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Janelle Bogart to depart Chamber

Account Executive Janelle Bogart will depart the Chamber after 1.5 years of service. During that time, she brought joy to our workplace and very effectively showcased the Chamber to many prospects and new members.Beginning Dec. 29, Janelle will ...

Suzie Ahlstrand departs Chamber after 27 years

Suzie Ahlstrand, Executive Vice President of Community Advancement, is leaving the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce at the end of this calendar year. The information about her scheduled departure was shared with the Chamber's Board of Directors at ...

Fire Back – A recap of the Sunrise Scrambler with Jared Estes

In 2005, Jared Estes, his wife Paige, and two friends were hit by a drunk driver on Kellogg. Jared sustained burns to more than 50% of his body, and Paige sadly did not survive the crash.Jared shared his story with a sold-out Sunrise Scrambler crowd ...

Chamber adopts 2015 Legislative Agenda

The Chamber board of directors recently adopted the 2015 Chamber Legislative Agenda based on issues identified by Chamber members and staff that could impact business in the upcoming year. The agenda is designed to support the Chamber’s ...

Chamber President, Chairman be to featured on Lite Is Local broadcast

Chamber President Gary Plummer and 2015 Board Chairman Jon Rosell will be the featured guests on Sunday morning’s Lite Is Local broadcast on 99.7 LITE FM. During the interview with host Gayla Crouse, the two share their favorite takeaways from ...

APEX Engineering International, GWEDC announce 108 new jobs with County approval now added to City

Wichita-based APEX Engineering International LLC (AEI), a fully integrated producer of aircraft parts and assemblies for both new and existing aircraft, has selected Wichita for a new project to build large aircraft sub-assemblies for Tier 1s and ...

Start the New Year with a vacation on us

We can't think of a better way to start 2015 than by planning a vacation with FREE airfare! So we are giving away a Southwest Airlines ticket to one lucky blog follower. Entries will be accepted now through January 9.Here's how to enter: Click the ...

Dr. Condoleezza Rice inspires Wichita crowd at Chamber Annual Meeting

Last week’s Annual Meeting kicked off with 2014 Board Chairman Wayne Chambers passing the gavel to 2015 Chairman Jon Rosell and ended with Dr. Condoleezza Rice answering questions submitted by the public. A crowd of 3,000 people were in ...

Now accepting nominations for our 2015 Small Business Awards

The Wichita Metro Chamber is accepting nominations for the 2015 Small Business Awards now through Friday, Dec. 12. The program, presented by Balco, Inc. and Icon Structures Inc., offers well-deserved recognition to small businesses for their ...

Happy Thanksgiving, From Your Chamber

As Thanksgiving draws near and we count our blessings (and not calories), we are mindful of how thankful we are for each and every member. It is the businesses and people of Wichita that make our jobs fulfilling, and we hope everyone enjoys the ...

Leadership quotes that motivate WSU Shockers

Holly Landon of the Chamber and Sheryl Wohlford of Automation Plus greeted Sunrise Scrambler presenter Steve Dickie before this month's event.The members of Wichita State University's (WSU) men's basketball team have gained national attention for ...

Good, better, best. Never let it rest.

Steve Dickie is the Character Coach for Wichita State University's men's basketball team.Every Wichita State University (WSU) men's basketball player knows how to finish the rhyme that serves as the headline for today's blog post. It's the Shocker ...

Chamber and partners to work on community issues

There’s no getting around the fact that we’re disappointed with the results of the sales tax election on November 4 in Wichita. I believe we missed an opportunity to move Wichita forward.But the sun did come up on November 5 and there ...

Countdown to Condoleezza Rice

With less than one month remaining until our Annual Meeting with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Board Chairman Wayne Chambers and Business Services Manager Angie Elliott will be guests on 99.7 Lite FM’s Lite is Local show this Sunday at 8 a.m. to talk ...

Does Wichita need some swagger?

Brad Segal, the speaker in last night's Fuel the Fire series, thinks Wichita needs a bit of an attitude adjustment. And he thinks that stopping to celebrate some of our accomplishments may help kick start our confidence in our ourselves and our ...

City accepting nominations for Sales Tax Citizen Oversight Committee

Wichitans are voting on the City's proposed sales tax on November 4. The initiative includes community oversight of the funds collected from the sales tax. Chamber members are encouraged to learn more about the Citizens Oversight Committee and to ...

Why can't Wichita wait on securing another water source?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors supports the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. Chamber board members are utilizing this blog to provide commentary and answer questions about the sales tax. ...

Wichita Eagle publishes answers about city’s proposed sales tax

Chamber members who need more information about the city’s proposed sales tax are encouraged to follow this link to today’s Wichita Eagle article. The article provides answers to more than 20 commonly-asked questions about the topic. The ...

Promoting Wichita's superior workforce and supply chain

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is promoting Wichita’s exceptional workforce and world-class aviation supply chain this week during the 2014 NBAA Business Convention in Orlando, FL at Booth #2067. The Wichita ...

Is Wichita open for business?

Wayne ChambersBy Wayne Chambers2014 Chamber Board ChairmanPresident, High Touch TechnologiesFifty community leaders recently participated in the Chamber’s city-to-city visit to Austin, Texas, and some very familiar themes emerged from our ...

Are local nonprofits supporting the sales tax?

Michael Monteferrante is a the President and CEO of Envision, Inc. and a member of the 2014 Board of Directors for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce.The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales ...

Exposure 2014 makes history

By Angie Elliott Eric Fisher addresses the sold-out Sunrise Scrambler crowd.Another fun and record-setting Exposure is in the books! The full day started out with Eric Fisher, Founder and President of Eric Fisher Salon and Eric Fisher Academy, ...

Why did the Chamber take a position on the sales tax vote?

On August 18, the Chamber’s Board of Directors announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will have the opportunity to vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the ...

Wichita and its travel partners need your feedback

Believable Brands, on behalf of the Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Chamber, and other community partners, is conducting research to gain insight into visitors' and residents' views of Wichita and area. Your input will let us know ...

Have more organizations pledged sales tax support?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the blog to provide commentary ...

Exposure boasts new features, Google Hangout

The Chamber will host our tenth annual Exposure, the area’s premiere business networking event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 25 at Century II. This year, there are more than 220 registered exhibitors from every industry in ...

Are more organizations supporting the proposed sales tax?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the blog to provide commentary ...

Do the young professionals in Wichita support the sales tax initiative?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the blog to provide commentary ...

What other organizations are supporting the proposed sales tax?

Jeff Fluhr is the President of Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and a member of the Chamber's Board of Directors.On August 18, the Chamber’s Board of Directors announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans ...

Have other organizations taken a position on the sales tax vote?

On August 18, the Chamber’s Board of Directors announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will have the opportunity to vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the ...
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