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Monday, July 9, 2018

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 
Keeping You Informed!


The Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a local chamber without ties to either the Kansas or the U.S. Chambers of Commerce.  We believe that being independent allows us the best opportunity to serve our members with an unbiased approach to issues that are important to the local communities where we serve. 

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2018 Chamber Lunch Bites Series

Mark the following dates down on your calendar for the annual Lunch Bites Series! Area leaders will give a presentation over a catered lunch.

July 18
State of William Newton Hospital
presented by Ben Quinton
WNH Physicians Pavilion
Please RSVP by Friday, July 13th

August 30
State of Cowley County*
presented by a member of the County Commission
Community Center at Baden Square

October 4
State of USD 465
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce

All presentations are at Noon. Lunch is $10.
To RSVP for any of these dates, please email  admin@winfieldchamber.org or call 221-2420.

*Indicates these luncheons are co-hosted by the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

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FREE T-SHIRTS!

The Chamber has left-over Kansas Sampler Festival and Vike-Connected T-Shirts available for FREE! Stop by and grab one! Limited sizes available.

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Dilly Dally in Cowley

For the last several summers Cowley County Tourism Alliance has organized the Cowley County Treasure Hunt which guided visitors and locals to numerous hidden treasures located across the county. This year, CCTA is putting a twist on the old favorite and has launched a new summer tourism promotion; "Dilly Dally in Cowley".

Dilly Dally in Cowley puts the treasure hunters in the driver's seat, quite literally. Throughout the summer months CCTA asks participants to photograph and post their favorite treasures to the Cowley County Tourism Facebook page. The tourism alliance will then narrow down the entries and winners will be determined by Facebook likes. The top gems from the contest will be mapped and shared to the public so everyone can seek out and enjoy a sampling of the Cowley County Treasures.

CCTA has announced three categories and posting dates for Dilly Dally in Cowley. Monuments, Memorials and Markers- May 15 through June 14; Art and Architecture-June 15 through July 14; and Foodie Favorites-July 15 through August 14. Pictures must be taken on public property in Cowley County and easily accessible. CCTA also requests that information on the entry such as location and significance be included with the Facebook post.

Full details and rules are posted on the Cowley County Tourism Facebook page or contact Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce-123 E. 9th Avenue or the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce - 106 S. Summit with questions.  
 
 
 

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Chamber Activities This Week


Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, July 9, 1:30 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Dinner & Auction Committee Meeting
Monday, July 9, 3:30 PM, Chamber office

Legislative Forum
Tuesday, July 10, Noon, Mid-American Credit Union, 1610 N. Summit St., Arkansas City
 
YP Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, Noon, Ninja Sushi Steakhouse, Arkansas City

YP Lunch N Learn: CrimeStoppers
Thursday, July 12, Noon, $5/YP Members, $10/Non-members, Chamber office



Upcoming Chamber Activities


Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, July 16, Noon, Chamber office

YP Meet-up at Masonic Lodge #110
Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 AM, Winfield Masonic Lodge, 106 E. 8th Ave.


Lunch Bites Series: State of William Newton Hospital
Wednesday, July 18, Noon, $10, Basement Assembly Room at Physician's Pavilion, 1230 E. 6th Ave.
RSVP by Friday, July 13 to admin@winfieldchamber.org

Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 18, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

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Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at http://www.arkcity.org/calendar.php

Marquee PAC Downtown Lunch Fundraiser
Thursday, July 12, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, $7, Marquee PAC, 1007 Main St.


Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Thursday, July 12, 5-7:00 PM, Island Park playground, 200 N. Main St.



Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, July 14, 7:30-11:00 AM, Parking Lot across from Winfield Aquatic Center


UNCORK the MUSIC CONCERT SERIES: The Haymaker
Saturday, July 14, Doors @ 7:00 PM, Show @ 8:00 PM, $20 per car, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.


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News from Chamber Members

 
Please help us promote your business by sending us information to include in this section! Email information to admin@winfieldchamber.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.
 


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Leadership Southwestern Seeking Freshman Work Day Applications
 
Leadership Southwestern is searching for community service projects for the 27th annual Freshman Work Day, to be held Sunday, Aug. 12.  The team will be using Cherry St. Park as its central location and is looking for projects in that area.

Freshman Work Day is the final day of Southwestern orientation for the incoming freshman class.  All freshman head out into the Winfield community to work on homes and nonprofit buildings that need repair, painting, cleaning, or yardwork.  Freshman Work Day was started by the Leadership program in 1992 with the goal of establishing positive relationships between Southwestern College and the community.  Since then, all incoming freshman have spent their first day as Moundbuilders doing service for the community.

"The service work on Freshman Work Day helps new Southwestern College freshmen connect to the Winfield community as well as framing part of the school mission for students to be responsible citizens and engage in leadership through service," says Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern.

To apply or to request services for someone else, call (620) 229-6367 and leave your name and phone number.  Applications can be found online at www.sckans.edu/freshmanworkday .

