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Help Shape Our Region with a Leadership Wichita Nomination

We asked three area leaders why they have consistently nominated candidates for the Chamber's Leadership Wichita program. They shared their responses in the Chamber Update that published in today's Wichita Eagle. We're also sharing them here to ...

Member Minute with Dandelion Wine Design

Facebook and Instagram @dandelionwinedesign – 316-308-0803Jan Sattler is the creative talent behind many of the Chamber’s most popular graphic design projects. She's developed numerous invitations as well as the Chamber’s ...

2018 Leadership Wichita Nominations Underway

Nominations opened this week for the 2018 Leadership Wichita program and will close on May 25. Managed by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Wichita provides an immersive experience every year for 30 area achievers. The program ...

Internships Make an Impact

By Emma Meyer, Chamber Intern Emma Meyer is a senior at Valley Center High School and plans to attend KSU in the fall to pursue a marketing degree. Follow @vchsinterns on Twitter to see posts about Emma's experience and the work of other Valley ...

Frontier Airlines Announces Nonstop Wichita/Denver Service

As Wichita carries on its Air Capital legacy into the next generation, local leaders in both the public and private sectors are strategically focusing resources to grow businesses and attract talent to our region. Ease of travel and low-cost airfare ...

Member Minute with Connie’s Mexico Café

2227 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67219 | 316-832-9636Facebook: Connie’s Mexico CaféInstagram: @conniesmexicoOne of Wichita’s oldest and most-loved Mexican restaurants, Connie’s Mexico Café is celebrating 55 years in ...

Member Minute with The Arcade

139 N. Mead, Wichita, KS 67202 | 316-844-0010 | thearcadewichita.comFacebook: @thearcadewichita | Twitter & Instagram: @arcadewichita Owners Michael Jensen and Derek Sorrells have brought a new and unique entertainment option to downtown ...

Member Minute with Red Door Three

1400 Terradyne St #210 | Andover, KS 67002 | (316) 570-2773FB: @RedDoorThree | Twitter: @edmundson3 Stacy Edmundson is the President and Owner of Red Door Three.Stacy Edmundson is the President and Owner of Red Door Three. Located in Andover, the ...

Member Minute with Augustino Brewing Company

756 N Tyler Rd - Wichita, KS 67212 - (316) 721-5554 - augustinobrew.comFind them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @augustinobrewThe four founders of Augustino Brewing Company have decades of brewing and business expertise. They opened their ...

Member Minute with Hermes Healthcare, Inc.

1900 N. Amidon, Suite 210 - Wichita, KS 67203 - (316) 260-4110 Hermeshealthcareinc.com | Facebook: @HermeshealthcareHermes Healthcare is a primary care practice that specializes in foot care. Founded in April 2015 by nurse practitioner and owner ...

Small Business Equals Big Success

Small businesses are the backbone of our Chamber, with 88% of our members employing less than 100 employees. These businesses are also a vital component of the Kansas economy. The Kansas Department of Labor reports that three-fourths of the ...

Chamber Invests Resources in Project Wichita

by Bill Wood, 2018 Chamber Chairman and Partner at Foulston Siefkin LLPThe formation of a new community vision process, Project Wichita, was announced at the Chamber's Chairman's Luncheon on February 1. Since that time the organizers have received ...

Digital Wichita Elevates Local Social Media Practices

MEMBER MINUTE WITH DIGITAL WICHITADigital Wichita joined the Chamber on Monday, April 2. We've interviewed their co-chair, Phil Mershon, for a profile of the organization and to introduce the group to our membership. Some of the current Digital ...

Growing the Youth Employment Project

By Jonathan Long, Director of Community Advancement for the Chamber Jonathan Long is the Chamber's Director of Community Advancement.How many of you remember your first job? For many of us that experience – great or otherwise – helped ...

Scholarship Applications Due March 30

The Wichita Manufacturer’s Association (WMA) is a Chamber affiliate that encourages students to pursue manufacturing careers. The organization offers scholarships for those planning to study manufacturing at any technical college, community ...

