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Monday, August 13, 2018

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 
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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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Waiters Needed!


The chamber is seeking outgoing individuals willing to help wait tables during our event. Waiter pairs are assigned a table and come dressed in costume according to the theme. They decorate their assigned table and work for tips that will go towards chamber programs. Prizes are awarded to the waiter pairs that earn the most tips, are voted to have the best costumes, and are voted most entertaining by the guests. Waiters and waitresses must be 21 years of age or older.

Individuals interested in signing themselves and a partner up to wait tables at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner & Auction can do so by calling 221-2420 or emailing Megan at  

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.

August 30
State of Cowley County*
presented by County Commissioner Alan Groom
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.


Vike-Connected T-Shirts

With school starting soon, we thought it would be a good time to put in another order for Vike-Connected T-Shirts! For $12, you can get your business logo printed on the back of the shirts. Help us support our local Vikings!  Click here for order form.




The Chamber has left-over Kansas Sampler Festival and Vike-Connected T-Shirts available for FREE! Stop by and grab one! Limited sizes available.




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.  

Chamber Activities This Week

Winfield Main Street Committee Meeting
Monday, August 13, 11:30 AM, Chamber office

YP Writing Workshop
Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, $20 for YP Members, $25 for Non-Members, 114 E. 8th Ave.,  Register here

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, Noon, Chamber office

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Dinner & Auction Fundraiser
Friday, August 17, 6:00 PM, $30, Community Center at Baden Square, 700 Gary St.

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Chamber Board Meeting
Monday, August 20, Noon, Chamber office

Convention & Tourism Funding Review Meeting
Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 PM, Chamber office

Chamber Coffee hosted by KanOkla Networks
Thursday, August 23, 10:00 AM, Chamber office

Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at

Pooch Plunge
Monday, August 13, 5:30-8:00 PM, $15 per dog, Winfield Aquatic Center, 300 Main St.

K&O Steam & Gas Engine Show
Friday-Sunday, August 17-19, All Day, $5 Weekend Wristband, Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Ave.

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, August 18, 7:30-11:00 AM, Parking Lot across from Winfield Aquatic Center

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.



Wheat State Wine Co.
Grape Harvest
Saturday, August 18, 8:00 am

When our grapes have just the right sweetness, we gather our friends and harvest the crop that will become next year's wine.  If you'd like to be a Harvest Volunteer , please send your name, email address, phone number, and t-shirt size for each volunteer.  
Harvest Volunteers get:
  • Harvest t-shirt
  • Delicious lunch
  • Refreshing glass of wine
  • Lasting memories of a fun experience!
We begin at 8:00 am and are ususally finished by noon.  Each variety of grape is harvested when it is ready, so if this date doesn't work for you, we can put you on a waiting list for the next harvesting opportunity.  Join us! Email to sign up


Winfield First Presbyterian Has a Full Time Opening:
Christian Education Discipleship Development Coordinator

Seeking a dynamic individual with a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ.  Candidate must have a joyful and outgoing personality and be  an excellent People Person with top notch communication talents!  A self starter, motivator and a volunteer coordinator who exhibits proven capability to work cooperatively with all ages of God's family to coordinate learning, youth programs and large events.

This growing Faith Family has vital education, outreach,
and fellowship opportunities that impact lives and make
a difference in Cowley County and the world.

Send your resume to Head of Staff/Personnel Team,
1101 Millington, Winfield 67156.  
Pay is commensurate with experience.
Seeking a qualified candidate with both education and experience. 


Do you (or someone you know) want a "seat at the table" in leading the way for nonprofit success in Cowley County?
We need your help identifying individuals excited about working to strengthen our community!  It might be someone you know.  Or, it could be YOU.
Legacy Foundation has just been awarded four VISTA AmeriCorps positions.  These are 12-month assignments.  The selected AmeriCorps members will work with Legacy Foundation to grow grant writing, capacity building, and volunteerism in nonprofit organizations throughout Cowley County.  Benefits include health insurance, student loan forgiveness/education award (even transferable to grandchildren), and a living allowance.  Of course there is the added benefit of serving and making a difference in our community, as well as the fun of working with us at Legacy Foundation!
Not sure what AmeriCorps is?  Take a look at this video!
Anyone can serve. You just need to be at least 18 years of age.  Maybe you're taking a "gap" year or just finished college.  It might be that you've recently retired and, though you're ready to slow down, the rocker isn't calling to you just yet.  Perhaps you're part of a family where you're fortunate to have your needs met, so you want to use your time and energy to make a difference with your neighbors right here at home in Cowley County. 
Whatever your circumstances or reasons, if this opportunity sounds interesting, please contact Yazmin at 620-221-7224 or or forward this email to a friend now.  Our timeline for placement is short.




Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse Fund is soliciting grant requests at this time. Your request must be received in the Legacy Regional Community Foundation office located at 1216 Main Street, Winfield (KS) by Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to qualify. As updates have been made to the form, only requests using the 2018 Grant Application form will be considered.
Power of the Purse (POP) is a women's giving circle that pools donations to make grants to worthy projects. Qualified nonprofit organizations and service clubs are invited to apply. Grants to be considered will be one-time projects or special initiatives. Operating funds or overhead requests will not be considered. The 2018 POP goal is to fund projects that are innovative and have an immediate impact on the women and children in the Cowley County area.
Power of the Purse aims to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the community by:
  • Encouraging community within the circle and with those they serve
  • Educating and increasing awareness of local need
  • Building a network to catalyze positive change
Applicant organizations include 501c3 organizations, quasi-governmental entities, and service clubs willing to team up with a qualified organization. Organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology will not be considered.


  • Grace UMC and First UMC

Dry erase markers black
Dry erase markers color
Ziplock Quart
Ziplock Gallon
Zipper Binder
Hand sanitizer
Loose leaf paper WIDE
Spiral notebooks WIDE
Colored pencils 24 count
Adult Scissors

Make checks marked "school supplies" payable to:









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.


Lynn Street Bungalow
 Teri Spengler-Andreas 620-229-4306
To Book a Reservation go to

Lynn Street Bungalow is the perfect place for family and friends to stay when they visit Winfield.  It also works great for work related stays with Wi Fi, copier and a workspace available. 

Charming two bedroom, two bath bungalow built in 1925. All original wood floors. Existing bath completely remodeled with a deep antique bathtub with shower. New bathroom with a walk-in shower en suite to master bedroom which is the "Bluegrass Room". The "Sunflower Wheat Room" is slightly larger with new king beds in both bedrooms. Fully stocked kitchen with basic cooking supplies provided.   Security system with keyless entry. TV with DVD in living room and smart TV's in both bedrooms. Washer and drier available in the basement. You can relax on the front porch with you morning cup of coffee. Enjoy the lighted patio with firepit to toast your marshmellows for your smores or just staying warm.

Upon arrival enjoy homemade muffins and breads as well as coffee and tea provided by College Hill Coffee located only two blocks away. The Lynn Street Bungalow is located on a quiet street within walking distance to Southwestern College, Baden Square, the Winfield Public Library, William Newton Memorial Hospital, Physicians Pavilion and Winfield Fitness center. Wi-Fi with 2g and 5g access.


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:









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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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