Monday, November 20, 2017
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
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Deadline extended for entries for Lighted Christmas Parade
New deadline - Monday, November 27
Be a Chamber Coffee Host!
Hosting a Chamber Coffee is a great way to introduce your business or organization to other chamber members. Hosts can either invite members to their location or set up in the chamber office. Also, an article about the coffee host is featured in our monthly Enterprise newsletter.
Coffees are hosted every 4th Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM.
A coffee sponsorship is $200.
Available months in 2018:
If you would like to host a Chamber Coffee, please contact Megan at email@example.com or call 221-2420.
We have more Sampler T-shirts!
We have ordered our last batch of the final Kansas Sampler Festival T-shirts and we are selling them for $12 each ($14 for sizes 3XL & 4XL). If you would like to purchase a shirt, stop the chamber office. We will accept cash and check.
Notary Services Available
Did you know?
We have notary service available for our Chamber Members!
Call the office at 221-2420 to check for availability.
Volunteer Office Help Needed
The Chamber is seeking individuals that would be willing to cover the office from time to time. Duties would include answering the phone, helping any visitors, and occasionally selling tickets or merchandise.
Please let us know if we can put you on our call list!
Chamber Activities This Week
Monday, November 20, Noon, Chamber office
Chamber office CLOSED Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday
Upcoming Chamber Activities
YP Circles Meal
Monday, November 27, 5:30 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St.
Ribbon Cutting for Southwestern College front gates
Wednesday, November 29, 12:30 PM, 100 College St.
Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 29, 4:00 PM, Chamber office
Community Events Calendar:
Winfield Isle of Lights
November 19-December 30, 6-10:00 PM, Island Park
Winfield's BEST Holiday Giveaway
November 18-December 14, Participating BEST businesses
Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ MSBC
Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 PM, Millington Street Baptist Church, 1304 Millington St.
Annual Soroptimist Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 23, 11:30 AM, First United Methodist Church, 1000 Millington St.
Jingle Bell Junction Craft Show
Saturday, November 25, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Ave.
News from Chamber Members
Please help us promote your business by sending us information to include in this section! Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to this email blast. Information will need to be received each FRIDAY BY NOON in order to be included in the following week's news. Pictures and/or flyers must be in a .jpeg format please.
Volunteer Gate Workers Needed for Winfield Isle of Lights
Help is needed running the front gate for the Winfield Isle of Lights. This annual project would not be possible without the continued support of the community and its volunteers. Please consider donating your time to keep this tradition alive! The dates and two-hour shifts needing filled are:
Nov. 23 - 8-10 PM
Dec. 10 - 8-10 PM
Dec. 22 - 6-8 PM
Dec. 24 - 6-8 & 8-10 PM
Dec. 25 - 6-8 & 8-10 PM
Dec. 26 - 8-10 PM
Dec. 28 - 8-10 PM
Dec. 29 - 6-8 PM
Dec. 30 - 6-8 & 8-10 PM
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ruth Parman at 620-218-2416 or
The Military Hometown Heroes of Winfield Banner Project is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor Winfield residents and their family members who are serving, have served, or have given their life to our country in the United States Armed Forces. Each banner will be in honor of a specific Winfield service person and will include their name, branch of service and photo. Banners will be displayed in the square of the Winfield Memorial Park on Armed Forces Day and the month of November to both celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.
The Hometown Heroes banners will be displayed at the Memorial Park square at the initial start of this program and as the project expands the banners will be placed in other common community areas within our town, such as 9th and Main street. (All banner locations shall be determined solely by the banner committee.)
The Hometown Heroes Banners are purchased by the family members or the individual veteran. The cost of each banner is $150 and includes the design, production and shipping. $160 is for the pole hardware that includes, 2 poles, 2 clamps and 2 steel straps. $7.00 will be added for the administration fee. Totaling $317. Only one Veteran per banner side. So if you have multiple Veterans you may put one Veteran on one side and the other on the other side.
The banners will be used twice a year for the next four years. At the end of the 4th year the family will be notified that their term is up and they will have the option of purchasing a new banner and continue with another 4 years or opt out and keep their banner. When they opt out we will mail their banner back to them for the family to do what they wish.
