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Leadership Wichita Creates Knowing Experiences

There’s a big difference between knowing about something or someone and knowing that person or thing. To know requires experience, it requires getting up close, and in many cases it requires a personal connection. Those encounters shape the ...

Democracy Requires Your Engagement

Wichita Chamber Board member David Hodge (Sunflower Bank) characterized the 2019 Chamber Annual Meeting as packed with “energy, engagement, relevant and challenging speakers and a wonderful sense of community.” It was a history-making ...

Pat Gallagher Selected for Tampa Bay Trophy Award

Pat Gallagher, Military Affairs Liaison for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, was recently presented the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Tampa Bay Trophy Award on Oct. 23. Created by the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance in Florida in ...

Preserving Our Democracy - Opportunities Must Exist for All

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran spent part of his Veteran’s Day schedule addressing more than 160 local business leaders at the Chamber’s Federal Issue Forum on Monday. Moran told the crowd that he was deviating from his typical speech at ...

Chamber Offers Health Insurance Option for Members

Health insurance coverage is one of the most important benefits businesses can offer when recruiting and retaining talent. The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer a new health insurance option for our Chamber members with an ...

Kansas Eye Bank Kicks Off Eye Donation Month

Are you registered to be an eye, organ, and tissue donor? Almost anyone can be a cornea donor, regardless of vision, age, or past ocular health issues. Read this member minute profile to find out how you can become a donor and help raise awareness ...

Member Minute with Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is dedicated to working with Kansas manufacturers to solve their challenges. Formerly known as Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) the organization has rebranded to ensure better representation of their ...

Hullings Orthodontics: Where Beautiful Smiles Grow

Hullings Orthodontics has been in business since 1990, but is now expanding its team, technology and capacity. Dr. Vincent Santucci joined Dr. Jon Hullings at his practice in summer 2019. Read more from Dr. Vincent and how the team at Hullings Orthodontics is transforming their services with leading edge technology and finding value in their Chamber membership.

It Takes A Village Utilizes MTXE Philosophy

It Takes A Village, Inc. 316-371-4691 P.O. Box 8172 Wichita, KS 67208 itavtransitionalhomes.net Follow them on Facebook Founded less than five years ago, It Takes A Village is a nonprofit agency devoted to improving the lives of foster children ...

2019 City-to-City Leadership Visit to San Antonio

Sixty-three local Wichita leaders made the trip to San Antonio. The group heard from over 40 city leaders on economic development, mental health, homelessness and education. 

Logo Depot Specializes in Branding Items

Logo Depot Ron Allen Knackstedt, Sales Manager 3550 N. Comotara Street Wichita, KS 67226 316-264-2871 ext.207 logodepotweb.com Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Logo Depot employees have been active Chamber members since the business ...

Rebecca Saxton Joins Chamber

Rebecca Saxton has joined the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce as the organization’s Membership Data Manager. She started her position on September 3. Saxton will utilize her experience with database systems and project management tools ...

Annual Meeting Date and Speakers Announced

Political Analysts Steele and Begala Will Speak at Chamber’s November 19 Annual Meeting Two well-known political analysts will headline the Chamber’s November 19 Annual Meeting. CNN Commentator and Political Analyst Paul Begala will ...

7 Tips For The Best Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us at Exposure on Thursday, Sept. 19 for Wichita’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Event Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Century II Expo Hall. Here are some ...

Flag Photo Contest Entries Up 44% in 2019

Enthusiasm for the Wichita flag continues to surge at full throttle. The annual #WichitaFlagSummerTravelContest had 359 entries this year, up 44% from 250 entries in 2018. And where did your city flag travel during the summer months? You’ll ...

Delano Shop Offers Local and Handmade Items

Learn more about Bungalow 26 owner, Kelsey Metzinger, and the unique items she hand produces to sell in her shop.

2019 Leadership Wichita Class Announced

Thirty citizens from the Wichita region have been selected to participate in the 2019 Leadership Wichita class, an immersive leadership experience presented by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. This class will join the more than 1,000 other ...

Chamber Staffers Receive Recognition

I'm pleased to report to our Board of Directors this month that five members of our staff have been recognized over the last several months for their dedication to their professions. Kresta Dundas (Director of Membership Development) and Jonathan ...

Chamber PAC Endorses Wichita Mayoral Candidate

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) has voted to endorse Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell in this year's mayoral election. Chamber PAC Chairman Frank Suellentrop (Chairman of Legacy Bank) said, "The trajectory of our ...

Get To Know the Candidates for Wichita's Mayor

UPDATED August 23, 2019 The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November, 5. In order to help our members make the most informed decisions at the polls, we asked the two candidates for Wichita's Mayor a few questions. The answers below ...

Celebrate Wichita's Birthday on July 21

Wichita will turn 149 years old on Sunday, July 21, and we've gathered a few ideas for how Wichitans can celebrate. Participate in a Birthday Celebration Wicked Stitch is offering free Wichita flag wine glasses or Wichita- themed canvas totes ...

Monica Poe Named Chamberís Marketing & Communications Manager

Monica Poe has accepted the position of Marketing & Communications Manager at the Chamber. She will replace Courtney Sendall who has been with the Chamber’s Marketing & Communications department since 2013. Sendall is departing the Chamber on July 26 for a new role with WSU Tech (formerly Wichita Area Technical College). Poe begins her new position at the Chamber on July 24.

Chevis Rebstock Hired as Chamberís Manager of Member Relations

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Chevis Rebstock as the new Manager of Member Relations.

Straight Talk: Trade Rocks #USMCAnow

Disclaimer: No, I’m not encouraging you to swap minerals with your fellow business leaders. Your friendly neighborhood Government Relations (GR) team at the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to advocate for a pro-business ...

Impacting Your Bottom Line: Why the D.C. Fly-In is Time Well Spent

Advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels are what differentiates the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce as the voice of business in the Wichita region. This truth was quite evident during the annual Washington Fly-In on May 7-9. Armed with an agenda focused on workforce development, transportation and infrastructure, and trade, representatives from eighteen companies and organizations made the trip to the Capital City for three action-packed days.

Tram Ngo Tapped for Community Advancement Position

Tram Ngo has accepted a position as the Community Advancement Manager at the Chamber. She will replace Gabri Samia who has served in the Community Advancement role since May 2017. Gabri is departing the Chamber July 24 to pursue an opportunity to further her education. Tram will begin her new role on July 29.

Member Minute with Transworld Business Advisors of Wichita

Oftentimes there is a lot of emphasis placed on the nuances of starting a business, and rightfully so. But what about when an entrepreneur is ready to make an exit and pass the company to the next leader? That's where Todd Bailey and Transworld Business Advisors come in. They bring Wichita business buyers and sellers together for harmonious, smoothly transitions -- something they have done 16 times in the last 17 months. Learn more in this Member Minute profile.

Introducing the 2019 Small Businesses of the Year

Affinity Automotive Services, Headshots Bar & Grill and McCurdy Auction are the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Small Businesses of the Year. The Chamber made the announcement earlier today at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

Member Minute with Coonrod & Associates Construction

Keeping your business doors open for 35 years is no easy feat, but it's one that the team at Coonrod & Associates Construction Co. is celebrating this year. They've reached this milestone by always staying true to their core principles of Teamwork, Honesty and Integrity and by ensuring that their client relationships are the priority above all else. 

Member Minute with Sweeney Bookkeeping

Three years ago, Brittany Sweeney saw a need for affordable bookkeeping services for small businesses, so she launched her own small business: Sweeney Bookkeeping. I met up with Brittany at a local coffee shop a few weeks ago for this interview, and ...
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