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Redefining Professional

Young Professionals of Wichita is a membership organization with over 3,700 members. Our mission is to attract, retain, and engage diverse young talent to affect positive change for a brighter future. These members vary in terms of racial and ethnic diversity, place of employment, political…

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11 Hand-Picked Reasons Why ICT Millennials are Proud to Call The City Their Own

Millennials Market ICT to other Millennials

In an impromptu gesture, a group of millennials decided to take it upon themselves to help market the city of Wichita to other millennials through the form of an infographic they titled “UnpredICTably Amazing.” This group said they were tired of people bagging on their…

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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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Help Make Wichita the Opportunity Capital

By Sam Foreman, Klenda Austerman | 2016 YPW Chair

I dare you. Imagine a perfect Wichita community. One filled with limitless opportunities for your family, friends and business. What if I told you that image is within our reach? Skeptical? I believe itis within our reach. This transformation can only be achieved if we…

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Our Time Is Now

Calling All Wichita Young Talent

According to data analyst James Chung, the Wichita region has a bleak future if it stays on its current trajectory. At least, that was the message at a presentation he did last week for a group of young professional leaders as part of the #FocusForward…

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Quit the Cuts

YPW Board Takes Position on County Commission Budget Cuts

Last week we celebrated 10 years of uniting young professionals in Wichita. This week, the YPW Board is calling on its members to unite to effect positive change in our community by voicing your opinions on the Sedgwick County Commission’s recommended budget cuts. The Board’s…

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Top 10 Spring Attractions in Wichita

By Tim Brunson, Ambassadors Action Team Volunteer

  Great Plains Renaissance Festival (April 18-19, 10am-6pm) – Jousting knights, roast turkey legs, and the start of the Wichita Highland Games on Friday evening! What more could your medieval heart desire? Magicians & musical artists from the bygone era will entertain all guests, whether…

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Top 10 Places to Live in (and around) Wichita

By Jessica Williams, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Are you a young professional looking for older homes with more character, or a converted warehouse loft? Maybe you’re a shopaholic and want to be near the best shops to add to your wardrobe collection. If you’re looking to start a family you may be…

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Wichita Mayoral Elections Tuesday

Effect Change Today

  Voter turnout at the last Wichita mayoral primary was only 7.7% according to this Wichita Eagle article. Will you help us turn that around in 2015? National elections may be sexier and more attention-getting, but local elections have a huge impact on our daily lives…

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ICT Holiday Gift Guide

By Carly Farr, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Wichita has a lot of great places to help you check everyone off your Christmas shopping list. When you shop local, your dollars are staying within the community that we all call home. So take a minute and check out this list of local places…

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Asian Festival 2014

By Ambassadors Team Member, Ashley Abedini

Great performances. Delicious food. And a lot of peace signs. If you have lived in Wichita for a long enough time (circa creepy Joyland years), then you probably have heard of the Asian Festival. If not – it is a long standing annual celebration that…

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There’s No Place like Home

By Jessica Williams, Ambassadors Action Team Member

I grew up in the suburbs of Wichita: I was born in Derby, raised in Douglass and Rose Hill. Four-wheeling, bonfires and drinking beer before the legal age were how we passed the time. While my friends and I have memorable stories (which we can…

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Renting Versus Buying In The Wichita Area

By Matt Kochenower

My wife and I purchased our first home together just about six months ago.  Before the purchase of our home in Derby, we had been renting in the College Hill area of Wichita.  Renting had its upsides and downsides; home ownership has also had both. …

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Things to do in Wichita

When you have visitors

Are you having friends visit, but not sure where to take them? Are you looking to visit Wichita in the future yourself? Here are some ideas of places to check out. Events There is always something fun going on in Wichita. These are some of…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chamber CEO Named President of Charleston, South Carolina Chamber

The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, has been named President and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce in Charleston, South Carolina. Derreberry was one of six finalists and the Charleston Metro Chamber’s Board of Directors…

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iSi Environmental Services Makes 2010 Inner City 100 List

iSi Environmental Services has been selected for the 2010 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the United States. The list is produced by the Boston-based not-for-profit Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful…

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Wichita Named All American City

There were 3 projects that were included in Wichita’s presentation, Visioneering (inlcuding YPW), Opportunity Drive, and Mennonite Housing. Our very own, Heather Denker had a starring role presenting Visioneering and YPW. View the video of the presentation here! For more information, check out the tweets…

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Visioneering a New Central Library

Discussions Scheduled To Gather Community Input To help envision a new Central Library that meets the city’s needs, the Wichita Public Library seeks community input at a series of forums. Topics to be discussed include features citizens recommend be included in a new library. Different…

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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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City votes to fund Downtown Development

The City Council voted yesterday, 7-0, to approve $175,000 toward funding a downtown master plan and an additional $50,000 to make sure this plan also addresses transportable needs. The $175K comes from an exsiting “stabilization fund”, which consists of the savings from previous projects, and…

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Current news on Downtown

For your information and to those interested in downtown issues: At its April meeting, the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors unanimously voted to commit $175, 000 as seed capital for a downtown comprehensive strategy. It is anticipated this seed capital will forge partnerships…

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Wichita Ranks #1 Again

Peter Greenberg, author and travel editor of NBC’s Today show, ranked Wichita #1 on the list of most uniquely American cities & towns. Read more here…

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YPW Update

How many times have you wished your voice would have been heard? Like that great advice you gave your friend or the suggestion you offered to your boss? Did you really feel like you were heard and that your opinion was going to be taken…

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Wichita Video

A new video highlighting Wichita from digitalBrand.

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Tallgrass Film Festival 2008

The 6th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, October 23-26, features more than 100 of the best independent films from around the world, including 25 feature films, and parties with some of the actors and filmmakers. The events will be located at the Warren Old Town Theater…

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Why would you come back to Wichita!?!

by YPW Member Ryan Like many of you, I was moved to Wichita by my employer. You may be curious as to what this Midwest town has to offer and why anybody would choose to live here. It’s flat, there are a lot of churches…

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Happenings Around Town - August 2008

Looking for something to do around the area this month? Check out some of these events. And make sure you check the YPW Events Calendar as well! NBC World Series (Baseball) August 1-15 Lawrence-Dumont Stadium Chisholm’s Bar and Grill, Jazz at the Broadview Hotel Saturday…

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Old Town Warren

So by this point, the fact that the Old Town Warren has received a $6M low-interest loan from the City is old news. Oscars will close. Possible new conference space will be added. We don’t really have final word there. In an interesting twist, Bill…

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