Event Recap

From MVC to AAC: An Insiders' Perspective

An Access Event Recap

It’s no surprise Wichita State University (WSU) students, fans and donors are excited to be part of the American Athletics Conference (AAC). Projected to have at least three teams in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, the AAC conference allows WSU to be part of the…

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What We Learned

Whine About Wichita Recap

April 1st, or April Fool’s Day, is generally known as a day when people make jokes, play pranks, and generally fool around for no better purpose than to tickle their funny bone. But when 119 YPs, City of Wichita officials, and members of the community…

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Enhance 2015 Recap

By Carly Farr, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Last Saturday, over 110 volunteers came out to help during the 7th annual YPW Enhance project. The Enhance Community Project is an annual community service event which focuses on enriching the Wichita area while providing YPW members the opportunity to give back to the community….

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Volunteer Mingle Recap

By Emily Reisig, Community Relations Action Team Member

On September 18, YPW members mingled with their peers and 22 nonprofit organization representatives at The Pumphouse Bar in Old Town. We had a nonprofit representative for every passion—from horticulture to financial literacy. Volunteering in our community is not only a way to make an impact on the…

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Volunteer Experiences: Giving Back and Growing Together

By Emily Reisig, Community Relations Action Team Member

According to the American Cancer Society, half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetime. Founded in 1913, the American Cancer society is the nation’s largest community-based voluntary health organization. One of the many fundraising events…

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Envision embraces visually impaired staff

in inclusive business model

By David Friedberg, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik L.C. Community Relations Chair Did you know there is a manufacturing facility that is operated by the visually impaired (some completely blind!) in Wichita, Kansas? Envision hosted YPW at its Manufacturing facility on South Water Street in Wichita…

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YPs Enjoy Korean Cuisine at Hana Next Door

Hosted by the Mosiac Action Team

By Ashley Abedini, CarMax Ambassadors Team Member Last week a group of young professionals met at Hana Next Door for our monthly Dine Around. I consider myself an amateur foodie, or fatty as my friends and family like to graciously put it. My big foodie…

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Board Placement Events Deliver Results

YPW Member joins Nonprofit Board

By Matt Kochenower, Cargill Meat Solutions Ambassadors Team Member YPW’s Board Placement program connects YPs interested in serving on nonprofit boards of directors with local nonprofits in need of a YP voice. Traniece Bruce, Pre-College Advisor at Wichita State University, attended the Board Placement 101…

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Young Professionals Awards Wichita with a Serious Party

Founders' Day 2013 Another Successful Celebration

By Shea Zuckerman Ambassadors Team Member It was a night to remember for awards finalists and fellow YPW members alike.  As I walked into one of the hottest event venues in our City, immediately feeling the charge of excitement for what the night would hold,…

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Successful Summer Intern Return Program Concludes

More than 100 interns participate

By Jessica Williams, Kwik Shop Ambassadors Team Member We can’t believe it’s already over: what a great summer for Young Professionals of Wichita and Wichita interns! More than 100 interns discovered why Wichita is a great place to live, work, and play after attending the…

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YPW Welcomes Summer Interns

Program kicks off with Wingnuts Tailgate

Intern Return kicked off with a Wingnuts game on June 6, when nearly 70 summer interns played yard games before enjoying the 1-0 Wingnuts win. YPW members welcomed the interns to Wichita, many of whom are from out of state. Interim Nexus Chair Chad Glenn…

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Enhance Community Project 2013

Chair recaps event successes

By George Hornbeck, Ad Astra Financial Group 2013 Enhance Chair 2013 marked the fifth annual Enhance CommunitYProject, a product of the Young Professionals of Wichita. On April 27th, with the help of 163 volunteers, 13 homes were just that – Enhanced. These volunteers dedicated their…

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Big for a Day

Volunteer in Training Event Recap

By Jennifer Collins Community Relations Team Member Last Saturday I got to meet a quiet, intelligent 10 year old girl who seems wise beyond her years. She is one of many children on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list. Community Relations was approached months…

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Fight for Air Climb

Volunteer in Training Event Recap

By Jennifer Collins Community Relations Team Member Saturday, I volunteered with YPs at the 2012 Fight for Air Climb at the Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University.  The Fight for Air Climb benefits the American Lung Association, and raises money for the research, education and…

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Hospitals of Hope

Volunteer in Training Event Recap

by Jennifer Collins Community Relations Team Member On April 3, I visited Hospitals of Hope with a group of YP volunteers to learn about their Clinic in a Can program, and see what we could do to help. As the first segment in Community Relations “Volunteers…

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YPW Ambassador Hotel Forum

On Tuesday, February 28th Wichita voters will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not to allow the Ambassador Hotel developers to retain a percentage of the guest tax (charged to those renting rooms). This past Tuesday YPW held a forum in which representatives…

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YPW Day at the Capitol

Event Recap

by Leadership Link Team Member The Leadership Link Team of YPW has committed to provide events that bring awareness to the importance of our local and state government. One such keen initiation was to arrange a day trip to the state capitol, Topeka on Tuesday, Jan…

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YPW Professional Development Series Feat. Todd Ramsey

Todd Ramsey, with the Greteman Group, spoke to an audience of 30 about the new media options that are creating incredible opportunities for organizations that are willing to engage and, more importantly, enter into relationships with their customers. You can find a snippet of his…

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Professional Development Series

Estate Planning

The topic for the latest Professional Development Series was Estate Planning presented by Richard C. Stevens of Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, LLC. The attendees learned the ins and outs of wills & trusts, guardian & conservatorships, and the various taxes that you can…

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YPW Lunch & Learn with Al Higdon

Al Higdon was our featured speaker at the first quarter 2009 Lunch & Learn (put together by the Access Action Team). He spoke about his career in public relations, how he came to start Sullivan Higdon & Sink, and lessons learned along the way. Here,…

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YPW Event with Visioneering Recap

Jon Rolph explaining Visioneering to a group of YPs. The “Review, Revise, Refocus” project Visioneering is currently undertaking to further advance south central Kansas. This meeting was one in a series of 20 meetings to reintroduce citizens to our long range plan; celebrate successes and…

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Stewardship in the Community

Last evening highlighted the blooming opportunities for YPs through the event “Stewardship in the Community: A Panel Discussion on Civic Involvement.” Panelists were Charles Eby (loaned executive & community volunteer, Martin K. Eby Construction), Sheryl Wohlford (President & Co-Owner, Automation-Plus, Inc.), Christine Schneikart-Luebbe (Dean of…

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Big Winners at the YPW Debonair New Year Affair

Congratulations to these big time casino winners at our annual New Years Eve party! Trish Inslee Erin Lewis David Wilder Abi Griffin Sarah Derreberry Nora Rodriguez Amanda Fawver Preston Brynn Julie Welch Jeff Gradman Thanks to everyone for coming out. See you next year!

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YPs Get Inspired By A Remarkable Woman

You may or may not know that October is disabilities awareness month. The group of YPs that met recently at Cargill to hear Cindy Lawrence’s story realize that for some people, disability awareness is a lifelong thing. In 1997 medical complications led to Cindy losing…

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Diversity Through the Eyes of an Air Force Major

Alaska. Seattle. Colorado. Boston. Germany. Alabama. Wichita. These are some of the places that Major James Eldridge Davis has lived throughout his life and his career in the United States Air Force. Each new place brought with it diversity issues that Major Davis had to…

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