Chamber Logo

Monday, June 5, 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. 

In this issue

"Like" us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram to get the most up-to-date chamber and community information!


Like us on Facebook 

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 

Facebook Page


Like us on Facebook 

Winfield Convention and Tourism 

Facebook Page


View on Instagram 

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce



Visit the following link to sign up for text reminders  for chamber coffees, ribbon cuttings, committee meetings, merchant alerts, and MUCH MORE.  

You can always subscribe to additional groups or unsubscribe by following the link on the chamber's website,



Lunch Bites Series

The Winfield Chamber will again be hosting a series of presentations by area leaders giving updates on the community. Please mark your calendars for the following dates. Cost to attend each luncheon is $10. All are held at noon at the Winfield Chamber office, 123 E. 9th Ave.

June 8 - State of the City
presentation by City Manager, Jeremy Willmoth
Please RSVP by 5:00 PM TODAY

August 31 - State of Higher Education
presentations by Southwestern College President, Dr. Brad Andrews and Cowley College President, Dr. Dennis Rittle

October 5 - State of the County
presentation by a county commissioner

To RSVP, email or call 221-2420.



102.5 The River is offering $300 in FREE advertising to new Chamber members!!  (Some restrictions apply)

Anyone that is interested in joining the Winfield Chamber can apply on our website or stop by the office at 123 E. 9th Ave. to pick up a membership packet.


Garage Space for Rent

The Chamber's garage is available to rent. If you are interested in renting this space, please contact us at 221-2420 or

Chamber Activities This Week

YP Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 7, Noon, Shiok!, 822 Main St.

Lunch Bites: State of the City
Thursday, June 8, Noon, $10, Chamber office
Please RSVP by 5:00 PM on TODAY to

BEST Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 3:00 PM, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, June 12, 1:30 PM, Chamber office

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, Noon, Chamber office (Winfield)

Ambassador's Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 14, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

Ribbon Cutting for Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
Thursday, June 15, 10:00 AM, 109 W. 10th Ave.

YP Meet-up at 10th Annual Wings & Wheels Fly-In & Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Strother Field

Community Events Calendar:

Marquee Downtown Lunch Fundraiser
Thursday, June 8, 11:00 AM, Marquee Performing Arts Center, 1007 Main St.

SC Summer Theatre presents "The Magic School Bus"
Friday, June 9 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Saturday, June 10 @ 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM, $3/students, $5/adults, Helen Graham Little Theater, Southwestern College, 100 College St.

Winfield City Band Summer Series
Friday, June 9, 7:30 PM, Baden Square in front of Meyer Hall, 1500 E. 8th Ave.

18th Annual Cowley County Wildflower Tour
Saturday, June 10, 7:30 AM, $5, Pick up at Winfield High School, 300 N. Viking Blvd.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, June 10, 7:30-11:00 AM, Parking lot West of Winfield Aquatic Center

WRC Junebug Jog
Saturday, June 10, 8:00 AM, $15/pre-registration, $20/race day, Stewart Fieldhouse at Southwestern College campus, sign up here

Make-it, Take-it Class: Green Roof Bird House
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 AM, $55, Gottlob Lawn & Landscape Nursery & Garden Center, 5001 E. 9th Ave.

Ladies Night Out Event
Saturday, June 10, 6-9:00 PM, Gottlob Lawn & Landscape Nursery & Garden Center, 5001 E. 9th Ave.

WAHC Garden & Art Tour
Sunday, June 11, 5:00 PM, $8/advance, $10/gate, Tour begins at Island Park Peace Garden, North Main St.

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.  Pictures and/or flyers must be in a .jpeg format please.



Percussionist Thomas Burritt to Perform at Southwestern College June 15
Thomas Burritt, professor of percussion and director of percussion studies at the University of Texas-Austin, will perform at Southwestern College Thursday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. The recital will be in the Richardson Performing Arts Center (Christy Administration Building), and admission charge is $10.

Active in the creation and performance of new music for percussion, Burritt has built a reputation in chamber music as a percussion soloist and a concert marimbist. He has performed regularly at the Leigh Howard Stevens International Marimba Seminar and was a featured faculty performer at the 2007 and 2009 Zeltsman Marimba Festival. In April 2004, Burritt performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as member of the Hammers and Sticks Ensemble. Later that same year the Hammers and Sticks Ensemble released a CD on the Innova label.

