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Monday, December 11, 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. 

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Customers who shop local this holiday season can post a picture of their shopping experience on Facebook or Instagram using #ShopWinfield to be entered into a drawing to win $100 in Chamber Checks! The post's privacy setting must be set to "public." Drawing will take place on Friday, December 22nd at the Winfield Chamber.



Be a Chamber Coffee Host!

Hosting a Chamber Coffee is a great way to introduce your business or organization to other chamber members. Hosts can either invite members to their location or set up in the chamber office. Also, an article about the coffee host is featured in our monthly Enterprise newsletter. 

Coffees are hosted every 4th Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM. 
A coffee sponsorship is $200.

Available months in 2018:

If you would like to host a Chamber Coffee, please contact Megan at or call 221-2420.


We have more Sampler T-shirts!

We have ordered our last batch of the final Kansas Sampler Festival T-shirts and we are selling them for $12 each ($14 for sizes 3XL & 4XL). If you would like to purchase a shirt, stop the chamber office. We will accept cash and check.


Chamber Checks

Chamber Checks can be spent at any of our 282 Chamber members! They make great gifts and ensure that your money stays local! Order yours today!



Chamber Activities This Week

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, Noon, Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 3:00 PM, Chamber office

Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 13, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

Ribbon Cutting for Luigi's Italian Restaurant
Thursday, December 14, 11:00 AM, 124 E. 9th Ave.

Ribbon Cutting for RCB Bank
Friday, December 15, 11:00 AM, 900 Main

BEST Holiday Giveaway Drawing
Friday, December 15, Winfield Chamber

Upcoming Chamber Activities

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

Chamber Coffee hosted by Union State Bank & Cumbernauld Village
Thursday, December 21, 10:00 AM, Cumbernauld Village, 716 N. Tweed

Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at

Winfield Isle of Lights
November 19-December 30, Open nightly 6-10:00 PM, Island Park

Winfield's BEST Holiday Giveaway
November 18-December 14, Participating BEST businesses

CMS Winter Recitals
Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 PM, Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College, 100 College St.

Blood Drive @ Angels Care Home Health
Thursday, December 14, 9:00 AM, 908 Main St.

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

Santa Claus visits Health Department
Thursday, December 14, 1:30-3:00 PM, City-County Health Department, 320 E. 9th, Suite B

RCB Bank Open House
Friday, December 15, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 900 Main St.

USB Open House
Friday, December 15, 2-4:00 PM, Union State Bank, 823 Main St. & 2100 Pike Rd.

The Nutcracker performed by The Edge Performing Arts Center
Saturday, December 16, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM, $10/Adults, $5/Children, Richardson Performing Arts Center, Southwestern College, 100 College
Tickets available at the Winfield Chamber

WNMH & WRC Candy Cane 2-Mile Family Run & Hunt
Saturday, December 16, 3:00 PM, $20/Adult, $10/Kids, Broadway Sports Complex, 2200 Broadway St., Register Online

The Farm at Quail Valley Open House
Saturday, December 16, 6-10:00 PM, The Farm at Quail Valley, 9315 194th Dr.

Christmas Concert @ The Barns
Sunday, December 17, 4:00 PM, The Barns @ Timber Creek, 14704 91st Rd.


Vike-Connected Snapshot

Monday - Dec 11
WMS G Basketball vs El Dorado 5:00pm
WMS B Basketball @ El Dorado 5:00pm
V B Swimming @ Campus Inv (Meet held at Wichita South HS) 4:00pm

Tuesday- Dec 12
WHS G/B Basketball @ Augusta, FR G/B 4:15pm, JV B/V G 6:00pm, JV G/V B 7:45pm
WMS/WHS Orchestra Concert 7:30pm WHS Auditorium

Thursday- Dec 14
WMS B Basketball vs Mulvane 5:00pm
WMS G Basketball @ Mulvane 5:00pm
JV/V Wrestling Dual @ El Dorado 6:00pm
WMS 6th Grade Band Concert 7:30pm WHS Commons

Friday- Dec 15
WHS G/B Basketball @ McPherson, FR G/B 4:00pm, JV B/V G 6:00pm, JV G/V B 7:45pm
Debate Regionals TBA

Saturday- Dec 16
V Wrestling @ Bishop Carroll Inv. 8:00am
JV Wrestling @ Rose Hill Inv. 8:30am
JV G/B Basketball @ Newton 9:00am
Debate Regionals TBA

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.


