June 2017
in this issue
:: July Chamber Coffee
:: 2017 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: Lunch Bites
:: New Members
:: Chamber Activities
:: Ribbon Cuttings
:: Labor Reports
July Chamber Coffee  
Hosted by 

Aviator Church

Aviator Church is excited to launch a new location to reach Cowley County in Winfield September 10, 2017.  Join us for coffee and donuts to meet with several leaders of the church including, Joe Boyd, the founding pastor, Jonathan Gibson, the location pastor, and Mark Jackson, the pastor of expansion.  We will share the story of our incredible partnership with First Christian Church in Winfield as well as our plans to launch September 10th and start some new community events we are bringing to the area that will serve the city.
Aviator Church has been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing churches in America and has a vision to see cities transformed one life at a time.

Thursday, July 27
10:00 AM
123 E. 9th Ave.
(Chamber office)
2017 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

July 27
Aviator Church (at CofC)

August 24
Southwestern College

September 28
Winfield Isle of Lights

October 26
KanOkla Networks (at CofC)

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

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.
New Members

Please join the chamber in welcoming our new members!

The Lumber Yard
Robert Lattimore, Owner & Chef
314 W. 8th Ave.

Snappy Chicks Boutique
Marla Sexson & Leslie Grant, Owners
1019 Main St.


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.

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Chamber Activities this Week

Main Street Board and Design Committee Meeting
Monday, July 24, 5:00 pm, Chamber

Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 26, 4:00 PM, Chamber 

Chamber Dinner & Auction Waiter Orientation
Wednesday, July 26, 5:30 PM, Chamber

Chamber Coffee hosted by Aviator Church
Thursday, June 27, 10:00 AM, 123 E. 9th Ave. (Chamber office).  Winner of the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be announced.

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Chamber Dinner & Auction Committee
Wednesday, August 2, 1:00 PM, Chamber

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Thursday, August 3, 4:00 PM, Hospital Campus,(1300 E. 5th Ave.), 2nd Floor West

Legislative Coffee
Tuesday, August 8, 7:30-9:00 AM, Chamber

Totally 80's Chamber Dinner and Auction
Friday, August 11, Baden Square

Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting on July 12th for The Lumber Yard located at 314 W. 8th Ave.

June Labor Market Report

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. 


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

VFW Free Swim Day
Thursday, July 27, 1:15-7:00 PM, Winfield Aquatic Center

SC Summer Theatre presents:  Godspell
Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30, Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College

Winfield City Band Summer Series
Friday, July 28, 7:30 PM, Baden Square lawn in front of Meyer Hall, 1500 E. 8th Ave.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, July 29, 7:30 AM, Parking lot south of Island Park

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 - 11:00 PM, Wheat State Wine Co.

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. 


Dear Community Partner,

Winfield Recreation Commission would like to announce that the Joe Thornton Memorial Scholarship Fund is almost depleted and WRC is in need of community partners to help us keep this fund going.  This fund was started and dedicated in the memory of the first ever long time WRC Director, Joe Thornton.  Joe served as the WRC Superintendent from 1965-1988 and after his passing on December 25, 1993, his family set up the memorial in honor of his name.   Every year the fund has provided scholarships for the youth from Winfield in need so that they can participate in WRC activities, sports and trips.  Last year WRC awarded 337 scholarships that totaled an amount of $15,916.50.  The amount of scholarships awarded has increased every year since the scholarship fund was started in 1993.   This fund is running very low and needs additional funding.

WRC will host the 1st Joe Thornton Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament on September 23rd at Quail Ridge Golf Tournament.  The tournament format is a 4-person scramble.   All proceeds from this tournament will go directly to this scholarship fund and our goal is to raise $8,000. 

WRC is offering 3 levels of sponsorship for this tournament and would like to ask your business/organization to consider helping this great cause with a sponsorship.
  1. 1.        Business/Team Sponsorship--$500
    1. a.       Includes full team entry for tournament, hole sponsorship with sign on tee box at golf course, and scoreboard sponsorship with sign on scoreboard during awards presentation.
    2. 2.       Hole & Scoreboard Sponsorship--$150
      1. a.       Includes hole sponsorship with sign on tee box at golf course, and scoreboard sponsorship with sign on scoreboard during awards presentation.
      2. 3.       Hole Sponsorship--$100
        1. a.       hole sponsorship with sign on tee box at golf course.
If you or your business/organization is interested in partnering with WRC for this worthy cause, please contact Troy Moree at the WRC office #620-221-2160.  Thanks so much for your consideration regarding this matter!!
Troy Moree, Superintendent
Winfield Recreation Commission






Leadership Southwestern Seeking Freshman Work Day Applications
Leadership Southwestern is searching for community service projects for the 26th annual Freshman Work Day, to be held Sunday, Aug. 13. 

Freshman Work Day is the final day of Southwestern orientation for the incoming freshman class.  All freshman head out into the Winfield community to work on homes and nonprofit buildings that need repair, painting, cleaning, or yardwork.  Freshman Work Day was started by the Leadership program in 1992 with the goal of establishing positive relationships between Southwestern College and the community.  Since then, all incoming freshman have spent their first day as Moundbuilders doing service for the community.

"The service work on Freshman Work Day helps new Southwestern College freshmen connect to the Winfield community as well as framing part of the school mission for students to be responsible citizens and engage in leadership through service," says Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern.

To apply or to request services for someone else, call (620) 229-6367 and leave your name and phone number.  Applications can be found online at  www.sckans.edu/freshmanworkday.





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