Apr 2018
in this issue
:: April Chamber Coffee
:: Young Professionals of Cowley County
:: 2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule
:: WMS Flower Baskets for sale
:: Business Appreciation Month
:: Labor Market Report
:: Chamber Activities
:: Viking Snapshot
:: Ribbon Cuttings
:: Lunch Bites Series
April Chamber Coffee 
hosted by 

It's raining in the lobby of Citizens Bank of Kansas!  At least there are clouds and raindrops and lots of umbrellas!  Maybe Mother Nature will soon take a hint!  Come visit us during our Community Bank Week celebration, with FREE Document Shredding during the week of April 23 - 27 and our Open House on Friday, April 27th.  And get a preview with the Chamber Coffee on Thursday, April 26th at 10:00 AM.  While you're there, find out how you can be prepared for spring rains with our Totally Free Checking.  Our business and personal accounts are really totally free! 

Don't Forget: Chamber Coffee at CBK on Thursday, April 26th

Thursday, April 26th
10:00 AM
1511 Main St.

Young Professionals of Cowley County 

Herb Garden Garden Workshop
Saturday, April 28th
10:00 AM - NOON
Gottlob Lawn & Landscape
5001 E. 9th Ave.
$25 per person
YP Members get $5 off!

2018 Chamber Coffee Schedule

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

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 (desktop computers only):

They are selling out fast so be sure to get your order in ASAP!


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 need to be returned to the Chamber by Friday, April 27th.
Business Appreciation Month

March 2018 Labor Market Report

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



Chamber Activities this Week

CCTA Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 11:30 AM, Ninja Sushi Steakhouse, Arkansas City

Lunch Bites: State of Strother Field
Wednesday, April 25, Noon, $10, Four County Mental Health, 22214 D Street, Strother Field
RSVP by Noon TODAY to admin@winfieldchamber.org

Chamber Coffee hosted by Citizens Bank of Kansas
Thursday, April 26, 10:00 AM, CBOK, 1511 Main St.

YP Herb Garden Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 AM, $20/YP Members, $25/Non-members, Gottlob Lawn & Landscape, 5001 E. 9th Ave.
Register here by Friday

Upcoming Chamber Activities

4th of July Planning Meeting
Wednesday, May 2, 2:00 PM, Chamber office

Viking Snapshot

Monday - April 23
JV/V Baseball vs Rose Hill 4:00pm
JV/V Softball vs Rose Hill 4:00pm
V G Soccer vs Eisenhower 5:45pm
V B Golf @ Auburn Hills GC 1:00pm
WMS B Tennis @ Goddard Inv 9:00am
WMS Golf @ Ark City 9:00am

Tuesday- April 24
JV B Golf @ Haysville Pine Bay GC 3:00pm
JV B Tennis @ Collegiate 1:00pm
V G Soccer @ Collegiate 4:30pm
JV Track Central Burden 3:00pm
WMS B Tennis Dual @ Prairie Hills 3:30pm
WMS Track Participation Meet @ Circle 3:30pm

Wednesday- April 25
WMS Pioneer League Vocal/Instrumental Music Festival @ Wellington 9:00am
Staff Choice Awards @ WHS 7:00pm

Thursday- April 26
JV B Tennis @ AVCTL (Collegiate) 1:00pm
V G Soccer vs Circle 5:45pm
V B Golf @ Hesston GC 1:00pm
JV/V Baseball @ Buhler 4:00pm
JV/V Softball @ Buhler 4:30pm
WMS G Golf @ Quail Ridge GC 12:00pm
WMS B Tennis Dual vs Haysville 3:30pm
Blood Drive @ WHS

Friday- April 27
V Track @ Ark City Inv. 3:30pm
V G Swimming @ Wichita West 4:00pm

  Go Vikings!
Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of The Edge Performing Arts Center and Cutting Edge Custom Tees at 721 Main St. on March 30th.

Shindigs Bar & Grill celebrated their one year anniversary by "breaking the chain" instead of a traditional ribbon cutting.
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 Noon TODAY!

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.

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!


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

CASA "Trivia Night" Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 PM, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.

Lowell Elementary Color FunD Run
Friday, April 27, 8:30 AM, Lowell Elementary School, 1404 Millington St.

4th Annual Builder Golf Outing
Friday, April 27, 10:00 AM, $100/person, Quail Ridge Golf Course, 3805 Quail Ridge Dr.

SC Builder Broadway Concert
Friday, April 27, 7:00 PM, Richardson Performing Arts Center, Southwestern College, 100 College St.

