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Member Minute with The McGinty Machine Co.

222 N. Hydraulic – Wichita, KS 67214 – (316) 269-3344mcgintymachine.com | Facebook and Twitter: @mcgintymachineThe McGinty Machine Company, Inc. was recently honored as a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics 2017 Elite Supplier. The company ...

Surprising and Delighting Hoops Fans!

Our thanks to Luminous Neon President Joe Ontjes said his team for making our hoop-tastic dreams come true!We’ve been counting down the days until the region hosts the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball ...

Spreading #ILoveWichita across the city

We like to say that the #ILoveWichita movement has been fueled by pride, passion and partnerships. Without all three, the message would not be as far reaching as it is. One example of these partnerships is with the team at Atomic Billboards. In ...

Bill Wood Leads the Charge in 2018 as Chamber Chairman

Bill Wood will lead the Chamber Board as Chairman in 2018.Our monthly Chamber Update in the Wichita Eagle (published on Jan. 25) features an excerpt from this blog post introducing our 2018 Chairman of the Board, Bill Wood. Wood is a partner at ...

#ILoveWichita Night this Saturday with the Wichita Thunder

At an unveiling event on Jan. 4, Mayor Jeff Longwell displayed the Wichita flag jersey that will be worn at the Jan. 20 game, and Vanesa Barnard of Jason's Deli showed off the rally towel that will be given to the first 500 people that evening.The ...

Partnerships Fuel Wichita Flag Movement

Cassandra Bryan of Cassandra Bryan Design was one of the Wichitans featured in the series of community pride videos.We like to say that the Wichita flag movement has been fueled by pride, passion and partnerships. Without all three, the message of ...

Show Your Support for the Official Wichita Flag License Plate

It was announced in October that the City of Wichita will be submitting a bill during the next legislative session to add a Wichita flag license plate option for Kansas motorists. The City has surpassed their initial goal of 500 signatures of ...

Wichita Flag will soon be flying at all Wichita Public Schools

Last year, the Chamber’s marketing and communications team was invited to make a presentation about the Wichita Flag to students participating in the annual Comm Week at Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication ...

Announcing the #WichitaFlagSummerTravelContest winners

The 2nd annual #WichitaFlagSummerTravelContest has concluded and the results prove that Wichitans love their hometown’s flag. The contest received nearly 173 unique entries, which was more than triple the number that was received in 2016. At ...

How Are you Celebrating Wichita’s Birthday? (Part 3)

We have four more ideas to share with you for celebrating Wichita’s 147th birthday bash on Friday, July 21. Increased social media activity during the @wichitaflag's 80th birthday celebration put Wichita on the map.Share what you love about ...

How Are you Celebrating Wichita’s Birthday?  (Part 2)

Wichita’s 147th birthday bash is Friday, July 21. How are you celebrating? We shared some ideas in yesterday's post and have five more listed below. Hyde Elementary School proudly displays a Wichita flag.Wave your #WichitaflagGone are the days ...

How Are you Celebrating Wichita’s Birthday? (Part 1)

Wichita’s 147th birthday bash is Friday, July 21. How are you celebrating? We have some ideas to share with you in this week's blog posts.Attend a Birthday Celebration Several Chamber members are hosting special events. The Workroom is ...

Friends of McConnell receives national award

The Friends of McConnell, an affiliate of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, was announced as the recipient of the 2016 Abilene Trophy on April 28 at the Phoenix Rally at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Since 1998, the award has been ...

Wichita Regional Chamber Opposes Two PEAK Senate Bills

The Chamber's lobbyist, Jason Watkins, testified today in Topeka.Jason Watkins, a lobbyist representing the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition of S.B. 222 and S.B. 223 in Topeka, today. Watkins submitted written remarks ...

Inclusion: Experience Rather than Appearance

Dan Powers addressing the crowd of 500+ at Chairman's Lunch on Feb. 7.Following the Chairman’s Lunch centered on diversity and inclusion, Dan Powers (Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP) recapped his thoughts on the topic. The original ...

Diversity & Inclusion to be main focus of Chairman's Lunch

We have announced our program agenda for our 2017 Chairman's Lunch, coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at INTRUST Bank Arena.In keeping with the event's tradition of presenting perspectives from the City, County and Chamber, the event will begin with each ...

Explaining Our New Brand

With our 100th anniversary approaching in 2017, the Chamber unveiled updated branding at last week's Annual Meeting. Our new look visibly demonstrates our focus on the future. While our Mission and Vision remain unchanged, you'll see our new name, ...

Two Entrepreneurs Pitching to Daymond John and Local Experts at Annual Meeting

Trevor CrottsThe Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce has invited two local entrepreneurs to present investor pitches as part of this year’s Annual Meeting program on Thursday, December 1 at Century II Convention Center. Trevor Crotts and Miguel ...

Friends University making positive strides

Gary Plummer is the President & CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceI had the good fortune of attending a “State of the Organization” breakfast this week at Friends University in Wichita. Friends President Amy Bragg Carey ...

Envision helps bring home the gold, silver and bronze

They say teamwork makes the dream work and we’re seeing a lot of that happening during this year’s Olympic games. It’s been a great ride and so uplifting to watch athletes from all around the world support each other. That ...

Wichita flag gains VIP status in VIP Wichita Magazine

Wichita Eagle publisher Roy Heatherly is an enthusiastic community champion and an active Chamber Board member. And he understands how passionate our Chamber staff is about promoting Wichita and elevating community pride. So we were happy to comply ...

Chief Ramsay’s leadership noticed nationally

Gary Plummer is the President & CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of CommerceI don’t know anyone who hasn’t been impacted by the recent coverage around the country about racial justice, violence in our streets and the risks taken each ...

A Different Kind of Contest for Wichita’s Birthday

By Kali BabichWith Wichita’s 146th birthday quickly approaching on Thursday (July 21), we want to give you presents to celebrate. We will be holding scavenger hunts around Wichita, and clues to the prize locations will be posted on our ...

No Cure for Flag Fever

The Wichita Flag made a number of appearances in this year's River Festival parade, including this float by Professional Engineering Consultants.It was 79 years ago tomorrow (National Flag Day) that our city's flag was officially adopted. Elements ...

Clark Bastian on the benefits of Leadership Wichita

Leadership Wichita is a Chamber program designed to inform and inspire highly active leaders in our community. It offers an immersive experience that identifies 30 local achievers and then provides them with the tools and connections they need to ...

Sitting on the sidelines isn’t optional

by Damon YoungVice President of Mahaney Roofing Company, Inc.Member of the Government Relations Committee for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Chamber's Political Action CommitteeThe political process shares some ...

Videos from Chairman’s Lunch now available

Thank you to all who attended our Chairman's Lunch last week where representatives from the City, County and Chamber discussed how to move the needle on the four drivers of economic success that James Chung presented during the Wichita Community ...

81 Reasons to Celebrate

Celebrating important milestone events with our members is one of our favorite things to do, and we were able to do that 81 times last year. Each Member Milestone celebration was the result of a great deal of dedication and work as organizations ...

2015 Aviation Highlights from the Air Capital

We’ve seen a lot of creativity in this year's Christmas and New Year’s cards and we’re appreciative that we’ve receive holiday greetings from so many of our members. A card from Klenda Austerman especially caught our ...

Chamber members spread joy this season

Each year, the Chamber staff adopts a family through Big Bothers Big Sisters holiday giving program. Every family has different needs and sometimes the need is greater than others. Instead of toys and luxury items, the children in our family were ...
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