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Monday, March 12, 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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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

Winfield Main Street Committee Meeting
Monday, March 12, 11:30 AM, Chamber office

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, Noon, Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 1:00 PM, Chamber office

Ambassador Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 14, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

YP Cross Stitch Class
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 PM, $20/YP Members, $35/Non-Members, College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward St.
RSVP today

YP Lunch N' Learn: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Thursday, March 15, Noon, $5/YP Members, $10/Non-Members, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.
RSVP by Monday, March 12

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, March 19, Noon, Chamber office

Convention & Tourism Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by Harvest Christian Church
Thursday, March 22, 10:00 AM, Chamber office

Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at

Walnut Valley Farmers Market Vendor Meeting
Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 PM, Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. 9th

Vikings on Broadway
Thursday & Friday, March 15 & 16 @ 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 17 @ 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM, $5 at the door, Winfield High School Auditorium, 300 Viking Blvd


Vike-Connected Snapshot

Monday - Mar 12
Lift-a Thon @ WHS Main Gym 6:30pm

Wednesday- Mar 14
Viking Booster Club Meeting @ WHS Conference Room 6:30pm

Thursday- March 15
Vikings on Broadway 7:30pm

Friday- March 16
Vikings on Broadway 7:30pm

Saturday- March 17
Vikings on Broadway 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Viking Baseball Alumni Scrimmage 9:30am @ Broadway Sports Complex


Scholarship Opportunities
We realized we were duplicating efforts with this section, as the school district has already compiled a list of area scholarships. This will be the last newsletter with this section included.

A complete list of available scholarships can be found at
Cowley County Farm Bureau

We have a $1000 essay application open to Cowley County Farm Bureau members.   The selected winning essayist will be receive a check for $1000 that can be used towards any college or technical school expenses.  Completed essays and the application are due April 27th by close of business day.


Winfield Rotary Club

Qualifications for Applicants:
  1. Recipients shall be residents of Winfield or the surrounding rural area at the time of application.
  2. Students must be of good character and ability.
  3. A grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.
  4. A demonstration of "need" will be considered, but not necessarily be a determining factor in the selection.
  5. No restrictions are made regarding gender, race, or religion.


Winfield Arts & Humanities Council Art Scholarships

Winfield Arts & Humanities Council Art Scholarship
Requirements: must be majoring in visual arts, writing, or drama
Due date for application: March 31, 2018  

Winfield Arts & Humanities Council Music Scholarship
Requirements: must be majoring in music or dance
Due date for application: March 31, 2018

Sue Jean Covacevich Art Scholarship
Requirements: must be majoring in visual arts
Due date for application: March 31, 2018


Purple Pack Cat Backers Scholarship

  •          Must be a high school senior who is planning to attend Kansas State University.
Application Requirements:
  •          Typed Essay explaining why you chose Kansas State University, your educational plans and any other information you want to share with our committee.
  •          One letter of character reference.
  •          Copy of current transcript.
  •          Deadline April 15th.  Applications must be postmarked by this date.
Click here for application


Soroptimist International of Winfield- Almedia Greever Scholarships

Soroptimist International of Winfield is offering two - $1,000.00 Almedia Greever Scholarships this year.  Applicants must be female graduates of Winfield High School and have completed at least 24 hours from an accredited institution. For an application or information, please contact chairman Roxann Taylor at 620-262-7873.  Deadline for submitting applications is May 15, 2018.


Viking Booster Club Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships available 

             1. Applican must be a senior in good standing currently attending Winfield
                   High School.          
             2. Applicant must have participated in 2 activities and/or 2 sports for a
                   minimum of 2 consecutive years.          
             3. Applicant must be planning to attend a post secondary program.
                   (Verification of this will be necessary for scholarship winners.)  


Legacy Regional Community Foundation Scholarships

Legacy Community Foundation offers several LOCAL scholarships worth over $10,000. Check out our website at  on the Apply for Funding tab/Scholarships to see a complete list of scholarships available. Guidelines and applications are available to view and submit. Deadline for submission is March 23rd. 

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.





Best Western Plus Seeking Assistant General Manager

Have you ever desired to be in a leadership position but maybe haven't ever had the opportunity? If so, let us know why you might want to take on a leadership role at our award winning hotel.

