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Monday, April 30, 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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Winfield Main Street Flower Basket Sales



Order forms are available at the chamber, can be printed by clicking the picture above, or orders can also be submitted online  (via a desktop computer) at: 

Pick-up will be May 7-10, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Marquee PAC, 1007 Main
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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.

June 21  
State of City of Winfield
presented by Mayor Greg Thompson
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce

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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The Cowley County Service Alliance held its first meeting on Feb. 8 with more than 70 attending.  The mission of the group is to create community growth through coordinated efforts in service and philanthropy for a larger collective impact.

CCSA is asking clubs, organizations, civic groups, and non-profits who would like to be involved to complete the CCSA organization  submission form.

Contact the Winfield Chamber with questions.

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Chamber Activities This Week

Presentation by Brianne Biddle, WHS student
Wednesday, May 2, Noon, Chamber office

Winfield business people are invited to attend a presentation by Brianne Biddle this Wednesday May 2 at noon at the chamber.  Brianne is a high school student, and for her senior project she has collected information on the pros and cons of working while in high school: the stresses that come along with it and keeping grades up.  She will also share feedback from the on-the-job training teacher at the high school and feedback from parents.

4th of July Planning Meeting
Wednesday, May 2, 2:00 PM, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Winfield Main Street Flower Sales Pick-up
May 7-10, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Marquee Performing Arts Center, 1007 Main St.

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 8, Noon, Chamber office

Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 9, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

YP Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 9, 6:00 PM, Luigi's Italian Restaurant, 124 E. 9th Ave.

Winfield Main Street Spring Music Crawl
Friday, May 11, 5:30 PM, Downtown Winfield 


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

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, May 4, 5:30 PM, Downtown Businesses


Winfield Gardenaires Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 5, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM, #12 Renfew Rd., Glackin Acres

Wine-O Trail Run
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 AM, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.

Lowell Elementary 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 5, 11:00 AM, Winfield Country Club, 2916 Country Club Rd.

Ladies Night Out Event at Gottlob Lawn & Landscape
Saturday, May 5, 5-7:00 PM, Gottlob Lawn & Landscape, 5001 E. 9th Ave.
 
Join us for a relaxing evening outside full of food, drinks and DIY Classes! So grab a friend and come on out for a fun night!   From cute containers and fairy gardens to helpful garden tips, these garden art projects and practical DIYs will enhance any backyard/home! Classes include:
- Succulent Wine Corks
- Mini Succulent Pots
- Fairy Garden
- Painting Class
- Wooden flower/herb box
- Water features
- Planting basics
- Painted rocks 

Luciano's  Italian Food Truck
Bottle Service  will have a great selection of drinks (wine & beer)
Little Lion Ice Cream  homemade ice cream


29th Annual Kansas Voices Contest Readings
Saturday, May 5, 6:00 PM, $9/plate, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.

CCHSM presents "Soda Fountains of Kansas"
Sunday, May 6, 2:00 PM, Cowley County Historical Society Museum, 1011 Mansfield



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Vike-Connected Snapshot
 

Monday - April 30
JV/V Baseball vs Mulvane 4:00pm
JV/V Softball vs Mulvane 4:00pm
V B Tennis @ AVCTL Meet (Collegiate) TBA
WMS B Tennis Dual vs Wellington 3:30pm

Tuesday- May 1
V G Soccer @ McPherson 6:00pm
JV Track @ Douglass 3:00pm
WMS Orchestra Concert @ WHS 7:30pm

Thursday- May 3
V B Tennis @ 4A Regional (Independence) TBA
V G Soccer vs El Dorado 5:45pm
V B Golf @ Winfield CC 3:00pm
JV/V Baseball vs Circle 4:00pm
JV/V Softball vs Circle 4:00pm
WMS Track @ Maize 3:30pm
WMS B Tennis Dual @ Andover 3:30pm

Friday- May 4
V B Tennis @ 4A Regional (Independence) TBA
V Track @ Goddard Inv. 3:30pm
JV/V Softball vs Clearwater/Wichita East @ Two River Youth Club 5:00pm
JV B Golf @ Newton TBA
WMS Cheer Tryouts 4:00pm

Saturday- May 5
V G Swimming @ El Dorado 8:00am

GO VIKINGS!!

