July 2018
in this issue
:: July Chamber Coffee
:: 2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: Dilly Dally in Cowley County
:: Chamber Dinner & Auction
:: BEST Committee
:: Cowley County Service Alliance
:: Chamber Activities
:: June Chamber Champion
:: Business Appreciation Month
:: Lunch Bites Series
:: Young Professionals of Cowley County
:: Labor Market Report
July Chamber Coffee 
hosted by 

William Newton Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital that serves patients in Winfield, Cowley County and neighboring counties. A not-for-profit community general hospital, WNH is locally managed and financially self-sufficient, receiving no tax support. The hospital is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Winfield City Commission. The hospital operates five rural health clinics, provides office facilities for medical staff members, and offers occupational health, home health, labor and delivery, physical therapy, advanced wound care, and other general medical and surgical care for patients as well as emergency room services.
The Chamber Coffee will highlight WNH's efforts to grow its Swing Bed (skilled nursing) unit, along with services that might be of interest to Chamber members, such as Occupational Health and Speakers Bureau. The William Newton Healthcare Foundation will also share details about its Second Century Capital Campaign and upcoming groundbreaking event for phase 1 of the hospital's 10-year facilities master plan.

Thursday, July 26th
10:00 AM
Physician's Pavilion
1230 E. 6th Ave.

2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

July 26
William Newton Hospital

August 23
Southwestern College

September 27
Winfield Chiropractic Relief & Wellness

October 25
RCB Bank

November 15
USD #465

December 20
Union State Bank & Cumbernauld Village

Dilly Dally in Cowley Co.


BEST Events & Promotions

Winfield's BEST Summer Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, August 11th
Beginning at 8:00 AM


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


Cowley County Service Alliance

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Chamber Activities this Week

BEST Committee Meeting
Monday, July 23, 8:30 AM, Chamber office

Chamber Dinner & Auction Committee Meeting
Monday, July 23, 3:30 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Dinner & Auction Waiter Orientation
Wednesday, July 25, 5:30 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by William Newton Hospital
Thursday, July 26, 10:00 AM, Physician's Pavilion, 1230 E. 6th Ave.

YP Industry Tour: Sunflower Shrimp
Friday, July 27, 6:00 PM, 360 S. Oxford Rd, Oxford

Upcoming Chamber Activities

YP Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 1, Noon, El Maguey, 1515 E. 9th Ave., Winfield

June Chamber Champion

Mumford Contracting

Mumford Contracting was selected as the July Chamber Champion for their outstanding support to the community and the chamber and their investment in Winfield by opening a storefront on Main Street. 

Popcorn Deliveries

Thanks to all the Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members that took time to help us deliver popcorn to our chamber members for Business Appreciation Month in June! We appreciate your help very much!

We were not able to catch someone at every chamber member business during June.  If you did not receive your popcorn, please stop by the chamber to pick one up!
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 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.

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 WinfieldChamber.org or at the Chamber office at 123 E. 9th.

Young Professionals of Cowley County

Thank you to Alan Rush for showing us around the Winfield Masonic Lodge #110 on Wednesday!


YP Industry Tour: Sunflower Shrimp
Friday, July 27, 5:30 PM, 360 S. Oxford Rd., Oxford

YP Modest Mouse Concert Trip
Sunday, October 21, 7:00 PM, Cotillion, Wichita

The Young Professionals of Cowley County will be taking a shuttle to the Modest Mouse concert at the Cotillion on Sunday, October 21st! Those interested in going can purchase their tickets from us and we will provide the transportation to and from the concert. We would like to know who would be interested in going so we know how many tickets to buy. Tickets will be around $40 plus cost of transportation. More details TBA.

Materials for Newcomer Packets

Don't forget! As a free member benefit, you can bring promotional materials to the chamber for packets that we put together for people moving into town! Please bring us about 50 of your brochures, rack cards, pens, or other promo items at a time. This is a great way to make newcomers aware of your business or organization!

June 2018 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

Christmas in July Ladies Golf Tournament
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 24-25, All Day, Winfield Country Club, 2916 Country Club Rd.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Thursday, July 26, 5-7:00 PM, Island Park by the playground

SC Summer Theatre presents "Avenue Q"
Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28 @ 7:00 PM, Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00 PM, Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College campus, 100 College St.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, July 28, 7:30 AM, Island Park Entrance, 200 Main St.

Saturday, July 28, 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 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. 


August is the month for the annual, gigantic Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity garage sale! It will be held on Saturday, August 11th, at the Fairgrounds, Building #4. The doors will open on the 11th at 7:00 AM and close at 1:00 PM. There will be bargains galore so come early, fill your bag for $5.00 and support Habitat!
Yes, now is the time to clean the closets, search the attic, clear the  toy box and sort the books for donations to the sale. Suggestions are: clean, wearable clothing (PLEASE NO SHOES, PURSES OR MOLDY/DIRTY CLOTHING), children's clothing, sports equipment, games, puzzles, holiday decorations, craft items, books, dishes and household items, linens, tools, furniture, bicycles, lamps, pictures. Anything else you think someone might be able to use. Please make sure that all appliances, large and small, are in working order and do not need parts or repair. 
All donations need to be brought to the Fairgrounds on Friday, August 10th between 9am and 6pm. If delivery is impossible for you, pickup service is available. Make arrangements by calling Mike Wacker 620-441-2156 (day) or 229-0123 (evening). 

All proceeds from the sale will be used to continue the construction of the 26th Habitat house located at 1211 Stewart. Workers or visitors are welcome any weekday morning. Drop by, see the house, say hello and see how your support is at work!!



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 mmfors0418@outlook.com. You may also check us out at www.hostwithgreenheart.org.




Work to Begin on Cowley County Community Health Needs Assessment
Over the next three months, William Newton Hospital will be partnering with the City-Cowley County Health Department and Community Health Center in Cowley County to update the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). 
These organizations share a goal to understand progress in addressing community health needs cited in the 2015 CHNA and to collect up-to-date community health perceptions in Cowley County.
"Hospital leaders use the CHNA as a tool to respond to healthcare needs," says William Newton Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Ben Quinton. "The assessment not only informs hospital strategy, but is key to maintaining our tax-exempt status."
Affordable Care Act legislation requires all tax-exempt hospitals to submit a CHNA to the IRS every three years. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, the Community Health Center in Cowley County is also required to conduct a CHNA to fulfill funding requirements set forth by Health Resources and Services Administration.
To accomplish this work, a short online survey has been developed.
The CHNA feedback link can also be found on William Newton Hospital's, City-Cowley Health Department's and Community Health Center in Cowley County's website and/or Facebook pages.
"We hope that the community and health professionals will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input into the future of healthcare delivery in our county," comments City-Cowley County Health Department Administrator Tom Langer.
All community residents are encouraged to complete the CHNA online survey by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and to attend the upcoming scheduled Town Hall on Tuesday August 21 from 11:30-1:00pm at Winfield Public Library.
Vince Vandehaar, MBA (VVV Consultants LLC, an independent research firm from Olathe, KS) has been retained to conduct this community wide research. If you have any questions about CHNA activities, please call 620-221-2300 extension 1113.













Gottlob Lawn & Landscape 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 below)! Get started this season! Stop by our Nursery & Garden Center today and start saving.









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