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A Critical Time for Leadership

This morning the Chamber hosted an Industry Call with area leaders representing the construction field on how they're adapting their businesses in response to the stay-at-home orders and the economic impact of COVID-19 that they're experiencing. The ...

Update: Unemployment Insurance Benefits Extension Bill Signed by Governor Kelly

As discussed in our blog post on Tuesday, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce supported legislation extending unemployment insurance (UI) weekly benefits to 26 weeks (from the current formula-determined 16 weeks) until next year. This talent ...

Customer Communication Tips in Time of Crisis

Recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) are impacting small businesses around the globe. Businesses are trying to keep up to date with the latest news and restrictions, which means now more than ever, businesses must utilize ...

A Message From Your Chamber President and CEO

Dear Member: Your Chamber has have been closely monitoring the virus outbreak and its impact on our members and communities. We are committed to serving you, our community and our region during this unprecedented time. I wanted to provide you with ...

Unemployment Insurance Bill Heads to Governor Kelly's Desk

The Wichita Regional Chamber decided last month to support legislation extending unemployment insurance (UI) weekly benefits to 26 weeks (from the current formula-determined 16 weeks) until April 2021. This decision was made as a talent retention ...

Chamber Response to COVID-19

We value our ability to bring people together for advocacy, networking, education and celebrations. Chambers are conveners and connectors. But our first priority is the safety and security of our members, partners, staff and community. Today ...

Wichita's Historical Wurlitzer Wows Audiences

David Bernstorf, President Wichita Wurlitzer, Inc. Member since October 2019 2475 N Greenleaf St Wichita KS 67226-1535 wichitawurlitzer.org Please tell us about the Wichita Wurlitzer. Wichita Wurlitzer, Inc, is a non-profit performing arts ...

Leann Sanchez Joins Chamber

Leann Sanchez has been named a Director of Finance for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her first day in her full-time position was Monday, March 2. A graduate of Wichita State University, Sanchez earned a BBA in Accounting. She also ...

Chamber announces staffing updates in Government Relations and Membership

Lauren Poorman has been named the Government Relations Coordinator for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her first day in her full time position was February 3. Poorman had been working in a temporary part-time capacity for the department ...

Your Chair's Lunch Action Items

Our February 6 blog post was a recap of our 2020 Chair’s Lunch that focused on intentional inclusion and diversity. We mentioned that attendees were provided with an action item checklist to enhance their engagement in these areas. The list ...

Thrasher Continues to Grow in Wichita Community

Gary Mackey, General Manager Thrasher 8853 E. 37th St. N. Facebook | Website Member since April 2018 1-800-827-0702 Please tell us a little bit about your company. Founded in 1975, Thrasher helps homeowners preserve and improve the value of ...

2020 Honors Night Award Recipients Announced

Following a tradition started in 1963, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its annual Honors Night event on Thursday, April 23. Honors Night recognizes an outstanding individual, an exceptional young professional, exemplary ...

Intentional Inclusion – Feeling Safe, Seen, Heard and Respected

Why does the C-suite at Dow, a successful and well-established global company, put so much emphasis on the intentional inclusion of their 37,000 employees? According to their Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Inclusion Officer, Karen S. ...

A Member Minute profile with Hyatt Regency Wichita

Set along the Arkansas River, Hyatt Regency Wichita is a premier hotel in Wichita, Kansas. It offers modern guestrooms, revitalized meeting and wedding venues and the Harvest Kitchen/Bar. Hear from Executive Chef Greg Cook in this latest Member ...

Journey Unseen Launches March 24

Between 2010 and 2017, Des Moines netted 32,000 newcomers. Oklahoma City added 52,000 people. Wichita lost a net total of 18,000. A disproportionate number of those departures were college-educated women under age 45 and minorities with an ...

Staffing Changes Announced

Jaime Dupy has been promoted from the Director of Investor of Investor & Strategic Development to Vice President of Investor & Strategic Development for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. Dupy has been with the Chamber since 2012 and ...

2020 Legislative Session Forecast – Cloudy with a Chance of Debate

The 2020 Legislative Session began on Jan. 13. Both chambers kicked off the session with speeches by their leadership and the couple of new members to the legislature were seated by Tuesday. Each year, all Kansas legislators receive the Wichita ...

Introducing Energize Wichita, A New Chamber Program

For almost 15 years, the Chamber has convened community and business leaders for City-to City Leadership Visits. These leadership visits give insight to what our peer cities are doing well and help Wichitans find best practices then customize them ...

Everett to Level Up with 2020 Chamber Board

As part of our Annual Meeting on Nov. 19, our 2020 Board of Directors was officially announced. Junetta Everett, Vice President of Professional Relations at Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc., will serve as Board Chair. Ben Hutton of Hutton will serve as ...

Dale Seiwert Joins Chamber as Vice President

Dale Seiwert has joined the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce as the organization’s Vice President of Finance and Administration. He started his position on January 2. Seiwert will utilize his management, accounting and finance experience ...

LEVEL UP in 2020

Today’s monthly CHAMBER UPDATE in the Wichita Eagle includes a brief bio about our 2020 Chair, Junetta Everett. An executive with Delta Dental who has been involved with the Chamber for a number of years, Junetta shares her latest ...

Leadership Wichita Creates Knowing Experiences

There’s a big difference between knowing about something or someone and knowing that person or thing. To know requires experience, it requires getting up close, and in many cases it requires a personal connection. Those encounters shape the ...

Democracy Requires Your Engagement

Wichita Chamber Board member David Hodge (Sunflower Bank) characterized the 2019 Chamber Annual Meeting as packed with “energy, engagement, relevant and challenging speakers and a wonderful sense of community.” It was a history-making ...

Pat Gallagher Selected for Tampa Bay Trophy Award

Pat Gallagher, Military Affairs Liaison for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, was recently presented the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Tampa Bay Trophy Award on Oct. 23. Created by the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance in Florida in ...

Preserving Our Democracy - Opportunities Must Exist for All

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran spent part of his Veteran’s Day schedule addressing more than 160 local business leaders at the Chamber’s Federal Issue Forum on Monday. Moran told the crowd that he was deviating from his typical speech at ...

Chamber Offers Health Insurance Option for Members

Health insurance coverage is one of the most important benefits businesses can offer when recruiting and retaining talent. The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer a new health insurance option for our Chamber members with an ...

Kansas Eye Bank Kicks Off Eye Donation Month

Are you registered to be an eye, organ, and tissue donor? Almost anyone can be a cornea donor, regardless of vision, age, or past ocular health issues. Read this member minute profile to find out how you can become a donor and help raise awareness ...

Member Minute with Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is dedicated to working with Kansas manufacturers to solve their challenges. Formerly known as Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) the organization has rebranded to ensure better representation of their ...

Hullings Orthodontics: Where Beautiful Smiles Grow

Hullings Orthodontics has been in business since 1990, but is now expanding its team, technology and capacity. Dr. Vincent Santucci joined Dr. Jon Hullings at his practice in summer 2019. Read more from Dr. Vincent and how the team at Hullings Orthodontics is transforming their services with leading edge technology and finding value in their Chamber membership.

It Takes A Village Utilizes MTXE Philosophy

It Takes A Village, Inc. 316-371-4691 P.O. Box 8172 Wichita, KS 67208 itavtransitionalhomes.net Follow them on Facebook Founded less than five years ago, It Takes A Village is a nonprofit agency devoted to improving the lives of foster children ...
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