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Writing Wichita's Next Chapter

Wichita has quite a task ahead of itself. How will we rebound from the devastations of 2020? How will we forge ahead to make Wichita the place that we say we want it to be? A place where we all can live our best life. The how is not clearly ...

Refer-A-Member Initiative Launched

As your Vice President for Membership at the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, my job is to recruit new members, help them maximize their membership benefits and assist them with becoming involved in the committees and events that will be most ...

LevelUp Set for December 12

This year the Chamber will combine two popular annual events, Honors Night and Annual Meeting, to honor community excellence and celebrate the Chamber’s 2020 accomplishments. The broadcast event, titled LevelUp 2020, will take place on ...

Exposure Provides Connections on a Virtual Show Floor

Exposure has always been an opportunity for businesses and organizations to gather together to showcase their products and service on the show floor at Century II. While being in person was not an option this year, exhibitors found opportunity on ...

November Energize Wichita Events Include Tulsa Leaders

Ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into some game-changing community issues? Young professionals, area leaders and community influencers are invited to attend Energize Wichita, a new program launched this year to provide learning experiences and ...

Exposure Transformed to Virtual Event

Are you ready to connect with others? Looking for a way to build and expand your network? Interested in supporting the local business community? Are you poised to grow your business? The Chamber's Exposure Committee, chaired by Maddie Nevins of ...

Member Minute with Stacey Stamps of Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

Stacey Stamps and her veterinarian husband own Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, recently named best veterinary clinic by the Wichita Eagle’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards. Stacey Stamps, Marketing & Community Engagement Animal ...

Member Minute with Teresa Lovelady of HealthCore Clinic

HealthCore Clinic 2707 E 21st Street Wichita KS 67214 316-691-0249 healthcoreclinic.org Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram A former patient and member of the Board of Directors at HealthCore Clinic, Teresa Lovelady (pictured at right) has led ...

Member Minute with Brett Schaefer of United Warehouse

United Warehouse Company 901 East 45th St. North Wichita, KS 67219 unitedwarehouse.com 1-800-262-5458 Follow on LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook United Warehouse Company (UWC) has been implementing innovative logistics solutions for major ...

Wichita Flag 2020 Summer Travel Contest Winners Named

Since 2016, fans of the Wichita flag have been showing off their flag swag in their staycation and vacation photos in the Chamber-sponsored #WichitaFlagSummerTravelContest. We knew this year's entries would look a little different with some travel ...

Member Minute with Dr. Amy Carey, President of Friends University

Dr. Amy Carey, President Friends University 2100 W University Ave, Wichita, KS 67213 (316) 295-5000 Follow at @FriendsU on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram Share a little bit about your organization. Friends University is a Christian ...

A Member Minute Profile with Wealth Alliance Advisory Group

Wealth Alliance was founded by President and CEO Gary Decker and Executive Vice President and CIO Mathew Catlin in 2017. The core principle of Wealth Alliance is to achieve a greater financial success with our comprehensive advisory firm ...

Gary Plummer Selected for Economic Recovery Fellowship

Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Gary Plummer, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 41 other chamber of commerce professionals ...

Celebrating Wichita's 150th Birthday

Those attending the Chamber's Sunrise Scrambler last week were the first Wichitans to see a presentation about the Keeper 150 public art project to commemorate Wichita's sesquicentennial. As a member of Together Wichita, the Chamber and other local ...

Amplification of Intentional Inclusion Efforts. It’s Critical. #AMPITUP

Our February 2020 Chair’s Lunch seems like it took place eons ago, but the message from Karen Carter, our keynote speaker, about intentional inclusion couldn’t have been more powerful or more critical for the year 2020. I challenged ...

Disruption Driven Innovation - Wichita businesses respond to the impact of COVID-19

True leaders and innovators emerge during challenging times. We heard from four area business leaders during our June 17 Sunrise Scrambler who inspired us with their ability to respond to disruption by piloting new social media platforms, updating ...

Advocacy Critical During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Chamber has led the charge in advocating with local elected officials for reigniting the economy of the Wichita region. We supported a phased approach to reopening the economy, requested that COVID-19 data used to ...

Chamber Team Excels During COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the greatest rewards of my Chamber career has been the chance to work alongside outstanding volunteers and staff. We’re so fortunate to have Board leadership like Junetta Everett (Delta Dental) right now. As lucky as I am to work with a ...

Enabling Your Business To Operate Remotely Using Technology

Tara Clary is the Senior Director of Marketing for High Touch Technologies. As a guest blogger for the Chamber, she's provided a wrap up of the virtual Sunrise Scrambler that was held on Wednesday, May 20. The topic for that presentation was ...

An HR Tool Now Available For Chamber Members

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented employers with a myriad of challenges and opportunities. As businesses reopen, we are hearing a variety of questions from Chamber members about how to protect employees, customers and their organizations as they ...

Reopening Readiness

Some of our members have reopened or are in the process of expanding their services. Others are still working on their reopening plans. All are concerned about taking the necessary precautions to stay open once they have reopened. The Chamber's ...

Chamber Launches Small Business Awards Video Series

May has traditionally been designated as Small Business Month and it's also the time of year we typically announce and celebrate our annual Small Business Award winners. Due to the impact of COVID-19, some of the national Small Business Month and ...

Manufacturing Industry Call Highlights Innovation Among Crisis

Last week the Chamber hosted an Industry Call with area leaders representing the manufacturing industry on how they're adapting their businesses in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 and what they're experiencing. The session was moderated ...

Chamber Supports Reigniting the Local Economy

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce has forwarded a letter of support to the Sedgwick County Commission for reopening and reigniting the regional economy. Encouraged by recent discussions held with County leadership and Kansas Governor Laura ...

Governor Kelly seeks input from business leaders

Discussions have been taking place during the last several weeks among Chamber Board members and government officials at the county, state and federal level about how to facilitate the next step in recovery from the pandemic crisis. Prioritizing ...

Digital Marketing During COVID-19: Three critical platforms you need to update

Making it easier for clients and customers to find your business and familiarize themselves with the changes in your hours, services and products is vital in the current climate. Digital marketing guru Brie E. Anderson joined us this week to share ...

Planning Creates Opportunity – Chamber’s First Virtual Sunrise Scrambler

The monthly tradition of a Sunrise Scrambler was disrupted in March but we weren’t going to let that stop us from figuring out how to provide educational resources to our members through one of our favorite programs. Yesterday morning we ...

Funding Tool Videos Added to Wichita Resource Center

Last week we added two video interviews to our Wichita Resource Center on COVID-19 to inform our members about several of the local financial resources that are available for area nonprofits and individuals impacted by the current circumstances. ...

Chamber Industry Call Yields Reflections on Changes to the Finance Industry

The Chamber's series of Industry Calls continued with a second installment on April 9. The roundtable discussion centered on the Finance industry and was moderated by Tracee Adams of Hawthorn Capital and included Matt List with BKD and Brandon ...

Our Member Business Exchange Goes Virtual

Hosting a monthly opportunity for our members to learn more about each other's products and services is a long-time tradition at the Chamber. It often results in new business for our members and a better understanding of how they can collaborate and ...
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