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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 ...

2019 City-to-City Leadership Visit to San Antonio

Sixty-three local Wichita leaders made the trip to San Antonio. The group heard from over 40 city leaders on economic development, mental health, homelessness and education. 

Logo Depot Specializes in Branding Items

Logo Depot Ron Allen Knackstedt, Sales Manager 3550 N. Comotara Street Wichita, KS 67226 316-264-2871 ext.207 logodepotweb.com Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Logo Depot employees have been active Chamber members since the business ...

Rebecca Saxton Joins Chamber

Rebecca Saxton has joined the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce as the organization’s Membership Data Manager. She started her position on September 3. Saxton will utilize her experience with database systems and project management tools ...

Annual Meeting Date and Speakers Announced

Political Analysts Steele and Begala Will Speak at Chamber’s November 19 Annual Meeting Two well-known political analysts will headline the Chamber’s November 19 Annual Meeting. CNN Commentator and Political Analyst Paul Begala will ...

7 Tips For The Best Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us at Exposure on Thursday, Sept. 19 for Wichita’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Event Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Century II Expo Hall. Here are some ...

Flag Photo Contest Entries Up 44% in 2019

Enthusiasm for the Wichita flag continues to surge at full throttle. The annual #WichitaFlagSummerTravelContest had 359 entries this year, up 44% from 250 entries in 2018. And where did your city flag travel during the summer months? You’ll ...

Delano Shop Offers Local and Handmade Items

Learn more about Bungalow 26 owner, Kelsey Metzinger, and the unique items she hand produces to sell in her shop.

2019 Leadership Wichita Class Announced

Thirty citizens from the Wichita region have been selected to participate in the 2019 Leadership Wichita class, an immersive leadership experience presented by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. This class will join the more than 1,000 other ...

Chamber Staffers Receive Recognition

I'm pleased to report to our Board of Directors this month that five members of our staff have been recognized over the last several months for their dedication to their professions. Kresta Dundas (Director of Membership Development) and Jonathan ...

Chamber PAC Endorses Wichita Mayoral Candidate

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) has voted to endorse Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell in this year's mayoral election. Chamber PAC Chairman Frank Suellentrop (Chairman of Legacy Bank) said, "The trajectory of our ...

Get To Know the Candidates for Wichita's Mayor

UPDATED August 23, 2019 The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November, 5. In order to help our members make the most informed decisions at the polls, we asked the two candidates for Wichita's Mayor a few questions. The answers below ...

Celebrate Wichita's Birthday on July 21

Wichita will turn 149 years old on Sunday, July 21, and we've gathered a few ideas for how Wichitans can celebrate. Participate in a Birthday Celebration Wicked Stitch is offering free Wichita flag wine glasses or Wichita- themed canvas totes ...

Monica Poe Named Chamber’s Marketing & Communications Manager

Monica Poe has accepted the position of Marketing & Communications Manager at the Chamber. She will replace Courtney Sendall who has been with the Chamber’s Marketing & Communications department since 2013. Sendall is departing the Chamber on July 26 for a new role with WSU Tech (formerly Wichita Area Technical College). Poe begins her new position at the Chamber on July 24.

Chevis Rebstock Hired as Chamber’s Manager of Member Relations

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Chevis Rebstock as the new Manager of Member Relations.

Straight Talk: Trade Rocks #USMCAnow

Disclaimer: No, I’m not encouraging you to swap minerals with your fellow business leaders. Your friendly neighborhood Government Relations (GR) team at the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to advocate for a pro-business ...

Impacting Your Bottom Line: Why the D.C. Fly-In is Time Well Spent

Advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels are what differentiates the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce as the voice of business in the Wichita region. This truth was quite evident during the annual Washington Fly-In on May 7-9. Armed with an agenda focused on workforce development, transportation and infrastructure, and trade, representatives from eighteen companies and organizations made the trip to the Capital City for three action-packed days.

