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Everett to Level Up with 2020 Chamber Board

As part of our Annual Meeting on Nov. 19, our 2020 Board of Directors was officially announced. Junetta Everett, Vice President of Professional Relations at Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc., will serve as Board Chair. Ben Hutton of Hutton will serve as ...

LEVEL UP in 2020

Today’s monthly CHAMBER UPDATE in the Wichita Eagle includes a brief bio about our 2020 Chair, Junetta Everett. An executive with Delta Dental who has been involved with the Chamber for a number of years, Junetta shares her latest ...

Membership Drives the Chamber

A first quarter report of activities and initiatives from your 2019 Chairman of the Board, Michael Monteferrante.

Monteferrante to lead Chamber Board in 2019

As part of our Annual Meeting on Nov. 29, our 2019 Board of Directors was officially announced. Michael Monteferrante, President, CEO and Director of Envision, Inc., will serve as the 2019 Board Chairman. Junetta Everett, Vice President of ...

Monteferrante says this unique experience will impact your life

Michael Monteferrante and Sal Giunta We’re only a few weeks away from the Chamber’s November 29 Annual Meeting featuring Medal of Honor Recipient, former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta. Michael Monteferrante is the incoming ...

Winners of the 3rd Annual Photo Contest Named

There were 250 entries in the 2018 contest.Your Wichita flag was photographed in 30 states in the U.S.A. and in 25 different countries around the world during the third annual #wichitaflagsummertravelcontest. There were 250 entries using the hashtag ...

Project Wichita Continues to Next Phase

By Bill WoodPartner, Foulston & Siefkin2018 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Bill Wood leads the Chamber Board as Chairman in 2018.Project Wichita is a community engagement process that is being utilized ...

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 ...

Schwindaman led with practicality, partnerships in 2017

Bill Wood will lead the Chamber Board as Chairman in 2018.By William (Bill) WoodPartner at Foulston Siekfin and2018 Chamber Board Chairman2017 was a game-changing year for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce by any measure, but adding the ...

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 ...

#ILoveWichita Campaign Strengthened by Partners

Chamber Board member Ben Hutton leads the 2017 Quality of Place Initiative.By Ben HuttonChamber Board Lead for the Quality of Place InitiativeChairman and CEO of Hutton ConstructionIn early 2015, the Chamber initiated a very informal grassroots ...

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 ...

Schwindaman Takes the Reins in 2017

Scott Schwindaman has a family-run operation that breeds, raises, and shows rare black Clydesdale horses. Photo credit: Brett Schauf with tjstudios.comScott Schwindaman, President & CEO of Lubrication Engineers, Inc. is the 2017 Chairman of the ...

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 ...

Broadening the Chamber’s reach in 2016

By Barry Schwan2016 Chamber ChairmanOwner, House of SchwanOne of the Chamber’s 2016 strategic priorities is to enhance our regional profile. Our new partnership with The Wichita Eagle is one way we are increasing our regional reach as we ...

Five panelists announced for Feb 11 Chairman's Lunch

2016 Chamber Chairman Barry Schwan will host the annual Chairman's Lunch on February 11.The annual Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at INTRUST Bank ...

Building a better business environment in 2016

Jon Rosell (pictured left) received a plaque commemorating his tenure as the 2015 Chamber Chairman from 2016 Chairman Barry Schwan.by Barry Schwan2016 Chamber ChairmanJon Rosell, the Chamber’s 2015 Chairman, is a well-respected leader ...

Introducing Our 2016 Board Officers & New Members

Barry SchwanThe new year brings new Board leadership for the Chamber, and Barry Schwan (owner of House of Schwan) will serve as the 2016 Board Chairman. Scott Schwindaman (president and CEO of Lubrication Engineers) will serve as the ...

Final letter from our 2015 Chairman Jon Rosell

Dear Chamber members, Jon RosellI’ve shared with many of my colleagues that serving as your 2015 Chairman of the Board has been one of the highlights of my career. I’ve been actively involved with the Chamber for many years, but my role ...

2015 Annual Meeting Speaker Announced

by Jon Rosell, 2015 Chamber ChairmanEvery year the Chamber strives to make the Annual Meeting a memorable and informative occasion. I'm very pleased that our 2015 Annual Meeting promises to be one of the most unique events we've presented in quite ...

A new course for economic growth

A new partnership is being formed to align, focus and fast forward our economy. The Greater Wichita Partnership is based on a "best practice" model that has been successful in other communities. The Partnership consolidates the efforts and ...

Gearhart appointed to Chamber Board of Directors

Pat GearhartPat Gearhart, President of Bank SNB, has been appointed to the Chamber's Board of Directors by Chairman Jon Rosell. Classified as a Chairman’s Appointment, Gearhart will serve on the Board for one year.“We’re delighted ...

Wayne Chambers: Champion of collaboration and alignment

By Jon Rosell, 2015 Chamber Chair Jon Rosell and Wayne Chambers at the 2014 Annual Meeting2014 Chamber Chair Wayne Chambers closed our December Board meeting with some eloquent remarks. He defined his 12-month term as a “privilege to ...

Introducing our 2015 board officers

Jon RosellOur 2015 Board Chairman and Chair-Elect were officially introduced at a recent board meeting. Jon Rosell, Executive Director of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, will serve as the 2015 Board Chairman. Barry Schwan, Owner of House of ...

Why can't Wichita wait on securing another water source?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors supports the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. Chamber board members are utilizing this blog to provide commentary and answer questions about the sales tax. ...

Are local nonprofits supporting the sales tax?

Michael Monteferrante is a the President and CEO of Envision, Inc. and a member of the 2014 Board of Directors for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce.The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales ...

Why did the Chamber take a position on the sales tax vote?

On August 18, the Chamber’s Board of Directors announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will have the opportunity to vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the ...

Do the young professionals in Wichita support the sales tax initiative?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the blog to provide commentary ...

What other organizations are supporting the proposed sales tax?

Jeff Fluhr is the President of Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and a member of the Chamber's Board of Directors.On August 18, the Chamber’s Board of Directors announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans ...
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