Burritt has earned degrees from Ithaca College School of Music (bachelor of music in education and performance), Kent State University (master of music), and Northwestern University (doctor of musical arts).

As a percussion soloist, Burritt has been active performing percussion concertos by Maki Ishii, Steve Mackey, Joseph Schwantner, Michael Dougherty, David Maslanka, John Mackey, and James MacMillan. Burritt has recorded for guitarist Eric Johnson and recording artist David Byrne. Burritt's first solo CD recording, "All Times Identical - New American Music for Marimba," was released in November 2006. His second solo marimba recording, "Groundlines," is available in iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rdio, and Spotify. In August of 2015, Burritt released his latest recording via YouTube, featuring a video album of J. S. Bach's 5th Cello Suite performed on the marimba. In 2009 and 2016, Burritt performed on two Grammy-nominated recordings, "Conspirare in Concert" and "Pablo Neruda: The Poet Sings," both distributed world-wide on the Harmonia Mundi label.

The concert is a part of the The Cole Family Summer Music Festival, June 11-17.  The festival is a seven-day camp held at Southwestern College.  Campers study with college faculty while developing general musicianship and music skills in four areas of emphasis--choir, orchestra, band, and piano. 

For more information about the camp or the concert, contact Brittany Donley, director of camps, conferences, and events at Southwestern College, at (620) 229-6141, or visit the website at


New Bridges Program through Eagle Nest, Inc.

Hello, we would like to invite you to a ground floor opportunity to help with our program to support our community.  We will be meeting at the Chamber of Commerce on June 1st from 1pm to 3pm.  We are looking for feedback from companies and agencies just like your's.  We would like to assist job seekers to prepare and learn to be the best possible candidate for employment.  We cannot do this without the support of the community.  We value your feedback and want to hear what you are looking for in a successful employee.
 Thank you for your time and I hope to see you there June 1st 1pm at the Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. 9th.




Job/Career Fairs, Aug. - Dec. 2017
(Please confirm dates before registering)
Summer/Fall University Events:
Fort Hays State University Fall Career-Internship Fair - Hays, KS - Sept. 13, 2017
Washburn University 2017 Fall Career & Graduate School Fair - Topeka, KS - Sept. 13, 2017
Emporia State University Fall Career & Graduate School Fair - Emporia, KS - Sept. 14, 2017
Kansas State All-University Career Fair - Manhattan, KS - Sept. 19, 20, & 21, 2017
Pittsburg State University Majors Career Fair - Pittsburg, KS - Oct. 26, 2017
Kansas University Career Fairs - Lawrence, KS -
Wichita State University recruitment events - Wichita, KS -
Military/Veteran Events:
  • Get Hired! - Sept. 7, 2017 - Wichita, KS - POC - George Marko -, Phone - 316-771-6643
  • Save the Date - Statewide Job Fair (multiple locations) - March 8, 2018
  • - click on "Job Fairs" on the scrolling banner; (You can set up an employer account on the site & post your job opportunities and/or search resumes at no cost.)





Current Openings at the Award Winning Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn
  • Housekeeping $9.00 per hour 8a-4p
  • Maintenance/Rover/Public Space $9.00 per hour 8a-3p
  • Front Desk Associate $10.00 per hour 1st or 2nd shift
Send resume to or stop by the hotel at 6100 Patterson Parkway Arkansas City, KS  to fill out an application.


Leadership Southwestern Seeking Freshman Work Day Applications
Leadership Southwestern is searching for community service projects for the 26th annual Freshman Work Day, to be held Sunday, Aug. 13. 

Freshman Work Day is the final day of Southwestern orientation for the incoming freshman class.  All freshman head out into the Winfield community to work on homes and nonprofit buildings that need repair, painting, cleaning, or yardwork.  Freshman Work Day was started by the Leadership program in 1992 with the goal of establishing positive relationships between Southwestern College and the community.  Since then, all incoming freshman have spent their first day as Moundbuilders doing service for the community.

"The service work on Freshman Work Day helps new Southwestern College freshmen connect to the Winfield community as well as framing part of the school mission for students to be responsible citizens and engage in leadership through service," says Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern.

To apply or to request services for someone else, call (620) 229-6367 and leave your name and phone number.  Applications can be found online at




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