Feb 2018
in this issue
:: February Chamber Coffee
:: Young Professionals of Cowley County
:: 2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: Ribbon Cuttings
:: Chamber Activities
:: Viking Snapshot
:: Hands-Only CPR Classes
:: Lunch Bites Series
:: New Members
February Chamber Coffee 
hosted by 

The Winfield Center is home to the Cowley College EMS and Allied Health programs. The MICT program is in its 21st year. Over 300 students have graduated the program to date. It is estimated that each medic treats over 1,000 patients each year. Director Chris Cannon will be present to speak about the program, and tours of the lab and facility will be offered. 

The CNA and CMA classes taught at the Winfield Center certify over 150 students each year to work in the nursing field. Additionally, classes in phlebotomy and IV Therapy are offered at the site.

Through a cooperative partnership with Cowley College, Pratt County Community College offers LPN and ADN nursing programs at the site.

The Cowley College Criminal Justice program has begun student patrolling in Winfield recently. Director Frank Owens and some student patrol officers will be present to speak about the history of the stud ent patrol and its expansion into Winfield.

Renovations to the building are ongoing. New carpeting and landscaping were recently installed. Extensive painting and wall repairs have been completed and future plans include upgrading the nursing lab and the paramedic lab, and remodeling the bathrooms.  

Thursday, February 22
10:00 AM
Cowley College - Winfield Center
1406 E. 8th Ave.

Young Professionals of Cowley County 

Sign you team up TODAY!

Upcoming Events

Dirty Cross Stitch with Taylor Fell
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 PM, Location TBD

YP Lunch N Learn: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County
Thursday, March 15, Noon, $5 for YP Members, $10 for Non-members, Location TBA

2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

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

Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 26th for the one-year anniversary of ownership by Webster & Tatta Roth of Trunk N Treasures at 1016 Main Street.

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting for the 10 year anniversary of Angels Care Home Health at 908 Main St.

A ribbon cutting was held for Rice Family Dentistry at 810 Main Street (formerly Marcotte Dentistry) on February 13th.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Mumford Kitchen & Bath
Thursday, March 1, 11:00 AM, 715 Main St.


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.

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!

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



Chamber Activities this Week

Executive Committee
Tuesday, February 20, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

Lunch Bites: State of Cowley College
Wednesday, February 21, Noon, $10, Wright Room at Cowley College

YP Beer Olympics
Saturday, February 24, 4:00 PM, Britt's Bar & Grill, 1419 N. 8th St.

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, February 26, Noon, Chamber office

CCTA Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 11:30 AM, Location TBD

Mumford Kitchen & Bath Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, March 1, 11:00 AM, 715 Main St.

Viking Snapshot


Tuesday- Feb 20
WHS G/B Basketball vs Buhler FR G/B 4:15pm, JV B/V G 6:00pm, JV G/V B 7:45pm; Skills USA soup dinner (soup, dessert, drink for $5), Please bring a jar of peanut butter to donate for heart health month

Wednesday- Feb 21
WMS Spring Sports Parent Meeting @ WMS Gym 6:00pm

Thursday- Feb 22
WHS G/B Basketball @ Circle FR G/B 4:15pm, JV B/V G 6:00pm, JV G/V B 7:45pm
WMS Wrestling Double Dual @ Rose Hill 4:30pm

Friday- Feb 23
WHS V Wrestling 4A State @ Salina (Tony's Pizza Event Center) TBA

Saturday- Feb 24
WHS V Wrestling 4A State @ Salina (Tony's Pizza Event Center) TBA

  Go Vikings!
HeartSafe Winfield

Winfield Fire/EMS is offering FREE 30-Minute Hands-Only training to any business, church, or organization during the month of February. You can schedule on-site training or they will also be offering classes here at the Winfield Chamber every Wednesday at 8:30 AM in February. 

To reserve a spot at one of the classes here at the chamber, please email admin@winfieldchamber.org or call 221-2420.

Also, if your business has an AED, please let Aaron Sutton know at 221-5560 or suttonmict@gmail.com. The department is trying to create a database of all the AED's in Winfield for an app that will accessible to the public.

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.

February 21
State of Cowley College*
presented by President Dr. Rittle
Wright Room in Brown Center at Cowley College campus
Please RSVP by Monday, February 19th

March 8
State of Southwestern College
presented by President Dr. Andrews
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce

April 25
State of Strother Field* 
presented by Strother Field Manager Shawn McGrew
Four County Mental Health 

June 21
State of City of Winfield
presented by Mayor Greg Thompson
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce

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.

