Mar 2018
in this issue
:: March Chamber Coffee
:: Young Professionals of Cowley County
:: 2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: WMS Flower Baskets for sale
:: Thank you to our flag sponsors!
:: Chamber Activities
:: Viking Snapshot
:: BEST Coupon Book
:: Ribbon Cuttings
:: Lunch Bites Series
March Chamber Coffee 
hosted by 

Thursday, March 22
10:00 AM
Winfield Chamber
123 E. 9th Ave.

Young Professionals of Cowley County 

March 14th Cross Stitch Class at College Hill Coffee

Upcoming YP Events

High Ropes Course @ Camp Horizon
Sunday, April 22nd
Details TBA

Herb Garden Planting Class w/ 
Gottlob Lawn & Landscape
Saturday, April 28th
Details TBA

2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

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

Winfield Main Street

WMS Hanging Flower Baskets available to order! Click the picture above to print out an order form or fill out your order online here:

We will be taking pre-orders ONLY this year, so be sure to get your order in before May 7th!


The WMS Spring Music Crawl will be Friday, May 11th at 5:30 PM. Businesses are asked to find performers to play on the sidewalk in front of their stores downtown. Forms will be sent out to businesses this week. Please complete the form and return it to the Chamber by Friday, April 27th.
Thank You to our Flag Sponsors!

Thanks to donations from generous sponsors, we were able to replace the US flags that fly downtown.  The welcome flags were also upgraded to a blue and white "Welcome to Winfield" flag.  

10+ Flags

Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Conco Construction

5 Flags

Buterbaugh & Handlin

3 Flags

Pilkington Dozer Service
Galaxy Technologies
RCB Bank

2-3 Flags

Agora Architecture
American Legion Riders
Cowley CourierTraveler
Ed Foster
Rep. Ed Trimmer
Sons of the American Legion
Taylor & Krusor

1 Flag

Andreas Law Office
Ark Valley Credit Union
Biederman's Bistro
City of Winfield
CPA Solutions
Edward B. Stephenson & Co.
Family Wealth Management
Gottlob Lawn & Landscape
Graves Drug
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
Home on the Range
Lindly Appliance Repair
Lyle A. Weinert, CPA
Mark & Roxann Taylor
Phil & Mary Jarvis
Valley Co-op
William E. Muret
Winfield Iron & Metal
Winfield Recreation Commission
Women for Kansas - Cowley County

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


Chamber Activities this Week

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, March 19, Noon, Chamber office

C&T Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by Harvest Christian Church
Thursday, March 22, 10:00 AM, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

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

Viking Snapshot

Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

  Go Vikings!
BEST Coupon Book

The Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce's BEST Retail Committee (Businesses Earning Success Together) is planning to publish a coupon book featuring seasonal coupons to participating BEST businesses. The book will be about the size of a checkbook and will include coupons for spring, summer, fall and winter. They will be available at the Winfield Chamber for $5.00 each. If you would like to sell the books at your business, please let us know. Click here for a form. Forms must be turned in to the chamber by Friday.
There is no cost to participate for BEST members. If you are not a BEST member but would like to become one, please contact the chamber. BEST membership is only available to members of the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Please put these other BEST events on your calendar:
Also, save the date for these Winfield Main Street Music Crawls, where businesses are asked to hire musicians to play at downtown storefronts:

Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Mumford Kitchen, Bath, and Flooring at 715 Main Street on March 1st.


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.

April 25
State of Strother Field* 
presented by Strother Field Manager Shawn McGrew
Four County Mental Health 
Please RSVP by April 20th

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 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.

January 2018 Labor Market Report


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!


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

Robin Roberts & Billie Preston @ CHC
Friday, March 23, 7:00 PM, College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward St.

WRC Family Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, March 23, 8:30 PM, Broadway Sports Complex, 2200 Broadway St.

WRC's Pooch Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24, 10:00 AM, Broadway Sports Complex, 2200 Broadway St.
Register by Thursday, March 22nd

CCHSM presents "KS Weather in Life, Literature, and Photos"
Sunday, March 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 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. 






SC Football Golf Outing April 27
The fourth annual Builder Football Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, April 27, at Quail Ridge Golf Course.  Teams will tee off at 10 a.m.

Entry fee is $100 per person and covers green fees, golf cart, and lunch.  Businesses may sponsor a hole for $200, or they may assemble their own four-person team and sponsor a hole for $500.  There will be prizes available on each of the 18 holes, including a chance to win a new car.  All proceeds benefit Southwestern College football.

"The 2017 season brought a lot of success both on and off the field," says head football coach Brad Griffin.  "We still have a long ways to go but we have built a solid foundation to work on. No question winning our last four games has made recruiting and the off-season very exciting."
Reservations are required by Friday, April 20.  For more information or to register, contact Griffin at (620) 481-0382.

The Southwestern College football team will play its spring game that evening at 7 p.m. in Richard L. Jantz Stadium.  The public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge.



'Light It Up Blue' Concert to Raise Awareness about Autism
The Community Music School at Southwestern College is sponsoring the "Light It Up Blue" concert on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m., in Messenger Auditorium in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue to show their support for the autism community. 

According to Jeremy Kirk, assistant professor of music at Southwestern College, the "Light It Up Blue" concert is in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day, which is held on April 2 each year. 

"The concert is a celebration of neurodiversity and aims to raise awareness, start discussions, and help form connections within our community," Kirk says.

Performers include the Southwestern College Percussion Group, Journey Kids Choir, Aidan WellsFilbert, Kaela Massey, and several community members. 

"This concert is actually not about music; it is about connecting with others and celebrating differences through music," Kirk says.  "Students have been learning about the autism spectrum and exploring processing differences through music, and I could not be more proud of them."
The concert will also feature the world premiere of Kirk's latest composition for percussion ensemble, "Process."

"'Process' is a work that exemplifies the differences in processing for both neuroatypical and neurotypical persons," Kirk explains.  "There are times of joy, confusion, discomfort, and celebration within the piece.  The final movement invites audience participation and is a chance for everyone to connect and embody Ubuntu.  Ubuntu is an African philosophy that speaks to the interconnectedness of all humans.  To put it simply, 'I am me because of we.'"







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



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 







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