Dec 2017
in this issue
:: December Chamber Coffee
:: 2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: Chamber Annual Meeting
:: Ribbon Cuttings
:: New Members
:: Chamber Activities
:: Viking Snapshot
:: BEST Holiday Giveaway
:: Lighted Christmas Parade
:: KSF T-Shirts
December Chamber Coffee 
Hosted by 


Thursday, December 21
10:00 AM
Cumbernauld Village
716 N. Tweed

2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

January 25
Shindigs Bar & Grill

February 22
Cowley College

March 22
Harvest Christian Church

April 26
Citizen's Bank of Kansas

May 24
Agora Architecture

June 28
Custom Internet Services, LLC

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

Please RSVP to or call 221-2420
Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new branding of Winfield Chiropractic Relief & Wellness at 1913 E. 19th Ave on November 15th.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the George and Inez Hayward Gateway to Success at Southwestern College on November 29th.

Agora Architecture (formerly Gordon & Associates) had a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 7th.

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting for Luigi's Italian Restaurant at 124 E. 9th Ave on December 14th.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the remodeled interior of RCB Bank at 900 Main on December 15th.


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.

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!

New Members

Please join the Chamber in welcoming our new members:

Cowley Fitness
Tara Sutton, Owner
107 E. 7th Ave., Winfield

Luigi's Italian Restaurant
Gianni Topalli
124 E. 9th Ave., Winfield

  • Visit the chamber's website for all of your business and community needs:


Chamber Activities this Week

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, December 18, Noon, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by Union State Bank & Cumbernauld Village
Thursday, December 21, 10:00 AM, 716 Tweed

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Chamber office closed Monday, December 25 for Christmas

Viking Snapshot

Monday - Dec 18
WHS Candlelight Concert 6:00pm

Tuesday- Dec 19
WHS G/B Basketball @ Andale  F G/B 4:15pm, JV B/V G 6:00pm, JV G/V B 7:45pm

The Booster Club Aparrel Shop, "Viking Victory Vault' will be open at WHS on Monday, December 18th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
It is located in the commons area.  Front doors by the flag pole / WHS Office will be open during that time. 
Viking gift card options are available for online for purchasing through Square.

  Go Vikings!
BEST Holiday Giveaway Winners

Results of the in-store giveaways:

  • 102.5 The River - 2 tickets to Alan Parsons Band @ 7Clans Casino - Wayne Bell
  • Bradbury Kitchen & Home - $50 Gift Certificate - Nancy Horst
  • Community National Bank & Trust - $50 in Holiday Bucks - Audra Howe
  • Cowley CourierTraveler - 6 month subscription - Ethel Gates
  • Eagle Nest - $50 Gift Certificate - Camille Pond
  • Get Branded - $50 Gift Certificate - Jeanie Campbell
  • Ginny's Gifts - $50 Gift Certificate - Lana Thayer
  • Graves Drug - $50 Gift Certificate - Beth Glantz
  • KWLS 107.9 Radio - 2 tickets to PRCA Rodeo @ Hartman Arena - Shelby Fuqua
  • Neives Mexican Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificate - Crystal Powell
  • RCB Bank - $50 in Holiday Bucks - Jacque Nation
  • Sears - Small ShopVac & cooking pan - Eric Weidman
  • Snappy Chicks Boutique - $50 Gift Certificate - Jennifer Foust
  • Sonic - $50 Gift Card - Nikkita Pappinia
  • Timber Creek Floral - $50 Gift Certificate - Shelby Fuqua
  • Union State Bank - $50 in Holiday Bucks - Maggie Kremmling
  • Virginia Jarvis Antiques - Carafe and goblet set - Dalene West
  • Walmart - $50 Gift Card - Juddith Patterson

Grand Prize Winners of $100 each:

Jody Magee
Megan Salas
Reyford Bonner
Karen Wittrock
Lynn Phillips
Chamber Checks

With the holiday season approaching, remember that Chamber Checks make excellent gifts! Chamber Checks can only be used at our members' businesses, therefore it keeps your dollars local!

So far this year, $12,635 have been put back into Chamber Member businesses using the Chamber Check Program!

Winfield Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade Results

Best in Show - Albright Investments

Decorated Vehicle Winner - Aaron's Sales & Lease

Walking/Marching Winner - Winfield High School Marching Band

Float Winner - Girl Scouts of the Heartland

Equestrian Winner - Pam Taylor

This year, in lieu of cash prizes, Community National Bank & Trust made a $500 donation to the Winfield Food Pantry in the winner's names.

Chamber Window

Another free member benefit is the use of our chamber display windows. Members can book a month out the year to set up a display to advertise their businesses or event. 

Months available for 2018:


If you would like to reserve a month, please contact Megan at or 221-2420.
Kansas Sampler Festival T-Shirts

We have ordered our last batch of the FINAL Kansas Sampler Festival t-shirts! They are for sale at the chamber office for $12 each ($14 for sizes 3XL & 4XL). 


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 Isle of Lights
November 19-December 30, Nightly 6:00-10:00 PM, Island Park

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. 



Cowley County Emergency Communications to start accepting Text-to-911 Calls

On November 3, 2017, Cowley County Emergency Communication in conjunction with the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council are pleased to announce the availability of Text-to-911 during an emergency. Text-to-911 service will be available for those individuals who cannot safely make a voice call to 911 in an emergency. This will be a valuable service to the deaf and hard of hearing community.

At this time, Text-to-911 may be limited in the Cowley County area as cellular providers are still configuring local routing of text messages to the communications center. If a text is made to 911 where that service is not available, a message will be sent back to the phone advising the customer to make a voice call.

