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Reopening Readiness

Some of our members have reopened or are in the process of expanding their services. Others are still working on their reopening plans. All are concerned about taking the necessary precautions to stay open once they have reopened. The Chamber's ...

Chamber Launches Small Business Awards Video Series

May has traditionally been designated as Small Business Month and it's also the time of year we typically announce and celebrate our annual Small Business Award winners. Due to the impact of COVID-19, some of the national Small Business Month and ...

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 ...

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.

Introducing Our 2019 Small Business Awards Finalists

Twenty-five area businesses applied for the Chamber’s 15th annual Small Business Awards program after being nominated this year. Applicants were invited to showcase their products and services at a Metro Mingle event on March 5, where finalists in each of the three categories were also announced.

Fun on the Exposure Show Floor

Stacy Ward Lattin (owner of Hopping Gnome Brewing) and Natasha Gandhi (owner of The Kitchen) are teaming up to offer a Bite & Sip experience at Exposure. Three weeks from today, Century II’s Expo Hall will become the place to be in the ...

Google Small Business Trainer in Wichita on Sept. 27

Register for three free sessions today! People in Wichita are looking for your company's products and services. Participating in our Exposure trade show event is one way to boost your brand awareness. But your potential customers are also looking ...

Small Business Equals Big Success

Small businesses are the backbone of our Chamber, with 88% of our members employing less than 100 employees. These businesses are also a vital component of the Kansas economy. The Kansas Department of Labor reports that three-fourths of the ...

Chamber announces 2018 Small Business of the Year finalists

Congratulations to the 2018 Small Business of the Year finalists.It's official. The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2018 Small Business of the Year award. This is the 14th year for the Small Business Awards ...

Nominate your favorite small biz for Small Business of the Year

We are currently accepting nominations for our 2017 Small Business Awards through Friday, Dec. 15! The program, now in its 14th year, offers well-deserved recognition to small businesses for their achievements and contributions to our community and ...

The Chamber of Commerce Works for All

Today is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day. To celebrate, we asked Board Member Joy Eakins to share why she chose to join the Chamber and become more involved in creating a better business community.By Joy EakinsPresident of ...

Web marketing expert Marcus Sheridan coming to Wichita

Author and web marketing expert Marcus Sheridan will be speaking in Wichita on Oct. 27. His speech is titled “The Digital Consumer: How Today’s Buyer Has Changed and What Your Business Must Do About It” and is specifically designed ...

The Monarch, Mahaney Roofing Company named Small Businesses of the Year

Please join us in congratulating The Monarch and Mahaney Roofing Company, Inc. on being named the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Small Businesses of the Year! Award finalists were divided into two tiers based upon number of ...

Conference topics help your small business achieve big success

Interested in leading-edge ideas and enlightening discussions about the fundamentals of running a small business? Then you’ll want to attend the Chamber’s 2nd annual Engage & Ignite Small Business Conference on Wednesday, May 24.The ...

Love of people, community unite #SmBizAwards finalists

Our 2017 Small Business Awards finalists truly couldn’t be more different when it comes to the industries they span (think from roofing to retail). But what they all do have in common is a love of people and a love for their community. The ...

Have a favorite small business? Nominate them!

The Wichita Chamber is accepting nominations for the 2017 Small Business Awards now through Friday, Dec. 9. The program, now in its 13th year, is presented by ComfortCare Homes, Inc. and Occidental Management, Inc. It offers well-deserved ...

5 Reasons to #ShopSmall on Nov. 26

Think about your favorite coffee shop, boutique or restaurant. Now imagine Wichita without all of our local businesses that make our city unique. Small Business Saturday, a day when holiday shoppers are encouraged to support local brick-and-mortar ...

Expose Your Biz, Grow Your Network

By Lyndsey EdwardsAre you looking for a good way to expose your business? The 2016 Exposure Business-to-Business Trade Show will be held Thursday, September 29 at Century II Expo Hall. Exposure is the largest trade show of its kind in the area with ...

New Engage & Ignite Small Business Conference Scheduled for May 11

Leading-edge ideas and enlightening discussions about the fundamentals of running a small business are the topics of a new conference that has been added to our annual Small Business Awards event. The Engage & Ignite Small Business Conference ...

Introducing our 2016 Small Business of the Year finalists

We are pleased to announce the ten finalists for our 2016 Small Business of the Year award. This is the twelfth year for the Small Business Awards program, which is presented by the 2015 award recipients: Cornerstone Design and Development, Inc. and ...

Three reasons to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday

With the holidays being only a month away, the shopping season will kick into full gear this coming weekend. We encourage you to keep the small, local retailers in mind as you make your shopping lists this year, but we also know the request is more ...

CEO Roundtable presentation focused on 5 Marketing Truths

Mike Snyder, from RSA Marketing Services, shared his five marketing truths for connecting marketing to sales during the Chamber's Small Business CEO Roundtable at Wichita Country Club, yesterday. Snyder illustrated his marketing truths with examples ...

Nominate Your Favorite Biz for Our Small Business of the Year Awards

We are currently accepting nominations for our 2016 Small Business Awards through Friday, Dec. 4. The program, now in its 12th year, is presented by Cornerstone Design and Development. Inc. and Zernco, Inc. It offers well-deserved recognition to ...

All they do is win! #ICTexpo hosts best of the best

We like to say that everyone who participates in Exposure is a winner, but there are some who really stood out from the crowd. Those exhibitors were crowned with this year’s coveted Exposure Awards. Most Spirited - Hotel at ...

Eight tips for making the most of Exposure

Exposure is this Thursday! We shared some Expo prep tips last week, and here are a few for the big day. Bring plenty of business cards for exchanging with new contacts and to enter drawings. Wear comfortable shoes so you can easily cover the ...

The Measurement of Success

A recap of the May 2015 Sunrise Scrambler Todd RamseyIt seems like more often than not, the world of social media is changing , thus requiring businesses to change their social media practices to keep up. And with the plethora of tools and tactics ...

Introducing our 2015 Small Business of the Year recipients

Cornerstone Design and Development, Inc. and Zernco, Inc. were named the 2015 Small Businesses of the Year at a luncheon earlier today.Award finalists were divided into two tiers based upon number of full-time employees. Cornerstone Design and ...

Small Business Week - Day Five

Mara and Mario Quiroz of Molino's Mexican CuisineOn the final day of National Small Business Week, Mara and Mario Quiroz of Molino's Mexican Cuisine tell us why they believe Wichita is an ideal place to raise a family and own a business. Follow this ...

Small Business Week - Day Four

The Squid Ink Creative team at the 2014 Exposure eventOn the fourth day of National Small Business Week, Brad Painchaud of Squid Ink Creative shares why he is encouraged by the positive energy in Wichita and how that translates to better business. ...

Small Business Week - Day Three

The team at Cassandra Bryan Design specializes in professional logo and custom website design. The team is pictured here attending the 2014 Chamber Small Business Awards Luncheon.On the third day of National Small Business Week, Cassandra Bryan ...
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