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Monday, September 11, 2017

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 
Keeping You Informed!

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. 

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Lunch Bites Series

The Winfield Chamber will be hosting our last presentation for the year. Cost to attend the luncheon is $10. It will be held at noon at the  Winfield Chamber office, 123 E. 9th Ave.

October 5 - State of the County
presentation by Chairman Wayne Wilt

To RSVP, email or call 221-2420. If you would like to attend the Lunch Bites presentation but do not plan to eat, please RSVP and let us know so we can be sure to have adequate seating available.

In case you missed the last presentation on the state of higher of education, here is an update on Cowley College from Dr. Dennis Rittle.

Chamber Activities This Week

Winfield Main Street Board Meeting
Monday, September 11, Noon, Chamber office

Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, September 11, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 12, Noon, Arkansas City Chamber

Winfield's BEST Bluegrass Blowout
Tuesday, September 12, 2-5:30 PM, Participating BEST businesses

Winfield Main Street Hamburger Feed & Music Crawl
Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 PM, Millington & 9th Ave.

YP Beer Garden
Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 PM, Millington & 10th Ave.

Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 13, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

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

Community Events Calendar:  

Magna Carta Traveling Exhibition
September 1-30, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

"Pickin' Parlor" at WPL
Monday, September 11, 6:30 PM, Winfield Public Library

Music Mini Fest
Tuesday, September 12, 9:00 AM, Winfield Arts & Humanities Council, 800 Gary St.

Winfield Main Street Pre-Festival Hamburger Feed & Music Crawl
Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 PM, 9th & Millington St.

Young Professionals of Cowley County Beer Garden
Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 PM, 10th & Millington St.
YP Members get their first beer FREE!

46th Annual Walnut Valley Festival
Wednesday-Sunday, September 13-17, Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Ave.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, September 16, 7:30 AM, Parking lot west of Winfield Aquatic Center


Monday - Sept 11
V G Tennis @ Maize South 3:00pm
V G Golf @ Wellington GC 3:00pm
JV Football @ Circle 5:00pm
WMS G Tennis @ Valley Center Dual 3:30pm
WMS 8th Volleyball @ Rose Hill Tri 5:00pm
WMS 7th Volleyball @ Haysville Tri 5:00pm

Tuesday- Sept 12
JV G Tennis Quad 3:00pm
V G Golf @ Newton 3:00pm
JV G Golf @ Sierra Hills GC 3:00pm
JV/V Volleyball Tri @ Circle 5:00pm
JV/V Soccer @ McPherson 6:00/7:30pm

Thursday- Sept 14
V G Tennis @ Ark City 9:00am
JV/V Cross Country @ Buhler Inv 4:30pm
FR Volleyball Quad 5:00pm
JV/V Soccer @ Ark City 5:00/6:15pm
WMS Football vs El Dorado 5:00/6:30pm
WMS Volleyball vs El Dorado 5:00/6:00pm

Friday- Sept 15
V Football @ McPherson 7:00pm
JV Soccer @ Wichita West TBA

Saturday- Sept 16
JV Soccer @ Wichita West TBA

News from Chamber Members

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Walk With WMS Students

On October 4th, WMS students and staff will be meeting at the Dollar General parking lot at 7AM to walk to school together.  We would love for community members to meet us there and help hand out healthy snacks and wristbands to students.  Also, you are invited to walk with us, as we make our way to school!  If you have any questions please email Kait Pressnall at



Soroptimist Selling Terri Lynn Nuts

Soroptimist of Winfield is again taking orders for Terri Lynn chocolate, nuts
And candy items. Prices range from $7 to $15 and will be delivered
By the first of November.  Order from any Soroptimist member
Or call Donna at 620-221-1909.  We will be accepting orders
Until September 29. Delicious and great holiday gifts.  Order now!




2017 Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse Fund is soliciting grant requests at this time.  Your request must be received in the Legacy Regional Community Foundation office located at 1216 Main Street, Winfield (KS) by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to qualify.  As updates have been made to the form, only requests using the 2017 Grant Application form will be considered.
Power of the Purse (POP) is a women's giving circle that pools donations to make grants to worthy projects. Qualified nonprofit organizations and service clubs are invited to apply.  Grants to be considered will be one-time projects or special initiatives.  Operating funds or overhead requests will not be considered.  The 2017 POP goal is to fund projects that have an immediate impact on the women and children in the Cowley County area.
Power of the Purse aims to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the community by:
  • Encouraging community within the circle and with those they serve
  • Educating and increasing awareness of local need
  • Building a network to catalyze positive change
Applicant organizations include 501c3 organizations, quasi-governmental entities, and service clubs willing to team up with a qualified organization.  Organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology will not be considered.
Questions?  Please call Legacy Regional Community Foundation at
620-221-7224 or (toll-free) 855-470-7224


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Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
123 E. 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
Ph: 620-221-2420
Fax: 620-221-2958
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