Tram Ngo Tapped for Community Advancement Position

Tram Ngo has accepted a position as the Community Advancement Manager at the Chamber. She will replace Gabri Samia who has served in the Community Advancement role since May 2017. Gabri is departing the Chamber July 24 to pursue an opportunity to further her education. Tram will begin her new role on July 29.

Member Minute with Transworld Business Advisors of Wichita

Oftentimes there is a lot of emphasis placed on the nuances of starting a business, and rightfully so. But what about when an entrepreneur is ready to make an exit and pass the company to the next leader? That's where Todd Bailey and Transworld Business Advisors come in. They bring Wichita business buyers and sellers together for harmonious, smoothly transitions -- something they have done 16 times in the last 17 months. Learn more in this Member Minute profile.

Introducing the 2019 Small Businesses of the Year

Affinity Automotive Services, Headshots Bar & Grill and McCurdy Auction are the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Small Businesses of the Year. The Chamber made the announcement earlier today at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

Member Minute with Coonrod & Associates Construction

Keeping your business doors open for 35 years is no easy feat, but it's one that the team at Coonrod & Associates Construction Co. is celebrating this year. They've reached this milestone by always staying true to their core principles of Teamwork, Honesty and Integrity and by ensuring that their client relationships are the priority above all else. 

Member Minute with Sweeney Bookkeeping

Three years ago, Brittany Sweeney saw a need for affordable bookkeeping services for small businesses, so she launched her own small business: Sweeney Bookkeeping. I met up with Brittany at a local coffee shop a few weeks ago for this interview, and ...

Riverfront Legacy Master Plan Announced

Riverfront Legacy Master Plan to create comprehensive vision and plan and connect projects for both banks of Arkansas River In response to recent recommendations from Project Wichita and the Century II Citizens Advisory Committee, community ...

Transportation Infrastructure: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce is diligently working to advocate for a business-friendly environment with our local, state and federal elected officials. Particularly with the 2019 Kansas Legislative Session in full-swing, the Chamber’s Government Relations (GR) team has been busy these past few months promoting our legislative agenda on issues like workforce, taxation and economic development.

270 Businesses Join Chamber During Three-Day Event

We're pleased to share that a three-day membership event has brought 270 new members to your Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce! Chamber Chairman Michael Monteferrante of Envision and Chamber Vice Chair of Membership Greg Klenda of Klenda ...

Membership Drives the Chamber

A first quarter report of activities and initiatives from your 2019 Chairman of the Board, Michael Monteferrante.

Member Minute with Lola's Bistro

Many people would say that Wichita is nothing if not a "foodie city" with seemingly endless dining options. One relatively new option is Lola's Bistro, tucked inside The Collective retail development at 21st and K-96. The restaurant, which was included in Dining with Denise Neil's recent "List of 10 Hidden Wichita Restaurants That are Worth Searching Out," serves what owner Michael Abay describes as New American cuisine. The menu includes items like crispy lumpia, seared duck breast, and banana leaf halibut, and our visit left our mouths watering for more.

Member Minute with Profile by Sanford

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to introduce you to the team of lifestyle and fitness coaches at Profile by Sanford, one of whom is Certified Coach Betsy Schmidt (right). Her team creates custom plans to help their clients make true lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off. The proof is in the success of their 100,000+ members and in their recent ranking of #164 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 list. Learn more about how Profile by Sanford can help take the guesswork out of a healthy lifestyle change in this Member Minute.

Introducing Our 2019 Small Business Awards Finalists

Twenty-five area businesses applied for the Chamber’s 15th annual Small Business Awards program after being nominated this year. Applicants were invited to showcase their products and services at a Metro Mingle event on March 5, where finalists in each of the three categories were also announced.

Member Minute with Wicked Stitch

What started out as a solopeneur venture in Angela Hull's basement has steadily grown over the last few years, now employing six people in two locations (and plans for more to come). In addition to becoming a go-to source for custom embroidery and screen printing, Wicked Stitch has also quickly evolved into a carrier of fabulous gifts and unique Wichita flag items. Learn more about this locally grown small business in this Member Minute profile.

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