Businesses or individuals at any time may donate any amount of monies to help other Veterans that are unable to purchase their own banner. They may also sponsor an individual Veteran.
Please Fill out the information below:
Family/ Name of applicant__________________________________
Veterans Name_____________________________________ Veterans Military Branch____________ Rank (if known)____________________
Years of service (if known)__________ War Served (if served in War)____________________________
There is room at the bottom of the banner for general information. 2 lines, 21 characters each including spaces.(Military information only) Example: if they served in multiple branches or an exemplary medal, such as purple heart... etc
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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You will need to submit a picture and payment by March 31st, 2018 . Pictures must be in Military Uniform and in a high quality digital form (preferably 300 or higher DPI). If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture and self addressed envelope to Tammy Carrasco at 1521 Main Street and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in the envelope you provided in an appropriate time frame. Please return ALL forms to Tammy Carrasco at 1521 Main Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Payments need to be made in cash or check, payable to Legacy/Veterans Banner Project.
Sears Holiday Drawings
We will be drawing a boy and girl name for a stocking (with all the goodies inside) and also for two stockings with tools inside. No purchase necessary to register for any of these items. We are also having a drawing for a double basketball game that is set up in our window. Anyone who spends $50 in the store between now and Dec 14 will receive a chance to win the basketball game. All of these drawings will take place on Dec 15 at 912 Main St.
KPM Jingle Bell Rock Hunt begins Black Friday
(More prizes added daily)
Women's Wrestling Added at Southwestern College
The Southwestern College Board of Trustees has approved the addition of a women's wrestling program, with the inaugural season slated for 2018-2019. The college has launched a search for a coach to build the team.
"After much deliberation and research, and in full conversation with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) we are enthusiastic to add women's wrestling at SC," said Brad Andrews, Southwestern College President. "We are excited for the class of students that the sport will bring to campus and proud to be one of the first schools in Kansas to award scholarships to these student-athletes."
High school and club wrestling for girls has grown rapidly in the past decade. Initially in Texas, New Mexico and California, now the sport is experiencing considerable growth throughout the country. Institutions of higher education are beginning to respond to the emerging sport by offering programs for student athletes to continue at a collegiate level.
"There are a lot of extremely talented athletes who are deserving of the opportunity to continue development in their sport while earning a valuable education," said Matt Shelton, athletic director at Southwestern College. "I'm thrilled that we are going to offer an opportunity for these women to do just that and to become Builders."
Southwestern's program will be the fourth in the school's athletic conference. The KCAC joined the Mid-South Conference, based in Kentucky, in August of 2017 as the first two conferences to offer women's wrestling in the NAIA. Southwestern will be 40th intercollegiate varsity women's program in the country.
"In just two years, the conference has seen women's wrestling grow from two programs at Ottawa University and University of Saint Mary in 2016-17 to the addition of three Associate Members (University of Jamestown, Midland University, and Missouri Valley College ) for competition in 2017-18 to seven teams with the recent announcement at York College of their Women's Wrestling program in 2018-19 paired with Southwestern College's announcement today," said Scott Crawford KCAC Commissioner. "We could not be more pleased about the positive impact Southwestern College's implementation of women's wrestling will have for the conference as the NAIA works toward establishing women's wrestling as an eventual national championship sport."
17th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit
January 17-18, 2018
Space is Limited - Register TODAY!
2018 PROGRAM TOPICS - MORE TO COME!
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Integration into Workforce Programs
Kansas Enrichment Network Program
The 2018 Legislative Update
U.S. Department of Labor Update
Kansas Labor Market Update
With registration again limited to 300 participants, this year's seminar is filling up quickly! Be sure to register TODAY! Complete registration information is available online at
Exhibit registrations are also being taken! Exhibit tables are set up in the meeting rooms, so you can attend too! Exhibitor registration information is available online at
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED
Be sure to reserve your room at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., 785-431-7200.
Be sure to ask for the Kansas Workforce Summit block to get the special rate,
which expires 12/31/17!
We look forward to seeing each and every one of you in January!
Eddie Estes, President/CEO
Cindy Estes, Summit Coordinator
Christy Granlund, Exhibits Coordinator
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association
Sponsor of the Annual
Kansas Workforce Summit
PO Box 1382
Dodge City, KS 67801