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Why Boise is the "IT" Place to Be: A Recap of the 2018 City-to-City Visit

By Jonathan Long Director of Community Advancement Earlier this month, 59 Wichita leaders and influencers ventured to Boise, Idaho to find out what has made the City of the Trees the country’s new “IT” place to live, work and play. ...

2018 Small Business Award Winners Announced Today

Watermark Books & Café and Allmetal Recycling, LLC are the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Small Businesses of the Year. The Chamber made the announcement at today's award luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.Award ...

Entrepreneurship changes lives

"Team Wichita" prepares to take to the stage for the evening's event. From left to right: Scott Schwindaman, Christina Long, Barry Schwan, Gary Plummer, Angie Elliott, Rachel Douglass, Trevor Crotts and Miguel Johns.Enthusiastic entrepreneurs from ...

Renewing Wichita’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Barry Schwan 2016 Chamber ChairmanBy Barry SchwanOwner, House of Schwan, Inc.2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceIf you’ve followed the work of Wichita native and economic analyst James Chung, ...

Chambers cohost Kansas Commerce Secretary

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Antonio Soavo met Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams during the Chamber reception held yesterday.Yesterday the Chamber cohosted an after-work reception with the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Kansas ...

Taking Pride in Wichita

In case you missed it, Dan Powers, Office Managing Partner for Grant Thornton LLP, contributed this letter to the editor that ran in the Wichita Eagle last Sunday.There’s a great deal that makes me proud to be a Wichitan. ...

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 ...

#ICT2Austin

Tami Bradley of Bothner & Bradley visits with Bill Roy of the Wichita Business Journal during an orientation session for the city-to-city visitThe Chamber’s 2014 City-to-City trip takes place this week and 50 participants are visiting one ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 6 Chairman’s Lunch Focused on Wichita’s Economic Recovery

We were pleased to have a SOLD OUT crowd attend our annual Chairman’s Lunch last Thursday. The discussion-style format provided some great insight into how our local leadership views the need to strengthen our local economy. Both The Wichita ...

This is My Town

Last night nearly 1,000 area business leaders had the opportunity to hear the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, share his thoughts about how to stimulate job growth. Mr. Clifton’s presentation was part of the Chamber’s Annual ...

Hosting Chamber Executives from Across South Central Kansas

This week the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted a group of 15 Chamber executives from across South Central Kansas. The group hadn't formally met in several years. We assembled to discuss whether we should resurrect our regional group and ...
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