Putting Down Roots

seeing wichita through fresh eyes, part 3

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

Ever find yourself yearning for an urban landscape, deep in the middle of the action, but not knowing where to start? The up and coming downtown corridor is just the place to start. Eclectic, unique businesses are popping up on every corner. Between yummy coffee…

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2017 Innovations in Business Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 28

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

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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My Wichita Favorites

seeing wichita through fresh eyes, part 2

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

Wichita is rich with adventures to be had and experiences to be enjoyed. Some well-known and others a bit more obscure. I have some personal favorites, as I’m sure you do as well. If you’re not that familiar with our city or haven’t really stopped…

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2017 Distinguished YP Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 28

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

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 ypw award finalists

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

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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2017 Community Service Award Finalists

Winner awarded at Founders' Day July 28

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

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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seeing wichita through fresh eyes

MY INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE WITH THE CHAMBER

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

Twenty-one years. That’s how long I have lived in Wichita. I was born and raised in the Air Capitol of the World. Good or bad, I have had plenty of time to form an opinion on this city. Growing up I wanted out, out, out…

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YPW Concludes YP Summit Hosting

Thank you to everyone who made this possible

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Kansas YP Summits in 2016 and 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. We were honored to be selected as a host organization, and are excited to pass the Summit along to the Manhattan, Junction City and Wamego YP…

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Candidate Position Responses

Special Election for Kansas 4th Congressional District

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

On April 11, Kansans in the 4th Congressional District will go to the polls to elect a new Member of Congress to the seat that was recently vacated by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. YPW was able to ask each of the candidates—Ron Estes, Republican; James…

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Young Professionals of Wichita lowers membership investment

Making YPW More Accessible

Meghan Madsen - YPW Marketing Intern

In response to the growing number entrepreneurial startup companies and freelance contractors in the Wichita area, Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) has lowered its membership fees from $150 to $65 for individuals not employed by member companies of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. This…

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