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2015 Small Business of the Year finalists announced

The 2015 Small Business of the Year finalists were announced last night at a Metro Mingle event. This is the eleventh year for the program, which is presented by the 2014 award recipients: Balco, Inc. and Icon Structures Inc.In addition to offering ...

Solving the Mystery of Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement: what does that really mean? This month’s Sunrise Scrambler tackled this important topic when Carrie Wiegand of AGH Employer Solutions presented “Destroying Employee Engagement Myths: What Really Matters in Engaging ...

Fire Back – A recap of the Sunrise Scrambler with Jared Estes

In 2005, Jared Estes, his wife Paige, and two friends were hit by a drunk driver on Kellogg. Jared sustained burns to more than 50% of his body, and Paige sadly did not survive the crash.Jared shared his story with a sold-out Sunrise Scrambler crowd ...

Dr. Condoleezza Rice inspires Wichita crowd at Chamber Annual Meeting

Last week’s Annual Meeting kicked off with 2014 Board Chairman Wayne Chambers passing the gavel to 2015 Chairman Jon Rosell and ended with Dr. Condoleezza Rice answering questions submitted by the public. A crowd of 3,000 people were in ...

Now accepting nominations for our 2015 Small Business Awards

The Wichita Metro Chamber is accepting nominations for the 2015 Small Business Awards now through Friday, Dec. 12. The program, presented by Balco, Inc. and Icon Structures Inc., offers well-deserved recognition to small businesses for their ...

Exposure boasts new features, Google Hangout

The Chamber will host our tenth annual Exposure, the area’s premiere business networking event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 25 at Century II. This year, there are more than 220 registered exhibitors from every industry in ...

2014 Leadership Wichita class begins

Thirty Wichita-area citizens are participating in the Chamber’s 2014 Leadership Wichita class, which began this week and runs through November 20. Participants in the leadership training program are identified through a nomination process, ...

A Recap of "Understanding How We Learn"

By Courtney Sendall, Communications CoordinatorLast week’s Sunrise Scrambler had attendees on their feet and tapping into their artistic side as Steve Dunn, Associate Dean of the School of Education at Newman University, presented ...

Dr. Condoleezza Rice Speaking on December 4 at Annual Meeting

Dr. Condoleezza RiceBy Wayne ChambersBy now our Chamber members have received a digital announcement that our 2014 Annual Meeting speaker is Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State of the United States. Her resume and international ...

Young Professionals of Wichita to hold sixth annual Enhance Community Project

This Saturday, 150 young professionals will participate in a one-day project known as Enhance. Focusing on enriching Wichita while providing Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) members the opportunity to give back to the community, the work will ...

Building a Culture that Delivers World-Class Service

Jamie HaenggiA recap of the May Sunrise ScramblerChamber member Protection 1 embraces a two-word mission statement: To Grow. The company’s 2,500 employees at 75 branches clearly understand how to accomplish that mission.During today’s ...

Successful Business Leaders Share Valuable Insight

Jim Holt of Mid American Credit UnionThe April Sunrise Scrambler event is always devoted to learning lessons from our Small Business Awards finalists. It’s a rare opportunity to hear directly from some of our must successful business ...

The Importance of Redesign and Rebranding

A recap from our March Sunrise ScramblerChamber member Bill Gardner shared his branding and design knowledge during the March 19 Sunrise Scrambler that was held at the newly remodeled Holiday Inn East. (Check out the Holiday Inn East Facebook page ...

Honors Night 2014

Our community has many outstanding individuals and organizations, and the Chamber’s Honors Night recognizes some of the finest, following a tradition started more than 50 years ago.The program celebrates an outstanding individual, three ...

FAIL Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Aaron BushellA recap of the February 2014 Sunrise Scrambler by Aaron BushellWhat do Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Michael Jordan, and the Wright Brothers have in common? They share another bond ...

EXTENDING YOUR BRAND’S REACH - Sunrise Scrambler Recap

Presented at Wichita Metro Chamber Sunrise ScramblerNovember 20, 2013Jennifer Szambecki, Brand Manager for the Kansas Turnpike Authority, was on a mission during her presentation at this week’s Sunrise Scrambler -- to help all of us extend ...

GLOBAL INSIGHT. LOCAL ACTION.

The op ed piece in the September 29 edition of The Wichita Eagle, Local action needed in global jobs war, by Wichita Metro Chamber Chair Debbie Gann, couldn’t have been timelier. The front-page story of the same edition, Layoffs leave Wichita ...

EXPOsure Wichita 2013 Recap

Thank you to everyone who had a part in making EXPOsure Wichita 2013 a success. Whether you were one of the 187 who exhibited or the 1,500 who attended, we were glad to see you there. (Click here for the complete list of exhibitors.)Below is the ...
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