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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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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County Seeking Council Members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County are currently looking for members that might be interested in serving on our Community Leadership Council.  We meet on the 4th Monday Bi-monthly and currently have 9 positions filled with room for 6 more.  Responsibilities are helping with recruiting and fundraising.  If someone is interested, please contact Debi Clark @ 620-221-7766 or email dclark@kansasbigs.org.  

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Cowley House of Hope Survey

The Cowley House of Hope is conducting a survey to determine the number of homeless individuals in the area, beginning May 1, 2018 and running through June 1, 2018. The Housing & Urban Development (HUD) office defines homelessness in the following 4 Categories:
  • Is the individual or family living in a public or private place not meant for habitation;
  • Are there families living together in spaces causing overcrowding (Example: Ten individuals living in a two bedroom home);
  • Is there an imminent risk of homelessness;
  • Are there children involved;
  • Are there individuals fleeing domestic violence.
  • Couch surfers (This is not an official HUD definition, but should be counted)
When the discussion of a homeless shelter first began in January 2017, we determined the
number of homelessness to be around 150 and suspected the number to be higher. As we begin the process to educate and reconstruct the understanding of homelessness it will be imperative to provide accurate and timely information.
We don't need names or any personal information so there will no doubt be some overlap; all we're looking for is a snapshot to see if the number has moved since 2017. You can email me the results weekly or whatever is easiest for you. My email address is winfieldhousing1417@gmail.com

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SC Percussion and Jazz Concerts Scheduled
 
The Southwestern College Percussion Ensemble and the SC Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will present concerts in May.

The SC Percussion Ensemble will present their spring concert on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m., in Messenger Recital Hall, located in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. 

"The first half of the program will feature the work 'Process,' a piece that exemplifies the differences in processing for both neuroatypical and neurotypical persons," says Jeremy Kirk, director of bands and percussion at Southwestern College.   "The second half of the program will feature an island vibe with the Percussion Pops Ensemble performing tunes of Jimmy Buffett, Jimmy Cliff, and many more." 

The SC Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will present "An Evening of Jazz" on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center located on the main level of the Christy Administration Building.  According to Kirk, the concert will feature jazz standards from Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and more, along with modern funk charts. 

"Both concerts will feature a wide variety of styles," Kirk says. "From totalism to tropical and cool jazz to funk, there is something for everyone." 

There is no admission charge for both concerts and the community is encouraged to attend.

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Winfield Soroptmist Cookbooks For Sale

$20 each - over 400 recipes. Contact any Soroptimist member to get yours today.

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Save the Date: August 9, 2018
 
Cowley College will be hosting several exciting events to kick off the opening of the Sumner Campus Technology and Innovation Center in Wellington, and we would be honored to receive your presence!
 
August 9, 2018
  • 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm - "Legislator Look-in" - This is a time set aside for State dignitaries to take a private tour of the Technology and Innovation Center.
  • 2:00 pm - Chamber of CommerceRibbon Cutting
  • 2:15 pm - Farm Bureau Partnership Signing for the Cowley College collegiate program.
 
Location Specifics: The Sumner Campus is located on the south side of Highway 160 centered between Walmart and the KOA campgrounds in Wellington, KS.


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Want to advertise your business with 12,000 of our closest friends?

Do you have an ad you would like to share with 12,000 or more people who will be spending a week or more in Winfield? The Walnut Valley Festival Program is given to every festival goer who enters the fairgrounds, and contains general information on the featured artists and stage schedules, as well as area attractions and events. Do you offer a discount to festival attendees? What better way to get the word out than an ad in the WVF program?

Contact us at hq@wvfest.com, and we will send you our ad sizes and rates. Ad space is sold on a first-come, first served basis, and absolute deadline for program ads is June 15.

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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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Need extra housing? Whole apartment available for nightly, weekly, or longer stays next to Southwestern College, College Hill Coffee, and Grace Methodist Church.
New signups to Airbnb can use this URL for $40 credit:

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Mosaic in LOCATION invites you to attend a free, one-hour tour of our mission and hear stories from the people we support, their families and our staff. FREE LUNCH TO GO provided! 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
12:00 Noon
2120 E. 9th, Winfield, KS  
 
For your reservation, please contact:
Nancy Maier, Community Relations Officer
620-229-8702

 


 

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123 E. 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
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