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Landon to join Wichita Community Foundation

Holly Landon has announced that she will take the next step in her promising career as the Director of Philanthropic Giving for the Wichita Community Foundation. For the past seven years, Holly has managed some of our largest member events and built ...

Chamber hits the airwaves

By Aless GarveyWichita Metro Chamber reps or radio stars? How about both? President and CEO Gary Plummer and Manager of Business Services Holly Landon were guests on two different radio shows last Sunday.The Chamber in 2015 Gary Plummer at ...

Chairman's Lunch panelists announced

Our 2015 Chairman’s Lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5 at INTRUST Bank Arena. A panel of community leaders and elected officials will answer questions raised during the Fuel the Fire Speaker Series and what ...

2015 Honors Night recipients announced

Each year, we recognize individual, corporate, and architectural achievement at our Honors Night celebration. The 2015 event will be held on Tuesday, April 21.“Honors Night celebrates an outstanding individual, exemplary corporate citizens, ...

Janelle Bogart to depart Chamber

Account Executive Janelle Bogart will depart the Chamber after 1.5 years of service. During that time, she brought joy to our workplace and very effectively showcased the Chamber to many prospects and new members.Beginning Dec. 29, Janelle will ...

Chamber President, Chairman be to featured on Lite Is Local broadcast

Chamber President Gary Plummer and 2015 Board Chairman Jon Rosell will be the featured guests on Sunday morning’s Lite Is Local broadcast on 99.7 LITE FM. During the interview with host Gayla Crouse, the two share their favorite takeaways from ...

Chamber and partners to work on community issues

There’s no getting around the fact that we’re disappointed with the results of the sales tax election on November 4 in Wichita. I believe we missed an opportunity to move Wichita forward.But the sun did come up on November 5 and there ...

Chamber supports the Yes Wichita campaign

It’s September 4 today, which means we are only about 60 days away from the opportunity to vote YES for Wichita. As we announced on August 18, the Board of Directors for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce voted to support the 1 percent ...

Stephanie Warren joins the Chamber as VP of Membership & Business Services

Stephanie WarrenStephanie Warren joins the Chamber today, Tuesday, September 2, as the Chamber’s Vice President of Membership & Business Services.Warren holds a Master’s Degree in Communications and has spent the majority of her ...

Phyllis Robertson – Wichita’s newest entrepreneur

Phyllis RobertsonAfter five and a half years of service, Phyllis Robertson will leave her position as Vice President of Business Services at the Chamber. She has filled the role since 2009 when the position was created to evaluate how the Chamber ...

Defining Wichita's Brand

How should Wichita tell its story to prospective employees, visitors, conventioneers, students, developers, artists, business owners, and entrepreneurs?A unique partnership between Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau, Wichita Metro Chamber of ...

Will Wichita Accelerate Competition for Primary Jobs?

Gary SchmittGary Schmitt, Chairman of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), will present a Jobs Fund Plan to members of the Wichita City Council during a workshop held later this morning. The workshop takes place following the ...

Wayne Roberts – McConnell Air Force Base Champion

Wayne RobertsIt's been gratifying to see Wichita State University basketball coach Gregg Marshall winning national accolades for his outstanding leadership during the last several weeks. Everyone recognizes that success depends on leaders who ...

Wichita Eagle’s Progress Edition Provides Insight into the Community

The Wichita Eagle’s Progress edition published a few days ago on March 2. This annual update on our community provides information about how Wichita and the surrounding areas are advancing in four key areas: Where we ...

Economic Development Feasibility Analysis

Gary PlummerAt its first meeting more than a year ago, the Leadership Council chose Growing Primary Jobs as its top priority along with two other priorities: 1) Diversification through Entrepreneurship and 2) Enhance Educational Attainment and ...

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 ...

Welcome to Mr. Wayne Chambers, our 2014 Chairman

I am pleased to welcome Mr. Wayne Chambers as our 2014 Board Chairman. He has served on the Chamber Board since 2011 and is a previous co-chair of Visioneering. Due to his experience and a last name of “Chambers,” it seems he was ...

Photo: Gary Plummer, Tim Witsman of WIBA

Chamber President Gary Plummer and WIBA President Tim Witsman paused for a photograph at a holiday reception sponsored by the Non Profit Chamber of Service on December 5 at Abode. Plummer and Witsman have forged a partnership between the Chamber and ...

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 ...

The Coming Jobs War – Book Review

Jim Clifton’s book, The Coming Jobs War, initially came to my attention when some of my Chamber colleagues around the country started discussing his research and approach to job creation. His message was resonating with communities that ...

KNSS Issues 2013 Program – The Coming Jobs War

Who is responsible for job creation? What has the Chamber done to secure new jobs for the Wichita Metro area? Has Wichita been hit harder than other communities during the recession? What are companies looking for when they look at Wichita as a ...
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