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Is Wichita embracing or dismissing emerging trends?

Carol Coletta shared her expertise on developing communities that attract and retain talent during the first presentation in the Fuel the Fire speaker series. Coletta spoke to a group of more than two hundred who gathered to hear about emerging ...

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 ...

Coletta Kicks Off Fuel the Fire Speaker Series this Thursday

Carol ColettaYou have heard us talking about it, and now the time has almost arrived for the The Fuel the Fire Speaker Series to begin. Carol Coletta, Vice President of Community and National Initiatives at the John S. and James L. Knight ...

A Recap of "Understanding How We Learn"

By Courtney Sendall, Communications CoordinatorLast week’s Sunrise Scrambler had attendees on their feet and tapping into their artistic side as Steve Dunn, Associate Dean of the School of Education at Newman University, presented ...

Tune into 99.7 Lite FM on Mondays for Chamber News

By Courtney Sendall, Communications CoordinatorChamber Member 99.7 LITE FM is now broadcasting a Lite Wichita Chamber Update every Monday at 6:50 and 8:25 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. We’re using this air time to promote Chamber events and programming. ...

New Jobs and Investment in Sedgwick County

By Tim Chase, GWEDC PresidentA vital part of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition's (GWEDC) mission is to help retain and expand local job growth. This week’s announcement about Reiloy Westland Corporation’s expansion ...

Support for City Sales Tax

The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted today to support the proposed 1 percent sales tax referendum as passed by the Wichita City Council on August 5, 2014. The decision is aligned with the Chamber’s mission: To drive ...

It’s Time to Fuel the Fire

Positioning Wichita as the premier place to grow companies, careers and communities requires understanding changing demographics, new concepts in urban planning and other shifts in the consumer landscape. The Fuel the Fire Speaker Series provides a ...

Community Organizations Announce Fuel the Fire Speaker Series

The Wichita Community Foundation (WCF), Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC), and the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Council have partnered to host the Fuel the Fire Speaker Series this fall. All three keynotes are ...

Call for Support of City Council Action on Sales Tax

The City Council has been studying a comprehensive Sales Tax Initiative & Strategic Plan funded by a one-cent city sales tax that includes a jobs initiative plan. Tomorrow the Council will be making important decisions about how to proceed with ...
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