Founders’ Day

Founders' Day 2019

Founders' Day 2019

YPW IS SEARCHING FOR THE BRIGHTEST, MOST CREATIVE TO PLAN FOUNDERS’ DAY! Do you have a passion for event planning and overall FUN?! This might be a great opportunity for you! Young Professionals of Wichita is looking for volunteers to help with the planning of…

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YPW Founders' Day Award Winners

On Friday, July 27, Young Professionals of Wichita celebrated its 13th Founders’ Day and presented the 8th annual YPW Awards. Founders’ Day is a celebration of the accomplishments achieved by some of Wichita’s most remarkable individuals and companies. We celebrate their hard work to better…

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2018 Distinguished YP Award Finalists

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT FOUNDERS' DAY JULY 27

Congratulations to our Distinguished YP Award finalists, sponsored by Wesley Medical Center! They include: Lauren Clary, PEC; Kate Flavin, Sedgwick County; Thea Pajunen, Fidelity Bank; Jordan Walker, Greteman Group; and Jacob Wayman, Cornejo & Sons. This award is presented to two YPW members who have reached personal…

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2018 Innovations in Business Award Finalists

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT FOUNDERS' DAY JULY 27

Congratulations to our Innovations in Business Award finalists, sponsored by Martin Pringle! They include: Renee Duxler, Aerial Style, LLC; Kianga Kelley, Simply a Lady Co.; Stacy Ward Lattin, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company. The Innovations in Business award is presented to a YPW Member who has…

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2018 YPW Community Award Finalists

Winner will be announced at Founders' Day July 27

We want to congratulate our Community Service Award finalists! They include: James Holland, Westar Energy; Roy Moye III, Spirit AeroSystems; Claudia Yaujar-Amaro, AB&C Bilingual Resources. The Community Service Award is presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service to their community. They…

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2018 YPW Award Finalists

Every year our members accomplish stunning things in their professional lives, as well as their personal lives. This Founders’ Day awards banquet celebrates the accomplishments of our up-and-coming young professionals and recognizes organizations that excel in their efforts to attract, retain and develop young professionals in…

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YPW Founders' Day Award Winners Announced

On Friday, July 28, the Young Professionals of Wichita celebrated its 12th Founders’ Day and presented the 7th annual YPW Awards. YPW celebrates Founders’ Day every year to recognize not only past accomplishments, but also Wichita’s bright future by honoring the exceptional individuals and companies…

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2017 Commitment Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 28

Congratulations to our YPW Commitment Award finalists! They include: Ashley Bandasack, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.; Lauren Clary, Professional Engineering Consultants; and Teddy Farias, Wichita Area Technical College. The YPW Commitment Award is presented to the individual who has attended the most YPW events from July-June…

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2017 Innovations in Business Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 28

Congratulations to our Innovations in Business Award finalists, sponsored by Martin Pringle! They include: Chris Callen, Builders Plus Construction and Grit Virtual, and Jennifer McDonald, Jenny Dawn Cellars. The Innovations in Business award is presented to a YPW Member who has demonstrated innovation in their industry, company…

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2017 Distinguished YP Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 28

Congratulations to our Distinguished YP Award finalists, sponsored by Wesley Medical Center! They include: Amanda Brown, Cargill Protein Group; Ebony Clemons-Ajibolade, Westar Energy; Christina Long, CML Collective, LLC; Keith Marshall, Kansas Air National Guard; Rachel Steiner, Friends University; and Daniel White, Allen, Gibbs and Houlik L.C. This award…

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2017 Community Service Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 28

Congratulations to our Community Service Award, sponsored by Davis-Moore Auto Group, finalists! They include: Allison Abedini, Fresenius Kidney Care; Jason Carlson, Meritrust Credit Union; Lauren Clary, PEC.  The Community Service Award is presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service to their…

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YPW Recognizes YPs and Companies at 2016 Founders' Day

Award Winners

Friday night, July 29th the Young Professionals of Wichita celebrated our 11th Founders’ Day and presented the 6th annual YPW Awards. YPW celebrates our Founders’ Day every year to recognize not only past accomplishments, but also Wichita’s bright future by honoring the exceptional individuals and companies who…

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2016 YPW Commitment Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 29

Congratulations to our YPW Commitment Award finalists! Finalists include: Tracy Anderson, Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball, Chtd.; Sam Foreman, Klenda Austerman, LLC; Zach Wiggins, Martin Pringle; Lindsey Wolf, Legacy Bank. This award is presented to the YPW member who attended the most official YPW events for the previous calendar…

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2016 Distinguished YP Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 29

Congratulations to our Distinguished YP Award finalists, sponsored by Wesley Medical Center! They include: Ambur Alfaro, Delta Dental; Ashley N. Bandasack, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.; Josef Hamilton, High Touch Technologies; Jonathan Long, T-Mobile; Dr. Chelsea Peyton, FAAA Hearing Lab Technology LLC. This award is presented to…

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2016 Community Service Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 29

Congratulations to our Community Service Award, sponsored by Davis-Moore Auto Group, finalists! They include: Amanda Brown, Cargill; Thomas Dalton, Textron Aviation and Jade Marie Martin, Klenda Austerman LLC. The Community Service Award is presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service…

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2016 Innovations in Business Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 29

Congratulations to our Innovations in Business Award, sponsored by Martin Pringle, finalists! They include: Chris Clark, Clarkitecture; Danielle Johnson, Wichita State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Jacob Wayman, e2e Accelerator. The Innovations in Business award is presented to a YPW Member who has demonstrated…

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2015 Distinguished YP Award Finalists

BY MEG FOREMAN, YPW PROGRAM AND MARKETING MANAGER

Congratulations to our Distinguished Young Professional Award finalists! They include: Ellen K. Decker, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik; David Hoffenberg, Wesley Medical Center; Portia Portugal, Dress for Success Wichita; and Jaimie Zellner, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation. The Distinguished YP Award is presented to two YPW members…

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2015 Community Service Award Finalists

by Meg Foreman, YPW Program and Marketing Manager

Congratulations to our Community Service Award finalists! They include: Ebony S. Clemons, Westar Energy; Thomas Dalton, Textron Aviation; and Tara K. Patterson, Emprise Bank. The Community Service Award is presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service to their community….

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Nominate Today

Recognize Outstanding Young Professionals, Companies

We couldn’t be more proud of our members, and we hope you are, too! Take a few moments to nominate colleagues, employees, or friends for the 2015 YPW Awards. In 2015, YPW is celebrating 10 years of uniting young professionals in Wichita. We are also…

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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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Announcing the YPW Awards Finalists

Inaugural YPW Founders' Day Awards

Congratulations to the finalists for the YPW Awards! YPW Community Service Award, sponsored by Spirit Aerosystems: Presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service to their community. They have engaged in continuing efforts to preserve and promote Wichita through their…

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Introducing the YPW Awards

Inaugural YPW Founders' Day Awards

Introducing the 2011 YP’s make big contributions to Wichita – it’s time to celebrate all that we do! The first annual YPW Awards will be presented at Founders’ Day 2011, Friday, July 29. We want to recognize the outstanding contributions that our members make to…

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