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Committee Opportunities

Click here to download of PDF of committee opportunities available through your Chamber. 

Contacts Clubs/Leads Groups
Meets bi-monthly over the lunch hour to exchange leads and referrals. Groups are comprised of non-competing Chamber member businesses. There is an application process, as well as attendance and participation guidelines that apply. If you are interested in joining a Contacts Club, please contact Kresta Dundas.

Chamber Champions
For Chamber members that have been active for a minimum of six (6) months and represents the Chamber at Member Milestone events, such as ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, grand openings and other Chamber member milestones. This group also meets monthly to discuss upcoming events and for networking. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Chevis Rebstock

Membership Campaign Volunteer
Identifies area businesses that would benefit from Chamber membership and sells memberships to those companies. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Kresta Dundas.

Exposure Committee
Meets to plan Wichita's largest business networking and expo event, which allow companies the opportunity to showcase their products and gain new customers. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Chelsea Dyer.

Golf Tournament Committee
Meets to plan the annual Chamber golf tournament. This group also executes the Chamber’s spring golf outing. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Chelsea Dyer.

Government Relations Committee and Sub-Committees
The Chamber’s primary government relations goal is to create a better business environment for your company or organization by promoting investment, innovation, and job creation. This goal is executed with the oversight of the Chamber's Government Relations Committee (GRC). This committee monitors actions at the local, state and federal levels of government that affect the Wichita business community. GRC meets about every two weeks during the Kansas Legislative Session to discuss relevant business issues and hear updates from our Legislative Consultant, Jason Watkins. The rest of the year, GRC meets monthly to hear from guest speakers knowledgeable about business issues and to develop the Wichita Regional Chamber’s Legislative Agenda after receiving input from Chamber members.​ While GRC is currently full, please contact Andrew Wiens if you'd like to be added to a waiting list. Additionally, there are a number of GRC subcommittees that provide opportunities for your input and engagement on business advocacy issues. 

  • Air Services
    Addresses issues related to maintaining and enhancing air service at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and updates members on current trends and issues that affect the air services industry. This is a coordinated effort with involvement and leadership from the business community in partnership with the airport authority.
     
  • Small Business and Government
    Designed to improve the working relationships between local governments and local businesses, this committee discusses concerns relative to doing business with the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. Local governments send key staff people to listen, observe and take back information to other staff to impact the development process and reduce regulations that impact business development.
     
  • Environmental Resources
    This committee focuses on a wide range of regulatory and legislative issues related to air emission, water use, and waste management. The primary focus of the committee is on state-level issues under consideration in Topeka; however, the committee also addresses related federal and local issues when appropriate. This committee meets on an as-needed basis.
     
  • Federal Affairs
    This committee meets to discuss legislation and policy that exists at the federal level that impacts the Wichita region, develops the Chamber’s annual federal policy agenda, and meets regularly with staff from our Kansas congressional delegation.
     
  • Military Affairs
    This committee provides civilian support to McConnell AFB and engages in every component of the military and veterans spectrum, with special attention paid to the well-being of veterans as a substantial component of the regional workforce. This committee meets on an as-needed basis.
     
  • South Central Kansas Transportation Coalition
    The Wichita Chamber, in conjunction with the Regional Economic Area Partnership and the Greater Wichita Partnership, has convened key private sector business members of the Chamber and local governments in the region to form the South Central Kansas Transportation Coalition. The Coalition advocates for funding to address regionally significant transportation infrastructure needs (like the North Junction--where I-135, I-235, K-254 and K-96 meet in North Wichita).​ The SCK Coalition also discusses policies and strategic investments that are necessary to modernize and strengthen our regional infrastructure systems, leverage our location, enhance our multi-modal capabilities, and facilitate the movement of goods and people within the region and around the world. The Coalition operates on an annual membership dues basis for marketing, education and targeted advocacy efforts on transportation infrastructure topics.

The Chamber Government Relations division has several additional ad hoc task forces focused on workforce/talent issues, energy rate competitiveness and education policy.

If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact Andrew Wiens.

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