Some situations when Text-to-911 is appropriate:
 Deaf, hard of hearing callers, or individuals with a speech disability
 A caller who is unable to speak due to a medical or other condition
 Emergency situations that would put the caller in danger if making a voice call
 Examples include abduction, domestic violence or active shooter situation
When texting to 911, follow these guidelines
 Provide your exact address or location
 Explain the type of emergency or help that is being requested
 Be prepared to answer any questions that the 911 telecommunicator texts back.
 Use plain language; do not use abbreviations, symbols, emoticons, or photos.
 Messages should be brief and concise

Texting 911 can be done by typing "911" in the field for a phone number. No other numbers
need to be used. Texting should be done through your wireless phones text messaging service
and not from a third party texting applications. Text-to-911 does require an active telephone
service plan with data or it will not work.
Remember, the best way to contact 911 is by making a voice call. Please only utilize this service
in emergency circumstances where a voice call is not possible or safe.
Cowley County Emergency Communications and the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council are
excited to offer Text-to-911 service to the citizens of Cowley County.
Remember: CALL if You Can, TEXT if You Can't!


Join us this Thursday Night Dec. 21st from 5:30 to 8pm for a fun night of Sip and Shop....a night to get that last minute Christmas shopping done at these local retail stores. Trunk N Treasures Ginny's Gifts Bradbury Kitchen and Home Snappy Chicks Boutique and Snaps ....(will be open til 7.)Timber Creek Floral will have regular and adult spiced cider and a SALE you won't want to miss. Baby It's Gonna Be Cold that night...come join us, warm up and finish your Holiday shopping.


Trunk N Treasure Kid's Shopping Event

Trunk N Treasures, located at 1016 Main is planning a kid's shopping event Wednesday, December 20th,  through Friday, December 22nd.  Our great vendors have brought items in just for kids up to 7th grade to shop from a designated kid's table.

These item will be marked from $1 to no more than $3 an item. Only kids can purchase from the kids table!!!
Kids can come in and shop for their family at a lower cost. How fun is that!
Saturday, December 23rd Trunk N Treasures, located at 1016 Main, is having a Christmas sale!  Many of our vendors will offer 10 % or more on their merchandise.  Some of our vendors will have 20 % to 30 % off on furniture. 
This will be the last day we are open before Christmas to buy some unique gifts or purchase Christmas décor on sale!




Cowley County Emergency Management is hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class beginning in January 2018. The class is free to attend and there is no obligation afterwards. See attachment for full details.

If you know of someone who may be interested in training that would help them prepare themselves and their families, please make sure they see this information.

The class is taught by local responders and is a great way to take home some valuable information.

Please share with your contacts as widely as possible.
Anyone planning to attend can register by following this link: 


Do you need a little extra motivation to keep active during this busy time of year? Do you need simple exercises you can do quickly...anywhere?
If you answered 'YES' to either of these questions, Healthways of William Newton Hospital has got you covered! Join in on our '12 Days of Fitmas' exercise circuit. Start 'fitmassing' by December 13 to get this accumulative workout routine in before Christmas. 
P.S. We'd love to see you working it! Post your favorite exercise with the hashtag  #WNH12DaysofFitmas , and be sure to Like William Newton Hospital on Facebook



Elementary Honor Choir Day Coming Jan. 30 at Southwestern College
The Community Music School (CMS) at Southwestern College is hosting the second annual Elementary Honor Choir Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. 

Music teachers will select the top six students in participating schools and convey information about the Elementary Honor Choir Day to the students and their parents. The cost is $7 per student (if paying online, a $0.50 service charge is added).  This includes lunch, two snack breaks, a t-shirt, music, a CD/digital recording of the music to practice with before the day, and transportation from school to SC to start the day.

"This event is an opportunity to have six of the top students from each elementary school in the Winfield and surrounding area schools join together to share their musical gifts and love of music," says Brandi Young, director of the CMS.

The selected elementary students will have the opportunity to explore technique skills, discover new music, and work with others. 

Nikki Kirk will be the director of the choir. She is a music educator in the Arkansas City public school district where she teaches kindergarten through 5th grade general music.  Kirk also serves as the director of music at the First Presbyterian Church of Winfield and is adjunct instructor of music at Southwestern College.  Kirk has more than 10 years of experience teaching and has taught general music, band, and choir in the public schools of Kansas, in her home state of West Virginia, and at Coffeyville Community College.  As a performer, she has performed at the National Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C., and performed as a trumpet and vocal soloist at educational events in the eastern and midwestern regions of the U.S. She is an active member of NAfME and ACDA, as well as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the region.

Marsha Granberry will be accompanying Kirk and the Elementary Honor Choir.  Granberry has taught music education in Leon, Wichita, and Rose Hill, as well as at Wichita State University and Southwestern College. 

The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 8.  For more information about the Elementary Honor Choir Day, visit online at




25th Anniversary Winfield Isle of Lights T-shirts for Sale

Long-sleeve and short-sleeve navy blue T-shirts are available for purchase at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce or at the Isle of Lights gate house.

Youth Sizes: $10
Adult Sizes Small to XL: $15
Adult Sizes 2XL to 4XL: $18
Short-Sleeve, all sizes: $12

Cash or check only.

Winfield Isle of Lights Tear-Down

Volunteers are needed for tear-down of the Winfield Isle of Lights on Wednesday, January 3rd. If you have a big group looking to volunteer or have any questions, call Rick at 620-222-5673.









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