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Should Wichita support startup companies?

By Phyllis RobertsonThe answer is an absolute and unequivocal yes! Entrepreneurism is a critical catalyst for the economy. Studies show that startups account for about 70% of job creation globally, and in some markets, that figure grows as high as ...

Building a Culture that Delivers World-Class Service

Jamie HaenggiA recap of the May Sunrise ScramblerChamber member Protection 1 embraces a two-word mission statement: To Grow. The company’s 2,500 employees at 75 branches clearly understand how to accomplish that mission.During today’s ...

Is Wichita Satisfied?

Gary Schmitt(reprint of guest editorial published in the Wichita Eagle May 18, 2014 by Gary Schmitt, chairman of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition.) Wichita’s economic recovery has been painfully slow. We’ve worked hard ...

We’re seeking your input on jobs plan

Wayne Chambers(reprint of guest editorial published in the Wichita Business Journal May 16, 2014)Wichita and surrounding communities lost one in ten jobs during the recent recession. This does not include the full impact of Boeing leaving and the ...

Walk/run in June for the puppies, the hearts, and the arts!

Saturday, June 7 – Fido 5K and Puppy ParadeCome run with your dog! This is a RunWichita race to benefit the City of Wichita Dog Parks. There will be a 5k followed by a 1/2 mile fun run/walk with prizes for biggest, smallest, best dressed, etc. ...

National Small Business Week: May 12-16

Each year since 1963, the U.S. President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, that week falls on May 12-16.Small ...

Jobs Fund Proposal initiates needed community discussion

Several City Council members expressed their appreciation yesterday for the work that has been done to prepare the Jobs Fund Plan titled, Will Wichita Accelerate Competition for Primary Jobs? Time for a Community Discussion. The Plan was presented ...

Chamber announces 10th Annual Small Business of the Year recipients

Icon Structures Inc. and Balco, Inc. are the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Businesses of the Year, marking the 10th year for the award program. The Chamber made the announcement today at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. ...

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 ...
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