Oct 2017
in this issue
:: October Chamber Coffee
:: 2017 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: Ribbon Cuttings
:: New Members
:: KSF T-Shirts
:: Labor Report
:: Chamber Activities
:: Viking Snapshot
:: Downtown Trick-or-Treat
October Chamber Coffee 
Hosted by 

Who is KanOkla Networks and what do they do? To answer this question, we need to take a brief trip back in time to 1951 to Harper County Kansas. Area farmers went together to create a phone company to serve rural Kansas. In 1991, KanOkla moved their headquarters from Anthony Kansas to Caldwell Kansas. Caldwell is the largest of our telephone exchanges. We serve South Central Kansas and North Central Oklahoma.

Telephone is not the only service we provide. Over the last decade we have grown in several areas. Today we offer fiber to the home for phone and high speed Internet, fixed wireless Internet in 7 Kansas Counties and 4 Oklahoma Counties, home security in Kansas, Redline medical alert services, graphic design services, website development, complete business phone systems, IP camera systems, point to point wireless connectivity, long distance services, IT services, cloud based services, network management, Pioneer Cellular, and have a retail store with the complete line of Traeger and Kamado Joe ceramic grills. You can find all Kansas and Oklahoma made BBQ products in our store, along with all your technology needs.

As a cooperative, we also enjoy giving back to the communities we serve. To date we have paid out $913, 793.87 in capital credits, money back to our members. We also have provider area youth with scholarships totaling $176,000 and communities can take advantage of our Matching Funds Program in which we have matched a donation sum of $1,128,467.

Being a rural provider, we have diversified to accommodate as many needs for our members and small rural businesses. We strive to be the one stop shop in Kansas and Oklahoma. For more information visit our website at www.kanokla.com.

Thursday, October 26
10:00 AM
Winfield Chamber
123 E. 9th Ave.

2017 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

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

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Winfield Chiropractic Relief & Wellness
Wednesday, November 15, 10:00 AM, 1913 E. 19th Ave.

Winfield Chiropractic was founded in 1981 at 1302 South Main.  In 2005 the office moved to a larger location at 1913 E. 19th Ave.  At the same time a name change was introduced and Winfield Chiropractic & Rehab was born in order to accommodate it's more integrative care style.  In 2017 Dr.'s Doug and Brad Swanson update their brand and with it introduced a new modern logo and name.  Winfield Chiropractic Relief and Wellness, now proudly serves our surrounding communities.  "We believe that how long you decide to benefit from care is entirely up to you. Have you heard that once you go to a chiropractor, you have to go for the rest of your life? Well, it's not true. Whether you want relief, stabilization, prevention or wellness, we're here to help you reach your goal. Our job is to offer you the best chiropractic care possible, and your job is to decide how much of it you want."


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.

New Members

Please join the Chamber in welcoming our new members:

Mark Taylor

Urgent Care of Cowley County
Kim Best, Office Administration
1305 E. 19th Ave.

  Sears Hometown Store
Kelli Osen
912 Main St.

Cellular Sales (Verizon)
Cherie Haynes
2126 Main St.

Shindigs Bar & Grill
Rob Little, General Manager
500 Main
620-221-GRUB (4782)
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!

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). 

September Labor Report


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



Chamber Activities this Week

Cowley College Trustees Forum
Monday, October 23, 6:00 PM, Wright Room, Brown Center, Cowley College

BEST Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 8:30 AM, Chamber office

Convention & Tourism Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by KanOkla Networks
Thursday, October 26, 10:00 AM, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Tuesday, October 31, 4-6:00 PM, Participating downtown businesses

YP Board Meeting
Thursday, November 2, 6:00 PM, Ninja Sushi Steak House, 1618 N. Summit, Arkansas City


  The Chamber has welcomed many visitors to Winfield this year from all over the nation!

New Mexico
New York

Viking Snapshot

Monday - Oct 23
FR Football vs Clearwater 4:00pm

Tuesday- Oct 24
WMS Scholars Bowl @ Augusta 3:30pm
WHS Fall Choir Concert 7:30pm

Friday- Oct 27
V Football vs Mulvane 7:00pm
Viking baseball team will be doing a chili dinner at the football game

Saturday- Oct 28
V Cross Country @ Wamego 4A State Meet 10:00am

  Good Luck @ State, Vikings!!
Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Tuesday, October 31
4-6:00 PM
The following participating businesses:

Shindigs, 500 Main
Hometown Hardware, 718 Main
Rejuvv' Spa, 800 Main (outside)
American Family Insurance, 807 Main
Ginny's Gifts, 820 Main
Union State Bank, 823 Main (until 5 PM)
Graves Drug, 905 Main
Sears, 912 Main
Walnut Valley Association, 918 Main (until 5 PM)
The Shear Point, 1005 Main
HomeTown Rental Services, 1020 Main
Angels Care Home Health, 908 Main
RCB Bank, 900 Main
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. 9th
The Cowley CourierTraveler, 201 E. 9th
Security First Title, 216 E. 9th
City of Winfield, 200 E. 9th (until 5 PM)
VFW, 115 1/2 E. 10th
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 109 W. 10th

College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward
Cardinal Sign, 2111 E. 9th
Maurices, 1900 E. 9th
Famous Footwear, 1906 E. 9th
Wheat Ridge Heights, 1224 Wheat Rd.
Winfield Public Library, 605 College

Cowley County Farm Bureau, 1200 Main
Home Lumber, 1201 Main
Timber Creek Floral, 1307 Main
Albright Investments, 1603 Main
Cricket Wireless, 1702 Main
Aaron's Sales & Lease, 1816 Main
Sonic Drive-In, 1921 Main

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, $3,370 have been put back into Chamber Member businesses using the Chamber Check Program!



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

In Toon Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
September 23-November 5, Saturdays 10:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sundays 1-6:00 PM, $10/person, Children 2 & under free, 16401 112th Rd., Burden

The Farm @ Quail Valley Pumpkin Patch
October 7-29, Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, $8/person, Children 2 & under free, 9315 194th Dr.

Teen Night @ WPL
Monday, October 23, 6:30 PM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College

Spooks & Goblins Parade
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 PM, Cochran Park for judging then parade to Citizens Bank

Movie Night showing of "Hocus Pocus"
Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 PM, Albright Insurance & Real Estate, 1603 Main St.

Southwestern College Homecoming Parade
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 AM, Main Street

Nightmare on the Farm
Saturday, October 28, 7:00 PM, $10, The Farm @ Quail Valley, 9315 194th Dr.

Cricket Wireless Customer Appreciation
Sunday, October 29, 2:00 PM, Cricket Wireless, 1702 Main St.

Trunks for Treats
Sunday, October 29, 4:00 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St.

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. 




LCC Logo

Leadership Cowley County is hosting David Toland of Thrive Allen County as our guest speaker for Leadership Cowley County Class 2017 graduation on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the Wright Room of the Brown Center at Cowley College.  The event is open to the public, but reservations are required.  Contact Cowley First at 620-442-3094 for more information.
Mr. Toland has been instrumental in leading efforts to grow Allen County and helping it to be a healthier place to live.  Learn more about Thrive Allen County at http://thriveallencounty.org/.



Matching Grant Opportunity for Big Brother Big Sisters

WE are excited to share another matching opportunity for our donors of $250 and over!
KSBBBS has $545,000 available to match for gifts made by the end of the year.
Also, these gifts can also be for sponsorship of our Annual 4kidsake Campaign.
Thanks so much for sharing this opportunity with others and for helping us to serve more youth in Cowley & Sumner County!















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