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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 ...

Small Business Week - Day Five

Mara and Mario Quiroz of Molino's Mexican CuisineOn the final day of National Small Business Week, Mara and Mario Quiroz of Molino's Mexican Cuisine tell us why they believe Wichita is an ideal place to raise a family and own a business. Follow this ...

What do the Zoo, Exploration Place and Jobs have in common?

Discussion about County funding for all three are expected to be on the agenda for the Sedgwick County Commission meeting next Wednesday, May 13. Commissioners have proposed reviewing the multi-year funding agreements the County has with the ...

Small Business Week - Day Four

The Squid Ink Creative team at the 2014 Exposure eventOn the fourth day of National Small Business Week, Brad Painchaud of Squid Ink Creative shares why he is encouraged by the positive energy in Wichita and how that translates to better business. ...

Small Business Week - Day Three

The team at Cassandra Bryan Design specializes in professional logo and custom website design. The team is pictured here attending the 2014 Chamber Small Business Awards Luncheon.On the third day of National Small Business Week, Cassandra Bryan ...

Small Business Week - Day Two

Nancy WilsonAs National Small Business Week continues, Nancy Wilson with WorkSafe Physical Therapy tells us why she loves living and working in Wichita in today's video. Follow this link to our YouTube channel, then share it will others using ...

Small Business Week - Day 1

May 4 - 8, 2015Small business creates 2 out of every 3 net new jobs. The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce salutes our members who own and operate small businesses this week as part of National Small Business Week. Why do they operate in Wichita and ...

Welcome Toni Porter!

Toni Porter is already well-known to many of our Chamber members who will be pleased to learn that she has joined our organization as a part-time Project Manager on the Government Relations staff. Toni recently left her full-time position as ...

Up Periscope: We’re LIVE from Wichita

The Chamber has been utilizing a new Twitter tool at several ribbon cutting events this month.Celebrating the accomplishments of the business community is at the core of what we do at the Chamber. We’re always seeking new ways to include more ...

YPs “Bring it Home”

The Kansas YP Summit will be held in Wichita in 2016 and 2017 thanks to a successful bid by the Young Professionals of Wichita to host the event.Congratulations to the Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) for winning the bid to host the Kansas YP ...

Welcome Rita!

Please help us welcome Rita Malinauskas to the Chamber.Rita Malinauskas has joined the Business Services team as a Coordinator, working with Chamber Managers Angie Elliott and Holly Landon. She’s been hired to temporarily fill a vacancy left ...

Introducing our newest members from the Membership Event

We recently completed a successful Membership Event, during which 200 volunteers invited their contacts to become members of the Chamber. In less than 72 hours, 226 new members were added to the Chamber! You can now see a list of those new members ...

A new course for economic growth

A new partnership is being formed to align, focus and fast forward our economy. The Greater Wichita Partnership is based on a "best practice" model that has been successful in other communities. The Partnership consolidates the efforts and ...

Chamber welcomes 226 new members during three-day membership event

We welcomed 226 new members during our membership event last week on April 7-9, during which 200 community volunteers gathered to support the Chamber’s membership campaign.A celebration was held for volunteers at the conclusion of the ...

GWEDC on 99.7 LITE FM this Sunday morning

From partnering on the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth (BREG) and the Wichita-South Central Kansas Export Plan, to helping secure Figeac-Aero North America's expansion in Wichita, the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) has ...

Tracy Iles departs Chamber & Jaime Dupy promoted

Tracy Iles has made the decision to resign from her position as the Director of Investor Relations at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. Her last day is Friday, April 10. Jaime and TracyJaime Dupy has been promoted internally to the position of ...

Record-Breaking Membership Event Underway

Volunteers David King and Laura King celebrate bringing in a new Chamber member during the first day of the 2015 Membership Event. More than 100 new members joined the Chamber on the first day of the event.They did it! Our Chamber volunteers had a ...

GWEDC participates in two local initiatives

From left to right: Nick Campbell with GWEDC, Brad Eilts with McPherson County and Beth Shelton with GWEDC participated in the BREG town hall meeting on April 2.GWEDC is participating in both the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth (BREG) ...

Enter to win Professional Bull Riding tickets at INTRUST Bank Arena

We are partnering with INTRUST Bank Arena to celebrate the wonderful events and attractions they bring to our community in honor of their five year anniversary! The Professional Bull Riding tour is coming to Wichita on April 25, and we have tickets ...

GWEDC to market WSU's Innovation Campus in Germany next month

Wichita State University (WSU) announced this week that Airbus has signed a letter of intent to locate a major engineering center on WSU's new Innovation Campus. Around 400 Airbus employees will move from their current location in downtown Wichita ...

Stop making plans & thrive in the chaos

A recap of the March Sunrise ScramblerMany would be hard pressed to find a leadership model that exceeds that of the United States Marine Corps. And many of the USMC leadership principles can also be applied in business and in life. Richard Rierson, ...

Young Professionals of Wichita Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Formed in 2005, Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is celebrating their tenth year of providing innovative ways for young professionals in the Wichita area to socialize, expand their professional horizons, and immerse themselves in the Wichita ...

Learn about the Export Plan for South Central Kansas

Almost twenty-eight percent of the Wichita-area economy is export dependent. And many businesses in the South Central Kansas region would like to increase the number of products and services they export.The long-awaited Wichita-South Central Kansas ...

2015 Small Business of the Year finalists announced

The 2015 Small Business of the Year finalists were announced last night at a Metro Mingle event. This is the eleventh year for the program, which is presented by the 2014 award recipients: Balco, Inc. and Icon Structures Inc.In addition to offering ...

Gearhart appointed to Chamber Board of Directors

Pat GearhartPat Gearhart, President of Bank SNB, has been appointed to the Chamber's Board of Directors by Chairman Jon Rosell. Classified as a Chairman’s Appointment, Gearhart will serve on the Board for one year.“We’re delighted ...

Chamber plans unconventional membership event

More than 200 volunteers will race against the clock to sign up new Chamber members during our 2015 Membership Event on April 7-9. This will be the second time we have worked with Your Chamber Connection, a group that specializes in high energy and ...
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