Aug 2018
in this issue
:: August Chamber Coffee
:: 2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: Chamber Dinner & Auction
:: Chamber Activities
:: July Chamber Champion
:: Lunch Bites Series
:: Young Professionals of Cowley County
:: Labor Market Report
:: BEST Committee
:: Downtown Music Crawl
August Chamber Coffee 
hosted by 

KanOkla Networks is a locally-owned communications service and technology product company with headquarters in Caldwell, Kansas, and has been in business since 1951.

Incorporated as a cooperative, KanOkla Networks is owned by its local phone service members and cares about the rural communities, making today's technology possible. The company's mission statement is "To improve the lives of our members and KanOkla communities." KanOkla Networks lives by this each day to bring the best communications technology to rural America.

KanOkla has diversified over the years to expand its technology offerings such as Wireless Internet across south central Kansas and north central Oklahoma, Website design and hosting, Graphic/Media design, Home Security, Pioneer Cellular agent, Retail Store with a variety of grills, rubs, spices & accessories, Computer Sales and Service, IT/Networking services, Fiber to the Home Internet with speeds up to 100mb, Landline Phone & Long Distance service in KanOkla territories, and business phone systems. This diversification has helped KanOkla Networks prepare for the future of technology.

Thursday, August 23rd
10:00 AM
Winfield Chamber
123 E. 9th Ave.

2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule

Please mark these dates in your calendar and plan to attend to network and hear from other members!

August 23
KanOkla Networks

September 27
Winfield Chiropractic Relief & Wellness

October 25
RCB Bank

November 15
USD #465

December 20
Union State Bank & Cumbernauld Village

2018 Chamber Dinner & Auction

Thank you to all of the sponsors, donors, waiters, and volunteers who helped with our annual dinner and auction fundraiser! Because of your support, the event was a huge success!

2018 Dinner and Auction Sponsors:
Agora Architecture
Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn
Bing Brothers
Citizens Bank of Kansas
CPA Solutions
Community National Bank & Trust
Cowley College
Cowley CourierTraveler
Graves Drug
Family Wealth Management
Husky Liners
JP Weigand
Merle Snider Motors
Miles Funeral Service
PrairieLand Partners
RCB Bank
Skinsations, Inc.
Southwestern College
Twin Rivers Developmental Supports
Union State Bank
William Newton Hospital
Winfield Motor Company

Captain America & The American Dream
AKA Ricci Tucker & Barbi Goldsmith

Cruella De Vil & Dalmation
AKA Laikyn Beckner & Elizabeth Poovey

Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan
AKA Alexis Miers & Jaci Littrell

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Chamber Activities this Week

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, August 20, Noon, Chamber office

Convention & Tourism Funding Review Meeting
Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by KanOkla Networks
Thursday, August 23, 10:00 AM, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

CCTA Meeting
Tuesday, August 28, 11:30 AM, ???

Lunch Bites Series: State of Cowley County
Thursday, August 30, Noon, $10, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.
Please RSVP by Monday, August 27 to

July Chamber Champion


Jill Long of JP Long CPA, LLC, was selected as the July Chamber Champion in recognition of her long time dedication to the chamber and her many hours of service for the community.

2018 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.

August 30
State of Cowley County*
presented by County Commissioner Alan Groom
Community Center at Baden Square
700 Gary St.

October 4
State of USD 465
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce

All presentations are at Noon. 
Lunch is $10.
To RSVP for either of these dates, please email 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.

1025 The River has generously decided to match every dollar new chamber members spend on advertising for the first three months!

Spread the word about this great opportunity! Applications for Chamber Membership can be found online at or at the Chamber office at 123 E. 9th.

Young Professionals of Cowley County

Thanks to Emily Hedges for helping us with writing press releases and working with us on marketing techniques for our events! Stay tuned for another workshop in the winter!

July 2018 Labor Market Report


BEST Events & Promotions

Bluegrass Blowout
Tuesday, September 11th
2-5:30 PM


Winfield Main Street

Winfield Main Street Downtown Hamburger Feed & Music Crawl
Tuesday, September 11
5:30 PM

Downtown Businesses - The deadline to hire musicians and get on the poster is THURSDAY, August 30! 


Wednesday- Aug 22
First day of School for all Students
Friday- Aug 24
Blue/White "Meet the Vikings" 5:00-8:30pm @ WHS/Jantz Stadium
Saturday- Aug 25
V Volleyball Inv @ WHS 8:00am



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.  



Community Events

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 AM, Island Park Entrance, 200 Main St.

2018 Community Food Pantry Fun Run
Saturday, August 25, 8:00 AM, $25, Island Park, 200 N. Main St., Register here

Saturday, August 25, Doors open @ 7:00 PM, Show @ 8:00 PM, $20 per car, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.

News from Chamber Members
Please help us promote your business by sending us information to include in this section! Email information to 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. 









Lynn Street Bungalow is the perfect place for family and friends to stay when they visit Winfield.  It also works great for work related stays with Wi Fi, copier and a workspace available. 

Lynn Street Bungalow
 Teri Spengler-Andreas 
To Book a Reservation go to

Charming two bedroom, two bath bungalow built in 1925. All original wood floors. Existing bath completely remodeled with a deep antique bathtub with shower. New bathroom with a walk-in shower en suite to master bedroom which is the "Bluegrass Room". The "Sunflower Wheat Room" is slightly larger with new king beds in both bedrooms. Fully stocked kitchen with basic cooking supplies provided.   Security system with keyless entry. TV with DVD in living room and smart TV's in both bedrooms. Washer and drier available in the basement. You can relax on the front porch with you morning cup of coffee. Enjoy the lighted patio with firepit to toast your marshmellows for your smores or just staying warm.

Upon arrival enjoy homemade muffins and breads as well as coffee and tea provided by College Hill Coffee located only two blocks away. The Lynn Street Bungalow is located on a quiet street within walking distance to Southwestern College, Baden Square, the Winfield Public Library, William Newton Memorial Hospital, Physicians Pavilion and Winfield Fitness center. Wi-Fi with 2g and 5g access.


HOST FAMILIES  are needed for high school exchange students for the 2018-19 school year.  The students will arrive from Europe, Asia, and South America in August 2018 and will stay with the host family until the end of the school year.  They are in need of caring American families to provide a home and share with them this unique experience.  The host family provides a bed, meals, friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life with a student from overseas.  The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance, and have spending money for their personal expenses.  For more information, please call Michelle Forsberg at 316-734-8198 or email her at You may also check us out at











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