Updates from the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Coffeyville Area Chamber's monthly update.  The purpose of this publication is to provide our members with updates on Chamber programs, accomplishments and committee updates.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
  • Oct. 5-8th: Dalton Defenders Days
  • Oct. 6th: FKHS Homecoming
  • Oct. 9th: City Commission Candidate Forum 
  • Oct. 9th-14th: City-wide clean up
  • Oct. 14th: Vive la Ville 
  • Oct. 16th: City Commission Candidate Forum 
  • Oct. 19th: Lunch & Learn 
  • Oct. 23rd: Spooktacular
  • Oct. 28th: CCC Homecoming 
Learn more or add your event by visiting our  event calendar !
Committee Updates
Retail Committee
met to talk about several fun events that will help our local businesses with an emphasis on shopping local. Look for more details coming soon on Spooktacular, Holiday Open House, & Christmas Bucks Giveaway!

Industrial Committee 
met with Dr. Marlon Thornburg from the CCC Technical Campus & Travis Stalford, FKHS Principal on how industry & education can partner to help develop a workforce for Coffeyville. Great discussions! 

Agri-business Committee
has started planning the annual 4-H dinner. Sponsors are needed; give the Chamber a  call today. 

Chamber Ambassadors
have added 3 new members. Welcome Heather Hodges, Krystan Koehn and Joyce Fisher! 

Visit Coffeyville
Visitor bags were packed for the Kansas Campers Association who camped in Walter Johnson Park & for the Kansas Authors Club Convention being held at Sleep Inn on Oct.13-15. This summer was a busy time at the Dalton Defenders Museum, they hosted 2,172 visitors! Our office has been gearing up for Dalton Defenders Days; this event brings many visitors to the area to watch the re-enactments & visit the Dalton Defenders Museum. This year is the 125th anniversary of the Dalton raid, so Visit Coffeyville will host a celebration on Thursday, Oct 5th from 6-7:30pm on the plaza. Kickoff the weekend with free hotdogs, coloring contest, pinch a penny for free, buy 1 get 1, ½ off ICEE's & more! 

Do you want to get involved in Coffeyville? Join a Chamber committee. Call Candi today for more information. 

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Board of Directors
James Cantrell
Sharon Caulkins
Joe Fons
Aaron Heckman
Sabrina Horner
Yvonne Hull
Terry Leedy
Harold Mann
Lyle Martin
Nick McCollam
Chris McVey
Angie Naden
Brandon Neal
Phil Neely
Dillon Oder
Larry Semmel
Ashley Tatman
Eric Valle
Griffin Walker

Chamber Staff
Candi Westbrook
Samantha Kudrick
Brooke Brown
Member Relations
Welcome our newest member:
         ●  The Market
         ● deVine Water, LLC
September Member News
  • Community National Bank & Trust celebrated 30 years in business & 15 years here in Coffeyville this month with a BBQ celebration, complete with FKHS Band & Choir!

  • Coffeyville SEKTAM received the 2017 Cost, Quality and Delivery Partner award from Spirit AeroSystems.  
Business Spotlight 
Our September Business Spotlight of the Month was 

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center
Chamber Chatter
  • Is your business hiring? Make sure to list it on our website's job board!!
  • The chamber is all about our members! Take advantage of some of our upcoming opportunities:
    • Professional Headshots by Caitlin Shepard Photo & Design. 
      • Oct. 10th & 11th from 1-4pm, $5 for chamber members, $25 for non-members. 
    • Lunch & Learn Series - $5 for chamber members, $20 for non-members.
      • Is Your Customer King? Oct. 19th at 11:30am
      • Website Marketing-Nov. 16th at 11:30am
Candidate Forums
Did you know our local elected officials shape policies, budges and local laws that impact the community on the daily basis. So why are they often the elections with the smallest turnout? What happens in Washington can and does affect us all but what happens right in our own backyard affect us every day. I encourage you to be informed, be involved and vote this coming November. This is your opportunity to have your voice heard. YOU can be the game changer.
To find out more about who is running for local offices this November, check out the candidates guides in the Journal over the coming weeks and come out the Candidate Forums or listen in live on KGGF.
            October 9th & 16th
            6 pm
            Windsor Even Center 
Put your money where your heart is, shop local
Is it really that important to shop local? Yes, yes and yes! Buying local makes a HUGE impact on Coffeyville and area community.
  • They generate more tax revenue per sales dollar.
  • Each dollar you spend at Independent business returns double the amount of money to our local economy and almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega retailer.
  • Small businesses give back to the community, donating more per sales dollar than large chains.
All this money goes back to our roads, our schools, hospitals and more. It truly makes a difference. There are also health benefits, customer service befits and more. Check out this article on other ways shopping local helps Coffeyville.