June 2017
in this issue
:: June Chamber Coffee
:: Young Professionals
:: 2017 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: Chamber Garage Rental
:: Lunch Bites
:: Chamber Activities
:: Business Appreciation Month Reception
:: Ribbon Cuttings
:: Leadership Cowley County
:: New Members
:: Labor Reports
June Chamber Coffee  
Hosted by 

Our story begins with our Grandfather, Bill Ketterlin, who was a builder in Tipton Missouri. He was a traditional, sturdy build, do it right and get it done on time type of guy. 
He found innovative ways to make things work. However, he became frustrated with the challenges of on-site, stick built construction.  
The weather would often cause months of delay. The subcontractors were unreliable and new groups needed to continuously be trained on how to work as a team and build with quality. 
Materials were subject to the elements, readily available for thieves and when the job was completed often were left behind and considered useless. He knew there had to be a better way.  
He examined how mobile homes were made, inside a facility, under the protection of a roof. But he didn't like the cheap construction.  So he adapted the "under one roof" idea and added his attention to quality and began constructing full size homes at a large plant. 
The same team could apply their craft to several homes at a time, easily switching from one to another. Materials left over from one job were readily available for the next job. Upon completion, the home was easily transported to its final site, set and ready. 
From dirt to done in less than three months time. Our Grandfather was indeed a thought leader in the industry. This manufacturing of a home under one roof is the same method Donald Trump uses today to build his high rises.
When his company was ready to expand, he met the strong leadership and community of Chanute Kansas who shared the same commitment to innovative, quality construction. 
With the help of an outside investor, he moved his business to the City of Chanute, Kansas to the location of our current plant at 4711 S. Santa Fe.
Bill passed his legacy onto our father, who past it down to us, his sons Scott and Darin Luebbering.     
We operate Advanced Systems Homes today.  Our father, Stan, still acts as advisor and mentor.
Combined, our family has over 100 of years of experience in the home building industry and we continue to honor the legacy of our Grandfather by producing beautiful dream homes using the latest manufacturing techniques.
Thursday, June 22
10:00 AM
22031 71st Rd.
(Across from Strother Field on US 77)

Young Professionals of Cowley County



5th Thursday Ark City Art & Music Crawl
Thursday, June 29
5-7:30 PM
Downtown Arkansas City


Interested in becoming a Young Professionals of Cowley County member? Individual membership is only $25 a year! Join by going to ypcowley.com!
2017 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

June 22
Advanced Systems Homes

July 27
Aviator Church

August 24
Southwestern College

September 28
Winfield Isle of Lights

October 26
KanOkla Networks (at CoC)

November 16
USD 465

December 14
Cumbernauld Village/USB

If you would like to host a coffee in 2018,  please contact Megan at admin@winfieldchamber.org

Chamber Garage Rental
The Chamber's garage is available to rent. If you are interested in using our garage, contact us at 221-2420 for more information. 

Lunch Bites

Please join us at the Chamber to hear from our community leaders. Lunch is $10, catered by Grouse Valley Grill. 

August 31 - State of Higher Education
Presentation by Southwestern College President, Dr. Brad Andrews and Cowley College President, Dr. Dennis Rittle

October 5 - State of the County

Presentations are at Noon at the Winfield Chamber. Please RSVP to admin@winfieldchamber.org or 221-2420. If you plan to attend a presentation but do not wish to eat, please let us know so we can have adequate seating available.
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Chamber Activities this Week

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, June 19, Noon, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by Advanced Systems Homes, Inc.
Thursday, June 22, 10:00 AM, 22031 71st Rd.

