active for a minimum of six (6) months and represents the Chamber at ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, grand openings and other Chamber member events. This group also meets monthly to discuss upcoming events and for networking. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Nicole Robinson.

Membership Campaign Volunteer
Identifies area businesses that would benefit from Chamber membership and sells memberships to those companies. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Kresta Dundas.

Exposure Committee
Meets to plan Wichita's largest business networking and expo event, which allow companies the opportunity to showcase their products and gain new customers. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Angie Elliott.

Golf Tournament Committee
Meets to plan the annual Chamber golf tournament. This group also executes the Chamber’s spring golf outing.
If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Rachel Douglass.

Government Relations Committee and Sub-Committees
Monitors federal actions that affect business. Monitors the activities of city and county governments. Serves as a liaison between local military organizations and the Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Barby Jobe.

  • Air Services
    Addresses issues related to maintaining and enhancing air service at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and updates members on current trends and issues that affect the air services industry. This is a coordinated effort with involvement and leadership from the business community in partnership with the airport authority.
  • Business Development
    Designed to improve the working relationships between local governments and local businesses, this committee discusses concerns relative to doing business with the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. Local government sends key staff people to listen, observe and take back information to other staff to impact the development process and lessen regulations that impact business development.
  • Environmental Resources
    This committee focuses on a wide range of regulatory and legislative issues related to air emission, water use, waste management, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy rates. The primary focus of the committee is on state-level issues under consideration in Topeka, however, the committee also addresses related federal and local issues.
  • Federal Affairs Policy
    This committee meets to discuss legislation and policy that exists at the federal level that impacts the Wichita region, develops the Chamber’s annual federal policy agenda, and meets regularly with the area congressional delegation.
  • Military Affairs
    This committee provides civilian support to McConnell AFB and engages in every component of the military and veterans spectrum, with special attention paid to the well-being of veterans as a substantial component of the regional workforce.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
    This committee discusses the policies and strategic investments that are necessary to modernize and strengthen our regional infrastructure systems, leverage our location, enhance our multi-modal capabilities, and facilitate the movement of goods and people within the region and around the world. The committee analyzes issues and advocates for infrastructure policies and projects that make efficient use of each dollar spent by government.

Connect with Peers

Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW)
YPW has created Action Teams charged with implementing specific goals and strategies as designated by the YPW Board of Trustees. They are the creative force behind events, services and programs. Each team meets monthly, or as needed. YPW requires a separate membership. If you are a current Chamber member, the dues are $50 per person. For Non-Chamber members, the cost is $150 per person. If you are interested in becoming involved with YPW, please contact Suzy Finn.

Spouse Career Network 
Spouse Career Network connects Chamber member spouses’ resumes with local employment opportunities and is FREE for both spouses and employers looking to hire. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Spouse Career Network, contact Jan Baggett.


Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

With such a wide variety of Chamber sponsorships, it couldn’t be easier to get exposure for your business! Sponsor an event, a committee or program and you will quickly be on your way to establishing solid name recognition for your business. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jaime Dupy.

Create even more awareness about your business and place an ad in our printed newsletter, Synergy, or the online newsletter, eSynergy. Banner ads on the Chamber website are also a great tool for creating name recognition.
If you are interested in advertising opportunities, please contact Courtney Sendall.  

Section Highlights:
  • A national study reveals that membership in a local chamber of commerce can boost a business' image among consumers, as well as among other businesses.
  • Check out the Members Only section under Member Login for valuable member-to-member discounts.
  • When consumers are told that a business is a Chamber member, that business experiences a 51% increase in its awareness and a 57% increase in its local reputation.
Kresta Dundas
Manager - Membership Development