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Monday, June 11, 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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Biking Across Kansas Coming Through Winfield

Biking Across Kansas racers will be coming through Winfield this Wednesday, June 13th over the lunch hour. Businesses are encouraged to post the poster above in windows to welcome the bikers! For a printable version, click here.

Restaurants should prepare for extra customers that day!  More than 1000 riders will be coming through town and eating lunch in town on Wednesday.


Kansas Visitor Guide Listings

Businesses or events that would like to be included in the 2019 Kansas Visitor Guide need to have their forms and payment turned in to the chamber by Friday. If you have questions or need a form, please contact Megan at 221-2420 or



Dilly Dally in Cowley

For the last several summers Cowley County Tourism Alliance has organized the Cowley County Treasure Hunt which guided visitors and locals to numerous hidden treasures located across the county. This year, CCTA is putting a twist on the old favorite and has launched a new summer tourism promotion; "Dilly Dally in Cowley".

Dilly Dally in Cowley puts the treasure hunters in the driver's seat, quite literally. Throughout the summer months CCTA asks participants to photograph and post their favorite treasures to the Cowley County Tourism Facebook page. The tourism alliance will then narrow down the entries and winners will be determined by Facebook likes. The top gems from the contest will be mapped and shared to the public so everyone can seek out and enjoy a sampling of the Cowley County Treasures.

CCTA has announced three categories and posting dates for Dilly Dally in Cowley. Monuments, Memorials and Markers- May 15 through June 14; Art and Architecture-June 15 through July 14; and Foodie Favorites-July 15 through August 14. Pictures must be taken on public property in Cowley County and easily accessible. CCTA also requests that information on the entry such as location and significance be included with the Facebook post.

Full details and rules are posted on the Cowley County Tourism Facebook page or contact Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce-123 E. 9th Avenue or the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce - 106 S. Summit with questions.


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
Please RSVP by Monday, June 18th

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

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

Upcoming Chamber Activities

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

Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Lunch Bites: State of the City
Thursday, June 21, Noon, $10, Chamber office
Please RSVP to by Monday, June 18th.

Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at

June Salad Lunch
Monday, June 11, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 715 Millington

Marquee Downtown Lunch Fundraiser
Thursday, June 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, $7, Marquee PAC, 1007 Main St.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 AM, Parking Lot across from Winfield Aquatic Center

Inaugural Hometown HERO 5K
Saturday, June 16, 8:00 AM, $35 in advance, $40 day of race, Island Park, 200 Main St., Sign up here

Winfield Rotary Centennial Celebration
Saturday, June 16, 5:30 PM, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary 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.




The Kaw Lake Association, a non-profit volunteer organization, is seeking energetic person to serve as Exec Director. This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week to promote tourism in Northern Oklahoma. Skills required include experience in overall organizational management and self-motivation. Submit cover letter and resume to P. O. Box 136, Kaw City, OK 74641 by June 12, 2018.



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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P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
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