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National Small Business Week: May 12-16

Each year since 1963, the U.S. President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, that week falls on May 12-16.Small ...

Chamber announces 10th Annual Small Business of the Year recipients

Icon Structures Inc. and Balco, Inc. are the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Businesses of the Year, marking the 10th year for the award program. The Chamber made the announcement today at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. ...

Promoting New Ventures in Wichita – Your Help Needed!

Two of the Chamber’s most important strategic priorities this year are:JOB CREATION - We are focused on growing the regional economy through the retention and creation of high-quality primary jobs and new capital investment by new and existing ...

Which Chamber is Which?

There are several different chambers of commerce working on behalf of businesses in the Wichita area: the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.When the media reports its story, the term ...

Be entered to win James Taylor concert tickets

Would you like to see James Taylor and his All-Star Band at INTRUST Bank Arena on June 20? Follow our blog to be entered to win a pair of tickets! Click the orange "Follow" button in the top right corner of this page. Enter your email address. Click ...

Don't miss the 2014 Topeka Legislative Reception

Once a year the Chamber provides members with an opportunity to spend an evening in Topeka with our elected officials who shape legislative policy. This year our Legislative Reception takes place on Tuesday, February 11 at the Capitol Plaza ...

Welcome to Mr. Wayne Chambers, our 2014 Chairman

I am pleased to welcome Mr. Wayne Chambers as our 2014 Board Chairman. He has served on the Chamber Board since 2011 and is a previous co-chair of Visioneering. Due to his experience and a last name of “Chambers,” it seems he was ...

Volunteerism: The importance of the “personal ask”

A recap of the Chamber’s December 17 Sunrise Scrambler at the Wichita Area Technical College. Our December Sunrise Scrambler that showcases area charitable nonprofit organizations is one of our favorite holiday events. It’s a unique ...

Photo: Gary Plummer, Tim Witsman of WIBA

Chamber President Gary Plummer and WIBA President Tim Witsman paused for a photograph at a holiday reception sponsored by the Non Profit Chamber of Service on December 5 at Abode. Plummer and Witsman have forged a partnership between the Chamber and ...

Why the Tanker Public Hearing is crucial to success

Earlier this year more than 300 people attended a Public Scoping meeting at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex. Their presence sent a strong statement to the Air Force that south central Kansans were serious about their support of McConnell AFB. In ...

What do Tim Brown, Bob Weeks and Judge Phil Journey have in common?

All three of these Wichitans questioned Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, during a recent SKYPE interview on KAKE-TV’s program, THIS WEEK IN KANSAS. Mr. Clifton is the author of the book, The Coming Jobs War, and is the speaker at the ...

Input needed for Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Accreditation Evaluation

WATC has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association since 2008. The College is currently seeking comments from the public in preparation for an accrediting evaluation in early 2014. Comments may be submitted ...
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