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Monday, April 16, 2018

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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Winfield Main Street Flower Basket Sales

Order forms are available at the chamber, can be printed by clicking the picture above, or orders can also be submitted online at: 


Businesses - if you would like to participate in the Spring Music Crawl by having a performer in front of your business, please fill out this form and return it to the Chamber by Friday, April 27th.

2018 Chamber 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 Monday, April 23

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.


The Cowley County Service Alliance held its first meeting on Feb. 8 with more than 70 attending.  The mission of the group is to create community growth through coordinated efforts in service and philanthropy for a larger collective impact.

CCSA is asking clubs, organizations, civic groups, and non-profits who would like to be involved to complete the CCSA organization  submission form.

Contact the Winfield Chamber with questions.

Chamber Activities This Week

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, April 16, Noon, Chamber office

Ribbon Cutting for Shindigs Bar & Grill
Wednesday, April 18, 10:45 AM, Shindigs Bar & Grill, 500 Main St.

Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 18, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

YP High Ropes Challenge Course
Sunday, April 22, 1:30 PM, $10/Members, $15/Non-members, Camp Horizon, 30811 Horizon Dr., Arkansas City

Upcoming Chamber Activities

CCTA Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 11:30 PM, 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
Please RSVP by Monday, April 23 to

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

Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at

WCT presents "The True Tale of Robin Hood"
Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21, 27 & 28 @ 7:30 PM, Sunday, April 22 @ 2:00 PM, $10, Winfield Community Theatre, 1500 E. 8th Ave.
Tickets available at the door or in advance at the Winfield Chamber, 123 E. 9th Ave.

Vietnam War Veteran Memoir Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 AM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Kansas Soundscapes Winner Performances
Saturday, April 21, 3:30 PM, College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward St.

Saturday, April 21, Doors @ 7:00 PM, Show @ 8:00 PM, $20/carload, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.

WPL Community Conversation: Vietnam War
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 PM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

Mother/Daughter Luau
Sunday, April 22, 5:00 PM, $5, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.
Tickets can be purchased at the Winfield Recreation Commission, 624 College St.


Vike-Connected Snapshot

Monday - April 16
JV/V Baseball @ Wellington 4:00pm
JV/V Softball @ Wellington 4:30pm
V G Soccer vs Buhler 5:45pm
WMS Golf @ Ponca City 9:00am
WMS B Track @ Derby Inv. 3:30pm

Tuesday- April 17
JV B Golf @ Ark City TBA
JV B Tennis @ Goddard 3:00pm
V G Swimming @ Wichita West 4:00pm
JV Track Quad 4:15pm
WMS Boys Golf @ Quail Ridge 9:00am
WMS Track Quad @ Valley Center 3:30pm

Wednesday- April 18
WMS Golf @ Sierra Hills 10:00am

Thursday- April 19
JV B Golf @ Derby CC 3:00pm
V B Tennis @ Riverside Tennis Center 3:00pm
WMS B Tennis Inv 9:00am
WMS B Team Golf @ Augusta Inv 1:30pm
KSHSAA Large Group State Music Festival @ WHS

Friday- April 20
V Track @ Clearwater 3:00pm
V G Soccer @ Valley Center 6:00pm
V B Golf @ Ark City Inv 3:00pm
V B Tennis Inv 3:00pm

Saturday- April 21
V G Swimming @ Wichita Swim Club 1:00pm


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.


McDonald's Sewing and Vacuum offering several classes this Spring

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



SC Artists' Reception Scheduled for Wednesday, April 18
An artists' reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the President's Art Gallery located in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center at Southwestern College. An exhibit of student artwork is on display until May 7.

The students in classes taught by Martha Fitzwater are exhibiting acrylic, oil, watercolor, and drawings. Students in classes taught by Mike Fell are exhibiting ceramics and stained glass. Student photography is on exhibit in the President's Gallery with additional photographs on display in Pounds Lounge in the student center.

The galleries are open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Eagle Nest Classes Starting April 16

Bridges/F.L.I.T.E. classes will begin  Monday April 16. Eagle Nest Inc. in coordination with DCF has once again put together a set of classes designed to improve the well-being of people living in poverty and strengthen families.  The extensive life skill and job preparation classes help people become more employable by  providing personally tailored hands-on classes.  Eagle Nest aims to help families identify problems and gain opportunities to reach their full potential. Some of the classes being offered are Goal Setting, Anger Management, Get A Job, Budgeting, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, Interview Techniques, and Time Management.  We have some new teachers joining the program this time and are excited about the future of this program!  Anyone who would like to participate come to orientation on April 16th.



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, 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.









Gottlob 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 above)! Get started this season! Stop by our Nursery & Garden Center today and start saving.

Save the date! Join us for a relaxing evening outside full of food, drinks and DIY Classes! So grab a friend and come on out for a fun night!   From cute containers and fairy gardens to helpful garden tips, these garden art projects and practical DIYs will enhance any backyard/home! Classes include:
- Succulent Wine Corks
- Mini Succulent Pots
- Fairy Garden
- Painting Class
- Wooden flower/herb box
- Water features
- Planting basics
- Painted rocks

Luciano's  Italian Food Truck
Bottle Service  will have a great selection of drinks (wine & beer)
Little Lion Ice Cream  homemade ice cream








Need extra housing? Whole apartment available for nightly, weekly, or longer stays next to Southwestern College, College Hill Coffee, and Grace Methodist Church.
New signups to Airbnb can use this URL for $40 credit:




Mosaic in LOCATION invites you to attend a free, one-hour tour of our mission and hear stories from the people we support, their families and our staff. FREE LUNCH TO GO provided! 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:00 Noon
2120 E. 9th, Winfield, KS
Thursday, May 17, 2018
12:00 Noon
2120 E. 9th, Winfield, KS  
For your reservation, please contact:
Nancy Maier, Community Relations Officer








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123 E. 9th Avenue
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Winfield, KS 67156
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