BAM Reception
Thursday, June 22, 4:30 PM (Come & Go), Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

YP Industry Tour: Twin Rivers Developmental Supports
Thursday, June 29, Noon, $5/Members, $10/Non-members, 22179 D Street, Strother Field
Please RSVP by 5:00 PM on Monday, June 26th to admin@winfieldchamber.org or 221-2420

YP Meet-up at Ark City Art & Music Crawl
Thursday, June 29, 5:00 PM, Downtown Arkansas City, click here for locations

Business Appreciation Month

Ribbon Cuttings


The Chamber held a ribbon cutting on June 15th for Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice  for their new location at 109 W. 10th in Winfield.  
Cutting the ribbon is Valerie Hanson, who is in charge of Community Development at this location.  Also pictured from Harry Hynes are: Steve Gillies, COO, Lindsey Cahoj, DON, Jennifer Kloke, Building Manager, Ashley Dameron, Marketing Manager, Stacey Gladfelter, Community Development, Dr. Dennett, Associate Medical Director.  

LCC Logo

It's that time of year again when we look to fill the 2017 leadership class with engaged and diverse individuals. 
There are only a few spots remaining.  Please email kfalletti@cowleycounty.org  with possible class participants. Also, don't hesitate to point your friends and co-workers toward our website and Facebook pages here:

New Members

Please join the chamber in welcoming our new members:

Malaysian & Singaporean Cuisine
Jamilah Ismail-Farid, Owner & Chef
822 Main St.
620-402-NASI (6274)


1025 The River is offering $300 in FREE ADVERTISING to new Chamber members!!

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

May Labor Market Report


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
Winfield Public Library Weekly Summer Events

Winfield City Band Summer Series
Friday, June 23, 7:30 PM, Baden Square lawn in front of Meyer Hall, 1500 E. 8th Ave.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 AM, Parking lot south of Island Park

Ace Studios Showcase @ Marquee PAC
Saturday, June 24, 6:00 PM, $5, Marquee Performing Arts Center, 1007 Main St.

Saturday, June 24, Doors open @ 7 PM, Show @ 8 PM, $20/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 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. 


The Drawing is for a DPMS AR 15
Donated by Home on Range Firearms
$20 Each or $50 for Three (3) Tickets
Need not be present to win and only 250 tickets
will be sold.
Bradley Gamber     (316) 650-9384
Jamie Chism           (620) 221-5509
Rusty Zimmerman (620) 446-2149
Anthony Stonerock (620) 229-8504
All proceeds will go to fund the Winfield 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. 


Summer Salad Luncheons
The first Summer Salad Luncheon will be held at First United Methodist Church in Winfield, 1000 Millington, on Monday, June 26 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. The luncheons are always a great time of fellowship and delicious food!  Donations for this year's luncheons go to Winfield Community Helping Hands. The church is located at the corner of 10th & Millington, across from the Post Office. Handicap entrance is through the courtyard on 10th street.  



Join CASA of Cowley County at Biederman's Bistro
for a Tasty Fundraiser
Dine at Biederman's Bistro for Dinner
8TH and Main in Winfield
Wednesday June 28, 2017
CASA of Cowley County is very grateful to Beiderman's Bistro for their support.  The money raised will help Court Appointed Special Advocates provide children with a voice in court and a caring advocate during the judicial process.         



4-Person Scramble
Friday June 23rd, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. shotgun start
at the Wellington Golf Club
Entry Fee $85 per player
Includes Golf, Cart, Beverages, Meal & Prizes
Prizes, Dinner & Auction at WGC Pavilion Following Tournament
Prizes will be determined by the number of participants with up to three flights!
All team members traveling to Pinehurst must be amateur golfers and have a GHIN handicap. 
Acura College Alumni Team Championship
  • Resort accommodations for 4 days/3 nights
  • Airport transfers and resort transportation
  • Breakfast each day
  • Welcome reception
  • Acura Champions Banquet
  • 2 rounds of championship golf
    (Pinehurst Nos. 2 and 4)
  • Skills Challenge
  • Team gifts with college and university colors
  • Team photo
  • Team uniforms
More information can be founds at the following link:
Turn in Entry Form at Wellington Golf Club by June 20th
Makes checks payable to Sumner County Catbackers
For more information contact Derek Harrison at  620-326-7904  or  wgc@cityofwellington.net .
P.S. If you do not wish to receive any offers in the future, please reply to this e-mail with ' remove ' in subject line or contact us with customer number A0000523 at Wellington Golf Club, 1500 West Harvey Ave., Wellington, KS 67152,  (620) 326-7904






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