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Eight tips for making the most of Exposure

Exposure is this Thursday! We shared some Expo prep tips last week, and here are a few for the big day. Bring plenty of business cards for exchanging with new contacts and to enter drawings. Wear comfortable shoes so you can easily cover the ...

Weigh in on Wichita's future

During yesterday's joint meeting of the Chamber's Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, attendees answered a brief survey about Wichita's future and the main issues that keep them up at night. We'd like input from readers our as well. Please ...

Chamber welcomes MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski

Follow Joe Scarborough on Twitter @JoeNBCThe Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce has secured Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski from MSNBC’s Morning Joe program to interview Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles Koch on stage as part of the ...

Ten Things You Need To Do This Week to Get Ready for Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us next Thursday, Sept. 24 at Exposure for Wichita's largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Here are some helpful tips to prepare to make the most of the day. Sign up for the Sunrise Scrambler ...

Answering your #WichitaFlag questions

There’s been a noticeable resurgence in the interest in our city’s flag during the last few months. We’ve had a number of inquiries at the Chamber since “flag fever” started taking hold. We’re asked most often ...

Congratulations to the 2015 Leadership Wichita class

Thirty-one Wichita-area citizens have been selected to participate in our 2015 Leadership Wichita class. The leadership training program features eight sessions that cover issues such as economic development and the future vision for Wichita, ...

2015 Annual Meeting Speaker Announced

by Jon Rosell, 2015 Chamber ChairmanEvery year the Chamber strives to make the Annual Meeting a memorable and informative occasion. I'm very pleased that our 2015 Annual Meeting promises to be one of the most unique events we've presented in quite ...

Bossing, Managing and Leading: is there a difference?

Wichita-native Aaron Bushell dropped some leadership insight at this morning’s Sunrise Scrambler when he presented “Are You a Boss, a Manager, or a Leader?” While many may quickly think, “Is there really a difference in those ...

GWEDC Staff Changes

Debra TeufelTeufel Departs WichitaDebra Teufel has promoted Wichita’s workforce and positive business environment across the continent and around the globe since joining the organization more than seven years ago. She’s represented the ...

Bossemeyer earns certification

David BossemeyerDavid Bossemeyer, VP-Business Development for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), has earned his Professional Certification from Business Retention & Expansion International (BREI). The advanced level ...

Finn adds Community Advancement to her Chamber work

Suzy Finn is expanding her Chamber work to include Community Advancement.Suzy Finn thrives on connecting people, ideas, and resources. She’s been focusing that passion on the Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) since she returned to Wichita ...

Chamber benefits from Kara's classroom break

Kara Belew shared her considerable talents with the Chamber this summer and returns to USD#259 classrooms this month.Some people fill every molecule in the air with electric energy as soon as they breeze through the door. Kara Belew is one of those ...

Flushed with Flag Fever

Angie Elliott, Manager of Business Services for the Chamber, is quoted in the magazine article. (Photo credit - Tyler Cooper with Wichita Magazine.)Wichita Magazine’s August issue arrived this week and the cover story is titled, Flag Fever. ...

5 Reasons YPW is Wichitawesome

YPW Staffers Suzy Finn & Meg ForemanWe could not be more proud to congratulate Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) as they celebrate their 10th anniversary this week. As Wichita Eagle reporter Bryan Horwarth put it in a recent article on the ...

Renee Anderson to depart Chamber

Renee AndersonIt was November 2011 when Renee Anderson joined the Chamber staff as part of our Community Advancement team. Now, the Chamber journey for Renee will come to an end on July 24.During these last nearly four years, Renee has graciously ...

A Quick History of 145 Years of Wichita

Now recognized as one of the major mid-sized cities in the nation, Wichita has come a long way since its infant years as a trading post and cowtown. The road from "then" to "now" has been filled with people, events and businesses that have been the ...

Waving Wichita's Flag

Post pictures of your organization flying Wichita's official flag to @WichitaFlag on Twitter and Instagram.In case you missed it, today’s Wichita Eagle Business Today section has an editorial by Angie Elliott about Wichita’s official ...

Landon to join Wichita Community Foundation

Holly Landon has announced that she will take the next step in her promising career as the Director of Philanthropic Giving for the Wichita Community Foundation. For the past seven years, Holly has managed some of our largest member events and built ...

FOM - Paying it forward

As we celebrate the Fourth of July this week, we’ll also be remembering the sacrifices so many families and individuals have made throughout our history to ensure that our country remains free and independent. It’s also a good time to ...

YPW: Finding more ways to Enhance Wichita

It is no secret that retaining and attracting the best of millennial workers (those born between 1980 and 2000) is critical to Wichita’s future success. We are fortunate to have strong and well-organized groups of young professionals in our ...

Are you the Top Dog?

Speaker Maurice Evans reminded Chamber members that leadership is highly relational.You don’t have to be appointed the top dog in your organization to lead the pack. People will follow you and embrace your ideas if you are adding value to ...

Waving the Flag of Wichita

With Flag Day approaching this Sunday, June 14, we wanted to share the message behind Wichita's (often unknown) flag. Our Manager of Business Services Angie Elliott has prepared the post below about what the flag means to her. Angie ...

Get out and explore Wichita this weekend

Visit Wichita has launched a regional advertising campaign inviting viewers to spend their weekend in Wichita. You can see the 30-second commercials via the links below. Visit Wichita Leisure Video #1 Visit Wichita Leisure Video #2 Visit Wichita ...

Wichita's New Gateway is Open

It was a milestone moment for Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport earlier today when the new terminal building officially opened to passengers. Many Chamber members were involved in the project and they were there to greet the first arriving airlines and ...

Now accepting nominations for the 2015 Leadership Wichita class

Leadership is a word that we hear a lot these days. But what does it really mean and how do we develop it? It takes leaders with significant skills working together to address the issues facing our community. And for more than 30 years, the ...

Your 24-year old employees: What skills, abilities and qualities does your business need from them?

The Chamber and the Business and Education Alliance (BEA) are encouraging local business leaders to participate in a communication session about the future of education on Tuesday, June 2 at the Wichita Art Museum (1400 W. Museum Blvd) from 9 to 11 ...

The Measurement of Success

A recap of the May 2015 Sunrise Scrambler Todd RamseyIt seems like more often than not, the world of social media is changing , thus requiring businesses to change their social media practices to keep up. And with the plethora of tools and tactics ...

Job changes for Shelton and Edwards

Beth Shelton, Manager of Business Development for GWEDC.JOB CHANGEBeth Shelton, Manager Business Development at the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), has announced her departure effective Wednesday, June 3. Beth has accepted a ...

Termination notice changed for three County contracts

Discussion about County funding for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), Exploration Place and the Sedgwick County Zoo took place at yesterday’s May 13 Commission meeting. Each of these three organizations currently has ...

Introducing our 2015 Small Business of the Year recipients

Cornerstone Design and Development, Inc. and Zernco, Inc. were named the 2015 Small Businesses of the Year at a luncheon earlier today.Award finalists were divided into two tiers based upon number of full-time employees. Cornerstone Design and ...
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