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Monday, December 4, 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.


Notary Services Available

Did you know?
We have notary service available for our Chamber Members! 
Call the office at 221-2420 to check for availability.


Volunteer Office Help Needed

The Chamber is seeking individuals that would be willing to cover the office from time to time. Duties would include answering the phone, helping any visitors, and occasionally selling tickets or merchandise.

Please let us know if we can put you on our call list!


Chamber Activities This Week

Winfield Main Street Revitalization Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 PM, Chamber office

Ribbon Cutting for Agora Architectural Design
Thursday, December 7, 10:00 AM, 800 Main Place, upper level

YP Christmas Party
Thursday, December 7, 6:00 PM, Winfield Country Club, 2916 Country Club Rd.
Please RSVP by tomorrow to

Winfield Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 9, 6:30 PM, Main Street Between 10th & 17th

Winfield Main Street Holiday Home Tour
Sunday, December 10, 1:30 PM, Four Featured Homes
Tickets available at Bradbury Kitchen & Home, Graves Drug, Timber Creek Floral, Winfield Chamber, or any of the featured homes on the day of the tour

Upcoming Chamber Activities

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

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

CHC presents 11th Annual Christmas Jazz
Friday, December 8, 7:00 PM, College Hill Coffee, 403 College St.

Santa Claus visits Graves Drug
Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM - Noon, 905 Main

Second Saturday Sensory Free Play
Saturday, December 9, 10:30 AM, Winfield Public Library, 605 College

Grandview UMC Christmas in the Country
Saturday, December 9, 1-5:00 PM & Sunday, December 10, Noon-3:00 PM, 9044 111th Rd.

CNB&T Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 9, 5:15-6:15 PM, 1112 Main

Winfield Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade: Storybook Christmas
Saturday, December 9, 6:30 PM, Main Street between 17th & 10th

Winfield Main Street's Holiday Home Tour
Sunday, December 10, 1:30 PM, Four Featured Homes


Vike-Connected Snapshot

Monday - Dec 4
WMS B Basketball vs Wellington 5:00pm
WMS G Basketball @ Wellington 5:00pm
WHS Jazz Band Concert 7:30pm

Tuesday- Dec 5
WHS Scholars Bowl Inv. 4:15pm

Thursday- Dec 7
V Boys Swimming @ Newton 1:30pm
WMS G Basketball vs Ark City 5:00pm
WMS B Basketball @ Ark City 5:00pm
JV/V Wrestling Dual vs Augusta 6:00pm

Friday- Dec 8
WHS G/B Basketball vs Clearwater, FR G/B 4:15pm, JV B/V G 6:00pm, V B 7:45pm 
(No JV Girls)
(Baseball Team Dinner Fundraiser, Pulled Pork, baked beans, pasta salad, drink $5.00)
V Boys Swimming @ El Dorado 4:00pm

Saturday- Dec 9
V Wrestling @ Wellington Inv. 9:00am

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.



Amanda McKimson New Registrar at Southwestern
Amanda McKimson has been selected as the registrar at Southwestern College.

"We are so fortunate to have Amanda as our new registrar," says Ross Peterson-Veatch, vice president for academic affairs.  "She has the right mix of wisdom and experience for the current work we are doing in academic administration.  Her perspective on academic records has been shaped by her time in the registrar's offices of both a small Kansas college and a large public university, and that gives her a unique view of our options in addressing any policy and procedure issues that come up.  And her warm personality and great sense of humor are a great gift to both her office and to SC."

McKimson comes to Southwestern after serving as the associate registrar at Wichita State University.  She has also been the academic support coordinator at Tabor College, a resident director at Sterling College, and a director of TRIO Student Support Services at Barton County Community College.

"I am so excited to be here at Southwestern College and look forward to serving students, faculty, and staff," McKimson says.  "My husband and I moved to Winfield about a year ago to be closer to family and we absolutely love Winfield."

McKimson earned her undergraduate degree from Sterling College and a master of science in leadership  from Southwestern. 



Angels Care is happy to announce that we are hosting a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday December 14th from 9:00am-3:00pm. The Blood Mobile will park in front of our office at 908 Main Street and will take donations throughout the day by appointment.  If you (or your staff) are interested in donating please contact the office to set up a time to donate.

We will also be conducting a Chili Cookoff here at the office, so you will be able to eat and vote on your favorite chili!
Please consider joining us for this fun event! More information is available on our Facebook Page at


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.

Help Needed at Isle of Lights Front Gate

Volunteers are needed to work the front gate for the following dates:

December 24 - 8-10 PM
December 25 - 8-10 PM
December 28 - 8-10 PM

If you would like to fill one of these shifts, please contact Ruth Parman at 620-218-2416.


On December 7 from 5:30-8 pm, Maurices will be hosting other local businesses during a holiday event! ReJuvv Spa, Timber Creek Floral & Gifts and The Beehive salon will all be represented. There will be giveaways for the first 50 people who attend. Gifts for the first 20 to spend $150. And other special perks for maurices shoppers! This is just a fun event featuring a few different types of businesses to get everyone geared up for their holiday shopping. 


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.



Nutcracker tickets are available for sale NOW!!! Come by Cutting Edge Custom Tees at 211 East 9th, The Edge Performing Arts Centre at 217 East 9th, Felt's Oil Company at 221 East 9th, and the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 123 East 9th to get yours!!

You can also find one of the Edge dancers and buy tickets directly from them!!

Tickets may also be purchased by phone; call (620)402-0233 or (620)229-9300.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. The show is December 16th, 2017 at Southwestern' s Richardson Performing Arts Centre. Showtimes are 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm with a special performance by the Viking Voices a half hour before each show.



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.


KPM Jingle Bell Rock Hunt

(More prizes added daily)











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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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