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Monday, June 4, 2018

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 
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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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Business Appreciation Month Reception this Thursday
at Wheat State Wine Co. - please RSVP


Chamber Seeking Office Manager

This position performs a variety of administrative and accounting duties. This is a front line position with a high degree of contact with the public, chamber members and people from outside the community. Duties include: accounts payable and accounts receivable, maintaining databases, website maintenance, oversight of office management, and helping with special projects and events as needed.  Requires excellent skills in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, public relations, written and verbal communication, and website maintenance.  Knowledge of the Winfield community is a plus.  Up to 40 hours a week with some evenings and weekends.  Salary range depends on qualifications.  Job applications available at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. 9th Avenue or online at  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Paint the Town

May 31 and June 1 marked the first Paint the Town event in seven years!  The Rotary Youth Leadership Camp brought more than 40 helpers downtown for painting and cleaning projects.  Another 12 community volunteers signed up to help.

The Winfield Main Street Committee would like to thank our Paint the Town volunteers, Mumford Contracting, M.A.C. Services, and Aaron's Sales & Lease for making this year's event a success! 10 businesses in the downtown district were touched up during the two-day event. 



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.

June 21  
State of City of Winfield
presented by Mayor Greg Thompson
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce

July 18
New Luncheon!  - State of William Newton Hospital
presented by Ben Quinton
WNH Physicians Pavilion

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.


Chamber Activities This Week

CCTA Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 11:30 PM, Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, 711 N. Main St.

YP Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 6, Noon, Shindigs Bar & Grill, 500 Main St.

Chamber Dinner & Auction Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 7, 11:30 AM, Chamber office

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Winfield Main Street Committee Meeting
Monday, June 11, 11:30 AM, Chamber office

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, Noon, Winfield Chamber

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 PM, Chamber office

Ambassador's Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 13, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, June 9, 7:30 AM, Parking Lot across from Winfield Aquatic Center

Junebug Jog
Saturday, June 9, 8:00 AM, $15 in advance, $20 on race day, Warren Avenue at Southwestern College Stewart Fieldhouse,  Sign up here

CCHSM "Voices from the Past - Civil War Era" Cemetery Tour
Saturday, June 9 - 2:00 or 4:00 PM, June 10 - 2:00 PM, $10, Union-Graham Cemetery

UNCORK the MUSIC CONCERT SERIES: Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy
Saturday, June 9, 7:00 PM, $20 per car, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.

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.


Walnut Valley Festival looking for Merchants to take part in Feisty's Treasure Hunt

Walnut Valley Festival is looking for area merchants who would like to take part in our second annual Feisty's Treasure Hunt. Last year, we kept our treasure hunt down at the fairgrounds. This year, we would like to start a little earlier (before Festival starts, even), and include Winfield businesses in the game. Any businesses who are interested in taking part will be asked to contribute in-kind prizes, to be included in collective prizes to the top 3 teams who complete the treasure hunt.

This is not the typical scavenger hunt, in that we will not be asking treasure hunters to bring actual items to a finish line. Rather, those who figure out the clues will need to visit the site, monument or business indicated by the clue, and then scan a QR code located somewhere there. Those who successfully find all of the codes will solve a puzzle and can then present the completed puzzle in order to claim a prize--first, second or third place.

Contact us at , to get your business involved. We'll start the hunt on Saturday, September 8, so your business must be open that day. Minimum prize value for donation is $50, and deadline for getting your business involved is June 22.









Sponsors Needed for Dog Park Trap Shoot Fundraiser

Bailey's Barking Dog Park is hosting a Trap Shoot at DuckCreek Gun Club 11524 101st Rd Winfield on Saturday, July 7, 2018 to raise money in support of the Dog Park to be located at Black Creek Park. Plans are well under way and we believe this event will be well-attended.  We hope that your company would consider helping.

Sponsorship levels are as follows:

  • Presenting Sponsor - $500----Logo & Name on Lg. Banner
  • ______________________
  • Event Sponsor - $250 ---- Name on small Banner
  • 16 yard________________
  • Handicap_______________
  • Knockout_______________
  • Side___________________
  • Post Sponsor - $100 --Yard sign
  • 1._____________________
  • 2._____________________
  • 3._____________________
  • 4._____________________
  • 5._____________________

If you are able to contribute, please make your check payable to Legacy Foundation and write " Baileys dog park" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Legacy Foundation, PO Box 713,  WInfield, Ks.


Bailey Haunschild




William Newton Hospital Presents
"Chip in for Children" Golf Tournament
benefitting CASA of Cowley County
June 22, 2018 at the Winfield Country Club
Four man scramble (Two flights)
Registration $400.00 per team ($100 per player)
Prizes awarded for each flight!
Paid Registration due by: June 19, 2018
Team check-in begins at 9;00am
Shotgun start at 10:00am
For more information contact Caroline Kaufman (620) 222-1618 or Linda Groth (580) 491-8182.
All proceeds help CASA volunteers provide a voice for abused and neglected children involved in the court system in Cowley County.

Click here for registration form



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County Seeking Council Members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County are currently looking for members that might be interested in serving on our Community Leadership Council.  We meet on the 4th Monday Bi-monthly and currently have 9 positions filled with room for 6 more.  Responsibilities are helping with recruiting and fundraising.  If someone is interested, please contact Debi Clark @ 620-221-7766 or email  


Winfield Soroptmist Cookbooks For Sale

$20 each - over 400 recipes. Contact any Soroptimist member to get yours today.


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.




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