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Job/Career Fairs, Aug. - Nov. 2018
(Please confirm dates before registering)
 
Fall University Events:
 
Fort Hays State University Fall Career-Internship Fair - Hays, KS - Sept. 12, 2018  

Washburn 2018 Next Career & Graduate School Fair - Topeka, KS - Sept. 12, 2018

Emporia State University All-Majors Career Fair - Emporia, KS - Sept. 13, 2018

Kansas State All-University Career Fair - Manhattan, KS - Sept. 18, 19 & 20

Pittsburg State University Fall Career Expo - Pittsburg, KS - Oct. 25, 2018

University of Kansas Career Services Events - Lawrence, KS

Wichita State University recruitment events - Wichita, KS -
http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=careerdevelopment&p=/employers/recruitment_events/ 
 
Military/Veteran Events:
    Fort Leavenworth Job & Education Fair - Aug. 14, 2018 - POC -
Ft Riley Hiring and Education Career Fair - Nov. 8, 2018 - benita.n.edwards.civ@mail.mil, Phone - 785-240-3018
 
Other:
    Get Hired! - Sept. 6, 2018 - Wichita, KS - POC - George Marko -
  • Mark your calendar for Statewide Job Fair - Mar. 7, 2019
    - You can set up an employer account on the site & post your job opportunities and/or search resumes at no cost or contact your closest office at the number below and staff will assist you with posting your jobs.
 
         
(877) 509-6757

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SAVE THE DATE!
Kansas Workforce Summit
January 23-24, 2019
 
Dear Summit Attendee/Exhibitor:
 
The 18th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit planning has begun! Mark your calendars today for the 2019 Summit to be held January 23-24, 2019, at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kansas. 
 
Program and presenter recommendations and suggestions are being accepted for the 2019 program.  Please submit your ideas as soon as possible. Be sure to watch the website as it will be continually updated as specific programs and presenters are confirmed.
 
Early Bird registration opportunities will be coming soon!
 
We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the 18th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit in January!





Edge PAC Open Company Auditions

**OPEN AUDITIONS**

Friday, July 13th, 2018
6:00 PM 8:15 PM
The Edge Performing Arts Centre
721 Main St., Winfield, Kansas 67156
(620) 229-9300 OR (620) 402-0233

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE EDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE IS OPENING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DANCE WITH OUR COMPANY TEAM!!

AGES 2 TO 18 YEARS OLD ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN OUR AWARD-WINNING COMPETITION TEAMS! 

WE OFFER A LOCAL TEAM AND A TRAVELING TEAM! THE EDGE COMPETES IN 3 BRACKETS; NOVICE, INTERMEDITATE AND COMPETITIVE! ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!

Come join us Friday and be a part of our Competitive Company Team! 

The opportunities that our dancers experience throughout the year are unparalleled! From working with Award-Winning choreographers to dancing on the region's biggest stages! Check us out! The Edge PAC, Winfield, Kansas

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Reserved seating tickets available at the Winfield Chamber on Tuesday, July 17th

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Looking for a great way to support our mothers and infants here in Cowley County? We have a great opportunity for you! The Breast Feeding Advocates of Cowley County are looking for sponsors! We have changed the structure of our sponsorships this year in order to give our sponsors more advertising opportunity as well as to help more of our county moms.
 
Many of you received the attached letter around the beginning of June. This is just a reminder that the deadline for the T-shirt and Banner sponsorship is coming up on July 2nd! We want to make sure everyone who would like to sponsor has the opportunity to do so. If you have any questions regarding the sponsorship or our coalition please don't hesitate to contact me!
 
If you are planning to sponsor please let me know and we will get an invoice to you for the requested amount. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Taylor Schwartz
Outreach Coordinator
Communtiy Health Center in Cowley County
221 West 8th Avenue Winfield, KS
620.221.3350

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Work to Begin on Cowley County Community Health Needs Assessment
 
Over the next three months, William Newton Hospital will be partnering with the City-Cowley County Health Department and Community Health Center in Cowley County to update the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). 
 
These organizations share a goal to understand progress in addressing community health needs cited in the 2015 CHNA and to collect up-to-date community health perceptions in Cowley County.
 
"Hospital leaders use the CHNA as a tool to respond to healthcare needs," says William Newton Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Ben Quinton. "The assessment not only informs hospital strategy, but is key to maintaining our tax-exempt status."
 
Affordable Care Act legislation requires all tax-exempt hospitals to submit a CHNA to the IRS every three years. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, the Community Health Center in Cowley County is also required to conduct a CHNA to fulfill funding requirements set forth by Health Resources and Services Administration.
 
To accomplish this work, a short online survey has been developed.
 
 
The CHNA feedback link can also be found on William Newton Hospital's, City-Cowley Health Department's and Community Health Center in Cowley County's website and/or Facebook pages.
 
"We hope that the community and health professionals will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input into the future of healthcare delivery in our county," comments City-Cowley County Health Department Administrator Tom Langer.
 
All community residents are encouraged to complete the CHNA online survey by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and to attend the upcoming scheduled Town Hall on Tuesday August 21 from 11:30-1:00pm at Winfield Public Library.
 
Vince Vandehaar, MBA (VVV Consultants LLC, an independent research firm from Olathe, KS) has been retained to conduct this community wide research. If you have any questions about CHNA activities, please call 620-221-2300 extension 1113.

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Gottlob Coupon Program



Join our 2018 Coupon Program for $25 and receive great deals and save big each month through the entire year! You'll also receive a free pot and a set of gardening gloves (pictured above)! Get started this season! Stop by our Nursery & Garden Center today and start saving.


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New signups to Airbnb can use this URL for $40 credit:



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Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
123 E. 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
Ph: 620-221-2420
Fax: 620-221-2958
email: admin@winfieldchamber.org
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