New Members

Please join the Chamber in welcoming our new members:

MidAmerican Credit Union
Melinda Cushenbery, Manager
1610 N. Summit St.
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Lynn Street Bungalow
Teri Spengler-Andreas
1428 Lynn St.
Winfield, KS 67156

Rice Family Dentistry
Andrea Rice, DDS
810 Main St.
Winfield, KS 67156



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 Lions Club Soup Supper
Monday, February 19, 5-7:00 PM, $7, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.

BBBS Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser
Thursday, February 22, 11:00 AM, RCB Bank, 4th Floor, 900 Main St.

CCHSM presents "Throw Like a Girl"
Sunday, February 25, 2:00 PM, Cowley County Historical Society Museum, 1011 Mansfield

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. 


Thursday, March 1, 2018       3:00-5:00 PM
Legacy Foundation - 1216 Main, Winfield

2017 Spirit of Humanity Award will be presented to

Tom & Mari Wallrabenstein

at this come-and-go event!
Friends and community partners are welcome to attend.
Call 620-221-7224 for more information.



In November 2015, RISE Cowley (formerly the Cowley County Healthy Communities Coalition) approved a bike rack design contest for 5 communities in Cowley County.  Inspired by the Ohio Creating Healthy Communities project, RISE Cowley strives to promote healthy choices by focusing on policies, systems and environments. Specifically, this project helps create infrastructure to support and increase biking.
A contest for youth to submit designs was held in January 2016 and winning designs were selected for Arkansas City and Winfield. A fish bike rack was installed last fall at the Winfield Public Library and a sunflower bike rack with bench will be constructed this spring for installation in Arkansas City.
The design contest is being re-issued for the communities of Burden, Dexter and Udall. The design contest invites youth, ages 5-18, and their families to create a design specific to their community. If the design is selected, RISE Cowley will pay to have it built and installed in the community.
Bike rack designs do not have to be fancy drawings - in fact simple lines are easiest to fabricate into a functional bike rack. It is suggested that the design be 6-8 feet long and suitable to secure at least 4-6 bikes. Youth can submit more than one design and they are due by March 2, 2018 to the Cowley County Extension Office, PO Box 538 Winfield or via e-mail to cowleyhealthycommunities@gmail.com.
If you are an adult with an idea for a design, find a youth in your community and partner on a submission. Funding for the fabrication and installation is from the Communities Preventing Childhood Obesity grant project previously received by RISE Cowley.
For more information, please contact Becky Reid at K-State Research and Extension Cowley County at 620.221.5450.


Mosaic is also seeking an Executive Director

Job Description
Mosaic is a faith-based nonprofit organization providing a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, development opportunities, and a positive work environment. Mosaic is currently looking for an Executive Director to join our team in Winfield, Kansas.
  • Responsible for managing business and programmatic matters of the agency in accordance with regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, Mosaic standards and within budgetary guidelines.
  • Duties include overseeing all program services, personnel management, financial management, and community and public relations.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field. Minimum of five years of experience in a related field, with two years of experience in a supervisory or management capacity.
  • Previous successful experience in budget management and human resources preferred.
Position Type



Help us to make 2018 4kidsake.com campaign the best EVER for the youth of Cowley County!
88 youth in our county have requested a 1 to 1 mentoring relationship and together we can make a difference in the future!
Attached is the link to our 24th campaign for Cowley; registration preferred at least 2 weeks prior to event: 
Under the event tab, you will find a printable pledge sheet to begin.
Click on the event you wish to participate in; on March 4th there will be a session @ 1 & 2:30 which can't be designated on the site, so email me the time you wish or once I see you have registered, I will be in contact with you to get this information.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like me to come and present this to your business or group.  
Debi Clark
Development Manager
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Cowley & Sumner Counties
Home office: 103 E. 9th Suite 316 Winfield, KS 67156
Tel: (620)221-7766 Fax: (620)221-1229 Cell: (620)222-4428



Winfield Elks Charitable Fund taking applicants
The Winfield Elks Charitable Fund of Legacy Regional Community Foundation provides funding to Winfield (KS) area charitable projects and programming that helps children grow up health and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and/or honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.  The Fund is pleased to announce a request for proposals.  Successful project applications for the Winfield Elks Charitable Fund grant will carry out the same intended objectives.  The project or programming must serve the Winfield (KS) area.

Each applicant is eligible to apply for one (1) 2018 Winfield Elks Charitable Fund grant up to $5,000.  The deadline for submitting completed applications is March 30, 2018.  Detailed information is available 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.


Cash or check only.





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