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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 ...

Wichita Public Schools Show Community Pride

In case you missed it, yesterday's monthly Wichita Eagle Chamber Update contained photos and information about how the Wichita Public Schools have been working with the business community on the #ILoveWichita campaign. Three initiatives are ...

Suzy Finn accepts new role with Wichita Public Schools

Suzy Finn, Director of Community Advancement for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, has resigned her position effective Dec. 22 to accept a new role of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Supervisor with Wichita Public Schools. Suzy joined ...

Partnerships Fuel Wichita Flag Movement

Cassandra Bryan of Cassandra Bryan Design was one of the Wichitans featured in the series of community pride videos.We like to say that the Wichita flag movement has been fueled by pride, passion and partnerships. Without all three, the message of ...

Chamber announces two staff promotions

Chamber President Gary Plummer has announced two staff promotions that will be effective Jan. 1, 2018. Alejo Cabral has been promoted to Director of Young Professionals of Wichita. Tram Ngo has been promoted to Manager of Government Relations.Both ...

Show Your Support for the Official Wichita Flag License Plate

It was announced in October that the City of Wichita will be submitting a bill during the next legislative session to add a Wichita flag license plate option for Kansas motorists. The City has surpassed their initial goal of 500 signatures of ...

Wichita Flag will soon be flying at all Wichita Public Schools

Last year, the Chamber’s marketing and communications team was invited to make a presentation about the Wichita Flag to students participating in the annual Comm Week at Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication ...

Weller Named CFO

Sheryl Weller begins her new role on Monday, December 4.Sheryl Weller has been named the Chief Financial Officer for both the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Wichita Partnership. Weller begins her new position on December 4 and ...

Nominate your favorite small biz for Small Business of the Year

We are currently accepting nominations for our 2017 Small Business Awards through Friday, Dec. 15! The program, now in its 14th year, offers well-deserved recognition to small businesses for their achievements and contributions to our community and ...

Member Minute with Profile by Sanford Health

Member Minute profiles are meant to highlight Chamber member businesses in a format that can be read in a few minutes.You may have heard about weight management program Profile by Sanford from their advertisements in local media. But did you know ...

New Angles from the Triangle

by Scott Schwindaman2017 Chairman of the Board for the Wichita Regional Chamber of CommerceCEO and President of Lubrication Engineers, Inc.Note: this post was originally published as an editorial in the Wichita Eagle. Scott Schwindaman is the 2017 ...

Connections Made at Exposure 2017

Another rendition of the region’s premiere business-to-business trade show is in the books, and what a wonderful day is was! You could feel the energy in the air in Century II Expo Hall during Exposure, and with 215 exhibitors and 1,700+ ...

The Chamber of Commerce Works for All

Today is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day. To celebrate, we asked Board Member Joy Eakins to share why she chose to join the Chamber and become more involved in creating a better business community.By Joy EakinsPresident of ...

Need a leadership book recommendation?

by Rachel DouglassDirector of Engagement Joe Tortorice, Jr (pictured center) visited with Vanessa Barnard and 2017 Chamber Chairman Scott Schwindaman shortly before his September 28 speech. Tortorice and Barnard are both with Jason's Deli.Joe ...

Member Minute with Wichita Animal Action League

Member Minute profiles are meant to highlight Chamber member businesses in a format that can be read in a few minutes. This Interview was conducted by Intern Claire Harpool.Wichita Animal Action League (WAAL) joined the Chamber in April of 2017. We ...

10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Time at Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 28 at Exposure for Wichita’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Here are some helpful tips to prepare to make the most of the day.Event Details: 10 a.m. ...

Sean Robinson named Director of Government Relations

Sean Robinson begins his new duties at the Chamber on October 9.Sean Robinson will join the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce as Director of Government Relations in early October. He will direct the Chamber’s advocacy efforts at the local, ...

#ILoveWichita Campaign Strengthened by Partners

Chamber Board member Ben Hutton leads the 2017 Quality of Place Initiative.By Ben HuttonChamber Board Lead for the Quality of Place InitiativeChairman and CEO of Hutton ConstructionIn early 2015, the Chamber initiated a very informal grassroots ...

Do nonprofits benefit from Chamber membership?

The answer is a resounding yes. And the business community definitely benefits from interacting with and supporting nonprofits who are providing needed services for the region. Your Chamber currently consists of 179 nonprofit members and seven of ...
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