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Why Boise is the "IT" Place to Be: A Recap of the 2018 City-to-City Visit

By Jonathan Long Director of Community Advancement Earlier this month, 59 Wichita leaders and influencers ventured to Boise, Idaho to find out what has made the City of the Trees the country’s new “IT” place to live, work and play. ...

Open Streets ICT: A Dunkin' Good Time

By Tram NgoEver wanted to dunk the Mayor, Police Chief or a City Council Member or two? Well we've lined up your opportunity at Open Streets ICT on Sunday, Sept. 23."What is Open Streets ICT?" you might be asking. Open Streets ICT is a FREE (we all ...

Fun on the Exposure Show Floor

Stacy Ward Lattin (owner of Hopping Gnome Brewing) and Natasha Gandhi (owner of The Kitchen) are teaming up to offer a Bite & Sip experience at Exposure. Three weeks from today, Century II’s Expo Hall will become the place to be in the ...

Google Small Business Trainer in Wichita on Sept. 27

Register for three free sessions today! People in Wichita are looking for your company's products and services. Participating in our Exposure trade show event is one way to boost your brand awareness. But your potential customers are also looking ...

Last Day to Nominate Innovators, Challenge Seekers and Continual Learners

Still mulling over who to nominate for our 2018 Leadership Wichita class? Three program graduates offer some insight into the qualities they look for when submitting nominations. Submit your nomination today on the Chamber's website. Coleen ...

2018 Small Business Award Winners Announced Today

Watermark Books & Café and Allmetal Recycling, LLC are the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Small Businesses of the Year. The Chamber made the announcement at today's award luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.Award ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Web marketing expert Marcus Sheridan coming to Wichita

Author and web marketing expert Marcus Sheridan will be speaking in Wichita on Oct. 27. His speech is titled “The Digital Consumer: How Today’s Buyer Has Changed and What Your Business Must Do About It” and is specifically designed ...

Chamber Celebrates Wichita Flag Day and Abilene Trophy

This morning’s Sunrise Scrambler celebrated the awarding of the Abilene Trophy to the Friends of McConnell as well as the premiere of a new video for the 80th anniversary of the adoption of the city’s official flag. Elected officials and ...

The Monarch, Mahaney Roofing Company named Small Businesses of the Year

Please join us in congratulating The Monarch and Mahaney Roofing Company, Inc. on being named the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Small Businesses of the Year! Award finalists were divided into two tiers based upon number of ...

Conference topics help your small business achieve big success

Interested in leading-edge ideas and enlightening discussions about the fundamentals of running a small business? Then you’ll want to attend the Chamber’s 2nd annual Engage & Ignite Small Business Conference on Wednesday, May 24.The ...

Love of people, community unite #SmBizAwards finalists

Our 2017 Small Business Awards finalists truly couldn’t be more different when it comes to the industries they span (think from roofing to retail). But what they all do have in common is a love of people and a love for their community. The ...

Chamber’s Inclusion Strategy Featured in Wichita Eagle Insert

2017 Chamber Chairman Scott Schwindaman provides an update on this year's strategic priorities in our six-page quarterly insert that published today in The Wichita Eagle.Our six-page newsletter is published quarterly in The Wichita Eagle to update ...

Our new website is live!

Chamber Marketing and Communications Manager Courtney Sendall welcomed the team from Howerton + White to the January 26 event to announce the launching of the Chamber's new website and the unveiling of the rebranded signage at the south entrance to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

City-to-City Destination: Nashville, TN

By Stef FloresCommunity Advancement Program CoordinatorLast month, Suzy Finn and I went to Nashville in preparation for this year’s City-to-City Leadership Visit, scheduled for September 19-21. Besides eating our way through the city’s ...

Expose Your Biz, Grow Your Network

By Lyndsey EdwardsAre you looking for a good way to expose your business? The 2016 Exposure Business-to-Business Trade Show will be held Thursday, September 29 at Century II Expo Hall. Exposure is the largest trade show of its kind in the area with ...

‘Check In’ to the political process

Zac Necci with the Wichita Thunder (pictured left) visits with Damon Young from Mahaney Roofing (pictured right) following Young's presentation at today's Sunrise Scrambler.It’s easy to become disillusioned and ‘check out’ of the ...

Advocating for Wichita Business

A recap of the Chamber’s recent Government Relations activitiesOne of the Chamber’s four focus areas is advocating for responsible regulations and policies. Providing opportunities for the Wichita business community to connect and form ...

Chamber welcomes Senator Moran to Wichita

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran made a in stop in Wichita yesterday to address 115 Chamber members and Wichita business leaders at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. After warming up the crowd with a few jokes (“For those of you who I have ...

Chambers cohost Kansas Commerce Secretary

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Antonio Soavo met Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams during the Chamber reception held yesterday.Yesterday the Chamber cohosted an after-work reception with the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Kansas ...

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 ...
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