YPW's Vision 2020

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

For the past year, the Young Professionals of Wichita Board of Trustees, its volunteers, and other stakeholders have worked diligently on a revised three-year strategic plan. At the November Board meeting, the Trustees approved a new strategic plan for the organization, effective from 2018-2020. Over…

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YPW announces 2018 Leadership Academy class

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

Twenty-five area young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2018 Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. Leadership Academy participants were nominated for the class by members of…

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INTRUST Bank Arena Wants You

To Tell Them What You Want

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

INTRUST Bank Arena values the opinion of local young professionals, and would like your feedback on how to continue to be relevant to our audience in the years to come. Since the Arena is a huge contributor to downtown development and quality of place in…

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From MVC to AAC: An Insiders' Perspective

An Access Event Recap

Rachel Douglass - Wichita Chamber Director of Engagement

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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Young Professionals of Wichita Announces 2018 Board Members

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

The Young Professionals of Wichita approved its 2018 Board of Trustees members at a recent board meeting. Zach Wiggins, of Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law, will serve as the 2018 Board Chair. Lai-L Daugherty, of Butler Community College, will serve as the Chair-Elect. The complete…

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The Final Post

Seeing wichita through fresh eyes, part 4

Hunter Hogan - YPW Intern

We’ve discussed my favorite places and things, the thriving downtown entertainment area, adventures to be had and all the fab places to live in Wichita. You might be wondering what’s left. Are you asking yourself, isn’t there still more we can do? Well, yes, there…

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YPW Founders' Day Award Winners Announced

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

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

Suzy Finn - YPW Executive Director

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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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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