Do you need a little extra motivation to keep active during this busy time of year? Do you need simple exercises you can do quickly...anywhere?
If you answered 'YES' to either of these questions, Healthways of William Newton Hospital has got you covered! Join in on our '12 Days of Fitmas' exercise circuit. Start 'fitmassing' by December 13 to get this accumulative workout routine in before Christmas. 
P.S. We'd love to see you working it! Post your favorite exercise with the hashtag  #WNH12DaysofFitmas , and be sure to Like William Newton Hospital on Facebook





Bank of the West Branch Manager Position Open

What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members-they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values-straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity - an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines - Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Branch Manager

Job Description Summary

Branch Manager is a results-oriented leader with an established track record of success.  Can illustrate effective leadership strategies and tactics to drive results.  Effectively balances needs of the organization, the team members, and our clients.
Generally responsible for the sales/service activities, marketing plan, operating budget, profitability and operational integrity of the branch.  Provides overall leadership for the branch.  Understands, communicates and works to achieve the mission of the Bank.  Level assignment is based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to: scope and complexity of responsibility, market area, size of office, experience and expertise of manager.

Essential Job Functions
1.     Ensures that the branch sales/service supports the overall corporate objective to provide superior service. Participates in selling Bank products and providing excellent customer service.
2.     Plans, implements, and manages the operating and capital budgets to maximize branch profitability.
3.     Directs branch business development through outside calls, in-branch selling, telemarketing, branch campaigns, and targeted direct mailing. Develops and manages an annual branch marketing plan with specific goals.
4.     Ensures expansion of customer relationships through branch cross-selling activities.
5.     Manages the branch portfolio for optimum performance.
6.     Promotes staff development through training, cross-training, and career planning. Trains staff in the area of customer service, sales, operations, and Bank products. Ensures that ongoing sales and product service training is provided.
7.     Participates in events that demonstrate support for the community and increase business opportunities for the Bank. Ensures compliance with CRA outreach programs.
8.     Performs other duties as assigned.

  •          Bachelor's Degree  - Preferred
  •          Understands basic management approaches such as work scheduling, prioritizing, coaching and process execution. Typically requires broad job knowledge of technical or operational practices within assigned discipline.
  •          Requires 5-7 years minimum prior relevant experience.
  •          Complete knowledge of sales, branch banking and consumer lending
  •          Working knowledge of the Bank's products (i.e., deposits, cash management, loans and other fee income generating products).
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law.   Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.
Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.


25th Anniversary Winfield Isle of Lights T-shirts for Sale

Long-sleeve navy blue T-shirts are available for purchase at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce or at the Isle of Lights gate house.

Youth Sizes: $10
Adult Sizes Small to XL: $15
Adult Sizes 2XL to 4XL: $18

Cash or check only.


Green Team Southwestern Plans E-Waste Recycling Event for Feb. 6
The Green Team of Southwestern College will again collaborate with Grace United Methodist Church and the City of Winfield for an e-waste recycling event from 3 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Barn #4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The Green Team will be accepting all electronics free of charge except for CRT TVs and monitors. For CRT TVs and monitors, there will be a $5 charge per unit.

"If you are giving or receiving new electronic devices for Christmas this year, set aside your old devices until early February," says Jason Speegle, director of Green Team Southwestern.

Businesses and individuals may bring items to the event. GON Recycling will collect the items and process them for recycling. GON Recycling guarantees 100 percent security on all hard drives and customer information. They are e-Stewards, R2 and ISO 14001 Certified.




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.


Sears Holiday Drawings

We will be drawing a boy and girl name for a stocking (with all the goodies inside) and also for two stockings with tools inside.  No purchase necessary to register for any of these items.  We are also having a drawing for a double basketball game that is set up in our window.  Anyone who spends $50 in the store between now and Dec 14 will receive a chance to win the basketball game.  All of these drawings will take place on Dec 15 at 912 Main St.







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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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