Social Pulse

10 ways to Achieve Musical Enlightenment in Wichita

By Thea Pajunen, Pulse Action Team Volunteer

Like it or not, the end of summer is in sight. To music lovers, this means that the tans acquired at huge out-of-state festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella are already fading, and the awe of being mere feet away from music giants at Riverfest has…

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Top 10 Things to Do This Summer

By Shea Zuckerman, Ambassadors Action Team Member

As we thaw from the deep freeze of winter, let’s look at what our city has to offer this summer for those with a drive for some sun and fun with current friends and soon-to-be friends. Check out this list of some of the best…

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Top 10 Reasons Winter Doesn’t Have to Suck

By Shea Zuckerman, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Winter…it’s marked by such memorable features as temperatures that make icicles grow off my goatee, skies that cast a lovely gray hue on the brown grass, and a distinct anger when your alarm goes off forcing you to remove yourself from that warm bed. I…

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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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Young Professionals League of Softball Creates Memories and Lifelong Friendships

By Sundee Dunn, Ambassadors Action Team Member

  August 2014 wrapped up the eighth season for the Young Professionals League of Softball (YPLS). YPLS was established in 2007 when a group of young professionals (YPs) realized there was demand for a co-ed softball league, and it has been a success ever since….

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YPW Mingle Tips

five ways to make the most of a mingle

By Sundee Dunn, High Touch Technologies Ambassadors Team Member  Attending an event where you may not know anyone can be intimidating, but if there is one thing you should know about Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) it’s that members are very welcoming. If you’re thinking…

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Boo's Your Daddy?

Pulse presents 2013 Halloween Party

By Shea Zuckerman Ambassadors Team Member Halloween stirs the soul and awakens the spirits in all of us.  Whether you come alive dressing up to look zombified and dead, sharpen your blade to take down a pumpkin, or get scared silly at a haunted house,…

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A Pulse on the Social Scene

The Pulse Action Team

By Shea Zuckerman Ambassadors Team Member While I am not officially part of the team, Pulse has made me feel like I am.  Their mission aligns similarly with the Ambassadors Team in that their goal is to create entertaining and engaging social events for young…

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Tailgating with a Twist

September Mingle focuses on favorite sports teams

By Shea Zuckerman Ambassadors Team Member Jenga is an excruciatingly frustrating game.  It’s a game made out of 3 wood sticks, rinse and repeat until stacked.  Simple yet complex to the mind.  Annoying and addicting in equal doses.  I wonder what would happen if we…

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Dining Out with Pulse

Il Ponte

by Brett Legvold Pulse Team Member In my time here in Wichita, I’ve come to know the city as one which has a wide variety of wonderful Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Regardless of where you live, you are probably close to an establishment that can…

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Diving Out with Pulse

Learning to Scuba Dive in Wichita

by Cory Theobald Pulse Team Member When I was in high school I had the opportunity to spend several weeks in Australia, and while I was there I got to see the Great Barrier Reef. We spent a day out on the reef, and while…

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Dining Out with Pulse

Fizz Burgers and Bottles

by Darren Murphy Pulse Team Member Wichita has the market cornered on burger restaurants. But if you are looking for great burgers and great atmosphere, look no further than Fizz Burgers and Bottles. Located at 7718 E. 37th Street North, it’s a nice alternative to…

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Around Town with Pulse

Old Town Farmer's Market

by Jenny Gautreaux Pulse Team Member Having only lived in Wichita a year, I’m always looking for new ways to explore the city. Recently, I visited the Old Town Farmer’s Market and it turned out to be one of the best Saturday mornings I’ve had…

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Dining Out with Pulse

Redrock Canyon Grill

by Bobby Gandu Pulse Team Member Where in Wichita would you eat if you were facing three weeks of no American food? I had a trip abroad so I was determined to pick a Wichita eatery that would suffice my American cravings for three weeks….

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Dining Out with Pulse

Starlite Drive-In

by Megan Junk Pulse Team Member Having only moved to Wichita a year ago, I thought that surely I was the only person I knew here that hadn’t experienced Wichita’s Starlite Drive-In Theatre. Come to find out, most of the people I know who have…

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Dining Out with Pulse

Wichita Pizza Co.

by Brett Legvold Pulse Team Member So, you think you know where to find the best pizza in Wichita—Knolla’s, A.J.’s, Papa Murphy’s, or Il Vicino, right? Wrong. Opened last fall, Wichita Pizza Co. has quickly become my go-to location for great pizza that offers a…

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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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Dining Out with Pulse

Noodles & Co

By Amy Nichols Pulse Team Member As the foam pool noodles return for the summer and temperatures continue to rise, business is heating up at Noodles & Company. With two new locations in Wichita, Noodles & Company is a casual place to eat featuring cuisine…

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Dining Out with Pulse

Bella Vita

by Ilex Gelpi Pulse Team Member Wichita is not necessarily known for having a large variety of locally owned quality Italian food. Typically your options are limited to a chain restaurant or driving 20 minutes south of Wichita to Mulvane. However, there is hope of…

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Dining Out with Pulse

SUMO by Nambara

by Darren Murphy Pulse Team Member Wichita is known for some great eating establishments. In fact, we have several good sushi restaurants in the city. Sumo is one of the best in Wichita, the atmosphere and décor is good. Conveniently located near E. 13th Street…

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Vote ICT

Music, barbeque, and voting—all part of June’s First Friday! Now in its third month, Wichita’s music crawl, presented by House of Schwan, KMUW, & Heffys BBQ Sauce, promises to be an event to remember as Wichitans start their summer. 22 venues will showcase 24 artists…

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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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Rock in the new year with YPW and Lip Survis!

One of my favorite events of the year is approaching shortly. It’s filled with am amazing time with fellow YP’s, casino games and this year, A LIVE BAND! Awesome! The Third Annual Debonair New Year Affair is approaching quickly. That means two things. 1. You…

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