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Annual Meeting

>> This event is open to the public. <<

Each year, the Chamber hosts this signature event, which includes a celebration of the year’s accomplishments, a review of the priorities for the upcoming year, and a presentation from a nationally-known speaker.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will feature U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, valiant leader and former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta.

Guinta was introduced as being “as humble as he is courageous” when he was presented with our nation’s highest military decoration—The Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions during combat in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. After Giunta’s unit was ambushed and pinned down by at least a dozen Taliban fighters, who fired shots from two sides simultaneously at close range, Giunta was hit twice while running into enemy fire to pull his fellow soldiers to cover. After insurgents began carrying away a fellow soldier, Giunta engaged the enemy, provided medical aid to his wounded comrade and ultimately saved a soldier from being taken by the enemy. His courage and leadership while under extreme enemy fire were integral to the team’s survival and led to his selection of being the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. He would later bequeath his Medal of Honor to his brigade, stating that it doesn't belong to him alone, but to all the men and women who served alongside him. A true American hero and the author of Living with Honor (Fall 2012), Giunta will inspire our audience with his story of unwavering courage, dedicated teamwork and decisive leadership.

TICKETS
To purchase a Corporate table, please click here. To purchase individual tickets, visit WichitaTix.com or call (316) 303-8100. 
For questions, please contact Alison Jones.

All tickets will be sent by mail approximately two weeks prior to event.

Corporate Table Dinner & Program for 8 Attendees: $1,200
Dinner + Program Ticket: $115
Program Only Ticket: $55
Dinner + Program Ticket (Military, Student & YPW Members): $60
Program Only Ticket (Military, Student & YPW Members): $20


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Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Rachel Douglass.

Previous Annual Meeting Speakers

2017    Gregg Marshall, Wichita State Men's Basketball Coach, and Dick Vitale, ESPN sportscaster
2016    Daymond John | Star of ABC's Shark Tank
2015    Charles Koch | Interviewed by Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe
2014    Condoleezza Rice | Former U.S. Secretary of State
2013    Jim Clifton | CEO of Gallup
2012    Robert M. Gates | Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
2011    President George W. Bush
2010    Brit Hume | Senior Political Analyst for Fox News and Former Anchor of Special Report
2009    Gene Kranz | Apollo 13 NASA Flight Control Director
2008    Doris Kearns Goodwin | American Biographer, Historian and Political Commentator
2007    Tony Snow | Former White House Press Secretary
2006    James Carville | Campaign Manager of the Year in 1993 
            Mary Matalin | Assistant to President George W. Bush & Counselor to VP Dick Cheney
2005    President George H. W. Bush

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