Each year, members have the opportunity to participate in more than 100 events, allowing them to build relationships, learn from industry experts, and gain visibility for products and services. All of our events and programming are designed with our organization's focus areas in mind: advocacting, connecting and promoting.
If you are an expert in your field, enjoy interacting with business professionals, and are a Chamber member in good standing, we encourage you to submit a proposal to speak at a future event or program.
This signature event 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.
Each new year kicks off with this well-attended event featuring the vision for the upcoming year from the perspective of our new Chamber Chairman.
Chamber Issue Forum
This event sets the stage for up-to-the-minute, one-on-one dialogue with a guest speaker on an issue or concern important to Chamber members, area businesses, or the community.
City-to-City Leadership Visits
The Chamber plans an annual trip to another city that has figured “it” out to introduce our business and community leaders to innovative projects and best practices. Attendees network, learn, and bring home ideas that can be adapted and implemented in our community. The 2017 City-to-City Leadership Visit will be Sept. 18-20 in Raleigh, N.C. Learn More>
Contacts Club & Leads Group
These groups offer business networking opportunities, as well as leads and referrals, to non-competing business owners and managers representing member firms of the Chamber. Contact Kresta Dundas for more information.
The area's premier business-to-business trade show and networking event is scheduled for September 28, 2017 at Century II Expo Hall. Contact Rachel Douglass for more information.
Federal Issue Forum
Join other Chamber members for lunch and an inside view of Washington politics.
Bring your game and enhance your network at the annual Chamber Golf Classic held each June. The 2018 tournament will be held on Monday, June 4. Contact Rachel Douglass to reserve your team and get sponsorship information.
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, exemplary corporate citizens, exceptional commitment to the community, a striking architectural achievement, and an outstanding your professional. All of the honors have special meaning because each contributes to the greater well-being of our community. Learn More ›
Leadership Wichita provides an immersive experience that identifies 30 local achievers then provides the information and inspiration to take increasingly significant roles in the community. Participants craft a vision for the community; gain valuable insight into local government, economic development, education, and media; and interact with the key community and business leaders working to make progress in each area.
Since Leadership Wichita was introduced in 1983, nearly 1,000 local business, government and military persons have completed the program and have committed to become stronger leaders for our community. Learn More ›
Local Elected Officials Reception
A networking reception with elected officials from Wichita, Sedgwick County, and South Central Kansas – a virtual “who’s who” in local politics and business.
Four quarterly, half-day sessions designed for manufacturing CEOs and other senior level managers. This program allows leaders to leverage the knowledge of their peers to grow their own companies. Only 15 participants are accepted to the program, and topics include labor, risk, strategy, crisis management and other areas identified by participants. For more information, contact Angie Elliott.
A milestone event for your business organized by the Chamber is a free benefit (a $500+ value) of membership and one of the events we most look forward to here at the Chamber. For ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremonies, we bring the camera, official scissors or gold shovels and, of course, the ribbon! If you're a home-based business, give us a call and we'll hold a special ceremony at the Chamber for you. Learn More ›
These quarterly events are a valuable opportunity to interact with businesses in an informal setting. Enjoy food, beverages and fun while making new contacts.
Networking at Noon
A pure networking event, these opportunites allow members to stop in for a bite to eat and an hour of making contact before heading to afternoon appointments.
New Member Business Exchange
These bi-monthly events are described as “speed dating for your business.” Attendees meet one-on-one in five-minute rotations to describe their respective businesses, exchange business cards, and develop referrals.
Small Business Awards
The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrates entrepreneurship and will hold the 14th annual Small Business Awards in 2018. This annual program offers well-deserved recognition to small businesses for their achievements and contributions to our community by offering the opportunity to showcase their company, share their story and be rewarded for their efforts. Learn more ›
Small Business Owner Roundtable
Bi-monthly meetings held exclusively for small business CEOs. Each session is a facilitated, open forum for small business CEOs to share and discuss issues critical to the success of their business.
State Legislator Reception and Appreciation Dinner
Following adjournment of the Kansas Legislature, the Chamber hosts this upscale evening that includes a pre-dinner social hour, dinner, music, and an opportunity to visit one-on-one with your Senator and/or Representative.
Build your business and build your brand while interacting with 100-120 business leaders. This event is held monthly for current members at various Chamber member businesses around the Wichita community. Each breakfast event includes time for connecting with others and an educational presentation from an industry expert.
Taking Care of Business Seminars
Learn from industry leaders through these informal presentations, a question and answer exchange, and interactive dialogue with peers.
Topeka Legislative Reception
Held in Topeka during the Kansas legislative session, this reception is the perfect opportunity for Chamber members to meet and greet elected officials. This evening is a must-attend event for every business person who wants to be on the inside track where legislative activity is concerned.
An annual opportunity for members to build relationships with the Kansas Congressional Delegation in Washington and provide input about the challenges faced by local businesses. Contact Toni Porter for more information.
We welcome high-level executives who have just relocated or returned to the Wichita area to participate in Wichita Insight, an invitation-only program. Participants and their spouses attend sessions designed to help them establish new connections and become familiar with the community. For more information about this program, please contact Suzy Finn.
Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW)
It’s a great time to be a young professional in Wichita! The Chamber is proud to support Young Professionals of Wichita, an organization designed to connect YPs to each other, to community leaders, and to the many things to do and experience here. With an ever-growing membership, YPW works to attract, engage, and retain diverse young talent to effect positive change for a brighter future. Learn More ›