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Monday, June 26, 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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Winfield Chamber Administrative Assistant Megan Beeson and her husband Terry welcomed a beautiful baby girl on June 15!  Please join us in sending them good wishes with a card shower for Eliana Hope!  

We will be gathering all cards into a gift basket to take to the Beeson's.
 If you would like to include a card, please bring it by the chamber by 5:00 pm today, Monday, June 26.


Lunch Bites Series

The Winfield Chamber will again be hosting a series of presentations by area leaders giving updates on the community. Please mark your calendars for the following dates. Cost to attend each luncheon is $10. All are held at noon at the Winfield Chamber office, 123 E. 9th Ave.

August 31 - State of Higher Education
presentations by Southwestern College President, Dr. Brad Andrews and Cowley College President, Dr. Dennis Rittle

October 5 - State of the County
presentation by a county commissioner

To RSVP, email or call 221-2420. If you would like to attend a Lunch Bites presentation but do not plan to eat, please RSVP and let us know so we can be sure to have adequate seating available.


102.5 The River is offering $300 in FREE advertising to new Chamber members!!  (Some restrictions apply)

Anyone that is interested in joining the Winfield Chamber can apply on our website or stop by the office at 123 E. 9th Ave. to pick up a membership packet.


Garage Space for Rent

The Chamber's garage is available to rent. If you are interested in renting this space, please contact us at 221-2420 or

Chamber Activities This Week

Chamber Dinner & Auction Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 27, 12:00 PM, Chamber office

YP Industry Tour
Thursday, June 29, Noon, Twin Rivers Development Support (Strother Field)
RSVP's Due today by 5:00 pm

Convention & Tourism Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

YP Meet-up at the Ark City Art and Music Crawl
Thursday, June 29, downtown Ark City

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, July 4

Community Events Calendar:

FREE Skate on the River
Thursday, June 29, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

SC Summer Theatre Festival presents "Big Fish"
Friday, June 30, 7:30 PM, , Saturday, July 1, 7:30 PM and Sunday, July 2, 2:00 PM, Richardson Performing Arts Center, Southwestern College, 100 College St.

Winfield City Band Summer Concert Series
Friday, June 30, 7:30 PM, Baden Square Lawn in front of Meyer Hall, 1500 E. 8th Ave.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, July 1, 7:30-11:00 AM, Winfield Aquatic Center parking lot, Southwest of Island Park entrance

Vietnam Veterans Rendezvous
Sunday, July 3 - Monday, July 5

4th of July Celebration - "American Pride"
Winfield Fairgrounds

5:30 - 7:30 PM           American Legion Cook out and Games
6:30 - 7:30 PM           Musical performance by Utility Bill
8:00                            Opening Ceremonies
8:05                            Invocation
8:10                            Pledge of Allegiance/ Presentation of Colors
8:15                            Presentation of School Artwork Winners
8:30 to Dusk               Winfield Municipal Band
Dark                            Fireworks
Sunset is set for 8:54 PM

News from Chamber Members

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The Winfield Soroptimist Club is selling cookbooks at a cost of only $20.  There are over 450 recipes included.
Books may be purchased at the Winfield Union State Bank at 9th and Main.


Marquee Begins Peaches Sales
Marquee Performing Arts Center has begun taking pre-orders for renowned western slope Palisade, Colorado peaches.  "Area response was fantastic the last two years and the peaches were just flawless and delicious," said Marquee Peaches Coordinator Gary McCutcheon.  "Our grower says the peach crop looks great again, and our goal is to sell 1,000 boxes."
Peaches will again be obtained from Noland Orchards, one of Palisade's premier growers.  The peaches will be delivered in a refrigerated truck and arrive in Winfield on August 3.  Pickup will once again be at the west doors of the Winfield Community Center, Baden Square, 700 Gary St., from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. on August 3 and from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on August 4.  To place orders, please contact Gary McCutcheon at 620-218-6516.  Information will also be placed on the Marquee Performing Arts Center Facebook page and on the website at .  The last day to order is July 25.
Marquee, Inc., is a 501c3 non-profit effort.  The mission is two-fold in nature:  first, to preserve and restore the former Winfield Fox Theatre building on Main Street; second, to offer a multi-purpose facility that provides entertainment, education, and cultural events for our community.  Profits from peaches sales will go towards the 2017 goal of developing a complete set of architectural drawings and construction documents for the Marquee renovation process.






Job/Career Fairs, Aug. - Dec. 2017
(Please confirm dates before registering)
Summer/Fall University Events:
Fort Hays State University Fall Career-Internship Fair - Hays, KS - Sept. 13, 2017
Washburn University 2017 Fall Career & Graduate School Fair - Topeka, KS - Sept. 13, 2017
Emporia State University Fall Career & Graduate School Fair - Emporia, KS - Sept. 14, 2017
Kansas State All-University Career Fair - Manhattan, KS - Sept. 19, 20, & 21, 2017
Pittsburg State University Majors Career Fair - Pittsburg, KS - Oct. 26, 2017
Kansas University Career Fairs - Lawrence, KS -
Wichita State University recruitment events - Wichita, KS -
Military/Veteran Events:
  • Get Hired! - Sept. 7, 2017 - Wichita, KS - POC - George Marko -, Phone - 316-771-6643
  • Save the Date - Statewide Job Fair (multiple locations) - March 8, 2018
  • - click on "Job Fairs" on the scrolling banner; (You can set up an employer account on the site & post your job opportunities and/or search resumes at no cost.)




Leadership Southwestern Seeking Freshman Work Day Applications
Leadership Southwestern is searching for community service projects for the 26th annual Freshman Work Day, to be held Sunday, Aug. 13. 

Freshman Work Day is the final day of Southwestern orientation for the incoming freshman class.  All freshman head out into the Winfield community to work on homes and nonprofit buildings that need repair, painting, cleaning, or yardwork.  Freshman Work Day was started by the Leadership program in 1992 with the goal of establishing positive relationships between Southwestern College and the community.  Since then, all incoming freshman have spent their first day as Moundbuilders doing service for the community.

"The service work on Freshman Work Day helps new Southwestern College freshmen connect to the Winfield community as well as framing part of the school mission for students to be responsible citizens and engage in leadership through service," says Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern.

To apply or to request services for someone else, call (620) 229-6367 and leave your name and phone number.  Applications can be found online at




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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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