Wichita’s Tourney Celebration Was A Slam Dunk

Everyone was a hoopster during Tourney Week. The Wichita Thunder's mascot, TDog, scored big time with this winning image.Wichita celebrated March Madness in style last week as the community hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s ...

POST A PIC Promo for NCAA Tourney

Post your pictures from March 11-17. Photo credit: Andy McFayden and Mandy Fouse.Our partners at Luminous Neon had so much fun developing our over-sized basketball hoop and backboard that they are sponsoring a social media contest next week to ...

Chamber announces 2018 Small Business of the Year finalists

Congratulations to the 2018 Small Business of the Year finalists.It's official. The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2018 Small Business of the Year award. This is the 14th year for the Small Business Awards ...

Surprising and Delighting Hoops Fans!

Our thanks to Luminous Neon President Joe Ontjes said his team for making our hoop-tastic dreams come true!We’ve been counting down the days until the region hosts the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball ...

Spreading #ILoveWichita across the city

We like to say that the #ILoveWichita movement has been fueled by pride, passion and partnerships. Without all three, the message would not be as far reaching as it is. One example of these partnerships is with the team at Atomic Billboards. In ...

YPW hires Ulises Gonzalez

Ulises Gonzalez has joined YPW as the Program Coordinator.By Dara Quastad Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is excited to announce Ulises Gonzalez has been hired as the Program Coordinator. Ulises was previously the Director of the Hispanic ...

On Valentine's Day (and every day), we love our interns

Written by Dara Quastad and Emma Meyer We love our interns: Dara Quastad and Emma Meyer!Our team has grown by two, as Dara Quastad and Emma Meyer have joined the Chamber as marketing interns.Dara Quastad is working with Young Professional of Wichita ...

Envision’s New Workforce Innovation Center Will Accelerate Workforce Diversification

Michael Monteferrante is the President and CEO of Envision.Where can people with disabilities learn the skills they need to find jobs in new and emerging industries? How can U.S. companies meet the growing demand for more skilled labor? Envision ...

Final Honors Night Recipients Announced

The Chamber’s Honors Night recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started 55 years ago.Following a tradition started 55 years ago in 1963, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its annual ...

Jonathan Long Hired as Chamber's Director of Community Advancement

Jonathan Long has been named as the new Director of Community Advancement for the Chamber. His first day will be Jan. 29.The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Jonathan Long as the new Director of Community Advancement. The founder of ...

Bill Wood Leads the Charge in 2018 as Chamber Chairman

Bill Wood will lead the Chamber Board as Chairman in 2018.Our monthly Chamber Update in the Wichita Eagle (published on Jan. 25) features an excerpt from this blog post introducing our 2018 Chairman of the Board, Bill Wood. Wood is a partner at ...

Chamber announces staffing updates in Membership, Accounting departments

Monica Poe is the Chamber's new Membership Data Manager.The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce has recently expanded our staff. Monica Poe has been hired as the Membership Data Manager, and Alison Percy has been hired as the Member Engagement ...

#ILoveWichita Night this Saturday with the Wichita Thunder

At an unveiling event on Jan. 4, Mayor Jeff Longwell displayed the Wichita flag jersey that will be worn at the Jan. 20 game, and Vanesa Barnard of Jason's Deli showed off the rally towel that will be given to the first 500 people that evening.The ...

Recipients of Uncommon Citizen and Exceptional Young Leader Awards Announced

Clay Bastian (left) and Clark Bastian (right) have been named the Chamber's 2018 Uncommon Citizens.Clark Bastian, chairman and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, and his brother Clay Bastian, chairman of Fidelity Financial Corporation, are ...

Schwindaman led with practicality, partnerships in 2017

Bill Wood will lead the Chamber Board as Chairman in 2018.By William (Bill) WoodPartner at Foulston Siekfin and2018 Chamber Board Chairman2017 was a game-changing year for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce by any measure, but adding the ...
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