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Diversity & Inclusion to be main focus of Chairman's Lunch

We have announced our program agenda for our 2017 Chairman's Lunch, coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at INTRUST Bank Arena.In keeping with the event's tradition of presenting perspectives from the City, County and Chamber, the event will begin with each ...

Announcing the recipients of 54th annual Honors Night awards

The Chamber will recognize an outstanding individual, exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitments to the community, and a striking architectural achievement at the 2017 Honors Night event on April 11. In addition to the tradition awards of ...

Leadership is Key to a Strong Education System

Gary Plummer is the President & CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceWe applaud the Board of Education of Wichita Public Schools for inviting public input as they begin their search for a new superintendent. Replacing an administrator as ...

YPW announces 2017 Leadership Academy class

Please join us in congratulating the 25 area young professionals who have been selected to participate in the 2017 Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested ...

Explaining Our New Brand

With our 100th anniversary approaching in 2017, the Chamber unveiled updated branding at last week's Annual Meeting. Our new look visibly demonstrates our focus on the future. While our Mission and Vision remain unchanged, you'll see our new name, ...

Entrepreneurship changes lives

"Team Wichita" prepares to take to the stage for the evening's event. From left to right: Scott Schwindaman, Christina Long, Barry Schwan, Gary Plummer, Angie Elliott, Rachel Douglass, Trevor Crotts and Miguel Johns.Enthusiastic entrepreneurs from ...

Wichita is UnpredICTably Amazing

Chamber Board members Dr. Noreen Carrocci from Newman University and Dr. Cindy Claycomb from Wichita State University stopped to take a closer look at the infographic local young creatives developed to promote Wichita. The infographic was turned ...

Two Entrepreneurs Pitching to Daymond John and Local Experts at Annual Meeting

Trevor CrottsThe Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce has invited two local entrepreneurs to present investor pitches as part of this year’s Annual Meeting program on Thursday, December 1 at Century II Convention Center. Trevor Crotts and Miguel ...

Chamber Doubles Down on Education Policy

A new policy group at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce will give business a stronger voice on future education issues, particularly at the state level. Barry Schwan 2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Wichita Metro Chamber of ...

Have a favorite small business? Nominate them!

The Wichita Chamber is accepting nominations for the 2017 Small Business Awards now through Friday, Dec. 9. The program, now in its 13th year, is presented by ComfortCare Homes, Inc. and Occidental Management, Inc. It offers well-deserved ...

5 Reasons to #ShopSmall on Nov. 26

Think about your favorite coffee shop, boutique or restaurant. Now imagine Wichita without all of our local businesses that make our city unique. Small Business Saturday, a day when holiday shoppers are encouraged to support local brick-and-mortar ...

Chamber announces staff promotions

Gary Plummer, President and CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber, has announced two staff promotions that are effective immediately. Kresta Dundas Kresta Dundas has been promoted from Manager of Membership Development to Director of Membership ...

Your Community and Your Country Need Your Vote

Damon YoungBy Damon YoungVice President of Mahaney Roofing CompanyAre you voting early? Or waiting to cast your vote on election day? Either way, your community and your country need you and your employees to vote. Whether you’re a solopreneur ...

Annual Meeting one month from today

Daymond JohnOur Annual Meeting is one month from today, and official invitations are in your mailbox. We hope you are planning to join us on Dec. 1 when Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, visits Wichita as our event keynote speaker.An ...

Addition of Young Leader Award to Honors Night Lineup

By Rachel Douglass Business Services ManagerWichita has many outstanding people and organizations, and the Chamber’s Honors Night event recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started more than 50 years ...

Who is Wichita?

A Call to Action for Intentional InclusionBy Courtney Hough Young Professionals of Wichita members Courtney Hough, Ellen Decker and Ebony Clemons on the 2016 City-to-City trip.I moved to Wichita from Detroit fifteen months ago and in that short ...

Stef Flores promoted to Community Advancement Manager

Stef Flores has been promoted to Community Advancement Manager for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. She joined the Chamber staff in November 2015, as the Community Advancement & Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW ) Program ...

Recap of Exposure 2016

When the Exposure show floor closed at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29, nearly 1,800 people had visited booths of 200+ Wichita-area companies. Connection were made. Deals were done. Fun was had. Our thanks to everyone who helped make Exposure 2016 a success, ...

Update on the new Department of Labor Overtime Rule

Gary Plummer is the President & CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce has joined a broad coalition of more than 50 other national and Texas business groups that have filed a lawsuit challenging the new ...

Wichita's Entrepreneurial Opportunities Expanding

Scott Schwindaman is the President/CEO of Lubrication Engineers, Inc. He will chair the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2017.By Scott SchwindamanPresident/CEO Lubrication Engineers, Inc.Chair Elect of the Board of Directors for the Wichita ...

Renewing Wichita’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Barry Schwan 2016 Chamber ChairmanBy Barry SchwanOwner, House of Schwan, Inc.2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceIf you’ve followed the work of Wichita native and economic analyst James Chung, ...

Four Reasons to Attend Exposure

If you haven’t heard of Exposure, the simplest way to describe it is as 'Wichita’s premiere business-to-business trade show and networking event'. Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, the show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Century ...

Friends University making positive strides

Gary Plummer is the President & CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceI had the good fortune of attending a “State of the Organization” breakfast this week at Friends University in Wichita. Friends President Amy Bragg Carey ...

Celebrating 60th anniversary of the KC-135

This letter to the editor was published in today's Wichita Eagle. It was submitted by Jack Pulley, Chairman of the Friends of McConnell and Pat Gallagher, Military Liaison for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. Today McConnell Air Force Base ...

Daymond John Energizing Entrepreneurship on December 1

By Barry Schwan2016 Chairman of the Chamber Board of DirectorsOwner, House of Schwan, Inc.Accelerating entrepreneurship and economic opportunities across our region is imperative to accomplishing the Chamber’s mission and vision. If ...

Introducing our 2016 Leadership Wichita class

Thirty-one Wichita-area citizens have been selected to participate in the 2016 Leadership Wichita class, a leadership training program presented by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Wichita participants are identified through a ...

Envision helps bring home the gold, silver and bronze

They say teamwork makes the dream work and we’re seeing a lot of that happening during this year’s Olympic games. It’s been a great ride and so uplifting to watch athletes from all around the world support each other. That ...

Making business easier, one app at a time

A recap of the August Sunrise ScramblerBack by popular demand was a panel of Chamber members to share their favorite apps and tools that make doing business easier and more efficient. Our thanks to these panelists for sharing their knowledge with us ...

Pompeo Updates Chamber Membership

The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo at a Federal Issues Forum luncheon today. Pompeo shared his thoughts on the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, the current regulatory environment for businesses, the state ...

Wichita flag gains VIP status in VIP Wichita Magazine

Wichita Eagle publisher Roy Heatherly is an enthusiastic community champion and an active Chamber Board member. And he understands how passionate our Chamber staff is about promoting Wichita and elevating community pride. So we were happy to comply ...
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