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Honors Night

Wichita has many outstanding people and organizations. The Chamber’s Honors Night recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started nearly 60 years ago.

Honors Night celebrates an outstanding individual, an exceptional young professional, exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitment to the community, and a striking architectural achievement. All of the honors have special meaning because each contributes to the greater well-being of our community.

On this special night, the business community gathers to say "thank you" to our honorees, who are indeed worthy. In recognition of this fact, their names will be enshrined on the "Wall of Honor" in the Chamber building, forming another stitch in the historic fabric of the Wichita area.


Keeper of the Plains award:
Nominations are open for the 2020 Keeper of the Plains award. Click here to submit a nomination.
Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. 


Honors Night 2019 was held on Thursday, April 25.

2019 Honorees

2019 Uncommon Citizen award | Sheryl Wohlford, President and Co-Owner of Automation-Plus, Inc. 
Established in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have served their community year after year in an extraordinary capacity - making outstanding contributions to the civic and cultural institutions in Wichita.

2019 Spirit of Wichita award | Westar Energy
Established in 2002, this award is given to an organization or not-for-profit organization that received the Over the Years award at least 20 years ago, in recognition of its continued strength of employment, leadership, innovation, and community involvement.

2019 Over the Years award | Metro Courier, Inc. and Wichita Public Schools USD 259
The Over the Years award is given to companies and organizations that have exhibited a long-standing performance as good business citizens and are major contributors to our area’s economic well-being.

2019 Keeper of the Plains award | Mark Arts
The requirements for this award include: aesthetic quality; improvement to the physical environment; visibility to the general public; and a well-maintained appearance.

2019 Exceptional Young Leader award | Janelle King, Owner of The Workroom
The Exceptional Young Leader award provides premiere recognition of extraordinary young talent through service to community and noteworthy accomplishments. Candidates for Exceptional Young Leader shall have a history of demonstrated leadership within their job and philanthropic involvement. This award is presented as an encouragement for exceptional performance by young men and women.



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View videos that highlight past award recipients by visiting our YouTube channel.
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