Cowley County Classic Steer & Heifer Show
Saturday, April 28, All day, Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Ave.

Cowley's Outdoor Market
Saturday, April 28, 9:00 AM, Wilson Park, AC

SC Send-Off Block Party
Sunday, April 29, 5-9:00 PM, Warren St - Soward to McCabe

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. 



CMS Offering Dance Lessons
The Community Music School (CMS) at Southwestern College is offering dance lessons and classes this summer with Sheila Harding. The dance classes will take place on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 19 and ending July 29 in the Helen Graham Little Theatre on Southwestern's campus. The CMS is offering these classes to the community for anyone who is middle-school age and older.
Harding is a choreographer and dance instructor and has taught dance residentially at many competitive studios around the United States.

Saturday classes include dance techniques from 3 to 4 p.m., ballet from 4 to 5:30 p.m., tap from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and hip hop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday classes include jazz from 4 to 5 p.m., and jazz funk heels from 5 to 6 p.m. Private dance lessons with Harding can be set for one hour a week. Pricing for the classes begin at $45 per month, two classes a month for $90, three classes a month for $80, four classes a month for $70, five classes per month for $60, and all six classes a month for $50.
To sign up, email the CMS at cms@sckans.edu or online at www.sckans.edu/cms and find the registration form under the "Enroll Here" tab.



Save the Date: August 9, 2018
Cowley College will be hosting several exciting events to kick off the opening of the Sumner Campus Technology and Innovation Center in Wellington, and we would be honored to receive your presence!
August 9, 2018
  • 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm - "Legislator Look-in" - This is a time set aside for State dignitaries to take a private tour of the Technology and Innovation Center.
  • 2:00 pm - Chamber of CommerceRibbon Cutting
  • 2:15 pm - Farm Bureau Partnership Signing for the Cowley College collegiate program.
Location Specifics: The Sumner Campus is located on the south side of Highway 160 centered between Walmart and the KOA campgrounds in Wellington, KS.


2018 Purple Pack Catbacker Events

K-State Family Fun Day
Wednesday, May 23rd: 11 am - 1 pm
Wilson Park Rotunda - Arkansas City
Join K-State coaches, players and Willie the Wildcat for lunch, inflatable games and giveaways. Kids will receive a FREE lunch and K-State gift. Adult lunches will be available for $5. Exclusive auction items and ticket packages will also be featured.

Also Join Us For:
Bill Taylor Memorial Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 am
Quail Ridge Golf Course - Winfield
$100/player and includes lunch and gift
We are also looking for golf hole sponsors at $100/sponsor. This sponsorship includes your business name on a tee box and banner. If you are interested in helping us with a sponsorship or making reservations for the K-State Day and/or golf scramble they can be directed to catbackers@hotmail.com.




Want to advertise your business with 12,000 of our closest friends?

Do you have an ad you would like to share with 12,000 or more people who will be spending a week or more in Winfield? The Walnut Valley Festival Program is given to every festival goer who enters the fairgrounds, and contains general information on the featured artists and stage schedules, as well as area attractions and events. Do you offer a discount to festival attendees? What better way to get the word out than an ad in the WVF program?
Contact us at hq@wvfest.com, and we will send you our ad sizes and rates. Ad space is sold on a first-come, first served basis, and absolute deadline for program ads is June 15.



Upcoming Classes at McDonalds Sewing and Vacuum

On April 25th, Husqvarna Viking is sending one of their educators for a test drive event.  People will be able to use one of our new machines to try their hand at embroidery, quilting, applique and more. 
April 25th - Dream Big! Test Drive the Viking Designer EPIC
On April 28th, people will be able to come in and try out our new Sergers.  It will be an opportunity for them to find out what a Serger really is, and if it is something they need.
April 28th - Serger Saturday
On May 4th and 5th (same event repeated next day) our own Dalene McDonald, who is a Designs in Machine Embroidery (DIME) Inspiration Consultant, will be conducting a Design Workshop.  It is geared around embroidery and quilting.  Dalene has traveled all over the country presenting this program for DIME, and we are fortunate to have her to present it here in Cowley County.
May 4th OR May 5th - Design Workshop








Gottlob Lawn & Landscape Coupon Program

Join our 2018 Coupon Program for $25 and receive great deals and save big each month through the entire year! You'll also receive a free pot and a set of gardening gloves (pictured below)! Get started this season! Stop by our Nursery & Garden Center today and start saving.





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.
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