In 2017, the Chamber is celebrating 100 years of activation, incubation and acceleration of community-changing programs and initiatives. To mark the occasion, we are making updates to our home at 350 W. Douglas.
But the changes will be more than just cosmetic as we prepare for our next 100 years of leading this community. We’re initiating new programs focused on inclusion and education with a renewed focus on regionalism.
We believe education policy must be a top priority for the Chamber as we begin our next century. Our region’s future economic growth is directly tied to a skilled and educated workforce. We’ll be amplifying our voice and working to develop data-driven solutions that will have long-lasting effects on future generations.
Our diversity and inclusion initiative will be our second top priority in 2017. Retaining talent has been a long-time priority of the Chamber, but we’ll be digging deeper into this issue in 2017. We’ll be more intentional about including people with different ideas and backgrounds and we’ll be launching the ICTalent to connect job candidates with Wichita advocates.
Of course, all of these initiatives require talent, time and funding. Thank you to the companies and individuals listed at the bottom of this page for their investment.
The Centennial Celebration is a joint effort between the Chamber and the Wichita Educational Foundation.
If you would like to receive more information about the Chamber’s Centennial initiatives, please complete the form located here.