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Denise Sherman on the value of investing and participating in Leadership Wichita

Denise Sherman- MSOD, PHR is the Director of Organizational Partnerships with Southwestern College and a 2003 Leadership Wichita graduateNominations for the Chamber’s 2016 Leadership Wichita class are underway. This is the second post in a ...

New Engage & Ignite Small Business Conference Scheduled for May 11

Leading-edge ideas and enlightening discussions about the fundamentals of running a small business are the topics of a new conference that has been added to our annual Small Business Awards event. The Engage & Ignite Small Business Conference ...

Introducing our 2016 Small Business of the Year finalists

We are pleased to announce the ten finalists for our 2016 Small Business of the Year award. This is the twelfth year for the Small Business Awards program, which is presented by the 2015 award recipients: Cornerstone Design and Development, Inc. and ...

Taking Pride in Wichita

In case you missed it, Dan Powers, Office Managing Partner for Grant Thornton LLP, contributed this letter to the editor that ran in the Wichita Eagle last Sunday.There’s a great deal that makes me proud to be a Wichitan. ...

Five panelists announced for Feb 11 Chairman's Lunch

2016 Chamber Chairman Barry Schwan will host the annual Chairman's Lunch on February 11.The annual Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at INTRUST Bank ...

Millennials Matter

The Wichita Community Foundation’s Focus Forward initiative has triggered a number of important discussions about Wichita’s future. The first step in this multi-year project for advancing the region's economic growth was a community ...

CEO Roundtable presentation focused on 5 Marketing Truths

Mike Snyder, from RSA Marketing Services, shared his five marketing truths for connecting marketing to sales during the Chamber's Small Business CEO Roundtable at Wichita Country Club, yesterday. Snyder illustrated his marketing truths with examples ...

Nominate Your Favorite Biz for Our Small Business of the Year Awards

We are currently accepting nominations for our 2016 Small Business Awards through Friday, Dec. 4. The program, now in its 12th year, is presented by Cornerstone Design and Development. Inc. and Zernco, Inc. It offers well-deserved recognition to ...

All they do is win! #ICTexpo hosts best of the best

We like to say that everyone who participates in Exposure is a winner, but there are some who really stood out from the crowd. Those exhibitors were crowned with this year’s coveted Exposure Awards. Most Spirited - Hotel at ...

Groene Joins Chamber and Elliott Assumes New Title and Role

This week the Chamber welcomes Rachel Groene (pronounced Gree'nee) as the Manager of Business Services. A graduate of Wichita State University, Groene brings more than five years of marketing and brand experience to her new role. Rachel Groene is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Steve Clark to be honored as 2015 Uncommon Citizen

Steve ClarkSteve Clark of Clark Investment Group is the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Uncommon Citizen and will be recognized at the Honors Night celebration on Tuesday, April 21.Established in 1974, the Uncommon Citizen is the ...

#ICT2Austin

Tami Bradley of Bothner & Bradley visits with Bill Roy of the Wichita Business Journal during an orientation session for the city-to-city visitThe Chamber’s 2014 City-to-City trip takes place this week and 50 participants are visiting one ...

YPW sales tax forum

The Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) are hosting a Sales Tax Forum with representatives from both sides of the issue. The Forum will be held Tuesday, September 9, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Wichita Marriott (9100 E. Corporate Hills ...

Is Wichita embracing or dismissing emerging trends?

Carol Coletta shared her expertise on developing communities that attract and retain talent during the first presentation in the Fuel the Fire speaker series. Coletta spoke to a group of more than two hundred who gathered to hear about emerging ...

Coletta Kicks Off Fuel the Fire Speaker Series this Thursday

Carol ColettaYou have heard us talking about it, and now the time has almost arrived for the The Fuel the Fire Speaker Series to begin. Carol Coletta, Vice President of Community and National Initiatives at the John S. and James L. Knight ...

Recap of the 2014 Education Issue Forum

School superintendents from the Andover, Derby, Goddard, Maize, and Wichita public schools took part in a moderated discussion on education in front of 200 attendees at a luncheon hosted by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce on March 13. You can ...

Congratulations to our 10th Annual Small Business of the Year Finalists

Now in its 10th year, our Small Business Awards program offers well-deserved recognition to Wichita small businesses for their achievements and contributions to our community. It provides owners and their employees the opportunity to showcase their ...

February 6 Chairman’s Lunch Focused on Wichita’s Economic Recovery

We were pleased to have a SOLD OUT crowd attend our annual Chairman’s Lunch last Thursday. The discussion-style format provided some great insight into how our local leadership views the need to strengthen our local economy. Both The Wichita ...

This is My Town

Last night nearly 1,000 area business leaders had the opportunity to hear the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, share his thoughts about how to stimulate job growth. Mr. Clifton’s presentation was part of the Chamber’s Annual ...

CliffsNotes on Clifton: Part Two

Best Take-Aways from “The Coming Jobs War” – Part TwoEvery strategy about everything Wichita does has to relate to small-business creation and acceleration. As promised, here are some of the best take-aways from chapters seven ...

CliffsNotes on Clifton: Part One

Best Take-Aways from "The Coming Jobs War" - Part OneAs I mentioned in last week’s blog post, the Chamber has distributed over 300 copies of Gallup CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton’s book, The Coming Jobs War, to area leaders.The 225-page ...

Hosting Chamber Executives from Across South Central Kansas

This week the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted a group of 15 Chamber executives from across South Central Kansas. The group hadn't formally met in several years. We assembled to discuss whether we should resurrect our regional group and ...
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