May 13, 2020
Now Live: Second Video in our Small Business Awards Video Series
The second video in our three part series premiered on Monday afternoon. Shannon Stiles of Shannon Stiles Agency, Todd Sutcliffe of National Screening Bureau and Ben Wilson of Decker Electric joined in a conversation with Suzanne Tobias of The Wichita Eagle to tell stories from their applications.

We appreciate the continued support of our co-presenting sponsors - Affinity Automotive and McCurdy Auction , gold sponsors - Cox Business , Meritrust Credit Union , Occidental Management and The Wichita Eagle Business Today. We also want to thank our print sponsor, The Print Source , and video elements sponsor, Malibu Creative .

Join us at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning on Facebook Live as we have a conversation to discuss HR and legal issues related to reopening businesses after the COVID-19 shutdown.

Shelbye Smith, Human Resources & Risk Manager with iSi Environmental Services

Teresa Shulda, Partner with Foulston Siefkin
MaryJean Bogner-Wary, VP of Project Management with National Screening Bureau
Good Deeds in Hard Times
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic reaching the Wichita area, Sedgwick County issued a request for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used by our community's first responders.
WSU Tech emptied their healthcare, aviation and manufacturing labs of all gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer, surgical masks, N95 masks and protective eye wear to contribute to the cause. They also began using their technology to meet needs created by COVID-19, including their Dremel 3D printers to print more than 500 N95 face masks to be distributed to members of the Wichita Fire Department.
As conversations continued between the college and local leaders, a shortage of PPE and testing supplies was identified. Through vendor relationships, WSU Tech was able to source the following items for the city/county:
  • 5,000 N95 masks
  • 4,000 surgical masks
  • 7,000 pairs of exam gloves
  • 400 isolation gowns
  • 6,000 COVID-19 testing kits

Do you know other Chamber members doing good deeds?   Email us   for the opportunity to highlight them here.
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Upcoming Webinars

May 13 at 3 p.m. CST | Webinar: Kansas Small Business Development Center: Cyber Security for the Healthcare Industry |  Register

May 14 at 3 p.m. CST | Webinar: Kansas Small Business Development Center: Adjusting Your Supply Chain |  Register

May 14 at 8 a.m. CST | Webinar: McCownGordon Construction: Your Future Workplace: Safety and Wellness in our Post-Pandemic World |  Register

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