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Exposure Provides Connections on a Virtual Show Floor

Exposure has always been an opportunity for businesses and organizations to gather together to showcase their products and service on the show floor at Century II. While being in person was not an option this year, exhibitors found opportunity on ...

Disruption Driven Innovation - Wichita businesses respond to the impact of COVID-19

True leaders and innovators emerge during challenging times. We heard from four area business leaders during our June 17 Sunrise Scrambler who inspired us with their ability to respond to disruption by piloting new social media platforms, updating ...

Manufacturing Industry Call Highlights Innovation Among Crisis

Last week the Chamber hosted an Industry Call with area leaders representing the manufacturing industry on how they're adapting their businesses in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 and what they're experiencing. The session was moderated ...

Planning Creates Opportunity – Chamber’s First Virtual Sunrise Scrambler

The monthly tradition of a Sunrise Scrambler was disrupted in March but we weren’t going to let that stop us from figuring out how to provide educational resources to our members through one of our favorite programs. Yesterday morning we ...

Chamber Industry Call Yields Reflections on Changes to the Finance Industry

The Chamber's series of Industry Calls continued with a second installment on April 9. The roundtable discussion centered on the Finance industry and was moderated by Tracee Adams of Hawthorn Capital and included Matt List with BKD and Brandon ...

Our Member Business Exchange Goes Virtual

Hosting a monthly opportunity for our members to learn more about each other's products and services is a long-time tradition at the Chamber. It often results in new business for our members and a better understanding of how they can collaborate and ...

A Critical Time for Leadership

This morning the Chamber hosted an Industry Call with area leaders representing the construction field on how they're adapting their businesses in response to the stay-at-home orders and the economic impact of COVID-19 that they're experiencing. The ...

Your Chair's Lunch Action Items

Our February 6 blog post was a recap of our 2020 Chair’s Lunch that focused on intentional inclusion and diversity. We mentioned that attendees were provided with an action item checklist to enhance their engagement in these areas. The list ...

2020 Honors Night Award Recipients Announced

Following a tradition started in 1963, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its annual Honors Night event on Thursday, April 23. Honors Night recognizes an outstanding individual, an exceptional young professional, exemplary ...

Intentional Inclusion – Feeling Safe, Seen, Heard and Respected

Why does the C-suite at Dow, a successful and well-established global company, put so much emphasis on the intentional inclusion of their 37,000 employees? According to their Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Inclusion Officer, Karen S. ...

Journey Unseen Launches March 24

Between 2010 and 2017, Des Moines netted 32,000 newcomers. Oklahoma City added 52,000 people. Wichita lost a net total of 18,000. A disproportionate number of those departures were college-educated women under age 45 and minorities with an ...

Introducing Energize Wichita, A New Chamber Program

For almost 15 years, the Chamber has convened community and business leaders for City-to City Leadership Visits. These leadership visits give insight to what our peer cities are doing well and help Wichitans find best practices then customize them ...

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. ...
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