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I am thrilled that Cargill has decided to stay in Wichita. I am excited that my friends who work for Cargill will still be here. I’m also excited for what this says about Wichita- as Mayor Jeff Longwell noted – this is a validation for…

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Opportunity Capital: The One Billion Dollar Challenge


What exactly would it take to add a huge number like one billion to our local economy? To have that impact in a year, each of the 300,000 workers in the Wichita MSA would have to increase their productivity by about $3,300 – or a…

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New York Times Bestselling Author Jon Acuff to be Keynote Speaker at 2016 Kansas Young Professional Summit in Wichita

Hosted by Young Professionals of Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – New York Times Bestselling author Jon Acuff will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Kansas Young Professional Summit on April 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Wichita. Acuff will share insight into navigating change in an ever-changing technological environment, and…

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Tallgrass Film Association Named Nonprofit Partner in #ILoveWichita T-shirt Contest

Wichita, Kan. – Tallgrass Film Association has been selected as the nonprofit partner for the #ILoveWichita t-shirt contest. The selection committee chose TFA, which this year is producing the 14th annual Tallgrass Film Fest, because of its connection to the creative community, its economic impact…

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Dress for Success Wichita


Dress for Success Wichita is changing lives of deserving women every day, and for the entire month of March they are encouraging Wichita to show extra support for their organization. The mission of Dress for Success Wichita is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged…

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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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Visioneering Wichita Receives National Stewardship Award

Visioneering Wichita has been selected to receive the 2010 Alliance for Regional Stewardship (ARS) Organizational Champion Award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The ARS is a national, peer-to-peer network of regional leaders working across boundaries to solve tough community problems. Judges…

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Dowtown Market Findings

And Upcoming Events

Downtown Market Findings Event a Success! On January 13th, over 300 individuals attended Downtown Market Findings: Discoveries. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. On our website, we have placed copies of the Goody Clancy presentations on the hotel, housing, office,…

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New Website Launched

Go Play Kansas helps find recreational opportunities

The Visioneering Recreation Alliance has launched a new website: . Check it out! Go to to find interactive maps and more information about how to locate bike paths, parks with playgrounds and even where to go play disc golf. In addition, you can…

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Downtown News Flash

Check out the latest in Downtown news from the Wichita Downtown Development Corp: FINALISTS FOR DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN SELECTED Four firms, from Thirty-Two responses, have been selected as finalists for the Downtown Master Plan. These firms will provide public presentations September 22nd & 23rd, at…

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RFQ Issued for Downtown Master Plan

Innovative Design Team Sought to Develop 20-Year Vision for Downtown The City of Wichita on Friday issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), seeking design teams interested in developing a 20-year Downtown Revitalization Master Plan. A multidisciplinary design team will be charged with developing a bold…

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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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YPW Event with Visioneering Recap

Jon Rolph explaining Visioneering to a group of YPs. The “Review, Revise, Refocus” project Visioneering is currently undertaking to further advance south central Kansas. This meeting was one in a series of 20 meetings to reintroduce citizens to our long range plan; celebrate successes and…

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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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Visioneering Wichita

by YPW Team Member One of my favorite things about living in Wichita is that as Young Professionals we are given unique opportunities to shape the future of our community. One of the best avenues for this is by getting involved with Visioneering. Visioneering Wichita…

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Wichita Downtown Development Corporation

I, for one, am very glad this guy is here. If you are ever in the area of Douglas and Emporia, stop in to the WDDC and introduce yourself. YPs need to make sure we are heard AND seen.

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.