The Chamber > Events & Programs > Honors Night
Wichita has many outstanding people and organizations. The Chamber’s Honors Night recognizes some of our community’s finest, following a tradition started more than 50 years ago.
Honors Night celebrates an outstanding individual, an exceptional young professional, exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitment to the community, and a striking architectural achievement. All of the honors have special meaning because each contributes to the greater well-being of our community.
On this special night, the business community gathers to say "thank you" to our honorees, who are indeed worthy. In recognition of this fact, their names will be enshrined on the "Wall of Honor" in the Chamber building, forming another stitch in the historic fabric of the Wichita area.
Contact Rachel Douglass for sponsorship information.
2018 Uncommon Citizen award | Clark Bastian, chairman and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, and Clay Bastian, chairman of Fidelity Financial Corporation
Established in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have served their community year after year in an extraordinary capacity - making outstanding contributions to the civic and cultural institutions in Wichita.
2018 Spirit of Wichita award | JR Custom Metal Products Inc.
Established in 2002, this award is given to an organization or not-for-profit organization that received the Over the Years award at least 20 years ago, in recognition of its continued strength of employment, leadership, innovation, and community involvement.
2018 Over the Years award | Wichita Community Foundation and Yingling Aviation
The Over the Years award is given to companies and organizations that have exhibited a long-standing performance as good business citizens and are major contributors to our area’s economic well-being.
2018 Keeper of the Plains award | CrossFirst Bank
The requirements for this award include: aesthetic quality; improvement to the physical environment; visibility to the general public; and a well-maintained appearance.
2018 Exceptional Young Leader award | Christina Long, owner and principal consultant of CML Collective
The Exceptional Young Leader award provides premiere recognition of extraordinary young talent through service to community and noteworthy accomplishments. Candidates for Exceptional Young Leader shall have a history of demonstrated leadership within their job and philanthropic involvement. This award is presented as an encouragement for exceptional performance by young men and women.
Promoting Wichita Pride
I have lived in Wichita for more than 20 years, and I am always more proud of this city and its productive, generous people after attending Honors Night. -- Mary Beth Jarvis, Wichita Festivals, Inc.