We are currently looking to add another member to our leadership team who will supervise 5-9 other employees. Assistant General Manager.

Email or call 620-307-6767




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:



Senior Portfolio Interviews

This year's senior portfolio interviews will take place on the evenings of Tuesday, April 17; Wednesday, April 18; and Thursday, April 19  from 5:00-9:00 p.m. each evening.  Business professionals and community members are needed to help form the interview teams.  If you are willing to help on one or multiple evenings mentioned above, please follow this link to fill out the volunteer form .
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out.

Portfolio information: 
All of this year's portfolios are digital!   
One of the benefits of the digital medium is that the portfolio(s) can be viewed prior to interview from the comfort of your own home or office.  You will no longer need to go to the District Office ahead of time or be at the interview location early to view the portfolios.  Once interview teams are set, you will be emailed links to the portfolios belonging to the 3-4 seniors you will interview, and you can view them any time at your convenience.  




Winfield Elks Charitable Fund taking applicants

The Winfield Elks Charitable Fund of Legacy Regional Community Foundation provides funding to Winfield (KS) area charitable projects and programming that helps children grow up health and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and/or honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.  The Fund is pleased to announce a request for proposals.  Successful project applications for the Winfield Elks Charitable Fund grant will carry out the same intended objectives.  The project or programming must serve the Winfield (KS) area.

Each applicant is eligible to apply for one (1) 2018 Winfield Elks Charitable Fund grant up to $5,000.  The deadline for submitting completed applications is March 30, 2018.  Detailed information is available at .


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, March 15, 2018
12:00 Noon
2120 E. 9th, Winfield, KS  
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




Medical Loan Closet Seeking New Location

The Medical Loan Closet, which has been housed at Grace Episcopal Church annex for the last four years needs to find a new home - soon! The Closet is a non-profit ministry staffed entirely by volunteers. The Closet loans durable medical equipment at no charge to anyone in need. The space needs to be at least 700 square feet and either on the ground floor or with elevator access. If you have any ideas for this space,  please call or email Cheri Baer, 221-3678 or






The Military Hometown Heroes of Winfield Banner Project is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor Winfield residents and their family members who are serving, have served, or have given their life to our country in the United States Armed Forces. Each banner will be in honor of a specific Winfield service person and will include their name, branch of service and photo. Banners will be displayed in the square of the Winfield Memorial Park on Armed Forces Day and the month of November to both celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.

The Hometown Heroes banners will be displayed at the Memorial Park square at the initial start of this program and as the project expands the banners will be placed in other common community areas within our town, such as 9th and Main street. (All banner locations shall be determined solely by the banner committee.)
The Hometown Heroes Banners are purchased by the family members or the individual veteran. The cost of each banner is $150 and includes the design, production and shipping. $160 is for the pole hardware that includes, 2 poles, 2 clamps and 2 steel straps. $7.00 will be added for the administration fee. Totaling $317.  Only one Veteran per banner side. So if you have multiple Veterans you may put one Veteran on one side and the other on the other side. 
The banners will be used twice a year for the next four years. At the end of the 4th year the family will be notified that their term is up and they will have the option of purchasing a new banner and continue with another 4 years or opt out and keep their banner.  When they opt out we will mail their banner back to them for the family to do what they wish.
Businesses or individuals at any time may donate any amount of monies to help other Veterans that are unable to purchase their own banner.  They may also sponsor an individual Veteran.
Please Fill out the information below:
Family/ Name of applicant__________________________________ 
Applicant address___________________________________
Applicant phone___________________________ 
Applicant email___________________________ 
Veterans Name_____________________________________ Veterans Military Branch____________ Rank (if known)____________________ 
Years of service (if known)__________ War Served (if served in War)____________________________
There is room at the bottom of the banner for general information. 2 lines, 21 characters each including spaces.(Military information only) Example: if they served in multiple branches or an exemplary medal, such as purple heart... etc 
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You will need to submit a picture and payment by March 31st, 2018 . Pictures must be in Military Uniform and in a high quality digital form (preferably 300 or higher DPI). If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture and self addressed envelope to Tammy Carrasco at 1521 Main Street and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in the envelope you provided in an appropriate time frame. Please return ALL forms to Tammy Carrasco at 1521 Main Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Payments need to be made in cash or check, payable to Legacy/Veterans Banner Project.


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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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