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Chamber receives award for Diversity & Inclusion work

In 2017, Diversity and Inclusion became one of the Chamber’s Strategic Priorities. Since then, the organization’s volunteer and staff leadership has led the way in championing the competitive advantage of having a diverse and inclusive ...

Member Minute with the Rudd Foundation

Peter Najera is the President of the Rudd Foundation.If you're on social media in the Wichita area, you immediately noticed when Peter Najera, President of the Rudd Foundation, came to town late last year to lead the organization. He's been actively ...

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 ...

Internships Make an Impact

By Emma Meyer, Chamber Intern Emma Meyer is a senior at Valley Center High School and plans to attend KSU in the fall to pursue a marketing degree. Follow @vchsinterns on Twitter to see posts about Emma's experience and the work of other Valley ...

Growing the Youth Employment Project

By Jonathan Long, Director of Community Advancement for the Chamber Jonathan Long is the Chamber's Director of Community Advancement.How many of you remember your first job? For many of us that experience – great or otherwise – helped ...

Scholarship Applications Due March 30

The Wichita Manufacturer’s Association (WMA) is a Chamber affiliate that encourages students to pursue manufacturing careers. The organization offers scholarships for those planning to study manufacturing at any technical college, community ...

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 ...

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 ...

Youth Employment Project in action

Xavier Crawford worked at the Chamber during the summer as part of the Youth Employment Program.My name is Xavier Crawford and I am from Wichita. I have eleven brothers and sisters and recently graduated from Chester Lewis Virtual High School. I was ...

Chamber and Plummer recognized for diversity and inclusion

By Suzy FinnDirector of Community Advancement Chamber President Gary Plummer accepted an award from the Heartland Wichita Black Chamber for efforts to promote the importance of inclusion and diversity in the Wichita business community.The Heartland ...

It's a Great Day to be a Shocker!

Gary Plummer is the President and CEO of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce.I was fortunate to attend the American Athletic Conference (AAC) announcement today at Wichita State University (WSU). The University's move from the Missouri Valley ...

Chamber surpasses Centennial capital campaign goal

At today's Chairman's Lunch event, Chamber President & CEO Gary Plummer announced the completion of our Centennial Celebration capital campaign. Originally launched with a goal of $650,000 on Dec. 1 of last year, it concluded today with a total ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Finding a ‘forever home’ in Wichita

Madison Harris interned in our Communications Department during the spring 2016 semester. She graduated from Valley Center High School last month and plans to attend Butler Community College for Mass Communications in the fall. She will then attend ...

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 ...

Does Wichita need some swagger?

Brad Segal, the speaker in last night's Fuel the Fire series, thinks Wichita needs a bit of an attitude adjustment. And he thinks that stopping to celebrate some of our accomplishments may help kick start our confidence in our ourselves and our ...

Promoting Wichita's superior workforce and supply chain

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is promoting Wichita’s exceptional workforce and world-class aviation supply chain this week during the 2014 NBAA Business Convention in Orlando, FL at Booth #2067. The Wichita ...
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