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2019 City-to-City Leadership Visit to San Antonio

Sixty-three local Wichita leaders made the trip to San Antonio. The group heard from over 40 city leaders on economic development, mental health, homelessness and education. 

Annual Meeting Date and Speakers Announced

Political Analysts Steele and Begala Will Speak at Chamber’s November 19 Annual Meeting Two well-known political analysts will headline the Chamber’s November 19 Annual Meeting. CNN Commentator and Political Analyst Paul Begala will ...

7 Tips For The Best Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us at Exposure on Thursday, Sept. 19 for Wichita’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Event Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Century II Expo Hall. Here are some ...

Harnessing the Power of the Multiplier Effect

Ideas flow and problems are solved when multipliers (rather than diminishers) lead meetings, companies and organizations. But what’s the difference between those two leadership styles? Through a partnership with the Kansas Health Foundation, 550 attendees heard from Multipliers Practitioner and Leadership Coach Elise Foster at yesterday's Chairman's Lunch event. Click the link below to see a recap and photos from the event, plus a challenge from Chamber Chairman Michael Monteferrante.

Multipliers vs. Diminishers: Local Leaders Weigh In

Most of us know a bad boss when we see one, but surprisingly few of us have ever worked with or truly experienced a great boss. The book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter asserts that there are two types of leaders: those who ...

Announcing the 2019 Honors Night Award Recipients

Following a tradition started in 1963, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its annual Honors Night event on Thursday, April 25. Honors Night recognizes an outstanding individual, an exceptional young professional, exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitment to the community, and a striking architectural achievement.

Sheryl Wohlford, Janelle King to be Recognized at 56th Annual Honors Night

Sheryl Wohlford, president and co-owner of Automation-Plus, Inc., has been announced as the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Uncommon Citizen.Janelle King, owner of The Workroom, is the Chamber’s 2019 Exceptional Young Leader. They will be recognized at the 56th annual Honors Night celebration on Thursday, April 25.

From Airplanes to Zumba, Exposure 2018 Had it All!

More than 220 businesses and organizations shared their products and services with 1,759 attendees at the Chamber’s annual trade show, Exposure, that was held on Sept. 27 at Century II. The numbers were up for both attendees (1,759) and ...

New Connections, Great Prizes & Good Eats at Exposure on Sept. 27

If you’re looking for more reasons to attend Exposure on Thursday, Sept. 27, then look no further. In addition to making connections to grow your network, trade show attendees can enter to win the incredible prizes listed below. And ...

Purple Goldfish authors coming to Wichita

Authors and customer experience leaders Evan Carroll and David Rendall will be speaking in Wichita on June 21. Their three-hour workshop is titled “Think Outside the Bowl: Creating a World-Class Experience to Drive Customer Loyalty and ...

Final Honors Night Recipients Announced

The Chamber’s Honors Night recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started 55 years ago.Following a tradition started 55 years ago in 1963, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its annual ...

Recipients of Uncommon Citizen and Exceptional Young Leader Awards Announced

Clay Bastian (left) and Clark Bastian (right) have been named the Chamber's 2018 Uncommon Citizens.Clark Bastian, chairman and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, and his brother Clay Bastian, chairman of Fidelity Financial Corporation, are ...

Connections Made at Exposure 2017

Another rendition of the region’s premiere business-to-business trade show is in the books, and what a wonderful day is was! You could feel the energy in the air in Century II Expo Hall during Exposure, and with 215 exhibitors and 1,700+ ...

10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Time at Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 28 at Exposure for Wichita’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Here are some helpful tips to prepare to make the most of the day.Event Details: 10 a.m. ...

Marshall, Vitale to headline Annual Meeting on Nov. 7

Gregg Marshall, head coach of the Wichita State University men’s basketball team, has been selected as the featured speaker for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Heading ...

Managing Underperforming Employees

By Rachel DouglassMembership & Engagement ManagerLast week’s Small Business Owner Roundtable with Newman University Business Dean Brett Andrews was insightful – to say the least. It had attendees reflecting on not only how keyed into ...

Top 3 Moments from Honors Night 2017

By Courtney SendallMarketing & Communications ManagerEach year when Honors Night concludes, I think, “This year was the best yet.” And while I have only attended 5 of the 54 Honors Night celebrations, this one was no exception ...

Local Awards to Celebrate Local Honorees

By Rachel DouglassManager of Membership & EngagementThe Chamber’s annual Honors Night celebrates an outstanding individual, exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitments to the community, and striking architectural achievements. ...

Chris Callen to be honored as Chamber’s first Exceptional Young Leader

Chris Callen, CEO of Builders Plus Construction and Grit Virtual, is the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s first Exceptional Young Leader. He will be recognized at the annual Honors Night celebration on Tuesday, April 11.In honor of the ...

Chamber surpasses Centennial capital campaign goal

At today's Chairman's Lunch event, Chamber President & CEO Gary Plummer announced the completion of our Centennial Celebration capital campaign. Originally launched with a goal of $650,000 on Dec. 1 of last year, it concluded today with a total ...

Dawson Grimsley to be honored as 2017 Uncommon Citizen

Dawson GrimsleyDawson Grimsley, retired President and Owner of Davis-Moore Auto Group, is the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Uncommon Citizen. He will be recognized at the annual Honors Night celebration on Tuesday, April ...

Announcing the recipients of 54th annual Honors Night awards

The Chamber will recognize an outstanding individual, exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitments to the community, and a striking architectural achievement at the 2017 Honors Night event on April 11. In addition to the tradition awards of ...

Annual Meeting one month from today

Daymond JohnOur Annual Meeting is one month from today, and official invitations are in your mailbox. We hope you are planning to join us on Dec. 1 when Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, visits Wichita as our event keynote speaker.An ...

Addition of Young Leader Award to Honors Night Lineup

By Rachel Douglass Business Services ManagerWichita has many outstanding people and organizations, and the Chamber’s Honors Night event recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started more than 50 years ...

Recap of Exposure 2016

When the Exposure show floor closed at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29, nearly 1,800 people had visited booths of 200+ Wichita-area companies. Connection were made. Deals were done. Fun was had. Our thanks to everyone who helped make Exposure 2016 a success, ...

Four Reasons to Attend Exposure

If you haven’t heard of Exposure, the simplest way to describe it is as 'Wichita’s premiere business-to-business trade show and networking event'. Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, the show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Century ...

Daymond John Energizing Entrepreneurship on December 1

By Barry Schwan2016 Chairman of the Chamber Board of DirectorsOwner, House of Schwan, Inc.Accelerating entrepreneurship and economic opportunities across our region is imperative to accomplishing the Chamber’s mission and vision. If ...

Making business easier, one app at a time

A recap of the August Sunrise ScramblerBack by popular demand was a panel of Chamber members to share their favorite apps and tools that make doing business easier and more efficient. Our thanks to these panelists for sharing their knowledge with us ...

Exposure early-bird pricing ends Friday

Exposure, Wichita’s largest business-to-business trade show, will take place this fall at Century II Expo Hall. To take advantage of early-bird booth pricing, businesses must register to exhibit by this Friday, July 29. Register here. Tammy ...

Four reasons to exhibit at Exposure

Exposure, Wichita's largest business-to-business trade show, will take place this fall at Century II Expo Hall. To take advantage of early-bird booth pricing, businesses must register to exhibit by this Friday, July 29. Register here. Brad ...
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